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  • 2019-20 SCHOOL CALENDAR: An at-a-glance version of the Highlands School District 2019-20 School Calendar is available here. The first day for students will be on August 29, 2019. 

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  • IN-LINE SKATING PROGRAM OFFERED THROUGH SHALER: Interested in playing in-line hockey? Shaler Area In-line Hockey invites Highlands students to participate in their program. Registration and Player Evaluations will take place on Wednesday, March 20 for Elementary School (entering grades 2-5) from 5:45pm to 7:15pm and Middle School (entering grades 6-8) from 7:30pm -9:00pm at Alpha Ice Complex in Harmarville. Next Wednesday, March 27 is Registration and Player Evaluations for High School (entering grades 9-11) from 6:00pm-7:30pm and Elementary & Middle School make ups from 7:30pm-9:00pm.  Please see flyer for details. 

     
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  • MAKE-UP DAYS: Due to the three weather-related school cancellations, school will be in session on the following days for all students. Please mark your calendars: Thursday, April 18; Monday, April 22; and Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

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  • A PROM PARENT PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING will be held on Monday, April 1 from 5:30-6:30pm in the High School Cafeteria for junior parents (senior parents are also welcomed). Volunteers are needed to assist and coordinate Prom venue decorating, entertainment, chaperones and valet parking. 

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  • TRANSPORTATION REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: The Highlands School District invites qualified vendors to submit proposals for Contracted School Bus Transportation. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be March 12 at 10:00am and RFPs are due March 25 by 11:00am. Click here for details about the proposal requirements

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  • PSSA TREATS & NOTES FOR ENCOURAGEMENT! Support and encourage your Middle School student with treats and notes during PSSA testing in April! For $1 per test session, you will be able to give your child a treat (ex: goldfish, pretzels, popcorn, etc.) and an encouraging message. All money raised will be used by the Positive Behavior Support Team to help build a culture of excellence in the Middle School. For more details and an order form, click here. 

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  • HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR AFS INTERNATIONAL DAYS: Highlands families are needed to host visiting AFS foreign exchange students the nights of April 3 & 4 for International Days at District schools on April 4 & 5. This is a great way for families to experience hosting and see if it is something they would like to do for the next school year. Students being invited initially are from France, Italy, Thailand, Brazil, Czech, and Germany. Interested families may fill out an interest form for an online hosting application or contact Kathy Harenski at 412-848-3952. An in-home interview will need to be scheduled as part of the acceptance process.
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  • PROM 2019: The Highlands High School Prom will be held on Friday, May 10 at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh. There will be a Promenade and pictures at the High School prior to leaving for the venue. More ticket information will be available later in March and ticket sales will occur in April. Please refer to the website in the coming weeks for more information and tell your student to listen to the announcements at school. Thank you! 

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  • HIGHLANDS TAXPAYERS: Please note that by law as of December 31, 2018, local tax collectors are not permitted to continue collecting real estate tax payments for the 2018 year. Any accounts with unpaid balances have been transferred to the district’s delinquent tax collector, Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC. Before making any 2018 tax payments, please contact Karlie Kovach, WBK Tax Collection Specialist, Delinquent Tax Collections Department at 412-391-0160. Thank you. 

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  • ANNUAL REMINDER: Parents/guardians and students are encouraged to review and understand the following School Board Policies.

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  • 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. 

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