• Principal Welcome

    Dear Hillside Families, 

    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! 

    As we think about the beginning of a new school year, I know our families and staff are filled with mixed emotions. There are many unknowns in our world right now and our situation is changing day-by-day. However, with all this uncertainty, I want to reassure you that the staff at Hillside has been working hard to ensure a happy and safe learning environment for your child in the upcoming school year. 

    Our talented staff bring a diverse set of approaches to instruction in order to address a variety of student learning styles and needs. We value each of our students and families and appreciate the trust you place in us. 

    As a Hillside team, we desperately want your student back in the building and to have their smiling faces and laughs fill our classrooms again; however, we absolutely understand and respect the choices our families are making. As we work through these tough times together, your partnership and support are key elements to ensuring we can provide high quality services. 

    We look forward to a safe and successful 2020-21 school year. Please expect a communication from us each Friday with updates as our plans are further developed.  Click here to access a form where you can submit any thoughts, question or concerns about Hillside’s Return to School plans.  You are also welcome to contact me directly.


    Amy Tomlinson

    Principal, Hillside Learning and Behavior Center 
    Allegan Area ESA