7350 South 900 E, Midvale, UT 84047

HUSKY STRONG 08/16/2023


Hillcrest High School, Midvale, Utah

Welcome Back, Huskies! We are excited to start a new school year with you! 

*In this Husky Strong, you will find information about: Registration, 9th Grade Orientation, School Pictures, Back to School Night, and Community Events* 

 Below you will find HHS back-to-school registration procedures. Please scroll down to view. 

Keep up with all that is happening at Hillcrest High School. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram (@hillcrest.huskies) and our SBO Instagram (@hillcrestsbo) 

Beginning of Year Events



School Registration

Starts August 7th at 8:30 am

Back to School Night

August 17 (4 pm-8 pm) in the Cafeteria

School Pictures (small gym) 

August 15 – 16 (8 am-12 pm) (10th-12th grade)

August 17 (4 pm-8 pm) during Back to School Night (All Grades)

August 18 (8 am-12 pm) (All Grades)

9th graders, please come prepared to take your pictures during 9th-grade orientation on August 18

Essential Schedule Changes

August 9: ALL GRADES


August 17: ALL GRADES

August 18: ALL GRADES

(1 pm-3 pm: All Sessions)

9th Grade Orientation

August 18 (7:45 am-12 pm)

First Day of School

August 21 (7:45 am)

Welcome Back Assembly

August 24 (8 am-9 am) in Gym

Principal Message: 

HHS is about Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships. It is my hope that all interactions with HHS at any level show our desire to build and foster relationships and also create meaningful learning. Both of which will prepare students for college or career readiness. 

During our welcome messages and assemblies, Hillcrest Administration will share with students about being SAFE, KIND, & RESPONSIBLE. We will talk with students about emotional support and safety. Every student will be encouraged to download the Safe UT App. A how-to video can be found on our web page. Every parent should ask their student if they have downloaded this app. If students see something, they should say something. The Safe UT App gives them a safe, anonymous platform to use for reporting.

This year, we will continue our positive approach to behavior in the following ways:

  • Students with perfect attendance for the week will be rewarded.
  • Students who meet the expectations of #WWHD will be awarded Hillcrest spirit gear and swag. WWHD is our “What Would A Husky Do” campaign prompting students to make good choices.
  • APP is every day at 9:10 a.m. Students will be receiving planners to keep them on track, weekly grade updates, and assigned study halls to help them recover or enhance grades. Study hall will also be provided for excelling students to get extra help or study with friends. We hope students will feel less stress with homework given. They will have 40 minutes per day to do schoolwork with support. If you need to check your student out during APP time, be aware that they may not be in their assigned classroom. Talk with your student prior to checking them out to see their location.  
  • Husky Grams are notes sent home by teachers to students who deserve positive feedback or encouragement. We hope your students will receive one from a teacher. 

Welcome Back!

-Principal Leavitt

We are Hillcrest

Our Huskies have been having a great summer! Check out photos from our athletic camps.

Back to School Registration Procedure

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year starts Monday, Aug. 7, at 8:30 a.m.

We are excited to start a new school year with you! Below you will find HHS registration procedures. We look forward to seeing you soon!


If you do not need to complete the steps below, then there is no need to come to HHS, once you have completed online registration. Just simply, complete the online forms, and your student is all set.

  • For parking permits, click HERE. Open to all grades. Complete the form, gather the required documents, and turn it all in at the main office.
  • For nutrition/lunch waiver, click HERE-please print the form, complete it, gather any required documents, and return it to the school. It can also be completed online during your registration.
  • Class fee waiver (English), click HERE please print the form, complete it, gather any required documents, and turn it in at HHS main office. 
  • Lockers are not mandatory.  If students would like a locker, pay $5 in the Main Office, then go to the Attendance Office to obtain a locker number and combo.  This can be done at any time during office hours.

Registration assistance is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese on August 7 – 18, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  For other languages needing assistance, please contact the main office, at 801-826-6000.

