A Message from the Principal

I hope that you have had a safe, restful and enjoyable summer.

We have developed a Student Handbook, which will be applied, consistently in all our classes.  A discussion will be conducted in each class in an effort to explain the contents of our attached Handbook and to stress the importance of good conduct in a school setting to our students.  We recognize the crucial role of parents in guiding their child's development of positive attitudes and behavior.  Therefore, parents will be contacted to assist us in helping their child develop desired behavioral patterns and positive attitudes.

Please take the time to review the contents of the Handbook and discuss it with your child.  It is essential that the home and school emphasize the same standards regarding behavior and academic achievement if our children are to reach their full potential. 

As per NJ State requirements we will conduct one fire drill and one lock down each month, twice a year we will have an evacuation drill.

I wish all of you a healthy, productive and exciting school year,


Christine M. Sidwa

Daily Announcements


In partnership with the greater Hillside community, Hillside High School will support the development of active thinkers/leaders and celebrate student achievement and accomplishment.

Promoting a positive school culture, Hillside High School will encourage citizenship through innovative teaching and learning in a global economy.


Hillside High School students will take the initiative to become respectful citizens, creative problem solvers and inspirational leaders who will be equipped with the skill to compete in an ever-changing global economy.

HHS Student Handbook 2013-2014 - REVISED 11-27-13.docx


Summer Reading

Dear Parents,

Summer Reading assignments are now posted on the district and school websites under the “student” tab. They are also posted on your teacher’s class page. All assignments are due back to school by September 12, 2014.  It is important to have your child read over the summer to enhance reading skills. Sustained summer reading leads to higher graduation rates, positive self-esteem and confidence, not to mention it is just plain fun!

Have a safe and happy summer!

District Coordinator:

Hillside HS H.I.B. Specialist:
908-352-7664  x8415
1085 Liberty Ave
Hillside, NJ

As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Hillside Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Sharon Festante, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.

HIB Self-Assessment Grade

Report forms, policies and other information is located at, 

Wednesday, August 27
School Event
Summer Graduation 6:30
High School Library
Thursday, August 28
School Event
Freshman Orientation 1:30
High School Cafeteria
Monday, September 1
School Event
Labor Day
School Closed
Thursday, September 4
School Event
Classes Begins at 8:10

Thursday, September 11
School Event
Freshman Parent Orientation

6:30-8:30 PM

Today, 8/21/2014
High: 82 Low: 67
Chance rain showers
38% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/22/2014
High: 77 Low: 64
Chance rain showers
26% chance of precipitation.