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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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Welcome 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

Highland Hornets  

Happy Holidays from Highland
School Resumes
on Monday, January 5th! 

   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!

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.  

Science Fair:
Future Scientists in the Making! 
 Science Fair
Highland students are learning about the scientific process of inquiry. Science Fair projects will be assigned the week on November 10. Parent and student support will be available on parent-teacher conference days (Nov. 20/21) in room 29. Science Fair projects are due December 18.  Our school's Science Fair night will be from 6:30-7:30 on Thursday, January 8, 2015. 

Thank you
Mayor Rusty Bailey!
 Mayor Bailey Visits Highland
Thank you, Mayor Bailey for visiting Highland and sharing your vision for Riverside with our students as well as helping our 3rd and 4th grade students see the connection between Riverside history and how our city works.  You ROCK Mayor Bailey! 

Highland Hornets
We have the Power! 
 We have the power!
The Power of One is an assembly that every Highland student attended in October.  Our students learned why students bully and how to get help so that every student harnesses the Power of One to make Highland Elementary a safe place to play and learn.

Highland Elementary School
Thank you Highland PTA for organizing our very first and successful Walk to School Day in October.   You ROCK! 

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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!"