HIGHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

Highland MS


Welcome to the Highland Middle School website.
As part of the Toronto District School Board, we value: 

  • Respect for oneself, others and the environment.
  •  A strong public education system;
  • Students, Families and Community partnerships celebrating the uniqueness and diversity of all;
  • The commitment, experience, talents and skills of our staff;
  • Equal Access and Opportunities to accomplish positive outcomes for ALL students, 21st Century Global Competencies, Inquiry/Project-Based Learning especially in our Academy groupings once per cycle; and
  • Learning spaces that are caring and safe, positive and respectful.

Click on the menu items to find out more about Highland Middle School.

Our Extra Help and Extra-curricular Activities schedules are now available.  Click on the Newsletters, Publications & Announcements tab on the left-hand side to find these documents.  As well, a Teacher Index is available which shows what grades and subjects a teacher teaches, along with a room number for the teacher.

NEW!!! ONLINE BOOKINGS FOR PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS

Highland MS is excited to announce the new online booking system for Parent-Teacher interviews this year.

Parent-Teacher Interviews are a good opportunity for parents to meet with teachers in person and to discuss the student's progress. Progress Reports will be sent home on Monday, November 11, 2019 and parents can meet with teachers on Thursday, November 14, 2019 evening and Friday, November 15 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Please use the On-Line Booking System to book appointments for your Parent-Teacher Interviews. The system is open for booking on Monday, November 11, 2019.

Attached you will find the user instructions for using the On-Line Booking System. The School Access Code is required to create accounts and it can be found on the email that was sent home regarding Parent-Teacher Interviews. You must also know the names of your child's teachers in order to make the appointments. They can be found on your child's timetable.

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHTS

To help you make an informed decision when choosing a high school, TDSB schools host information nights for parents and grade 8 students each year between October and January. Learn everything you need to know about our incredible variety of schools, programs and courses. The dates and times for all High School Information Nights are available online at

TDSB High School Open Houses and Information Nights

OTTAWA GRADUATION TRIP JUNE 17-19, 2019

OTTAWA GRADUATION TRIP       

 

STUDENT ABSENCES OR LATES

Reminder to call school if your child will be late or absent

One measure of keeping our students safe is to ensure we can account for any absences or reasons for being late to school. We would like to remind you that if your child is going to be absent or late for any reason, we ask that you contact the school immediately and report the reason for the absence. If we are not informed about the absence, we will make attempts to contact you through our automated call-out system to determine the reason for the absence. To find out how this automated system works please visit http://www.tdsb.on.ca/HighSchool/CaringSafeSchools/SafeArrivalProgram.aspx

Please let the office know by calling the school if your contact information, including phone number, changes at any time throughout the school year.

Thank you for your continued cooperation to keep your children safe and accounted for.

 

 

 

 

MORNING STUDENT DROP OFF

Keeping Kids Safe: Drivers are reminded to do their part to keep children safe when dropping off to school. Please follow these tips:

NEVER stop in front of the school to drop off your child; instead, drive into the school parking lot to drop off your child


We encourage drivers to continue through the parking lot, towards the exit, before letting their kids off. This will help ease congestion.

Pull forward as much as possible before letting your child out of the car; this allows for flow of traffic in and out of the parking lot

DO NOT stop your car at the first building entrance to drop your child off! This backs up traffic on the street as other cars cannot enter.

Note: The parking is one-way only. The entrance is located on the west end of the lot and the exit is located on the east end.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


LUNCH DROP-OFF PROCEDURE

                    

This is a friendly reminder for anyone who is dropping off a lunch for a student at Highland. Please use the front visitor entrance that faces Cliffwood Rd. (by the flagpole) and leave the lunch at the round table just outside the main office. We ask that you remind your child to check the table if he/she does not have a lunch.