The governor's executive order gave five stipulations for school districts to do in order to receive state school funding. One of those is to continue paying employees through the closure. We are looking into having staff perform painting and possibly other maintenance items around the district while following social distancing guidelines. We are planning to have classified staff work with teachers and be available for phone calls, paper packet copying and collating each week.
Here is a link to ODE parent resource. Yesterday I mentioned online distance learning. I was incorrect in using online in my sentence. Distance learning is not digital learning. More to come.. Here is the link: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/standards/Documents/A%20Guide%20%20for%20At-Home%20Learning_final_accessible.pdf
As Harrisburg SD prepares for online distance learning, here are 5 tips for families to consider: https://5il.co/egdn
For those who will be picking up an iPad or Chromebook this week, please take a moment to read the Student Device Checkout Agreement document (https://5il.co/e0tu). If at all possible, bring the signed portion with you when picking up your loaner device (one per device).
Please be sure to check out the updated information about the Remote Learning Resources pick-up times and locations: https://5il.co/e9zy
Just to let everyone know, all Jr/Sr High school students will be provided some form of supplemental learning for their classes. Staff is spending this week creating material and getting devices/packets deployed to families. Teachers will be communicating with families and students to make sure they can access the materials. The majority of teachers will be using a combination of zoom and Google classroom. We are still awaiting word from ODE as to the plan for credits. We will communicate to our families as soon as we know anything further on this. Please refer to our website for updates and additional information. Thanks for your patience during these unprecedented times.
Several companies are taking steps to extend internet services to consumers. This list is not all inclusive. Feel free to contact the local service provider in your area to see if they are part of the Keep Americans Connected Pledge. https://5il.co/e01o
Harrisburg School District's access to learning content inquiry: https://forms.gle/GysGJEX9RxkPRUWV9
As a school district we will offer supplemental education and learning opportunities for our students. The principals's are working with their teachers towards this end. We have a planning meeting scheduled for Monday, March 30 and begin implementation April 1, 2020.
We learned yesterday from Oregon Department of Education that they plan to focus first on creating pathways for graduation for all seniors in the state. As a district we will have a plan in place for our seniors and all high school students the week after spring break.
Based on state and federal guidelines, we must remind parents that we serve meals to students. During our grab-n-go time students/children must be present to receive the meals. We cannot give the meals to parents of children. Thank you for understanding.
Please take a moment to read this important announcement from Superintendent Bryan Starr: https://5il.co/dw53
We are serving a breakfast/lunch combo in a grab-n-go format from 9 - 10 a.m. for children ages 0-18 at the elementary school cafeteria. We have a limited number of meals so it is first come first served basis.
CDC's recommendations for what you can do now to plan, prepare and help protect yourself and your family in the event of a community outbreak of COVID-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html
The meals are for children ages 0-18 only. A shout out to our food service workers and their leader Dawn Spears.
Harrisburg School District will provide breakfast and lunch based upon ODE approval from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. for Monday, March 16 through Thursday, March 19 and Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31. This will be a grab and go style lunch.
Governor Kate Brown announces statewide school closure for students in Oregon from Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31. https://5il.co/dplx
Harrisburg School District is open tomorrow.
With the number of confirmed coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Oregon increasing, Governor Kate Brown announced new guidance last night regarding group gatherings and social distancing. https://5il.co/dmls
Harrisburg School District is in need of substitute kitchen workers, and we are hiring permanent bus drivers. Please contact Michele at 541-995-6626 ext. 361 for information.
Don't miss the annual staff vs. student basketball game this Friday, March 13th at 6 pm in the junior high gym! There will be a lot of fun activities during the game. $5 admission for adults; $2 for students and children. Also, there is school this Friday, March 13th.
We invite staff, parents and community to enter into a thought exchange on what qualities and characteristics you want to see in the new middle school principal? principal exchange: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#696225999
As the district begins planning for the middle school with grades 5-8, we invite you to give your thoughts in this thought exchange. District middle school exchange: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#917991862
In an effort to keep you informed, HSD has provided an informational document about COVID-19, what we are doing about it, and what you can do. It's located in our documents section under Documents » Information » Parent & Community Resources (https://5il.co/dfce)
We will have school on Friday, March 13, 2020.
School in session on Friday, February 28th.
HSD staff, parents, and students: I'm excited to inform you that we are in the final stages of setting up our new district website! We will also have an app that you'll be able to download from either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. More information coming soon!
Here is the survey to gather stakeholder inputs in reference to the Student Success Act and Student Invest Account. Please fill out sometime over the next two weeks. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CommunityEngagementSIA
Please join Trillium for a Community Conversation! Monday, October 7, 5:30- 7:00 p.m. Life Bible Church/Life Northwest, 23650 Peoria Rd., Harrisburg Dinner will be provided. To register, visit: https://www.trilliumohp.com/about…/Community_Engagement.html For language or disability accommodations or transportation, let us know 48 hours before the event at: 541-799-3119 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Trillium is a coordinated care organization serving Oregon Health Plan members. Our focus is on whole health and active local engagement to help all people live a healthier life. We welcome your questions and feedback!