Summer Information

1. Office Hours

The school office will be open from 8:30 – 2:30, starting Monday, August 26th. Our secretary (Mrs. Spottock) and principal (Mr. Ritchie) will be busy preparing for a new school year and welcoming any parents/students who wish to stop by and say “hi”.

2. New Student Registration

School District 83’s New Student Registration Day is Tuesday, August 27. If you have recently moved to the Hillcrest area and have not yet registered, please do so on this day starting at 8:30am. To ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible please visit for more information about catchment areas and required documentation.

3. First Week of School

GRADE 1-5 STUDENTS will start school on Tuesday, September 3rd with an early dismissal at 11:07am.

  • RETURNING STUDENTS should line-up at the exterior door of last year’s classroom when the welcoming bell rings at 8:08am. The students will spend the first day in their last year’s classrooms, so we can determine who has moved away and who has recently registered.
  • NEW STUDENTS should should report to the office when the welcoming bell rings at 8:08am. From there they will be directed to Mrs. Menzies classroom for our new student orientation. 

On Wednesday, September 4th (maybe even Thursday), Grade 1-5 students will be able to go to their classrooms for the year and meet their teacher(s). Class lists will be posted outside the front entrance of the school and on each classroom door when complete.

KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS will begin their Gradual Entry on Wednesday, September 4th. Kindergarten families will receive a welcoming letter over the summer with the unique Kindergarten Gradual Entry schedule for their class. Kindergarten are asked to contact the office if they do not receive this information by August 26.

3. School Supplies

Families do not need to go out and purchase school supplies for their children. The school has purchased school supplies for each classroom, and families are charged a School Supply Fee to cover the cost of the supplies used over the course of the year. In preparation for the first day, students will need to have a backpack and a clean pair of indoor runners (with non-marking soles). Below is a link to Hillcrest School Supply Fee schedule for 2019-2020.

LINK: Hillcrest School Fees 2019-2020

Have a wonderful summer, and we are looking forward to seeing all of the students’ smiling faces, in September!

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