Principal's Message

Hello and welcome,


If you are new to Hedden as a second grade family or just new to the district, I cordially welcome you. If you are an experienced Hedden Hawk family, then welcome back. As you can imagine there has been quite a bit of work going on behind the scenes to plan for this year, and we're happy to start by getting information out and opening up to more collaboration with our families and students.


For those that don't know me yet, I'm Don Sims and I'm going into my 6th year here at Hedden and my 17th as part of the community. Both my daughter and son have come up through the district from kindergarten, and now attend CJH and FHS respectively. My perspective as a parent, community member, and educator make me confident that what we have in Fife, and specifically at Hedden, will give us an opportunity to make the best of this situation and give our students an engaging and successful school year.


While we know that we have a great staff and a solid plan for online learning, we also know that it can't replace the learning and experiences we have when we are actually at school interacting with one another. I am so hopeful that with responsible social distancing, cleaning, and eventual reduction in COVID-19 cases that we are able to work directly with one another before too long. In the meantime, though, we will make the best of what we have and support one another through this new process.


As we go through this year I encourage you to check for updates via our district website, building website, and especially with your student's teachers as needed. We'll try to stay up with new information and keep you informed as things come up or information changes. I look forward to working alongside all of you this year as we adapt to our new norm and make the best of this for our students.


Kind regards,


Mr. Sims

Hedden Elementary Principal

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