Dr. Suchinski, Superintendent
Dr. Kevin Suchinski, Superintendent
Superintendent’s Message August 2017
Dear Hillside Families:
We are fast approaching the start of the school year and are looking forward to another great school year. The first day of school is Monday, August 28th. Please note the school day will start at 8:45 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. for all students. With the start of school, families face challenges ranging from early wake up calls, shorter daylight hours, and anxiousness about starting school to many more. Listed below are some tips for starting school:
- Talk with your child about the schedule they will be on for school
- During the first few days of school create a routine to follow- Homework, outside time, bedtime etc.
- Ask your child about his/her feelings about starting school- both the excitement and concerns
Finally, stress to your child that you will work as a team to tackle the difficulties together and encourage them to hit their “TURBO BUTTON”.
For more information regarding starting school visit:
U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement, “Helping Your Child Succeed in School”: http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/family/succeed/index.html
PTO Back to School Picnic
I would like to invite everyone to the PTO Back to School Picnic on Wednesday, August 23rd from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for students and families to get together, enjoy some food and enjoy one last night before the start of school. There will be plenty of fun activities, raffles, and an opportunity to climb aboard the Hillside Fire Truck and Police Humvee.
We are excited to roll out a new website that has new features including a twitter feed, news alerts, staff directory, and other exciting features. www.hillside93.org. In addition, we are excited to announce that we have a twitter account and ask you to follow us at @HillsideD93.
We are having an orientation for all new kindergarten students/families on Monday, August 21st at 10:00 a.m. Please join us!!!
2017-2018 Student Registration
If you have not done so, we encourage you to return the 2017-2018 Student Registration Packet and complete the Online Registration Process ASAP to ensure proper scheduling for next year. This year’s registration fee is $100 per student. Parents/guardians must complete the online registration process, return all required forms, and provide proof of residency in order to be completely registered. Per the Administrative Procedures for Board Policy 7:160 Student Residency, all families must provide proof of residency within the district.
The Main Office and Administrative Staff will be available to assist with online registration and proof of residency.
District and School Office Hours
The District and School Office hours until Friday, August 11 will be:
Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Starting the week of Monday, August 14th, the District and School Offices will resume regular working hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Bus Schedules will be sent/emailed home on August 21st and if you have any questions regarding your route/stop, please contact the Main Office.
School Calendar 2017-2018
The 2017-2018 School Calendar is posted on the website at www.hillside93.org.
Yours in education,
Dr. Kevin Suchinski