Papillion-La Vista School District

Welcome to Hickory Hill!

News for the Week of May 22, 2014
A word from Mr. Guthmiller 
It’s hard to put into words how appreciative I am of the Hickory Hill community.  I have gotten to know so many wonderful, supportive, and involved families, and feel honored to have joined such a fabulous group of students and staff.  I hope that in some small way, I have impacted this community of learners in a positive way.  All the students, staff, and families who have collectively worked together to make Hickory Hill a safe, friendly, and welcoming place for everyone are second to none and you all deserve a huge thank you from me!  My best wishes go out to everyone this summer.  Thanks for your trust and support!
This will be our last newsletter for the year—I want to wish all families a safe and fun summer and we know you are all looking forward to the new school year beginning on August 12, 2014.  Our annual Barbeque/Safe Walk will be on Monday, August 11th, so please look for more upcoming information throughout the summer.  We will also send out a ParentLink message as it gets closer to this date.  Enjoy the summer!
Mr. Guthmiller
Will Your Child  Ride the Bus?
The Papillion-La Vista School District provides transportation to and from school for students living in the Eagle Crest and Settlers Creek subdivisions.  Only students living in Eagle Crest and Settlers Creek subdivisions are allowed to ride the bus. If your child will be riding the bus, please fill out the attached form and return to school. Thank you.
Are You Moving?
If you will be moving and will not attend Hickory Hill for the school year 2014-2015, please fill out the attached form and return to the office.  Thank you.
Getting Ready for 7th Grade
La Vista Junior High will be holding its 2014-2015 Fall Student Check-In for incoming 7th and 8th graders on Wednesday, August 6th. The day will start at 7:30 for 7th grade students and end the day with 8th grade students arriving at 12:00.  Students will turn in required forms and physicals, complete necessary heath screens, have pictures taken, receive schedules, tour the building, deposit lunch money and purchase Monarch wear.  Please save the date and look for more information as summer approaches.
7th Grade Physicals
A reminder from the school nurse:  Nebraska law requires students entering 7th grade are to have a complete physical (this physical also fulfills the requirements for a sports physical).  Nebraska law may allow this requirement to be waived in certain situations – contact your school nurse if you have questions.   Physicals are also required if your child plans to participate in a sport.  Please note that Sports physicals will NOT be accepted for the required 7th grade physicals.    Also, 7th grade students are required to have the Tdap immunization, so please make sure this is included at the time of your physical.   La Vista Jr. High will be closed for the summer and our secretary will be working from PLHS this summer.  Paperwork can be turned in over the summer to the high school.  Please contact the La Vista Jr. High Nurse, Trish Franck, if you have any questions or concerns at 402-898-0400.
Important Dates 
August 11         BBQ/Safe Walk 5:00 P.M.
August 12         First Day of School
                         Early Release 11:40 A.M



It’s been great to see so many parents enjoying the convenience of depositing money into lunch accounts online at  Some important things to keep in mind now that the school year is coming to a close:


  • Money that has been deposited will remain safely in the lunch account for startup next fall.
  • The last day to make deposits online for this school year will be Wednesday May 21st.  The system will be closed for deposits after this date until fall.
  • The first day to make deposits next school year will be Friday, August 1st.
  • If you are on Smart Pay, no payments will occur after the last day of school since the lunch account balance will not be dropping.  Smart Pay deposits will automatically resume when the lunch account balance drops in the fall.
  • If you are on Smart Pay and your child is leaving the district, don’t forget to go online and turn Smart Pay off before you ask for a refund of money remaining in the account.



**Please notify the office when you have an email address or phone number change. This allows for better communication between school and home. Thank you for your cooperation.
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