𝑆𝑇𝐴𝑅𝑇 𝑂𝐹 𝑆𝐶𝐻𝑂𝑂𝐿: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟏𝟕𝐭𝐡. 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐖𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟓𝐭𝐡. This decision, based on input from the SBHC Calendar Committee and district and school administrators, will provide additional preparation time to ensure we are ready to meet the needs of all students in each of our three instructional models. For more information on these educational options, please visit: Reopening Highlands Schools Here
𝐹𝐴𝐶𝐸 𝐶𝑂𝑉𝐸𝑅𝐼𝑁𝐺𝑆 𝑂𝑁 𝑆𝐶𝐻𝑂𝑂𝐿 𝐵𝑈𝑆𝐸𝑆 𝐴𝑁𝐷 𝐻𝐴𝐿𝐿𝑊𝐴𝑌𝑆 𝐷𝑈𝑅𝐼𝑁𝐺 𝑇𝑅𝐴𝑁𝑆𝐼𝑇𝐼𝑂𝑁𝑆: 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐟𝐟 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐛𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬/𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥. If students do not have a face covering, masks will be provided to them.
In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, schools throughout Florida and the United States are on extended breaks in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. The Florida Department of Education has compiled a list of free resources, offered by state and federal agencies, private companies, and non-profit organizations to help school districts, colleges, educators and families ensure continuity of learning during this time.
All employees of the School Board of Highlands County will partner with students, families, and the community, to prepare our students for a successful future by building a strong foundation for responsible citizenship, preparation for college and careers, and empowerment to achieve personal excellence.
Transforming Today’s Learners into Tomorrow’s Leaders
School Board of Highlands County
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Sebring, FL 33870
Message Center: 863-471-5556
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- Highlands Virtual School Open Enrollment for the 20-21 school year begins May 13, 2020 - August 13, 2020 for grades K-12. Information and application can be found on the Highlands Virtual School website. https://hvs.highlands.k12.fl.us/
- Citizens Advisory Committee Member Application
- SBHC Policy Manual
- 19/20 Board Approved Calendar
- Teachers Assigned Out-of-Field
Except as provided by law, The School Board of Highlands County shall not on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political or religious beliefs, national or ethnic origin, or genetic information, exclude individuals from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity in any employment condition or practice, or be denied equal access to school facilities if the organization is The Boy Scouts of America or other patriotic youth groups.
We have worked with local and state law enforcement as well as with school districts from around the nation to be proactive, and we have made changes to our school safety practices. Videos created with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office will be shown to students in kindergarten through 12th grade during the first week of school.
Because children are at different developmental levels, we have created three separate videos appropriate for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-12.
We want to make sure parents have the opportunity to view these videos prior to school, and our hope is that families will have discussions with children about the importance of following procedures should an emergency arise.
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Phone: (863) 471-5555
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