Hawk Talk 1.8.21

Posted January 8, 2021

Black Excellence Plan/CSC:

RSVP HERE for the first CSC Meeting of the New Year where we will be discussing the “Black Excellence Plan” as well as student enrollment numbers for 21-22 school year!

Winter Sport Season:

Hey Skyhawk Families, the Winter Sport Season is upon us. DPS is working really hard to find ways to make the winter and spring sports season safe for our students. Although we are still working out some logistics, there will be a sign up sheet coming out soon for the Winter Sports. In the meantime, if your student is interested in playing a sport for Hill, we ask that all students have an updated physical on file before they can try out or practice. Please send all physicals to Ms Desiree. Here is the link to the physical form. The Winter season will start roughly on or around January 25th. If you should have any questions please contact Ms. Desiree, desiree_romero@dpsk12.org

School Store:

In preparation for in person learning, the school store will be closed until February. Please hold off on placing any new orders until then. If you have already ordered something before break please contact Ms. Desiree by email to arrange a time to come and pick up your orders. Any orders that were placed during break will be available for pick up in February. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Desiree desiree_romero@dpsk12.org

Community Resources:

Make sure to check out our HEALTH & WELLNESS for all community resources and events!


We are very excited to have our students return to Hill in-person! With their return you probably have a few questions.

  • MI Center Based Students-  Students in the MI program will be welcomed back Monday, January 11!
  • NEW Cohorts- New cohorts will be ready and shared with families next week! Students will not be using the cohorts that were assigned to them in semester 1.
  • Calendar for Return to In-Person- Take a moment to review the calendar explaining when students will return based on their assigned cohort and grade.
  • Arrival & Dismissal- Classes will begin at 7:50 AM and students will be dismissed at 2:30 PM. All grades have an assigned drop off location (refer to safety plan below)
  • Student Schedules-  There will be no changes made to student schedules, students will follow their current schedule when in-person and virtually.
  • Remote Fridays- All students will be remote every Friday.
  • Asynchronous Days- Once a month, Hill will host an asynchronous day to allow our teachers time to plan and support our students in need of extra support or with missing assignments. Here are the dates:
    • Friday, January 15, 2021 (Teachers preparing classrooms)
    • Tuesday, January 19, 2021(Teachers preparing classrooms)
    • Friday, February 12, 2021
    • Friday, March 12, 2021
    • Friday, April 9, 2021
    • Friday, May 14, 2021
  • Transportation- DPS is not providing transportation for secondary students, if you need support with transportation we have a few options:
  • Lunch & Water Bottles- Students will enjoy lunch in their classrooms this year, students can choose to bring a lunch from home or have school lunch. We encourage students to bring reusable (not glass) water bottles; our water bottle stations will be operational for refills when needed but our drinking fountains will not.
Hill’s Safety Information:
  • Hill’s DPS 5 Safety Plan- Here
  • Safety Protocols SlideShow- Here
  • Hill’s Safety Video- Here
  • Return One Pager (Arrival & Dismissal)- Here


DPS is expanding our partnership with COVIDCheck Colorado to offer free COVID-19 testing to students to support a safe return to school. Students will be able to take an initial COVID-19 test before coming back to school as well as ongoing screening tests every other week. DPS students and team members should use this link to register for a test. Family members and community members should use the community link to register. The tests are free, fast and reliable. Testing sites include Montbello campus, Abraham Lincoln, North High School, All City Stadium, and George Washington. Tests will be completed via nasal PCR test or SalivaDirect™, and results will be returned within 36-72 hours.


We are so grateful to our Hill Community for supporting Hill Cares and the Hill PTSA in December! Your generosity during Colorado Gives contributed over $4,000 for Hill Cares and other PTSA Programs. Your support through Colorado Gives along with 30 family sponsors, and individual donations ensured that over 300 children in the Hill Community received gifts for the holidays! Thank you for helping us make Hill Holidays a rousing success!


Regresando a en persona y cohortes:

¡Estamos muy emocionados de que nuestros estudiantes regresen a Hill en persona!

Con su regreso probablemente tengas algunas preguntas.

  • Estudiantes basados ​​en el centro de MI: ¡los estudiantes en el programa de MI serán bienvenidos el lunes 11 de enero!
  • NUEVAS cohortes: ¡las nuevas cohortes estarán listas y se compartirán con las familias la próxima semana! Los estudiantes no usarán los chorots que se les asignaron en el semestre 1.
  • Calendario para el regreso en persona: tómese un momento para revisar el calendario que explica cuándo regresarán los estudiantes según su grupo y grado asignados.
  • Llegada y salida: las clases comenzarán a las 7:50 AM y los estudiantes saldrán a las 2:30 PM. Todos los grados tienen un lugar de entrega asignado (consulte el plan de seguridad a continuación)
  • Horarios de los estudiantes: no se realizarán cambios en los horarios de los estudiantes, los estudiantes seguirán su horario actual cuando estén en persona y virtualmente.
  • Viernes a distancia: todos los estudiantes estarán a distancia todos los viernes.
  • Días asincrónicos: una vez al mes, Hill organizará un día asincrónico, esto les dará tiempo a nuestros maestros para planificar y apoyar a nuestros estudiantes que necesitan apoyo adicional o con tareas faltantes. Aquí están las fechas:
    • Viernes, 15 de enero de 2021 (Maestros preparando aulas)
    • Martes 19 de enero de 2021 (Maestros preparando aulas)
    • Viernes, 12 de febrero de 2021
    • Viernes, 12 de marzo de 2021
    • Viernes, 9 de abril de 2021
    • Viernes, 14 de mayo de 2021
  • Transporte: DPS no proporciona transporte para estudiantes de secundaria, si necesita apoyo con el transporte, tenemos algunas opciones:
    • Pases de autobús RTD: comuníquese con Lilly Brown; Lillian_Brown@dpsk12.org o 720-423-9777
    • Regístrese en SchoolPool, una herramienta que lo conectará para compartir el automóvil dentro de la comunidad de Hill.
  • Almuerzo y botellas de agua: los estudiantes disfrutarán del almuerzo en sus salones de clases este año, los estudiantes pueden elegir traer un almuerzo de casa o almorzar en la escuela. Animamos a los estudiantes a traer botellas de agua reutilizables (no de vidrio); Nuestras estaciones de botellas de agua estarán operativas para rellenar cuando sea necesario, pero nuestras fuentes de agua potable no.
Información de seguridad de Hill:
  • Plan de seguridad DPS 5 de Hill: aquí
  • Protocolos de seguridad Presentación de diapositivas: aquí
  • Video de seguridad de Hill: aquí
  • Devolver un buscapersonas (llegada y salida): aquí