Principal's Message


Dear Highgrove Families,

As I am writing this letter to you, I hope you are all well and safe.  All of us at Highgrove Elementary School are eager and excited to begin the school year, 2021-2022, with lots of engagement, learning and growing.  Our resilience and courage to face last year’s challenges have made us stronger.  We are now ready to rebound from a challenging school year.  Together we will ensure our scholars receive what they require to be successful.  


The vision of Highgrove Elementary School continues to be the unrelenting focus on high levels of learning for all scholars.  Our vision is to prepare our scholars with a strong academic and character foundation for a successful preschool through high school experience.  In addition, we introduce our scholars to the opportunities afforded by a college and career education.  It endorses a “No Excuses” commitment of every staff member to take ownership of each scholar, their educational achievement, social-emotional skills, and safety.  

RUSD’s 2021-2022 school year will begin on Monday, August 9, 2021 and Highgrove’s school hours will resume to the 2019-2020 schedule, please see the schedule attached.  In regards to health and safety, school districts in CA are awaiting additional guidance from state and local agencies.  Please visit the district website for further information.

This year you will have the opportunity to complete your student(s)’ most current information through the Aeries portal.  Your parent portal account has been or will be created with the email address we have on file.  The portal will open August 4, 2021.  You will find a video with instructions on how to access the portal and complete the information in the email you will receive requesting for you to confirm your student(s)’ data. Please confirm the data as soon as possible.


As the Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors is excited to be here.  My door is always open and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.  I look forward to working with you as a partner to help every scholar at Highgrove meet his/her goals and have a successful school year.


Carolina Michel
HG welcome letter 2021-2022-SPANISH.pdf

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