Dear Germantown Hills SD #69 Parents and Guardians, 

As we enter the last few weeks of the school year, I want to express my appreciation for the commitment of the students, teachers, and support staff of Germantown Hills School District #69 for their efforts in making the 2018-2019 school year so amazing!  I also want to thank our incredible parents and the community for their continued support and involvement. 

Looking ahead to the 2019-2020 school year, there are a few things I want to share with parents/guardians:

After well over a year of working toward the goal of having a School Resource Officer, I am pleased to report that beginning in August, we will share a full-time Woodford County Sheriff’s Deputy between our District and Black Partridge School (the old elementary).  Not only will we now have the added security of an armed, highly-trained School Resource Officer on campus or less than a mile away, but we will have an individual who will assist in our crisis response planning and District security measures.

In order to better coordinate our professional development opportunities for all teachers in grades K-8, we will no longer have monthly late starts at the middle school.  Instead, we will have monthly School Improvement Planning days on the second Wednesday of every month from September through May. The dismissal times will be the same as our current SIP days, which are 11:15 for the Middle School and 11:50 for the Elementary School.  Right at School, our before and after school care provider, will continue to offer SIP day coverage for a fee for parents who need care for their K-5 students only on these days.

Also next year, instead of having quarterly grading periods, our District will have trimester grading periods.  The three grading periods will be August 14-November 6, November 7-February 14 and February 18-May 15. Moving to trimesters was a decision made collaboratively between teachers and administrators after reviewing the benefits with our District Curriculum Team.  The benefits identified include:

After a year of so many successes in academics as well as extra-curriculars, I can’t express enough my gratitude to have the opportunity to work in such an incredible school district.  From our teachers and staff to our students, parents and community members, it is truly a blessing to be a part of Germantown Hills School District. As the year comes to a close, I hope that the summer break gives you and your children a chance for rejuvenation.  Have a safe, restful and enjoyable summer!  

Sincerely, Daniel Mair, Superintendent

Germantown Hills School District #69