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!!
Congratulations to both the 6th-grade and the Kindergarten classes of 2017 as they have successfully completed these important milestones in their education and continue to move onward and upward!