Hillside News Brief

November 6, 2020

Hillside Elementary School Website

Check out our brand new website!

Dates for You

Friday, November 13 - Spirit Day (wear orange and blue or Hillside spirit wear)

Tuesday, November 24 - Picture Makeup Day at Hillside

November 25-29 - Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, December 9 - NO STUDENTS at Hillside (Extended Campus SEL lesson only)

Holiday Assistance Available

Hillside Families:


If you are in need of Holiday Assistance, please contact our school counselor, Zach Maloley, or school social worker, April Anderson. Contact information for Mr. Maloley and Ms. Anderson:


Maloley: 402-408-8462; maloley.zachary@westside66.net


Anderson: 402-408-8914; anderson.april@westside66.net

Heelys at School: Please help us!

Parents and Guardians:


Please help us to maintain a safe (and sane) learning environment at school by leaving the Heely shoes at home. When students come to school in Heelys (sneakers with a roller skate feature in the soles of the shoes), students can't help but skate in places they should not. Even if a child pinky-promises he or she will not engage the roller skate aspect of the shoes, it's very tempting.


We would request that students save their Heelys for weekends and vacations and wear regular shoes for learning at Hillside. Thank you so much for your assistance.


Cynthia Bailey, Principal

Extended Campus for Second Semester 2020-21

Please see the information included below about our K-12 Extended Campus Learner program for second semester. An application link will be available for elementary families on November 10. The application for secondary families is embedded in the newsletter.


CLICK HERE: https://www.smore.com/etpk0


(For problems with that link, please cut and paste this into your browser:


https://www.smore.com/etpk0 )


We have also attached this document for your review


smore_newsletter (2).pdf


Thank you!

Westside Community Schools

Health Information and Reminders

Dear Hillside Parents and Guardians,

Students’ health and safety is our priority. Thank you for all you are doing with the before-school screenings and keeping your child healthy. The data from the screening app really helps us!

In this challenging time, please continue to encourage kids to eat healthy, get adequate sleep, and get plenty of outdoor play/exercise. These lifestyle choices strengthen the immune system and also teach children to become healthy adults. Self-care and mental health are things we frequently overlook, remember to take time for yourself and continue to educate your children on the present issues.


Please continue to teach and model and remind children to use the 3 W’s Wait (social distancing), Washing hands and Wearing a mask.


If your child has asthma, a severe allergy, diabetes, a seizure disorder, or any other health condition, please send a Doctor’s Emergency Action Plan to the school along with needed medications and orders (please see our Health Room Assistant, Mrs. Ecklebe, for one if you need it). Thanks to everyone who sent updated vaccinations and health physicals.


We are currently working on screening for vision, hearing, height and weight. We will reschedule the dental checks for later in the year.


If you have any questions about any of this information, please reach out to me.


Andrea Baughman, RN, BSN

Baughman.Andrea@westside66.net

Westside Elementary School Nurses

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