Dear Hill Community, We are happy that this last week is behind us. Now the recovery begins for many of our families in the Hill community. Please know that our school and wonderful PTA is here to help put you in touch with resources you may need during this ongoing difficult time if you reach out. Austin ISD has published this continuously updated list of resources that you can utilize as well. For…

Dear Hill Community, Happy Valentine’s Day! It was so fun to see the celebrations this last week. We hope everyone is staying warm and safe this weekend. Please remember that tomorrow is a staff professional development day, and we will not have any students on-campus. This includes our on-campus childcare as Austin ISD has made this a remote working day for our staff due to safety concerns. We will be communicating if…

Dear Hill Community, February is off to a great start. While Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow, Dash Dillo did not as he emerged from his burrow on Tuesday for a 2nd grade activity. Therefore, we predict an early spring at Hill School! Please remember that this Friday, February 12th, and Monday, February 15th, are staff professional development days. We will not have students on campus these days. Teachers will not be…

Dear Hill Community, We are excited to welcome a busy February at Hill School! We want to get it started with some fun announcements. Our 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year is Coach Melissa Monreal! This award is voted on by her peers and highlights the amazing things she brings to her fitness space and beyond on our campus. She will be further honored later on in the spring at our annual…

Dear Hill Community, The support our families showed these last two weeks has been amazing. Last week we were still down by about 50% of our students on-campus from two weeks ago, allowing many of our staff to continue to work from home. As Dr. Elizalde stated this week, “Because of the improvements we are seeing on our campuses and in our community, and in consultation with Dr. Mark Escott of…

Dear Hill Community, We appreciate all of the support this week during a very difficult time in Austin. Due to the response and action taken by our school community, our on-campus student population was reduced by about 66%. This allowed us to have about 25-30 additional staff members work from home each day. Thank you all for continuing to pull together as we do our part to stop the surge of…

Dear Hill Community, We enjoyed welcoming back our face to face Dillos for on-campus learning this week. We are so proud of how seriously they take their safety on campus. Thank you all for your continued diligence right now at home during this COVID-19 surge in Austin. Please avoid contact with people outside of your household and keep your student(s) home if they show any symptoms of illness. For now, we…

Happy New Year, Hill community! We are excited to welcome all of our students back to learning as we begin the spring semester. Dr. Elizalde announced this week that we will follow our planned calendar and schedule this week for the district. Students will return to school on Wednesday, January 6th. January 4th is a student and staff holiday. January 5th is a staff professional development day and student holiday. Our campus will…

Dear Hill Community, As we end our semester, we want to wish you all a safe and healthy winter break with your families. As a reminder, our campus will be closed for the next two weeks with our office scheduled to reopen on January 5th with our staff participating in staff development. Students will return to learning on Wednesday, January 6th. As we did with the Thanksgiving holiday, we will alert you all…

Dear Hill Community, We look forward to a fun and engaging week of learning with all of our friends at Hill School as we wrap up an unforgettable semester. We will miss some of our traditions from this time of year but appreciate all the effort our teachers and staff are putting in to ensure this week is special for our students. With 5 days left until the winter break, we…

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