From the desk of the Principal:
We are pleased to welcome in the month of May at the High School. Along with the much anticipated warmer weather, this month is full of exciting events and opportunities. It can also come with distractions and I want to encourage parents to do all they can to encourage students to stay focused and committed to their academics this time of year and remain safe.
Attendance is extremely important during this time of year. For you parents of seniors, please remind your sons and daughters that their presence here is not only required until graduation, but is critical to their success. These last days of high school can be their best and we want them here every day! There is no such thing as “senior skip day” and students found truant for this reason will not be allowed to make up work and will have a school consequence. All students need to be in school to get important review information and have final grade opportunities as the fourth quarter and final exam make up 40% of a student’s final course average.
I want to encourage parent involvement in the high school for this part of the school year with athletic events, concerts, banquets, and other year-end functions. May is also a large testing month for our AP and IB students. We have hundreds of students taking at least one of these college-level tests. We applaud their efforts and appreciate the support of parents to encourage our students to challenge themselves with rigorous courses.
Since we are in the final weeks of our school year, I’d like to suggest a few reminders for parents to do to support their students while they are preparing for exams, final projects, and upcoming spring events (athletic events, concerts, HS Art show, senior ball and senior trip etc.), which will hopefully have a positive impact on their future lives at Hilton High School and beyond.
Make sure students are active and are making healthy choices for meals and snacks. Breakfast may be their mostimportant meal of the day and make sure students have enough sleep.
Discuss plans at home for established study times and check teacher provided review schedules for mock exams and after-school review sessions.
Keep open lines of communication with teachers if you have questions or concerns. Check Infinite Campus Portal at home.
Support our school rules and code of conduct. This is especially helpful for student dress (HHS Dress Code is included in this newsletter).
Class Day / Senior Breakfast: On Friday, May 24th, (1/2 day), all seniors will be bussed to the Hilton Fire Exempt Hall for their “Senior Breakfast” (receive yearbooks, caps/gowns, senior video etc.) and all students in grades 9-11 will remain in the HS to have fun activities planned by the staff. All students will be dismissed at 10:30AM on this day.
Please VOTE on May 21st. Annual district budget vote will be held at Hilton HS and at Northwood Elementary from 6am to 9pm in both locations.
Thank you parents for all you do for your kids!
Brian Bartalo – Principal
The HS Parent Newsletter is now being e-mailed home as well as published on this site, it will no longer be mailed. If you want a hard copy, one will be available in the HS Main Office, you can have your student stop by and pick it up. If you do not have a current e-mail listed on your childs records, please e-mail HSParents leaving your e-mail address along with your student(s) name. We will update our records.
Change of Family Information
If your family's address, home phone number, cell numbers, work phone numbers, email addresses, or any other information pertaining to your family situation changes or needs updating, please call Linda Maslyn in the Counseling Office, 392-1000, ext. 2053. Proof of residency is required for any change of address. Addresses will not be changed until proof of residency is confirmed. Keeping your family information current helps to ensure that you receive any information that is mailed out during the school year.
New students to our district will need to register at our Census Office located at 225 West Ave., Hilton, NY. Parents will need to provide student's original birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency, custody or guardianship papers and address of the last school attended. Student's report card and any special education services received by the student are helpful, if available. Please call Dawn Blodgett at 392-1000, ext. 7031 with questions regarding registration or to have a registration packet mailed to you.