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August 23
Start Day Change

Dear Hillsborough, Elementary School Families,

We are looking forward to welcoming students back for the 2020-2021 school year.  As you know on August 13th, the Minister of Education released a Return to school plan giving directives for schools to reopen safely.  Each school will have an operational plan based on these provincial directives. The plan for HES (and all schools) will be available on Sept 3rd.  The plan for HES will be posted on the school website and it will be emailed to you using the email addresses we have in our system.

This is an important item you need to know….We are planning a staggered start for all students. Classes will resume on September 8th however not all students will begin on this day.  Students with the last name beginning with A-M will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8th.  The next day (Wed, Sept 9th) will be for students with the last name beginning with N-Z.  All students will attend on Thursday, Sept. 10th and every day after.  Please note…this plan does not include Kindergarten students. These parents have already been contacted with their start date.

A staggered start will allow less people in the building as students and staff learn and practice the new procedures required for a safe and positive learning environment. 

School hours remain the same. First bell is at 8:35 and classes begin at 8:40. Dismissal for K-2 remains at 2pm and grades 3-5 at 3pm.  Bus schedules are still being finalized and will be posted when available.

Staff will be returning to the building on Monday, August 31st.  Please call the school if you have questions.

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.