Highlands High School Announcements
Dear HHS Families,
Please review the information below for important updates regarding:
- Homecoming Events
- Back-to-School Night
- Forbes Program Equipment
- Freshmen Counselor Meetings
- Children's Hospital Care Mobile
As we prepare to celebrate Homecoming next weekend, we wanted to share additional information on protocols for the events.
HOMECOMING PARADE – Friday, September 22 (6:00 pm)
The local police and fire departments will join the 2023 Homecoming court, Highlands Band, administration, student organizations, and sports teams in the annual homecoming parade. The Homecoming parade departs from the High School lot at 6:00 pm and will follow the route below ending at Golden Rams Stadium. We hope that the community will join us along the route to celebrate.
Starting at the High School campus
- West on Idaho Ave.
- Right on Broadview Blvd.
- Right on Liberty Ave.
- Right on Pacific, proceeding south to California Ave.
- Into stadium
HOMECOMING GAME – Friday, September 22 (7:00 pm)
The Highlands Golden Rams football team will face off against Indiana. The Homecoming court will be introduced at half-time, and the 2023 king and queen will be crowned. We invite the community to remain in the stands after the game to watch the Highlands Marching band half-time show.
As a reminder, the following security measures have been put in place for the 2023-2024 athletic season:
- All High School students should be seated in the High School Student Section during the game. Students are not to loiter behind the stands or in the parking lot.
- High School students are NOT permitted to sit in the HMS student section.
- No bags are permitted in the game. There will not be a storage location; all people will be asked to return bags to their car.
- No outside food or drink are permitted in Golden Rams Stadium.
- There is no reentry. After leaving the stadium, no one is permitted to come back into the game.
HOMECOMING DANCE – Saturday, September 17 (7:00 pm-10:00 pm)
The HHS Homecoming Dance will be on Saturday, September 23rd from 7-10pm. The theme is NEON. Tickets are on sale until next Thursday, September 21st. Tickets will be sold to HVA students in the High School main office during the school day. Tickets are $5 each. All Highlands students must purchase their own ticket. No tickets will be sold at the door. If you are bringing an outside guest, you must have the attached Outside Guest Form completed and returned to the school for approval. Forms are also available for pick up in the main office. These may be dropped off in the main office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must have an approved Outside Guest form on file before you will be able to buy your tickets. These forms must be submitted no later than Tuesday, September 19.
In order to attend the Homecoming Dance, students must be in good standing academically and behaviorally. Any student that is failing two or more classes as of Thursday, September 21, will not be permitted to attend. Similarly, any student who has been addressed for a major disciplinary referral is ineligible to attend the dance. Finally, students must have submitted updated Emergency Contact Forms and signed Student & Parent Handbook Forms in order to attend. There will be no exceptions made on any of these accounts.
To ensure that all students have a safe and enjoyable evening, we ask that all students follow the guidelines below:
- Doors will open at 6:45 pm. All students must arrive by 7:30.
- All students will be checked in and undergo the following security checks:
- Metal detector
- Students are not permitted to bring bags.
- Students will be limited to the Audion and commons area. There will not be access to the rest of the High School building or the courtyard.
- After entering the venue, students will not be permitted to leave and reenter the building.
- Any student interested in leaving prior to 10 pm must exit through the main office. Parent contact must be made prior to students being dismissed, and students must sign out in the office.
The PBIS team will be selling concessions during the dance. Students should bring cash to purchase items including drinks, candy, etc.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT - Tuesday, September 19 (6:30-8:30)
Please join the HHS staff next Tuesday for Back-to-School Night. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend a brief information session with building administrators from 6:30-7 or 8-8:30 in the HS auditorium. Teachers will be available in their classrooms to meet parents/guardians and share general information about their courses and classrooms. Please note that this event is not a parent-teacher conference where individual student updates or concerns are being addressed. If you would like to discuss your student's progress with a teacher, please reach out to schedule a meeting.
There will be an opportunity for any family that has not completed paperwork for a district-issued student device, updated Emergency Contact information, or Student and Parent Handbook sign-off sheet to complete these documents at Back-to-School Night.
FORBES PROGRAM EQUPMENT:
As part of their programming at Forbes, many students are given special equipment to aid in their coursework. Please note that any and all items that are permitted at Forbes but in violation of the HSD Code of Conduct (scissors, knives, blades, etc.) are strictly prohibited on Highlands transportation and school grounds. HHS administration has confirmed with the administrators at Forbes that there is never a need for students to be taking these materials outside of the Forbes classrooms.
PRACTICE SATS (PSATs) - October 18, 2023
Any college-bound sophomore or junior is invited to participate in the PSAT, which will be administered on October 18, 2023 at HHS. Please reach out to Ms. Carrarini (email@example.com) to sign up for this assessment.
FRESHMEN COUNSELOR MEETINGS - Freshman Parents/Guardians ONLY
Please be on the lookout for your invitation to meet with your child's school counselor. This is an important meeting where you get an overview of the High School requirements and get to ask any questions. Please contact Ms. Kim Hines in the Counselor's Office with any questions.
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL CARE MOBILE
The Children's Hospital Care Mobile will be visiting Highlands High School. The care mobile offers services (physicals, sick visits, immunizations) with no- out-of-pocket costs. If you would like to have your child seen, please contact Nurse Lentz.