WELCOME FAMILIES!

Get Involved!

Registration Form for HHS PTSO: HHS Membership / Volunteer Form

There are lots of ways to get involved with the HHS PTSO! If you are interested in volunteering for any of the roles below or participating in any way with the PTSO, please email Andrea or Marcella at hhsknightsptsopresident@gmail.com

 

SUPPORT OUR SMALL LEARNING COMMUNITIES!

Since 2009, the Foundation has offset district shortfalls by raising money to ensure that our unique Small Learning Community flourish at HHS. Most of our funds raised come directly from our families. We are counting on your support each year. 

 

Please donate today (payment plan option available) and please consider corporate matching if your company provides this. 

 

We are counting on your support to help fund: 

  1. Hillsdale High School Staffing for SLC model 

  2. Faculty Professional Development

  3. Technology support and science equipment 

  4. Grants to Booster Groups 

 

The 2021-22 Documents to Donate packet can be found here for information on donating to the Foundation, PTSO and Boosters. 

 

Click here to go directly to the online cart. For all donations.

Thank you for your support of Hillsdale and your student.

HILLSDALE KNIGHTS BULLETIN

Hillsdale Knights Bulletin Oct 15, 2021

Posts for Bulletin: Submit Your Post Here

PTSO Emails: Join our mailing list here

HILLSDALE 101: The Ins and Outs of Hillsdale

Thanks to all who joined us this past Wednesday! If you'd like to revisit the information shared or see what you may have missed, the recording is available here.

OCTOBER PTSO BUSINESS MEETING

Apologies to those who tried to log onto our virtual PTSO meeting Monday night. We had Zoom issues and were unable to proceed with the meeting.

 

We will catch up on PTSO business during our November meeting.

Again, our deepest apologies for the inconvenience.

Upcoming PTSO Meetings...

PTSO VIRTUAL BUSINESS MEETING

Monday, November 18th at 7:00pm

SMUHSD NEWS

Superintendent Update from Dr. Skelly 

SMUHSD Board Meetings

Missed a Board Meeting? View it here on YouTube

The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday Oct. 14 at 7:00pm. See the district website for the agenda and login information.

UPCOMING EVENTS

UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY VIRTUAL TOWN HALL

Tuesday October 19 at 6:30pm

Please join us for an evening of candid conversation and cooperative learning.  Plus, check out our Student Leader, Aaliyah Stuart, who is helping to run the meeting. 

Zoom Information: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86138429356

Meeting ID: 861 3842 9356

Phone: +1 253 215 8782

MUSIC BOOSTERS MEETING

Wednesday October 20 at 7:00pm

Email Lisa Kemp for the Zoom link: andrewandlisakemp@gmail.com.

A KNIGHT FOR THE CURE - VOLUNTEERS/DONATIONS NEEDED

We are looking for some volunteer/food donations to support our annual Knight for the Cure Football Game on Saturday, October 23. This is an amazing community event which raises money for all four classes PLUS donates to Breast Cancer Awareness. It will be an evening of food, football, and fun. 

Details for volunteering/donating and contact information are in the sign up link:

A Knight for the Cure

LET'S TALK MENTAL HEALTH SERIES

Sunday October 24, from 3pm-4:30pm

Zoom Link

Sarah  Burdge,  PhD,  ACS  Clinical  Director,  will  discuss  the  social and  emotional  needs  of  this  age  group  and  the  clinical  services that  support  their  health  and  well-being. See flyer for details.

RISE WOODFIRE PIZZA - MUSIC BOOSTERS FUNDRAISER

Wednesday October 27 from 11am to 9pm

2 North B Street, San Mateo

15% will be donated to Hillsdale Music Booster

See flyer for details

HILLSDALE 8th GRADE FAMILY VIRTUAL INFO NIGHT

Wednesday, October 27 at 6:30 pm.

Know families of 8th grade students? Let them know about 8th grade family information night! Please click here for more information.

AP EXAM REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Deadline to register and pay: November 10, 2021

Deadline to register: December 16, 2021 ($40 late fee)

It is important that all families are aware of these deadlines. AP teachers will review the process with students, but for more information you can:

If you have questions, please reach out to your course teacher or email Ms. P. at sprenskypomeranz@smuhsd.org

FOSTER CITY 50th ANNIVERSARY WSSAY WRITING CONTEST

Essays are due on November 29, 2021

The flyer and entry form are available on the website, www.fostercity50.org. Students just have to click on Get Involved. The forms are available on the drop down menu.

