Hillcrest Family Newsletter

August 24th, 2020

August 24th Families

Infinite Campus Registration

On top of completing the Elementary Enrollment Form, all families will complete our yearly registration processes in Infinite Campus. You should have gotten an email today from the district asking you complete this process now. Be sure to double check your contacts and emergency contact information for your child. In the event of a classroom quarantine or school shutdown, information will be sent home via automated systems. If your child becomes ill at school, we will reach out to all emergency contacts until we reach someone who is able to come and pick them up. Students who are attending eAchieve and SDW Virtual will need to complete this process as well.

Open House and Curbside Kickoff- Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Virtual Open House, 2:00-4:00 PM: All face to face students and families will have a chance to participate in a Webex meeting with their child's teacher. These 15 minute presentations will allow students to meet their teacher and see the classroom. After the presentation, teachers will answer questions for families. More information and the link to your teacher's presentation will come later this week. The presentation will be recorded for families who aren't able to join at the time slot.

-2:00 PM - Kinder

-2:15 PM - 1st Gr

-2:30 PM - 2nd Gr

-3:00 PM - 3rd Gr

-3:15 PM - 4th Gr

-3:30 PM - 5th Gr

-3:45 PM - 4K

Curbside Kickoff, 4:00-6:00 PM: Later that afternoon, all families are encouraged to stop by our curbside kickoff to honk and wave at our staff and drop off school supplies. We are asking families to schedule their time during the time spans listed below but feel free to come whenever it works for you.

4:00-4:30pm → Last Names A-F

4:30-5:00pm → Last Names G-K

5:00-5:30pm → Last Names L-R

5:30-6:00pm → Last Names S-Z

Curbside Kickoff To Do:

  • Bring school supplies to drop off (Face to Face)

  • Take Your School Picture (Face to Face and Virtual) Schedule a Time; Order Pictures

  • Wave to your teacher (Face to Face)

  • Pick up iPad (5K Virtual Only)

See you soon!

Message to Hillcrest SDW Virtual Families

The district is still working through the enrollment in Infinite Campus for all families so you will continue to get our email and communication for awhile. At some point, your child's virtual teacher will reach out to introduce themselves and give you more information.

We have the iPads for the virtual 5K students. You are able to pick them up at our Curbside Kickoff Event. Just pull up to the station and give them your child's name. We do not have 4K iPads at this time and may not have them before the event.

We have had families asking about school supplies. My recommendation is to go ahead and purchase the same supplies that are on the Hillcrest list for your grade level. Many of the supplies are similar across the district and your child will have many of the same learning opportunities that our face to face students will have.

Outdoor Picture Day - Thursday, August 27th - By Appointment

Photographers will be on site Thursday, August 27th for any family wanting school pictures taken before school starts. These appointments will be by appointment only and you can sign up HERE. To order prints, please click HERE. Families need to stay in their car during until their appointment time and they will be invited to picture area once the photographers are ready for you. Please use the circle drive at Door #2 for pulling up and parking. Masks must be worn by everyone attending and students will be asked to remove their mask just before the picture is taken. We hope to host an in-school make-up photo day at a later date.

School Wide Procedures

We have some new procedures to put into place this year and we appreciate your help in keeping students and staff safe.

Please take time to review the Family Guidebook with your child. This outlines many of the procedures and there are quite a few items that are different this year. Teachers and staff will be teaching learners throughout the first days of school but this helps your child have a preview of their day.

In addition, for your review, is the SDW COVID Mitigations document. We are committed to adhering to the district nurses' guidance on how we adjust our practices to meet CDC and Wisconsin DPI guidance. Our school board is still writing and adopting these practices into policy.

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