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Holiday shopping can support Hillsdale:

Consider doing your Holiday shopping at AmazonSmile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Hillsdale High School Foundation. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/87-0800728 and support us every time you shop. Happy Holidays from the Hillsdale High School Foundation!


Earn Money for Hillsdale while you Shop!! $$  

eScrip is simple to use, very secure and doesn't cost you anything to support your school. Simply create an account at escrip.com, register your credit cards AND debit cards and choose Hillsdale High School Foundation (Group # 500024524) for your donations.

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Graduating Senior FAQ 2017

The link below will take you to a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document about the Hillsdale these last events for our graduating seniors over the next few weeks.  We have tried to anticipate questions you might have about senior events and details surrounding the graduation ceremony itself.  We hope you find it helpful.

2017 HHS Graduation FAQ

For families who will not be able to attend the June 1 graduation ceremony we will live stream graduation for family and friends featured at http://baosn.tv/.  On the day of graduation Hillsdale will appear on the site. 

Forum on Teen Mental Health

Monday, June 5th
Burlingame High School Alumni Room
1 Mangini Way, Burlingame
Light refreshments will be served.
Presented in English, Spanish and Chinese.

This forum will give families the opportunity to receive education from teen mental health leaders, connect with families who endure your struggles, and learn that help is there for you. Don't miss this opportunity to learn information that will ultimately help your student through difficult times.

RSVP (English): Sheri Costa at scosta@smuhsd.org or 650.558.2202
RSVP (Spanish): Adriana Gomez at agomez@smuhsd.org or 650.558.2257
RSVP (Chinese): Carina Hui at khui@smuhsd.org or 650.558.2249

 Dive-In Movie Knight 

We have another exciting event on the horizon! Freshmen Families/Class of 2020, will be hosting "Dive In Movie Knight". This will be a whole school swim and movie evening in which the proceeds will benefit the Class of 2020. Tickets will include admission to the event and dinner (main course, chips, and a drink). Bring a mat, favorite blanket, or low-style beach chair for extra comfort!

What:  Dive-In Movie Knight! Swim & Movie evening open to all grades.

Date:  Fri, May 26, 2017

Time:  7:00pm – 10pm

Where:  Hillsdale Pool Deck

Tickets:  $7/student; $5 w/PAL sticker

Schedule Updates

Monday  29 Tuesday  30 Wednesday  31 Thursday 1 Friday 2

Memorial Day

No School

Finals Schedule


Period 2 and 3 Finals

Finals Schedule


Period 4 and 5 Finals

Finals Schedule


Period 6 and 7 Finals

(** Seniors will arrange to take 6th and 7th periods finals during Dead Week)

Graduation @5:30

Teacher Work Day



College Writing: There will be 2 writing workshops held the first week of June to help students get started on their personal statements/UC insight questions.  Classes are free & taught by Ms. Burtness. Space is limited. Pre-registration required


Monday, June 5: 10-12pm: UC personal insight questions


Tuesday, June 6: 10-12pm: Personal Statements for Private School (IE: Common App)


Upgraded Graduation Seats on Sale Starting 4/24


The Foundation is offering a limited amount of premium graduation seats. This is an "upgrade" to the existing seats assigned by the school to your family. Secure your seats with a donation to HHSF. Rows 1- 3 include premium reserved parking space. Your donation will go towards funding academic excellence at Hillsdale.  For the Upgraded Graduation Seat order form click here. There will be a box for completed forms in the main office starting 4/24.


Wondering if you or your student have purchased a yearbook? See this list to check. List is by student ID number.

Hillsdale High Recognized as "School of Opportunity"

Hillsdale High School in San Mateo is one of only 20 schools from across the country to receive recognition as a "School of Opportunity," a coveted national designation honoring excellent public high schools that engage in practices that build on students' strengths and create supported learning opportunities for all students.

The National Education Policy Center (NEPC), based at the University of Colorado Boulder, sponsors the Schools of Opportunity project, which identifies excellent public high schools that actively strive to close opportunity gaps - the differences in opportunities and resources that drive the well-known achievement gaps.

For more information about the Schools of Opportunity project, including descriptions of all recognized schools, click here.

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The GATE Parents Group has partnered with Mindful Schools to sponsor and bring their online courses, to SMUHSD for all parents, teachers and staff, free! - to you for the next year.  To learn more about mindfulness, the courses and how to sign up look here. 


Looking for more patience and less stress?  Summer is here and it might be a great time to learn a new skill MINDFULNESS.  Mindfulness is a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and environment.  Research finds that mindfulness decreases stress and anxiety, increases attention, improves interpersonal relationships, fosters compassion and strengthens emotional regulation.

Hillsdale Leadership Page!! 

Check our calendar here


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"The San Mateo Union High School District believes - all students have the right to participate fully in the educational process, free from discrimination and harassment. These rights are assured to students by CA Education Code Section 200 and Penal Code Section 422.55."

Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. 

Click here to access the SMUHSD Title IX Policy.  

2015-2016 Hillsdale High School athletic information as it relates to SB 1349 can be accessed here

Technology Survey

We are partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, in order to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use for learning. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning questionnaire. Your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in your students’ lives. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy.

Please use the following email to access the 10 minute survey:    http://www.BByt.es/4H8BP