Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What are The Heights Community School's hours:

    The Heights school day is from 7:30am to 2:00pm. Office Hours are 7:15am to 3:00pm.

    Can I Visit The Heights?

    Families are always welcomed to visit their child's classroom.  Please contact your child's teacher in advance if possible.  When you arrive please sign in at the main office.

    To arrange for a tour, please call us at (651)293-8815 and let the office know you are interested in touring the school.

    Does The Heights have a safety patrol?

    There are crossing patrols on the corners of Hazel and Clear.

    Patrols are on their corners from 7:05-7:15 am and 2:00-2:10 pm. If the wind chill is -10 below zero or there is lightning present, then patrols will not be available.

    Is All-Day Kindergarten Available at The Heights?

    Yes, All-Day Kindergarten can be found at The Heights.

    The Heights is fortunate to have three district-sponsored all-day kindergarten classrooms.  All-day kindergarten is beneficial for both our students and parents.  Kindergarteners get even more exposure to others their own age in a nurturing environment and leave better-prepared for 1st grade. 

    Is Breakfast Offered at The Heights?

    Breakfast To Go is offered every morning from 7:15-7:30 am and is free for all students.

    It's often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we encourage all of our students to start the day off with a healthy meal, be it at home or at school. Students eat breakfast in their classroom.

    How can I participate/volunteer at The Heights?

    PTA

    A Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) is active at The Heights Community School.  Parents are encouraged to attend and give input regarding The Heights SCIP at all PTA meetings. The Title I and PTA budgets are discussed at the March and April PTA meetings. Please contact the parent liaison, check the school calendar on the website (spps.org/heights), and look for the monthly email with the newsletter and updatedfor more information.

    Family Nights

    Through the course of the year, The Heights Community School provides many opportunities for parents, students and staff to come together over food, academic activities and conversation.  Please check the school calendar or website (heights.spps.org) for information regarding these events.

    Translated flyers, interpreters, child care and transportation will be provided as needed. Contact Julie Wellman for more information.

    Family Engagement

    Parents are welcome at The Heights at any time. Families are encouraged to engage at The Heights throughout the year in a variety of ways:

    1. Volunteer (PTA, library, classroom, field trips, family events, etc)
    2. Participate and/or observe in your child’s class
    3. Communicate with your child’s teacher

    Chaperones for Field Trips

    Parents who want to go on field trips will need to have an approved background check to chaperone. Background checks require a completed background check form and $15 cash submitted to the school. Please allow 2 weeks for processing. The background check is good for one year.

    Parents volunteering in supervised classrooms, library, lunchroom, family events, etc. do not need a background check.

    Is School Closed?

    If you are wondering if school is closed or delayed due to inclement weather, you can find your answer in one of several ways.

    1. The Saint Paul Public Schools website. www.spps.org
    2. Through blackboard connect. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date through Campus Parent.
    3. On local radio (WCCO AM 830 is suggested).
    4. On local television.