iPad distribution information
This school year all of Highland's 2 nd , 3 rd , 4 th , and 5 th grade students will be part of the Bend-La Pine digital conversion initiative and an iPad will be issued for every student in these grades. We strongly encourage you to get your child's iPad before school starts. You may attend any one of the following regional distribution events:
· August 17 at Elk Meadow Elementary from 8-11 and 12-4
· August 21 at Miller Elementary from 8-11 and 12-4
· August 24 at Bear Creek from 8-11 and 2-6
· August 28 at Bear Creek from 8-11 and 12-4
Bend-La Pine Schools is mailing more information to families about these distributions and the digital conversion initiative.
We will also host a distribution event at Highland on Thursday, September 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. for families that aren't able to pick up iPads at one of the events listed above. September 10 is the last scheduled event for Highland iPad distribution so don't miss it!
Magnet School Enrollment Lottery -- We greatly appreciate your interest in Highland School and the Scottish Storyline method of instruction. The application period for the 2015-16 school year is now closed. All enrollment at Highland is through the Bend-La Pine Schools magnet school enrollment lottery. You can click on this link for answers to common enrollment questions.
Enrollment Wait Lists and Questions -- We welcome your phone calls at 541-355-1900 whenever you have wait list or enrollment questions. Please know that we monitor our wait lists very carefully and will make enrollment offers from the wait list as soon as possible if there is a grade level opening.
Volunteer Application -- The school district's process for conducting volunteer background checks has been in place now for two years. Volunteer approvals are valid for two years. This means that volunteers who submitted applications in the new system two years ago are due to renew their volunteer approvals! The volunteer application form is only available online --
Volunteer Application: English / Español
Thank you for volunteering in support of Highland students and staff.
Reminder About School Hours! -- School hours are 9:00 to 3:30 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. School hours are 9:00 to 2:00 on Wednesday (students are dismissed early to provide professional development time for staff). If there is a delayed start due to inclement weather or other reasons, the school day starts at 11:00 a.m.
Open Gym -- Starting in 2015-16, the open gym program is offered as a Bend Park & Rec program and is now called RecZone. Bend Park & Rec will staff the program and will take all registrations. The afternoon Kids Inc program is also offered through Bend Park & Rec with cost options based on frequency of attendance. Please see the Bend Park & Rec web site for additional information and registration.
Highland School Climate Survey -- One of Highland Site Council's five-year school improvement goals is to conduct an annual school climate survey. The survey is designed to solicit feedback from Highland families about key aspects of the learning environment at our school. Site Council will use the survey results to help assess progress towards school improvement goals and to identify future topics for discussion and focus. Stay tuned for the spring 2015 survey.