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

Marking Perid Breakdown 14-15.xlsx
Please click on the link for the September Breakfast Menu
Sept 14 Breakfast Menu.pdf

Please click on the link to read an informative message from the State of New Jersey Department of Education regarding the Common Core State Standards.
Please click on the link to view the September Lunch Menu
Sep 14 HS Lunch Menu.pdf


If your child is between the ages of three and twenty-one, and exhibits physical, sensory, emotional, communication, cognitive or social problems, the child may be eligible for interventions in the general education program, or an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education and related services.  A referral is a written request for an evaluation that is given to the school district when a child is suspected of having a disability and might need special education services.  Parents, school personnel, and agencies concerned with the welfare of a student can make a referral.  If you believe that your child may have a disability, you may refer your child for an evaluation by submitting a written request to your school principal or to Dr. Sandy Mercedes, Supervisor of Special

Student Activities

All Hillside Public School students are eligible to participate in any extra curricular activities scheduled by the schools or Hillside Board of Education either during or after school.  Please consult the monthly newsletter and your child’s teacher for activities. 

Potentially Missing or Abused Children

Dr. Sandy Mercedes, Supervisor of Special Services, serves as the school district’s liaison and primary contact person between the district and child welfare authorities

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973:

The Hillside Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, or social or economic status. The Hillside Board of Education also does not discriminate on the basis of disability with regard to admission, access to services, treatment, or employment in its programs or activities.  Any questions with the scope of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 can be directed to: 

Dr. Sandy Mercedes,

Supervisor of

Special Services

Saybrook Building

Woodruff Avenue

Hillside, NJ 07205

(908) 352-7664 ext. 8448


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 2014-2015.docx

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, September 24
School Event
Back to School Night
Thursday, September 25
School Event
Rosh Hashanah
School Closed
Friday, September 26
School Event
Saturday, October 4
School Event
Saturday Morning Detention

Sunday, October 5
School Event
Hillside Health Fair
at Hillside High School
10:00 - 2:00

Today, 9/23/2014
High: 71 Low: 54
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/24/2014
High: 72 Low: 56
Partly sunny
18% chance of precipitation.