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WELCOME BACK!!! August 17, 2017, will be the first day of school for students.

USD 281 teacher duty days are scheduled for August 14, 15, and 16, 2017.

The first day of school for students at Hill City Grade School (HCGS) and Hill City Junior/Senior High School (HCJSHS) will be Thursday, August 17, 2017.

USD 281 teacher duty days will be August 14, 15, and 16, 2017. The first day of HCJSHS sports practice will be Monday, August 14, 2017. The annual HCGS open house is scheduled for Wednesday evening, August 16, 2017, from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm.

The following contains information for all employees working in USD 281. The first section is for staff hired by Hill City and the second is for staff on contract with NKESC.


Monday, August 14th, 2017

7:30-8:00.....Breakfast--Hill City Junior/Senior High School Cafeteria for ALL Staff. The breakfast is sponsored by the Hill City Chamber of Commerce.

8:00-Noon...General Session--Hill City Junior/Senior High School Cafeteria for ALL USD EMPLOYEES--Bloodborne Pathogens/Health Issues-Michelle Billips, (GCHD).

                    Confidentiality, Emergency Safety Interventions, and Suicide Awareness-Noalee McDonald-Augustine (SHESC).

Noon-12:45..Lunch--Provided--Hill City Junior/Senior High School Cafeteria

1:00-3:30......Building activities--Hill City Grade School: Faculty meeting and Lexia program updates (Beth Unruh)

                     Hill City Junior/Senior High School: Faculty meeting and Career Cruising

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Classroom Teachers Only

8:00-Noon...Building meetings: Hill City Grade School--FOSS Science--in cafeteria with presenter Janeen Brown (FOSS Science Consultant)

                    Hill City Junior/Senior High School--To be determined

Noon-1:00..Lunch on your own

1:00-3:30...All Faculty--Hill City Junior/Senior High School Cafeteria--Teacher Evaluation and Bring Your Own Curriculum (BYOC)

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

9:00-10:00..All Food Service Personnel-Hill City Junior/Senior High School Cafeteria

11:30-1:00..USD 281 Steering Committee members with President Diana Parker, Curriculum Coordinator Becky Richmeier, and Supt. Jim Hickel at BUCKS Restaurant


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

10:00-11:00..Hill City Grade School paraprofessionals in the Hill City Grade School Cafeteria with Supt. Jim Hickel, Tami Dubois, and Peggy Pool.

Paraprofessionals may work up to five hours in preparation for the beginning of school.


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