Registration Procedures:

STEP 1: Complete Online Back-to-School Registration

Parents of returning or new students must complete the online application by clicking one of the following links:


If you do not have access to the online registration, please stop by Hillcrest High School starting August 8th, between 8:30 am-2 pm. We will have computers available for online registration.

New students to Canyons School District need to complete the new student enrollment and the back-to-school registration through Skyward. Once you have completed your new student enrollment, you receive details to log into your Guardian Family Access in Skyward to complete the Back to School Registration. If your child has attended any Canyons District School in the past, please log on to your Guardian Family Access in Skyward.

If you need to have your Family Access password reset, please use the Forgot Your Login/Password option on the login screen or call the school the attendance office at 801-826-6010.


Please bring all items listed below to successfully register your child.

  1. Parent/Guardian Photo ID (for example: work ID, passport, driver’s license)
  2. Child’s certified birth certificate
  3. Custody Orders/Court Papers/Guardianship- if the child does not live with natural parents
  4. Proof of residency
    • Lease or Current Mortgage statement (coupon book; closing papers if just purchased)
    • Utility bill (electric, water, or cable bill – for service within the last 30 days OR connect order if just moved in)
    • Property tax statement or income tax statement (current year)
    • Automobile registration or insurance policy (current year/month)
    • Mail from any government agency (within 30 days)
  5. Immunization records
  6. Withdrawal form and/or last report card, if transferring from another school system

STEP 2: Make an Appointment (new students or essential class schedule changes)

  • New students needing a class schedule must make an appointment with their school counselor after they have completed the online registration. You may call the counseling office for an appointment (801-826-6020). 
  • Returning Students: ESSENTIAL SCHEDULE CHANGES ONLY will be seen by counselors. Students can view their schedules on Skyward. Below are explanations of what would be considered an essential change:
    • A class that is needed for graduation is not on your schedule 
    • You took a class over the summer, passed it, and now need it removed from your schedule 
    • IB classes are missing that are needed to fulfill IB Diploma requirements 




    1 pm-3 pm: All Sessions

STEP 3: School Pictures

We encourage ALL students to get their school picture taken August 15-16 & 18, 8-12 pm in the small gym. We will also have pictures available at our Back to School Night on August 17th, 4-8 pm. 9th graders will take pictures during their 9th-grade orientation. All students will receive their school identification card after their picture is taken. School identification cards will be needed to access school lunch, school dances, and other school-sponsored activities.

9th Grade Orientation

Hello, Class of 2027!

We are excited that you will be attending Hillcrest High School and look forward to meeting you during Freshman Orientation on August 18th! This day is all about getting to know the school, becoming comfortable with your class schedule, and meeting your teachers, counselors, and administration. Please come prepared to have your school pictures taken.

The activities will begin at 7:45 am and finish at 12 pm. Refer to the schedule below for details. Lunch will be provided.

 August 18th: Freshman Orientation Schedule

7:45– 8:30 am

Freshmen arrive at HHS and head to the COMMONS to pick up their schedule and get their school pictures taken.

 8:25 am

Teachers, admin & counselors head to the BIG GYM to welcome the Freshmen

8:30– 8:30 am

Freshmen head to the BIG GYM to be welcomed by teachers, admin & counselors

8:30– 9:00 am

Welcome by Principal Leavitt, SBOs, and Counselors

9:15-9:45 am

Period 1: Tour of the Building

9:51-9:56 am


10:02-10:07 am

Period 2

10:13-10:18 am

Period 3

10:24-10:29 am

Period 4

10:35-10:40 am

Period 5

10:46-10:51 am

Period 6

10:57-11:02 am

Period 7

11:08-11:13 am

Period 8

11:13–12:00 pm

Pick up a T-shirt and have lunch by the football field

12:00 pm

Busses Depart 

Back to School Night

Join us for a fun night on August 17th from 4-8 pm in the Hillcrest Cafeteria for our second annual Back to School Night! Free food will be available. Families and students will be able to register for school, tour the school, play games and win prizes. Students will be able to take school pictures in the small gym and learn about school clubs and athletics in the cafetera. All ages of students can receive free haircuts and school supplies. Still need your school immunizations? All childhood school immunizations will be available free from our nurses. 

