parent portal

Tadpoles Parent Communication PortalKeeping you involved with our school and your child's daily experiences has always been a priority at Hilltop. We are excited to introduce you to Tadpoles, the program we are now using to communicate with the families of our students.

From Tadpoles, teachers can send photos and videos to allow you to see a glimpse into your child's day! Teachers create a daily report for each child, informing you of their daily activities, learning experiences and care events. All photos, videos, and daily reports are emailed to you directly. You can also access them via the free Tadpoles Parent app, available on Apple and Android devices, or online at www.tadpoles.com.

To create your account online, please use the following steps:

  • Visit www.tadpoles.com and click login at the top right
  • Select Parents on the left
  • Choose sign up under the "use a tadpoles account"
  • Use the email address that is currently on file with our school
    • If it's a gmail account, you can sign right into the account
    • If it's not a gmail account, enter your email, choose submit and check your email for the link to establish your password.

The same login information can be used to access your account via the Tadpoles Parent app. The app is free and can be found in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Tadpoles with continue to strengthen our home-to-school connection. From your Tadpoles parent account, via the app or web, you will be able to enter in morning drop off notes for your child's teachers, mark your child absent, and/or add any additional notes to be communicated to the school.

Each classroom is equipped with an iPad mini or iPod touch which will be specifically used for the Tadpoles program. If you see a teacher on what looks like a phone or tablet, rest assured, they are only using the device to input information into Tadpoles. The devices are locked down, giving teachers access to only the Tadpoles software.

We consider all information captured within Tadpoles to be a private communication between our school and our families. No personal information is shared with any external parties and as a parent you will only receive information specifically about your child. The confidentiality of all information is maintained through the security features of the Tadpoles software.

Hilltop is very excited to see how Tadpoles will positively impact the engagement of our families and our home-to-school connection. We are confident that you will love Tadpoles and the level of involvement it allows you to have with your child's daily experiences while at our school. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about this exciting program!