Important School Policies

  1. Absences
    Please contact the school answering machine at 425-747-6448 before 8:00 AM if your child is going to be tardy or absent.
  2. Regular School Attendance
    School attendance is vitally important to your child’s progress and academic success. Excessive absences and tardy attendance impact the student’s ability to learn and to participate in our community and can have a negative impact on the student’s grade. Non-essential activities, appointments, and vacations should be scheduled outside of school hours. The Hillside Attendance Policy provides a thorough explanation. In consideration of the teachers and for the sake of student learning, we ask that submission of the Pre-Approved Absence form occur at least one month prior to planned travel.
  3. Dismissal Time and Student Pick Ups
    Regular class dismissal is 3:00 PM. Please note dismissal times for any After School Clubs in which your child may be enrolled. If parents are late for the 3:00 PM pick up, they will be billed $10.00 per 15 minute increment. Thanks for being on time! If parents pick up their children during the school day for appointments, etc., the parent must park outside of the dead end street and come into the school to collect the student.
  4. Contacting Teachers Outside of School Hours
    Students with urgent questions about homework may leave their names & phone numbers on the teacher’s home voice mail or email during the school week. If available, the teacher will reply. Parents with a special concern should contact the teacher directly by either email or phone.
  5. Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences
    Please contact Leslie directly at either leslie@hillsidesc.org (include the word “Hillside” in your header/subject line) a month ahead for parent-student-teacher conferences. Please see school calendar for dates.
  6. Contacting the School or Your Child
    The school phone number is (425) 747-6448 and will be answered from 8:45 am to 3:30 pm on school days. Otherwise please leave your message on the answering machine. Students are asked to turn off cell phones while at school. In order to reach your child during the school day, please call the school number and the message will be relayed to your child.
  7. Tylenol or Ibuprofen Policy
    Hillside Student Community students may be administered Tylenol or Ibuprofen for minor pain complaints. If you DO NOT wish your child to be administered Tylenol or Ibuprofen, please fill out the Tylenol and Ibuprofen Policy and Refusal Form and return it to Hillside prior to the start of the school year.