Husky Strong - 1/9/2019

Husky Strong

Hillcrest High School
Midvale, Utah
January 9, 2019

Principal Message:


Having you been hoping for more communication from the school about your student’s grades and classes?  With the start of the new year, I wanted to send out a refresher on how to check on your child’s grades throughout the year. While the final grades should always be posted in Skyward, teachers also use a secondary management system called Canvas. Many teachers are using Canvas so parents should know how to receive information from both. Please see below for resources on these systems.

I want to know how to check on my student’s grades, attendance and other helpful information:

Now that I have logged into my Skyward account I want to receive updates about attendance, grades and progress reports:

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I want to check my student’s grades on Canvas along with assignment progress, teacher announcements, and following the courses my student is taking:

Gregory Leavitt

Principal, HHS
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December Fundraiser Report:

Thank you so much for your support of our December fundraiser, the Hillcrest Iditarod! Throughout the month of December, our student body, teachers, and community participated in a myriad of activities such as Hillcrest Idol, game nights, our service assembly, and many more. With your help, we raised $18,985 to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to search for a cure for the disease and help provide effective treatment. We are so pleased to do our part to alleviate the suffering of so many people who are affected by this disease, including some right here at Hillcrest, and we could not have done it without you!

Yearbook prices are going up:

Students, this is your last chance to purchase yearbooks for $50.00.  The price will increase to $55.00 effective January 16, 2019.  If you would like to pay it on Skyward, call the Main Office and ask to have it added to your Skyward account.  Otherwise, you can pay with cash or check in the Main Office during office hours.

Youth Protection Seminar:

A Youth Protection Seminar will be held on Thursday, January 10th 2019 at 7:00 p.m. This is a free parent seminar with information on substance abuse, bullying, mental health, and internet safety from professionals in the field of mental health. Specific topics include: mental health issues/suicide warnings, including prevention tips, how to get help and access to community resources; substance abuse prevention and intervention tips; bullying, what it is as well as prevention and intervention help; internet safety tips and resource materials. Community organizations such as HOPE Squad, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, SafeUT representatives from the University of Utah, Hopeful Beginnings, and other community and school resources will all be in attendance. We look forward to seeing you there!

Hillcrest High School Course Requests:

It’s that time of year AGAIN – Class selection for the 2019-20 school year at Hillcrest High School

Hillcrest High School Counselors are visiting English classes next month, February 6th-12th, to discuss the registration process for 2019-20 course requests.  A few items that we would like to make parents aware of are as follows:

  • Students will be going online and entering their course requests through Skyward during the classroom presentation
  • Following their classroom presentation, the student can then review the course selection with their parents and adjust as needed during the arena open window
  • The arena open window for students to request their courses will be February 5th – 15th
  • Students will NOT turn in their registration card, it has been given to them as a guide for what classes to register for
  • There is an additional registration card for students in 11th/12th grade who are involved with the IB program
  • Any student who does not request classes prior to February 15th will then have classes added by their counselor which will not be changed per student request

Hillcrest High School - Community School

Tools for Parents—Parent Connections Website

Parent Connections is a website designed by Canyons School District to be a technology resource for parents.  The website provides resources that will address academics, communication, safety, and available technology in Canyons District. “Tip of the Month: It can be difficult to stay involved an monitor your children's tech use and screen time.  How can you keep up with so many different devices and apps that are constantly changing?” Visit their website for more information and helpful videos:

Canyons School District’s Family Learning Center—Adult Education Classes

Adult education program at the Family Learning Centers offers classes for parents to earn a high school diploma, learn English, basic computer skills, "plazas communitarias", parenting skills, and other content such as managing conflict, financial literacy, and nutrition. For more information, visit: 


Community Resources Information and Events

Mobile Clinic Visits to Hillcrest

Permission slips will be sent out for students who are interested in being screened.

  • Mobile Clinic Visits
    • Utah Partners for Health’s Mobile Vision & Medical Clinic.
      • April 9th, 2019 from 8:00am-3:00pm.
  • Medicaid
    • The Utah Medicaid program pays medical bills for people:
      • who qualify for a category of Medicaid
      • who have low income or cannot afford the cost of health care who have resources (assets) under the federal limit for the category of Medicaid
    • Canyons School District Medicaid Outreach Services assists with the application.  The State Medicaid Office determines eligibility.  Together we help children get health insurance.
    • Insurance coverage for Medicaid eligible recipients is provided by Molina Healthcare of Utah, Healthy You (through University of Utah), and Select Access (Intermountain Healthcare)
    • Want more information? Please call us at 801-826-7272 – ¡Se Habla Español!

Tyler Library
8041 S. Wood Street
Midvale, UT 84047

Tyler Kid's Cafe
Tyler Meeting Room (Capacity 81)
Monday-Friday 3:30 - 4:00 pm

Utah Food Bank nutrition program where youth may receive a meal each afternoon, Monday through Friday. Meals are available on Saturdays at some locations.

