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Registration/Change Request for Transportation (2nd Semester)

As the Highland Local School District continues to plan for the upcoming 2nd semester, we are seeking a commitment from those Highland families who are interested in changing their TRANSPORTATION preference for their student(s) for 3rd and 4th quarters. 

COMPLETE FORM IF:
1)  You currently drive your child and would now like to utilize the school bus.
2)  Your child currently rides the bus and you are now able to drive your child to/from school daily.

  • QUESTION: My child only needs to take the bus in the morning, since I pick him/her up in the afternoon. Do I need to complete the form?
  • ANSWER: YES. If your child needs bus transportation either TO or FROM school, you will need to complete the form.

DO NOT COMPLETE FORM IF: 
1)  Your child currently rides the bus and will continue to do so.
2)  You currently drive your child to/from school daily and will continue to do so.

AGAIN, NO ACTION IS NEEDED IF YOU WANT YOUR STUDENT(S) TO CONTINUE WITH THEIR CURRENT MODE OF TRANSPORTATION. 

Registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, December 4.
TRANSPORTATION CHANGE REQUEST FORM

You will need to submit a separate form for each child. By submitting this form, you are committing your student(s) to your requested change for the remainder of the school year. Questions? Contact the Transportation Department at transportation@highlandschools.org

Registration/Change Request for Learning Models (2nd Semester)

As the Highland Local School District continues to plan for the upcoming 2nd semester, we are seeking a commitment from those Highland families who are interested in changing the current learning model for their student(s) for the 3rd and 4th quarters. 

  • OPTION 1 (In-Person Learning) -- If you would like to CHANGE from in-person learning to the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) program, please submit the registration/commitment form below.
     
  • OPTION 2 (VLA - 100% Virtual Learning) --  If you would like to CHANGE from the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) program to In-Person Learning, please submit the registration/commitment form below.  

NO ACTION IS NEEDED IF YOU WANT YOUR STUDENT(S) TO CONTINUE WITH THEIR CURRENT LEARNING MODEL.

Registration deadline is by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 4.  LEARNING MODEL CHANGE REQUEST FORM

You will need to submit a separate form for each child. By submitting this form, you are committing your student(s) to your requested change for the remainder of the school year. Questions? Contact your child's school office.

Important COVID-Related Questions & Information

The district has received several questions this week as it relates to COVID-19 protocols. In an effort to answer some of these questions, we offer the following information.

  • Q.  Who is considered a direct contact/close contact to someone with COVID-19?
  • A.  A direct contact/close contact is anyone who was within 6 ft. of an infected person for 15 minutes or longer. *An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours (2 days) before the person has any symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19.
     
  • Q.  When will the school district contact you?
  • A.  There are three types of contacts the district may make with a family.
Personalized Letters from Santa!

Members of the Highland High School SADD organization will again be selling personalized letters from Santa this holiday season (other options available upon request). Letters are being sold for $5 each (maximum of $15 per family if more than 3 children in a single family). A portion of the proceeds will go towards SADD's annual donation to the Highland Community Support Network. Please note, this year we reserve the option of closing down sales earlier than the marked deadline. 

  • Step 1. Complete the google form found here: Click here for Santa Letters!
  • Step 2. Send payment to Highland High School, 4150 Ridge Rd., Medina, OH 44256. Attention: SADD.
  • Be sure to include the child's name(s) you are paying for. along with payment (cash accepted or check payable to Highland Local Schools). Letters from completed forms will not be sent until payment has been received.
  • Payment MUST be received by 2 p.m. on December 4.
  • Letters will be mailed no later than December 16.

Thank you for supporting SADD!

USDA Extends Free Meal Option through Academic Year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on October 9 that it is extending regulatory flexibility in light of the pandemic to allow schools to offer free meals to all children through the current academic year. USDA had previously approved flexibility through December.

The flexibilities allow summer meal program operators to continue serving free meals to all children through June 2021. This unprecedented move will help ensure – no matter what the situation is on-the-ground – children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. USDA has been and continues to be committed to using the Congressionally appropriated funding that has been made available.  

Q: What does this mean for Highland students – including those enrolled in the VLA program?
A: All students now qualify for FREE lunch through June 2021.

Q: Does my child have to qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch status?
A: No. All students are eligible to receive meals through this federally subsidized program through June 2021 

If you have any questions, please contact the Food Service Department at 330-239-1901, ext. 5513.

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. 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 Friday, December 20, 2020 (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. (Please note, we will not be serving lunches on weekends or scheduled holidays).

All orders must be placed by 12 p.m. on Friday preceding the upcoming week's offering OR parents may sign up for all 12 weeks when completing the form. Parents must complete the following “VLA Lunch Request Distribution Form” in order to receive the free lunches. (COMPLETE A SEPARATE FORM FOR EACH CHILD).  DOWNLOAD FORM

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