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Principal's Corner

Good Morning Falcon Parents and Students,

As we are one week closer to the end of the school year, it is time to focus upon ending the year on a positive note. Keep the grades up, get ready for CAASP testing, be respectful, be responsible, and be resilient.

For those of you who may not have heard, the Hilltop Middle School eighth grade promotion is on June 1 at 11:30 AM at Hilltop High School. We will provide you with more information about this event as we receive it.

The district and our school are beginning the selection process for the new Hilltop Middle School principal. Our staff will be meeting with our district Human Resources department to discuss what qualities they would like to see in the new principal. An interview panel will be identified that will include teachers, counselors, classified staff, and parents. As I have shared with you, I will continue as the interim principal until the end of the school year while the district and school site are in the process of selecting the next principal.

We are proud to announce that our new 600 building science classrooms are nearly complete and will be ready to use in the very near future. These state-of-the-art classrooms will provide our students with outstanding science facilities. Our teachers and students will now have the opportunity to enhance curricular instruction by being engaged in many more technological and hands-on science activities.

In closing, I cannot emphasize enough how important a role our parents play in the success of Hilltop Middle School. Please continue to stay involved and to encourage your students to do their best and to be on their best behavior as we approach the end of this school year.

Best Regards,

Tom Rodrigo

Interim Principal

Hilltop Middle School

Assistant Principals' Bulletin

Falcon's Families,

Next week, 4/25-4/29, all students will be taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress; also known as CAASPP or SBAC. We will be on a minimum day schedule all week and students will be testing in their advisory classes. Please see the bell schedule below.

In order for everyone to be at their best, please be sure your Falcon goes to bed early, eats a good breakfast and comes to school with a fully charged iPad. If possible, they should also bring a pair of wired headphones, as well. It is also a good idea to have a reading book in case they finish their test session early.

We will be going over tips for testing all this week during advisory.


Ms. Conlon & Ms. Cruz

Bell Schedule 4/25-4/29

Week at a Glance: Week of April 18 - April 22, 2022


  • Falcon Scholar Tutoring


  • Falcon Scholar Tutoring
  • COVID Test Kit Distribution After School


  • Falcon Scholar Tutoring
  • Faculty Meeting (virtual)


  • Falcon Scholar Tutoring
  • COVID Test Kit Distribution After School
  • Rescheduled SSC Meeting


  • Min Day Release @ 1:45

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

COVID Updates

There seems to have been some confusion about our new testing procedures. Many students have registered for the SDSU study, but have not yet picked up their month's supply of testing kits.

If you have registered, pick up your kits in the front of the school on Tuesday or Thursday.

2:30-4:30 PM.

To enroll in the study, click on this link:


Athletes must submit results by Wednesday in order to be eligible to play.

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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