Hillside's Virtual Open House for Incoming 7th Graders and Parents is January 21

Open House Agenda:


Session 1: Open House Digital Meeting -- 5:00-5:30pm Opening Video & Meeting with Hillside Administrators/Staff—Learn About Hillside Programs and Activities At the end of the Hillside Opening Video, parents & students interested in ELP programs can stay on the meeting to talk to ELP Teachers. Click below for session 1 link:


Session 2: Open House Digital Meeting 5:30-6:00 pm (Repeat of Session 1)  Opening Video & Meeting with Hillside Administrators/Staff—Learn About Hillside Programs and Activities. At the end of the Hillside Opening Video, parents & students interested in ELP programs can stay on the meeting to talk to ELP Teachers.  Click below for session 2 link:

Open House January 21Click on picture for flier with full details.

Host Hillside Hope Squad's Little Free Library Mobile Book House

Hillside’s Hope Squad is sponsoring a Little Free Libraries program for our neighborhood.  Little Free Libraries are a  great way to share good books around the community.  Neighbors browse, take one, and return later with a replacement. If you are interested in hosting a Little Library in your front yard, please fill out the form by clicking the picture below:


Little Free LibrariesClick picture for request form to host Hillside’s Little Mobile Library.

Open Enrollment for 2021-22 School Year


Early Open Enrollment Begins Dec. 1

Your best choice in education is the Salt Lake City School District. All of our schools are committed to the district’s vision of Excellence and Equity: every student, every classroom, every day. In keeping with this vision, our schools offer academically rigorous classes based on the Utah Core curriculum, hold high expectations for all students, respond to individual student needs, and provide a safe and healthy environment for student learning. 

Students interested in enrolling in a Salt Lake City School District school for the 2021-22 school year but who live outside the district or school boundaries may apply for an out-of-resident transfer during the Early Open Enrollment period, from December 1, 2020, until 4 p.m. on February 19, 2021.

Students who wish to attend a school outside their neighborhood boundaries and are currently enrolled in 6th grade must apply for transfer to the middle school of their choice and 8th grade students must make application for their high school of choice during the Open Enrollment window. 

Applications are available online and must be submitted on time. They will not be accepted after 4 p.m. on February 19, 2021.

Students may apply for enrollment in schools designated as “Open” to transfer. Selected schools and programs may be at capacity for the coming school year and not available as a choice for out-of-resident students. Additionally, some schools, including charter schools, may require a separate application or lottery process.

More information can be found at Salt Lake City School website:


Food for Families


Next week, the Salt Lake Education Foundation will distribute food for families on the following dates and at the following locations. 

Thursday, January 21, 2021 

  • Glendale Community Learning Center (1388 S. Navajo Street (1340 W.), Salt Lake City, Utah)
    10:30 AM-12:30 PM
  • Liberty Community Learning Center (1078 S. 300 E., Salt Lake City, Utah)
    2:30-5:30 PM

Other food distribution dates and times for January can be found on our website,


School counselors are available to provide short-term life skills support.   (We are not allowed to provide therapy.)  School counselors can be contacted during school hours at Hillside (801-481-4828)

Elizabeth Neff-Mikolash (Last names A-L)

Cari' Fifield (Last names M-Z --se habla espanol)



For anyone who is struggling and feels they need crisis support, here are a couple of ways to get help.   These resources are available 24/7 and are staffed by licensed counselors.

UNI Crisis Outreach & Mobile Support:  801-587-3000

SAFEUT app found on Google or Apple apps.   This provides chats or phone calls with licensed counselors or can allow individuals to submit anonymous "tips" to Hillside.



SALT LAKE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT has coordinated resources to assist students who are struggling and need mental health support.    TO LEARN MORE, CLICK ON THIS LINK.

News Telehealth School-based Therapy - Salt Lake City School District

Non-Discrimination Statement. No district employee or student shall be subjected to discrimination in employment or any district program or activity on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Window Decorating Contest

Hillside’s Hope Squad is sponsoring a Window Decorating Contest! Enjoy some craftiness while spreading some cheer, hope and positivity throughout our community.  First prize is a self-care basket.  The Hope Squad has some printables, a DIY window paint recipe and examples for you – just click the picture below for the link:

 Click here for printables, DYI window paint and examples.Click on picture for window decorating materials & examples.

