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Dear Hillside Middle School Community,

Hello, my name is Jason Quartararo (pronounced Quarter-Arrow), the new principal for the 2022-2023 school year. I want to welcome you to Hillside Middle School. I actually started my career in education at Hillside. I was a long-term substitute teacher before I accepted a full time teaching position in Moorpark. I previously served as an assistant principal at Santa Susana High School and most recently serving as principal at Chaparral Middle School in Moorpark.

Effective communication and a strong alliance with our parents are priorities at HMS. We believe that a strong partnership between home and school leads to student success. We utilize multiple communication methods to work with our parents and research shows that with a school/home partnership, students will find more success in school. The school will be using the The Hillside Happenings, an online newsletter that will be sent to families weekly on the happenings at Hillside.

I am very excited for you to meet our new Assistant Principal, Ms. Christine Lobitz who is coming from Chaparral Middle School in Moorpark and Mr. Thomas Buckle who has been at Hillside for the last six years. Rounding out our team are our wonderful school counselors, Ms. Cheri Toyen and Mr. Matthew Thompson.

Please reference this edition of The Hillside Happeningsas it will be updated until school begins on August 10th.




Jason Quartararo