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Assistant Principals' Bulletin

Falcon's Families,

During lunch, students have the opportunity to socialize with friends, play sports on the PE fields or go to the library. We have many students who choose to play card games, attend club meetings, buy snacks from the ASB and of course eat their lunches. So many good choices!

Unfortunately, a couple times last week we had students rush to gather because they thought "something was happening." This reaction resulted in pushing, food throwing and other unacceptable behaviors.

Safety is a priority at Hilltop Middle School. Students must remember that their actions cause a reaction. If that reaction is unsafe, those behaviors will result in consequences.

Make good choices, Falcons. There are many positive activities to engage in during lunch. Find one that suits you!


Ms. Conlon & Ms. Cruz

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Week at a Glance: Week of April 11 - April 15, 2022


  • 8th Grade Panoramic Picture (advisory)
  • Falcon Scholar Tutoring


  • Falcon Scholar Tutoring


  • Coffee w/the Principal @ 8:30 (Zoom)
  • Secure Campus/Lockdown Drill Period 3
  • Falcon Scholar Tutoring


  • Falcon Scholar Tutoring


  • Min Day Release @ 1:45

CAASP Testing 4/25-4/29 (12:55 PM release)

LCAP Survey

We need YOUR input!

As we plan for the 2022-2023 school year, the district needs your input on how allocate funds according to the needs of our Hilltop Community.

Surveys must be completed by Monday, April 11

COVID Updates

Spring Sports are up and running! Clubs continue to grow their interests and have fun! A weekly COVID test is required to participate in all after-school activities. We no longer have Concentric testing at our school. Instead, athletes and club members have these two options:

  1. Register for the SDSU study and test using the kits provided by HTM
  2. Test on their own and bring proof of weekly test (2x weekly for volleyball)

Please join our Coffee with the Principal meeting Wednesday, 4/13 at 8:30 AM to hear more information about the study and get your questions answered. Zoom link at the top of the newsletter and on the school website.

To enroll in the study, click on this link:


For more information, please read the attached letter.

ASB Announcements

After two long years, we are excited to bring back our Annual Falcon Color Run. This will be an exciting event for our students!

This run will take place during the school day, 11:00-12:55, on April 29th, 2022. The ASB students and PE teachers have designed a one and half-mile course that stretches throughout our campus, and along the way, there will be water and color stations where adults will sprinkle the students with colored powder and soak kids with water. (Don’t worry, it is not dangerous--it is food-grade powder. Additionally, masks will be provided upon request if your child has asthma or if you have any concerns, just call the ASB office). The goal is to be as colorful as possible by the end, so please expect that your kids will come home very colorful (and maybe a bit messy)! We will also have adults at water stations at the end of the course, and we’ll have music and a celebration dance party at the finish line!

As you know, Hilltop Middle supports your child in many ways outside of the regular classroom. However, we cannot do all of this without the funds. We need all families to participate in this fundraiser to whatever extent that they are able to. The donation form is also included in this letter. No student is required to fundraise in order to participate in this event.

If you have any questions about the event, please email or call Ms. Reimund in the ASB office (619) 498-2785, or email at sarah.reimund@sweetwaterschools.org

Thank you in advance for supporting our students!

Ms. Reimund

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Yearbooks are Sold Out!

Unfortunately Falcons, after many announcements and reminders about purchasing yearbooks, the ASB is officially sold out. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ms. Reimund.

Falcon Feature

The District Art Show is an annual event for visual art students to showcase their work. There are several judges categories, and we are proud to announce Hilltop Middle School had three winners!

Bianca Moreno received the Mingei Award

Angel Almirante received the Community Choice Award

Kaleb Manzo received the CAEA-SD Award & the Superintendent Award

Congratulations to all the students who participated, our award winners and to Ms. Minaudo for the opportunity to cultivate their artistic abilities.

Go, Falcons!

*If you know a Falcon who should be featured, please contact Ms. Cruz amy.cruz@sweetwaterschools.org

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Do you know a Future Falcon?

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

Please note, Open Enrollment for Inter-District transfers is available through May 6.

Questions about Open Enrollment can be directed to student.services@sweetwaterschools.org .

Or contact the Hilltop MS registrar at maria.quintero@sweetwaterschools.org

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