Dear Hill School Community,
We hope that your family continues to have a wonderful summer vacation! Before long, we will be back in school and with that in mind, we wanted to keep you updated on some changes to the 2017-2018 Anderson Vertical Team School Calendar.
In the Spring 2017, the Anderson Vertical Team Schools (Anderson, Davis, Doss, Hill, Murchison, Pillow and Summitt), began working with the AISD to become District of Innovation Campuses. AISD was recently granted District of Innovation Status from TEA, which allows campuses one option of requesting changes to the school calendar to increase teacher staff development and planning time during the school year. Research states that teachers need quality professional development and planning time to develop highly engaging lessons, which prepare students with 21st century skills. We submitted our plan to become a DOI Vertical Team and were approved to begin this plan for the 2017-2018 School Year.
We will be adding three additional Professional Development Days to the 2017-2018 School Year Calendar for the Anderson Vertical Team Schools. These dates are:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
On these three days, campus staff will be involved in professional development, teacher/grade level planning and vertical team planning amongst campuses.
Students will not attend school on the above three dates.
Individual campuses will work with parents to provide information about local daycares, should your child need daycare services on these days.
Soon, you will receive an updated 2017-2018 Anderson Vertical Team School Calendar, which will include these three dates as student holidays.
As always, it is the AVT’s desire to work collaboratively with our communities, so please, do not hesitate to reach out should you have any additional questions or concerns. We hope that by getting you these dates now, you will be able to make plans for your child on these dates.
We are looking forward to having a great 2017-2018 School Year!