The Hilltop Herald 8/12/21

"Where We Learn, We Grow"

Hilltop welcome back

Welcome Back from Assistant Principal Rittmiller

I am so excited for the start of the 2021-22 school year! I can't wait to meet each of you, learn with you and have you back at Hilltop. This marks my 27th year in education and each year is a great one to continue to learn and grow!

The teachers, staff and I are working hard to be prepared for the return of our Hilltop students! While we are busy with setting up our classrooms, attending professional development sessions and preparing our lessons. We hope you are preparing too!

Please take time to:

Complete the transportation form before Tuesday, August 17th

Complete the technology form before Tuesday, September 7th

  • Fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch form? Remember, this has to be completed every year! (Sent earlier from the business office)

Within the Back to School Packet being mailed to you, you will find:

  • Your Child's Homeroom Teacher
  • Information on our Back to School Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Important forms for you to complete and return to Hilltop on the Parent Teacher Conference days.
  • If you do not receive a packet by Wednesday, August 18, 2021, please call the Hilltop office at 507-665-5900.

Dates to Remember


1st - Open House at Hilltop

  • 4:00-5:00 pm - walk through Hilltop
  • 5:00-5:20 pm - information meeting in the gymnasium

7th - Pre-Entrance conferences

  • 12:00-8:00 pm

8th - Pre-Entrance conferences

  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

9th - First Day of School

  • 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

17th - Two Hour Early Out

  • Students will be dismissed at 1:00 pm

Eagle Bluff 5th Field Grade Trip

  • Tentatively scheduled for October 27-29
  • We are awaiting plans from Eagle Bluff, our COVID command team and MDE around Field Trips for the 2021-22 school year.
  • We will keep you updated as we learn more about this awesome possibility. We will make our decision by mid September.
  • The cost is $135 for students.
  • We will be in need of chaperones.

Assistant Principal Mrs. Rittmiller

Secretary at Hilltop Elementary: Rachel Scheffler