From the Superintendent
Dear Parents and Community Members:
Spring break has come and gone, and the pace of events quicken as we approach the end of the school year. Our capital project stands at about 75% complete and will wrap up early this fall. This year our emergency give-back days will be May 14, 21, 28 as well as June 25th. There will be no school on these days. Our graduation ceremony will again take place in front of the school on June 25 at 7:00 pm. Guests will be limited and will observe social distancing.
This school year has been challenging for everyone in our school community. As we reflect on all of the obstacles faced, we would like to thank everyone for their unwavering support during this challenging year. We are hoping for some return to normalcy for the 2021-2022 school year.
The 2021-2022 school year budget was finalized at the April 19 Board of Education Meeting. The final budget of $12,876,705 was approved by the BOE. Budget meetings were held in March and April to discuss the budget and the school district’s projected needs next year. Our district’s proposed tax levy increase is 0% for the 2021- 2022 year.
This year, there is one vacant seat on the Board of Education to be filled through this election. Ann Williams currently holds the seat. Also to be voted on is a proposition to purchase and bond two school busses. We will receive 90% transportation aid on this purchase.
The Budget Hearing is Monday, May 10 at 6:00 PM before the regular May Board of Education Meeting. The Budget Vote is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18, from 1:00-8:00 PM in the cafeteria.
- Staff Appreciation Week is scheduled for May 3-7. Join us in honoring the wonderful HDCS staff members.
- The prom will be held on June 5th this year.
Please feel free to contact us at HDCS if you have any questions. We will be happy to help you. All events are posted on our Website www.hdcsk12.org
From the Principal
News from the Principal.....
Warmer weather is just about here! This also begins our last push for the school year. This time of year the students and teachers begin to finish up content and begin the reviewing for final exams. It is important to remind students to stay focused on their work and continue to do their homework. Students should also set aside time to review materials prior to final exams. If you have any concerns, regarding grades please contact the Guidance Office. Final exams are still going to be taking place this school year along with select Regents’ exams.
As the weather gets warmer students shed their winter clothes for those that are cooler. Please remember that clothing of a revealing nature is not considered appropriate for the academic environment. Students will be asked to change the article of clothing prior to returning to class.
Special Events Happening
Please be sure to check our school website for special events that will be coming up in May and June and the restrictions and procedures we have for these events. It is important to us that we continue to recognize our students’ achievements and do so in a safe way. If you have any questions about our events please contact Mr. White or I.