The FCC announced that on May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit. "In less than two weeks, we will have a new way for disconnected Americans to access the internet to carry out their day-to-day life, so they can reach the virtual classroom, take advantage of telehealth, and seek new employment opportunities." Click for more information.
the HHS Music Department will present the musical Wonderland High—the story of a high school that is anything but ordinary—as a digital production premiering on Friday, May 14. You can purchase tickets for the virtual play, which will be accessible for viewing for 48 hours, by clicking the title in the story and reading more.
Absentee ballots are available for eligible voters who are unable to vote at the polls on May 18th. New York State has also recently amended the allowable reasons for casting an absentee ballot in school district elections to include concerns over contracting COVID-19. This reason may be selected by checking” temporary illness” option on the absentee application, which can be downloaded here Absentee Ballot Application.pdf.
In February, we asked our parents, students, and staff to participate in a climate and culture survey to help us measure our efforts surrounding equity and inclusion. We are committed to making our schools welcoming to all, and the opinions collected will be used to help shape future decisions. The confidential survey was administered to students in Grades 3-12. The results of the survey have been compiled by our vendor, Panorama Education.Please review the results here.
Highland High School is proud to announce that Stephanie Klein has been named the 2021 valedictorian and Dana Georghiou has been named this year’s salutatorian. Rounding out the Top Ten for the Class of 2021 are Meghan Podolski, Rupika Talagadadeevi, Gabriella Martinez, Paige Tomanocy, Adrianna Scalo, Melanie Childs, Jordan Fatone-Ingenio, and Simon Meisel.
We had a great first week of having all our hybrid students back in our buildings together for four days! Sometimes it seems hard to believe that we have been living in a world with COVID-19 for more than a year now. We are so thankful to our students, faculty & staff, and our community at-large for understanding the importance of making safe decisions. It is because of this collective effort that we were able to keep our buildings open for hybrid learning since October with minimal interruptions. The choices that our families and individuals in our community make play a large role in our ability to keep our buildings open. For us to remain successful in this endeavor, now, more than ever, we must continue to put others first, make hard decisions, hold ourselves accountable, and model our uncompromising commitment to public health. Please join with us to commit to the Husky Promise to follow the guidelines necessary to keep you and those you love safe and healthy and our schools open. Remember, our pack sticks together. #PackProud
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