Hillside News Brief

December 18, 2020

Hillside Elementary School Website

Check out our brand new website!

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Students in Group A (A-K) attend school Jan. 5 & 6 from 8:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Dates for You

Dec 18 - Jan 4 - Winter Break for Students

Jan 4 - Work Day for Teachers

Jan. 5 - First day back from Winter Break for students in Group A (A-K)

Jan. 5/6 - Students in Group A (A-K) attend school from 8:20 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Jan. 7/8 - Students in Group B (L-Z) attend school from 8:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Jan. 13 - EC Learners come to Hillside for assessments in the cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Jan. 18 - No School for Students: Martin Luther King Day

Information from Hillside's Reading Teachers for Extended Campus Families (Semester 2)

All elementary children in the Westside Community Schools District participate in academic screenings in the fall, winter and spring of each school year as part of the MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) process. These screenings allow us to adapt our instruction to best meet student needs.

We have a small window to collect this information and make instructional decisions. Best testing practices say for a teacher to administer these tests in person. This would be done one- on-one on a Wednesday "flex" day (no students at Hillside on that day). We would have all other district safety mandates in place (plexiglass barrier, masks worn, sanitized surfaces).

Our Winter Screening Assessments for Extended Campus students will be on Wednesday January 13th any time from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.. Teachers will be available to assess your student(s) in the cafeteria. Children should enter Door 11 (by the cafeteria) while parents wait in the parking lot. Grade 2-6 students' assessments should take 5-10 minutes to complete. K-1 assessments will take about 20 minutes. Students will then be escorted to the parent/guardian vehicle.

Contact Mrs. Bailey (bailey.cynthia@westside66.net) or Mrs. McGuire (mcguire.quinn@westside66.net) if you have any questions.

Mrs. Reeves and Mrs. Fehr

Hillside's Reading Team

Extended Campus Reminders

If you have signed up your student(s) for extended campus learning, please review the expectations listed below. Your support at home is so important to extended campus students. Thank you.
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Enjoy Winter Break!

Happy holidays to all our Hillside families. We are wishing you warm and wonderful celebrations and a very happy new year. 2021 is a most welcome sight!!
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Updated District Calendar

Use the link to access Westside's school calendar with details on schedules that will be in effect through the remainder of 1st semester: NEW School Calendar through Dec 18 (1).pdf

Caring Corner

2020 has been a challenging year - especially for parents! Westside's award-winning School Psychologist Mary McPadden recently participated in a panel hosted by KMTV's Jennifer Griswold called Parenting In The Pandemic. This special presentation offers expert advice on how to best support your children - and what we can learn from them! - as we continue to navigate this school year. CLICK HERE to watch!
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Hillside's Parent Compact


We need your assistance! Please take a look below at the Hillside Title I Parent Compact. Just click the link to go to the page where you can input your student(s) and agree electronically to support your student(s) with learning here at Hillside. Thank you!


Hillside Title I Compact 2020-21

Hillside's Parent Engagement Policy

Here is a copy of Hillside's Parent Engagement Policy for this Year of the Pandemic, 2020-21:

Hillside Parent Engagement Policy 20-21

Hillside Yearbook

Order your Hillside yearbook early! Online sales go throughout the year. Here is the website:


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Remote Learning Online Etiquette for Students

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