I cannot begin a back to school message without acknowledging all the patience, hard work, and support lent during the previous school year. I especially want to give a shout out to our wonderful teachers and staff who worked so hard to continue to adapt and make the most of a less than optimal situation. We hope last year was unique and we never see anything like it again. However, if we do, we will be much better prepared and ready to adjust again.
I truly believe we did the best we could considering the circumstances we were put in. We showed 10% growth in student proficiency from the beginning of the year to the end of year according to Acadience Reading, a universal screener of reading fluency and comprehension. Double digit growth is a good amount of growth for a school. To accomplish this in a pandemic year is a sign of hard work and accomplishment.
Hill Field is a unique school. We have students moving in and out all year long. We can only control the learning experience our students have when they are in our building. We have a great plan in place that has the potential to make a great difference in student learning. Our job will be to execute that plan with fidelity and urgency. We hope you will throw your full support behind us and work with your student’s teacher to enhance our plan at home.
Thank you for all you do! Thank you for your trust and support as we kick off another school year. I always want to encourage you to join our PTA. They will continue to do great things for our school. Together we can tap into the potential inside each of our kids.