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Highlands Elementary

Join Highlands staff and other parents for Coffee & Conversation on Thursday, February 27th at 8:40am as we discuss technology in school and the upcoming state testing.

Local Improvement Networks report 2020

Renton Innovation Zone (RIZ) is a commitment by Renton School District to extend our efforts and offer services to families beyond the school day. But we knew we can't do it alone. We've entered into the strategy of Local Improvement Networks (LIN) which brings together our schools in a coherent fashion to improve student outcomes, and create partnerships between schools, families, community leaders, and community-based organizations.

Local Improvement Networks bring together district leaders, school teams, and community partners to improve early learning and elementary outcomes for students of color. The groups work together to better prepare children for kindergarten, ensure more students are proficient in early grade math, and strengthen the social and emotional learning of our youngest learners.

Read the recent Local Improvement Network reportPDF download which highlights lessons learned from year one of the first Local Improvement Network pilot in Renton and tells the story of how this work began at Lakeridge Elementary School.

Kindergarten girl thumbs up

Registration for new kindergarten students began in January 2020. Parents of eligible students can visit their neighborhood school to pick-up a registration packet. A child must be five years old by August 31, 2020 to be eligible for kindergarten enrollment.

Parents can fill out the necessary paperwork and register their child now. Tours of schools and meetings with teachers will be conducted in mid-April during the “Ready for Kindergarten” events being held at each school where staff will share expectations for students as they enter kindergarten and provide families with some fun activities to help ensure that your child is prepared.

We offer free full‐day Kindergarten programs in all our elementary schools. Kindergartners attend school on the same schedule as students in grades 1-5:

  • Core curriculum of reading; writing; mathematics; science; social studies; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); and additional experiences in art, music, PE
  • Transportation is provided to students on an established bus route

Click here to find out more and register now for kindergarten spots in the 2020-2021 school year!