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Important Back to School Dates

We are excited for the start of the 2019-20 academic year! Please note the following back-to-school dates and information.

  • Tuesday, August 13: 
    • New Elementary Student Orientation, 9:30 a.m., Grades 1-5
  • Wednesday, August 15: Teachers return.
    • HMS Supply Sale & Registration Day, 12-7 p.m.
    • New-to-the-District Middle School Student Orientation, 6 p.m. (HMS)
    • High School Schedule Pick-up, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Monday, August 19: 
    • Elementary Open House, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 20: First day for students in grades 1-9.
    • Kindergarten Orientation (see details below)
    • Freshman Orientation (Grades 10-12 do not report due to Freshman Orientation) 
  • Wednesday, August 21: First day for kindergarten students and grades 10-12.
    • *This is the second day of school for all other students 
    • Preschool Parent Orientation
Back-to-School Information for HHS Students & Parents

On Thursday, August 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Highland High School will be open for families and students to pick up both their 2019-20 schedule, as well as the spring testing reports. Students will also receive an updated student ID on that day and their theme t-shirts for this school year to be worn on Wednesday, August 21. Final Forms must be completed/updated before any materials are released, so please have all information in Final Forms completed before then.

  • Last name A-L: Materials available in the lower level lobby from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Last name M-Z: Materials available in the upper level lobby from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Students who are unable to attend on this date will receive their schedules on the first day of school in their first period class, which will be posted on the office window.  Testing reports may then be picked up during Open House from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 22. Following Open House, we will mail any remaining testing reports to the student’s home. 

FINAL FORMS: Please Update for New School Year

The Final Forms for your child must be updated every year. Log in and verify that the information is correct. If your child plans on playing a sport during the year, be sure to select that activity to include the athletic forms. Once you have completed the parent portion, your student will receive a notification email. The student can then log into Final Forms and complete their portion. Both steps must be completed before the student will be given his or her ID, schedule or testing report*. If you forgot your password, there is a help link at the bottom of the screen within Final Forms.

*Any student who is new to the district must validate his or her Final Form account from a school computer. Computers will be available on August 15 at the high school when students stop in to pick up their schedules and spring testing reports.

HHS Parking Passes

Parking passes for the 2019-20 school year will be sold through the high school office. They will be sold from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on August 15 during schedule pickup, as well as the first two weeks of school during lunch times. ALL SCHOOL FEES UP TO THIS YEAR MUST BE PAID BEFORE PURCHASING A PARKING PASS. You can access the parking pass application through www.highlandschools.org and clicking on the high school tab. You will find a link to the “HHS Parking Permit Application” on the left hand side under “High School Links.” Please print and complete the application, and bring it when you come to purchase your parking pass.

Highland Welcomes New Athletic Director/Assistant Principal

Nick Ranallo Nick Ranallo will join the Highland Local School District as its new Athletic Director/Assistant Principal, effective August 1, 2019. He replaces Dr. John Deuber who recently announced his retirement after 16 years of service in the Highland Schools and 34 years in education. The Board of Education welcomed Mr. Ranallo during their June 24 regular meeting.