HES News

Friday, October 16, 2020

Additional information and details can also be located on our website https://hardwick.ossu.org.  If you have questions, please call the office and leave a message on Christine's voicemail (472-2599) or email at cgifford@ossu.org. Staff are checking their voicemail and email during normal school hours. 


Hello Hardwick Families,

As we prepare to enter our 7th week of school there is a lot to celebrate but we still face a number of challenges. A current challenge is how can we accommodate additional in person learners in grades that are at capacity given our current physical distancing guidelines. I expect this will become a more significant challenge when parents are given a choice at the end of trimester 1 (November 24th) on the learning model for their children. With that in mind, I’ll be sending out a survey at the end of October for parents to indicate their prefered learning model. We will then plan for trimester 2 based on the results. 


Parent input forum - Morning Routine Parent Input - Church Parking lot drop off

I invite you to join me and provide input around the morning drop off routines. We are considering making some changes to make the process safer for kids and adults. The virtual meeting will take place Thursday at 5:30. You can access using the following link or phone number.  

Google Meet


Join by phone

‪(US) +1 406-640-8141‬ PIN: ‪232 285 932‬#


Picture Day

Picture Day will be on Wednesday, October 21st. We sent out picture packets last week so check those backpacks! You can order by using the order form or  online using our Picture Day ID: EVTDJPHX6. Remote and hybrid students (not scheduled for Wednesdays) can call Christine in the office to schedule a time between 1:00 - 3:00 to come in and have student photos taken.


Friends of HES

Friends of HES is holding their annual gift card fundraiser. Please consider supporting this by purchasing a gift card. Details can be found in the attached flyer. Friends of HES Gift Card Fundraiser 


Trick or Treat event at Atkins Field

Trick or Treat Flyer


Annual Coat Drive

The Annual Coat Drive is put on by Morrisville Rotary each year. The coat drive provides winter coats free of charge to anyone in need. The event will take place the weekend of October 23rd to 25th. See flyer for details.


Upcoming events

October Lunch Menu

October 21 - Picture day - Please watch for more information going home next week!

October 22 - Virtual meet - Morning Routine parent input - 5:30-6:00

October 30- Early Release- Dismissal will be at 11:30


Food/treats from home to share

Another outcome of COVID is a change in our policy around allowing food to be brought in and shared with classmates for a birthday or other celebration. At this time we ask that parents avoid sending in food to share. Some exceptions may be made around pre-packaged and unopened food. Please check with your child’s teacher if you have questions.