Hillview Middle School

Have a great summer!

School resumes on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021.

21-22 New Student Information

Are you new to Westside?  If so, please complete the course request form below.  Incoming 6th grade DOES NOT do this.  Please click on your child's grade for 21-22 below to complete your form. 

YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN TO A GOOGLE ACCOUNT TO ACCESS THE FORMS.

7th Grade in 21-22 - Course Request Form

8th Grade in 21-22 - Course Request Form

 


Please visit this link for some videos about the different classes we have here at Hillview.  It's not everything, but check it out: https://www.westside.k12.ca.us/hv/student-life/new-student-information


 

BAND

We would like to invite your child to join the Hillview Middle School Music Program next year. We have 2 elective classes available to 7th, and 8th grade students and they are open to students of all music levels. To sign up, please fill out the Google Form linked below, you may also contact the band director, Mr. Bastidas, directly.

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTMZ7fwcRU0J4RP2RJMj6fZmpo-gEjq2cTQM6la-O5yko-iA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Mr. Bastidas’ email: b.bastidas@westside.k12.ca.us


 

The 21-22 School Calendar is here!

Calendar Link - Click Here


 

High School Enrollment Information

See this link:

High School Enrollment Info


 

 

Visit our counselor's new Web Page! Mrs. Schmid has posted some great stuff!

https://sites.google.com/westside.k12.ca.us/hvms-counselors-corner/home

You have to be logged in to your Westside Google Account for this page to open.

If you have questions, concerns, worries, or just need some resources, this is a great place to begin!


 

Reopening Protocols

Included here are our reopening protocols for when students return from the COVID closures. Updated 4/14/21.

Reopening Protocols for K-12 Schools

School Plan for Safe Reopening

Join Our PTSA Facebook Page

We invite Hillview parents and staff to join our PTSA Facebook page.  You  can search for Hillview PTSA on Facebook.  We have lots of great items posted there, including current pictures and videos from staff, etc.

Here is the link: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1626018347647036/

 

California Gold Ribbon School

Hillview Middle School was selected as a 2017 California Gold Ribbon School. We are the only Gold Ribbon middle school in the Antelope Valley and the only school selected in the AV for the 2017 award. Great job to the entire Hillview Community!

California Department of Education Gold Ribbon School

Hillview Middle School is located in the southwest portion of the Antelope Valley. It serves 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and has approximately 990 students enrolled. 6th grade students from Cottonwood, Esperanza, and Rancho Vista feed into Hillview Middle School. The Hillview sixth grade population is made up of students that applied to attend a 6th grade honors program. These students were selected to attend Hillview through an application process which required good attendance and grades. These students come from various schools within the district and outside of the district. The school buildings consist of one main building composed of 20 classrooms, two Science Labs, Library, Home Economics room, Art Room, Woodshop, two Computer Labs and a Cafeteria. There are also a meeting/conference room, a speech room, a counselor’s office, an office for our bi-lingual aide, and the administrative offices. In addition, there are 16 relocatable classrooms, a music room, and a gymnasium with boys’ and girls’ locker rooms, and two additional computer labs. The school includes grass and concrete play areas with equipment and a patio with picnic tables.

 

 

Phone Message Transcripts are all posted here!! Updated 6/2/21

Be sure to check under "New & Calendar", "Phone Call Transcripts" for posts of all of our phone messages.

 


Going to College or Career School?

Are you going to college or to a career school? Do you need help with financial aide? Check out this link:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types

Here is a flyer with more information.

Financial Aide Flyer


Do you need to contact us?

If you ever need to contact Hillview, you can refer to the "Teachers and Staff" tab for email addresses.  With the school closure, email is the best way to reach us.

 


Hillview 18-19 Student Body Fundraiser

Thanks to everyone who donated to our 18-19 Fundraiser!

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Hillview would like to thank EVERYONE that donated to our 18-19 Fall ASB Fundraiser. Above is a list of our Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze business partners.

Kindness Certified School District


The Great Kindness Challenge is one school week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible, choosing from a 50 item checklist.

In 2019, Hillview was selected by the Special Olympics as a Uniform Champion School.  Great job Hawks!!!

Announcements

Many of our schools will be holding Kinder Kamp for entering kindergarten students. Please check the website of your child’s school for more specific information about this program. Registration for next school year is still underway. If you need to register a child who will be new to our district, all registration is available on line.

Wow! We have actually completed the 2020-21 school year amongst unimaginable changes to how schools operate during the pandemic. We are looking forward to seeing what adjustments will be made on June 15th when California reopens. The patience and cooperation of you and your students have made the necessary changes possible, but we are sure looking toward a return to school as it was pre-COVID when summer break ends on August 4, 2021!

Registration is currently underway for our students and be completed online. Congratulations to our 8th grade students who are being promoted to high school. We have appreciated being part of your elementary school journey! Best of luck in high school.

These past few months have been busy as we’ve welcomed back students of in-person learning.  Initially we anticipated that all the students who’d chosen hybrid learning would return when LACDPH allowed reopening, many families preferred to remain on distance learning for the remainder of this school year.  Though this change resulted in some teacher changes, we were able to accommodate the choices of most families, and I thank our staff for their tireless efforts to make those changes possible.  We are pleased to have students back on campus and have appreciated all of your support and cooperation in making this transition.

In this article:

- DELAC Meeting May 14th at 10:00

- Superintendent's Advisory May 25th at 12:15

- Middle School Promotion Ceremonies in June

- Year Long Distance Learning for 2021-22

- 2021-2022 School Year Enrollment and Transfers

- Board of Trustee meeting May 4th and 18th at 6:00 PM - watch via YouTube!

- Honoring Service of Teachers (May 4th), Classified employees (May 18th), Management (June 8)

- Valley View and Greg Anderson Academy become WASC Accredited! 

At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees last night, Memoranda of Understanding with Westside Union Teachers Association were approved, paving the way for the special needs students to return effective Monday, April 19th. Also, the Board of Trustees approved the use of the NWEA as the annual assessment for our students this year.  Our students will have completed 3 administrations of this assessment to measure their academic progress throughout the year, allowing the Board to waive administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for the 2020-21 school year.

News

The Palmdale General Plan Update continues! The City of Palmdale is seeking community input on their preferred land use alternative and General Plan Land Use map, which is the blueprint for land uses across Palmdale. A survey is available online at https://Palmdale2045.org and a live presentation with questions and answers will be held virtually on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Read more about Envision Palmdale 2045, a complete community

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health is adopting a staged approach, supported by science and public health expertise, to enable schools serving students from kindergarten through Grade 12 to reopen safely.

Please note: This document may be updated as new information and resources become available. Go to http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/ for updates to this document.


Read more about County of Los Angeles - Reopening Protocols for K-12 Schools

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School District Integrated Pest Management Plan

It is the goal of Westside Union School District to implement IPM by focusing on long-term prevention or suppression of pests through accurate pest identification, by frequent monitoring for pest presence, by applying appropriate action levels, and by making the habitat less conducive to pests using sanitation and mechanical and physical controls. Pesticides that are effective will be used in a manner that minimizes risks to people, property, and the environment, and only after other options have been shown ineffective.

Our pest management objectives are:

  • To implement a safe and effective program to protect the health and well-being of students and staff, plus maintain a productive learning environment.
  • Prevent pests from spreading in the schools and minimize pesticide exposure to students, staff, and the public.