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Highlands 2nd Semester Campus Update

Dear Highlands families,

We are writing to provide you with an update about Highlands Elementary School. First, we want to thank you for your continued support, collaboration, and understanding during the relocation to the Cavalry Hill campus. We know that this transition has not been without its challenges, and we are sorry for the inconvenience it has caused. We also want to thank the teachers, administration, and staff that work tirelessly to provide an education to the Highlands students. Their hard work, dedication, and sacrifice has not gone unnoticed.

Turning to the progress on the Highlands Elementary School building at 2500 Barney Terrace NW, we wanted to share several updates:

  • The new roof was completed in late October.
  • The HVAC system will be replaced throughout the building this spring.
  • Modern UV filtering will be added to the new HVAC units.
  • Restrooms are being updated with new fixtures.
  • Interior and exterior renovations, including painting and landscaping, will begin after other renovations are completed.

These renovations will make Highlands Elementary a better facility to serve our staff and students. At this time, the Highlands Campus remains closed to the public as we work to finish the updates.

To allow time to safely complete all renovations and for continuity of the school year, all day-to-day teaching and learning as well as school operations will continue to take place at the Cavalry Hill campus at 2800 Poplar Ave for the remainder the 2021-22 school year. We will continue to bus any student who needs transportation and after-school activities will stay at Cavalry Hill for this school year.

While we realize that there was a desire to return to the Highlands Campus sooner, students will return to the Highlands Campus for the start of the Fall 2022 semester. We will finish the school year strong and complete the needed renovations at the Highlands Campus. We cannot thank you enough for your role in making 2021-22 a successful school year. We look forward to the 2022-23 school year and the return to the Highlands Elementary School building at 2500 Barney Terrace NW.

Very respectfully,
HCS Administration