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The Hill Academy Newsletter- February 14th, 2021

February 14th, 2021 HILL Message (from Academic Director Rick Kunc): We are all excited about Tuesday. Getting back on campus, seeing friends, teammates, coaches, and teachers. This is what we all want. So, we need to be our best. We need to wear our masks and wear them properly. We need to wear them on the bus, in the hallways, in class, outside, all the time. We need to socially distance and wash our hands. We must be our best at this because anything else can lead to an outbreak and have us home again. I often reflect on “what” and “now what”. We rarely control the “what”. In this case, we are living through a pandemic and there are rules we must follow. We can control the “now what”. In this case, follow the rules and do everything we can in our power to prevent COVID-19 from spreading at The Hill. If we all take the hard road, take no shortcuts and do what we need to do, we are more likely to enjoy a face to face school and athletic environment to finish the school year. Quote of the Week: There are no shortcuts to any place worth going to. -Beverly Sills – American Opera singer ____________________________________________________________________________

Other Notes and Important Information: Pink Shirt Day and Contest! February 24th, 2021 is Pink Shirt Day! In an effort to promote anti-bullying in positive school, work and home spaces, the organizers of pink shirt day encourage everyone to wear pink on this day to show commitment to the teaching of “empathy, compassion, and kindness”. Visit the website for Pink Shirt Day here.

The winners of the Pink Shirt Day contest are Zachary Stride and Tyler Tyczka! The designs are both so good, we have created a t-shirt that combines their designs. T-shirts will sell for $20.00 - profits from each t-shirt will be donated to the Pink Shirt day organization. Orders must be placed by end of day Thursday, Februa