To protect our students and staff, we ask that all Highland Elementary School parents, guests and visitors use the following procedures during the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
- Enter the school only by the front doors.
- Sign the visitor's log, present identification if necessary, and obtain a pass before visiting halls or classrooms.
- Limit escorting your child to their classroom unless you need to communicate with a staff member. Independence is an important skill in elementary school
Please note that the outside doors will be locked at all times during the school day and after the tardy bell rings each morning. Students and staff can exit through all outside doors, but entry will not be possible.
Students are to proceed home after school in their planned manner unless advanced written permission is provided to the teacher and office staff by the parent/guardian. This includes riding the bus to a friend's house after school. Calling school after 12:00 p.m. for an early release or dismissal change is very difficult to accommodate. Please make every effort to call the main office (763-528-4400) by 12:00 p.m. with any change to after-school pick-up, busing, walking, or Adventure Club. Students will not be taken off a school bus if you arrive unannounced to pick up a student(s) at dismissal. Classes and teachers will NOT be interrupted after 1:30 p.m.
We realize that these security procedures may be somewhat inconvenient for parents, students, and staff. However, it is necessary for us to take special precautions to protect our children.