Dear HPJH Families,
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new principal of Highland Park Junior High. I
am excited to be joining this school community. On behalf of the staff at Highland Park Junior High, I would
like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new and returning students and families for the 2016 – 2017
school year. Teachers and staff have been busy working hard to ensure that it will be a great year for everyone!
We have many clubs, groups and sports teams and we’d love to have as much participation as possible. Please
encourage your child to get involved right away with all we have to offer. We also want as much parent
involvement as possible! Volunteers are a very important part of our school community.
We offer a supervised lunch hour if your child chooses to stay at school for lunch. Students will eat in the
Family Studies room from 12:00 – 12:20. At 12:20 they will go outside with supervision on school property. If
it is raining or very cold, students will remain supervised indoors. Please be aware that we can only provide
supervision to your child while on school property.
In addition to our school website, we’ll keep you updated with what’s going on at school with a monthly
newsletter. The first one will be going home the third week of September. This month we will be sending
home a paper copy, but will email the upcoming months unless you request paper copies. If you have any
community news or events that you would like put in our newsletter, please email it to me by the end of the
month. All newsletters, upcoming events and important dates will be posted on our website. Please be sure
to visit the school and teacher websites on a regular basis.
The best way that we can support your child is to have open communication with a shared partnership
committed to their success as a learner and a citizen. Any time you have a question or concern, please do not
hesitate to call.
We look forward to working with you over the upcoming school year and wish everyone all the very best!