November 19th, 2021
Trimester 1 Ends Today!
It's truly hard to believe that the first trimester of the 2021-2022 school year has already come to an end. As we reflect on the start of this school year, I am so proud of all of the work that our students and staff have accomplished over these past few months. I can't wait to see what great things the rest of this school year holds! This week we were able to have our first in-person PTA meeting since the beginning of 2020. Thank you to all of those who attended in person, and virtually. I am so grateful that we were able to take another step towards a typical school year! Next week we only have school on Monday and Tuesday, with Thanksgiving break taking place from Wednesday-Friday. As always, please feel free to reach out if you ever have any questions, concerns, or feedback.
Changes to Student Arrival Procedures Effective 11/29/21
Highland Door Locations
NO Optional Student COVID-19 Testing Next Week
The Highland Scoop
Optional Vaccination Card Collection
District 58 invites families to voluntarily share an electronic image of their child’s vaccination card with their building’s health office. Providing proof of vaccination is not required. However, current CDC guidance excuses fully vaccinated individuals from having to quarantine unless symptomatic.
By sharing a copy of your child’s card, if your child is a close contact, having the vaccination card on hand will expedite the school’s investigation process. Copies of proof of vaccination will be kept in each student’s individual health file and treated in the same way as all health records. Please feel free to send a picture of your child's COVID vaccination card to your school nurse!
PTA All Day
Thank you to our Pizza Lunch Chairs Kelly & Jessie, who made today's Pizza Lunch happen! Orders will open for Fun Lunch/Pizza Lunch/Treat Day for December and January on November 22nd. Watch for more details soon!
We will be launching our new version of the PTA directory later this month. The directory, which will be available only to PTA members, will include the following information for families who have shared their contact information with the PTA:
- Student First and Last Name
- Primary Parent Name
- Primary Email Address
- Primary Phone number.
If you would like your information removed from the directory, please complete the opt-out form that was sent home last week by backpack mail, or email the PTA Board to request removal, by the end of the day today, Friday 11/19/21.
Reflections Art Program
Remember that the due date to turn in Reflections projects at school is this coming Tuesday November 23rd, and projects can be turned in to Vikki Beening by Friday, 11/26. Any questions, please contact Vikki Beening.
Square 1 Art
Square 1 Art catalogs are in and should be coming home via backpack before Thanksgiving break! Some of the art can already be viewed here. If you don't see any results under your child's last name, please use the code on their catalog.
Orders will be open until 11/30/21, so consider taking the catalog to your Thanksgiving celebrations to share with extended family. All items will be delivered the week of 12/13/21 - perfect for holiday gifts!
Thank you to Miss Beck and committee chair Monica Zycinski for all of their work to get this program back up and running. Questions? Contact Monica.
It's time for us to come together as a community again to provide food and other necessities for a few of our fellow Highland families. More information about specific needs will be coming soon. If you'd like to help organize donations, or have any questions or concerns, please contact Fanny Vlahos at firstname.lastname@example.org.