A.P. Morris / ECC

Calvin Coolidge

George Washington


Hurden Looker

Walter O. Krumbiegel

Hillside High School

Bell Schedule 2015-2016

Bell Schedule for 2015-16.pdf

District-Parent-School Partnership


Day/Date:         Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Time:                  6:30pm-7:30pm

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Title I Parent Information Session.pdf


Notice concerning upgrades to school security facilities and procedures – Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School and Hillside High School


The Board of Education has been working on the security at the schools, particularly with the upgrades of exterior doors and the addition of vestibules at main entrances.  


Metal detectors are also now installed and in use at WOK and Hillside High School.  


Students, parents/guardians and visitors will be subject to search when entering the buildings.  The cooperation of everyone will help in maintaining an orderly entry process.  


Please keep in mind the following that will assist with the screening process:

Ø  Bins/tables are available for placing cellphones and other electronic devices

Ø  Pockets will need to be emptied of other metallic devices/articles.



Ø  Box cutters

Ø  Firearms

Ø  Knives, multi-tools, scissors, etc.


All book bags, handbags and the like will be searched upon entry to the buildings.


Students, parents/guardians and visitors are asked to always follow the instructions of the security officers, school administrators and other school officials.  Failure to do so may result in individuals being denied entrance to the schools.


Thank you for your cooperation as we work together toward maintaining the highest degree of safety and security at our schools while being as welcoming and non-intrusive as possible.



            The Board of Education of the Township of Hillside in the County of Union, New Jersey (the "Board") hereby gives notice that a public hearing shall be held on September 17, 2015 at 7:30 P.M. at Saybrook School, 1100 Woodruff Avenue, Hillside, New Jersey to consider a lease purchase financing in an amount not exceeding $6,750,000 to provide funds for the construction of an addition and renovations at the George Washington School to provide four classrooms, a gymnasium and related rooms and space and all costs necessary therefore or incidental thereto. As part of the transaction, the Board intends to transfer to the lessor an interest in George Washington School, and the property will be leased back to the Board pursuant to a lease purchase agreement. The total cost of this project is expected to not exceed $8,600,000 with the Board contributing approximately $1,850,000 as a capital contribution. The lease will be paid over five years.  Taxpayers and other interested persons shall have the opportunity to present questions or to make comments to the Board and the public with respect to the proposed project, the estimated costs and the proposed method of financing.

                                 Kenneth Weinheimer

                                 Business Administrator/Board Secretary


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

For our little ones: 
Dance Mat Typing: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr#z34thyc
ABCYa! Cup Stacking: http://www.abcya.com/cup_stack_typing_game.htm

Alpha Munchies: http://www.abcya.com/kids_typing_game.htm
Keyboard Challenge: http://www.abcya.com/keyboard.htm

For our advanced students: 
Power Typing Letters: http://www.powertyping.com/qwerty/lessonsq.html
Power Typing Words and Letters:http://www.powertyping.com/baracuda/baracuda.htm


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

Monday, October 12
District Closed
Columbus Day
Thursday, October 15
Regular Meeting
6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
at Saybrook School, 1100 Woodruff Avenue, Hillside, NJ.  Following the opening of the meeting the board will adjourn to closed executive session.  Open session will resume at approximately 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 3
Staff Developmemt- Schools Closed for Students

Thu, Nov 5 - Fri, Nov 6
NJEA Conference- District Closed
Tue, Nov 10 - Thu, Nov 12
Early Dismissal Pre-K thru grade 8
Parent/Teacher Conferences

Sharon Festante
HIB Coordinator

George Washington School
1530 Leslie Street, Hillside, NJ
908.352.7664 ext 7401

As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Hillside Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Sharon Festante, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.

HIB Self-Assessment Grade

Additional information is at:
District Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) Information

Hillside Food Services Information

Director Matt Leonardis
(908) 352-7664 ext.6453
195 Virginia St
Hillside NJ, 07205

Free & Reduced Meal Application can now be completed online at www.LunchApplication.com

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Dealing with your children’s school lunch money just got a whole lot easier!  Through the K12PaymentCenter 


2015-16 free and reduced meal information
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