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The Hill Academy Newsletter- April 25th, 202

Message from the Leadership Team: To Hill Community, We are so proud of how well our staff and students have embraced every opportunity and have truly taken all changes and restrictions in stride. The HILL values and culture have remained strong as we have transitioned back and forth from in-person programming to remote learning and training, and we have witnessed continued growth and development in our student-athletes. We are so appreciative of all the support and feedback we have received from our parent community throughout this year. During this period of uncertainty, we feel it is extremely important to be transparent and communicate our plans moving forward. We do not know when or if our campus will be permitted to reopen this school year for in-person programming. As we have been all school year, we are prepared for many different scenarios and will be prepared when we have more information. With the end of the school year quickly approaching, as a leadership team, we have made some decisions. Our academic program will remain remote for the remainder of the school year. We are confident and extremely proud of our remote academic program. We believe that this is the best decision for both the safety and well-being of our students to not disrupt their academic routine one more time and finish strong in their academic calendars. That being said, if restrictions lessen, and staff and students are permitted to return to campus, we will prioritize in-person athletic and sport training while continuing the remote academic program. In June after the school year is complete, we will be conducting a full reconciliation of our programs and services. The reconciliation process will factor in: Fixed costs that remain the same include academic and athletic staff, utilities, building, property, and ongoing maintenance. Variable costs include arena/field rentals and services such as busing, food, sports game travel (that have not been absorbed), and lunch plan. Refunds will be determined on an individual basis and will be dependent on fees paid. We will make every endeavor to be as reasonable and fair as deemed possible. Those eligible for refunds will be given several options: apply as credit for the next school year, credit for summer programs, a donation towards tuition for families in financial need, or payment by cheque. We will be using the coming weeks to further review and consider any other cost savings that we can pass on to our families. We sincerely appreciate your continued patience and support. To end on a positive note, due to the generosity of our families, last year we were able to assist twelve (12) Hill students. We have communicated to you all the information that we know and we will continue to do this moving forward. Sincerely, Leadership Team

HILL Message (from Academic Director Rick Kunc):