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:
     7:50-3:30 daily
    (951) 788-7292
    2015-2016 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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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
Back to School  
Mark your calendars! Back to School Night will be Thursday, August 27th from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Plan to come out and meet your child's teacher and learn about your child's year of learning, fun, and discovery at Highland Elementary School! 
 100 Mile Club
Our 100 Mile Club kicks off with a fun run on Monday, September 14th at 7:50 a.m.  We will then have a school-wide assembly focused on the benefits of exercise and eating healthy.  The 100 Mile Club runs every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:50 a.m. out on the grassy field. Wear your running shoes!
Breakfast in the Classroom
We are proud to offer Breakfast in the Classroom to all Highland students.   Parents, please make sure that your child arrives at school before the 8:15 bell so that he/she does not miss breakfast in the classroom!
 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.  
Class List Posted
Class lists will be posted on Friday, August 21st at 10:00 a.m.  The gates to classrooms will be closed until 2:00 to allow our teachers time to prepare classrooms without interruptions. At 2:00 p.m. we will open the gates and teachers will be available to greet students between 2:00-3:00 p.m.
 New Student Orientations
Kindergarten parents and students - Friday, August 21st @ 9:00 a.m.
Transitional Kindergarten parents and students - Friday, August 21st @ 11;00 a.m.
HEARTS student and parent orientation-Friday, August 21st @ 2:30 p.m.
(previously accepted HEARTS students only) 
 Celebrate Parenting
Parents: Join us on the first day of school for our first CELEBRATE PARENTING event!  The event takes place in the Highland MPR from 8:15-9:30 a.m.  Parents can complete lunch applications, receive log-on information for their child's AR and math accounts, learn about our reading and math programs, and obtain parenting resources.  See you there!
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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!"