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Highland Park High School

Topeka Public Schools

Achieving Excellence

  • Mr. Buckendorff
    John Buckendorff
    Principal

    Juli Watson
    Juli Watson
    Associate Principal

    Leosha Giardina
    Leosha Giardina
    Assistant Principal, Division 1

    Ms. Norbury
    Kerry Norbury
    Assistant Principal, Division 2

    Phone: 785-274-6000

    School Hours: 7:55-3 p.m.

Welcome

  • Principal's Message:  

    Highland Park High School has been a historical fixture within the Topeka community for decades. With graduates such as astronaut Ron Evans, biochemist Dr. Julius Rebek, Jr., Olympic wrestler Melvin Douglas, and a host of exemplary business people, coaches, educators, and others, our students have many role models to inspire them to “get there from here.” Supported by a School Improvement Grant, we are highly optimistic about our future. Our goals include improved assessment scores, improved community relationships, an enhanced curriculum, and the empowerment of students to utilize their academic resources and achieve their potential. We are creating a culture of success one day, one step, and one student at a time.

    Mission Statement

    Our mission at Highland Park is to empower resilient critical thinkers who will find fulfillment in contributing mindfully to a dynamic society.

COVID Info

  • HPHS Reopening Plan

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  • As we begin the 2020-2021 school year during the outbreak of a worldwide pandemic, we have established plans and protocols to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 to students and staff while in school buildings, including distance learning, staggered attendance, social distancing in classes and hallways, mask wearing, and other precautionary measures.

     

    To aid the school and community in fighting the spread of COVID-19, please read and adhere to the following DO’s and DON’Ts.

     

    • DO NOT attend in-person instruction if the student or anyone in the household has tested positive for COVID-19 or is exhibiting any of the following symptoms:



      • Fever or chills;
      • Cough;
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;
      • Fatigue;
      • Muscle or body aches;
      • Headache;
      • New loss of taste or smell;
      • Sore throat;
      • Congestion or runny nose;
      • Nausea or vomiting; and/or
      • Diarrhea.

     

    • DO contact the Shawnee County Health Department testing appointment line at (785) 251-4949 for free testing for anyone with 2 or more of the above-listed symptoms.

     

    • DO wash your hands often.
      • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
      • It’s especially important to wash:
        • Before eating food;
        • Before touching your face;
        • After using the restroom;
        • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; and/or
        • After handling your cloth face covering.

     

    • DO NOT touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

     

    • DO cover coughs and sneezes
      • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
      • Throw used tissues in the trash.
      • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

     

    • DO avoid close contact with others.
      • Put and stay at least 6 feet of distance (about 2 arms’ length) between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
      • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.

     

    • DO cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
      • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick and the cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
      • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
      • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
      • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

    GUÍA DURANTE COVID-19

     

    Al empezar el año 2020-2021 durante el brote de una pandemia mundial, hemos establecido planes y protocolos para reducir el riesgo de exposición del COVID-19 en los estudiantes y el personal mientras están en los edificios escolares, incluyendo el aprendizaje a distancia, la asistencia escalonada, el distanciamiento social en las clases y los pasillos, el uso de tapabocas, y otras medidas preventivas.   

     

    Para ayudar a la escuela y a la comunidad en la lucha contra la propagación del COVID-19, por favor lea y adhiérase a la siguiente lista de LO QUE SE DEBE HACER y de LO QUE NO SE DEBE HACER.

     

     

    • NO asista a la instrucción en persona si el estudiante o cualquier persona en el hogar ha salido positivo para el COVID-19 o está presentando cualquiera de los siguientes síntomas: 

     



      • Fiebre o escalofríos;
      • Tos;
      • Respiración entrecortada o
        dificultad para respirar;
      • Fatiga;
      • Dolores musculares o corporales;
      • Dolores de cabeza;
      • Nueva pérdida del gusto u olfato;
      • Dolor de garganta
      • Congestión o secreción nasal;
      • Náusea o vómito; y/o
      • Diarrea.



     

    • - Contacte al Departamento de Salud del Condado Shawnee (Shawnee County Health Department) llamando al (785) 251-4949 para pruebas gratuitas para cualquiera que presente 2 o más de los síntomas mencionados arriba.  

     

    • - Lávese las manos frecuentemente.
      • Lávese las manos frecuentemente con agua y jabón durante por lo menos 20 segundos. 
      • Es especialmente importante lavárselas:
        • Antes de comer;
        • Antes de tocarse la cara;
        • Después de usar el baño;
        • Después de sonarse, toser, o estornudar; y/o
        • Después de manipular su tapabocas de tela.

     

     

    • NO se toque los ojos, la nariz y la boca sin lavarse las manos.

     

     

    • - Cubra la tos y los estornudos.
      • Siempre cúbrase la boca y la nariz con un pañuelo cuando tosa o estornude, o use la parte interna del codo y no escupa.
      • Tire los pañuelos usados a la basura. 
      • Inmediatamente lávese las manos con agua y jabón durante por lo menos 20 segundos. Si no hay agua y jabón fácilmente disponibles, límpiese las manos con desinfectante de manos que contenga por lo menos 60% de alcohol. 

     

    • - Evite el contacto cercano con otras personas. 
      • Ponga y mantenga por lo menos 6 pies de distancia (aproximadamente 2 brazos de largo) entre usted y las personas que no viven con usted.
      • Recuerde que algunas personas sin síntomas pueden propagar el virus.

     

    • - Cúbrase la boca y la nariz con un tapabocas de tela cuando esté alrededor de otras personas.
      • Usted podría propagar el COVID-19 hacia otros aun si usted no se siente enfermo y el tapabocas de tela tiene por objeto proteger a otras personas en caso de que usted esté infectado.
      • Todos deben usar un tapabocas de tela en sitios públicos y cuando haya gente alrededor quienes no viven en su casa, especialmente cuando otras medidas de distanciamiento social sean difíciles de mantener.
      • No se le debe poner tapabocas de tela a niños menores de 2 años, a cualquier persona que tenga dificultad para respirar, esté inconsciente, incapacitada o de otra forma incapaz de removerse el tapabocas sin ayuda.
      • Continúe manteniendo aproximadamente 6 pies entre usted y los demás. El tapabocas de tela no es un sustituto para el distanciamiento social. 
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