Hillview Middle School

Congratulations 8th Graders, Class of 2020

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Announcements

On Friday, July 17th, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all school campuses to remain physically closed in counties on the state’s monitoring list due to spiking COVID-19 cases. This includes Los Angeles County. Schools cannot re-open until their county has come off the state’s monitoring list for 14 consecutive days.

Our Board held a special meeting on Monday, July 20th to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and determine how the 20-21 school year will open for our students given the Governor’s Order. Read more in this post.

The celebration of our nation’s independence provides us an important opportunity to reflect on the events of this past spring. In forging our nation, our Founding Fathers laid out lofty principles by which the nation should be established.

 

As we all know, these unprecedented times have made us reconsider how we go about educating our students, and the impressive levels of public participation show that we are, indeed, all in this together. After nearly six hours of presentation and discussion, the Board voted unanimously that in the best interest of the health and safety of our students and staff to implement the following for our opening on August 5, 2020

School Begins on Monday, August 10th. 

All classes will be online initially. 

 

Books, Chromebooks, and PowerSchool and Google Classroom Login Info can be picked up at Hillview next week.  Please follow the schedule below; all times are 8:00am - 2:00pm:

     6th grade and all functional skills students: Wednesday, 8/5

     7th grade: Thursday, 8/6

     8th grade:  Friday, 8/7

 

See the phone message sent on 7/31/20 for more details (under the News and Calendar tab.)

 

 

Incoming 7th Grade Course Request Form

The forms are now closed.  If you just enrolled and are interested in honors classes, please email Mr. Lots at r.lots@westside.k12.ca.us.  If you need to change something about a form you already submitted, please also email Mr. Lots.  If you plan to take regular classes, there is no need to do anything.

 

 

Incoming 8th Grade Course Request Form

The forms are now closed.  If you just enrolled and are interested in honors classes, please email Mr. Lots at r.lots@westside.k12.ca.us.  If you need to change something about a form you already submitted, please also email Mr. Lots.  If you plan to take regular classes, there is no need to do anything.

 

 

 

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!

 

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/

 


 

Updated 3/15 @ 4:48pm - Phone Message sent with information about how to get breakfast and/or lunch at Hillview and other District schools.  Details are explained in this link:

Breakfast and/or Lunch Information

 


Please check under the "News & Calendar" tab, under "Phone Call Transcripts" for transcripts of all phone messages sent out.

 

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 a minimum 3.0 GPA in fourth and fifth grade (or 3/4 grades on standards based report cards.) 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 7/31/20

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!!!

News

COVID-19 continues to be a major concern across our country. Los Angeles County has seen the increase in cases over the past week, and while there are no cases identified by Public Health in the Antelope Valley, we are taking additional steps to keep our school safe for the students, staff and community.

Read more about COVID-19 Parent Notice

The health and wellness of students, staff, volunteers and families is our highest priority. When any alarming incident like the 2019 novel COVID-19 occurs, we all want honest information. I am writing today to update you on the state of the COVID-19 from our perspective. I also want to share information regarding steps that we are taking to minimize the chance of transmission at our school sites.

The novel COVID-19 has garnered extensive attention worldwide. There are only a very limited number of cases in the United States, but we can expect the number of domestic cases to increase over coming weeks.

At this time, the risk of exposure to Westside students, staff and volunteers is extremely limited but caution should, nonetheless, be observed.

Read more about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Westside Union School District

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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.