• Superintendent's Message

    03/1/2022     

    Greetings from the Highland School District!  I want to heartily thank the Highland Community for your support in the recent passing of our Capital Projects Levy. With a 62% approval, we hear you loud and clear that Highland is a great place to live and Highland School District is the best place for your students. The next step in the Capital Projects process will be to hold meetings with the Board and with the Community Facilities Committee to refine the priority list of projects, develop a timeline and begin the process for obtaining estimates and bids.

    Highland School District will follow the directive by Governor Inslee of masking being optional for students and staff in school buildings and on school buses starting March 12th.  Until March 12, masks will continue to be required.   Students (per their parents/guardians) will have the choice to wear a mask or not at school starting March 12th, with the expectation that those choices will be respected.  The Highland School District will not tolerate bullying or harassment of any kind for those who choose to either continue wearing a mask or wish to stop wearing masks while at school. 

    Winter Intersession was disappointing due to the weather forcing a cancellation of four out of the five scheduled days.  We were able to hold class only on Wednesday and had about a 50% turnout of those that had signed up. The teachers were also disappointed they couldn’t share the lessons and activities they had prepared and many will be able to utilize them during the next session.  An onsite visit of area school district superintendents and administrators that was scheduled for the winter session was postponed to the Spring Intersession, which will take place March 28 to April 1. The students that were signed up for the Winter session will be the first invited to the Spring session. We anticipate a good turn-out and a fun and productive week. 

    If I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office. 

    Mark Anderson
    Superintendent