Schools Reopen September 8th 2015!
A Message from the Interim Superintendent of Schools
Dear Members of the Educational Community:
Welcome back to the start of another school year. I am pleased to serve as the Interim Superintendent of Schools for the 2015-16 school year. I will make every effort to ensure that all of our students are given the tools they will need to learn in a safe and nurturing environment.
Schools reopen on September 8th. I hope that all of the students are enthusiastic and looking forward to all of the opportunities to have fun while learning. To those students and staff members joining the Hillside Public Schools for the first time, you have made the right choice. We look forward to an exciting and productive school year.
We will continue to utilize the district’s broadcast message system to send important information to you in a timely fashion. It is most effective when e-mail addresses and phone numbers are kept up to date. If any of your numbers have changed please notify your school secretary. The message system will be used during the year in the event of an interruption in the school day due to inclement weather or any emergency condition. We will also utilize the notification system for sharing announcements of meetings and special situations.
Please refer to the “Bell Schedule” on the home page of the District’s web site for regular school hours as well as delayed openings:
As a reminder, the Parent module for Genesis, the online student information system is open to parents. You are able to access your child’s grades, attendance, discipline record, academic record and other important information from any computer with internet connection. If you have not already done so, please contact your child’s school secretary for log-in information or if you have any questions. I sincerely hope that through parental involvement and our combined efforts we can achieve our goal of raising the achievement level of every student.
My very best wishes to you for a safe and healthy school year.
Zende L. Clark
Free Keyboarding Resources
As you may know, keyboarding skills are an important part of our PARCC test preparation.
Here are some free online keyboarding resources your child can practice at home:
Animated Typing Tutorial: This is a great starting point for anyone who would like to improve his/her keyboarding skills. (It is free, so you may choose to skip the ads): http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/tutor/video-index.php
Where are you going on Summer Vacation?
Not Sure? Try escaping to a fun and adventurous place in a book. Reading over the summer not only is relaxing, but will help you make progress in reading next year.
All students entering grades K-12 are expected to read over the summer. Please click Here to access your summer assignment.
Summer 2015 Reading
Assignments will be collected during the first 2 weeks of school.
For the safety of your family, you may wish to monitor the applications your children are using on their portable devices.
Read this article for details