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Hillcrest High School
Midvale, Utah
May 15, 2019

Principal Message:

Many events happen at the end of a school year in a high school.  I would like to comment on a few so you are all better informed:

  • Arena scheduling opens on May 23rd through the 30th.  Students should have a copy of their schedule by then and will be able make adjustments based on class openings.  Instructions can be found on the HHS web page and the HHS counselor web page. 
  • The morning of May 29th is our academic letter breakfast for students who applied for and earned an academic letter. These students have a 3.5 GPA in core academic subjects such as Math, Science, Language Arts and Social studies.  This is a cool event and we do it up right for students.  We hire Midvale Mining Company and serve breakfast to around 200 students who earn their letter.  We hope to see your students achieve this well-deserved award.
  • May 29th is our senior IB celebration in downtown SLC at the Sheraton.  We will be celebrating those seniors who have successfully reached the end of the hard road of IB requirements for graduation.  If you have an IB senior, you should have received an invitation.
  • On June 3rd, we will hold our Senior Awards Night ceremony beginning with a reception at 6:00 pm. We have so many wonderful things to celebrate, we could be at the school all night but we try to keep the ceremony short and sweet.  We are well organized and have a good time honoring these awesome students.  Senior Awards Night is by invitation only. Students and their families who are invited to participate will receive an invitation in the mail by May 24th. 
  • Final locker clean out is on May 31st for all students.  Parents should know we are not able to store left items.  Items will be donated to family shelters.
  • Monday, June 3rd is our Yearbook Stomp.  We will not charge for this event. The Yearbook Stomp is a chance for students to receive their yearbooks early if they have all their skyward fines paid and have purchased a yearbook.   The main office will close at 10:30 am to prepare for help with settling fines.  Seniors will line up first and then we will excuse students for the day to attend.  We will have music, shade, pop and chips for the students and usually we can count on a few food trucks to be on site.  Yearbook stomp will end at 4:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, June 5th is graduation starting at 10:00 am.  Parents should know that most of our teachers will be at graduation and teachers here at school will lead students in various activities.  Normal academic classes will not occur on that day.
  • Parents should be aware that June 6th will be a regular school day. Buses will pick up as usual in the morning and will depart Hillcrest at 11:30am.

Proposed New Fee Schedule

To comply with changes in the Utah Code and Utah State Board of Education Rules governing student fees, Canyons School District must revise its fee schedules for the 2019-2020 school year. The Canyons Board of Education has solicited input from School Community Councils, and would like to invite further input from families prior to considering the proposed new fee schedules under a third and final reading at their next meeting on Tuesday, May 21. The aim of the revised schedules is to meet new, state-mandated requirements for transparency and accountability of the fees assessed for participating in school curricular and extra-curricular activities. The schedules, which feature a dollar cap per activity and total aggregate cap per student, also are designed with the goal of providing equal participation access for all students. I appreciate your willingness to review the attachedProposed New Fee Schedule and provide feedback. Please also feel free to email me with any questions you may have at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Dress Code:

As the weather warms, we are seeing an uptick in student’s dress code violations. Please help us address dress code issues by sharing the dress code with your students and helping students wear clothing that is appropriate for the school environment. If a student is found to be in violation of the dress code, they will be asked to change their clothing. If they do not have appropriate clothing with them, students will be expected to call parents to provide them with appropriate clothing. Thank you in advance for your help!

1. Student Dress Code Standards:

1.1 Students shall dress in a manner suitable to the day’s activities consistent with the standards of health, safety, and acceptable behavior.

1.2 Student clothing and accessories must not present a health or safety hazard or distraction, which would disrupt the educational mission. Disruption is defined as reactions by other individuals to the clothing or adornment, which causes the teacher/administrator to lose the attention of students, to modify or cease instructional activities, or deal with student confrontations or complaints.

1.3 Dress code standards prohibit: immodest or suggestive clothing; apparel advocating illegal or inappropriate behavior or language; head wear; gang symbols; disruptive apparel; and unsafe apparel.

