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Westmont Hilltop School District


Westmont Hilltop Elementary School

Unified in a commitment to inspire and to empower resilient, lifelong learners.

827 Diamond Boulevard
Johnstown, PA 15905
Phone: (814) 255-8707
Fax: (814) 255-8793

From the Office of the Superintendent


Since the announcement of our plan to transition to distance learning after the Thanksgiving Break, we were forced into an unexpected decision that required distance learning to begin on Friday, November 20, 2020. We will continue with this model until Friday, December 11, 2020, to avoid additional school-based infections and quarantines. Ultimately, schools will not be able to operate if they do not have enough faculty and staff to safely operate. Beginning on Monday, December 14, 2020, the school district will return to the Yellow / Hybrid Phase.


Monday, December 14: A-Day Students*

Tuesday, December 15: A-Day Students*

Wednesday, December 16: Distance Learning*

Thursday, December 17: B-Day Students*

Friday, December 18: B-Day Students*


Monday, December 21: A-Day Students*

Tuesday, December 22: B-Day Students*

Wednesday, December 23: Distance Learning*


*Note: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, MDS, LSS students may attend for in-person instruction



Congratulations to our November Students of the Month!



Hudson Wozniak & Allison Swank

1st Grade

Hudson Becker & Averly Evans

2nd Grade

Nicholas Trotz & Sarah Schell

3rd Grade

Bailey Downey & Hazel Peterman

4th Grade

Elijah Kycko & Daniella Perez

5th Grade

Jared Surloff & Amanda Bruce

6th Grade

Wyatt Myers & Maggie O’Neil

2020-2021 Arrival/Dismissal Changes
**All students who are walking/biking to school should plan to arrive no earlier than 8:30am (as we do not have a West Hills Crossing Guard until that time).  At the end of the day, all walkers/bikers are dismissed at 3:20pm.**
Morning Arrival (Kiss & Drop) Changes for 2020-2021 School Year
(to help with the expected increase in traffic/expected vehicles)
Students with the last names A-L should be dropped off between 8:20-8:30 a.m.
Students with the last names M-Z should be dropped off between 8:25-8:45 a.m.
Afternoon Dismissal (PM Pick Up) Changes for 2020-2021 School Year
(to help with the expected increase in traffic/expected vehicles)
PM Pick Up will begin at 3:20 p.m. 
Families with the last names A-L should arrive at 3:30 p.m.
Families with the last names M-Z should arrive at 3:40 p.m.
(Please do not come early, as your children will not be called for dismissal until the time specified for your last name).
Vehicles should NOT enter the parking lot until after 3:00 p.m.
There will not be drastic changes to busing situations (AM or PM).  Please find bus number and bus stop on the district website under Parents, Transportation Services
Students AND drivers will be asked to wear masks while on the school bus.
Our administrative team created an informational video to help to explain the different ways to attend school this year.


Talking to Your Children about the Corona Virus
Please see the below link to access information from the World Health Organization
regarding how to talk to your children about the Corona Virus: