Highlands Elementary School

Greetings from Highlands

Greetings from Highlands

Highlands School is a nurturing environment in which the school staff, parents and the community plant the seeds of lifelong learning and responsible citizenship in every student.


Our <br />School

Our School - Painted by Mr. Perry, Fourth Grade

Science Night

Science Night

Science Family Fun Night



Reading is Fun!

Learning Options survey
Please complete by 
11:59PM Monday, July 27, 2020

Date:  July 21, 2020

Dear SMFCSD Elementary Families,

As a follow up to the recent letter from Dr. Rosas dated July 18, 2020, I am writing to ask each family with elementary-aged students to review the descriptions of the Fall Reopening and make a choice for each of those students.

As you know, all students will begin the year in Full Time Distance Learning, and as soon as our community COVID-19 statistics allow, we will move along our Continuum of Learning Options to offer a Hybrid Model for our elementary students. Therefore, we need your input at this time so we know which families will choose to have their elementary-aged  students continue with Distance Learning, and which families will select a Hybrid Model when health conditions allow. 

What We Need from Each Family

Thank you for reviewing the attached information [English/ Spanish] that describes our plans for Elementary students and considering what is right for your child and family.

Upon making the decision, please make a selection for each elementary aged child in your family in our Parent Portal using instructions found on our Family Fall Selection Resource Page. You will also update annual student information at this time.

We request your decision be updated in the Parent Portal by 11:59PM on Monday, July 27, 2020. Students will be placed in the Hybrid model if no selection is made.

We Are Here to Support You

If you have questions as you review, our team is set up at both the school sites and at the District Office to answer them. You will be able to: 

1) Contact your school’s main phone number,

2) Submit a question via this Google form [English/ Spanish], or

3) Contact our hotline [English/ Spanish].  Spanish and Mandarin translators available.



Dr. Sarah Drinkwater

Assistant Superintendent, Student Services

Free Groceries 11-1 Fridays @ CSM/

Comida Gratis Viernes a las 11-1 @ CSM

Technical Support for Families/Students during the summer

(Distance Learning Family Resources) /Recursos de Aprender en la Linea para la Familia

As a reminder, families/students requiring technical assistance during the summer may submit Tech Tickets. You may find this on our District Technology Page

Online Distance Learning Tech FAQs

 Social Emotional Resources/Recursos Emocionales Sociales

Online learning is the preferred method of instruction in Phase 2. Individual teachers may choose to provide additional hard-copy materials to their students who are not able to access online learning or the placemats.  

Online Learning TK-1 English - Spanish

Online Learning 2-3 English - Spanish

Online Learning 4-5 English - Spanish 


Welcome highlands bears!

2020-21 Registration Information



Substitute Teachers - Our District is Hiring!

Teacher Substitutes Needed. Do you have a Bachelor’s degree and teaching, coaching or other experiences working with students? Consider becoming a substitute teacher for our District. Please apply online at www.Edjoin.org or contact our Human Resources Department for more information at 650-312-7700.

Daily rate $130.00
Long-term rate $150.00 (after 20 days subbing in the same position)
Some permanent sub jobs may be available. If you have questions, please contact the Sub Coordinator at 650-312-7294.


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