August 7, 2020
Dear Hilltopper Community,
In line with the district's ongoing commitment to using varied modes of communication to share pertinent 2020-21 school year information with you, our valued school community, Superintendent Hanlon recorded a 30-minute VIDEO MESSAGE this A.M. to address the Week's Top 10 Hilltopper FAQs. We appreciate the open feedback and questions from Hilltopper families, parents/guardians and students alike, as this enables us to know the specific areas where we need to fine-tune our communications with you.
At your convenience, we invite you to take a listen to the above video message [click image or click VIDEO MESSAGE shown above] wherein Superintendent Hanlon discusses the following topics:
NEW INFO: Soft Start to 2020-21 in Orange Hybrid 50/50 Model: August 31, 2020 - September 3, 2020
Response Model Concepts Considered During Plan Development
(e.g. Why not automatic full remote at the start of the year?, Why not the Orange hybrid model for the entire year? Why not the Yellow Model for the entire year?)
Social-Emotional Impact of the Pandemic: Reinforcing District Support Resources for Students
Sense of Belonging/Unity for All Hilltoppers During these Extraordinary Times
When a Staff Member or Student Tests Positive for COVID-19: Safety Protocols and Confidentiality
Professional Development: Standards and Training for Virtual Class Teachers
Social-Emotional and Health Value of Recess and Lunch: Creative Solutions
Face Coverings/Social Distancing: Expecting Challenges for Younger Children & Supportive Response from District Staff
When a Student Cannot Wear a Face Covering Due to an Underlying Condition
Orange Hybrid Response Model & Impact on Students on Specialized Plans/Receiving Specialized Instruction
For those who prefer reading material, we plan to add the above FAQs document over the weekend, a document which can be found on our Return to Learning 2020-21 Plan webpage.
Please continue to reach out with your questions and concerns via [email protected], and we will continue to respond as quickly and comprehensively as possible. NOTE: School-specific communications are anticipated to commence in the upcoming week.