Final Submissions Due January 4.  Share a picture of your window creation on instagram or email it to

Happy Holidays from Hillside Orchestra!

Hillside’s amazing orchestra students each recorded separately at home and spent weeks learning to use the technology to make this performance happen!  Kudos to you students for learning to play music in a virtual classroom, and working hard at becoming proficient in some challenging technology!  To view this first virtual performance from Hillside’s Orchestra click the picture below:


Click to hear Hillside Orchestra perform.Click picture to see orchestra performance.


Hillside Orchestra  wanted to share this with you, and we hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

Meals for Students

What: Do you want to know what is being served today or next week? Breakfast and lunch menus are available on the Child Nutrition website.

Hillside Middle School (Northeast Parking Area – Located behind the school) 
1825 Nevada Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108  

Whittier Elementary (North Parking Area – Enter from Roberta Street) 
1600 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 

For full list  of locations:


Winter is coming, and with it come cold temperatures and inclement weather. Starting tomorrow, Thursday, October 22, our meals will be served a little differently, depending on the weather. On days with low temperatures or inclement weather, our meal pick-up may take place from inside the school to help protect our Child Nutrition employees and keep them healthy throughout the winter season.

When you arrive to pick up your student meals, look for a sign or directions leading you to the area of the school where meals will be available. Exact pickup locations will vary by school. At some locations, drive-thru pick-up may still be an option. The meals will typically be available at a door near the school cafeteria. Please avoid going to your school’s main entrance or to the front office.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make this change. Our student meals will continue with our “Lunch Today, Breakfast Tomorrow” style, where students receive a sack lunch to be eaten that day and a sack breakfast, which can be refrigerated and eaten the next day. They will be available each weekday to children ages 0-18.

8th Grade College & Career Readiness Conferences



Hillside’s school counselors are starting the 8th Grade Plan for College and Career Readiness Conference.  This conference is an “individual” session with you, your child, and a school counselor.  Conferences will be held through Zoom and will begin November 30th and run through January.  Each conference will last around 20 minutes. 


College and Career Planning helps students: 

·      Explore educational possibilities and learn about opportunities. 

·      Plan for both education and future goals. 

·      Review progress toward achieving those goals. 

·      Learn about important career and/or college readiness skills. 

·      Make connections between work, school and post-secondary training. 


To schedule an appointment, please click on the links below: 


Cari’ Fifield & Tiffany Held (Practicum Student) 

Student Last Name M-Z (y si necesita español) 


Elizabeth Neff-Mikolash 

Student Last Name A-L 

Hillside's Online Schedule

     A student schedule


B student schedule

Technical Help with Student Laptops

For Issues with your student laptop not working, there are technicians available to help. Call the Help Desk – Families can call 801-578-8224 to receive technical support.  Please be aware that the help desk call volume is very high.  If no one answers, please leave a message and someone will contact you within 24 hours.

  • Fill out a ticket using the Student Technical Issues bar on this page.  

  • Hours  M-Th 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m     Friday 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m

  • Locations: Rose Park Community Learning Center,  Liberty Community Learning Center and Glendale/Mountain View Community Learning Center

For full details and addresses click on this link:

Login, Password Reset & Canvas Help at the Touch of a Button

See the buttons below for help getting started, navigating Canvas, checking assignments and all things Canvas, email, and Powerschool.  


First of Year Login & Password Change                      Logging on to a District Laptop/Domain vidoe       


 How students can change their password        Spanish Canvas Instructions


 How to Use Canvas Video Tutorial                        Logging in and Connecting to Canvas   


 Common Canvas Tools and Expectations            Student/Family Technical Support Services SLCSD


How parents can change their student's password



Request for Absences Form

If you are out of school with an excused absence over three days, please fill out this form and email it back to:

Absence Request Form

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