Highlands Elementary School

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Greetings from the
2018-2019 Staff

Greetings from the<br />2018-2019 Staff

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
School

Our <br />School

Our School - Painted by Mr. Perry, Fourth Grade

Community Resources - English Meal Flyer - English
Recursos Comunitarios - Español Servicios de Nutrición - Español

March 30, 2020

Dear Highlands Community, 

As we now enter the last 5 days of distance learning before we begin our Spring Break, please know that our teachers are working very hard to come up with a plan to implement distance learning after the break. At this point, we are not sure what it will look like, but we do know that online learning will have a role. Some of you have been worried about too much or too little work. Everyone is different. During this time, we do not expect you to stress about teaching your child. We know that you are doing your best. We understand that distance learning does not replace our ability to teach in a classroom with our students. We are all managing during uncertain times. Please know that during this time, the work your child does is appreciated. We do not expect you to have all of the answers, but we appreciate your work with your children. Juggling all being together for an uncertain time, working from home, taking care of your family, and working with your children to keep them engaged with school is a heroic feat. Thank you. Do not worry about your child regressing. They are all in the same boat and it will be okay. When the time comes that we are back in class, our teachers know how to pick up where you left off. They are professionals and will get your children to show progress, of this, you can be sure. 

Our teachers have been working hard to learn new technology. Please know that our district is using Google Meet and Google Classroom. We are aware that there are additional tools out there, but these are the platforms that our district is supporting, at this time. We appreciate the help you are giving your children in monitoring their screen life. Encourage chats with classmates outside of educational time. Using these two platforms for schoolwork is the goal. They may always set up their own group outside of class platforms. Also, know that teachers do not monitor the platforms after their work hours or on weekends or breaks. Please make sure that your child disconnects after each session to help prevent unsupervised use. Please discourage your child from using emoji’s except where asked for by the teacher. We realize that this is fun, but not necessarily educational. Teachers are off at 3:15 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday. As of this Friday, at 3:15 p.m., our teachers will be on a two week Spring Break. Please know that they will be off enjoying their days with their families. Thank you for helping us out by monitoring your child’s screen time and making sure that they are awake and online when they have a teacher meet. 

Our 4th grade teachers and I know how disappointed our 4th graders are about the Coloma study trip being cancelled. I have met with the 4th and 5th grade teams to come up with a possible solution for next school year to provide this opportunity to them. You and your children will be hearing more about the possibility, from your 4th grade teachers. I want to thank our 4th and 5th grade teams for thinking out of the box and keeping our students’ in their focus. 

We have 5 more days before we all take a two week break. Teachers will be gearing up for the next phase of teaching from April 20th through May 1st. We will share more information as it becomes available. Please share this special and different time with your families. Shelter in place, stay home and help bring this epidemic to a close so that we may all get back to normal. We are all in this together. It takes time, but this is also an opportunity to bond with those we love. When it is all over, we will truly celebrate. Stay safe and well everyone. You are missed. 

Sincerely,
Lana Fenech
Principal


March 23, 2020

Dear Parents,


During this time, our teachers have been working hard to keep in communication with you and your children. Our counselor, Nancy Rocha, has developed activities for you to do with your children during this second week of Shelter in Place. Enjoy, and thank you Nancy and all of Highlands' staff for working so hard from home.

Here is the English Doc
Here is the Spanish Doc

SEL Lesson Presentation (TK-2)
SEL Lesson Presentation (3-5)

She also has a google classroom code for parents/students to add for additional activities and information on her behalf.
Here is the code: kv7rady

Please stay well everyone.
All the best,
Lana Fenech
Principal
Highlands Elementary School



Welcome highlands bears!

2020-21 Registration Information

TRANSFER INFORMATION

REGISTRATION FAQ's 


 

2019-20 NEW BELL SCHEDULE!

SCHOOL YEAR 2019 - 2020
REGULAR SCHEDULE

Grade

Start

Recess

Lunch

Dismissal

4th- 5th Grade 8:00 10:20-10:40 12:10-1:10 2:40
1st-3rd Grade 8:20 10:20-10:40 12:10-1:10 2:40
TK/K 8:20 10:45-11:05  

12:20

ELD 12:50

MINIMUM DAY SCHEDULE

Grade

Start

Recess

Dismissal

Lunch

4th-5th Grade 8:00 10:20-10:40 12:25 12:25-12:55
1st-3rd Grade

8:20

10:20-10:40 12:25 12:25-12:55
TK/K 8:20 10:45-11:05

12:20

ELD 12:50

12:20-12:50

 


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SAFETY FIRST: 

BUNKER HILL NO PARKING ZONE

Dear Parents,

Please be aware. There are red and yellow zones marked on Bunker Hill.  Please do not park in these areas.  We have asked the Sheriff’s Department to help us patrol around our school, for the safety of all of our students. Please help us out. If there is a parent who would be willing to cross children at Bunker Hill, please let us know.  We truly could use the help.  Thank you for driving carefully around our school and parking in appropriate areas, not in our yellow or red zones.  Safety First. 

Sincerely,
Lana Fenech
Principal

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.
http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/

http://www.ctc.ca.gov/help/substitute/default.html