1.3.1. Students shall not wear clothes that are mutilated, cut off, or immodest. (e.g., short shorts, mini-skirts, bare midriffs, halter-tops, spaghetti straps, tank shirts, or similar clothing).

1.3.2. Clothing shall cover the midriff, underwear, backs, and cleavage at all times. Skirts, dresses and shorts must be at least mid-thigh length or longer when seated.


Grad Night Party 2019

Hillcrest Grad Night offers our graduates a safe, chaperoned, drug and alcohol-free environment to party the night away June 5th from 10pm until 5 am at Dimple Dell Recreation Center. Look for an email or PeachJar notice that will have a waiver that each student must turn in to be able to attend. Waivers can also be picked up at the registration table. Registration will be available daily starting Monday, May 20th during both lunches. The cost is $25; $30 at the door.

Please volunteer to help! Sign up at: www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044CAEAC2AA3F49-hhsgrad
Donations: contact the Grad Night Committee atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Upcoming Events:

  • May 16, State Track Competition @ Brigham Young University
  • May 16-18, 7:00 p.m. Production Show @ Hillcrest High School
  • May 17, Tennis State Tournament @ Liberty Park
  • May 18, State Orchestra Festival
  • May 20, 6:00 p.m. Dance Company Banquet in dance studio
  • May 20, 7:00 p.m. Percussion Concert in Auditorium
  • May 21, 7:00 p.m. Choir Spring Concert in Auditorium
  • May 22, 5:30 p.m. Cross Country Parent Meeting in Media Center
  • May 22, 7:00 p.m. Instrumental Concert in Auditorium
  • May 23, 7:00 p.m. Dance Showcase in Auditorium
  • May 24, 12:00 p.m. Senior Decision Day
  • May 24, 6:00 p.m. Big Band Concert in STEM
  • May 24, 7:00 p.m. LIA Dance in Small Gym
  • May 25, 7:00 p.m. CALLIE Awards in Auditorium
  • May 27, Memorial Day No School
  • May 28, 6:30 p.m. Art Awards Night in AT200
  • May 28, 7:00 p.m. Soccer Banquet
  • May 29, IB Dinner @ Sheraton Hotel
  • May 29-30, Text Book Turn in
  • May 29, 8:00 a.m. Academic Letter Breakfast in Cafeteria
  • May 31, 7:00 p.m. POP Concert in Auditorium
  • June 3, 10:30 to 12:00.  Main Office will be closed
  • June 3, 8:30 a.m. Graduation Practice for all Seniors in Auditorium
  • June 3, 11:00 a.m. Senior Panoramic Picture
  • June 3, 12:00 p.m. Year Book Stomp
  • June 3, 6:00 p.m. Senior Awards Night in Auditorium
  • June 4, 8:30 a.m. Graduation Practice for all Seniors in Auditorium
  • June 4, Senior BBQ after practice
  • June 5, 10:00 a.m. Graduation @ Maverik Center West Valley City

Hillcrest Grad Night

Grad Night Party 2019

Hillcrest Grad Night offers our graduates a safe, chaperoned, drug and alcohol-free environment to party the night away June 5th from 10pm until 5 am at Dimple Dell Recreation Center. Find the waiver below that each student must turn in to be able to attend. Registration will start Monday, May 20 during both lunches. The cost is $25; $30 at the door.


Grad Night Forms:

Grad Night Parent Note

Grad Night Waiver


Contact Tonya Rhodes,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to receive a link to the sign up genius. And to make donations!  

Yearbook Baby Ads

Baby Ads Deadline:  Due February 11th

Please turn in form to the main office at Hillcrest High School. Download document for more details.
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Upcoming Important Information

Course Request Information

Course selection for the 2019-2020 school year begins next week.  The arena window will open on February 5, 2019 and close on February 16, 2019.  All courses must be entered on line during this window.  There will be an assembly during APP for 11th graders on February 6, 2019.  Counselors will be in the English classes on February 6, 7, for all 10th grade students and February 8, 11, for all 9th graders.  Counselors will be at Midvale Middle School and Union Middle School on February 12th. They will be at Albion Middle School on February 13th.The course catalogue, PowerPoints, and registration log in/instructions will be on the Hillcrest High School website under the counseling tab. 


