Hello Families-we have partnered with Harrisburg Christian and will be providing breakfasts and lunches for our students for the week! Families can drive through the church parking lot and pick up all the meals for the week on Monday OR Tuesday from 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm. If you are unable to pick up meals, please call the elementary school office at 541-995-6544 and we will try to arrange delivery. Thank you!
Dear Families- please bring Engel’s Evergreen Fundraising materials to device pick-up or main office by 4:00 tomorrow, Tuesday 11/24/20. Thank you!
COVID-19 update In the Harrisburg School district, we have two employees who have tested positive. People with potential exposure are being contacted. All learning for students in grades k-12 will be Comprehensive Distance Learning the next two weeks. Students cannot be on campus over the next two weeks. We plan to stay in direct communication with Linn County Public Health as to what we can do in the weeks ahead. We are hopeful to resume limited in person instruction on Monday, December 7. We will have to see how the Linn County metrics are tracking. Our food service department will shut down for the next two weeks. Our food service department will begin preparing meals on Monday, December 7. District staff will perform deep cleaning in school buildings and the kitchen as positive cases are rising in the community. Please contact your students building for specific details if you need a device or other education materials. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause your family. Thank you for your patience as we follow the ODE/OHA guidance.
Please join our Parent Club Meeting tomorrow evening, Tuesday, November 10th at 7pm on Zoom! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89913230016?pwd=cmdBM2RmRFV2cjM2Yi9xbS9LTkcxdz09
It is important to us in the school district that we hear from all of our constituents. Our k-3 in-person hybrid learning will continue as long as we are able to do so. Please provide thoughts on what is going well or possible concerns for our administrators to consider as we are continuing through the school year. Here is the link: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/663760863
The school district administrators are planning for the future and would like input using Thought Exchange. Please use the links below to access the exchange that fits your situation. You can enter your own thought or idea and weigh in on others thoughts or ideas. It closes Monday, November 16. What priorities or concerns should we consider as we make plans to move to a Hybrid Learning Model for all students? https://my.thoughtexchange.com/239902900 What is working well with the current Comprehensive Distance Learning Model? https://my.thoughtexchange.com/704987192 --
The new HSD app has been released and is now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. It's listed as Harrisburg School District 7J. It should update automatically. However, on my phone I had to uninstall the old app and reinstall the new one.
Please join in a Parent Club Zoom Meeting Tonight from 7 - 8 pm. We are excited to discuss some upcoming events and ideas! Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88461606825?pwd=N0puNE1QRlcyajZHL2NTZDJLdmpPdz09 Meeting ID: 884 6160 6825 Passcode: 429460
Hi HSD Families! Just a quick reminder that when you are picking up lunches at HES, that you are not blocking traffic. Please park in a parking spot, on the street or at the church. We have had some near misses with our busses that are picking up and dropping off students in the bus turnaround and want to keep everyone safe.
Don't forget tonight's Parent Club meeting! We start at 6:00 pm. You can attend from anywhere! Just zoom in! Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2156361322?pwd=VGNwNFlhVmYzVEZoeW93MUZBeFIvZz09 Meeting ID: 215 636 1322 Passcode: 1mmhU3 We can't wait to see you there! Your participation is so important for things we have planned for our school this year! Please sign in and attend!
First four weeks It is hard to believe we are completing four weeks of school in the 2020-21 school year. Our elementary school has grades k-3 meeting on campus for in person learning. Principal Geddes and team have done an amazing job following all of the ODE guidelines for health and safety purposes. Students and staff all wear facial coverings and follow social distancing as much as possible. Recesses are set up uniquely in order to comply with limiting the cohort mingling. Our food service department provides meals in the hallway, so students can eat in their classrooms and sanitation stations are located at every entrance. Our custodians are busy wiping surfaces, door handles and empting garbage cans. They have a restroom system in place that only allows 2 people at a time in the restroom, room capacity signs posted outside every room. As a reminder to our parents and guardians, as you come onto campus to pick up your son/daughter or drop off, please practice social distancing and wear a facial covering. Our success is the Harrisburg community’s success and in order for us to stay open for in person learning, we must continue practicing the safe practices recommended by the CDC. The good news is we remain student and staff free of any positive COVID-19 cases. In the Harrisburg School District, we have a wonderful staff of caring and professional individuals. It will take all of us working together in order to provide a healthy and safe place for our children to learn and grow. If you have questions or concerns please call me at 541-995-6626.
Dear Families - We are so happy to have students back at school! Please remember to socially distance and wear masks at drop off and pick up. We want to keep everyone safe and healthy! We also want to make sure we keep our students in school. If we can follow guidelines and keep our school healthy, we will be able to add in other grades in the coming weeks. Thank you so much for your support and understanding during these challenging times!
Friday, September 25th, we will celebrate the first full week of school and get ready to welcome third graders on-site on Monday. Wear your Eagle colors! Purple and Gold! At school and on Zoom!