CLASS OF 2022 - SECURE YOUR SPOT for GRAD KNIGHT!

Deadline to secure your spot is NOV 30th!

The Class of 2022 graduates are invited to attend the biggest bonding event of the year!

Important Reminders:

  • This is a parent organized and chaperoned event and not sponsored by Hillsdale High School

  • Pending Graduation times, our exclusive time at the Boardwalk will be 9pm-1am or 10pm-2am

  • Google registration form is required to attend by NOV 30, 2021 (go to bit.ly/hhs22gradnight

NOTICES

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMNET for HOME FOOTBALL and BASKETBALL GAMES

Hillsdale Athletics is now using GoFan for ticket purchasing to our Football & Basketball home contests. Tickets can be purchased here

- Students will need a free digital ticket here in order to be admitted to the game. They are required to show their digital ticket and I.D. card at the student gate. 

- Non-Student Spectators will be expected to purchase their tickets before entering the stadium. Spectators will show their digital ticket to our ticket taker at the gate.

REMINDER - PLEASE TAKE THE PANORAMA SURVEY!

We want to know your thoughts and opinions on:

  • School culture and climate

  • Communications from the District/school to you

  • Opportunities for engagement with your school community

 

It is important that we hear from a variety of diverse individuals. Your responses help to guide our planning for future academic and enrichment programs and help us to address areas where our programs need improvement. The results also help us to support successful initiatives and evaluate and improve those that

are not as successful.

 

The parent/guardian survey takes about 14 minutes to complete, and can be accessed by visiting: www.smuhsd.org/panoramaYou can take the survey in Spanish - simply select “Spanish” from the drop down menu at the top of the first page of the survey.

COLLEGE and CAREER CENTER: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

1. Ongoing: maybe 30 minutes a week to update a spreadsheet with information. Ms. Burtness would forward emails and that person would update.

2. 1 or 2 people to work on career posters Ms. Burtness is putting together for each content area. She has created the first one and has a template. It would require some training on how to use the resources. A little more complex, but just takes time. Great for a person who might enjoy light research. 

 

All would be virtual and can be done at the volunteer's leisure. Questions or interest, please contact Laura Burtness at lburtness@smuhsd.org or (650) 558-2613.

KNIGHTS SNACK SHACK NEEDS YOU!

Fridays, October 22, 29, and November 5

If can you can share your time and effort to support this important activity, please Sign up here: https://bit.ly/3BkHj0p

DISTRICT to TRANSITION to BY-TRUSTEE AREA ELECTIONS

The District will hold the following public hearings, during regular board meetings, related to the transition to By-Trustee Area Elections where members of the public are encouraged to attend and make public comments on proposed maps and determine how boundaries are created. Agendas and zoom information are posted on our website

January 20, 2022 at 7 p.m.

February 10, 2022 at 7 p.m.

February 24, 2022 at 7 p.m.

2021-22 YEARBOOK IS ON SALE:

Click here to purchase a book online.
Click here to purchase a senior ad or business ad.

HILLSDALE LETTER JACKETS NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER

Jackets are purchased independently directly from the NEFF company.

Additional patches and embroidery can be added as a student moves through high school so order soon and show your Knight Spirit! More info here.

SamTrans BUS SERVICE:

SamTrans Routes Hillsdale High – 57251256

BELL SCHEDULE: 

You can find the bell schedules here

WATCH HILLSDATE ATHLETICS LIVE - From ANYWHERE!​

Purchase your pass here You will be contacted by the boosters after your purchase with a registration code

 

ATHLETIC FAMILY PASSES 

Admits 2 adults and 2 non-high school aged children into all regular season football and basketball games within the San Mateo Union High School District. Annual passes are $50 and are not tax deductible. Purchase your pass here 

Join our newly formed Hillsdale Athletic Booster Facebook page (Hillsdale High School Athletics) and Instagram page (hhs_athleticsboosters) 

SMUHSD is offering FREE MEALS TO ALL STUDENTS during the 2021-2022 School Year!

Families do not need to fill out the application to access the free meals, but it is strongly encouraged, as the application provides additional benefits to families - including discounts on Bus passes, camps, cable TV and more. Learn more