Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding as we work together for the health, safety and well-being of everyone in our community. We will use this page as a resource for information pertaining to distance learning for our Summer, Tutoring, and School programs.
Distance learning and remote operations for Hill School will continue through June 2, 2020. Hill School will continue to follow the 2019-2020 school calendar for holidays, faculty workdays, and professional development days.
- Teaching and learning continues, but it looks and feels different.
- Synchronous lessons and learning will be important to connect with students and adjust instructional objectives.
- Asynchronous learning opportunities provide students with an independent work block and to allow for schedule flexibility.
- Each level (lower, middle, and upper) has a unique schedule/routine to engage the students in an age-appropriate manner.
- Consistent, predictable methods of communicating with families are critical.
- Methods of assessing students and communicating student progress will include conferences, video chats, traditional assignments, and more.
Platforms used and technology requirements for Distance Learning will vary per grade level. In addition to the platforms listed below, Hill will continue to use other instruction technologies, such as MobyMax, IXL, and Membean. The Hill Tech Team is available for faculty, students, and parents who need tech support related to distance learning. Students, parents, and employees needing tech assistance should send an email ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Lower School (K-5): Students utilize Seesaw for receiving and uploading assignments and Google Meet to engage in synchronous learning with the teacher. Internet access, a school-issued iPad, and a space to complete work are required.
- Middle School (6-8): Students utilize Google Classroom for receiving and uploading assignments and Google Meet to engage in synchronous learning. Internet access, a computer or an iPad, and a space to complete work are required.
- Upper School (9-12): Students utilize Google Classroom for receiving and uploading assignments and Google Meet to engage in synchronous learning. Internet access, a computer or an iPad, and a space to complete work are required.
Distance Learning requires a unique partnership between the School and families. Flexibility, creativity, problem-solving, communication, and a growth mindset are critical for successful distance learning experiences.
Distance Learning Testimonials
It's times like these that make us realize how fortunate we are to be able to send our children to Hill. You've done an amazing job of pulling together well-organized, sophisticated distance learning programs.
We appreciate the speed with which Hill got up and running to get the kids continuity and so families could wrap their brains around the plan early on.
We feel so lucky and are SO happy that our son has this class to start his weekdays. He has really gotten into a wonderful routine--thank you for making it easy.