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Today: 9/3/15

Welcome back to school!

Dear Hillside Families:                                                                                                  August 10, 2015

On behalf of the entire Hillside staff, I want to welcome parents, guardians and students to a new year at Hillside Elementary School.  We look forward to working with you and your children as we travel on the bridge to success.

My name is Kathy LaCome and it is my sincere pleasure to introduce myself as the new principal of Hillside Elementary School. I have worked at Hillside both as a classroom teacher and an intervention teacher for the past ten years.  I am humbly honored to continue working with this community.

It is my vision that all children can learn when we embrace the whole child, valuing their experiences, families, and cultures.  When we embrace the whole child we build on their strengths to engage them academically, socially and emotionally.  Parents, teachers, support staff, and administration all have an important role to encourage our children to become active learners. It is my sincere desire to provide expanded opportunities for our students to acquire the skills to become productive citizens in a vastly changing world. 

I anticipate a most successful year as the school community continues to support the academic, social, and emotional growth of your child here at Hillside Elementary School.


Class lists will be posted on Monday, August 24th  @ 4:00 PM. Students are invited to come to find out their classroom assignments and join the Hillside School PTA for an Ice Cream Social. Information not received in a timely manner will have to wait for their classroom assignment on Tuesday, August 25th.  Please make sure all requested information has been returned to the office.

The first day of school, students will bring home important district and school policies and information along with a Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Form.  Please take time to carefully read the documents, complete, sign, date and return them to the school office. The Code of Conduct Agreement and Parent Pledge, in the handbook, needs to be signed by parent and child, along with the Responsible Use Agreement.  Please return all the signed documents by Friday, August 28, 2015.

All San Lorenzo Unified students are eligible for free breakfast every day from 7:30 to 7:50 AM.  Please join us every morning for a no-cost breakfast beginning at 7:30 AM. Applications for free/reduced lunch are available in the school office.

Hillside School has a posted school uniform policy. Please visit our website (http://hillside.slzusd.org) or contact the office for more information.

The first bell rings at 7:55 AM each day.  Students should be on campus when the bell rings in order to be on time for school each day. 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - Tuesday - August 25th

Transitional Kindergarten                                           7:55 AM – 1:05 PM

Grades K-5                                                                 7:55 AM -  1:05 PM

FIRST TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL  – August 25th TO September 2nd:

Transitional Kindergarten                                           7:55 AM – 1:05 PM

Grades K-5                                                                 7:55 AM -  1:05 PM

Parent/Guardians are invited to join us for coffee and pastries at 8:15 on Wednesday, August 26th  in the cafeteria. Come and join us to get to know your school community.

REGULAR School Hours for the 2015-2016 school year begin on Thursday, September 3rd

Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten              7:55 AM – 1:05 PM   

Grades 1-5                                                                 7:55 AM – 2:30 PM

Every WEDNESDAY is scheduled as a Collaboration Time for teachers.

Hillside’s Collaboration Time will begin on Wednesday, September 2nd.  ALL STUDENTS attend 7:55 AM to 1:05 PM

Monday, September 7th  is Labor Day. There is NO SCHOOL

Important:  Do not send your children to school before 7:30 AM as there is no supervision prior to this time.  Do not park in the STAFF ONLY parking lot.  This is a safety hazard for our staff and students

When children are dismissed at the end of the day, they are to go directly home or to childcare at that time.  They are not to remain at school as there is no supervision after dismissal.  Thank you for adjusting your schedule to assist us with the care and welfare of your child.


Kathy LaCome

Principal, Hillside Elementary

(510) 317.5310

Hillside School Uniform Policy for 2015-2016

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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