November 2022

    Administrative News

    From the Superintendent

    News From the Superintendent…

    Dear HD Community,

    I would like to express our sincere thanks to the Hermon and DeKalb Junction Fire Departments, who coordinated our Fire Prevention Day at the Hermon Fire Station on Thursday, October 6.  Our elementary students participated in a wide variety of activities.

    Our annual elementary Halloween Parade will be held in the gym at 2 PM Monday, October 31st.  Please remember that there will be no after-school on that day as well. We have no school due to a staff development day on Thursday, November 10, and on Friday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans day. There is also a half day on Friday, December 16, for Staff Development.

    Please note that Fall parent-teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, November 17.  You may call the guidance office with any questions.

    Thanksgiving vacation is scheduled for Wednesday-Friday, November 23-25. On Tuesday, November 22, the school will hold its annual “Go Home Drill.” Students will be released 15 minutes early on that day, and all students must leave school at that time.  There will be no after-school Monday the 21st as well.

    One of our goals this year was to increase school and parent communication.  Parent Square continues to be our main link of communication between the school and parents.  If you have any questions or comments about this program, please reach out to the school.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

    Mark White


    November 2022

    Administrative News

    From the Principal

    News from the Principal….

    As the temperatures get cooler and the days grow shorter we are reminded that winter is right around the corner.  This change in the weather also means an increase in the responsibility for students, parents and the school to ensure safety in and out of the building.

    Dress for the Season

    One of the best ways to prepare for emergencies is to have the proper clothing.  As road conditions change there is always a possibility of the bus becoming stuck or not able to operate correctly.  Please have students wear a coat, a hat and gloves on the bus.  This will provide them warmth as a new bus is sent to their aid or if they are transferred to another bus.

    Attendance, Every Day Counts

    As we near the end of the first quarter marking period it is important to remember the school’s policy on attendance.  Being present is one of the biggest factors in student success.  Students missing seat time will be required to make this up after-school. 

    Please feel free to contact me at school or through ParentSquare if you have any concerns or questions.

    Megan Foster
    PK-12 Principal