Parent Square

Hillcrest is on Parent Square! ParentSquare is an App for Parents and Guardians to stay connected with Hillcrest. We post important school announcements and communications about your student! Make sure to create your login with the same information as Skyward.

We are a Community School!

What is a Community School?

A community school is a school that strives to unite school staff, community members, families, and students to work together to help students and families succeed! We work together to provide resources and events for our families. Some examples of the things we do at Hillcrest include providing food, clothing, showers, and holiday support through our Hillcrest Free Market. We connect families and students to local resources. We also host annual community resource events such as Back to School Night, our Wellness Fair, and our Cultural Night. 

The Free Market is on Instagram! Follow our Hillcrest Free Market Instagram to stay updated on community events and resources over the year. (@hillcrestfreemarket) 

Interested in joining our Parent Square group? Please email elena.foley@canyonsdistrict.org or text 385-418-9490 your student’s name to be added. We send updates about our food distribution, events, and resources.

Events and Resources:

Each week we will feature community events and local resources in Midvale or surrounding areas. Please note these events and resources are NOT sponsored by Hillcrest High School. Please click HERE for more info. 

PTSA Information

Welcome to Hillcrest!

Hillcrest Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) is here to serve the families of our school.  We provide opportunities for our students like scholarships, service club, monthly Husky Heroes Awards, and Reflections Art Contest. HHS PTSA supports our teachers through classroom grants, teacher appreciation treats, and meals for Parent-Teacher Conferences. PTSA provides a way for the administration and parents to TALK about what is going on at Hillcrest and offer thoughts and suggestions. GET INVOLVED TODAY!!!! 

Our first PTSA meeting will be Wednesday, September 13th at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at Hillcrest. Come and find out what great things are planned for this year!  We are voting on the budget for this year and renewing our bylaws.

HHS PTSA is looking for willing parents/guardians to fill the following positions:

President-Elect– shadow the current president, Rebecca Martin, and learn how HHS PTSA operates, then serve next year as the president. This is a great year to be trained!! This is Rebecca’s 3rd and final year as HHS PTSA president, and she is excited to pass on her knowledge and expertise to the next willing parent.

Fundraiser Chair– oversees the selling of the blankets at school functions, like football games.

Grad Night Chair– parent of a SENIOR- plan the all-night party for our graduating seniors at Dimple Dell Rec Center. Organize committees and oversee the event. Super fun!!

If you are interested in these or other positions or just want to find out more about what the PTSA does in high school, email Rebecca Martin at  hhs.huskies.ptsa@gmail.com

JOIN PTSA- don’t have time to volunteer but still want to support the school? JOIN PTSA!

JOIN Hillcrest High PTSA and support the parents, teachers, and students!  Only $7 

https://hillcresthuskies.memberhub.com/store Or Drop off cash/check to the Main Office in an envelope with your name and contact info and “PTSA”

We love serving you and our school, but we need more parents! Join and add your voice to parents who care about our school and your child’s education. You will periodically receive emails from PTSA, but there is NO COMMITMENT to volunteer. We just want to keep you informed.

PTSA Board 2023-24: Pres- Rebecca Martin, Sec- Becca Staker, Treasurer- Chelsea Worth, VP Membership- Kayo Robinson, and VP Advocacy- Stacey Kratz

Husky Blankets for sale!  $75 for a super plush blanket. Sports water bottles for $10 and decals for $3. Show your Husky Pride! Want to avoid cc fees? You can purchase in the Main Office using cash/check.


