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    Highlsnd Rocks  
    Elementary School
    700 Highlander Drive
    Riverside, CA 92507
     Donna Dorsey, Principal 
    Mary Landero, Assistant Principal
    School Office:
     (8:00-3:30 daily)
    (951) 788-7292
    2014-2015 SCHOOL SCHEDULE 
    Gates Open: 7:50 a.m.
    Morning Bell: 8:15 a.m.
    Dismissal: 2:40 p.m. (M-T-Th-F)
    Wednesday Dismissal: 1:25 p.m.
    Daily from 2:40-6:00 p.m.
     (Wednesday: 1:25 start time)
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January 1-9, 2015:
1/5: School Resumes/AVID College Day!~Wear your college shirt
1/6: 100 Mile Club Run 7:50-8:10 a.m
1/7: Early Release (1:25 p.m.)
1/8: 100 Mile Club Run 7:50-8:10 a.m.
1/8: Science Fair Project Viewing from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
1/9: School Spirit Day-Wear school colors today!
January 12-16, 2015: 
1/12: AVID College Day!~Wear your college shirt
1/13: 100 Mile Club Run 7:50-8:10 a.m.
1/14: Early Release (1:25 p.m.)
1/15: 100 Mile Club Run 7:50-8:10 a.m. 
1/16: School Spirit Day-Wear school colors today!
January 19-23, 2015: 
1/19: MLK Jr. Birthday Holiday-School Closed Today
1/20: 100 Mile Club Run 7:50-8:10 a.m.
1/20: Miles of Smiles Dental Education/Screenings
1/21: Early Release Day (1:25 p.m.)
1/21: Miles of Smiles Dental Education/Screenings
1/22: 100 Mile Club Run 7:50-8:10 a.m.
1/23: School Spirit Day-Wear your school colors today!
1 /23: LUNCH WITH YOUR CHILD (K/1st @ 11:00; 2nd/3rd @ 11:30; 4th/5th @ 12:00; 6th @ 12:30 P.M.)
January 26-30, 2015: 
1/26: AVID/College Day!~Wear your college shirt
1/27: 100 Mile Club Run 7:50-8:10 a.m.
1/27: School Site Council (SSC) Meeting @ 3:00 in Room 29
1/28: English Language Advisory Council (ELAC) Meeting @ 9:00 a.m. in room 29
1/28: Early Release Day (1:25 p.m.)
1/29: 100 Mile Club Run 7:50-8:10 a.m. 
1/29: PTA Meeting @ 5:30 in Room 29 
1/30: School Attendance Review Team (SART) Meetings (by invitation) from 8:45-9:30 a.m.
1/30: PTA Movie Night (Movie to be announced) from 6:00-7:30 p.m. 

Welcome New Highland Hornets!
Here is a list of documents needed for registering your child:
  • Proof of birth-birth certificate
  • Proof of current immunizations
  • 2 documents verifying address (within 30 days)
  • Proof of physical exam for kindergarten and first grade students
  • IEP for special education students
  • Completed RUSD registration packet
  • Photo identification for parent or legal guardian
Our front office is open for registering new students between 8:45 am and 3:00 p.m.

Highland Hornets  

"Our Kids are Back!" 
The Kids are Back  
High-Achieving Highland Hornets!

100 Mile Club
Runs at Highland!
100 Mile Club  
The Highland PTA kicked off the 100 mile club in December.  Students,  staff, and parents run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:50-8:10 a.m.  Anyone can join, so come on in and pick up a 100 Mile Club application today!

 Awards Assemblies
 Congratulations Highland Hornets.   
You are truly On Your Way to Excellence! 
Over 500 students were recognized for academic excellence, character, perseverance
 teamwork, and perfect attendance.  We are proud of our amazing Highland Hornets! 

Congratulations John Valdez
Classified Employee of the Year!
Classified Employee of the Year  
Thank you Mr. Valdez for keeping our Highland community clean and well kept.  We appreciate your dedication to our school, kids, parents, and teachers.  You ROCK Mr. Valdez!

Science Fair:
Future Scientists in the Making! 
 Science Fair
Students Learn to Ask Questions Like a Scientist! Highland students have learned about the scientific process of inquiry. All 3rd-6th grade students are required to complete a Science Fair project individually or as a part of a group. Science Fair projects were due on December 18. Our school's Science Fair Recognition night will be from 6:30-7:30 on Thursday, January 8, 2015. 

Celebrating Attendance!
 We Celebrate Attendance!
Each month, students are recognized for being AT SCHOOL, ON TIME, ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! Students are celebrated in front of peers and teachers and receive a perfect attendance pencil and a "go to the front of the lunch line" pass for the day.  Congratulations Highland hornets and a special firecracker clap to each of you ~ Sparkles!!!!

Highland Gives Back!
  Stuff the Bus
Thank you Highland community for supporting the Safe House in Riverside. The Safe House provides homeless kids with emergency shelter.  Highland kids collected toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, lotion, combs, and brushes so that Safe House children would have new personal necessities.  

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AVID Elementary at Highland!

Highland is an AVID Elementary School!   

Being an AVID Elementary school means the following for Highland Elementary School students:

  • The vision of “college and career bound” begins in kindergarten.
  • Teachers will teach and utilize research based strategies that support high levels of student learning
  • All Highland students will be expected to demonstrate actions that create a school focused on learning.
  • Students will be exposed to community partnership opportunities.
Every Monday is "College Day" at Highland Elementary School.  Students, staff, and teachers wear the shirt (or colors) of their future college of choice.  If your child does not already own a college shirt,  they can be found at area stores (Old Navy, Target, Walmart, K-Mart, etc.). 
 We are AVID
  "I am a Highland scholar
preparing for my future at Highland Elementary School!"