From the Principal

I hope everyone is having a great summer vacation.

We are  in the building busy getting ready for a great school year!

You are going to learn so much and have fun at the same time!

Letters identifying your new teacher will be mailed home the last week of August.

Our annual Teacher Meet & Greet will be held Tuesday, September 2nd, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Parents/Guardians, the 2014-2015 Student Handbook is now available on our website.


Summer Reading

Dear Parents,

Summer Reading assignments are now posted on the district and school websites under the “student” tab. They are also posted on your teacher’s class page. All assignments are due back to school by September 12, 2014.  It is important to have your child read over the summer to enhance reading skills. Sustained summer reading leads to higher graduation rates, positive self-esteem and confidence, not to mention it is just plain fun!

Have a safe and happy summer!


Welcome to the Hillside Public School’s Genesis Parent Portal

The Gradebook module in the parent portal is now available.  Gradebook gives parents real-time access to view their child's class assignment grades. The web site,, will provide you with the information you need to access your child's attendance and academic records. Information will continually be updated. In order to create user accounts and passwords, you must email:

  • your first and last name
  • your child/ren’s names
  • your email address

 Please email this information to  by April 30, 2012. Over the summer, please email . Upon receipt of your information, you will electronically receive instructions to set up an account. Your email is your user name.

Report Cards will no longer be routinely mailed. If you do not have internet access, contact your child’s school.  Arrangements will be made for you to receive a hard copy of the report card.

Direct any questions or concerns to your child's school.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator:
908 352 7664 ext. 7401
George Washington School
1530 Leslie St, Hillside, NJ

AP Morris Anti-Bullying Specialist/

Co Anti-Bullying Specialist:
Lisa Moscoso
Peggy Durrant
Jenna Martinez

 908-352-7664 ext. 5410
143 Coe Ave, Hillside NJ

As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Hillside Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Sharon Festante, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.

Report Forms, policies and other
information is located at,

Tuesday, September 2
School Event
Teacher Meet and Greet
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Parents and students are welcome to come and meet their new teacher!

Thursday, September 4
School Event
First Day of School
Wednesday, September 17
School Event
Back to School Night
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 25
School Event
School Closed
Friday, September 26
School Event
Buddy The Bear Day

Today, 8/23/2014
High: 78 Low: 64
14% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/24/2014
High: 81 Low: 63
Partly cloudy
7% chance of precipitation.