HHS School Flyers and Events

Hillcrest 1 Week Calendar of Events: 

August 16 

  • District Day 
  • Drill Practice in Aux Gym (7 am-10 am)
  • Health/PE District Day in Gallery (7 am-1 pm)
  • Union Faculty & Staff in Gallery, Collaboration area on 2nd floor (7 am-12 pm)
  • HHS Summer Band/Color Guard in Dance Studio/Band Room/Field (8 am-3 pm)
  • Lifetouch Photos in Aux Gym (set up at 6:45) (8 am-12 pm)
  • New Student Registration (8 am-12 pm)
  • District Coaches Meeting in Auditorium and Commons (12 pm-2:30 pm)
  • Seniors Only Essential Changes (1 pm-3 pm)
  • Football practice (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Girls Tennis: Mt Crest @ HHS (3 pm-4 pm)
  • Hillcrest Summer Band m(3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Volleyball Practice in Main and Aux Gym (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Cheer Practice in Field House (3:14 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Girls Practice in Field House (3:15 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Girls Soccer: HHS @ Jordan (3:30 pm-4:30 pm)
  • Principal Meet & Greet at Road Home (6 pm-7 pm)

August 17 

  • Drill Practice in Aux Gym (7 am-10 am)
  • Union Faculty & Staff in Gallery, Collaboration on 2nd floor (7 am-12 pm)
  • Acadience Training in Presentation (8 am-4 pm)
  • HHS Summer Band/Color Guard in Dance Studio/Band Room/Field (8 am-3 pm)
  • New Student Registration (8 am-12 pm)
  • Essential Schedule Changes (1 pm-3 pm)
  • Football Practice (3 pm-4:30 pm)
  • Girls Soccer Practice at Soccer Field (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Hillcrest Summer Band (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Girls Tennis: HHS @ Stansbury (3:30 pm-4:30 pm)
  • Back to School Night in Commons (4 pm-8 pm)
  • Lifetouch Photos in Aux Gym (4 pm-8 pm)
  • Soph Football: Payson @ HHS (4 pm-5 pm)
  • Girls Volleyball: HHS @ Kearns (Soph 3:30, JV & Fresh 5, Varsity 6:30) 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

August 18 

  • Football Breakfast (7am-8am)
  • Union Faculty & Staff in Gallery, Collaboration area on 2nd floor (7 am-12 pm)
  • Freshman Orientation (7:30 am-1 pm)
  • Lifetouch Photos in Aux Gym (7:30 am-1 pm)
  • Acadience Training in Presentation room (8 am-4 pm)
  • HHS Summer Band/Color Guard in Dance Studio/Band Room/Field (8 am-3 pm)
  • New Student Registration (8 am-12 pm)
  • Essential School Changes (1 pm-3 pm)
  • Girls Soccer Practice at Soccer Field (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Girls Tennis: Granger @ HHS (3 pm-4 pm)
  • Hillcrest Summer Band (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Volleyball Practice in Main and Aux Gym (3 pm-5 pm)
  • Girls Soccer: HHS Soph @ Stansbury (4 pm-5 pm)
  • Football: HHS @ Payson at Salem Hills High School (7 pm-8 pm)

August 19 

  • Football Practice (8:30am-10am)
  • Cross Country: Freber Invite @ Fremont High (9 am-10 am)

August 21 

  • Counselors Hand Out Schedule in Commons 
  • Calendar Meeting (1:30 pm-2:30 pm)
  • Football Practice on Football Field (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Volleyball Practice in Main and Aux Gym (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Girls Soccer: Murray @ HHS (3:30 pm-4:30 pm)
  • Cross Country Weights in Weight Room (4:30 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Hillcrest Community Dance Camp in Dance Studio (5:30 pm-8 pm)
  • Jr High Volleyball Practice in Main Gym (6 pm-7:30 pm)

August 22 

  • Homecoming Nominee Meeting in Presentation Room (7:15 am-2:30 pm)
  • Drill Practice in Dance Studio (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Football Practice (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Girls Soccer Practice in Field House (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Girls Tennis: Cottonwood @ HHS (3:30 pm-4:30 pm)
  • Girls Volleyball: Brighton @ HHS (Soph 3:30, JV & Fresh 5, Varsity 6:30) (6:30 pm-7:30 pm)

August 23 

  • Drill Practice in Main Gym (6 am-8:30 am)
  • Football Practice on Football Field (3 pm-5:30 pm) 
  • Girls Soccer Practice on Soccer Field (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Volleyball Practice (Main and Aux Gym) 
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