Dear HDS Families,

After careful consideration, I have decided to close HDS to students tomorrow. Tomorrow was quasi-academic for students with a culminating assembly and early dismissal, so the impact on learning is minimal. I have been hearing from peer schools who are making decisions to close school while they await COVID-19 test results for some of their students. Let me be clear: we do not have anyone in our community who has reported symptoms or is awaiting test results

Students in Grades 5-8 have been working all week on their steel drum performances, which were to be performed during tomorrow's assembly.  We will be video recording those performances this afternoon and will distribute via links on our website or other means. Grades Kindergarten through 3rd Grade will postpone their STEM activities for a time later in the spring.

Thank you all for your continued patience and understanding as we work to carefully follow CDC and health department guidelines.  The health and well being of our community is of paramount importance.  

If you are the one picking up your child today, please ask him/her if all their books, packets, etc. are with them to go home .  

Susan Kearney
Head of School
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