On August 21, our area will experience "The Great American Solar Eclipse." The Hillsboro Community School District is excited about this opportunity for students to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event. All K-12 students will be participating in age-appropriate learning activities about the eclipse and all will have the opportunity to go outside and view the eclipse. Each student viewing the eclipse will be given eclipse-safe viewing glasses and will be provided with safety instructions about the importance of only viewing the eclipse through these glasses. All students will be carefully supervised during the viewing to ensure safety procedures are followed.
Parents/guardians that do not want their students to participate in the viewing can opt-out by returning a form that will be sent home with students or by calling your school's principal.
There has been a lot in the news about there being unsafe eclipse viewing glasses on the market. Our students will be using glasses manufactured by American Paper Optics. American Paper Optics is one of the manufacturers whose glasses have been verified as safe for eclipse viewing by NASA and the American Astrological Society.
The Hillsboro CUSD3 has undertaken a strategic planning initiative to help chart a course for the future of the district. This strategic plan will help us focus and prioritize improvement efforts and help ensure that we are all working together in a cohesive manner. The strategic plan will also serve as a tool to communicate our goals to all stakeholders. This plan is the result of a six month process that began in January when the District invited 14 stakeholder groups to participate in focus group sessions to provide valuable insight and information regarding the future expectations and challenges of the school district. Click on the link below to view the strategic plan.
Hillsboro CUSD #3 offers a more convenient way to pay all school fees including athletics, food service, registration, activities, etc.) ). You can choose to pay online or at the school offices with a credit/debit card, cash, or checks.