The Hill Academy Newsletter- September 27th, 2020

HILL Message:

This week, along with schools and communities across Canada, we will be participating in the 40th Anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope. 

Terry Fox is a true Canadian hero as an athlete, humanitarian and activist. On his run to raise money and awareness for cancer research, he ran the equivalent of a marathon a day for 143 days; which was an incredible accomplishment. Terry ultimately succumbed to this terrible and widespread disease, that has touched so many near to all of us. 

One of the L's in the HILL acronym stands for Legacy. His legacy continues to be a large part of Canadian culture. Every year, schools across the country honour his legacy through an organized run. 

Quote of the Week:

"Dreams are made possible if you try." 

Terry Fox

Other Notes and Important Information:

Terry Fox Run:

This message is from the PG Leadership class. On Thursday, October 1st, The Hill Academy will participate in the annual Terry Fox run. Students will be participating in the event during their designated gym period. The period will start with a presentation about Terry Fox and the importance of the event, then students will warm up with the gym coaches, and then run through the campus. Students are advised to be prepared for any kind of weather and to bring their best effort.

The PG class will be collecting donations all week in person and via e-transfer. The email for the e-transfer is: ​​. If you send money via e transfer please send a message saying, “Terry Fox”, and make the password “terryfox” (no spaces and all lower case). We are looking forward to having a great day. See you all there!

Orange Shirt Day:

It is Orange Shirt Day on Wednesday, September 30th. Every student is encouraged to wear an orange shirt to school. The purpose of this day is to educate and raise awareness of the Indigenous residential school system and the impact it has had on Indigenous communities for over a century. On this day we acknowledge that every child matters and is important.

Daily Attendance:

If your son or daughter is absent, you are to email: In your email, please state the reasoning for why the student is not on-campus. If an email has not been received, the absence will be recorded as un-excused and you will receive a notification.

Students being picked up throughout the day for appointments, etc must notify the night before.

If a student and/ or anyone in their household are experiencing symptoms; students are not to come on campus. Students have been trained on the Hy-Flex model and can tune into their classes remotely or complete their coursework asynchronously.

Allergies/Health history

All students who have serious and/or life-threatening allergies must report those allergies to our administration. In order to make sure we have the appropriate staff alerted, please email christy.flynn@thehillacdemy with the student's name, specific allergy and reaction as well whether or not the student has an epi-pen (and/or other medicines) with them during the school day. 

Fire Drill

The Hill Academy will have a fire drill on Wednesday, September 30th. This will be done in accordance with the health and safety regulations put forth from the Ministry of Education. Students will be released in small groups to familiarize them with the process.