AP Exam Ordering

All AP and IB students who plan to take an AP exam at Hillcrest High School this year must register and pay for their AP exams at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/450193.  The window for AP registration opens at 12:01 a.m. on February 3 and closes at 11:59 p.m. March 3. Your students will receive information about registering for their AP classes in their AP and IB classes this week in addition to a letter being mailed home.  If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Huff @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 801-826-6119.

Husky Resource Closet

“One Less Thing to Worry About”
Husky Resource Closet at Hillcrest High School

“One less thing to worry about. It’s tough, I tell you.” Assistant Principal Mrs. Brenda McCann exclaims. At Hillcrest High School, the new Community School Facilitator, Dr. Andrea G. Martinez has been working with the school administration, counselors, faculty, and donors to supply the Husky Resource Closet. The Husky Resource Closet is located inside the school and is stocked with hygiene and clothing items along with a food pantry for students to use. It is a confidential, safe, and welcoming space for students that need “one less thing to worry about.”

Items for the closet have been donated by multiple school and community partners. “One day, I received an email from a parent and asked, ‘how can I help?’ I emailed them a list of items our closet needed and two days later the items were delivered,” Dr. Martinez says. Increasing the items found in the Husky Resource Closet has been a team effort.  The Robotics Team did a food drive and collected non-perishable items. “They brought items they had at home or they went to the store and purchased them,” shared faculty club advisor Mr. Clief Castleton. The Latinos in Action student group helped to organize the items and created 70 weekend bags. FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) donated warm winter blankets and Key Club joined in and will be donating much needed gym clothes items along with underwear and socks. Drill Team collected hygiene items and created kits. “Knowing that there are Hillcrest students in-need and that we had the power to help them meant so much to all of my girls. As their coach, it was inspiring to see how much my girls were able to collect. I am very proud of their efforts,” says Drill Team Coach Ms. Divine. This precise sentiment shared by all club advisors and faculty. New and gently used clothing items have also been donated by staff and faculty.

In addition, 45 winter coats were delivered and donated by the Larry H. Miller Foundation. Clothing items and shoes were donated by Scheels. The Edwards Lifesciences corporation donated 100 hygiene kits and 300 snack kits. Through the generous donations of United Way of Salt Lake and private sponsors, a number of families will receive holiday assistance through the school’s “Sub-for-Santa.”

As a Community School, Hillcrest is a hub of academic learning, healthy child development, family support, and neighborhood cohesion. We are continuously working with community partners in connecting and aligning wraparound services for our students. For example, Utah Partners for Health’s free medical and vision mobile clinic will visit the school on January 8, 2019. We have also partnered with United Way to have community members volunteer as reading tutors. The volunteers work one-on-one in supporting our English Language Learners in core areas like math, science, and English.

We want to thank the generous support from our partners, donors and sponsors:

  • Hillcrest High Student Groups: Robotics Club, Key Club, FCCLA, Latinos in Action, Drill Team, Student Body Officers (SBOs), and International Baccalaureate (IB) Leadership
  • Scheels
  • United Way of Salt Lake
  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • Larry H. Miller Foundation
  • Kids Eat Program
  • Canyons Education Foundation
  • Canyons’ Student Advocacy and Access
  • Hillcrest Staff and Faculty
  • Midvale 7th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Private Donors

If a student/family is in-need of support from the Husky Resource Closet, who can they ask for help?  Students can confide in their teachers, counselors, social worker/school psychologist, and/or administration. They meet with them individually and can walk them up over to the closet so they can get the items they need. All information is confidential and the process is discrete. We want students to feel safe and welcomed when using our Husky Resource Closet. For more information, email Dr. Andrea Garavito Martinez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (801) 826-6167 office.


