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Superintendent Letter March 23rd
Posted on 03/23/2020
Superintendent Letter March 23rd Update regarding school closure extension.
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Highlands School Public Health-Related School Closure Plan
Posted on 03/19/2020
Highlands School Public Health-Related School Closure Plan
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Vaccination Information
Posted on 08/08/2019
County partners with VNACJ CHC to offer vaccination clinics.
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Posted on 08/08/2019
Board of Education will afford all students with the necessary school supplies for the up-coming school year 19-20.
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School Safety and Security
Posted on 09/12/2018
Click here to find out more about the recent changes to obtaining access to HES.
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2016-17 School Performance Reports
2016-17 School Performance Reports
Posted on 03/19/2018
New Jersey’s School Performance Reports provide families, educators and the public a picture of overall school performance. The performance reports of
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HES Strategic Planning
Posted on 11/28/2016
Highlands Borough School District's 5 Year Strategic Plan (2014-2019)
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Posted on 10/03/2016
NJ DOE School Self Assessment for Determining HIB Grades
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Digital Backpack
Posted on 09/02/2016
WELCOME to the new H.E.S. Digital Backpack. Each day that there are important handouts sent home with your child, you can also ensure it's arrival to
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Dan Layton

na  A message from the principal 7/22/2019

It is my pleasure to serve as the Highlands Elementary School Principal for a second year. So much   has been accomplished this past year, and I look forward to having the opportunity to continue   moving   Highlands Elementary forward in a direction that promotes student achievement and safety.

Along with the Highlands Board of Education, Dr. Compton and I are so excited to be unveiling the newest additions to our educational plan to provide our students with high quality opportunities in all   content areas. Starting in September 2019, we are proud to announce that we have added to our  programming a 5th and 6th grade English Language Arts and Mathematics based challenge program.   Students in grades 5 and 6 will have an opportunity to be selected to participate in this program   based   on stellar academic performance using multiple 
measures of qualifications. The instructional   model   will be 45 minutes a day in each content area during the 2nd half of their respective ELA and   Math   block of instruction. Our students in grades K-4 will receive push in STEAM based enrichment opportunities integrated within their classroom at the duration of 45 minutes during one of their science periods each week.

Furthermore, we are also proud to announce the adoption of our new Science program titled Exploring Science, as well as our new 6th grade Math program, Big Ideas-Modeling Real Life.  We are also pleased to announce that we are adding 72 new Chromebooks for our students to utilize in grades 4-6.

In addition to our academic commitment, we are equally invested in the safety of our students and school community. We are very pleased to announce the installation of a new security vestibule to help in screening school visitors, as well as additional security cameras to our campus and our Raptor Visitor Sign-in System. 

The faculty and I continue to be so very proud of the hard work of our students, and we look forward to seeing continued growth in their reading and math levels, and even more students who will embrace science, social studies, and the related arts.

We also anticipate another school year of fun family events sponsored by the PTO. I know that the events will surely please all of our families. Your support by joining the PTO goes directly back to your children through activities, events and supplies.

Highlands Elementary School continues to provide a quality education. Pride, Tradition and Excellence are the tenets, which have made Highlands Elementary the best it can be. We are very proud to be a part of its 87-year legacy.

Daniel Layton

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HES School Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Mr. Daniel Layton (Principal)

e-mail = dlayton@hesk6.us

Phone = (732) 872-1476, ext. 11

HES School Anti-Bullying Specialist

Mr. James DiLorenzo (Social Worker)

e-mail = jdilorenzo@hesk6.us

Phone = (732) 872-1476, ext. 16

HES H.I.B. District Policy

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