Hillcrest Family Newsletter

March 13th, 2020

Note from Mrs. Lincicum

Thank you to all of our families for keeping a close eye on the health of your children as you send them to school everyday. We continue to work on making each day here at Hillcrest full of valuable learning while building a close community that takes care of each other.

Thank you, also, to everyone for following the communication that has been coming from our school, your child's teacher and the School District of Waukesha. As you saw this afternoon, there are significant changes for everyone beginning next week.

There is no school on Monday (16th) and Tuesday (17th). Teachers are using these two days to prepare virtual learning opportunities for students. Schools in southeast Wisconsin are anticipating the COVID-19 outbreak will impact schedules and instruction for the next 2-4 weeks.

Virtual Instruction begins on Wednesday (18th) and continues through Friday (20th). All students will need their iPads and internet access. All iPads were sent home with all students today. If your child was not at school, your child's iPad will be available for pick up on Monday from 8:00AM-4:00PM. If you do not have internet access at home, we do have packets available of work for pick-up on Monday as well.

The district is closed for spring break March 23rd - 27th. All events that are currently scheduled for after spring break may be evaluated to determine if they need to be postponed or canceled at a later date.

Thank you for staying tuned. Be sure to take care of yourself. We wish you all health and well-being and we will miss those kids!

Showcase of Learning - April 8th

Our Showcase of Learning evening, where STUDENTS lead a conference with their parents about the progress for the year, is coming up very quickly after spring break. Please save the date, APRIL 8th. Your child's teacher will be sending out details about the format of this conference and how your child's time will be scheduled. We look forward to this evening with everyone as this is always a celebration of the learning that takes place every day!
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Forward Testing - April 2020

As a public school in Wisconsin, we administer the Forward to test to all of our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students each spring. Our testing window for the 2019-2020 school year is approaching after spring break and we want to make families aware of what this testing entails and our anticipated timelines for completion. Please see the attached documents and let us know if you have any questions.

Hillcrest Forward Testing Schedule

SDW Letter to Families in English

SDW Letter to Families in Spanish

DPI Information Brochure for Families in English

DPI Information Brochure for Families in Spanish

The Kindergarten and first grade concert is coming! Please mark your calendars for the evening of Wednesday, April 22nd! Check your weekly newsletters in April for more information

Upcoming Dates

No School March 16th & 17th - COVID-19

Virtual Learning Opportunities begin March 18th

March 23rd-27th: Spring Break - No School

Hillcrest Elementary School

Growing Community

Growing Curiosity

Growing Learners

We take pride in our history, our inclusive community and our collective sense of wonder!

School Hours

Start Time for 4K-5th Grade- 8:40AM - line up bell rings at 8:35AM

End Time for 4K - 11:25AM

End Time for 5K-5th Grade - 3:40PM

End Time for Early Release Days for 5K-5th Grade -1:40PM

Playground supervision begins at 8:20. Please do not drop your child off until our recess supervisors are on the playground.

*Please note - our clocks often run up to 5 minutes early. We consistently reset them but the time continues creep forward!