Incoming 6th Grade Resources

  • Hillview Middle School is offering a number of opportunities for our incoming 6th grade families to engage and learn about the middle school experience.  Keep checking this page as more information for our incoming 6th grade families becomes available. 

    Shadow Days
    Hillview Middle School is looking forward to welcoming prospective students who are considering Hillview and other options for 6th grade. You may sign up now for a shadow day where your student will spend a morning paired with a Hillview student. Shadow Days will be held on select Fridays and will begin February 11.  For more information, to see available dates, and to register, please go here.

    For students who didn't attend our shadow days or just want to get another look, Hillview ASB has put together this fun video giving a tour of campus and what life is like at Hillview.


    5th Grade Preview Day
    On Thursday, April 28, Hillview will host the current 5th graders on site. 5th graders will travel from their elementary schools for a half-day “preview,” led by current 8th grade WEB leaders. Hillview staff will present some highlights and give the 5th graders a good idea of what they can expect in the following school year. 


    Elective Course Registration & Catalog
    6th graders will be introduced to Hillview’s rich elective offerings through the “exploratory wheel,” and will also select a year-long elective. Please visit Electives and Course Offerings to view the course catalog (coming soon!). You'll then use a Google form to indicate your child's elective choices.  Please complete this form by March 25, 2022 in order to receive top priority for your choice(s). 


    Parent Input Form
    For parents wanting to initiate communication with their counselor regarding their child, we recommend filling out the Parent Input Form
    . We are committed to reading every detail that parents provide on the feedback form and work hard to accommodate any concerns and hopes to ensure a high-quality, safe, and nurturing program for all children. Please note: Hillview does not take requests for specific teachers or academies. Academy and teacher assignments are determined randomly by our student information system. If your child is served by the IEP, 504, or EL programs, please contact your case manager directly.


    5th Grade Parent Information Nights
    Hillview will continue to hold its information nights for 5th grade families as school-specific events via Zoom.  Zoom information will be provided in your school’s Sunday newsletters prior to the event.

    Oak Knoll Elementary, March 1, 6:00 - 7:00pm via Zoom - Event recording here.  Passcode: pV44$&G4

    Laurel Elementary, March 10, 6:00 - 7:00pm via Zoom - Event recording here. Passcode: 7R6#&0aJ

    Encinal Elementary, March 14, 6:00 - 7:00pm via Zoom - Event recording here. Passcode: h?B9w$Qt

    Special Education Parent Night, April 7th, 5:30 - 6:30 pm via Zoom