Dogs on School Property

Please do not bring your dogs on to school property at school entry and dismissal times. Our school yard is a very crowded and busy place. Even if pets are on a leash, injuries may happen. Some of our students are very fearful of dogs, and become quite anxious. We also have students who are […]

safeTALK training available for WRDSB parents & guardians

As part of our system goals to supporting student & staff wellness, we are pleased to offer safeTALK training for parents/guardians of the WRDSB. What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a three-hour alertness workshop that prepares participants, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper. What are the goals and objectives of […]

Have your say in the 2016-17 School Year Budget!

How can you give input? Appear as a delegation at the June 15, 2016, Special Committee of the Whole Meeting. If you would like to appear as a delegation, you must register with the Manager of Corporate Services by noon on Thursday, June 9, 2016. More information on delegation procedures and how to register is […]

Become Familiar with our Severe Weather Procedure

As the cold weather arrives, it’s important for everyone to be familiar with our Severe Weather Conditions procedure. There are some changes to the procedure for the 2015-16 school year: Frigid Temperatures: Schools will NOT automatically be closed when temperatures reach -35C or colder with wind-chill. While buses will not operate, the decision to close schools […]

Attendance Line Reminder

Just a reminder to call the attendance line (519-570-8087 x 3384#) if your child is going to be away.  Please do not call the teachers mailbox to leave the message as they do not always get a chance to check before school starts, and we will have to call you anyway.  We start making calls […]

Peanut/Nut Safe School

Peanut/Nut Safe School We appreciate your co-operation in ensuring your children do not bring nut or peanut products in their lunches/snacks. We have children at Highland who experience anaphylactic reactions which are life threatening.  Thank you.

Dismissal Reminder

Please be sure to talk with your children about after school dismissal procedures.  They should know who they are meeting and where they are to meet them.  It helps to make sure the students are safe at the end of the day, and it helps staff direct them on where to go.  We appreciate your […]

WOW Butter

A substitute peanut butter product is being marketed to consumers as a safe alternative for children to bring to schools in place of peanut butter. The Waterloo Region District School Board asks that parents refrain from including these kinds of products in your child’s lunches or snacks. These products tend to look, taste, and smell […]

Highland Has A Kiss N’ Ride!

Highland Public School is pleased to announce that we have been approved for a Kiss N’ Ride Program.  This is to alleviate the parking, drop off and safety concerns that we have had in our parking lot and at the front of the school.  Parents are asked to not park in the parking lot, but […]

Safe Welcome Program

The school board mandated Safe Welcome Program will start at Highland on May 5th.  All exterior doors will be locked.  Visitors to the school will use the intercom system at the front door to request entrance into the school.  Extended day program parents will use the intercom at the extended day program entrance before and […]

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