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Principal's Message

HMS Distance Learning Questionnaire

Parents/Guardians, please complete the HMS Distance Learning Questionnaire as soon as possible:


English Survey


Encuesta en Español



New Student Info Night Presentation

CLICK HERE - for the New Student Info Night presentation. 

2020-2021 School Year- Elective Applications and Auditions


APPLICATIONS: Due to the current school closures, please submit any applications via email. 

AUDITIONS: This is for ADVANCED Performing Arts Classes. Due to the School Closures, please do the following:

  • Auditions to join Dance Ensemble (auditions not required for standard Dance class- only the ADVANCED Dance): 
    • Students who are not presently enrolled in Dance at Hillside Middle School will need to email a video audition to Ms. Roy by April 4, 2020.  Please send this to the teacher at:
      • Guidelines for the dance submission:

        • one submission per student

        • not to exceed 3 minutes

        • Please begin the video with your first and last name

        • Answer the questions from the audition form within the body of the email.  For a copy of the audition form, CLICK HERE

      • Your placement in Dance Ensemble will be communicated when you receive your schedule in the fall. 

  • Auditions for 7th & 8th grade students to join Choral Ensemble and Concert Choir for the 2020-2021 school year, contact Mrs. Garner at prior to April 4th to determine requirements for auditioning. 
  • Auditions for students who wish to join Concert Band or Strings for the 2020-2021 school year: Contact Mr. Spurrier at prior to April 4th to determine requirements for auditioning. 
  • Auditions to join Play Production programs for the 2020-2021 school year: 
    • After meeting with school administration it has been decided that due to the school closures, I will be placing students in the 7th-period Play Production class by video audition and my knowledge of skills based on participation in class (for current students). Please email a video of your audition song and monologue by April 4 to The requirements can be found on the audition form on the school website (Click HERE).
    • Guidelines for the video/email submission:
      • one submission per student
      • not to exceed 2-3 minutes.
      • Please begin video with first and last name, current grade level, name of monologue, name of the song.
      • Attach the audition form to the email or answer the questions within the body of the email. The form can be found on the school website where the audition information is. If the video is too long, it can be shared through your child’s Google drive. 

Last Chance to Preorder the Yearbook

Get your yearbook order in now!  Yearbook order form in the office to pay by check or cash or purchase online with your credit card. Guarantee your copy now and avoid disappointment later. Supply is limited!



2019-2020 State Testing Schedule



Interviewers Needed for Portfolio Day

If you are interested in being and interviewer during Portfolio Day on the morning of Friday, April 3rd, please click the link below:


Portfolio Day Interviewer Sign-Up


Students will present their digital presentation to you and you will score them on the completeness of their presentation. A rubric will be provided. 



Counseling Update

Welcome back for the Spring 2020 semester!  Families, please be aware of the following two items:


1. Schedule changes for electives will only be available until Friday, January 10th.  Students should come to the counseling office to discuss available alternative elective courses.  


2. Eighth graders interested in Priority Enrollment to Santa Susana High School: We will hold a meeting during SSP on January 29th in the library to discuss the application and required presentation (February 26th) to interested students.  CLICK HERE for information regarding Priority Enrollment, a link to the Priority Enrollment application, and for the link to Santa Susana's website for the School of Choice application.


Hillside families, please note that students not qualifying for priority enrollment into Santa Susana High School (SSHS) should still complete the School of Choice application on SSHS’s website.

2019 PTA Shopping Programs Flyer

For a downloadable copy of the flyer, please CLICK HERE

Recommended Supplies

It is so important to start the year off with everything you need and be ready for every opportunity with confidence. These are the recommended supplies each student should have to launch into this school year.


Recommended Supplies 2019-2020

Aeries Data Confirmation

PARENTS- Please complete the Aeries Data Confirmation process. If you need help with this process, please review the step by step process by clicking HERE.

Learn More about Pathways

Hillside Middle School leads Simi Vallley with our diverse offering featuring 14 different CTE Pathways. Each of the career technical pathways leads directly into programs offered at the high schools . From Arts and Performance to Computer Science and Engineering, learn more about our courses and your choices . Plan well to earn priority enrollment at Santa Susanna High and bypass the lottery. 

Hillside Master Calendar

The Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discrimination against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.


Chabbad of SV-March 22 flyer  Click Here

Royal HS Registration Flyer Click Here

SVEF Gala-Fundraiser Click Here

Free Clinic Fundraiser flyer Click Here 

Inspire flyer Click Here 

Friends of SV Library flyer Click Here 

NFL Flag Spring flyer Click Here 

2020 Youth Wrestling flyer Click Here 

State of the District flyer Click Here

Spring Baseball 2020 flyer Click Here 

SV Library-Bilingual Stories flyer Click Here 

Simi Dream Basketball flyer Click Here 

NFL VC Flag Football/Cheer Flyer Click Here 

Learn Mandarin flyer Click Here 




Regular Office Hours

Monday to Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

2019 LCAP Student Survey

A California Gold Ribbon School


On Tuesday, April 18th, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson named Hillside Middle School, AKA Hillside STEAM Academy, a California Gold Ribbon School!  This high achievement is recognition by the state that Hillside has created an amazing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) focused curriculum that impacts all students.  Our 8 Pathways, high test scores, Portfolio, innovative bell schedule, dynamic and involved students and parents, and most of all, a highly professional and dedicated staff, are not just our bragging points, but are now a state recognized model program.  


Thank you to the entire Hillside and Simi Valley community for helping make Hillside a California Gold Ribbon School.

¿Necesita comunicarse en Español?

Attención Padres de Familia, la escuela tiene asistencia en Español.

Preguntas, Llamadas de Asistencia, etc. Pueden comunicarse con la Sra. Ruth Good al (805) 520-6810, ext. 1023, De Lunes a Jueves de 7:30 A.M. a 12:30 P.M.

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2020 Yearbook for Sale Now


Don't wait any longer to preorder the 2019-2020 yearbook. Order now before it is too late.  Our book has sold out for the last nine years in a row. Order now to guarantee you will own those memories forever. Order forms available in the office.



“Hillside Middle School did not offer competitive athletics as that term is defined by Education Code Section 221.9 (e) in the 2015-2016 school year.”