Hillview Middle School

Hillview is selling Spirit Wear!

 

While we might be on distance learning, why not still show your school spirit!

Hillview’s PTSA is very excited to share a spirit wear fundraiser with all of you. Check out the variety of items they have to offer. From short and long sleeve shirts, to baseball shirts, tie dye shirts, sweaters, and even a zipper jacket.

 

Check out the details and put in your order at https://irprinting.bigcartel.com/

 

We hope all of you consider supporting their fundraiser and show some school spirit with one or more of these great items.

 

Orders can be placed starting today, until February 1st, and will take 3-4 weeks to be filled. You have the option to pick up (please enter the discount code “freepickup” at check out), or have it shipped to you directly if you prefer contactless. The pickup location will be at IronRootz in Palmdale (41770 12th Street West, Suite D.)  Pickup dates and times will be noted later.

 

Thank you for all your support! Go Hawks!!!

Sincerely,

Hillview PTSA


Minimum Day Details

Fridays will continue to be minimum days. 

Students on the yearlong district distance learning program follow their normal minimum day schedule for those days. 

Students on Hillview's block schedule distance learning follow the minimum day schedule below, for either Odd or Even days (as noted.)

Learning Lab & After School Tutoring - Get some extra help!

Does your child need some extra help?  Learning lab is available every day from about 10:35 – 11:20am (during Hillview’s lunch time.)  Students can find the Google Classroom code in their advisory class.  Students are welcome to join the Learning Lab’s Google Meet and get help from our AVID aides.  Break out rooms will be set up to assist students in each subject. 

 

We also have after school tutoring available every Thursday from 1:55-2:55pm.  Google Classroom codes for this can also be found in your child's advisory Google Classroom.

Beginning on Monday, 10/12, we started a new schedule!

 

The School Board met on 10/6/20 and approved a new district calendar.  The days of school remain the same; however, all Fridays are now minimum days.  In a few cases, some Thursday minimum days were also added in.  You can access those new calendars here:

District Calendar - Updated 10/6/20 (English)

District Calendar - Updated 10/6/20 (Spanish)

 

With the move to having every Friday as a minimum day, Hillview adjusted our daily schedule.  Beginning 10/12/20, we began following the schedule noted here:

Monday & Wednesday - Even Period Days (2nd, 4th, Lunch, Advisory, 8th.)

Tuesday & Thursday - Odd Period Day (1st, 3rd, Lunch, Advisory, 7th.)

Friday - All classes, minimum day (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Advisory, Lunch, 7th, 8th.)  -  On Friday, students go to advisory BEFORE lunch.

 

Basically, we are swapping our Monday and Friday.  Mondays are now Even Days, and Fridays now follow the "All Class" schedule."

Below is that schedule, as well as a list of all of the Even, Odd, All days for the year.  Please review and download these files.

 

Hillview At-Home Distance Learning Schedule Updated 10-12-20

 

Hillview's Even / Odd / All Day Schedule Updated 10-12-20

Minimum days are noted in yellow and have an "m" under the date.

 

 

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.

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 1/14/21

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

We have been planning for some of our students to return to face-to-face instruction beginning today, but due to the continual increase in COVID-19 cases, directions from Los Angeles County Department of Public Health advised that students remain on distance learning.  
Parents of students who were to return to in-person instruction received notice of this change last week.  Our current return date for those students is January 25th, but the Board will consider this again at its next meeting, January 19th.  Attached you will find the advice letter from LACDPH for your information.

During this week, you should receive your children’s first semester report of progress.  In addition, the most recent assessment of their academic progress from the NWEA will be sent to you. Our schools are closed for winter break, but classes will resume on January 11, 2021.  At this point, we anticipate that some students will return to transitional kindergarten and kindergarten classes on campus.  Some TK-6th grade students in mild/moderate special day classes will also return to classes on campus.

I am hopeful that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break, and that your children have had a successful return to their online classes to round out the first semester of our school year.  Certainly the cold morning and evening weather is a major indicator that winter is just around the corner.  Many of us enjoy that crisp morning and evening air; invigorating for sure!

In this article:

Report Cards, Assessment Reports

Return to Face-to-Face Instruction for TK/K and Certain Special Day Students

TK/K Students

Mild/Moderate Special Day Classes TK-6 

Upcoming Events

As we enter the week of Thanksgiving, it is an opportunity to express my gratitude for allowing our staff to work with you and your family.  Though the past 8+ months have been unprecedented and unexpected, I am thankful for our Board, our staff and all our parents for the collective work that has been done to ensure that our students still receive the best possible educational experience.  I am hopeful that you and your family will have an opportunity to spend some quality time together, while taking a break from school. 

In this post:

* COVID-19 Update on School Reopening Plans
* Westside Wire Update
* School Lunches
* Student Technology
* Additional Resources

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

Calendar

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.