NEWLY ACCEPTED FAMILIES
Welcome to The Highlands! We are thrilled that you have chosen to be a part of our school community. Below are a few items that we hope will help you in preparing for your child’s first day at The Highlands.
Create a ParentsWeb Login
The first step to be able to complete enrollment is to create a ParentsWeb account. This is different from the online application account. Follow these steps to set up your account:
•Go to www.renweb.com.
•Select “Logins” from the menu bar and “ParentsWeb Login” from the drop-down menu.
•Select create “New ParentsWeb Account”.
•Enter TH-TX into the district code field.
•Enter in the email field your email address as provided in your application to the school.
•Click the create account button.
•You will receive an email from RenWeb customer support containing a link that will allow you to create your username and password. For security purposes the link will remain active for 6 hours.
•Click on the link in your email. A change/create password screen will open. You may use the default username provided, or create a new username.
•Click on the save username and/or password button.
Completing the Enrollment Process
Once you have created a ParentsWeb account, you will log in. You will select “Family Information” and “Enrollment/Re-enrollment." You will then complete the online enrollment for your child. Once you have completed the online enrollment, you submit a FACTS payment plan contract and may a full or your first payment. Payment details are located in your online enrollment contract. Students must be fully enrolled and tuition up to date in order to begin attending class.
ParentsWeb is your virtual portal to the school. It contains a list of resource documents, including the parent-student handbook, the current academic calendar, permission slips, and much more. ParentsWeb also houses information about summer reading, links to MBS Direct Textbook lists, the back to school information packet, etc. You may also view your family’s billing information, your child’s class schedule, grades, homework, progress notes, teacher contact information, and more. Please note that ParentsWeb also houses the school directory, which includes contact information for The Highland families and school staff.
Uniforms can be purchased from a Parker Uniforms store in the metroplex, or ordered online. The The Highlands dress code outlines appropriate dress by grade level and gender. There is also used uniform sale each year. Information about the sale will be communicated to parents via email during the summer months. You may purchase shoes from any store, provided that they comply with the dress code. For some PreK students, the Parker Uniform PE shorts/pants are too big. You may purchase similar shorts elsewhere, but they must not have logos. All ties for high school are purchased from our front office for $10 each.
Your child may bring a lunch, or may purchase a lunch from our dining service, Twelve Oaks Catering. For more information, please view the Twelve Oaks welcome letter and download a sample pre-order menu.
School supplies are included in the tuition rates for the Lower School (PreK-5th). Middle School students must purchase the supplies listed on the supply list provided in the online back to school information packet. High School students do not have a supply list, but will purchase the supplies required by each teacher. Backpacks on wheels are not permitted unless needed, and backpacks may not have characters/people on them. Patterns and colors are permitted.
Book lists are made available each summer in the online back to school information packet. Books can be ordered online through MBS Direct, and once on the MBS Direct website, you will select your child’s grade level to find a list of required books. High School and Middle School students will select their classes in order to see a list of books specific to their schedules. A summer reading list will also be made available for each grade during the late spring/early summer.
Pick up/Drop off and Carpool
Your online back to school information packet includes a carpool map and detailed information about pick up and drop off times. This can be referenced by logging in to ParentsWeb.
Afterschool Care and Programs
Information on Afterschool Care and other programs is available on the website under Academics. There you will find all enrollment forms and information to help your child be engaged in the opportunities available to them at The Highlands.
Parent Involvement and Volunteer Hours
We enthusiastically welcome parent involvement, and ask each family to contribute 40 service hours per year to the school. As a The Highlands parent, you are automatically a member of Parents Club, which has 14 committees charged with organizing various school activities and programming throughout the year. There are many opportunities to lead or contribute within these committees. The THS Weekly, a school newsletter sent out each Friday, includes a wealth of information and news related to the school, as well as opportunities to contribute your time and talents. You may also access information for parents about upcoming events and opportunities by visiting family life and volunteer opportunities on the campus life page of our website. Service hours are logged in ParentsWeb under the same page.