COVID-19 Update

November 19, 2020

Dear Families,

During this time of gratitude, we are thankful that we have been able to continue operating our hybrid instructional model to the end of the first trimester. The purpose of this communication is to provide updates on the following:
The Hillside School Health & Safety Plan: Our Health and Safety Plan has been updated (pages 5 and 7) to reflect the changes in COVID-19 recommendations per the PA Departments of Health and Education. The plan is located on the Veracross Parent Portal and attached for your convenience.  

Attendance: The complete Attendance Policy is located on the Parent Portal and also attached for your convenience.  

Inclement Weather: If the school is closed due to inclement weather, distance learning will take place for all students.  

Hybrid Instruction: Hillside defines a hybrid model as all students in a class attending face-to-face instruction at the same time or participating in distance learning at the same time. Faculty members are not teaching students in-person and distance learning simultaneously in order to protect the integrity of the mission.

All of us at Hillside want to keep in-person learning. Our goal of increasing in-person learning remains constant. That said, the state is encouraging everyone to minimize social gatherings during the holidays. We ask for your continued diligence in following all health and safety protocols in order to help us meet our goal.

Best wishes,

Head of School