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Hillside School Safety Plan 2013-2014

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Today: 8/1/15



It is a critical component of your child’s academic and social success that they attend school on time, every day.  The school building opens at 7:30.  The first bell rings at 7:55  so that students can line up ready to enter the classroom.  When a child arrives on time, he or she is able to adequately prepare for the day.  When students are tardy, they disrupt the learning in progress and have difficulty adjusting to the day already in progress.  Please make every effort to ensure your child’s daily, on time attendance at Hillside School.


To clear an absence, students should bring a note from their parent/guardian that includes the following information: name of student, date of absence, reason for absence and signature of parent/guardian.  The parent/guardian must make every effort to clear the absence on or before the day the student returns to school.  A parent/guardian may also clear an absence by calling our absence line (317-5300) and press “3” at the recording.  If a student is absent, please phone the office on that same day.

More than 3 unexcused absences may result in the parent/guardian being scheduled for a H.A.R.T. (Hillside Attendance Review Team) meeting with school and district administration. If the H.A.R.T. meeting does not result in improved attendance, parents will be referred to the Child Welfare & Attendance Office for a S.A.R.B. (School Attendance Review Board) for a hearing.

An Independent Study Contract may be available when a student will miss 10 days of school or more due to an extended documented illness.  The contract will list assignment(s) the student must complete due to the absence.  Parents/guardians are responsible for verifying that assignments are completed on time and returned to the teacher on the agreed upon date of return to school.  With an independent study contract, absences are recorded as excused, the school verifies positive attendance, and your child’s attendance record does not reflect unexcused absences. These contracts are available in the school office.  The school office must be notified at least 10 school days  in advance of a planned absence due to illness, surgery or other medical procedure.


Students are expected to be at school on time each day as tardiness disrupts their learning and the learning of others.  Parents/guardians will be notified when their child exhibits chronic tardiness (truancy) and appropriate consequences will be enforced and/or parents will be required to attend a meeting of H.A.R.T.

Remember:  First Bell Rings at 7:55 AM and Instruction Begins at 8:00 AM.

Hillside School Uniform Policy for 2013-2014

We are educating the future doctors, lawyers, educators, CEO’s and entrepreneurs of the world. 

We want to instill an ethic of professionalism and business in all our students.  Most importantly,

we want to demonsrate our unified front to the world, like a uniformed professional sports team. 

We are a team.  Teams wear uniforms for unity and strength.              

Dr. Sharrokkie Hollie, Culture and Language Academy of Success.


Hillside Elementary School implements a Uniform Dress Code Policy.  Uniforms are the same for all grade levels, as follows:



  • Uniform shirts for girls and boys are white or dark blue short or long sleeved polo shirts with or without the Hillside logo
  • Optional blue vest or sweater with or without the Hillside logo
  • Hillside school logo spirit shirts may be worn on designated School Spirit Days
  • NOTE:  Standard department store brands of polo shirts in white or dark blue are acceptable.


  • Uniform pants for girls and boys will consist of: dark blue or black uniform pants.  No jeans (denim).  Standard department store brands of straight-legged trousers in dark blue or black are acceptable.
  • Uniform shorts, skorts,  jumpers or skirts will consist of: navy blue or black shorts, skorts, jumpers or skirts
  • Girls may wear socks, tights or leggings  in solid white or navy blue (no holes) under their skorts or skirts


  • Appropriate shoes must be worn. Shoes must close with Velcro or with laces. 


  • Acceptable outerwear for the classroom is limited to blue vest, sweater or sweatshirt with or without Hillside logo: no emblem, logos, decorations trim will be allowed.


Free Dress Day will be held once each month on Hillside Spirit Days.  

The San Lorenzo USD Dress Code will be followed at all times. 


Discipline Guidelines for Uniforms

Students shall not be considered in violation of the Uniform Dress Policy in the following instances:

  • During the ten (10) school days after transferring from an out of district school or another SLZUSD school.
  • When a parent has secured an Opt-Out Waiver from the district
  • When authorized by the Principal


Parents or Guardians have the right to apply for a waiver if they wish to have their children exempted from the uniform requirement.  Requests for waivers and assistance will be available in the school office.  These requests will be processed in an efficient manner.


Uniform Policy

All families will receive a Uniform Policy packet (also available in the main office).  We ask that all students wear uniform clothing stated in the packet on the first day of school. 


Uniform clothing can be purchase at:



JC Penneys

Old Navy



Procedures for Exemption

Parents/guardians may request an exemption from the  School Uniform Policy by submitting a written request to the school principal, prior to the beginning of each year or at the time an exemption may become existent.  A request for an exemption must be made within 10 school days from the effective date that the  School Uniform Policy is implemented, or from the date that the student is initially enrolled.  When parents/guardians seek immediate exemption from the Policy, the following procedures must be observed:

A written request for an exemption must be made and submitted to the school principal by using the Application for Exemption Form which may be obtained from the principal or office staff.  The application must be fully and correctly completed.


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