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  • Online Enrollment

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    PICKING UP STUDENT BELONGINGS & DROPPING OFF SCHOOL MATERIALS
    If you have not picked up your child's personal belongings or dropped off library books or a borrowed chromebook, please do so this week.
     
     

    ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR ALL STUDENTS

    All returning students (as well as new students) must be registered online this summer before school starts!  

    • NEW-TO-HIGHLAND Rising Kindergarteners:  Online registration is open!  See link above.
    • NEW-TO-HIGHLAND Rising 1st-5th Graders:  Online registration will open July 1, 2020.  The link will appear above.
    • RETURNING STUDENTS that are rising 1st-5th Graders:  Please update enrollment information after July 1, 2020.  The link will appear above.  All communication will be received at the email address used to complete the online registration.  Please check your email for information regarding this process.  It may be in your spam folder, so please check there as well.

    A special note for all Returning Students:  If you have had a change in address or we have received returned mail from the address that is on file, updated proofs of residence will be required prior to school starting.  


    If you have any issues, please email Kelly Brooks directly at Kelly_Brooks@abss.k12.nc.us.  


    WHO WILL MY CHILD’S TEACHER BE THIS YEAR?

    Kindergarten
    Kindergarten parents will receive a post card in the mail letting you know who your child's teacher is!  It will also let you know which day will be your child's first day of school.
     
    Grades 1-5
    On Friday, August 7th (after 6pm), Highland will send out connect ed phone calls to all parents in grades 1-5 letting you know who your child's teacher is!  If you have NOT registered online or updated your enrollment information, you will NOT receive confirmation as to your child’s teacher.  This year, we will not send postcards to students in grades 1-5.    

    If you happen to check your child’s PowerSchool account throughout the summer, please note that any assigned teachers listed in PowerSchool may change before August 7th.  As a reminder, we are not able to take teacher requests, requests for a change in teacher, nor are we able to place students based on friendships. 

     
    UPCOMING DATES FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR 
    In Progress:  Kindergarten Enrollment for 2020-2021 School Year (See Kindergarten Registration link above.)
     
    Starting July 1, 2020:  Grades 1-5 New Student Enrollment for 2020-2021 School Year  (Grades 1-5 Registration link will appear on all school webpages on July 1st)
     
    Friday, August 7, 2020:  Emails will go out letting studetns know who their teacher is!  Please be sure to update your enrollment online after July 1st!
     
    TBA:  Kindergarten Parent Night
     
    TBA:  Meet the Teacher Night
     
    Monday, August 17:  First Day of School - Please check back often for updates due to COVID-19.
     
     
     
     
      
     
     
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    Are you interested in a creative back to school gift for your child's new teacher?
    Click HERE to download a form to donate a $30 membership! 
    Visit www.classroomcloset.org for more information!
     
     
    School Improvement Team Meetings
     
    To Be Announced
     
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  • COVID Closure

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    Yearbook Orders

    Buy your Highland Elementary School yearbook today!

    $25.00

    Order Online:  www.yearbookordercenter.com and use order #19575 (credit card payments)

    Order by Phone:  1-866-287-3096 and use order #19575 (credit card payments)  

    We are unable to accept payments directly to the school this year.

    Contact Amanda_McDonald@abss.k12.nc.us with any questions!

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  • Ident-a-Kid New Guidelines for Visitors

    New School Visitor Guidelines
    Beginning February 1, 2019, ABSS has new guidelines for school visitors. View guidelines - English | Spanish.

     

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  • ABSS Lunch Applications
    Lunch applications are now available online.

     

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  • Military Connected Student Information

     

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  • July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019 ABSS Strategic Plan


     
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Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

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    2019-2020 School Year

    **Updated February 2020**

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    Highland Walker Procedures & Tags

    Walker Tag Registration Form (2019-2020)

    You do NOT need to fill this form out if you have existing tags from the previous school year.   

    ONLY STUDENTS WHO PLAN TO BE WALKERS NEED TO REGISTER!!!

    Morning Walkers

    • Parents will walk students to school using the sidewalk along the fenced-in part of the car rider line.
    • Students will be directed across the crosswalk by the crossing guard and will follow the blue line into the front doors of the building.
    • No Walker Tag is needed for morning walkers.

