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Dear Parents/Guardians,

As I begin my fourth year as principal, I look forward to meeting and reengaging with the Hilltop community. It is my goal to continue providing your children with an academic, supportive, and collaborative culture that is safe and inclusive. As we prepare to begin the school year, please read below for pertinent information.

First Days of School

The first day of school is Wednesday, July 20.  Please note the school day starts an hour later than last year.  Students attend Periods 1 – 6 daily.  On a regular day schedule, school starts at 8:30 and ends at 3:36 PM. 

Online Registration

Online registration is to be completed yearly.  Students who do not have a completed online registration are in jeopardy of not receiving a schedule to start school on Wednesday, July 20.  If you have not completed online registration go to https://campusportal.sweetwaterschools.org. If you are unable to complete the process please call (619) 476-4223, or email lourdes.ocampo@sweetwaterschools.org or veronica.sanchez@sweetwaterschools.org for assistance. 

Note:  There is no need for proof of residency if you have not moved since last school year.  

Student Lunch 

All students are eligible to receive free daily meals during nutrition break and lunch.  At the start of the school year, families will be asked to report household income for the purpose of free or reduced lunch waivers for the following school year.  More information is forthcoming.

Senior Pictures

Chula Vista Photo has contacted Seniors to schedule an appointment.  If you are not contacted by July 29, call Chula Vista Photo at 619-422-9281 from 12 PM to 6 PM.

Student Pictures and IDs

Student pictures are used for student IDs and the yearbook, both formal documents.  Students must dress appropriately for picture day.

  • Freshmen – Tuesday, July 19, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM during Connect Crew Day  
  • Sophomores – Monday, July 18, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM during orientation
  • Juniors – Monday, July 18, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM during orientation 
  • Seniors – Monday, July 18, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM during orientation
  • Make-Up Picture Day will be Wednesday, September 7.


If you are interested in playing sports for Hilltop High School, please go to www.registermyathlete.com

to create or update your profile.  If you would like the form for the physical, a list of coaches, etc. please click on this link:  http://hth.sweetwaterschools.org/athletics/

Immunization Record

Required for all 9th grade students and students new to the district. Please email a copy of your student’s immunization record to karla.ortiz@sweetwaterschools.org or sonia.aguirre@sweetwaterschools.org

Textbook Distribution

A schedule for students to obtain books will be provided to students at the beginning of the semester.  Students will obtain textbooks from the library during assigned class times.


Counselors will be available beginning Wednesday, July, 20.  The counselor alpha breakdown will be posted on the school website.  Counselors are currently finalizing student schedules based on proper placement, student, and parent input.  Once school starts, a student’s schedule is subject to change due to placement in the wrong class.  The goal is to minimize changes to each student’s schedule.  All changes will be done by Tuesday, August 2.

As we begin the school year, Hilltop High School will continue to follow guidance from the district office, SDCOE, and the San Diego County Health Department. I encourage you to visit the Hilltop High School website (hth.sweetwaterschools.org) for updates regarding the 2022-2023 school year.


Karen T. Hernandez


Hilltop High School