School Info

School Support Staff

For a complete list of Hilltop staff, please refer to the 'Staff' page.

Position Name Phone Extension
Principal Dr. Charles Grisier 330-190
School Secretary Abril Ramirez 330-100
Attendance Health Specialist Eva Ballesteros 330-110
Nurse Hazel Inocencio 330-150
Psychologist Massiel Miliano 696-467
Language, Speech and Hearing Specialist TBD 697-446
Library & Media Center Roberta Dickey 330-170
Cafeteria Karen Berg 330-180

Daily Schedule

School Hours

School begins at 8:30 a.m. daily. Students should not arrive on campus earlier than 8:00 a.m. unless they are participating in the breakfast program.

Grade Monday - Thursday Friday & Modified Days
TK-K 8:30 - 2:50 8:30 - 1:20
 1st-6th 8:30 - 2:55
8:30 - 1:25

Lunch Times

Grade Recess  Lunch
TK 11:15 - 11:35 11:40 - 12:00
Kindergarten 11:35 - 11:55 12:00 - 12:20
1st-2nd 11:55 - 12:15 12:20 - 12:45
3rd-4th 12:20 - 12:40 12:45 - 1:05
5th-6th 12:40 - 1:00 1:05 - 1:25

AM Recess

Grade Recess Time
TK 9:30 - 10:00
Kindergarten 10:10 - 10:30
1st-3rd 9:45 - 10:05
4th-6th 10:10 - 10:30

PM Recess

Grade Recess Time
 TK 2:00 - 2:30
Kindergarten 1:30 - 1:50

Quick Date List

2023- 2024 School Year

  • First Day of School

July 19, 2023 Minimum Day


  • Labor Day

September 4

  • Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)

September 14 - 22 Minimum Days

  • Fall Break

September 25 - October 9/ School Resumes on Oct.10

  • Veterans Day

November 10

  • Thanksgiving Holiday

November 20 - 24

  • Winter Break

December 18 - January 8/ School Resumes on Jan.10, 2024    Minimum Day

  • Martin Luther King Day

January 15, 2024

  • Presidents Holiday

February 16 & 19, 2024

  • Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)

March 7 - 14 Minimum Days

  • Spring Break

March 18- March 29/ School Resumes on April 2 Minimum Day

  • Memorial Day

May 27

  • Last Day of School

June 5, 2024 Minimum Day

School Rules

Hilltop Behavioral Expectations and Discipline Policy

In order to foster a safe, supportive learning environment, all students are expected to follow school wide expectations.

I pledge never to say or do anything to hurt myself or anyone else, either physically or emotionally. I will:
Respect myself, others and school property.
Keep my hands, feet and objects to myself.
Use kind words and appropriate language.
Follow safety rules - leave rocks, sticks, and other objects on the ground.
Be responsible for my choices.
I will tell an adult if our Code of Honor is being broken.

I promise to do my best to treat everyone fairly.
I promise to do my best to be kind to everyone-even if they are not like me.
If I see someone being hurt or bullied, I will report it to an adult.
Everyone should be able to feel safe and happy at school.
I want our school to be No Place for Hate.

All students are expected to:
Come to school each day, on time, ready to learn.
Walk on and around campus.
Respect the requests of Safety and Peace Patrols.
Stay in the classroom or on school grounds during school hours unless otherwise authorized.
Use restrooms properly.
Leave personal items (including toys, electronics, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, shoes with wheels), candy, and gum at home.
Follow Dressing for Safety Standards (see next page).

Prohibited items brought to school will be confiscated and kept at school until a parent picks them up.

Follow Breakfast/Lunch Arbor Rules:
- Remain seated with your feet under the table.
- Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
- Keep your voices at your tables.
- Keep food on your tray.
- Raise your hand to be dismissed.
- Leave your area clean.

Follow Playground Rules
- Play in designated areas using school playground equipment only.
- Observe game and playground safety rules.
- Show good sportsmanship.

Emergency Release Plan

School safety is our number one priority. In case of a school emergency or natural disaster, such as an earthquake, you need to be aware of our school's plan for releasing your child. Instructions for reunification with your child will be communicated to you by the school or District. Please do not take it upon yourself to come to the school based upon media reports, which may be erroneous.

Our concern is for the safe and orderly dismissal of our students. If as many as 400 to 500 parents arrive at our school at approximately the same time to pick up students, your cooperation and patience are essential to our plan.

Parking will be very limited, so be prepared to park away from the school and under the direction of first responders. DO NOT DOUBLE PARK as it may interfere with getting emergency vehicles into our school site.

For the safety of your child, before allowing you to take him/her home, we must document to whom each child is released. When you arrive at school, you will be directed to our "Request Gate/Check in area." A runner will be sent to the student supervision area, and escort your child to the "Release Gate," where you can reunite with your child. In extreme circumstances, a student reunification area may be set up off-campus, and generally in collaboration with emergency responders.

You will be required to sign for the release of your child. This is extremely important as it is our only means of ensuring that all students are accounted for at all times. Be prepared to present a picture identification card if requested. Please do not just take your child from the center without signing for their release. We recognize that you may be worried and want to be reunited with your child as quickly as possible. However, this system has been established to ensure your child's safety.

It is imperative that you keep all information on your child's Emergency Card up-to-date. Your child will only be released to those listed on the card. These procedures should be shared with everyone you list on the Emergency Card so they are familiar with our procedures.

Thank you for your cooperation.