Here is the link to join tonight's (7-11-2022) Board meeting via Zoom: https://harrisburg-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/83450211264?pwd=T1lwL25PUmd4QUNGSWx4WHZ1cWZrUT09 The meeting begins at 6:30 PM
27 days ago, Michele McRae
Hello everyone, I want to provide an update for the 2022-2023 school year. Currently, the district allows one hour a week, on Wednesdays, for staff to engage in professional Learning Communities (PLC’s). The goal of these PLC’s is for staff to work together for school and learning improvement. Part of this work entailed sending staff and building principals to White River School District for an up close look at a school district whose PLC process is efficient. One of the takeaways from that trip was the time and day for PLC’s to take place. The team came back recommending we change our PLC time from an early release on Wednesdays to a late start on Mondays.This means that, on Mondays only, students will arrive at school an hour later than usual. The district understands that many of our families will have daycare challenges that will result in a late start. If you have a K-6 student you will be able to drop your student off at their respective school at the normal time on Mondays. The district will be happy to provide a safe environment for all K-6 students who arrive before school on Mondays. Building principals will provide communication on the new late start time. This hour of time is very beneficial for our teachers to discuss their instruction while examining data collected each week from agreed upon student work. The Harrisburg School Board of Directors gave us the time to improve learning and our professional practice by doing the work of a PLC, layered under the four critical questions of learning; What do we want students to learn? How will we know if they have learned? What will we do if they don’t learn? What will we do if they already know it? Each team has identified essential standards, learning targets, instructional strategies and student engagement and unit pacing. Please contact your building principal for specific details concerning late start Mondays.
about 2 months ago, Bryan Starr
There will be an executive session at the beginning (6:30 pm) of tonight's Board meeting, so if you are watching via Zoom, you will be let in after the executive session. Here is the Zoom link: https://harrisburg-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/88630879711?pwd=QXlQZzRFL2VLQzB5SmJXQTYzSWprZz09
about 2 months ago, Michele McRae
We have heard from several of you regarding concern over graduation happening outdoors in possible rain. After a lot of discussion, the decision has been made to keep tomorrow’s graduation ceremony outside - rain or shine. At this late date there are too many moving parts to effectively navigate that change, the most significant is the fact that if we move inside we would have to limit the number of guests, and there is no equitable way to do that at this point. We purchased large tents several months ago, so tomorrow the graduates and the stage will be under cover. You are welcome to bring umbrellas or pop up canopies for your family if you so wish. Thank you for your concern, we look forward to celebrating with you tomorrow!
about 2 months ago, Greg Chapman
Enrollment for Summer School courses open June 1st-16th. Digital Learning Summer School courses start June 20th and run 9 weeks until August 22nd. Click the link for more info: https://www.harrisburg.k12.or.us/o/hfa/page/enrollment-transfers
2 months ago, Harrisburg FLEX Academy
Southern Linn Youth Services Team Fast Track Car Wash Fundraiser Harrisburg School District's counselors and social worker are members of the Southern Linn County Youth Services Team, working alongside social services, law enforcement, and other related community service providers. We meet monthly as a team to provide our students and their families with comprehensive case management, outreach services, referrals for mental health counseling and community based services, and more. We are a nonprofit that is fully funded by fundraising and donations. For the past two years, due to covid restrictions, we have been unable to host our typical fundraising events and have been forced to think outside of the box as to how we are going to provide financial support to families in need. Please help us out this weekend and get your car washed while you're at it! Bring the flyer attached to this letter to either Fast Track location this weekend (Friday 5/20 or Saturday 5/21) and purchase a qualifying car wash or pre-paid wash card to donate 50% of each purchase to our Southern Linn YST! NOTICE - FLYER MUST BE PRESENTED AT TIME OF SERVICE
3 months ago, Kim Kahle
Fast Track Car Wash
FFA Plant sale
3 months ago, Kim Kahle
FFA plant sale
Tonight's Budget Committee Meeting is at 6:00 pm in the HS Student Resource Center. Here is the Zoom link if you prefer to watch the live stream: https://harrisburg-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/88289216931?pwd=QnJndndoVWJzM1hXdURTSkJFY0VKQT09
