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Head of School - Mrs Tracie Glazer


Dear Hillel Families,

We are pleased to have opened for full-time, in-person classes for the 2021-22 School Year. We are practicing safe and educationally excellent protocols and have begun accepting applications for Fall 2022. If you have recently visited, you know that Hillel Community Day School has been a very busy place these past few years. We have added a new STEAM lab, upgraded our science center and art rooms, built a learning garden, updated our library into a media center with a broadcast studio, and hired some wonderful new teachers while expanding the roles of others to complement our already talented and dynamic faculty.


Our goal this school year is to provide every one of our students with an exceptional and well-rounded educational experience that is rooted in Jewish literacy practices, cutting edge STEAM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math] learning, deep literacy practices, and peoplehood. This is driven by our core belief that ALL students can successfully learn, that relationships are central to success, and that all of our students are gifts whose contributions are invaluable to the community. We will be showcasing this through our school wide implementation of the Nurtured Heart system of student growth and support.  We are also excited to renew our passion for children's learning in both Israeli studies and conversational Ivrit.


As you know, parents and family are integral partners in their child’s education and are their first teachers; therefore, your involvement in school and classroom activities will contribute to your child’s achievement and success. As partners we share the responsibility for our children’s success and safety and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:


  • Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experiences.

  • Completes all homework assignments given by teachers.

  • Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

  • Shares school experiences with you and your family so that you are aware of his/her school life.

  • Develops a love and respect of Judaism that aligns with your family’s values and practices.

  • Gets a good night’s rest and develops healthy lifestyle habits.


As an active family partner in our community there are many ways that you can become involved and support our Hillel Community. We encourage you to join our vibrant Parent Teacher Organization. We also invite you to contact us about participating in one of our exciting new or existing programs, such as:


  • Morning Meeting

  • Shabbos Showcase and Shabbat Chaverim

  • Kindergarten Parent Buddies

  • Café Ivrit

  • Classroom and Garden Volunteers

  • Admissions/Retention Ambassadors

  • Parents' Community Conversations: Jewish Learning & Living Series


In closing,  I am confident that we will experience an engaging and enriching school year.  Please contact the main office at (585) 271-6788 should you need any assistance or if you would like to schedule a virtual tour of Hillel School..

Educationally yours,

Mrs. Tracie Glazer


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