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News & Announcements

Family First Night 3/22

The Highland Schools is pleased to offer the 4th Annual “Family First” Night on Monday, March 22. This district-wide initiative is an opportunity for our Highland families to spend an uninterrupted evening together! In an effort to encourage a dedicated “family night,” the district is offering one night free from homework (with no tests on March 23), athletic events or other extra-curricular activities so that families can connect and spend quality time together. We hope that you are able to enjoy your night together!

2021-22 School Calendar

The 2021-22 School Calendar was approved by the Highland Board of Education during their regular meeting held on February 22. The START DATE reflects school beginning after Labor day in order to accommodate the construction of the new elementary schools and renovations to the middle school. It is available for download HERE, and can also be found on the district's website under "Quick Links."

Kindergarten Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the Highland Local Schools Kindergarten Program! We are looking forward to your child beginning their school career with us and becoming an official Highland Hornet!  Highland’s Kindergarten Program consists of an all-day, every-day model. In order to register, a child must be 5 years old by September 30, 2021.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s registration process will be completed entirely online, through the electronic submission of all required forms.

Changes to Preschool Program for 2021-22

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols and physical distancing guidelines, the Highland Local Schools will be unable to serve typical peers in its Little Hornets Preschool Program for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year. 

Unfortunately, physical distancing guidelines will allow for no more than nine students in a preschool classroom. "We understand that this information is disappointing for some families, but we wanted to offer advance notice so that parents can make other arrangements for their children," stated Deb Yorko, Director of Pupil Services. "We have a top-rated preschool program and we know that every day of learning has a direct impact on young students. We look forward to the day when we are able to welcome back all students to our preschool program."

Currently, public schools are not required to provide preschool for typical students. However, they are required to provide preschool for students with special needs. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Highland Schools Department of Special Education at 330-239-1901, ext. 1256.

VLA Lunch Request Distribution Form

The Highland School District will offer lunches at NO COST to ANY Highland students enrolled in the Virtual Learning Academy. This service is offered in conjunction with the USDA free lunch program through the end of the 2020-21 academic year. You do not have to be eligible for free and reduced lunch status to qualify. 

The district will offer school lunch meal “pick-up” on a weekly distribution. Families with students enrolled in the Highland VLA can receive a WEEKLY allotment of their child's school lunches. 

Beginning Monday, September 28 through June 14, 2021 (end of the USDA free lunch program), lunches will be distributed to families for the entire week. Each lunch bag will contain 5 complete lunches. Baking instructions can be downloaded HERE or on the district website under departments/foodservice. (Please note, we will not be serving lunches on weekends, scheduled holidays or holiday breaks).



The Highland Local School District is committed to the highest academic and behavioral expectations. Our mission is to guarantee that each learner reaches his/her potential, by providing, in partnership with the community, a quality, progressive, educational program in a safe and dynamic life-long learning environment.