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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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  Kindergarten registration
  Is your Child
 TK Eligible? 
  Kindergarten Students  
will turn five
on or before September 1st.
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Students
will turn five between September 2nd
and December 2nd, 2014. 

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


TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN: Parent and student orientations for our Transitional Kindergarten students will be on Monday, August 18, or Thursday, August 21 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. here at Highland Elementary School.  Orientation and the completion of TK specific paperwork is required for the parents of our TK students.  Please make every effort to attend on one of the two days above. 

KINDERGARTEN: Parent and student orientation for our Kindergarten students will be on Friday, August 22 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the Highland multipurpose room. Parents and students will meet the kindergarten team of teachers and students will have a “mini school day” which will include meeting new friends and learning about the routines of school and the classroom.  Parents will meet with the principal to learn about the school, answer questions, and receive important information about making the first days of school a smooth transition for both students and parents. 

HEARTS: Parent and student orientation for our after school HEARTS program will be on Thursday, August 21, from 11:00-12:00 p.m.  HEARTS parents will learn important information regarding the HEARTS program and complete HEARTS registration/enrollment paperwork (limited availability).  Parents whose students are already on the HEARTS priority list will receive a separate invitation to attend this orientation. 

If you have any questions regarding this information, you may contact the school beginning on Monday, August 18 at 788-7292. Thank you!

 Kindergarten Here I come  

Now enrolling  

  Back to School
 School begins on
Monday, August 25th!  

  •  New Start Time Next Year-Bell Rings at 8:15!

    New Start Time Next Year!

    School begins on Monday, August 25th. All students should arrive between 7:50 and 8:10 a.m. in order to be ready for the 8:15 bell. This is a new and earlier start time for Highland students. Please make sure that your child arrives on time so that he or she does not miss breakfast in the classroom. Thank you!

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  •  Breakfast in the Classroom-Coming Next Year!

    Breakfast in the Classroom!

    Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, all students will have the opportunity to have breakfast in the classroom before they begin the academic day. Breakfast will be served to all students who wish to eat at 8:20 a.m. each school day.

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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.  Starting Monday, September 8, 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.). 
I am college bound!  
 "I am a Highland scholar
preparing for my future at Highland Elementary School!"

Extended Learning Opportunities at Highland!
Extended Learning  
The HEARTS program serves students in grades 1st through 6th and operates daily between 2:40 and 6:00 p.m. (1:25 start time on Wednesdays). HEARTS students receive an additional hour of language arts and/or mathematics instruction, support for competing homework and assignments, and enrichment activities such as soccer, karate, music, art, cooking, etc. HEARTS enrollment is currently full and openings are limited to space available.
Parents whose children do not meet the age guidelines for regular kindergarten and who turn five years old between September 2 and December 2, 2014 may want to consider our two-year Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program.  During year 1, TK students are grouped together and are provided a developmentally appropriate curriculum to meet the learning needs of our youngest students.  TK students are enrolled in the regular kindergarten program during year 2. 
HIGHLAND STATE PRESCHOOL: Enrolling NOW!  This is a a FREE preschool program for the children of qualifying families.  Please call (951) 352-8290 for criteria and enrollment information.