ALL STUDENTS WILL LINE UP , AND ENTER THROUGH DOOR #2 (TEMPT CHECKS WILL OCCUR).
PLEASE REMIND ALL CHILDREN TO WEAR A MASK, AND REMAIN A SAFE DISTANCE APART.
ALL STUDENTS WILL ENTER BEGINNING AT 8:20 A.M.
ALL STUDENTS WILL BEGIN CLASS AT 8:45 A.M.
ALL STUDENTS WILL EXIT THROUGH DOOR #2
WALKERS AND RIDERS DISMISSED AT - 2:50 P.M.
BUS RIDERS DISMISSED AT- 2:55 P.M.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND (visits will be limited due to COVID)
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND (No Cars will be allowed to enter the parking lot. Please park on the street).
Thank You for Helping Highlands Keep All Children and Staff Safe.
Greetings Highlands Family and Welcome Back!
Let me start by thanking each and every one of you for your commitment and dedication to your/our children. Last year was a challenging school year; nonetheless, we remained united and stood strong as a community to ensure Highlands continued the pursuit of excellence! With that being stated, my staff and I are eagerly awaiting the arrival of every child to enter the doors of Highlands Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year! We have missed having ALL of our children in our gyms, lunchrooms, hallways and classrooms. We are so excited to engage ALL of our students for a different, yet fabulous school year. The goal this year will be to help every child transition their minds to engage their adaptive capabilities once again to learning within the classroom. I have witnessed firsthand the dedication and compassion my staff and I express for every child at Highlands to embrace their highest potential, and it’s genuine and authentic. Most importantly, I witnessed the community adapt to change while advocating for every child. The same energy and cooperation will be needed to help our children as we prepare for our first day of school on August 25, 2021.
We have so many exciting and fun activities planned to encourage, motivate and stimulate our students. We plan to ensure that in the midst of their learning we take frequent mental wellness breaks. Most importantly, we are committed to ensuring that ALL of our students and staff remain safe and secure. We realize that we are still in the midst of a pandemic so we are conducting the following to ensure that our students remain safe:
1.) Temperatures checked daily
2.) Masks worn all day**mask breaks will be provided throughout the day for students**
3.) All students will be COVID tested the first day of school.
4.) Weekly COVID testing beginning Monday, September 27, 2021
5.) Maintaining 3 feet of distance throughout the school day
6.) Arrival Time: 8:20 a.m. & Dismissal Time: 2:50 p.m.
Every child deserves love, encouragement and an opportunity to receive the BEST education from the BEST educators, and I believe that our Highlands staff, can and will deliver! An African Proverb stated “It takes a village to raise a child.” We, the village, must come together to continue helping all children with corrective guidance and modeled support.
My commitment to serve Highlands’ students, staff and community, remains true. I am here as a vessel to provide compassion, respect and love to all I encounter.
As I continue to grow as a leader, I will remain humble and seek wisdom and understanding. I challenge myself to consistently provide support and an attentive ear to address all concerns, while providing collaborative solutions. I challenge my staff to engage students with consistent rigorous instruction, while providing academic and emotional support. I challenge our community to ensure students are in attendance for learning, while receiving support and love from their parents/guardians. As we all agree to commit to our children, I know they will rise to the occasion and successfully gain the necessary values, morals and knowledge to become the best version of themselves. We, as a community, must embrace the village mindset consistently to improve the atmosphere in which all children remain safe while learning from home to school.
The joy I have concerning this upcoming school year, reflects how proud and honored I am to serve my second year as Highlands’ principal. I look forward to the exciting school year we have planned to ensure your children are engaged, and eager to come to school and learn each and every day! My staff and I welcome back ALL K-5th graders Wednesday, August 25, 2021, through Door #6 at 8:00 a.m. for a nutritious breakfast. Please ensure you write your child’s name on their school supplies. A staff member will assist with ensuring all supplies get to the correct classroom. Sky is the limit, therefore, we are aiming for the stars! Goooooo Bulldogs!
Highlands Elementary School Principal
(708) 335-9773 Ext. 2502