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Welcome Back - First Day Important Student Procedures

Reported by mike_dutdut@ipsd.org on 8/16/19

Dear Trailblazers,

We are excited to have your kids back at Hill for the 2019-2020 school year. Below are a few reminders for parents and students regarding the first day of school. Please take a moment to review the highlighted procedural reminders listed at the end. Be sure to communicate these to your children prior to the first day of school.

First Day of School: Monday August 19th

School begins at 8:00 am. Upon arriving to school all students must report to their designated grade level area listed below and check in with staff.
Students are highly encouraged to ride the bus on the first day of school. Buses will unload at the front of the building. As students arrive, staff members will be available to direct students to designated locations.

>6th Grade reports to the Upper Gym
>7th Grade reports to the Commons
>8th Grade reports to the Field House

Students will receive their IDs during class on August 19th

Please note: Students in band and orchestra will not need to bring instruments on the first day of school. Music department staff members will give further directions during class on the first day of school.

Drop Off Procedures – Parents that are dropping off students at school are required to enter through the staff parking lot and drop students at the sidewalk nearest door number 6. Parents will not be allowed to drop students in the front circle as this has been designated for our school buses. Students should not be dropped off prior to 7:45 AM (8:05 Wed.)

Pick Up Procedures- Parents will use the same procedure listed above for picking up students after school. The first three spaces in the line will always be reserved for school transportation (smaller buses, vans, or school issued vehicles)

BUILDING PROCEDURES 2019

Dropping off forgotten Items

If your child forgets an item, you may deliver it into our collection bin located outside of the main entrance. Please be sure to label all items with your child’s team number and their first and last name. Items will only be delivered during your child’s lunch period or will be made available for pick up after school. Please note that Chromebooks, personal electronics, and items susceptible to damage by weather cannot be dropped off.

Cell Phones and Personal Electronic Devices

All students will receive a Chromebook. These devices can handle all educational related tasks that will be assigned to students. Therefore, students will not need access to their cell phones or personal electronics between 8:00 and 3:00. Students may keep their phones on them, but they need to be turned off and out of sight. This policy prevents unnecessary disruptions to learning, student distractions, and insures that students are aware and engaged at all times. This policy applies to all personal electronic devices.

Ear Buds/Head Phones/Speakers

Ear Buds/Headphones are listed as a school supply requirement for your child and utilized as an instructional tool for many different courses. However, earbuds/headphones must always be kept in lockers or stored out of sight when not being used for instructional purposes. Students may choose to keep them in their pencil case, binder or pocket. Teachers will notify students prior to needing this school supply during class. Headphones are typically too large to meet the guidelines above and will not be permitted for use in the classrooms unless they are able to meet the requirements above.

For safety reasons, we discourage students from wearing earbuds/headphones when arriving to school or exiting at the end of the day. Student safety is a priority and we need to be sure that students are consistently aware of their surroundings and that they are always able to hear directions from our supervising staff. Personal speakers are not allowed at school.

Food Delivery for Students

Food deliveries from outside food vendors or delivery services will not be allowed. This includes the use of delivery services such as Uber eats, GrubHub, or similar businesses. Students that forget their lunch can charge a student meal onto their lunch account. Parents/Guardians may drop of student lunches using the procedures listed above. Please note that lunches will remain in the drop bin until delivery during lunch.

Visitors to Hill

All parents/guardians must access the building through the Main Entrance (Door #1). Visitors are required to state their name and the purpose of their visit. Additionally, visitors must provide state issued identification to enter the building and be signed in by the office staff. All visitors must be escorted by staff at all times. This applies to all times when students are present on campus (before school/after school)

Sincerely,

Mike Dutdut
Principal
Hill Middle School
(630) 428-6203

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