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Paw Print-March 20th

Paw Print

March 20, 2024


Message From Our Principal


Hello, Highcroft families!  I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing Spring Break next week.  Remember, there is no school for students from Monday, 3/25 – Friday, 3/29.  


Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns.  Have a wonderful rest of your week!


Catherine Shearin, Principal



Spring Pictures/Class Group Pictures
Strawbridge Studios will be here on Thursday April 4th to take both Individual Spring pictures and Class Group photos.  The individual pictures will be a full body shot, no headshot for this round.  Please dress your children from head to toe! Pictures will be sent home several weeks after for you to decide if you would like to purchase.


The Group Class pictures will be a photo of all the students in the class.  In order to receive this class picture, you will need to pay $10 in advance.  Orders can be paid on line or money sent in prior to April 4th

Class group order form:

Movie Night

Mark your calendars for Friday, April 12th.  This will be our next PTA sponsored movie night.  These have been such great opportunities for our families.  More information will be coming soon.  Hope to see you all there!


AM Carpool Safety

Please remember that students should only be dropped off in the morning at the front of the school at one of the colored cones.  Safety patrol and staff will be there to open the door for your child so they can safely exit the vehicle and enter the building.  Students should never be dropped off in the carpool line or from parking spots.  For their safety, we don’t want students navigating through the moving cars.  Parents should practice patience in the carpool line and know that the safety of our students is our number one priority. 




Old (but important) News!


Visitors vs. Volunteers

Please remember there is a difference between a visitor and a volunteer. 

A visitor is someone who comes into the school building for a presentation, watches a student performance, has lunch with a student, or otherwise is not engaged with students.  Visitors do not need to be registered volunteers.

Volunteers are people who come into the school to work with students, support a learning experience, assist with classroom activities, attend field trips, and will work with students other than their own.  Volunteers must be registered with Wake County Schools.  Any parent or family member who is not a registered volunteer will not be admitted to the school/classroom or attend a field trip.  This is for the safety of all of our students and required by WCPSS.

All parents should complete the volunteer registration process so that they are able to come into school or attend field trips on short notice.  Take a few minutes to complete the registration at the link below.  Volunteer Registration is a two step process so remember to check your email after you complete the first part so that the second portion can be completed.  Also, this process must be completed every year

WCPSS Volunteer Registration

Phones, Smartwatches, etc.

If any K-5 student brings a cellphone, smartwatch, or other technology device to school, they will be expected to keep the device(s) in their backpacks during the school day.  These devices are not needed in the classroom and can cause distractions to students.  If a student needs to contact a parent, they can go to the office to call home. 

Parent ID
Please make sure you bring your Photo ID every time you come to come to school.  Our new Visitor Management System requires a photo ID each time you sign in to visit a classroom/lunch and each time you sign in or out your child. 


Please take a few minutes to join the Highcroft PTA.  By joining the PTA you are supporting all of the wonderful things PTA does for our school and for your children.  It’s an easy and inexpensive way to support our school.  You can join electronically at HDES PTA Website


Here Comes the Bus

WCPSS Transportation offers families of students who ride a bus to or from school a service called ‘Here Comes the Bus’.  This allows families to track buses and see how close the buses are to your stop.  HDES no longer utilizes Twitter to announce bus departure times. 


You will need the WCPSS school code (67500) and your student’s ID number to create an account.  Use the link below for specific instructions on downloading and utilizing the app.



-Visit the HDE Website for more details -

-Follow us on Twitter @HighcroftDrive

-Text Reminders: text the message YES to 67587