General Information

  • Registration Information 
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    NEW STUDENTS TO HIGHLAND:  Register for Kindergarten

    NEW STUDENTS TO HIGHLAND (or students who did not finish the 2020-2021 school year at Highland):  Register for Grades 1-5 

    RETURNING STUDENTS:   

    • All returning students must have updated enrollment information before being placed on a class roster.
    • To update your information, log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  Scroll down to "Forms" on the left.  Update all links in the new window that appears.  
    • If you have trouble logging in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal, email Kelly Brooks at kelly_brooks@abss.k12.nc.us or call the school and ask for Mrs. Wroblewski. 

    ALL STUDENTS:  

    • All communication throughout the school year will be received at the email address used to complete the initial online registration.
    • Parents 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

     

    ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR ALL STUDENTS

    All returning students (as well as new students) must be registered online this summer before school starts!  Please check your email for information regarding this process.  It may be in your spam folder, so please check there as well.  If you have any issues, please email Kelly Brooks directly at Kelly_Brooks@abss.k12.nc.us.  All communication will be received at the email address used to complete the online registration.  

    WILL THERE BE OPEN HOUSE THIS YEAR?

    At this time, we are waiting on district protocols to determine what Open House will look like this year.  If we are able to have Open House, there will be arranged times for families to come in order to limit the number of people on campus.  Please check our website frequently for updates.  

    WHO WILL MY CHILD’S TEACHER BE THIS YEAR?

    On Friday, August 13th (after 6pm), Highland will send out connect ed phone calls to all parents of students in grades 1-5 letting you know who your child's teacher is!  Please note that the number you have entered in your updated online enrollment is the number that will be used.  If you need to make that change, please do so as soon as possible.  

     

    If you have not registered online or updated your enrollment information, you will not receive confirmation as to your child’s teacher.  

     

    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 13th.  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.  

     

    A special note for Kindergarteners.  Kindergarteners participate in what is called staggered entry.  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.

    You will receive a special postcard in the mail letting you know who your child’s teacher is as well as which day your child will come for their first day of school!

     

    We are excited to welcome all of our Highland Hawks back to school in August!

    See you soon!

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  • Upcoming Dates 
       
    August 13, 2021 (after 6pm):  Connect Ed phone calls will go out for grades 1-5 letting you know who your child's teacher is!
    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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  • 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

    Walkers

    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 their car rider tags.  We will announce that they are ready via dojo and connect ed.

    ONLY STUDENTS WHO ARE CAR RIDERS NEED TO REGISTER

    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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