Teen Time - Reach for the Stars
Monday-Friday 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Drop-in activity for teens (Ages 13 to 17). Homework help. They have prices (for example: they can qualify for lasertag or bingo!).

Copperview Food & Resource Center
8446 S. Harrison St., Midvale

Food Service Hours
MON-THU 8:30AM-11AM, 1PM-3PM, closed 11AM-1PM


Hillcrest High School—Escuela Comunitaria
Junta de Padres

Los Padres son parte del equipo en los logros académicos de los estudiantes. Acompáñenos a la próxima junta de padres que será el martes, 11 de Diciembre de 6:30-7:30pm en el salón, AT 200. El tema este mes es sobre “Programas de Educación y Carreras Técnicas.” En este taller hablaremos sobre la educación y carreras técnicas en SLCC que son diseñadas para preparar a os estudiantes para inmediatamente entrar un trabajo.

Herramientas para los Padres—La Pagina de Internet “Parent Connections”

La pagina de internet “Parent Connections” fue diseñada para el distrito escolar de Canyons como un recurso de tecnología para los padres/familias. Esta pagina provee recursos e información sobre el aprendizaje académico, comunicación, seguridad, y tecnología en el distrito.  “Consejo del Mes: Puede ser difícil estar involucrado y monitorear cuando tiempo usan la tecnología y tiempo en las pantallas (por ejemplo; ipads/tabletas, teléfonos, televisiones, videojuegos). ¿Como puede uno como padre/familia monitoria esta tecnología de teléfonos y “apps” cuando constantemente están cambiando?” Visite su pagina de internet para mas información y videos en español:

Centro de Aprendizaje para las Familias del Distrito de Canyons—Clases para adultos 

Los centros de aprendizaje para las familias proveen diferentes clases para los adultos para recibir su diploma de la high school, computación, ingles, nutrición, clases para padres, y mucho mas. Visite su pagina para mas información: 

Recursos y Eventos Comunitarios

Visita de Clínica Móvil a la escuela Hillcrest

La Clínica Móvil de Utah Partners for Health estará en la escuela Hillcrest los próximos días:

  • 9 de abril del 2019 de 8:00am-3:00pm.


La Oficina de Canyons School District Medicaid Outreach Services ayuda a llenar la aplicación de Medicaid. La oficina de estatal de Medicaid determina si la persona(s) califica para el programa. La seguranza medica de Medicaid para personas elegible son proveídos por Molina Healthcare of Utah, Healthy You (University of Utah), y Select Access (Intermountain Healthcare). Para mas información llamelos al 801-826-7272 – ¡Se habla español!

Biblioteca Tyler
8041 S. Wood Street
Midvale, UT 84047

Tyler Kid's Cafe
Cuarto de Juntas de la biblioteca Tyler
Lunes a viernes de 3:30pm - 4:00pm

Los jóvenes reciben comida gratuita de parte del banco de comida Utah (Utah Food Bank) los lunes a Viernes. En ciertos lugares se provee comida a los jóvenes los sábados. 

Hora de los Adolecentes—Llegar a las estrellas
Lunes a viernes de 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Actividades para los adolecentes (Edades 13 a 17). Ayuda con la tarea. Tienen premios.

Copperview Comida y Centro de Recursos
8446 S. Harrison St., Midvale
Servicio de Comida

Upcoming Events:

  • January 10, 2:30 p.m. Talent Show Auditions
  • January 10, 3:30 p.m. Swimming @ Granger High School
  • January 10, 6:30 p.m. Wrestling @ Cyprus High School
  • January 10. 6:30 p.m. Youth Protection @ Hillcrest High School
  • January 11-12, Debate @ Bingham High School
  • January 11-12, Wrestling Tournament @ Tooele High School
  • January 11, 5:15 p.m. Girls ‘Basketball @ Hillcrest High School
  • January 11, 7:00 p.m. Boys’ Basketball @ Cyprus High School
  • January 12, 10:30 a.m. Freshman Boys Basketball @ Hillcrest High School
  • January 14, 8:30 a.m. Audiologist Visit
  • January 15, IB Final Day For Late Charges & Refunds for Cancellations
  • January 15, 5:15 p.m. Girls’ Basketball @ Hillcrest High School
  • January 15, 7:00 p.m. Boys’ Basketball @ Granger High School
  • January 16, 6:30 p.m. Wrestling @ Granger High School
  • January 17, End Of Quarter 2
  • January 17, 3:30 p.m. Swimming @ Hillcrest High School
  • January 17, 5:15 p.m. Girls’ Basketball @ Hillcrest High School
  • January 17,18,19, All State Band & Orchestra
  • January 18, No School For Students
  • January 18, Boys’ Basketball @ Hillcrest High School
  • January 19, 8:00 a.m. Northern Cheer Competition @ Copper Hills High
  • January 19, 10:30 a.m. Freshmen Boys ‘Basketball @ Hillcrest High School
  • January 22, 5-9PM HHS Girls Basketball Spirit Night @ Zupas on Ft. Union