Welcome to Hillcrest Elementary School

As a school community, we work hard to show our Panther Pride.  Both adults and students show their Panther R.O.A.R.S. by Respecting Others, Acting Responsibly and being Safe.  We believe that our school should be a friendly and fun place to learn. We look forward to sharing our Hillcrest activities with you.
Please feel free to look around our webpage for information about our school, such as staff profiles, a view of our classrooms, lunch menus, and so much more!  If you are looking for up coming events at Hillcrest, check out our school calendar page. Classes start at 7:58 a.m. and students are released at 3:05 p.m.  You may drop your children at 7:35 a.m. in our east parking lot. For the most up to date information and to see the great happenings at Hillcrest, LIKE us on Facebook at Alma Hillcrest Elementary Facebook Page.


John Helinski, Principal
Hillcrest Elementary School

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Hillcrest Upcoming Events

May 11, 2020
Online Kindergarten Enrollment

We are excited to enroll our incoming Luce Road kindergarteners!!!

Thank you for your patience as we work through an online enrollment option. Once you have completed the online enrollment form linked below, we will send you a Luce Road welcome packet. We will also set a date to have you bring the following documents to the school for us to copy and put in your child’s file. We will need a copy of the following- their birth certificate, your verification of address, and an up-to-date immunization record for your child.

We would really like to have our new kindergarten students come to Luce Road before school starts to tour the building and meet our teachers. Unfortunately, we do not have any information on what the Fall will look like, but we will make sure to keep you informed as we know more.

Incoming kindergarteners need to be 5 years old by September 1st. Children who turn 5 after Sept. 1st but before December 1st may qualify for a waiver for entrance into Kindergarten. Please call us at 989-463-1012 and leave a detailed message if you would like more information about this option.

A plan for teacher requests has not been finalized at this time.

Thank you for your patience as we roll out this new format. :-)


May 6, 2020
Updated APS Food Distribution Schedule
April 16, 2020
APS Continuity of Learning Plan Letter

Please see the link below for a letter from Superintendent Donalynn Ingersoll for more information regarding Alma Public School's Continuity of Learning Plan for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year as well as the plan for picking up items left at school. 

April 6, 2020
Postponed- Luce Road Kindergarten Registration

With school buildings being closed, we will not be able to hold our traditional Kindergarten Registration on April 16th at Luce Road.

We are in the process of developing a new plan for Kindergarten Registration. As soon as we have it figured out, we will communicate it with families. Thanks for your patience. 😊

April 1, 2020
Updated Breakfast and Lunch Distribution Information