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Piper Post- April 22, 2022

Article Date: Apr 22, 2022

April 29- Spirit day- Superhero Day! ( sorry this date was changed!)

May 4- Highland Heroes Blood Drive/ Be the Match

May 10- Last day to edit custom yearbook pages and order for school delivery!

Principal’s Letter

Dear Highland Families,

I know this sounds like a broken record, but I just can't get over how nice it is to see our parent volunteers getting the opportunity to be in the building and working with our students and teachers. Please remember we can only bring volunteers by the invitation of the teacher. We are not open to drop ins. We also need to keep volunteers to adults only; unfortunately younger siblings cannot tag-along. It’s unfortunate but following these guidelines is how we can keep our doors open to volunteers. We appreciate your understanding.

I wish you all a great weekend.


Brian Kissell

What's Cooking?!

Please Click to View the Lunch Menu for the week after Spring Break.

Nutrition News!!

Regulations for summer lunch and next school year have changed significantly. All waivers extended during the pandemic emergency will end on the last day of the 2021-2022 school year.

For summer lunch meals will continue to be free to all children 18 years and under but now the meal will have to be eaten on site and grab and go or parent pick up is no longer an option.

For next school year, school meals will be paid, free, or reduced price which will require an application to be completed after Aug 1st for Highland Students.

More people may qualify for the meals program due to the Student Success Act. Families are encouraged to apply if they think they may qualify. Applications will be available in August.

Note From the Nurse:

We've been seeing an uptick in illnesses lately, so here is a brief overview of the current policies regarding when children need to stay home (they've changed so many times it can get confusing!)

  • If a child has a primary symptom (cough, fever or chills, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell) they must stay home until the symptom has significantly improved for a full 24 hours. They must be fever free without the use of medications for 24 hours.
  • If a child has 2 or more primary symptoms, they must stay home for 5 days or obtain a negative covid test before returning to school. (symptoms must also be significantly improved before returning). Rapid tests are accepted. We can give the family rapid tests to do at home.
  • If a child has vomiting or diarrhea, they must stay home until symptom free for a full 48 hours.
  • Students who test positive for Covid will need to isolate for 5 days and wear a mask and eat separately on days 6-10.
  • Students are NOT required to quarantine for exposure. If they have a family member who is positive, we recommend testing but it is not required. They may come to school. If they develop symptoms, we send them home and ask them to test.

Highland heroes Blood and Marrow Drive!

We are hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross and a marrow drive with the Be the Match Registry! This event is scheduled to take place May 4th from 1-6 pm in our gymnasium.

Blood donations require a reservation which can be made here: Click here to schedule your donation appointment (there are only a few left!)

If we run out of blood donation appointments you can still be a champion for leukemia warriors by coming and joining the marrow registry!

The Match marrow registry will also be on deck at the event. Joining the bone marrow registry does not require any appointment, just drop by! The process is simple, all you need is a willingness to save a life, be in good health and under 40. A simple cheek swab will add you to the donor registry. To learn more about Be the Match please click here (click).

Character trait for April: Honesty and Trust!

Mrs. Thomas’s book recommendation for honesty and trust is Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin In this book, Ruthie finds a teeny tiny camera on the playground and loves it so much she decides to keep and claim it as her own. Ruthie learns the value of being honest.

Be Well,

Heidi Thomas

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To order click here and use the Highland code of :1016243010261892

Also, You are able to customize your pages now, just log into the tree ring on your computer and edit your kiddos custom pages any way you want!

Note: Custom Pages can now be made on their website. Custom Pages are due By May 10th.