WINGS Newsletter July 2017 Edition

Hello, Falcons!  Please click on the link for the WINGS July 2017 edition.   WINGS is Hilltop Middle School’s monthly newsletter and features school events highlighting…

  • Leadership Development and Systems Innovation
  • Equity, Culture, and Support Services
  • Teaching and Learning

IMPORTANT: Meal Application Information


You MUST complete a Meal Application for your student(s) as soon as possible.  Please login to your Campus Portal account at https://campusportal.sweetwaterschools.org/campus/portal/sweetwater.jsp to complete your application.  Students receiving free/reduced meals MUST have a completed meal application to continue receiving free/reduced meals.

IF you are having trouble accessing your Campus Portal account, please come to school to receive a paper application.  You may also apply at the Sweetwater district’s Nutrition Services Office at 1130 Fifth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 919191, phone # (619) 691-5510.

Your attention and cooperation are very much appreciated and will benefit your student(s).  Thank you.


17-18 7th Grade Orientation

Incoming 7th grade students and parents are invited to attend orientation on Thursday July 13, 2017.

Times are as follows:

Last names A-L 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Last names M-Z 12:30 to 2:30 PM

Come and check out what Hilltop Middle is all about and get ready for the first day of school on Thursday July 20, 2017.

The ASB will be selling PE clothes, uniform shirts, college & spirit at all events. Quantities and sizes are limited. Cash and check only.

***The FLAGS program students will have an orientation on Friday July 14, 2017 from 8:00 to 12:00***



WINGS Newsletter 05-30-17

38th and last newsletter for SY 2016-17…  Someone once said to me, “Are you crazy?! You’re putting out a newsletter EVERY week?!”  Yes, it’s extra work for a first-year administrator who’s already had to navigate challenging learning curves, but the newsletter was a way for me to get to know Hilltop Middle School community.  So regardless of the work, I have gained so much from doing this every week.  It truly was a privilege!

So, happy last week of school, Falcons!  Please click on the link for the Wings (5/29/2017) Edition: Equity, Culture, and Support Services.  In this edition, we are featuring the following:

  • 7th Grade EOC Schedule for May 30 to June 1st
  • 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony information – Check out 8th Grade Picnic tweets!
  • SDCOE’s Program Evaluation Institute
  • SBCS Promise Neighborhood’s “Academic Advocate Night”
  • Falcon FLIGHT’s “WE Day”
  • Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) Reclassification Ceremony and Celebration
  • Good-byes and Hellos – Summer Kick-Off

This is the last week of school for SY 2016-2017.  YEAH!  Thank you for following the HTM WINGS Newsletter every week. See you next school year!



Tdap Booster Requirement

Tdap Booster

All children are required to have their vaccinations fully completed before enrolling in grades TK – 12th unless exempted as provided by law.

 The state of California has required a Tdap booster to immunize against Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. Any student entering the 7th grade at Hilltop Middle School for the 2017-2018 school year will be required to show proof of the vaccine by registration this summer. It is the State law.

 If at the time of registration proof of vaccination cannot be provided, YOUR STUDENT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER.

 If on the first day of school, Thursday, July 20, proof of vaccination cannot be provided, YOUR STUDENT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND SCHOOL.

 Vaccines can be obtained at any SD public health immunization clinic. For times and locations call 760-740-4000. In addition, your local pharmacies are providing the vaccine. Some of the participating stores are: Costco Pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy, Ralphs Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Target Pharmacy, Vons Pharmacy and Walgreens Pharmacy.

 After receiving the vaccine, please give a COPY of verification to the Hilltop Middle School Health Office.  Thank you.


WINGS Newsletter 05-22-17

Happy 37th week of school, Falcons!  Please click on the link for the Wings (5/22/2017) Edition: Teaching and Learning.  In this edition, we are featuring the following:

  • 8th Grade EOC Schedule for May 23rd to May 25th
  • STEAM Team pull-out day
  • AVID Site Team pull-out day
  • Liu’s field trip to Hsi Lai Temple, Ranch 99, and Chinatown
  • FLAGS Portfolio Night
  • Talent Show video tweet
  • PotterCon
  • Author reading video tweet
  • Math Diagnostic Placement Test (MDPT)
  • Kids Matter’s “Give or Take”


This is the last week of school for our 8th Graders.  Please wish them well on their journey to High School J Have a great week, Falcons!