RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING: Students in the Hybrid instructional model will return to in-person learning beginning TUESDAY, JAN. 19. As a reminder, Group A attends school in person on Mondays/Tuesdays and Group B attends school in person on Wednesdays/Thursdays. All students will attend school remotely on Fridays. There is no school for students on Monday, Jan. 18 due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
WIFI HOT SPOTS: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is offering a WiFi hotspot lending program for remote learners in Allegheny County. After providing some general information to determine eligibility, adult learners and teachers and the parents, guardians or caregivers of PreK-12 students will be able to pick up a hotspot at a CLP branch location and borrow it through June 2021. See the hot spot flyer here.
SENIOR CAP & GOWN ORDERS: Seniors who have not yet ordered their cap and gown for graduation should do so by Jan. 15, 2021. After that date, the cost increases each month, and orders after May 1 are not guaranteed to arrive before graduation. For more details and and order form, please click here: Cap & Gown Order Form.
PROBLEM WITH A DISTRICT DEVICE? If a student Chromebook or iPad is in need of repair, to please contact your child's teacher or the school office so that a work order ticket for the computer can be processed. An IT staff member will contact you after receiving the ticket. Thank you.
THE SCHOOL MEALS DISTRIBUTION process during full remote learning (Dec. 1-Jan. 15) will remain the same. Unless otherwise announced, families should sign up for meals from Thursday until Tuesday by 4:00 pm the following week. Meals will be distributed on the following Fridays - Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18, Jan. 8 and Jan. 15. There will be no meal distributions on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 due to the holidays. During full remote learning, all students registered through the sign up form will receive 5 meals for the week.
TAKE ACTION: The Highlands School Board and PSBA encourages parents and residents to take action on issues that affect public education by contacting legislators. Click here to read about the current educational issues and to send a letter to legislators through PSBA's website.