Principal Message

Picture of Principal David Yound

Dear Hillside Families,

We had an excellent turn out for Reading Night with 365 parents and students in attendance. I would like to thank the PTO for having the book fair open for families. They raised about $2300 dollars for the event. A special thanks to all of the Hillside Staff members that helped organized and participate in the event. We also had volunteers from Unit 1-37 FAR Fox Company. This Unit has adopted our school and we are so thankful for their presence at the event.

The CEE survey is still open to parents until May 3rd. Many parents completed the survey at our reading event. You can also find the link on our school web site or stop by our office for a hard copy. The information we receive from this survey helps guide our work at Hillside and your input is greatly appreciated.

Students in third through fifth grades will start taking the state assessment test from May 6th to June 3rd. The SBA test is designed to measure student’s growth in Reading and Math. The fifth grade class will also be assessed in Science. There will be more information about when each grade level will test.

As the weather gets warmer it is always a good idea to review the policies on Dress Code and riding wheeled devices to school. This information can also be found in your student’s agenda. Keeping these guidelines in mind will keep your student safe at school.

Dress/Grooming Code

Hillside dress code applies to all students in kindergarten through grade five. Inappropriate attire tends to detract from a proper learning environment.

Lycra pants or similarly tight fitting pants are allowed only with long tops or skirts. Tank tops, halters, swimwear, and blouses with midriffs showing are not acceptable attire for school.

Sundresses may be worn with a blouse or top. No sagging or loose fitting pants are allowed.

Walking shorts must be no shorter than 4” above the knee of the student. Short shorts are not acceptable.

Clothing with wording or pictures that advocate or advertise alcohol, drugs, profanity, or other inappropriate wording or pictures is not acceptable or allowed.

Bandanas are not to be worn or brought to school. Hats, hoods and caps may be worn outside only. Bills on caps must face forward. If students come to school with attire or grooming that is disruptive to his/her learning or the learning environment of others, their parents will be contacted and asked to come with a change of clothes.

Shoes are required. No shoes with skates or wheels attached (heelys), flip-flops or open -toed sandals. All shoes must be worn with socks. (This is a safety issue.)

Bikes/Scooters/Skate Boards

Students riding bikes, scooters or skate boards must dismount and walk while on school grounds. These items must be locked at the bike racks. Helmets must be worn. NO MOTORIZED SCOOTERS OR BIKES ALLOWED

Dogs at School

I would like to thank parents for following our district policy about no dogs on campus. I know that it is an opportunity to get your pet out for some exercise, however, the possibility that a student might be injured is too great to allow pets on campus.

Block Leave

This is a reminder that extended leaves of absence and block leave paperwork needs to be turned into the office for approval. Only one block leave per school year will be approved. In addition, please fill out the paper work at least a week in advance to give your teacher time to put together some work

David Young

Principal- Hillside Elementary

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