    Afternoon Walkers

    • AFTERNOON WALKERS WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020.
    • Parents must request a Walker Tag by filling out a Walker Tag Request Form via the link on the website.
    • Adults must present the Highland-issued Walker Tag to pick up students.  If a parent does not have a Walker Tag, they will be directed to the office, just like car rider procedures.
    • Parents will walk down the sidewalk (along the fenced-in part of the car rider line), cross the crosswalk, and proceed to the side door by the gym where an adult will call for the children to meet their parent at the door.  
    • Any change in afternoon transportation must be communicated by the parent to the teacher (or front office).
    • Due to the newness of these procedures, we may update these as needs arise.

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    Highland Car Rider Procedures & Tags

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    Car Rider Tag Registration Form (2019-20)

    You do NOT need to fill this form out if you have existing tags from the previous school year.   

    ONLY STUDENTS WHO ARE CAR RIDERS NEED TO REGISTER!!! 

    • As an additional safety measure, we require all cars have a Highland-issued Car Rider Tag for any students who will be picked up via our car rider line.  Any cars who do not have a Highland-issued Car Rider Tag will be directed to park and walk into our front office for release of students.  This includes all students who will be picked up in our daycare car rider line. 
    • Each family will be issued two Car Rider Tags.  If more are needed, they can be purchased for a nominal fee of $2 at our front office.  ID will be required in order to purchase additional Car Rider Tags.   
    • Car Rider Tags will be issued at Open House, on the first day of school, or upon registering your child at Highland during the school year.
    • If you need to update your car tag from the school year, please fill out the registration form.  There will be an option to select that you need an updated sticker.  These will also be distributed at Open House or on the first day of school.
    • For the safety of all Highland students, if you arrive for pickup without a car tag, you will need to come in to the front office and wait until the end of car dismissal (approximately 3:00) to sign your child out.  ID will be required.  Thank you for your patience as this will ensure all students get home safely and securely.
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    Car Circle Drop Off (AM) & Pick Up (PM) Procedures

    *New Changes for 2019-2020 School Year*

    At Highland, student safety is a top priority!  The guidelines we have established for morning drop off and afternoon pickup are to ensure maximum safety for ALL students.  Please help us by complying with all procedures and requests given by staff members. 

     

    Major Update:  Due to the new traffic pattern, all vehicles exiting our campus must turn right as there is now a right turn only lane to exit.  No left turns can be made as there is only one lane to exit the campus. 


    General Guidelines:

    • Please refrain from cell phone use during car circle. 
    • Look carefully before changing lanes to help prevent accidents.

    Daycare Morning Drop Off:

    • Starting this year, all morning daycare cars will need to park in the parking lot and walk their child safely into the building. (The two lanes in our car circle will be double-stacked to allow more cars onto our campus.)

     Morning Drop Off:

    • Due to the new traffic pattern, cars that will utilize the parking lot will use the far left entering lane and turn LEFT at the orange barrel.  (See yellow arrows in diagram below.)
    • Starting the second week of school, parents will no longer be permitted to walk their child to their classroom in the morning.  Parents may walk their child into the building and say goodbye in the atrium.
    • Always use crosswalks when walking students into the building. 

     Afternoon Pick Up: 

    • Please use the right two entering lanes (see white arrows in diagram below) to double stack cars all the way to Bonnar Bridge.  
    • Please keep the far left entering lane (see yellow arrows in diagram below) free-flowing.  
    • Use the far left entering lane for emergency vehicles, parking, buses, and daycare vans.
    • Parents may NOT walk up during dismissal to pick up their child. Between 2:20 and 3:00, pick up must be done through the car circle line. 
    • Students will meet their cars at a colored cone where a staff member will help them into their vehicle.
    • For safety, students must enter from the right side of the vehicle only.
    • To keep our car circle moving smoothly, if you need more time to settle your child into your car, after you pick them up you may pull into the parking lot to rearrange.
    • If your child is not at a colored cone and you have to wait for them, a staff member will motion for you to pull forward to the flagpole while you wait for your child to come to your car.
    • We require ALL cars to have a Highland-issued Car Rider Tag for any students who will be picked up via our car rider line.  Any cars who do not have a Highland-issued Car Rider Tag will be directed to park and walk into our front office for release of students.  
    • Parents coming into the front office will have to wait until 3pm when our staff is finished with afterschool duties in order to pick up their children. 

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