May 18th, 2020
Dear Highland Prep,
I hope this letter finds each of you well. We are in our final week of the school year. This has been a challenging year for everyone in our learning community. Although none of us would ask for a Pandemic to test our strength and character, it has nevertheless been revealing. There are so many examples of students, staff, teachers, parents and community members working hard to support each other that it would be tough to find one that is representative of all. This crisis has tested America’s ability to survive, and hopefully soon, our ability to thrive as we get ready to rebound.
It is heartening to know that HP’s students, families, and our education team have been able to creatively work through the myriad challenges we’ve faced this fourth quarter of the school year. The education team worked through spring break in preparation to provide the very best educational programming we could deliver – remotely. While nothing is ever perfect, HP’s learning community rallied to transition rather seamlessly to online instruction and learning with a high level of success.
HP’s students have worked hard to finish their classes. They have participated in regular Zoom sessions, group activities, watched videos, worked on virtual labs, and anything else asked of them in each of their respective courses. We are so proud of our students as they continue to strive toward their goals. Our students have struggled through adversity, have found their resolve, and are forever changed, having overcome these challenges.
On Monday, August 3rd HP will begin its first day of the 2020 – 2021 school year. While we do anticipate resuming our traditional, in-person classes, we have been working hard to ensure that we are also able to offer a hybrid instructional approach. This planning has been in response to state and local mandates for social distancing. Although less likely, but if necessary, HP will also be ready to begin the school year fully online. Whichever approach is called for, our learning community can count on HP providing the very best educational programming possible, under the circumstances.
We are happy to announce that our Student Council Officer Election Results are in! With the most competitive field in Highland Prep history, with over 30 students showing interest in being a Student Council officer, your 2020-2021 HP Student Council Officers are: President Tiffani Mapp, Vice President Seth Nevers, Treasurer Laila Nassif, Secretary Kendal Matthews and Historian Sam Avezov! A big thank you to all students that applied! Student Council class representative elections will be held when we return to school in the fall!
Please continue to reach out for support and encouragement when you need it. HP’s School Office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Administration and Staff are also available to our families through email, social media updates, and by telephone. On behalf of HP’s education team, please know that it has truly been an honor. I hope that you all have an enjoyable summer.
Jack Bagley, M.Ed
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- 04/13/2020 Letter from the Principal
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- 03/31/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 03/30/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 03/26/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 03/20/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 03/13/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 03/12/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 02/27/2020 Letter from the Principal
Modified Class Meeting Times
HP will have a regular online schedule for each of our classes. Classes will be in session each weekday, Monday – Friday. We will follow our same first through fourth period schedule with each class lasting 45 minutes.
- 1st period 8:00-8:45am
- 2nd period 9:00-9:45am
- 3rd period 10:00-10:45am
- 4th period 11:00-11:45am
The return to our modified class schedule will provide a routine structure for our students to meet virtually, have class discussions, and coordinate on various projects and assignments.
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