Hillcrest Family Newsletter

December 18th, 2020

Last Newsletter of 2020

This space has become a place where we get to share gratitude with our community each week. We recognize the care, commitment and hard work that goes into making this year possible. We are reminded of that, again, this week as PTO and family gifts are shared and kind messages fill holiday cards. And, we have had a nice stretch of days with most students and staff in the building.

We hope the winter break gives you all many moments of gratitude. Our wishes for health for you and your family continue and our hope for rest and joy follow you in to the new year.

All the best to all of you!

Winter Break - Wednesday, December 23rd - Sunday, January 3rd

Attendance Reminders from Student Services

Due to the current pandemic, we understand that students will be absent from school more than usual. Please continue to keep your children home if they are experiencing any possible COVID symptoms, or if anyone in your family is awaiting a COVID test result.

Because students are missing in-person schooling more this year due to symptoms and quarantines, it is especially important for them to be in school when they are healthy and it is safe to be here. Please work to schedule family vacations during our school breaks, and continue to communicate with our attendance secretary regarding student absences.

Please look over your student’s attendance in Infinite Campus and let us know if there are any errors. As we continue to move classes in and out of quarantine, the attendance coding must be switched in Infinite Campus. We have been monitoring and cleaning up any errors but if we have missed anything, please reach out to the office.

We appreciate your support as we “Stay Safe to Stay Open”

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Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, January 13th

If you missed the picture day this summer or you would like to have a retake of the pictures taken this summer, retake day is Wednesday, January 13th.

Virtual (SDW and eAchieve) families will be receiving a separate email with information for scheduling retakes at the Mortensen studio at 139 W Broadway directly.

The online order cart is open for the absentee day:


Hillcrest Absentee Day 2020-2021

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If you have any questions about packages or scheduling for virtual families, please contact Mortensen directly at 262.754.8889

Please send Water Bottles

Just a reminder, the water fountains have been turned off this year to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We have asked each family to send a water bottle to school with their child. Please check with your child to make sure they still have one available at school for them. Students are welcome to fill their water bottle at any sink or at the water bottle filling stations.

Thank you!

Attn 5th Grade Families: Horning Middle School Flyer

It's hard to believe we are already thinking about next school year! If you have a 5th grader at Hillcrest this year, please read through THIS flyer for information on next year's enrollment process.
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PTO Corner

PTO - New Waterpark Date

See you on Monday. Please make sure to bring your mask and socially distance.

Review COVID policies here https://www.theinglesidehotel.com/accommodations/covid-19-update

Italian Night and WOG Update

Please read this update regarding Italian Night.

Thank Yous from PTO

Holidays at Hillcrest was a huge success! Staff were very excited to open their gift cards. So many thank yous from staff!

Also delivered today were Scrip Cards and Spiritwear. On Tuesday, Urban Air and Marcus Cards will be available.

Thank you to all who participated in Holidays at Hillcrest. Also to our coordinators, Shelby Vossekuil, Andy Vossekuil and Nicole Zeroth

If any have any questions please contact hillcresthuskiepto@gmail.com

Family Facebook Page

Click the blue button to be connected to the PTO sponsored family facebook page.