Use your cell phone as a hotspot:


Good evening Highland families,

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I want to share some updates with you after Governor DeWine's press conference today along with technology and food service updates.

First, with the governor's "Stay at home" orders, educational entities do not fall under this guideline.  However, we will continue to evaluate how we prepare and distribute the lunches each day.  It is very important for us to continue to provide everything we can for the Highland students but we must also ensure the safety of the staff working every day.  I want to take a moment to express how grateful I am to have such an amazing and caring kitchen, transportation and custodial staff.  Their commitment to our community and students is top notch and second to none.  We are truly blessed at Highland. 

Second, If you were not able to pick up your chromebook on Thursday please do so tomorrow between 8am - 2pm.  Based on the fluidity of the coronavirus situation and the governor's daily announcements, I am not sure how much longer we will be able to have someone in the building to sign one out to you.  Also, we received word from Verizon that we are about two weeks out from receiving our hot spots.  Unfortunately, many k-12 school districts, colleges and universities are also requesting these orders and they can not keep up with the demand.  I know this is not a great situation but we have to make due with what we have available.  The teachers are doing an amazing job and will work with each individual student based on their needs and availability of a device and wifi.  The students are always able to log on to the district network from the parking lot if necessary.  Like I said, this is not ideal but we must work with what we have available.  Also, if your child is having difficulty logging on to the chromebook for the first time, we have a link at the top of the district website titled Home Instruction Resources.  Here are some possible fixes:

If the device says locked

Make sure it is connected to your WIFI.  Settings had to be changed to allow use off school grounds.  They will get the new settings after a connection. If it is still locked, the school will need the serial number to verify the settings. 

Login problems 

Depending on what building the Chromebook came from, there will be a different login flow.  Younger students use clever badges.  If you have an older student trying to sign into a Chromebook setup for clever badges, they must click sign in with a different account, not next. 

Finally, if you have any health related questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our district nurses: Eric Carpenter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Logan Adams: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  As always, if you have any questions, please give your child's school a call and reach out to their teacher.  Have a wonderful evening.


Thank you,

Nate Huffman