Hillview Middle School

Learning Lab - 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. 

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 10/16/20

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!!!

Announcements

In the upcoming weeks, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will be making visits to our school sites to confirm that we are compliant with the directives we’ve been given.  The visitors will also be ensuring that all staff members on site know what the protocols are, and how to protect both students and staff as they return to the campus.

We seem to be moving slowly into fall. Unfortunately, the heat has continued to make fighting the fires in California difficult, and the smoke has produced unhealthy air quality throughout our state and especially in our Valley. We are approaching the end of our first quarter of the school year, and you should anticipate receiving a progress report for each of your children in the mail following the close of this first quarter on October 9th.

We are especially concerned for our neighbors in the Antelope Valley who have been victims of several fires, and we join others in trying to support efforts to help families safely return home. Congratulations and thanks for many years of dedicated service to members of our staff who are choosing to retire at the end of September.  We will certainly miss our colleagues and our students and families will miss the special ways in which they have supported our students.

Congratulations to Westside Union School District, which was honored by @AVAQMD with the annual William J. Pete Knight Achievement In Reducing Emissions (AIRE) award.The Board will hold its semi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 15th. Items on the agenda include recognition of additional retirees, ACSA Golden Apple Award, IDEA Academy Presentation, Unaudited Actuals, Learning Continuity Plan, and current orders from LA County Public Health.

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

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.