Hillside Family Newsletter

August 2021

A message from the principal

Dear Hillside Families,

Welcome back for the 2021-2022 school year! We hope you enjoyed a restful summer spending time with family and friends. It continues to be a true privilege and honor to serve as the principal of such an exemplary and student-centered learning community.

I am sure many of you have had multiple opportunities to think about, hear about, and discuss what this school year may or may not look like. While there are still so many moving and changing parts, I am certain of this - together we will accomplish great things!

We look forward to welcoming your children back to school on Tuesday, September 7th. (Kindergarten has a different schedule attached to this newsletter.) Together we will work diligently to build each student's capacity both academically and socially.

This year we have exciting new additions. We have hired a music teacher and a PE teacher.

We encourage you to check our school webpage and your email to stay informed about events, dates, and times.

The wonderful Hillside staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We are energized and committed to making this a fantastic school year. We look forward to all of the exciting challenges and celebrations that the 2021-2022 school year will bring to us all. Enjoy the remainder of your summer!


Jodi Salinas



September 7- First grade through Fifth grades first day of school

September 7-10- Kindergarten Soft Start.

September 30th - Virtual Back to School Night

School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday- 8:30-3:15

Wednesdays 8:30-1:55

September Lunch Menu

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Bus Route Information

Contact the Bus Barn for updated bus route information


Kindergarten Soft Start Schedule

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Pick-up and Drop-off information

Our pick-up and drop-off routines and routes will be the same as last year. Kindergarten and 5th grade will pick up and drop off in front of the school. First and second grade will drop off next to the sidewalks in our school parking lot. Third, and fourth grade will drop off on the sidewalk on Tabor Street.

School starts at 8:30 a.m. Please drop off students between 8:25 and 8:30. We are unable to open up the building prior to 8:30 due to COVID safety protocols. Students will be lining up outside. With the smoke and temperamental weather, please do not drop off students earlier than 8:25. Thank you in advance.

School Supply List

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Is your child well enough for school today?

Automatically Keep them home If your child has:

Primary COVID-19 Symptoms:

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Temperature of 100.4°F or higher

    • Cough

    • Chills

    • Shortness of breath

    • Difficulty breathing

      • Nausea (urge to vomit) or vomiting

      • Diarrhea

If they have 2 NEW symptoms: Keep them home

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

*Even with this screening we are doing at school, symptoms may be missed. We ask parents to be diligent at home.

Ipad Insurance information

Does your student have Ipad insurance? Just $25 per year covers many oopsies that could be very expensive. This can be paid in the office by cash/check or ParentVue by Credit/Debit.