Please consider participating in one of our HCSD Climate & Culture/Racial Equity Parent Focus Groups, facilitated by Dr. Gess LeBlanc. Approximately 6-8 District parents/guardians/caregivers will be selected to participate in small, diverse group discussions based on building. The meetings will be held via Zoom (a link will be sent to participants in advance).
Discussions will be scheduled from 6 - 7 p.m. on the following:
Tues., Sept. 29, Highland Middle School Group
Tues., Oct. 6, Highland High School Group
The focus groups are designed to provide anecdotal data to help us prioritize and frame our climate & culture/racial equity work. Small groups will allow all participants to voice their experiences and perspectives. District administrators will not participate in the meetings and all feedback will be anonymously collected. This will be a first in a series of focus groups that will be held throughout the year. If you are not selected for the first group, we will alert you about opportunities as the year progresses.
If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Carly Jacobsen, email@example.com or call 845.691.1014
Animal Dance Party
Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson can’t wait to meet you and your girl at the Animal Dance Party! It’s going to be held virtually from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on September 18, 2020 and September 22, 2020. The event is free and open to all local girls in kindergarten through third grade—the more the merrier!
For more information visit: bit.ly/321zldA.
Curbside Crafts at the Highland Public Library
Curbside: How to draw Wonder Woman Kit
Registration is required. How to draw wonder woman kits are available to be picked up through our curbside service and is available all week long until Saturday September 5. There are only 24 kits available for the week. The kit includes only the how to instructions. Please call the library at 845-691-2275 and schedule a pick up time.
Curbside: Tiger Paper Bag Craft Kit
Registration is required. Tiger Paper Bag Craft Kits are available to be picked up through our curbside service and is available all week long until Saturday September 19. There are only 24 kits available for the week. Age limit: 8-13. The kit includes templates, cardboard roll and instructions. Please call the library at 845-691-2275 and schedule a pick up time.
Voting options for Ulster
• You may vote on Election Day, Tuesday November 3, 2020. All poll sites are open.
• You may Early Vote on October 24, 2020 through November 1, 2020.
• You may apply and vote by absentee ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election.
Absentee voting or voting by mail
You may apply by mail, fax, or online, or call the Ulster County Board of Elections at 845.334.5470.
The online portal can be reached at: https://absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov/
Voter Search Screen for Absentee Ballot Request Voter Search for Absentee Ballot Request. To use this application to request an absentee ballot for the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election you must be a registered voter in New York State. absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov.
During these difficult and uncertain times, I have been trying to spend the last few weeks on what I like to call “Pops of Positivity”. Since I cannot keep you posted on events that are going on, and many of us have been feeling disconnected without these events I think it important to focus on the good, even more than ever. Each week in my column, I’ve been trying to highlight any story from our wonderful community that highlights little moments, or Pops!, of positivity when so much negative is surrounding us. If you have a “Pop of Positivity!” you would like to share during quarantine, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-706-9582.