April 23, 2021

A Note from the Principal’s Desk - 4.23.2021


Dear Hillside Community,


Two weeks down with hybrid learning and we’ve hit a stride. Have a wonderful weekend with your family and friends!


Hybrid In-Person Reminders:

Daily Health Questionnaire

All families are required to complete the daily health questionnaire. The form will be available in Genesis Parent Access on the day of your child’s rotation for hybrid learning. Per District guidelines, if you do not complete the form, your child will not be permitted to enter their classroom and you will receive a call from the office. If this form is not filled out 3 times, your child may be asked to go ALL REMOTE and no longer enter the building for hybrid learning. This form is extremely important. The form can be filled out on the Genesis Parent Portal under message center.


Hybrid In-person Rotation Calendar

  1. Mounties - Bulldogs Calendar
  2. https://hillside.montclair.k12.nj.us/calendar


School-wide Mentions:


4/26/21-4/30/21 B1 Week/Mountie Wednesday


Updated Related Arts Rotation Schedules:

The related arts schedules were revised this week. Please view the updated schedules by grade level below.

3rd Grade Updated Related Arts Rotation Schedule

4th Grade Updated Related Arts Rotation Schedule

5th Grade Updated Related Arts Rotation Schedule


Hillside Peer Socialization Clubs

The Hillside Peer Socialization Clubs have started this week. We’re off to a great start! We thank our parents and students who volunteered to supervise and run the clubs, we couldn’t do it without you!

We developed these clubs in response to parent demand for increased opportunities for peer socializations, including virtual and outdoor, in-person options. The club topics were developed based on surveys of our students performed by their homeroom teachers. There are space limitations on the clubs, we only have a few spots left.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054ea9af29a4f58-hillside8  


Nishuane vs. Hillside vs. Glenfield Family Trivia Night - 5/1 @ 7pm 

Avengers Assemble! Use The Force and join us on Saturday, May 1 @ 7:00 pm to show us how well you know Star Wars and Marvel trivia!


We will use Zoom and Kahoot for the trivia. Please RSVP for Trivia Night by completing the short form on CheddarUp. We are requesting donations (suggested donation is $5 but any donation value is appreciated), but donations are not required to participate - you can go directly to the RSVP form. Proceeds raised from the Trivia Night will be split between the participating PTAs for end of year activities and moving up/graduation ceremonies. Costumes optional!

Here is the link to CheddarUp - https://family-trivia-night-starwarsmarvel.cheddarup.com


Montclair SEPAC April meeting - 4/27 @7pm

Please join the Special Education Parent Advisory Council for our next monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 27th from 7-8:30pm. This meeting will feature a presentation about adult guardianships for individuals with special needs/disabilities featuring:

  • Essex County Surrogate, Honorable Alturrick Kenney
  • Essex County Deputy Surrogate, Devero McDougal
  • Charles Auffant, Esq

Join the Zoom meeting at:


Meeting ID: 892 7839 8441   Passcode: 174938


PTA Membership: https://hillsidepta.new.memberhub.store/store?category=Memberships. Join us.

Hillside Spirit Wear and Gear: https://hillsidepta.new.memberhub.store/store

PTA website: montclairpta.org/hillside/

PTA Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/2527911263932164/

PTA Email: ptapres@hillsidepta.org


A Message from Ms. Scott

Need to See Ms. Scott Form


A Message from Nurse Boyle

Hello Hillside Families and Friends!

I hope our return to school has been a great experience for all my little friends.  My new saying is “I can’t wait to see your eyeballs!”I have really enjoyed seeing the students!  Even if it is just eyeballs!

Parents when you fill out the Covid student form if there are any concerns checked off I will call you.  We can figure out when your child can return to school together.  If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.  


If you are a new student to the Montclair School District I need your physicals. I need physicals and vaccines even during remote learning. Here is the link for themedication forms

My phone number is (973) 509-4200 ext 4192.  My email address is rboyle@montclair.k12.nj.us

Have a wonderful weekend! Nurse Boyle


Kind regards,




Samanthaa Lennon Anglin, Ed.D.


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