Highcroft Hotline

March 29, 2020

Highcroft's Mission

At Highcroft, we help learners grow in a safe, caring community where ALL are valued and supported to become leaders.

Upcoming Events


  • March 25 - April 3: Virtual Learning, Building Closed
  • 30: Virtual Spirit Day - Build a Fort/Tent and Read Inside Day
  • 31: Virtual Spirit Day - Costume Day


  • March 25 - April 3: Virtual Learning, Building Closed
  • 1: Virtual Spirit Day - Superhero Day
  • 2: Virtual Spirit Day - St. Louis Cardinals Day
  • 3: Virtual Spirit Day - Kind Message Day

Lucas Letter


We had an amazing first few days of eLearning. I was thrilled to see students engaged in learning with their teachers and classmates! Our teachers were so excited to interact with their students and get back to teaching and learning as best we can for the time being. Please continue to read all district communications to stay informed during our closure and eLearning experience. Updates can also be found on Parkway's website or by clicking here.

As we engage in virtual learning, please take a moment each day to remind your student about the importance of digital citizenship and his or her virtual social responsibilities. This 40-second video is a useful tool which shares some quick tips. Please remind them that their digital communication should always reflect our ROSE values, whether posting for eLearning or personal use. Also, remind them that once something is shared online, the content may remain on the internet even if they delete it.

To stay connected as a school community during our eLearning experience, we encourage everyone to participate in our virtual school Spirit Days. Each day through April 3rd, we will have a themed Spirit Day. You and your child can participate by posting pictures of students engaged in the spirit activity on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram tagging Highcroft or using the hashtag #Highcroftbettertogether! See the calendar above or the graphic below for details on each Spirit Day.

Be on the lookout for our morning announcements each weekday by 9:05 via email and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We also invite you to recognize your child when they display our ROSE values by submitting a Virtual Gotcha. Click here to complete the Virtual Gotcha form.

Be well,

Cartelia Lucas



Specialist Office Hours

Please click here for our specialists' office hours. This document shares with you the times our specialists are available to respond to communications and their email addresses so that you are about to communicate with them about assignments in their content areas.
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Counselor Corner

Mrs. Banks & Mrs. Beeler

Hi! Welcome to Week 2 of eLearning! We hope you all are healthy and well! Included below are some helpful tools to support your child(ren)’s social-emotional needs should you need. We want you to feel supported and not overwhelmed. If you think the information below is helpful, please feel free to use it. Please feel free to reach out to us via email, or you can help your child fill out the following Google Form.

Counselor Check-in

Here are a couple of breathing strategies that can help with mindfulness or getting back to the Green Zone.

Figure 8 Breathing

Relaxed Breathing Exercise

We will be checking email and available for virtual and phone appointments during regular school hours 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. If you have an emergency outside of those hours, please call one of the following resources for help:

  • 911/Take your child to the ER

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

  • Behavioral Health Response Crisis Line: 1-800-811-4760

  • Saint Louis Crisis Nursery: 314-768-3201

  • United Way: 211 (mortgage, utility bills, clothing, medication bills, etc.)

Virtual Gotcha

A Virtual Gotcha is used to recognize students when they display our ROSE Values. Please consider submitting a Virtual Gotcha for your child to be recognized.

Click Here to Complete the Form

March Acts of Kindness Calendar Created By The 3rd-5th Kindness Leaders

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2020-2021 Class Placement Parent Input

There are many factors considered in determining class placement and parent input is of great value. If you would like to share information about your child, you may do so by completing the Google form linked below; however, completion of this form is optional. For placement consideration, this form must be submitted by Monday, April 6, 2020, at 4:30 pm. We are not able to consider contributions after that date and time. The completion of this form is for input purposes only and does not guarantee any aspect of placement.


2020-2021 Class Placement Parent Input


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