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An Open Letter to Parents, Guardians, and the Morris Hill Elementary Community:

Morris Hill Panthers,

Welcome back to an amazing school year! We are excited for the new year to start and appreciate you trusting us with your most prized possession.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Morris Hill Elementary School, home of the Panthers. Although this is my first year at Morris Hill, I have over twenty years of experience in education. As we work together with the same goal in mind, I am confident all our students will grow both academically and socially.

Our focus this year is students making growth in reading, writing, and math, maintaining consistent attendance, and re-engaging our connection with our community. 

We will begin this year operating with safety protocols for staff and students. Our number one priority will remain continued learning and safety for our students. Here are some of the current protocols that we have in place:

  • Masks are required while in the building.
  • Students need a water bottle that is clearly labeled with their names for daily use in the building.
  • Please make sure all information is updated in Skyward.
  • K-5th grade breakfast and student entry will begin at 7:45 AM. Students should not be dropped off before 7:45 AM as there is no supervision outside before that time. School starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 3:15 PM.

Throughout the school year, we encourage you to visit our school website and our Facebook page to stay up to date.

I encourage you to contact your child’s teacher, our school office, or myself, at any time, should you need anything at all.

Take Care,

Melisa Burgess, Principal
melisaburgess@usd475.org
(785) 717-4650

Morris Hill Elementary