Hillcrest Elementary 1045 Bennett Street American Falls, Idaho  83211    Tina Fehringer - Principal


Our school schedule has been changed by the district. As of November 16th, we will attend school full days Mondays - Thursdays. This includes a FULL day on Wednesdays. On Fridays, students will NOT be coming into school. Students will get a packet sent home on Thursdays to be completed on Fridays. We encourage everyone to READ with your students for 20 minutes as students complete their Friday work. READ/TALK/PLAY everyday and especially on Fridays!! This is a district-wide schedule change. Please talk to your child's teacher or call the office if you have questions.

Lunch Menu

November 30 - Monday - Spaghetti/Meat sauce, Breadstick, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit Cocktail, & Milk

December 1st - Tuesday - Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Roll, Green Beans, Peaches, & Milk

December 2nd - Wednesday - Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Grapes, Elf Grahams, & Milk

December 3rd - Thursday - Chicken Burger, French Fries, Broccoli/Ranch, Orange Wedges, & Milk

December 4th - Friday - No School

Applications for Free and Reduced Lunch

American Falls School District

2020-2021 School Calendar

  • August 19-21 Prof. Dev /Teacher Workday

  • August 24 First Day of School (Regular Day)

  • September 7 Labor Day (No School)

  • November 6 Teacher Work Day (No School Hillcrest, J.R., WTMS, Acad. 6-8)

  • November 11-12 AFHS Final Exams/Dismiss at 12 p.m.

  • November 12 P/T Conferences (No School Hillcrest, J.R.)

  • November 13 P/T Conferences (No School Hillcrest, J.R., WTMS, Acad. 6-8)

  • November 13 AFHS Teacher Work Day (No School Districtwide)

  • November 16 Second Trimester Begins

  • November 25-27 Thanksgiving Vacation (Dismiss on 11/24; Return; 11/30)

  • Dec 21 - Jan 3 Christmas Vacation (Dismiss on 12/18 Return; 1/4)

  • January 18 Martin Luther King Day (No School)

  • February 15 President’s Day (No School)

  • February 19 Teacher Work Day (No School Hillcrest, J.R., WTMS, Acad. 6-8)

  • February 24-25 AFHS Final Exams/Dismiss at 12 p.m.

  • February 25 P/T Conferences (No School Hillcrest, J.R.)

  • February 26 P/T Conferences (No School Hillcrest, J.R., WTMS, Acad. 6-8)

  • February 26 AFHS Teacher Work Day (No School Districtwide)

  • March 1 Third Trimester Begin

  • March 22-26 Spring Break (Dismiss on 3/19; Return on 3/29)

  • May 26-27 AFHS Final Exams/Dismiss at 12 p.m.

  • May 27 Last Day of School

  • May 27 Academy Graduation

  • May 28 Teacher Work Day and AFHS Graduation May 31 Memorial Day

Link to Facebook Page


Hillcrest is joining a new telephone text service that will send you a text in case of an emergency at Hillcrest. This would include getting a message due to weather or other emergency event. You can sign up by completing the following steps:



@2030alert (2nd Grade Parents)

@2031alert (1st Grade Parents)

@2032alert (Kinder Parents)

*note- Once signed up you can opt out at any time


Monday - Thursday

  • 7:45 ** Teachers arrive at school; and Playground supervision begins (Students should not be dropped off before 7:45 a.m.)

  • 8:00 **Students enter building

  • 8:05 **Tardy bell

  • 8:00-8:15 ** Breakfast

  • 9:45-10:00 **Recess (Kindergarten)

  • 10:15-10:30 **Recess (1st-2nd)

  • Lunch:

  • 10:45-11:30 ** Kindergarten (Leave cafeteria by 11:20)

  • 11:25-12:10 ** 1st Grade (Leave cafeteria by 11:55)

  • 12:00-12:45** 2nd grade

  • 1:45-2:00 ** Recess (Kindergarten)

  • 2:00-2:15 ** Recess (1st-2nd)

  • 3:00 **Student dismissal

  • 3:00-3:30 **Teachers available in building

Friday No School

Buses provide transportation for most students in the morning, including kindergarten students, and after school.


Messages for students should be held at a minimum. If you have an important message for your student, please call before 2:00 p.m. (12:00 on Wednesdays).

If you need to talk to your child's teacher, we will be happy to take a message so they can return your call when they don't have class. Thank you for your understanding.