3 months ago, Michele McRae
Toda la Semana
4 months ago, Kim Kahle
Toda la Semana
Dine out week
4 months ago, Kim Kahle
Dine out week
Tonight's Board meeting begins at 6:30, however, there is an executive session that is expected to last 15-30 minutes. You will be let into the Zoom meeting after the executive session ends. Here is the Zoom link for tonight's Board meeting: https://harrisburg-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/89043038117?pwd=VS82djh3ekcvcU9neDJ3Yk1pT1pCZz09
4 months ago, Michele McRae
Tonight's Board meeting starts at 6:30, however, there is an executive session that is expected to last 30 minutes. You will be let into the Zoom meeting after the executive session ends. Here is the Zoom link for tonight's Board meeting: https://harrisburg-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/88498897581?pwd=NkJ1aTlvOHhhRmNvb0tJS2t2RGJRZz09
5 months ago, Michele McRae
Letter to parents
5 months ago, Kim Kahle
Letter to parents
Below is the link to join tonight's Board meeting via Zoom. There will be an executive session, so open session could begin around 7:00 pm - 7:15 pm. https://harrisburg-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/89876510549?pwd=RDBib2dRaXpaaUVsRy82eEFZYzlHdz09
7 months ago, Michele McRae
Parenting today forward: Foundations
7 months ago, Kim Kahle
Parenting today forward: Foundations
We will have a two hour delay today, Tuesday, December 14th.
8 months ago, Michele McRae
Here is the link to join tonight's Board meeting via Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting https://harrisburg-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/81537726783?pwd=QURsV3FLMFdqdGkxMHpHOXVWVzBtQT09 You may also attend the meeting at the HS Student Resource Center at 6:30 pm.
8 months ago, Michele McRae
Greetings We wanted to make you aware of this resource for your students and families. The 2021 Pollywog Holiday Resource Guide is a list of Food Pantries, Meals, Holiday assistance, and other resources available to families in need living in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties. Check out the Pollywog Holiday Resource Guide! https://tinyurl.com/5dpw2k5h Revise la Guía de Recursos para los Días Festivos de Pollywog! https://tinyurl.com/5ytr9jyj
9 months ago, Kim Kahle
District calendar adjustment Dear Parents and Guardians, I would like to extend a most sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of you for partnering with the school staff by bringing your children to school ready to learn while following the health protocols. Last year we were one of the few districts that had an elementary school open its doors on the first day of school, and stay open throughout the year. Our middle school was also one of a very few schools to welcome students back for full in-person days. Our high school, as well, had opened its doors to part time days for all students. During this time we didn’t have a single outbreak. All of us made major sacrifices and pivots to make sure that our students were safe and getting the best education available to them. We all worked extremely hard. This year, however, has been different. At the beginning of August we were forced to adapt to new mask mandates which created much controversy in our community. As cases began to rise we had many students who were forced to quarantine and every staff member stepped up and made sure that our quarantined students still had access to their education through online learning and packets being sent home. We are now beginning to see students experiencing learning loss and struggles behaving in the classroom. Many of our staff are working much harder and longer to compensate for the loss of learning by meeting with students virtually and creating packets. Staff shortages are creating a hardship on teachers and principals as they cover classes. In many ways our staff is working longer and harder and this year is proving to be much more difficult than last year. The school board voted last night to give staff a much needed work day and an extra day off during Thanksgiving week. Many districts in our region, and across the state, are providing staff with a much needed break. At the school board meeting on November 8th, I recommended to the school board that Monday, November 22nd be a non-student contact work day and that November 23rd be a paid day off for all staff. The school board voted unanimously in favor of this recommendation. Please note your children do not come to school the week of November 22nd so your families may enjoy time with family and friends during Thanksgiving. The board and district administrators want to recognize the great work all of our staff are doing and have done the past three months. Hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and celebrate all we have to be thankful for in this school district and community.
9 months ago, Bryan Starr
Thanksgiving food drive
9 months ago, Kim Kahle
Thanksgiving food drive
Thanksgiving food drive