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Monday Update - week of November 30- December 4

Week at a Glance....

Monday, November 30

Visit from State Representative Joe Gallegos - 8:30 am

Tuesday, December 1

Wednesday, December 2

Academic Seminar early release 1:35

Thursday, December 3

Friday, December 4

Awards Assembly

Cold Weather Reminder for Students

With the unpredictable winter weather upon us, kindly remind your students to dress appropriately for the weather. With temperatures near freezing, that means long pants, coats, jackets, hats, and mittens or gloves. Don’t let the sunshine fool you – the wind can make the temperature seem even colder! Classroom temperatures are impacted by the chilly weather too, so it would be a good idea for your child to dress in layers. We try to go outside for recess nearly every day – please send your child to school prepared for a comfortable recess experience. In the event of snow (!) your child will not be allowed to go outside if they have large areas of exposed skin (i.e. shorts).

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, we use the following methods to communicate information regarding school closures, delays, or weather-related changes in transportation.

District Website
Whenever possible, the District website will be used to communicate information regarding urgent and emergency situations, including inclement weather and school closures. Check the home page at for announcements and updates.

Flash Alert Emergency Notification System
The Hillsboro School District uses an Internet-based service for weather-related school closure information and to relay important information to the public in the event of an emergency. You can sign-up for Flash Alerts to receive emergency alert messages through email and/or push notifications to your mobile device via the Flash Alert app. Click on the link to be directed to the site for Hillsboro School District messages.

Local Radio and TV stations will receive information and updates from the Flash Alert system regarding school district emergencies.

Hillsboro School District app
Hillsboro School District's mobile app will be used to send push notifications in the event of a school delay or closure. Push notifications will also be sent for other important district-wide announcements. The app can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google play.

In case of inclement weather, announcements will be made indicating which zones will require alternate or snow routes for bus transportation.

Article about Math Achievement

Ms. Job, (who is our building representative to the district Math cadre) shared the following article with parents about the importance of attitude in support of Math development.

Holiday Gift Shop Needs Volunteers!

We are currently in need of volunteers for our annual Holiday Gift Shop, scheduled for December 9 and 10. We need folks to help set up, assist students with "shopping" and wrapping gifts, and tear down after the event. Please go to

to see how you can help!