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News for the week of September 3, 2023

September 3rd, 2023


Hello Hill Families,

This past week we welcomed both new and returning faculty members for a full week of professional development and collaborative planning to ensure we are well-prepared for the students' arrival this upcoming week. We are excited to kick things off with the students on Tuesday!


Orientation Week Schedule

During the first week of school, our primary focus will be on fostering a sense of community, solidifying our school culture, and smoothing the transition into this new academic year. Please see below for the schedule.


Monday:

Labour Day / Residence orientation


Tuesday:

First day of school; orientation activities in the morning, school- wide lunch, shortened classes in the afternoon.

Please note:

  • Students are permitted and encouraged to wear their Hill workout attire for the day, with proper running shoes.

  • Students are to be prepared to be both inside and outside, rain or shine.

  • ALL students will be provided a lunch from the school, regardless of if they are on the meal plan.

  • Secondary students will receive their timetables during lunch time.

  • Junior School students will receive their teacher assignments during lunch time.

  • Please bring:

  1. Laptop/ tablet/ chrome book that will be used in classes

  2. Water bottle with student's name on it

  3. Journal

Wednesday:

Shortened classes in the morning, and orientation activities in the afternoon.

Please note:

  • Students are permitted and encouraged to wear their Hill workout attire for the day, with proper running shoes.

  • Students are to be prepared to be both inside and outside, rain or shine.

  • Only students on the meal plan will receive a lunch. If not on the meal plan, students are to bring their own lunch.

Thursday:

A full and regularly scheduled school day. Coaches will communicate to their teams directly about whether the students will be practicing and if equipment is needed. There will be a school-wide assembly at 3:30pm.


Friday:

HILL day; modified student schedule in the morning, and all students will be bussed to Teen Ranch to watch the U18 Prep Hockey team vs. Academie Ste-Ceclie @ 1:00pm.


Pick up/Drop-off Times

School starts at 8:10am, and dismissal is 3:50pm. Please ensure pick up and drop-offs coincide with these times.


Junior School Supplies:

Please click the following link for a list of recommended school supplies before the first week of school.


Uniforms:

Please see the dress code below or consult the apparel guide for ALL Hill student-athletes.

In Class:

  • Hill polo

  • Black or beige pants, shorts or skort

  • Students are permitted to wear a Hill hoodie, Hill crewneck sweatshirt, or Hill track jacket over their polo

  • Male student-athletes' shirts must be tucked into their pants with a belt

  • Pants/shorts/skort cannot be plaid, have cargo pockets, or be made of sweatsuit material

  • All shoes must be presentable, clean and professional looking

  • Crocs and slides are not permitted

  • Students are only permitted to wear their Hill track suit in class on Fridays. Both the pants and jacket must be in The Hill Academy uniform and worn with a Hill shirt.

In Physical Education:

  • Hill work-out shirt and shorts must be worn

  • Hill hoodie, Hill crewneck sweatshirt or Hill track jacket and track pants can be worn over top

Other:

  • Hats are not permitted at any time within the school buildings

  • Uniform items can be purchased here: Uniform store

  • Uniform apparel orders are to be picked up by Friday, September 1st.


Privit

New Students:

  • You will be required to create a profile and fill out all information

  • Please note that you will need to upload a Physicians note stating that you are fit to participate in sport that is within 6 months of the start of school

Returning Students:

  • You will need to login in and update your profile

*** Please note that this must be completed prior to the start of school. Failure to complete will delay sport participation. ***

Click HERE for registration instructions.


Meal Plan

If you wish to be on the meal plan, please complete this form as soon as possible.


Transportation

If you require transportation, please submit this form as soon as possible. Please see below for routes and times:


6:45am / 5:30pm -- Bindertwine Park - 299 Stegman's Mill Rd, Kleinburg, ON L4H 3N5

6:57am / 5:20pm -- Hwy 400 & Major Mack. - Carpool Lot Stop # 5749, Vaughan, ON L4H 2V7

7:15am / 4:45pm -- Hwy 400 & Hwy 9 Kettleby – Carpool Lot Stop # 3479

7:24am / 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

6:40am / 5:15pm -- APPLEBY LINE & 407 CARPOOL, BURLINGTON

6:55am / 5 pm -- TRAFALGAR ROAD & 407 CARPOOL, MILTON

7:15am / 4:45pm -- HURONTARIO ST. & 407 PARK and RIDE GO BUS STATION, MISSISSAUGA

7:35am / 4:30pm – 1495 Sandalwood Pkwy E, BRAMPTON, ON L6R 0K2 (at Soccer Fields)

Guelph SHUTTLE VAN *limited space; based on first-come

7:15am / 4:40pm - Eastview Community Park, 186 Eastview Rd, Guelph, ON N1E 6X2

Alliston Nottawasaga Resort SHUTTLE VAN *limited space; based on first-come

7:15am / 4:40pm – Nottawasaga Resort Hockey rink 6015 ON-89, Alliston, ON L9R 1A4


Annual School Calendar 2023-24

Annual school calendars are available on the website:


Newsletter Distribution List:

These weekly newsletters will be the best way to stay up to date with the Hill community and upcoming events. If there is a different or additional email address that you would prefer for our distribution list, please email Julie Packard.

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