Principal's Message

Principal's Message


It is with great excitement that I return as the principal of Hill Elementary School. As I enter my fifth year, I look forward to continuing to build relationships with our students, families and community. Hill Elementary is a great school with a dedicated staff, motivated scholars, and supportive parents and families. This year I would also like to welcome Mrs. Kathleen Ash on board as our new Assistant Principal. She comes to us from the district office and has lots of experiences in GGUSD that will make her a great addition to Hill. 

We are excited for the 2023-24 school year. We have a lot of work to do in the classroom. We are excited to bring FastBridge onto our campus to help accelerate early reading skills and provide interventions for those that need it. We will continue to offer both before and after school intervention and enrichment opportunities for all students. Teachers attend theri professional development trainings and are ready to do the work!

We will also continue to build our ASPIRE program and focus on support students' Social Emotional learning. Our Wellness Room continues to be a hit amongst students and staff and our ASPIRE team works to build relationships with all students. If you do have concerns with your child's mental health or emotional well-being or need resources for your and your family, please contact the school and we will get the support you need. 

The relationship between school, family and community is so important for a successful school experience for children. We offer many activities and committees that we hope you join in on. I encourage parents and family members to get involved by joining our newly assembled PTA, English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC), or School Site Council (SSC). Any amount of help is wanted. 

Beginning Friday, September 8th, we will host our monthly Flag Deck ceremony on the blacktop at 8:45 am and all parents and family members are invited to attend.  We also hope you will join us for our Back to School Night, Chuck E Cheese nights, Star Night, Disney Aladdin musical play, Open House, the return of International Night, and many other events happening on campus.  Please make sure you join Parent Square to keep up to date on all the happenings on campus.

As always, if you ever have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact the office or myself,

I look forward to our continued work together. We have work to do!


Please call the school office for any assistance. 714-663-6561
Mr. Toby Vares, Principal 



Bus Schedule


Hazard and Ontario         8:13 A.M.

Titus and Jennrich            8:10 A.M.

Jennrich and Moran         8:15 A.M.

Oasis and Glitter              8:05 A.M.

Oasis and Bedford           8:07 A.M.

School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday       8:35 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Wednesday                                                 8:35 A.M. - 2:10 P.M.