A Message from the Principal


This has been a wonderful year for staff and students alike. To all our teachers, thank you for your tireless commitment and dedication to our students.  And also to all of our parents and guardians who have helped make this year a successful one. 


The students and staff all work together to make Hillside High School a great school.  By continuing to work together we will ensure that Hillside High School remains a school where everyone is welcomed and appreciated.  Have a safe and restful summer!  

Christine M. Sidwa


Daily Announcements

Please check under the Sports tab for a printable version of the
 Sports Physical Packet

Senior Portraits.pdf
Congratulations to Afeni Richardson who is graduating from Hillside High School and has received a full scholarship to attend Eastern Arizona College. The district of Hillside public schools wishes her all the best in the next phase of her education.

Looking for Summer meals, click on the link to find a location
Summer Meals_201506161340.pdf
Please click on the link for a free and reduced meal application
Thank you
free and reduced meal application.pdf
Please click on the Summer Reading Assignments tab to view your summer reading requirements.

Please join Dr. Deo for an informative meeting in room 112 on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, please make every effort to attend.

Thank you

Congratulations to

Eileen Conde 
Kevin Viana

June students of the month
Good Job!

April 1, 2015


High School Window Replacement Project

The Hillside Board of Education is currently involved in a window replacement project at Hillside High School.  In order to proceed with required work that is compliant with regulatory guidelines, the window contractor must properly handle encased asbestos containing materials, panels and caulking as may be encountered in the existing window system. All asbestos-related work will be conducted by a State of New Jersey certified and licensed asbestos abatement company with the oversight of an independent licensed asbestos monitoring company.  The asbestos-related work areas will be properly isolated within the building structure and the exterior perimeter.  As a part of the isolation methods, occupants and visitors to the building will encounter yellow and red cordoning tape outside where the work is in progress.  All work will be conducted in accordance with the New Jersey and Federal asbestos standards with the permission of and subject to inspections by the New Jersey Department of Labor.

Thank you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Christine M. Sidwa


Attention Class of 2015

Please be aware that if you have any un-met obligations from this school year or any previous years, i.e. lunch fines, text books etc., you will not graduate in June.  If you have any questions or concerns or would like to check you un-met status please check with the main office.

Thank you!

Parents are required to pay for the meals served to their children if they are not eligible for free or reduced lunch.  They may now use the convenience of on-line payments through lunchprepay.com or send money to the school.  Thank you.

Welcome to the Hillside Public School’s Genesis Parent Portal

The Grade book module in the parent portal is now available.  Grade book gives parents real-time access to view their child's class assignment grades. The web site, parents.hillsidek12.org, will provide you with the information you need to access your child's attendance and academic records. Information will continually be updated. In order to create user accounts and passwords, you must email:

·         your first and last name

·         your child/ren’s names

·         your email address

 Please email this information to smcpherson@hillsidek12.org .  Upon receipt of your information, you will electronically receive instructions to set up an account.

Report Cards will no longer be routinely mailed. If you do not have internet access, contact your child’s school.  Arrangements will be made for you to receive a hard copy of the report card.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Ms. McPherson at extension 8413.

Congratulations to Hillside High School's Teacher of the Year,
Ms. Elizabeth Silva

Marking Period Breakdown 14-15.xlsx
Please click on the link for the June Breakfast Menu
June 2015 Breakfast Menu- Hillside.pdf
Please click on the link to view the June Lunch Menu
June 15 Hillside 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, 

Today, 7/29/2015
High: 94 Low: 74
Mostly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/30/2015
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