Aug 29

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Principal’s Message

Welcome Back to the 2020-21 school year! I would like to extend a special welcome to all of the new families joining An Achievable Dream Certified Academy at Highland Springs Elementary School  and welcome back all of our returning families as well! Our goal at AADCA@HSES is to work together to provide our students with a rich learning environment. My vision, as the principal, is to ALWAYS put kids first! My belief is that all students can learn, even in a virtual environment. During our summer intersession,  our teachers began discovering how each child learns which will guide them as they differentiate  instruction to support diverse learning styles. In a collaborative effort between school and home, we want children to thrive in all ways possible. My hope is that all children will LOVE school!  Our staff will nurture a learning environment that is positive, safe, warm, caring, as well as a fun place to learn and grow.  

Student success can be attributed to the partnerships and the relationships we build within our community.  These connections with our families and the community are MORE  important now than ever. It truly does take a village and at AADCA@HSES, we value teamwork and collaboration! Education is a joint venture and the Dream Team staff greatly appreciates the support you provide for your child(ren) at home and during school times to help them meet their learning goals.  

Although this year looks different than any other year, we are dedicated to providing your child(ren) a memorable, interactive, engaging distance learning experience. Now more than ever it is so important to connect with one another and our community.  Although it looks different now, we will continue to embed program components that mirror our typical school day such as Morning Program, Social Rotations, small group instruction, extend day and much more.

In closing, I invite you to fully embrace these moments and urge you to become familiar with and involved in our total virtual school program. Establishing routines such as reading nightly and creating a schoolwork-friendly location will encourage your child to excel.  With your support and cooperation, I have great expectations for what our students can accomplish this year. We are ready to embrace our theme:  DREAMERS, Going the Distance!!


Dr. Tolliver


Here are a few links that can assist with enhancing distance learning. 

Grade Level General Schedules:

Pre-Kindergarten – https://tinyurl.com/AADCAHSESPK

Kindergarten – https://tinyurl.com/AADCAHSESKg

1st Grade –  https://tinyurl.com/AADCAHSES1st

2nd Grade – https://tinyurl.com/AADCAHSES2nd

3rd Grade – https://tinyurl.com/AADCAHSES3rd

4th Grade – https://tinyurl.com/AADCAHSES4th

5th Grade – https://tinyurl.com/AADCAHSES5th

AIS/FIS – SAMPLE Elementary IS virtual schedule

HCPS Online Support for Families

HCPS Digital Learning Resources for Elementary Families

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