Hardwick Elementary School

Christine Gifford

Hello Hardwick Elementary Families, 

I am writing to give you an update on our learning options for trimester 2 which starts after Thanksgiving. At this time it appears as though we have sufficient capacity to honor all in-person requests in all grades. 

  • Full In-person - At this time we can honor all requests for trimester 2
  • Full remote - At this time we can honor all requests for trimester 2
  • Hybrid - We will not be offering the Hybrid option. Families interested in this option may choose either fully in-person or fully remote. The original intent of this model was to offer flexibility for in person learning in cases where classes were at or over capacity. As we now feel that we have sufficient space in our classes for in-person, we no longer need the hybrid option. If you have requested the Hybrid option for your child, please reach out to the school to let us know whether you would like to choose full in-person or fully remote. 

Remember that circumstances are constantly changing due to COVID and we may need to go all or partially remote at any time. My goal is to maximize in-person learning while we are able to do so, while at the same time continuing to improve our remote learning experience. Let's hope that we are able to stay open to begin this at the start of trimester 2 on Monday, November 30th. 

Please respond to this email or call the school if you have questions.



Patrick Pennock


Hardwick Elementary School

Christine Gifford

Friday, November 20, 2020

Additional information and details can also be located on our website https://hardwick.ossu.org.  If you have questions, please call the office and leave a message on Christine's voicemail (472-2599) or email at cgifford@ossu.org. Staff are checking their voicemail and email during normal school hours. 


Hello Hardwick Elementary families,

By now you should have received Superintendent Rosenberg's communication regarding moving to remote learning for the two weeks after Thanksgiving. In preparation for this we will be sharing specific schedules and remote learning expectations with families early next week. Please look for communication by email on Monday and Tuesday of next week as well as materials in your child’s backpack. 


School Picture Update

We have not received our school pictures from Lifetouch yet. They are almost ready to be shipped. Because we have not received the pictures yet we have rescheduled the picture retake day. The new date for retakes will be December 16th. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 


Upcoming events

November 24-  The First Trimester Ends

November 25 -27th- Thanksgiving Break

November 30 - Remote learning begins for all OSSU students

December 14- Planned return to in-person learning for families that have chosen this option. 

December 14 - Early Release (11:30 Dismissal)

December 16- Picture retake day