Good Evening, Harrisburg Elementary School! We are so excited to have more students returning tomorrow morning to HES! We are also expanding our schedule! Beginning tomorrow, Monday, September 21st, our AM Kindergarten will be in class from 8:15 am - 11:00 am. Our PM Kindergarten will be in class from 11:50 am - 2:35 PM. First and Second Grades will be in class from 8:15 am - 2:35 pm. All of these grades, K-2, will be on-site, at school! Hooray! YES- we will have PE! YES- we will have LIBRARY! YES - we will have RECESS! We know everything will look and feel a little different but we have worked hard to create a new normal of exciting and engaging activities for your children when they are at school. PE will be held in the Middle School Gym just a short walk across our MPR room. Recess will be held in various spots around our HES property to ensure social distancing of the grade level cohorts. Library will be a traveling model. Students will get to choose a book weekly; however it will remain at school due to the COVID-19 requirements. We are following all the guidelines so that students can be in school, stay safe and be learning every day! Watch for photos on Facebook tomorrow!
Parents of K-3 graders, please have your child let his/her teacher know if they will be eating lunch at school when they arrive each day. We are trying to give our kitchen a lunch count. Remember, breakfast and lunch is free through December.
Empezando martes, el 8 de septiembre, las comidas para llevar estarán disponibles para niños de 0 a 18 años, sin cargo. Las comidas se ofrecerán solo los días escolares entre las 11:30 am y la 1:00 pm a las puertas de la cafetería. Los padres todavía pueden recoger las comidas para sus hijos. Si necesita completar un formulario de almuerzo gratis o reducido, visite www.harrisburg.k12.or.us, elija Explore, desplácese hacia abajo hasta Parent & Community Resources. El formulario está en español e inglés. Gracias,
Starting Tuesday, Sept 8th, Grab and Go meals are will be available kids ages 0-18, free of charge. Meals will be offered on school days only between 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the front doors of the cafeteria. Parents are still welcome to pick up meals for their children. If you need to fill out a free and reduced lunch form, please go to www.harrisburg.k12.or.us, choose Explore, scroll down to Parent & Community Resources. The form is in both Spanish and English.
Device pick up for 2nd - 4th grade students will be in the elementary bus loop September 1st, 1pm-7pm September 2nd, 9am-3pm
**UPDATED KINDER SUPPLY LIST** Supply List for Kindergarten Classes Markers- 1 set per student (Crayola Broad Line) Watercolor paint set- 1 per student Black dry erase markers (office usually supplies)- 4 per student minimum Wide-lined spiral notebook-1 per student Scissors- 1 per student (Fiskars is best) Kleenex- 1 box per student Clorox Wipes - 1 container per student
Student school supply fair Saturday, September 5th from 10am-12pm Harrisburg Christian Church
1-1 Program Device Agreement Form: https://5il.co/k1kv Please be sure to review and bring the signed portion with you to registration. The Spanish version is currently being updated.
SUMMER MOBILE LIBRARY HOUR: Wednesdays 9-10 a.m. Located outside the Elementary Cafeteria with the food program.
SUMMER MOBILE LIBRARY HOUR: Wednesdays 9-10 a.m. Located outside the Elementary Cafeteria with the food program.
To the Harrisburg Families and community please know that we are well aware of the recent actions of one of our teachers. This person posted this message outside of school time and it is not reflective of the core beliefs or values of the school district. Administration is looking over our policies and standards proceeding accordingly. This is a personnel matter and will be handled confidentially. Our school district values the Linn County Sheriff's office and all law enforcement agencies. --
To the Harrisburg Families and community please know that we are well aware of the recent actions of one of our teachers. This person posted this message outside of school time and it is not reflective of the core beliefs or values of the school district. Administration is looking over our policies and standards proceeding accordingly. This is a personnel matter and will be handled confidentially. --
To our Harrisburg community and families- we are aware of the recent post on Facebook regarding one of our school district employees. The administration is aware of this situation.
Thursday, June 11th will be the last day that buses will be dropping off meals. Our summer program will continue to offer our first come first serve grab and go meals from 9:00am - 10:00am at the Elementary Cafeteria entrance thru July 30th.
**Reminder** Today, June 8th is device return day. HES 9am-1:30pm in the HES turnaround and HHS 1pm-6:30pm HS Yearbook pickup 9am-3:30pm
***REMINDER**** Monday June 1st Band instrument, music, and uniform (tux or dress- HS only) turn in day is June 1 from 8 am to 8 pm. Families should pull into the bus circle at the Elementary school.
HSD Device Return Information: Date: Monday, June 8th Times/Locations: 9am-1:30pm @ HES turnaround & 1pm-6:30pm @ HHS front parking lot Please be sure to bring all HSD devices and chargers with you to either drop-off location. See you then!
