**HSD Coronavirus Information**

**HSD Información del Coronavirus**

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»Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is Back!
Get money for meals missed by students this school year.
»Who is Eligible?
Did your child go to a K-12 School this school year that was closed or had reduced hours due to the pandemic? 
Is your child eligible for free or reduced-price school meals?
Then your child may be eligible for P-EBT this school year! P-EBT is money that can be used to buy food for your children.
»What do you need to do?
It's easy-There is no need to apply. Eligible families will get their benefits in the mail this March.
Just make sure your address is up to date with us!
Update your information through FinalForms, link below. 

Learn more at www.dshs.wa.gov/pebt or call the P-EBT Contact Center at 1-833-518-0282 with questions.

»¡Pandemia EBT (P-EBT) está de regreso!   
Obtenga dinero para las comidas que los estudiantes perdieron en la escuela este año escolar. 
»¿Quien será  Eligible?
¿Asistió su hijo a una escuela del K-12 grado este año escolar que se cerró o que tuvo horas reducidas por la pandemia?      
¿Es elegible su hijo para alimentos escolares gratuitos o costo reducido?

Podrá ser elegible su hijo para P-EBT este año escolar. El P-EBT es dinero que se poodrá usar para comprar alimentos para sus hijos.
»¿Que Necesita Hacer Usted? Es facil-no tiene que aplicar. Los familias que son elegible recibirán sus beneficios por correo postal en marzo.   ¡Solo asegúrate de que su dirección esté actualizada con nosotros! Actualice su información a través de FinalForms, enlace a continuación. Aprende más al www.dshs.wa.gov/pebto llame al Centro de Contacto de P-EBT al 1-833-518-0282 con preguntas.


3/10/2021      

 Greetings from the Highland School District!  We are pleased to share that after 11 months, we finally have students PK-12 on site in a hybrid model.  Due to the safety protocols we have in place, and the hard work by students and staff to adhere to those measures, we have had no onsite transmission since we started hybrid in October as we phased in schools based on the YHD guidance.  On behalf of HSD, I again want to thank the parents and families of Highland for the continued patience and understanding during this past year.  I know how very difficult it has been for so many and the flexibility and grace you have shown HSD as we planned for all things COVID has been greatly appreciated. 

As we move forward, I believe we need to learn from this experience...Take the opportunity to reexamine our system and identify ways in which we can make some positive systemic changes to better support our students.  In my opinion it would be unwise to return to “normal” without taking this step.  We have had the same learning environment for decades.  This moment in time provides an avenue to see what has worked and what may work better.  We do know that due to the learning environment we have had to follow due to COVID there will indeed be some learning loss as well as social and emotional issues for many of our students.  We need to determine ways in which we can support our students in these scenarios.  To further emphasize this, the state has instructed District’s to formulate a plan on how we will address learning loss during this pandemic.  I have asked our school community to examine areas such as; balanced calendars that remain with 180 days, but adjust the start and end date to allow for 4-5 weeks within the calendar to provide voluntary additional support to students of all academic levels, examine the daily/weekly schedule of classes, social and emotional learning support (SEL), parent-teacher conferences, continue with an online option for families that want to do so, and what role technology will continue to play in our system, etc.

We plan to have information available on these idea during the upcoming conferences as we want parent input and feedback pertaining to these ideas.  I do not want to do a survey as frankly the ones we have done in the past have not been successful in gathering data.  The information that we make available during those conferences will allow for an opportunity to further engage with school administration.  We look forward to the conversations. While change is no doubt difficult, this can be an exciting opportunity if we allow it to be.  If any parents are interested in meeting with me to discuss this in a committee setting, please reach out to my office to express your interest. 

As a continued reminder, we want your child to be happy and successful within our schools as all of us —parents, students, and staff—play key roles in making that happen. The child who knows that his or her family is interested in and supports the school program will almost always enjoy greater success and have fewer problems in school. As staff, we will work hard to ensure your child is safe, works with others, and is taught well.

Mark Anderson
Superintendent


State and Government Resources During COVID-click here


Tech Issues?  ¿Problemas con Tecnología?

For those students experiencing technology related issues with their school-issued device, please send a tech request to support@highland.wednet.edu or call the district office at 509-678-8630, option 2 then option 6. HSD Technology Department.

Important Dates!

Please check the District Calendar for event details. 

March 26         Early Release, Teacher Grading Day
March 29-April 2   Spring Conference Week
April 5-9   Spring Break, No School
April 12    Snow Make-up Day/Non-Contracted Day, No School
May 28     Snow Make-up Day/Non-Contracted Day, No School
May 31     Memorial Day, No School
June 4      Early Release, HHS Graduation
June 10    Last Day of School


New Student Enrollment and Annual Update of Student Information:

The Highland School District has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign enrollment, back-to-school, and athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time.

You may review your data at any time to verify it is current. You will be required to sign your forms once per year and after any update.

We are asking that ALL parents use FinalForms.  Please register at: https://highland-wa.finalforms.com/  (or click on the FINALFORMS icon below) and follow the prompts to create your account, create or assign your students and sign your forms.

Note: If your student is NEW to the district (kindergarteners and transfers), please be sure to click the “New to District” checkbox when registering your student.

Thank you for your assistance in streamlining our paperwork processes at Highland School District.





Highland Community Coalition and Student Assistance Services

Lizbet MacedaLizbet Maceda is the Highland Community Prevention Coordinator.  Based at Highland High School, Maceda’s role involves developing and guiding the coalition’s work in serving as a resource for the area’s parents, students, and other residents.  She facilitates the coalition’s activities in offering training, technical assistance, and both community- and school-based prevention services.  Coalition meetings with community members are held every month at the high school, and student-centered work focuses on youths in the middle school and high school grades.

These are the projects the coalition is working on:
Second Step Social emotional learning for students 7-8th grade.  
Sport Wellness Program: Healthy habits and education in the harms of substances. 
Starts with One Campaign: Messaging around medicine storage and safe disposal.
National Prescription Take Back Day: We are part of National Prescription Take Back Day where we collect prescribed and non-prescribed medications.
Strengthening Families: Family program for youth 10-14 years of age.
To learn more about these programs, please visit our website:  https://highlandcommunity.wixsite.com/highlandcommunity/about/


Due to COVID-19 we are getting creative in how we are delivering our programs to our students and community members.
For more information of resources you can use while you have students at home, please visit this link:
https://highlandcommunity.wixsite.com/highlandcommunity/copy-of-marijuana

About Us

              Our Mission:  "A Quality Education for All Students"

Highland School District, for a small district, has big offerings in both academics and extracurricular programs. The district serves approximately 1120 students in four schools: Marcus Whitman (Pre-school-3); Tieton Intermediate (4-6); Highland Junior High (7-9) and Highland High (10-12). The outstanding basic education offerings of the district are augmented by a developmental pre-school program, all day kindergarten, strong remediation programs, migrant/bilingual programs, state-of-the-art vocational technology programs and an excellent special services department. The district also offers extended learning opportunities through Central Washington University that gives students the opportunity to receive college credits. The district prides itself with a strong tradition of providing a solid educational program that prepares students for post-secondary education and adult life.  

Highland Campuses

Marcus Whitman Cowiche Elementary School
Phone: 509-678-8900
Fax: 509-678-5494
Tieton Intermediate School
Phone: 509-678-8700
Fax: 509-673-2771
Highland Junior and Senior High Schools
Phone: 509-678-8800
Fax: 509-678-4140

Highland School District 

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