Principal's Message

23 24 Principal Deaver

Dear Highgrove Families,

It is with incredible joy and honor to announce to you that I have been named as Highgrove Elementary’s new principal! These past three years as an assistant principal have been a wonderful experience for me and I am looking forward to a new leadership role for the 2023-2024 school year.

Highgrove is a special place and I am confident that our team will continue to be a model of excellence. We will continue to build upon the high standards and expectations that have already been evident and so successful for our scholars. Our mission is still to serve the whole child, with a focus on building 21st century skills in order for ALL scholars to be productive and world ready citizens. 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.  You will find our Parent Handbook on the Highgrove website,

School attendance is of the utmost importance for our scholars’ academic and social-emotional development and success.  We appreciate your commitment to teaching and modeling to your child the importance of attending school every day and on time. 

RUSD’s 2023-2024 school year will begin on Monday, August 14, 2023 and our gates open at 7:40am. Instruction begins at 8:10am  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.  You will find 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 and provide us with a copy of the emergency contact page with your signature on this first day of school.

Our commitment is to partner with our families to make this school year successful for every scholar and their families. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.


Dean Deaver, principal

2023-2024 Bell Schedule

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