Our Mission: By uniting stakeholders, we will prepare our students to be college and career ready, empower our students to achieve personal excellence, and foster citizens.
Phone: 863-471-5437
School Hours Students: 8:10 - 3:10 PM Staff: 7:40 - 3:10 PM Office: 7:30 - 4:00 PM
All visitors must check in at the school office for a visitor's pass
Fax: 863-314-5245
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COVID-19 UPDATE 03-17-20

This is Superintendent Brenda Longshore with an important update on the school district response to COVID-19.

STUDENTS RETURN TO CLASSROOMS POSTPONED THROUGH APRIL 15

Late this afternoon Governor DeSantis announced that students will not return to their school campuses through April 15th, 2020. This return date will be assessed by the Governor and Commissioner of Education as we move closer to that date.

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION BEGINS MONDAY MARCH 30

Beginning March 30th we will be utilizing virtual learning for the delivery of instruction in Highlands County schools. We have a plan in place as well as mechanisms for delivery. Some aspects are in the final stages of development, however detailed information can be found here:

*** Instructional Continuity Plan - Virtual Learning ***

STATE ASSESSMENTS CANCELLED

Per the direction of Governor DeSantis and Commissioner Corcoran, all Florida state assessments are cancelled for the current school year.

SCHOOL RELATED EVENTS CANCELLED

All school-related extra-curricular events are cancelled through Wednesday, April 15th.

This is a rapidly changing situation across the state and I thank you for your patience. We will share information as soon as we receive it and we will keep you informed as new K-12 education directives are given by the Governor and Commissioner of Education.

Superintendent Brenda Longshore

For up to date information on school closings please refer to the School Board of Highlands County’s Facebook page or the District webpage.

Student Meal Information:

** Updated Meal Menus **

MEAL UPDATE: The guidelines we must follow for no-cost meal distribution have changed, please read carefully. If you ARE NOT ABLE to have your child with you to pick up meals, a process is now in place which will allow you to REGISTER FOR MEAL PICK UP so you may do so without your child present.

Please contact our food services department at 863-471-5676 and they will walk you through the process. You can also email thompsot@highlands.k12.fl.us or cloudw@highlands.k12.fl.us for more information.

Remember- no-cost meals can be picked up between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm at any of our school campuses Monday through Friday. You do not need to go to the school your child attends. Pick up is through drive-through or walk-up service and is free for any child 18 and under.

No cost meals

Virtual learning begins March 30th.

In the wake of the Coronavirus, businesses are offering many free resources for students.

Because instruction will be home based for now, several companies have opened up their wifi free. Here are some resources that are available:

  • Comcast- 60 Days free internet. Click here for more info.
  • Spectrum- free internet
    • Spectrum is offering households with college students or K-12 students who have no Internet or low Internet speeds. Please call 844-488-8395 to get started.

Xfinity Wifi- Click here and see if there are open hotspots near you.

PC's for People - People is offering high speed 4G LTE internet service starting at $15.00 per month.