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    Highland Elementary School

    Who Do I Contact?



    Principal:  Hollis Wroblewski, hollis_wroblewski@abss.k12.nc.us 

    Assistant Principal: Erin Millspaugh, erin_millspaugh@abss.k12.nc.us


    Enrollment/PowerSchool:  Kelly Brooks, kelly_brooks@abss.k12.nc.us


    Transportation Questions:  Erin Millspuagh, erin_millspaugh@abss.k12.nc.us 


    Chromebook Questions:  Your child’s teacher or Stephanie Nebrig, stephanie_nebrig@abss.k12.nc.us


    Questions about instruction:  Your child’s teacher

    School Schedule
    Doors Open: 7:20 am
    Tardy Bell: 7:50 am
    Dismissal: 2:40 pm

    Important Information & Documents

    Staff Favorites!

    Looking for a special treat for a special staff member?  Click here to find out what his/her favorites are!


    Family Handbook (Spanish & English)


    Attendance & Absence Procedures (How to request an educational absence)



    REACH Matrix


    Student Supply List (Spanish and English)


    Registration Information 
    • NEW STUDENTS TO HIGHLAND:  Register for Kindergarten
    • NEW STUDENTS TO HIGHLAND:  Register for Grades 1-5  (Link will open on July 15, 2021)
    • RETURNING STUDENTS:  Update Enrollment for the new year  (Link will open on July 15, 2021)  
      • All returning students must have updated enrollment information before being placed on a class roster.
      • You may update all student enrollment information in the Parent Portal under the tab "Returning Student Registration 21-22.  
      • All communication throughout the school year will be received at the email address used to complete the initial online registration.
      • You have the ability to change student enrollment information through the Parent Portal.
      • 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

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    ABSS now uses K12 Scrib for student records requests.


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    Parents, you can now pay online for field trips, yearbooks and more!

    Click here to make an online payment


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Remote Learning and Grades

  • Upcoming Dates 
    August 23, 2021:  First Day of School for 1st-5th Grade
    August 23 & 24, 2021:  Staggered Entry for Kindergarten
    • Half of the class attends school August 23, but does not come August 24.
    • The other half of the class does not come August 23, but does attend school August 24.
    • All kindergarteners come August 25.

    September 6, 2021:  Labor Day Holiday (No school)

    September 20, 2021:  Teacher Workday (No school)

    October 8, 2021:  Teacher Workday (No school)

    November 1-2, 2021:  Teacher Workdays

    November 5, 2021:  Report Cards - Paper grades are not sent home.  Please check your child's grades in the online parent portal.

    November 11, 2021:  Veterans Day Holiday (No school)

    November 24-26, 2021:  Thanksgiving Break (No school)

    December 20, 2021:  Teacher Workday (No school)

    December 21-31, 2021:  Winter Break

    January 3, 2022:  First day back from Winter Break

    January 17, 2022:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No school)

    January 21, 2022:  Teacher Workday (No school)

    January 24, 2022:  Teacher Workday (No school)

    February 1, 2022:  Report Cards - Paper grades are not sent home.  Please check your child's grades in the online parent portal.

    February 21, 2022:  Teacher Workday (No school)

    March 28, 2022:  Teacher Workday (No school)

    April 5, 2022:  Report Cards - Paper grades are not sent home.  Please check your child's grades in the online parent portal.

    April 15-21, 2022:  Spring Break

    April 22, 2022:  Teacher Workday (No school)

    May 30, 2022:  Memorial Day Holiday (No school)

    June 8, 2022:  Last day for students (Early Release 11:35)

    June 8, 2022:  Report Cards - Paper grades will be sent home with students.

    School Improvement / Leadership Meetings
    September 14, 2020 - Media Center or Zoom
    October 12, 2020 - Media Center or Zoom
    November 9, 2020 - Media Center or Zoom
    December 14, 2020 - Media Center or Zoom
    January 11, 2021 - Media Center or Zoom
    February 8, 2021 - Media Center or Zoom
    March 8, 2021 - Media Center or Zoom
    April 12, 2021 - Media Center or Zoom
    May 10, 2021 - Media Center or Zoom

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    ABSS Communications - Highland - ENGLISH 

    ABSS Communications - Highland - SPANISH - waiting on translation

    Click the links above for Highland's Return to School Plan.



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  • Technology Support


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    Highland Distance Learning Resources and Support 


    Having technical difficulty?

    Troubleshooting for Parents 


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      Clever Portal
    You can access several online resources through the Clever Portal above.  Highland encourages the use of Imagine (literacy or math) and Achieve 3000 (Grades 3-5).  
    If you have not previously logged into your child's Google account on your home device, you will initially "log in through google" using your child's full school Gmail address.  (It will not work using a parent's gmail account.)  Once this information is entered, it will prompt you to enter your child's google username and password.  
    Technology Support through ABSS
    If you need any usernames/passwords, please contact your child's teacher directly.  Please allow a grace period for teacher response to these requests as it does take time.

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     Standards Based Grading

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    2021-2022 School Year


    At this time, we will allow morning walkers only.  Walkers should follow the sidewalk along the car rider line and wait to be directed across our crosswalk.  Parents may walk with their child up to the crosswalk.  While on campus all persons should wear a mask and socially distance at least 6ft from non-family members.  


    We will make a determination later in the school year if we are able to allow afternoon walkers to dismiss.  For now, all students will be dismissed either by car or bus.


    Highland Car Rider Procedures & Tags

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    Car Rider Tag Registration Form 

    • ALL students must fill out this form in order to receive an updated car rider tag with a unique car tag number. 
    • If you have a tag from the 20-21 school year and it has the unique car tag number, you may keep it and use it for this year. 
    • If you need your tag updated with an additional child, please fill out the registration form linked above. 
    • Families will be able to pick up theircar rider tags.  We will announce that they are ready via dojo and connect ed.


    For more information, please visit our

    Arrival & Dismissal Procedures page.





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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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