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News for the week of September 10, 2023

September 10th, 2023

Hello Hill Families,

The first week of the 2023-24 school year has come to a close, marking a historical start with a few noteworthy milestones:

  • Early Years Program Launch: We proudly inaugurated our Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes, ushering in a new era of learning and growth.

  • U14 AAA Hockey Team Debut: Our inaugural U14 AAA Hockey team kicked off their season.

  • HILL Day: School pride was on full display watching our Prep Hockey team earn a win in their first game of the season.

  • Record Enrolment: This year, we welcomed our largest number of students to date.

The contrast between the palpable nervous excitement on Tuesday morning, as nearly 100 new students joined our community, and the positive energy by Friday was evident. As Hill staff, our aim for this week was to foster the sense of belonging within our school community, and establish our HILL expectations for the year.

Every Hill student-athlete is brave. Pursuing and committing to your goals requires courage and our student-athletes are commended for taking this first leap in attending The Hill. This school year will pose challenges, and we hope that the Hill family and our core values will serve as both motivation and support. In times of adversity, we encourage our students to lean on our dedicated staff and their peers, and these four standards. I encourage you to talk with your student about the meaning of HILL and what each value means to them.

Let’s dive into our first week with a full schedule with the same energy and excitement as week 1!


Tory Merrill


Upcoming Dates and/ or Other Important Information

Hill Academy Student Handbook

This year, we are asking all students to read through the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct (see below) with their families. We are asking that both student and parent(s) sign the code of conduct and then email or print and return it to the mentor leader before Wednesday, September 13th. You should have received an email from your student's mentor leader.

Power School Parent Portal

PowerSchool is our school's information system. Secondary parents and secondary students can gain access by using an assigned user name and password. If you would like access to Power School, please email for a copy of your access letter.

Wanted: Secondary School Student Council!

If you are interested in joining the Student Council this year, please complete this form before Friday, September 15th. Joining the student council is an opportunity to have a voice in some of the exciting events within our school and a great chance to create events that we have never had here before. Student council members will be selected by the staff and will be contacted about the first meeting.

Sign Out Procedure/ Reporting Absences:

If a student is absent or is being signed out early, an email from a parent/ guardian must be sent to

Additionally, secondary students are to email their teachers and coaches and cc their parents when they are missing class/ practice.

East Bus- Updates

After first week East Bus has morning time changes & Kleinburg location change due to construction.


6:35am / 5:15pm -- Foster Woods - Parking Lot, Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0

6:42am / 5:06pm -- Hwy 400 & Major Mack. - Carpool Lot Stop # 5749, Vaughan, ON L4H 2V7

7:00am / 4:48pm -- Hwy 400 & Hwy 9 Kettleby – Carpool Lot Stop # 3479

7:09am / 4:38pm -- Hwy 9 & Hwy 27 – The Breakfast Club at 6048 ON-9, Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0

Friday afternoon ONLY drop-off @ 6:00pm – 407ETR & KENNEDY RD (16 Main St Unionville), SCARBOROUGH

After- School Program:

Our after-school program is available for students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. If interested, please contact Casey Kirkpatrick at

Type of Care: Afternoon only

Price per Day: $20

Price per Semester: $1,600

School Hours:

Our Junior School and High School operate from 8:10am to 3:50 pm daily. To ensure a smooth and organized drop-off and pick-up process, we kindly request that parents and guardians adhere to the following schedule:

- Morning Drop-off: Please plan to drop off your child on campus no earlier than 7:45 am. Our staff will be ready to welcome them and begin their day.

- Afternoon Pick-up: Students can be picked up from campus until 4:15 pm. Clearly marked signs at the Main Building will guide you to the designated drop-off and pick-up areas.

- Aftercare for Grades 4-8: For the convenience of parents and the safety of our students, any students in grades 4-8 who have not been picked up by 4:15 pm will be directed to our cabin for aftercare services. Please note that aftercare services will be invoiced accordingly.

We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these timings, as they help us maintain a structured and secure environment for all our students.


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