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Virtual 'Highland Spirit Day' This Friday!

Hey Highland! Let’s not let the recent school closures bring our spirits down. Here’s your chance to show your Highland pride and keep your school spirit alive! On Friday, April 3, The Highland Schools are calling on all students, staff and parents to participate in a virtual “Highland Spirit Day!” Just dress in your favorite Highland spirit wear and post photos using the hashtag #HighlandAtHome. We are all in this together…so let’s stay positive and share our SPIRIT!

Distribution of School Lunches During Closure

The Highland School District will begin distribution of student lunches during the extended school closure period in Ohio (April 6 through May 1). With the Governor’s current mandatory "Stay at Home'' order, and in an effort to keep our staff members safe, we will be offering school lunch meal “pick-up” on a weekly distribution.

Households who are currently on the lunch program can receive a weekly allotment of their child's school lunches, once a week. Beginning Monday, April 6, lunches will be distributed to families for the entire week. Each lunch bag will contain 5 complete lunches. (Please note, we will not be serving lunches on weekends or scheduled holidays).

All orders must be placed by 12 p.m. on Friday preceding the upcoming week's offering OR parents may sign up for all four weeks when completing the form.  Parents must complete the following “Lunch Distribution Form” in order to receive the lunches. Please note: Lunches will not be available without pre-ordering. LUNCH DISTRIBUTION FORM   

All lunches can be picked up at the main entrance of Highland High School, 4150 Ridge Road, Medina, every Monday from 10-11 a.m.

To adhere to social distancing guidelines, we ask that parents remain in their vehicle. Volunteers will place the items in the trunk or hatchback of each vehicle.

If you have any questions or are unable to complete the form online, please leave a message with the Food Service Department at 330-239-1901, ext. 5512.

Governor Extends School Closure Order Through May 1

During his press conference on March 30, Governor DeWine announced that the current order closing Ohio school buildings will be extended through May 1, consistent with CDC guidance. 

The school district is currently working on additional information that will be communicated to all families. We appreciate your patience as we continue to work through these announcements in real time. 

As students and staff return from Spring Break today, we continue with distance learning opportunities. We remind all families that each student has access to online instruction, that includes Google Classrooms and curriculum materials, through the Clever login at http://support.highlandschools.org.

 

Middle School Instruction During Closure

Dear Parents of Middle School Students, 
We would like to take this opportunity to explain how students will continue to access their coursework during the state-mandated school closure. Teachers have provided instructions to students on how to access electronic materials. Common platforms include Google Classroom, Moodle, online textbooks, Khan Academy and email. Students have accessed these sites previously. The expectation is that your student checks these sites regularly, as it is an opportunity for instruction to continue. Teachers will continue to communicate with students during this closure.

Electronic Devices

The District will work to distribute electronic devices, for loan, on an as-needed basis during this state-mandated closure. We are not sure when the next distribution date/time will be offered. If you do not have a home device, please fill out the following form to obtain a District chromebook for your student: https://forms.gle/Vo7HVLJnDAZCoEFw6.  

If you are unable to complete the form online, please call 330-239-1901, ext. 1260 and leave a voicemail.  

Washington, D.C. Trip Rescheduled

Dear Families of 8th Grade Students,
The district has been working with Nowak Tours over the past several days to determine the availability of alternative dates for the Washington, D.C. trip. We were informed that the dates of May 26, 27 and 28 are available, so we have rescheduled the trip for that time. Please be advised that future travel restrictions and/or public health recommendations may, in fact, prohibit the trip from occurring, even at that later time.

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