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    Highlsnd Rocks  
    Elementary School
    700 Highlander Drive
    Riverside, CA 92507
     Donna Dorsey, Principal 
    Mary Landero, Assistant Principal
     7:45-3:30 Daily
    (951) 788-7292
    2016-2017 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)
    Enrollment is Limited
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Welcome to Highland Elementary School.  Ms. Landero and Mrs. Dorsey, along with the entire Highland staff welcome our students and parents to our school. Highland is a school where students, staff, and parents work together to ensure that every student works and learns at his or her highest level.  We welcome you and your child to our school and look forward to your family becoming a part of our family.
Mrs. Dorsey, Ms. Landero
and the entire Highland Staff 
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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.). 
 School supplies
The recommended school supplies for your child include a backpack (with name) for all students.  We ask that our 3rd-6th grade students bring a zippered pencil pouch with 5 sharpened pencils (the old-fashioned #2's work best), erasers, and a glue stick.  3rd-6th grade students will also need filler paper, dividers, and a 2 inch binder.  Primary students need a pencil box with pencils, crayons, and erasers.  If parents would like to donate to the classroom, teachers appreciate boxes of tissue, highlighters, whiteboard markers, and/or water bottles.  
 100 Mile Club
This year, the Highland PTA will be supporting every Highland hornet having the opportunity to join the 100 Mile Club. The 100 Mile Club runs every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:50 a.m. out on the grassy field. In addition, all students will log miles during Physical Education for 25 minutes each week.  We look forward to every Highland hornet becoming more physicall active and earning a 100 Mile Club shirt this year.
Breakfast and books
We are proud to offer Breakfast in the Classroom to all Highland students between 8:20-8:40 every morning!   During breakfast, Highland students read!  Research shows that our students need to read a million words a year, so we use this time to help our students practice fluent reading and build vocabulary. Make sure that your child arrives at school before the 8:15 bell so that he or she does not miss this important reading time.
Here is a list of documents needed to register 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
  • Valid photo identification for parent or legal guardian
  • TK registration requires an additional agreement at registration
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