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Assistant Principals' Bulletin

Falcon's Families,

We made it to the last week of school! 8th grade families, please be sure to read the promotion information carefully. It will be a busy and exciting couple of days for you. 7th grade families, make sure your Falcon studies for their finals, as those will take up most of the week.

We would also like to take a moment on this Memorial Day to thank all of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our country. The past week has been a difficult one. We have work to do as a nation. Our hope is that our Falcon's will take some of what they have learned and find a way to make the world a better place.

Let's make it a great week, Falcons!


Ms. Conlon & Ms. Cruz

Week at a Glance: Week of May 31-June 3, 2022


  • No school, Memorial Day


  • Block schedule, 7th grade finals period 1 & 2
  • 8th grade Promotion Practice period 1, 8th grade Party period 2
  • 12:55 dismissal
  • COVID Test Kit Distribution after school


  • Block schedule, 7th grade finals period 3 & 4
  • 8th graders report to Hilltop HS no later than 10:30 for PROMOTION
  • 12:55 dismissal


  • Block schedule, 7th grade finals period 5 & 6
  • 8th grade Promotion Certificate pick up 9-12 in the cafeteria
  • 12:55 dismissal
  • COVID Test Kit Distribution after school


  • Minimum day Periods 1-6
  • 8th grade make up iPad/book return/certificate pick up: cafeteria 9-12
  • 12:55 dismissal

7th Graders will return textbooks Tues.-Thurs. through their English class. Hold on to your iPad for next year! (If you know you are moving schools for 8th grade, please see Ms. Southam in the library).

Looking Ahead...

  • July 18: Teachers return for 2022-2023 school year
  • July 20: 1st day of school for students!

8th Grade Promotion Information

Dear 8th Grade Families,

You made it!

Below you will find information for some questions that have some up regarding promotion and the last days of school for 8th graders.

If you have additional questions, please email Ms. Conlon at estephany.conlon@sweetwaterschools.org or you may contact your counselors.

Can I be prevented from participating in promotion?
  • YES. If you participated in serious, negative and unsafe behavior between now and promotion, administration will make the determination to not allow you to participate in the celebration and promotion.

Do I need to attend the promotion ceremony? Is it mandatory?

  • NO. Families may choose to not participate in the ceremony. Please note, Hilltop Middle School will not be open to 8th graders to attend school on Wednesday June 1st due to the ceremony and teachers attending the ceremony to supervise.

When is the last day of school for 8th graders?

  • Officially, the last day of school for all students is Friday June 3rd. BUT - the last day that students will be attending all their periods is this Friday May 27th - Periods 1 - 6 with dismissal at 12:55.

What do 8th graders do on Tuesday May 31st?

  • You will come to school at 8:10, as usual, and report to period 1. Your teachers will give you more information about what to do for promotion practice and the 8th grade celebration taking place that day.

What do 8th graders do on Thursday and Friday June 2 - 3?

  • Thursday June 2 is the promotion certificate pick-up. Students will come to Hilltop Middle School between 9am - 12pm to pick up promotion certificates. Distribution will take place in the cafeteria.
  • Friday June 3 is book and device return make-up day. If you have any textbooks, library books, iPads, charging cords or charging bricks to return, items can be returned in the cafeteria between 9am - 12pm. You may also pay any outstanding library fines during this time. Cash only payments are accepted.

What if I don't pay all my unpaid balances in the library?

  • The balances will transfer to your high school where it will remain until you pay it. Any unpaid debt will affect your ability to pick up your high school diploma after your graduation ceremony. You will not be able to receive your diploma if you have unpaid balances.

COVID Updates

As we see the door closing on the 2021-2022 school year, we can already see 2022-2023 on the horizon. COVID testing for athletic and extra curricular participation will continue. Your enrollment in the SDSU study will roll over to next year.

Students who register for the SDSU study can pick up kits after school on Tuesdays or Thursdays. These tests may be used if you or someone in your household are experiencing symptoms, if you are preparing for travel or a gathering and for your own peace of mind. Once you submit 8 results, you are eligible to pick up more.

To enroll in the study, click on this link and get a 6-week supply to last for summer break!


Falcon Feature

F.L.A.G.S. Meeting & Recognition Ceremony

On Thursday, May 26, F.L.A.G.S. students and parents participated in their first in-person meeting of the school year. There were student presentations, awards, recognition of retiring F.L.A.G.S. teacher, Ms. Yepiz and the new board for 2022-2023 took their oath. It was a great night!



Registration is open! Please see our school website's registration tab for more information.

Required documents (proof of residency, immunizations) can be uploaded online or dropped off in person June 7 and June 9 from 1:00-6:00 PM.

Current 7th graders attending Hilltop MS as 8th graders need to complete the process in this link.