January 2nd, 2021
Dear Harrisburg Middle School Families,
I am writing to share some information that came to light during winter break that will have a big impact on middle school students. On December 23rd, Governor Brown changed the guidance that school districts have been required to follow. Under the old guidance we were required to follow the county metrics and only be able to open our doors to students when the metrics allowed. The change that Governor Brown made on December 23rd now makes these metrics advisory, instead of mandatory. This allows schools to open their doors to students at their own discretion.
On Tuesday, January 5th, I will meet with the superintendent, the other building principals, as well as, other district leaders to determine the earliest possible date we can open our doors to students. Please understand that students are still required to wear face masks and maintain social distancing. We are still required to provide each student with 35 square feet of space while in class. Even though students will be allowed in school it will not look like school did last year.
I will post another update when more information becomes available. I want to thank each of you for your continued support and patience during this school year. We are one step closer to school returning to normal!
Please don’t hesitate to contact the middle school front office, or email me directly, with any questions or concerns.
Pat Jarman - Middle School Principal