SCHOOL CALENDARS: Families should have received the annual Highlands School District Calendar publication in the mail. Extra calendars are available at all school buildings and the Administrative Center. A PDF version of the school calendar is available here.
PANDEMIC ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER (P-EBT) QUESTIONS? After the 2019-20 school year, Highlands parents were issued a P-EBT card through the federal government as a result of the Covid-19 school closure. Effective Sept. 8, parents who have questions about the P-EBT should contact the PA Department of Human Services (DHS) at RA-PWPEBTQuestions@pa.gov.
HIGHLANDS SCHOOL DISTRICT 2020 REAL ESTATE TAX NOTICE: AT ITS PUBLIC MEETING ON AUGUST 17, 2020, THE BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS OF THE HIGHLANDS SCHOOL DISTRICT APPROVED EXTENDING THE DISCOUNT PERIOD FOR PAYMENT OF YOUR 2020 SCHOOL DISTRICT REAL ESTATE TAXES TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2020. IN ADDITION, 2020 SCHOOL REAL ESTATE TAXES WILL BE DUE AT FACE ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2020. THE 2020 SCHOOL REAL ESTATE TAXES DUE AND OWING AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2020 WILL BE DEEMED DELINQUENT AND SUBJECT TO A PENALTY OF TEN (10%) PERCENT THEREAFTER.
CHILDCARE OPTIONS RESOURCE: Trying Together, in collaboration with Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh, the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and others, has developed a valuable resource for finding open child care spots in Allegheny County. The Allegheny Child Care Finder website, launched in May, enables families to search for available child care spots at early learning, after-school, out-of-school, and virtual programs in real time. It’s available here: https://find.alleghenychildcare.org/families. In addition, Trying Together’s experts are available to provide instruction on how to use the search tool and, more generally, how to find, choose, and pay for high-quality child care in Allegheny County. To schedule a presentation or webinar with them, or to invite them to be part of an upcoming meeting you’re hosting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROPERTY FOR SALE: Highlands School District is offering the former school known as Fawn Elementary and more recently known as the Highlands Support Center for sale. The property is located at 5591 Ridge Road in Natrona Heights. The property consists of 14.92 acres improved with a 30,000 square feet former school building. Please contact Lori Byron for more information at email@example.com or 724-226-2400, ext. 4524.
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.