Hilltop Herald - Parent Edition

Be Respectful ~ Be Responsible ~ Be Resilient

Volume 1 ~ Issue 30 ~ April 10, 2023

Marvelous Falcon Families,

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~Albert Einstein~

Every April is Autism Awareness Month, and it begins with United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Throughout the month, it is important for us to focus on coming together in unity and collaboration by fostering worldwide support, sharing stories and connecting to create a more inclusive world. Many of us know someone who is austistic or is on the spectrum and many struggle to embrace their uniqueness knowing fully how different they are. If you do not know anyone who is autistic, let me introduce you to Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Dr. Grandin did not speak until the age of three and a half years. She loved horses and found friends with kids who shared that interest with her. She credits her science teacher in mentoring her to pursue her love of animals. One of her biggest contributions is designing how facilities handle cattle to provide low-stress environment during herding and especially on the way to being slaughtered. She is the leading expert in this area in the cattle industry. And she is autistic. So, know that all of us are different, which is what makes us unique. And one's autism does not make that person less than; it just makes them different. During this month, let's commit to standing together to make a world of difference where all people with autism can reach their full potential.

Semester 2 Progress Report 2 is April 14, 2023

Falcons, as we return, you have one week to work on improving your grades before teachers submit grades on April 12 for Progress Report 2. A reminder to all 8th graders that you must pass all your classes in order to participate in promotion on May 31. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have passing grades. A reminder to all 7th graders that you must also ensure passing grades so that you will not have to attend summer school in June. Finally, students who receive Fs on this progress, this progress report card serves as the FINAL NOTICE that you will most likely receive an F at the end of the semester. If you do not want to get an F, please talk to your teachers on how you can pass your classes.

Coffee with the Principal: Vaping Presentation

Parents, as we continue to see an increase in teenager use of vapes, it is important that we educate ourselves and our families on vaping. We have partnered up with Chula Vista Police Department and McAllister Center to present you with information on vaping among teens. We will have two presentations. We hope you can make either one. Translation will be provided.

  • Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 6:00pm in the cafeteria
  • Friday, April 14, 2023 @ 9:00am in the cafeteria.

It's Yearbook Time!

Falcons, do you want a memory of this year? You may now purchase a yearbook for this year's memories. Go to ybpay.com and use our school code 14441323. The cost is $25. Last day to buy is April 17, 2023. Only 100 yearbooks left. Go to the ASB and buy your copy!

8th Grade Panoramic Picture is this Monday

Eighth graders, on Monday, April 10, we will be taking our panoramic picture for the yearbook during Advisory. If you want to be in it, you will need to be on time as we will be going to the field as soon as the bell rings. If you want to order a panoramic picture, please read the information below.

7th Graders and your parents to take the 2023 California Healthy Kids Survey

Seventh Graders, this week you will take the California Healthy Kids Survey during Advisory. It was also sent to you on Friday so that you could take it at home. Every year, all seventh graders in the district takes this survey. The results provide us with data as to what we are doing well and what we need to improve on. Parents, your unique link was sent to you. We need 25% of parents to complete the survey in order for the results to be released to us. That is about 120 parents. Parents, please help us and complete the survey.

CAASPP Testing on April 17-21, 2023

State testing will take place on April 17-21, 2023. We will have a testing schedule for this week, which results in a 12:55pm release day. Please see the flyer below.

Registration and Enrollment for 2023-2023 School Year

ALL students (current and incoming) MUST REGISTER for the following year. Please read the section on Registration Section below. All current 7th grade families, please complete this process for your 7th grader sooner than later. It helps us with master schedule building

Adelante Mujer Conference is Fast Approaching

Lady Falcons, Adelante Mujer is an excellent conference for you to attend in April. It will be held at Rancho Del Rey on April 15, 2023. Bring your mom with you and learn together. Click on the link to register for the conference https://tinyurl.com/AM30Conference.

Falcons, let's have a wonderful and safe week.


Mrs. Finley

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8th Grade Panoramic Picture

Panoramic Picture is on Monday, April 10, 2023 during Advisory. Be on time or you might miss it. click on the Title Bar to download the order form.

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Progress Report 2 is April 14, 2023

Students, the last progress report before final grades is next week.

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Coffee With the Principal - Vaping Presentation

Parents, for our final Coffee with the Principal, CVPD with McAllister will be providing presentation on vaping and what parents need to know about it. Please join us.

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CAASPP Testing Is In One Week: April 17-21, 2023

Students, please know that state testing will start the week of April 17.

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2023-2024 Registration Information

This is everything you need to know for registration and enrollment.

Falcon Families,

It is that time again to register your children for the 2023-2023 school year. ALL students (current and incoming) MUST REGISTER for the following year. Online Registration (OLR) opens Monday, March 13, 2023.Below are all the links that are important for registration.

  • Click HERE to access the registration page on our website.
  • Click HERE to access Parent/Student Campus Portal to register.
  • Click HERE to access the district transfer process.

Current 8th Graders:

Starting tomorrow, you can register your child for next year. Go to Campus Portal to register your child. If you have moved, you will need to complete the required documents.

New Students:

You should have received an email from the district with an activation key. If not, wait for it as you will need the activation key to open an account for the district. Click HERE to access all the required registration documents.

New Transfer Students

You will receive your email with the activation key from the district also. If you have not received it, please reach out to your home school and see if they have your email and/or activation key. Once you have that email, click HERE to create your district account. Then apply for an intra-district transfer in your Campus Portal Account. The transfer application is online and can be found in the tab that is titled "More." The open enrollment transfer window opens starting April 3, 2023 until May 5, 2023. Once your transfer has been approved, then you can start the registration process at HTM.

  • Click on either English or Spanish version to access the Open Enrollment FAQs
  • Click on either the English or Spanish version of the Open Enrollment Flowchart.
  • Click either the English or Spanish version of the Open Enrollment Parent Letter.

For more information, please contact at school at 619.498.2700.

Available Academic Support for all Falcons

Falcons, you should have received your grades this morning on Campus Portal. If you are doing poorly, please attend Falcon Scholars and/or Saturday Academy.

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Adelante Mujer Conference 2023

Once again, we thank you in advance for your continued support and look forward to seeing you at our 30th Annual Adelante Mujer in-person Conference! You may now register using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/AM30Conference


This is an excellent conference for all our Latina students. Let's send a big delegation this year. Click on the link to register for the conference https://tinyurl.com/AM30Conference.

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FLAGS Rummage Sale Information

Families, if you have things sell, now is the time to support our FLAGS Rummage Sale occurring April 22, 2023

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Click Here to Access the Student Handbook

Falcons, click on the button to access your handbook.