The Hilltop Herald 9/2/21

"Where We Learn, We Grow"

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Welcome Back from Mrs. Rittmiller

Teachers are back, hallways are clean, all we are missing are our students! We are excited to see you all very soon!

It was great to see many of you at our Open House last night! If you weren't able to attend, we are excited to see you at Pre-Entrance Conferences. Here is the link to view the parent information meeting information - Click here to watch the video. <-------------------------------------

********Correction: Breakfast will ONLY be served from 7:40-7:50. Due to meals being free this school year, we will have only one option for breakfast. Snack Cart or individual snacks will be from 10:00-10:10 daily.

If you haven't signed up for Pre-Conferences - please read below

Park and Hilltop Elementary Schools will be holding our annual Back to School Parent Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 8. Have you signed up for a conference? If you have not, click here to schedule a conference.

During your child's conference remember to:

  • Meet the teacher

  • Visit the classroom

  • Have his/her school picture taken

  • Turn in important forms

Please complete the technology form before Tuesday, September 7th if you haven't already!

Reminders for the 2021-22 School Year

  • Always have a mask or 2 in your child’s backpack.

  • Per Federal guidelines, all individuals riding school transportation will be required to wear a face covering. Individuals refusing to comply with this requirement will not be allowed to enter school transportation vehicles.

  • Non essential visitors will not be allowed into the school building during the school hours.

  • Students will be asked to bring a water bottle

  • Parents are strongly encouraged to use the self screener daily prior to sending their child(s) to school

How to ensure we are healthy and ready for school each day

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Grade 5 - Eagle Bluff

Please fill out the medical & liability form - Click here <--------------------------------------------

  • 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.
  • Based on the parent survey sent out a couple weeks ago, 96% of families were comfortable with the field trip.
  • We are in need of chaperones. Please email

Dates to Remember


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

14th - PTO Meeting

  • 6:00 pm @ Legion Park

17th - Two Hour Early Out

  • Students will be dismissed at 1:00 pm

Assistant Principal Mrs. Rittmiller

Secretary at Hilltop Elementary: Rachel Scheffler