UPDATE #8 - March 23, 2020SCHOOLS CLOSED THROUGH APRIL 13An Update from Dr. Monique Mawhinney, Superintendent
I hope this message finds all of you safe and healthy during this difficult time. I wanted to take a moment to provide you with an update on the school closure extension that was issued earlier today by Governor Wolf for all K-12 schools in the Commonwealth. The closure was extended for two weeks through April 9. Given this declaration, and the fact that it would resume classes during our originally scheduled spring break, we will make the following changes to our district schedule: All district buildings, facilities and fields will remain closed through Monday, April 13. Our Spring Break will remain as previously scheduled for Thursday, April 9 through Monday, April 13. Classes for all Highlands students will resume on-site on Tuesday, April 14 unless another school closure extension is issued.
Due to the extension of the school closure, Highlands will transition to online learning options for students beginning Monday, March 30. The district is in the process of finalizing its continuity of education plan for students in grades K-12. Additional information with specific guidance for students will be shared with families later this week. If you have not already done so, please take a moment to complete the online technology survey so that we can continue to prepare online instruction for our students.
The safety and welfare of our students and community remains our number one priority. We recognize the many challenges our families are facing, and we are here to support you through this difficult time. We appreciate your continued cooperation and understanding as we navigate through this situation and make every effort to provide your children with meaningful instruction during the school closure.
I know that if we continue to work together and stay strong, we can get through this tragic event. Please be there for one another and stay healthy and safe. Thank you.
Dr. Monique Mawhinney, Superintendent