All students are expected to be good citizens, respectful, and caring of each other, staff, and materials. Students are also expected to put forth their very best efforts by being responsible.  Students should also feel free to express their ideas within socially acceptable norms. Our combined goal is to prepare students for a successful school experience.


    As a student, your job is to come to class prepared and with a positive attitude and a few suggested supplies.

    1. 1 spiral notebook
    2. 1 2-pocket folder
    3. 1 package of College-ruled filler paper
    4. 1 package of Pencils with erasers
    5. Pens (AT LEAST 1 each of black, red, blue, and a color of your choosing)
    6. Set of 4 Highlighters (yellow, green, orange, and a color of your choosing)—students will use these weekly
    7. 1 set of colored pencils, scissors, and glue sticks
    8. Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) novel at the student’s Lexile level.

    Arizona law requires that public schools provide supplies required for academic success. This list represents optional, supplementary items, which you may supply, at your discretion. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.


    GRADES:  Student’s grades are category weighted and will be derived from assessments (60%), assignments (35%) and homework (5%).  

    PROGRESS REPORTS:  Parents and students can check student progress through Power Schools on the Internet as often as you would like.  It is the expectation that grades will be posted within one week of turning in an assignment, however, writing assignments and projects typically take two-three weeks to complete grading. 

    LATE WORK: If a student chooses to turn in classwork or homework late, points will be deducted from said classwork or homework. If a student chooses to turn in a writing assignment or long term project late, there will consequences of point deductions and possible further actions per teacher’s discretion.

    ABSENT WORK:  When a student is absent, he/she is responsible for picking up the worksheets/assignments in the designated area.  If a student is absent, he/she will have one day PLUS one more day to make up the assignments. It is the student’s responsibility to turn in any work collected on a day they are absent.  Please see me with any questions or extenuating circumstances due to absences. 

    BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS:  Being fair does not mean being equal.  Each student will receive what he/she needs in order to be successful.  Each student has a different ability, learning style and pace.  It is my expectation that each student will excel when we tap into those qualities and provide supports as needed.  With that in mind here is the HMS School-Wide Prevention Program:



    The Response To Intervention – Behavior process is a multi-tiered approach to providing support to all learners at increasing levels of interventions.  Hillcrest will use a school wide system of support that includes proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behavior to create a positive school environment.



    The following discipline procedures will be implemented consistently across campus.

    Step 1: Universal Interventions (Warning/Redirection)

    Step 2: Minor Incident Report with Interventions

    Step 3: Minor Incident Report with Interventions and Parent Email

    Step 4: Minor Incident Report with Interventions and Parent Phone Call

    Step 5: Major Behavior Referral


    Consequences for inappropriate behavior will be given according to the DVUSD discipline guidelines as outlined in the Student Rights and Responsibility (SRR) Handbook.

    Students will receive verbal encouragement, positive notes, phone calls home, emails home, and/or preferred activities when exceeding classroom behavior expectations.