Building Message


Tyson Hilkert

Huber Ridge Families and Friends,

We are excited to welcome our Rocket Families into the building for Meet the Teacher! Meet the teacher is scheduled to take place on August 11, from 2:30-3:30pm. Although families are able to attend at any point that is convenient for your family’s schedule, we encourage students with the last names A-H to attend from 2:30-3:00pm, students with last names I-Q to attend from 2:45-3:15, and students with last names R-Z from 3-3:30.

During this event students are able to walk through the school building, check out their new classroom, and meet their teacher/s for the 21-22 School Year.  Families and students are also able to drop off any supplies they would like or follow up with school support staff with any needed items. 

Our Kindergarten parent meeting is scheduled on August 11th, at 7pm.  We request this event remain parents only.  During this meeting our kindergarten teachers will explain an overview about what to expect for the first weeks of school.

Following the above scheduled timeline allows for us to reduce the number of individuals in the building/classrooms at any given time.  To aid in maintaining the health and safety for our students and staff please wear a mask while in our building.  We are encouraging only 1 adult per student when entering the building for Meet the Teacher.  For families who are unable to attend meet the teacher or our Kindergarten Parent Meeting I encourage you to contact the teacher to receive any information gained during the event.  We are also encouraging only 1 adult per student when entering the building.

I also want to take this opportunity to update families on procedures for the 1st day of school.  A change from the previous school year is Door # 1 (the former main entrance) will no longer be used during arrival and dismissal as the office is being relocated to Door # 3 (The new main entryway).  This change provides a needed safety upgrade for our school to ensure each and every visitor is screened prior to having access to the student population.

Below is a list of our procedure routines for Arrival.  It is important to note students should not arrive to the school without supervision prior to 8:40am

  • Students Eating Breakfast (K-5)

    • Permitted in the building 8:45am entering through Door # 3.

    • Breakfast will be served “Grab and Go” to your classroom.

  • Bus Riders

    • No Changes from previous school year.  

    • Enter through Door # 11 and head to breakfast or classrooms after departing the bus.

  • Car Riders/Daycare Vans (K-5)

    • Enter the parking lot through Buenos Aires Blvd.

    • Proceed all the way past door # 3 as far as possible to drop your student off.

    • All K-5 Car Riders and Daycare Vans enter through Door # 3

    • Parents of car riders who wish to walk their student’s to the entrance should park in a designated parking spot and follow the Walker Routines.

  • Walkers

    • AM Kindergarten

      • Enter through Door Number 9

    • PM Kindergarten

      • Enter through Door Number 9

    • All Day Kindergarten

      • Enter through Door Number 10

    • Grades 1-2 

      • Enter Through Door # 11

    • Grade 3 

      • Enter through Door # 3 or # 11

    • Grades 4-5

      • Enter through Door # 3

Below is a list of Dismissal Routines

  • Bus Riders

    • Dismissed by teacher to Bus Line

  • Daycare Vans

    • End of Parking Lot Near Gym

  • PM Kindergarten

    • Dismissed Door # 9

  • All Day Kindergarten

    • Dismissed Door # 10

  • Walkers

    • Grades 1-2

      • Exit Door # 8 Located north of school on Primary Playground

      • Parents who drive are encouraged to park their vehicle on Manila or Buenos Aires and pick up on the back playground

    • Grades 3-4 exit Door # 3

      • Families who drive are encouraged to park on Cairo, or Manila and have a predetermined rendezvous point with your child

    • Grade 5 exit Door # 5

      • Families who drive are encouraged to park on Cairo, or Manila and have a predetermined rendezvous point with your child

We are excited to start the new school year and happy to have your child here with us!  If you still have questions please do not hesitate to email me at or Mrs. Elder at

Take care Rockets!



Mr. Hilkert


Huber Ridge Elementary

Westerville City Schools



IMPORTANT INFORMATION -- To help families start the school year


*Please note the above dates/events are subject to change



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