About Mrs. Holtzhauser
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Hilary Holtzhauser
I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish. After teaching special education and Spanish for 3 years, I went back to school at NCSU to receive my Master of Education in Counseling with a focus on School Counseling. This is my ninth year as an educator, and it is my first year at Polenta Elementary. I am pleased to be working with your child this year and look forward to seeing them succeed and grow academically, socially, and emotionally. My caseload includes 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.
A Little About Me:
I am married and have 2 young children. I have 1 yellow labrador retriever named Sydney. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, playing music, and going to the beach. Some of my favorite things are coffee, chocolate, and singing along to Frozen songs.
We are offering a new opportunity for our families this winter break. Parents are invited to sign up to receive holiday meal kits that will be distributed from all of our high school sites. Each meal kit will include seven days of packaged breakfast and lunch meals per child.
Every JCPS parent must fill out the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students. The Second Semester Choice form is to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12. If a child is going to participate in face-to-face instruction for the second semester, the parent will be asked to fill out transportation information for the student in the form. A form for each student should be completed by Nov. 30.
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.