Hilltop Elementary School
12250 24th Avenue South Burien, WA 98168

Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Hilltop Elementary School
12250 24th Avenue South Burien, WA 98168

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Student Handbook

Expectations for Hilltop Huskies are: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Do the Right Thing


Hilltop is a diverse community where we set high expectations, support learning, and celebrate academic and personal growth.


 In order to support our vision at Hilltop, we:

  • Set high expectations by holding all students accountable for their learning
  • Support learning by using data from a variety of assessment tools to drive instruction through collaborative planning.
  • Acknowledge and celebrate student effort and achievement in academic and social areas.


Thursday Packets

All general school correspondence, including PTA notices and announcements from community organizations, will be sent home as a packet of information on Thursdays.  Often these packets will include items (picture envelopes, surveys, etc.) that must be returned to school.  Please look through this information each week, remove information, and send folder back to school with student.

Keep yourself informed

Please notify the office of any changes to your contact information so we can ensure you receive up to date information. The school uses multiple methods to communicate with families about school events, emergencies and general information. 

  • Newsletters: Our school newsletter will be sent home once a month.  It may also be accessed through our school website.
  • Website:
  • Other ways to receive information about school events: Peachjar, Reader Board, robocalls and emails

Conferences and Report Cards

Classroom teachers communicate students’ progress with parents/guardians throughout the year. Formal Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday immediately prior to Thanksgiving when parents will receive the first report card. During this 3-day conference period in November, there will be no school for students; however, students are expected to attend conferences with their parents/guardians. Additional report cards will be sent home with students in the middle of March and again on the last day of the school year. A parent/guardian may confer with his/her child’s teacher at any time during the school year by making an appointment with the teacher.

Emergency Information

Student Safety


School Grounds

No Smoking on School Grounds

In accordance with Washington State law, no one may smoke anywhere on school grounds. This applies to staff, parents and students.

Playground Use

The playground use is limited to students, staff, and designated volunteers between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

Animals at School       

No pets are allowed on campus.