While the faculty and administration of Hillcrest understand the excitement and educational opportunity surrounding Monday’s rare total eclipse, due to the danger of possible permanent eye damage, students will not be allowed to view the event while at school. HCS cannot guarantee the absolute safety of all our students, even if they have the appropriate glasses.
Parents, if you wish for your child to see this event first-hand, please consider checking him or her out from school. And, for more information, check out NASA’s website dedicated to this event.
Junior Students and Parents: Herff-Jones will be coming to Hillcrest TUESDAY in order to deliver class rings!! Anyone who ordered last year will meet in the library during break to pick up his or her order.
Please be aware that only those who have already paid in full, or who bring money Tuesday to pay the remainder of the balance due, will be allowed to get their rings that day. Contact Mrs. Bridges if you have any questions; she can tell you how to get in touch with our representative.
Upper School students will pick up class schedules (which will also list their locker numbers) in the front foyer of the high school building on Friday, August 4th, between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Student Council members will be there to pass out schedules, as well as to give tours to new students who would like to find their classrooms and meet their teachers.
One more reminder to parents: If you haven’t already done so, please sign up now for the new cafeteria payment system, using this link and the instructions document under the “Forms, Documents & Links” header on this page’s sidebar. The school cafeterias will not handle cash this year, so this is a required step if your child plans to buy lunch or food at any time.
Attention, parents: In our continued efforts to improve our upper and lower school cafeterias’ efficiency and to make them more “user friendly,” we now have lunch management software which provides parents and students a safe and secure way to pay for student meals online!! The product we have selected and employed is EZ School Apps, and parents, rather than having to run up to the school in the middle of your busy day to give your child lunch money or getting a hefty bill at the end of the term, now you can pay from any browser using EZ Parent Center!! Once you are signed up, you will be able to do the following easily:
- deposit money into your student’s account any time and anywhere
- view your student’s account balance 24/7
- track your student’s payments and purchases
- and more!!
Please click on THIS LINK (which will also be listed under “Forms, Documents & Links”) and follow the directions listed in the document in order to set up your account TODAY.
Also, we know that students are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their 2017 – 2018 class schedules; we are in the process of importing all data into a new school-wide grading system which will provide parents (and teachers and students!) with “a full-featured, cloud-based solution” that enables them to stay engaged in their children’s education and performance, including grades, attendance records, teacher notes, conduct infractions, calendars, assignments and more. Though it will take some time for teachers and staff to learn all the “ins and outs” of using our new system, MSP, soon parents will more easily be able to keep track of their children’s progress without having to interrupt teachers’ instructional (or personal) time in order to request information. Please keep checking this website regularly, along with all Hillcrest social media, for ever-changing information.
We are excited about these (and even more!) improvements, as well as about a new school year!!