Join Battle of the Books!

Battle of the Books

If you are interested in reading interesting new books, fun competition, and earning extra credit, join Battle of the Books! Ms. Buirley, our librarian, is  visiting Language Arts classes to let you know more.  You can sign up below or by going to the Hillside Library Canvas Course in your Canvas Dashboard.  There you can see all the 2021 Battle of the Books selections and view trailers for them. 

Battle of the Books sign up


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 


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.

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.

Food for Families

We wanted to give you a quick reminder about the hours and locations to pick up emergency food for families, provided by SLCSD’s partnership with the Utah Food Bank.

  • October 22
    Glendale Community Learning Center (1388 S. Navajo Street (1340 W.), Salt Lake City, Utah)
    10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • October 28
    Rose Park Community Learning Center (1105 W. 1000 N., Salt Lake City, Utah)
    4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

  • October 29
    Liberty Community Learning Center (1078 S. 300 E., Salt Lake City, Utah)
    3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Superintendent Search Community Survey

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Husky TV Starts October 19th

2020-2021 Husky TV announcements from Hillside’s student body officer’s will begin October 19 & 20th in your 2nd period Canvas class!  Be sure to be to your 2nd period Zoom class on time to catch all Hillside happenings!

Husky TV starts October 29

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

Canvas Login

Press button below for direct link to canvas.  Access can also be found under quick links at bottom of screen or green “student resources” button.

Canvas Login

Click tab below for a video on how to use Canvas:

How to use Canvas video tutorial

Click Link Below for Instructions on Logging in to Canvas from the web:

Student Canvas Login Tutorial

Canvas Tutorials for Parents

Each button takes you to a video tutorial for Canvas:

Canvas Parent Account Set Up                                 Canvas Parent Account Set Up-Spanish   

Canvas Parent Account Overview                         Canvas Parent Account Overview-Spanish 

Canvas Parent Mobile App                                          Canvas Parent Mobile App

Parents Can Now Reset Their Student's Password

Directions for changing student passwords:

1. Log in to Parent Portal (it needs to be the web version, not the app). 

2. Click on the Computer Information link. 

3. There, you’ll see a “Reset Students Password” link. Click on it, and follow the instructions. 


If families need additional help, please fill out the form above.


Internet Access

For detailed information about internet access, please see the Salt Lake City District website.


2020-2021 Magnet Extended Learning Program Information


Is your child a rapid learner who puts thoughts together quickly?

Does your child have an excellent memory or an unusually large vocabulary?

Does your child have an advanced comprehension of word nuances, metaphors and abstract ideas?

If so, the district’s Extended Learning Program may be a good fit for your child.

The district has designed and implemented an Extended Learning Program to meet the cognitive and affective needs of identified gifted students. Through ELP, a continuum of program options provides a beneficial learning environment and curriculum designed to meet the needs of gifted/talented and high ability students.

The Extended Learning Program is designed to serve gifted and high ability students in two service models in elementary and middle schools:

(1) Magnet self-contained ELP (grades K-8), and (2) Neighborhood ELP (grades 4-8). 

If you are interested in having your child assessed for a possible Magnet ELP placement: For students currently in grades 1 – 7, fill out the online application on the ELP website between Tuesday, September 8, 2020 and Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Assessment window: November 2 – November 24, 2020.

For complete information in English and Spanish – keep scrolling, click here:  2020-2021 Magnet Extended Learning Program Information for the 2021-2022 school year

For questions call the District ELP department:  801-578-8573


Free Books Online for You with SORA!

School is closed but you can check out books online to use on any device with SORA.  Simply download the SORA app and start checking out ebooks and audiobooks.

Click on picture below to visit SORA  or go to

SORA app

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