Parents

Family Engagement survey

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Each year the schools ask parents to provide feedback about our school family engagement.  This feedback helps us identify our strengths and areas for improvement.  As a parent, please respond to each statement on the survey. Your input is invaluable! 

Communication

Communication is key to student success, and at Hillside we believe communication is very important!

You can contact our front office at 972.926.2550.

There are many ways to keep up with the latest happenings at Hillside Academy.  Follow us on Twitter to keep up with the latest news. 
 
Hillside Academy Twitter Account @Hillside_Eagles
Hillside Academy PTA @PTAHillside
 

We encourage strong communication all through the year between parents and the school. Teacher contact information can be found on the grade level pages, as well as the staff page.

 

Skyward email registration

Access student grades, attendance information, report cards, and more. If you are not already registered, please contact Trang Vo or Liz Tovar. You will need to provide an email address in order to register. Your email will be entered into SKYWARD, then SKYWARD will automatically send you an email with your login information to you.

Visit the district's Skyward page for more information and a list of everything you can access with Skyward. 

Be present #Iwillattend

Every day counts at school when it comes to your child's education. Being on time and ready to work will help to make a successful day for your students. A well rested student has a better attention span and can learn easily. Learn more about the district's attendance policy.

What are parents saying about Hillside Academy?

"Our family loves Hillside! It is a blessing to be around so many other great kids and families. The sense of community makes the school great, and our two kids have developed special friendships here that are great for our whole family."
~Jenn H., Hillside parent

"What makes Hillside special? The teachers: they are amazing and I am proud to be a part of the Hillside family. I love when my kids get home from school and all they do is brag about their teachers." 
~Raffael R., Hillside parent
 

Links and resources

GISD Dress Code
GISD Policies

TEA student data portal

TEA has developed a data portal that allows parents to have access to their student's assessment information across administrations.

  • Click on "Go to Student Portal"
  • Enter "Unique Access Code" (which is located at the bottom of the student's confidential student report)
  • Enter the student's date of birth

The reports provide historical state assessment data for TAKS and TELPAS for each student. The goal of this online system is to assist students and parents with tracking academic progress. The site is user friendly and the reports are easy to understand.

Parent involvement

There are numerous resources at the click of a button for busy parents who need practical ideas that promote school success, parent involvement, and more effective parenting. Visit the district's Parent Involvement web page to find newsletters for each month that are full of tips and suggestions to help at home.

Magnet programs

 

Free online research resources

The campus library webpage has a variety of resources students can use to conduct their research. Please contact the librarian, Mrs. Gourd, for passwords to these resources.

GRS-TV GISD Broadcasting

Time Warner Cable channels 98 & 99, aka "GRS-TV" features a diverse mix of programming developed by video professionals and by students in the Television Production Magnet at LCHS. GRS-TV is now available on the Verizon FiOS Television. Get all the news and information about the GISD on Channels 42 and 43 in Garland and Rowlett. Residents in Sachse should tune to Channel 43.

Anonymous Alerts®

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Report bullying and other urgent student concerns quickly and anonymously to school officials with Anonymous Alerts®.

Find out more about Anonymous Alerts® and other ways to get in touch on the district share & report page.

Free and reduced-price meal program

Parents can apply online for free and reduced price meals for students that are eligible.

Be a Senior citizen VIP 

With a special VIP pass, senior citizens over the age of 65 can get free general admission to athletic and Fine Arts events.

Visit the Senior citizen VIP pass page for more details.

District policies

To support our mission of providing an exceptional education to all students, we have created policies designed to help your student have the best possible education experience.

Visit the Policies page on the district website for additional polices and related information.