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School Guidance and Travel Clarifications: April 15, 2021

Dear Families,We want to highlight the COVID protocol updates that we have provided in recent newsletters. We are sending this separately in hopes of having more families take note. This is also a reminder that we do communicate critical things in the newsletter and encourage all parents to read it consistently. We have noted the unfortunate...
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15
Apr

New State Covid Guidelines for Schools: April 9, 2021

Yesterday afternoon the Agency of Education (AOE) and Vermont Department of Health (VTDH) released new guidance for Vermont schools, in effect immediately and for the remainder of Spring 2021. There are a few changes from previous guidance, which we have outlined below. New Changes, in Effect for HMS on Monday, April 12 We will no longer take temperatures...
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09
Apr

Increasing Flexibility / Re-Entry Plan Updates: March 12, 2021

Dear Families, Spring is in the air! We are proud of how we’ve been able to meet in person all year and of how accurately our plans made last summer have worked out with few changes. And now, as we near April, we are ready to make some adjustments.  We are feeling comfortable easing up...
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12
Mar

March 24-26: Spring Parent Conferences

It’s time for Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences! Depending on the program, conferences this year will be taking place on:  Wednesday, March 24 Thursday, March 25Friday, March 26  You will get an email invitation through Mail Chimp early next week to sign up for a Zoom meeting with your student’s teacher(s). The classroom teachers will later send you...
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05
Mar

Winter Break 2020/21 Extended

New Winter Break Dates 12/21/20 – 1/8/21 Last day of school Friday, December 18 Students return on Monday, January 11 The main considerations for these changes are needing to: Allow for safe quarantine time after possible increased travel/visitors/socializing over winter breakClose the campus for the final HVAC updates (testing and balancing) However, we still need...
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30
Oct

Oct 21-23: October Parent Conferences

It is already time for parent teacher conferences! October conferences are for all families, new and returning, from the Toddler Program through Middle School. Conferences will, like most things these days, happen over Zoom. Families will have received sign ups this week, and Zoom invitations will follow next week from your student’s teachers. There will be...
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15
Oct

Sept 21-Sept 25: September Parent Meetings

This is an evening meeting for all new and returning parents to learn about the upcoming year’s curriculum, program, expectations of students, and ways to be involved in your child’s education. This year, as with all of our community events, these meetings will be held over Zoom. With each program meeting taking place on a...
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22
Sep

HMS Re-Entry Plan Updates

Dear Hilltop Families,The classrooms, indoors and outdoors, are coming into being in their new distanced forms. Teachers have been very busy! And, as we gear up to start our daily health checks during next week’s orientation, we wanted to remind you of a few things. Firstly, we are being very cautious and careful as we...
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27
Aug

Re-Entry Plans: Fall 2020

Dear Families, I hope this letter finds you able to enjoy the summer, despite the uncertainty and ominous news from other parts of the country. We, as a school, have been working hard to develop our plan for Re-Entry in September. Here is Hilltop Montessori School’s Re-Entry Plan for the Fall of 2020. I have great...
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13
Jul

HMS: Learning from Home Handbook

We have been able to document what we are doing as a school and what each program is doing as we continue school remotely in our HMS: Learning from Home Handbook. This will also be provided in hard copy to every HMS family next week. We are working to translate both the sense of community...
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03
Apr
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