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    Please note there has been a change in the meeting dates for the Hillcrest Parent/Student evening.  The dates are now
    Tuesday, March 31st @ 5:30 pm
    Wednesday, April 1st @ 5:30 pm
     
     Parent Meetings for Rising 9th Graders
    Parent orientation meetings have been scheduled at Hillcrest High School on Tuesday March 31st and Wednesday April 1st.  The meetings will take place in the Hillcrest High School cafeteria starting at 5:30 p.m.
     
    Hillcrest High School Theatre Try-outs
    Hillcrest HS needs a few performers that are Elementary-Middle School age to perform in their Spring production of To Kill A Mockingbird.  See the details below or call Mr. Brent Jones at 792-8275.
    AUDITIONS!!
     March 10 & 11 from 3:30-5:00 (possible callbacks March 12th)
    • Roles are available for students from 3rd-12th grade!
    • Show performance dates: April 30-May 2
    • Just be familiar with the story and the characters and be prepared to show your ability to play the characters by reading assigned selections from the script with proper expression.
    • All rehearsals in the afternoon after school (with the exception of MAYBE a few) 
     
     Check-Out What's New on the
    DMS Library Page...e-books!
    There are three e-books that can be accessed via the DMS library webpage.  Here's how...
    Click the Parent Info tab, then Library Media Center, then Library e-books.  To login, type guestdms as both the username and password.  The three books available are After Eli, Cinder and Flora& Ulysses.  However only one user can read these books at a time.  If the book is unavailable then it is currently in use so try back another time.  Direct any questions to Mrs. Shepherd in the library (342-2830  ext.4)

    Morning Drop Off Update

    As you know we have instituted a new morning drop off procedure.  We have received many positive comments about this new system and we appreciate you working with us as we try to develop the most safe and efficient way to drop off students in the morning.  This is a work in progress and we may be tweaking the system slightly in the coming days and weeks to try and ensure that students enter the building safely and cars are able to move quickly through the line. If you have any ideas or suggestions for ways that we could improve the system, please feel free to contact me here at school.  Thank you again for your patience and cooperation.  
     Morning Drop Off Procedure
    Many of you have noticed that we have changed our morning drop off procedure for car riders.  We are now requiring all cars to pull all the way to the end of the awning to drop off students.  We do not allow students to exit their cars before the crosswalk.  This mirrors our pick-up procedure and is being done to ensure the safety of our students.  Also, by requiring cars to pull to the end of the awning we are able to keep the line of cars moving and prevent traffic from backing up.  Please help us ensure the safety of our students and follow these new procedures.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding this issue, please feel free to contact me at school.  Mr. Michael Tilford, Assistant Principal
     
     
     
    In an effort to maximize instructional time and productivity, beginning Monday, September 15, 2014 no student may be checked out after 2:30pm.  Thank you! 
     
     
    The Tuscaloosa County School System says:
     Go to School. The First Day. Every Day. All Day. #Go2Schl
    #Go2Schl will be used to allow people to follow our tweets and statuses concerning attendance via social media.
     
     
    Only one form for each household is needed even if children are in different schools.  
     
     
      
    Notice to Tuscaloosa County School System Families:
    Along with maintaining our instructional program, student safety remains as our greatest concern. In times of threatening conditions due to severe weather, we have developed a plan throughout the Tuscaloosa County School System to allow for a delayed opening of school. If such action is required, the time for the opening of school will be announced through all normal media outlets, system website, and parent notification system. Bus transportation schedules will be adjusted to allow for the delay and breakfast will be offered upon students' arrival to school. Schools will follow their regular afternoon dismissal plan. If absences are related due to severe weather, please contact your local school administrators.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
                                 
     
     
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