Resource Closet 1             Larry H. Miller/Utah Jazz Winter Coat Donation             Resource Closet 3Edwards Lifesciences
 Resource Closet 2
Husky Resource Closet
Socks Donation
Scarfs, socks and gloves donated by the
Midvale 7th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 


New Parking & Traffic Flow

Hillcrest Temporary Parking Guide

Hillcrest Temp Parking guide

Beginning Monday, November 26th, the front east parking lot (450 parking stalls) at HHS will be closed due to construction.  The parking & traffic flow map can be found on our web page @ https://hillcrest.canyonsdistrict.org

Maps will be distributed on Thursday Nov. 15th during APP to Junior and Senior drivers to study and take home.  Parking & traffic flow maps can also be picked up in our main office.  

Student May Park In:

  1. The lower lot off the main entrance into HHS – this has been our overflow lot min the past.  Students will enter and exit this parking lot from Husky Drive.
  2. The south portion of the driver’s ed range, which will be designated for students.  Students will enter and exit this parking lot from Husky Drive.  (This parking lot will be closed at 3:30 so all cars must be removed from this lot before that time)
  3. The main rear parking lot (410 parking stalls), formerly our baseball field.  Students will access this lot by driving along the west property line to the rear of HHS.  Students must enter and exit this parking from 700 East.  

Faculty May Park In:

  1. The north portion of the driver’s ed range, which will be designated for faculty parking.  (This parking lot is closed at 3:30)
  2. The west side of the school behind the shop fences.
  3. The back parking lot between AT building and Cafeteria.

Visitor Parking and parent drop off:

  1. Visitors will park in the north driver’s ed parking lot as designated.
  2. Parent drop off will be at the west end of the driver’s ed range.  Parents entering the HHS parking lot from 700 East will drop off students and must exit on to Husky Drive.  Parents entering the HHS parking lot from Husky Drive will drop off students and must exit onto 700 East.  

Safety and Time Considerations:

  • Due to these traffic constraints, drivers should add 20 minutes to their time schedule.
  • When entering and exiting on to 700 East, drivers should remain patient and watch carefully for pedestrians. 
  • All drivers should give busses and construction vehicles the right of way as they exit onto 700 East. 
  • The driver’s ed range must be cleared by 3:30pm on days driver’s ed will be held. These will be announced via the school PA system.
  • When exiting the back parking lot onto 700 East, drivers should watch for cars coming from the parent drop off lane turning left on to 700 East.
  • Depending on traffic patterns and the number of cars exiting onto 700 East, HHS may choose to limit drop off traffic in the afternoon to one direction. This would likely mean parents picking up students would be required to enter on 700 East and exit on to Husky Drive. 

Safe Walking Routes:

  • Safe walking routes are shown in red on the parking & traffic flow map.  Students should use cross walks and designated walking areas.
  • Students in the rear parking lot should use the gravel pathway to the rear of the building and enter the school through the cafeteria.  
  • For evening activities the public should use the rear parking lot and enter the gym area through the North gym doors.  

One addition to our new parking guidelines starting on the 26th of November.  You should know that in the past we have provided overflow parking for students who were not allowed to purchase parking permits due to NG’s.  The rule of not selling parking permits to students who have NG’s is still in force.  Due to the need for parking stalls for students who have permits, HHS will not provide a non-permit overflow parking lot until further notice.  HHS will announce the selling of parking permits to students who are eligible to purchase a parking permit after the new parking guidelines go into effect , if and when we determine that we have empty stalls.  Those who have been using the overflow parking off of Husky drive will need to arrange alternative transportation other than driving a car without a parking permit to school.  

Finally, HHS expects your patience and cooperation. Students who do not have parking passes or disregard safe and reasonable parking and traffic rules will not be allowed to bring a vehicle to school.  

Gregory Leavitt
Principal HHS