Shadowing at Hillview
Thank you for your interest in Hillview! We realize that there are many great middle schools on the peninsula, and we appreciate the opportunity to have your child experience what being a Hillview student is like. I personally and professionally think this is a pretty incredible school! Our staff is committed to educating the whole child by fostering a community that values academic excellence, kindness, respect, and tolerance, as well as personal responsibility and self-advocacy.
Our shadowing program is designed for students who do not currently attend a MPCSD school or who do attend a MP school but are weighing other options. Visiting students are matched with a Hillview “host,” and attend school from 8:25 to 12:00 noon.
We ask that shadows arrive in the main office by 8:15 and bring with them a book to read, and a snack for brunch. Arrangements should be made for them to be picked up at 12:00 in the office, and please plan to stay for an additional 15-20 minutes for you and your child to meet with our principal or vice-principal. If possible, our “host” will call the night before the visit to introduce themselves, and review these requests. If your child already knows someone in the grade level that they will be shadowing, and would feel comfortable having him or her be his host, please, by all means send us the name(s). We will do our best to arrange a shadow with that person!
If you have not already scheduled your child’s shadow day, please email Ms. Watts at firstname.lastname@example.org Please make sure that we have the best phone number to give the student “host,” as well as how to best contact you in case of emergency on the day of the visit.
Parents should contact our main office about the dates and times of the following orientation events in the spring:
Open House—May 24, 2018 at 6:30pm
6th grade orientation (for parents only)
5th grade visit and tour (for students only)
Again, thank you for your interest in Hillview.
Robyn Watts, Counselor
Available shadow dates for 2017-2018
Sept. 29, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 26, March 2, April 27, May 25
In review, here is the info you need to email us: (email@example.com)
1. Your (parent) first and last name & emergency phone #
2. Child's first and last name & phone number for a Thurs night call
3. Your child's current school
4. Any current HV student (in the grade level shadowing) that your child might know and feel