High School News from Mrs. Othmer

High School News from Mrs. Othmer

Mrs. Othmer

Ready, Set, Go?

Despite the uncertain times we are experiencing right now, Titans are “all in” as we start the school year. The HTRS Return to School plan is included in this newsletter. You will see that this is a tiered plan that addresses each level as recommended by the SEDHD and the CDC. We know that this is not an ideal situation, and we will address the needs of our HTRS families on an individual basis when necessary. The ultimate goal is to make the best effort we can in keeping everyone healthy and as safe as possible.

We have all been apart since March 16th. Since then, there have been countless Zoom meetings, weekly governor updates, endless e-mails from the state department, district health measure mandates, and the most important concern; the academic progress of our kids! During this time, the only thing I really wanted was to hear teaching and learning in the classroom, laughter in the hallway, the “what’s for lunch” question, friendly arguments about what to play at recess, and yes, bouncing balls in the gym! It may look a little different, but I will hear those sounds again on August 5th.  I don’t think I will ever take those sounds for granted again!

HTRS is very lucky to have some fantastic new staff members joining the HTRS team. Most of them have already been in the building and working hard to get ready for students on August 5th. 

Destiny Worthey        Pre-School    3 year olds
Maggie Tomek        Kindergarten
Emily Clark            1st Grade
Holly Hawley            2nd Grade
Ben Billesbach        5th-6th ELA
Tami Robison            HS Science
Angie Bowers            Elementary SPED
Ashley Laflin            Educational Para
Brittany McCullough        Educational Para
Megan Herr            Administrative Assistant

You should have all received your enrollment packets in the mail. Please remember that those forms are due back to us by August 14, 2020. 

Regardless of the uncertainties we face in starting the 2020-2021 school year, I am so excited to have students in the building again. The bottom line is that students learn best in a school environment with people that care about their academic progress but more importantly, their social and emotional well-being. James Comer says it so well “No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship.” I look forward to working with the HTRS community in accomplishing amazing things this year and I will be forever appreciative of your support. So yes…..ready, set, here we go!