Principal's Post

Hightower Elementary 8/23/21

Message from Mrs. Price

MAP testing is well underway. Upper grade students along with kindergarten students completed the MAP Assessment last week. First and second grade students will complete the assessment this week. Data from the assessment will be used to determine your child's individual needs and to plan instruction. Thank you for your patience as we ensure that all students are tested.


We will celebrate our Principals Book of the Month Kick-Off this Friday. Principals Book of the Month (PBOM) is a schoolwide program that creates a culture of reading and encourages students to develop a love for reading. A book is selected for each month. I will read the book to the entire school, and students will act out the book as it is being read. Unfortunately, we cannot invite parents and guests to participate as we have in the past. The book will be read virtually and students will participate on Microsoft Teams.

Principal Advisory Councils bring parents, school employees, students, and the community together to share ideas regarding school climate, facilities, increasing student achievement, and community partnerships. If you are interested in being a part of our school's Principal Advisory Council, the candidate declaration window will be open through Friday, September 3, 2021. For more information: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/principal-advisory-councils/#tab-ce10102dfa2e65e77c1

Reminders for Morning Arrival

Safety is the priority!

  • Please be kind to the carpool volunteers who are charged with keeping all children safe. Follow all traffic laws and other directives by our staff in an effort to keep our students safe.
  • Be patient. You may arrive for drop-off as early as 7:15 a.m. We will have teachers on duty at 7:15 a.m. to unload cars.
  • Please do NOT get out of your car while in the carpool lane.
  • Be prepared to have your child to exit the car quickly. Backpacks and school items should be in the car with your child. It takes a bit of time to get these items out of the trunk or rear hatch.
  • Watch for pedestrians.
  • Consider riding the bus. We have staff available to receive bus riders at 7:00 a.m., so please have your child ride the bus. We start school at 7:50 a.m. and this is a good way to ensure they are on time.
  • Announcements begin at 7:45. Students should be in their seat and ready for the day to begin. Please arrive before 7:45 so that students are on time.
  • Thank you for helping us keep our children safe!

Virtual PTA, Title I Annual Meeting, and Curriculum Night

Thursday, Sep. 9th, 5-7pm

This is an online event.

Meeting links will be provided on September 9th.

Meet our new staff members!

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Bobby Smith- Head Custodian

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Tamara English- PreK Paraprofessional

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How to Use the Parent Portal (Infinite Campus)
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