Principal's Message

Welcome back to HHIE!

We can’t wait to see your child just around the corner on August 20th!   

For your information, all parents are invited and encouraged to come to our Parent Informational Night on August 27th. An overview of the PYP programme will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. in the Red Auditorium and then we will have two shifts of meeting the teacher to accommodate your schedules and parents with multiple children (Shift A 6:00-6:30 p.m. and Shift B 6:30-7:00 p.m.). You will receive more specific information about your child’s year and any questions can be answered during this time! We will have many community-based agencies on site to provide information on their available programs, as well as sign-ups for PTO and SIC. You will have an opportunity to order School Spirit Wear during this time. 

  Annual InfoSnap registration is required per district and needs to be completed before the first day of school. You should have recently received an email from BCSD with your child specific InfoSnap information (be sure to check your spam/junk folder).  If you are having troubles attaching your proof of residency electronically, you may drop your proof at the school (examples: lease, water/electric bill, car registration; for complete list, refer to your email). For those needing computer help/access, the HHI Cluster (Grades 1st – 12th) InfoSnap registration will be held at Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts (Media Center) from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 23rd, Wednesday, July 25th and Thursday, July 26th. HHIE personnel will be onsite to assist.    
For Information regarding School Uniforms, Lunches, and Arrival & Dismissal Procedures please click on the Parent Letters link.
Parent Letters

 HHIE prides itself with its communication-we actually won state recognition's for it! The school sends home Quarterly Newsletters. On a very regular basis, posts are made on Facebook, Instagram, and now Twitter! Email and phone messenger blasts are sent home with very important information including items regarding safety. The school web page will have updated information regarding school happenings and events. The student agenda book will help you understand our school rules and policies, a way for your child to track homework, and a way for you and your child’s teacher to communicate with one another. Your child will receive this agenda book on the first day of school and we are asking that you sign it each and every day. A take-home folder will also be provided. In addition, your child’s teacher will have other modes of communication which will be shared with you during the Parent Informational Night.  

 In order to continue to foster communication from school to home we ask that you keep all phone numbers, email addresses and emergency contacts up-to-date. Any changes can be made in writing or could be directly to Ms. Sherol Pheiffer, Data Specialist via email at:   
 If at any time, you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to e-mail your child’s teacher or call the school to speak to your child’s teacher. Teachers have a “planning period” during the day and may return phone calls after school, before school or during their planning period. All classroom phones go directly to voice mail during the instructional day. Thank you for arranging and scheduling appointments directly with your child’s teacher.  Be on the lookout for a bus full of excited teachers. On Friday, August 17th at from 8:00-10:00 a.m., new teachers to HHIE will be taking a tour of our beautiful island. Our teachers will be handing out free gifts to all children at designated sites that will be posted on HHIE’s Facebook page by August 1st. Be on the lookout for that information and consider “waving us on!” Bus route information will be posted on District/School webpage, The Island Packet, as well as printed and posted outside of school entrances as soon as it becomes available.  

 In closing, it is our pleasure and privilege to serve your family in the very important capacity of educating your young child. We are grateful to have a dedicated and seasoned staff, trained to teach young learners using an inquiry based, concept driven IB framework. We have been an authorized IB school since 2001; our school was the third elementary school in our country to achieve this status. We recognize that this area has a great number of options for educating your child, so we truly appreciate you choosing HHIE. 

We can’t wait to see everyone’s smiling faces in August. We have missed you! Until then, keep reading, practice your math facts and have a wonderful rest of your summer!!!! 
 Sarah L. Owen, Principal 

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