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    STATE ASSESSMENTS: On March 19, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced that it is canceling all state assessments PSSA testing and Keystone exams for the 2019-20 school year as a result of COVID-19. This includes the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA).


    Highlands School District continues to offer three locations for daily lunch to-go pick up on weekdays between 11 AM and 1 PM throughout the remainder of the school closure:

    • Highlands High School entrance door #23 nearest the student parking lot
    • Highlands Elementary School entrance door #22 nearest the cafeteria
    • The Hayden Center at Sheldon Park


    The Highlands Partnership Network, in coordination with Highlands School District, is coordinating five additional locations for school lunches to be picked up in the Highlands School District area.

    Parents or students can pick up school lunches on Monday, March 23 (locations and times listed below):

    • First Avenue and Bridge Street at The Geg Blythe Friendship Garden, Tarentum at 11 AM – 12:30 PM
    • West 6th Avenue Playground, West Tarentum at 11 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Salvation Army, 917 Brackenridge Ave., Brackenridge at 11 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Natrona Community Park, River Road, Natrona at 11  AM – 12:30 PM
    • Village Green Apartments, 240 Village Green Drive, Natrona  Heights at 11 AM – 12:30 PM

    Packed lunches are for Highlands School District students in grades Pre-K to 12. Each student may receive five bagged lunches for the week at those locations. Packed lunch bags will include non-perishable breakfast items. Parents or students may pick up the lunch bags at these locations until the supply is exhausted.

    Volunteers will be practicing under suggested guidelines during distribution, including maintaining distance between volunteers and recipients, sanitizing tables and changing gloves.

    Parents or students who are exhibiting signs of illness are recommended to stay home. Those in need of food or other services in the local area can message the Highlands Partnership Network on its Facebook page or call 2-1-1 for assistance and resources. Families in Fawn Township that would like to have lunches delivered should message the Highlands Partnership Network page (https://www.facebook.com/highlandspartnershipnetwork/) for delivery.

    Please note that this situation is constantly changing and this information is valid at this current time for March 23 ONLY