We are an AVID Elementary School
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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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APRIL 6-10, 2015:

4/6: School Resumes~ AVID Day!-Wear your College Colors!

4/7: 100 Mile Club @ 7:50 a.m. on the Field

4/8: Early Release Day-School Dismisses at 1:25 p.m.

4/9: 100 Mile Club @ 7:50 a.m. on the Field

4/9: Girl Scouts Meeting @ 6:15 in the MPR

4/10: School Spirit Day-Wear your Highland blue!


APRIL 13-17, 2015:

4/13: AVID Day-Wear Your College Colors

4/14:100 Mile Club @ 7:50 a.m. on the Field

4/15: Early Release Day-School Dismisses at 1:25 p.m.

4/16: 100 Mile Club @ 7:50 a.m. on the Field

4/16: Girl Scouts Meeting @ 6:15 in the MPR

4/17: School Spirit Day-Wear You Highland Blue!


APRIL 20-24, 2015:

4/20: AVID Day-Wear Your College Colors

4/21: 100 Mile Club @ 7:50 a.m. on the Field

4/22: Early Release Day-School Dismisses at 1:25 p.m.

4/23: 100 Mile Club @ 7:50 a.m. on the Field

4/24: School Spirit Day-Wear You Highland Blue!

4/24: PTA Movie Night (Movie to be announced)


APRIL 27-MAY 1, 2015:

4/27: AVID Day-Wear Your College Colors

4/28: 100 Mile Club @ 7:50 a.m. on the Field

4/28: School Site Council Meeting @ 3:00 in room 29

4/29: English Language Advisory Council (ELAC) @ 9:00 in room 29.

4/29: Early Release Day-School Dismisses at 1:25 p.m.

4/30: 100 Mile Club @ 7:50 a.m. on the Field 
4/30: Progress Reports Go Home for At Risk Students Today

4/30: PTA Meeting @ 5:30 p.m. in Room 29.

 5/1: School Spirit Day-Wear Your Highland Blue!
 5/1: 5th Grade Walking Field trip to UCR (Science and Engineering Focus)
We are On our Way to Excellence!
Testing coming soon
Highland students in grades 3rd-6th will be taking the new Smarter Balanced Assessment System using computer adaptive technology this April and/or May. Each grade level will have a different window for testing during this time frame. Information will be sent home to parents on Thursday, April 9th and will also be available in the front office.  For more information about these new assessments, attend our PTA, SSC, or ELAC parent meetings, or obtain more information at:
Now Registering
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
Our front office is open for registering new students between
9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.
TK Registration  
Highland Celebrates Teacher Excellence!
  Teacher of the Year
Highland's Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Bea Camarillo.  Mrs. Camarillo teaches first grade at Highland and is an amazing teacher, coach, and trainer of teachers.  Also nominated for teaching excellence were Mrs. Donna Fields, sixth grade teacher; Mrs. Corinne Medina, kindergarten teacher; Mrs. Rachel Vargas, fifth and sixth grade teacher, and Mr. Sam Gilbert, second grade teacher.  We have amazing teachers at Highland and are so very proud of our teachers who work each and every day to prepare our Highland hornets for academic excellence!  
100 Mile Club
Runs at Highland!
100 Mile Club  
The Highland Hundred Mile Club runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:50-8:10 a.m.   Anyone can join our club of over 150 runners.  Pick up a 100 Mile Club application in the Highland front office 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. Over 400 3rd-6th grade students completed science fair projects either individually or as a part of a team. Congratulations Highland hornets! You are amazing! 
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!!!!
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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!"