Meet our new Harrisburg Elementary School principal, Darlene Geddes! https://www.harrisburg.k12.or.us/article/251914?org=hes
Band instrument, music, and uniform (tux or dress- HS only) turn in day is June 1 from 8 am to 8 pm. Families should pull into the bus circle at the Elementary school.
Harrisburg Elementary School Packet Pickup Packet pick up / drop off Monday, May 11 K/1 9:00 - 10:00 2/3 10:30 - 11:30 4,5,6 12:30 - 1:30 *you may pick up multiple grade level packets at the same time*
Just a reminder to fill out the Google form survey for school lunch delivery! Survey is due Thursday, April 30th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeYMY-Xvhj5grR-QFQogslAFvsMPH1_cdUmtd_-QL11sZl6Nw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Please click on the link to fill out the Google Form for questions about School lunch delivery. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeYMY-Xvhj5grR-QFQogslAFvsMPH1_cdUmtd_-QL11sZl6Nw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Calling all new 20-21 kindergarten parents!!! Registration is open online now at https://harrisburg.registar.lblesd.k12.or.us/registration.aspx during the month of April.
How will ODE’s Graduation guidance impact college admissions? A: The Oregon public universities are committed to ensuring that new students who intend to enroll at our institutions are considered fairly in light of the educational interruption they have endured. No student admitted to our institutions for fall 2020 will have their admission rescinded due to changes in grading policy or the inability to complete their coursework, so long as they still graduate. Students who apply to our institutions are still subject to a review process that focuses on one's ability to succeed in college, but now recognizes that some situations are beyond their control. Back to top
Grading during Distance Learning Recently, Oregon Department of Education (ODE) provided guidance around grading during the Distance Learning for All,(DL4A) for grades 9-11. Harrisburg School District made the decision to move to a Pass/No Pass/Incomplete system for grades 3-11. This holds students current GPA’s harmless during this closure. The teachers will determine grades of Pass/No pass/ Incomplete based on the staff interaction with students and work completed. Teachers are tracking their students who participate during the connection times and work completed.
Please remember, that unless you have written permission from a parent, do not post school related pictures of other students .
Mark your calendars! You do not want to miss this event! The HSD Staff Car Parade will be Thursday, April 16, starting at 1:00pm. For more details please visit: https://thecounselorcorner.wixsite.com/harrisburg/post/hsd-staff-car-parade
The Distance Learning Resources FAQ page is now available on our website (https://www.harrisburg.k12.or.us/o/harrisburg/page/district-learning-resources-faq). It’s located under Explore -> Information. We will be updating this page as more questions arise.
We now have 2 drop off locations for homework packets. Homework can be dropped off at anytime and will be checked several times a week. The drop off box at the high school is for high school work only. The drop off box between the elementary school and JR high is for their work only. The drop off box at high school in front of the school by the bike rack. The drop off box for elementary and JR high is between the elementary and JR high schools. It is located across the street from the tennis courts- facing 6th street. It is up against the school and is white in color. Please only put homework packets in the drop off box. If you need to return a Chromebook, please contact your school's office, please do not put in the drop box.
Good Evening Harrisburg School District Families - Based on Governor Kate Brown's announcement earlier, all in-class learning will closed for the rest of the school year. Bryan Starr, our Superintendent, has placed a more detailed document on our Harrisburg School District website under the news section. Please continue to check our website and Facebook pages for updates on this everchanging event. To our Harrisburg High School Senior parents, we will be reaching out to you in the next few days so that you know what the next steps are for your student. Thank you and have a good evening.
HES Packet Pick Up #2 – Monday, April 13th *If students have work to drop off, please do so during this time. If you cannot make this time, please make plans with your child’s teacher(s). 9:00 - 10:00 Kinder and grade 1 10:30 - 11:30 Grades 2 and 3 12:30 - 1:30 Grades 4 and 5 6th grade will be using Google Classroom (6th-grade packets are only for 6th-grade students who do not have internet access - pick up at 12:30). --
n honor of our Harrisburg High School student athletes and all students of the Harrisburg School District, we will be turning on our stadium lights on as a symbol of hope and support. We want all of our students to know how important they are to us and we care for each and everyone of them. The lights will come on school nights Monday-Thursday at 8:20 pm in honor of our athletes and students and will light up the stadium for five minutes. This is modeled after the Colorado Be the Light Movement. Click on the link below for more information. https://chsaanow.com/2020-04-04/friday-night-lights-in-april-schools-light-their-stadiums-for-students/
Don't forget the Harrisburg School District has a new app for your phone. This is the quickest and easiest way to get up to date information. Look for Harrisburg School District 7J in your app store.
The school district know has an Instagram account. This will be another way of reaching our Harrisburg families. Follow us at harrisburg_school_district7
2020-21 Kindergarten registration is now open. You can register your student at https://harrisburg.registar.lblesd.k12.or.us
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
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.
ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ are providing free at-home access to online learning programs while our schools are closed. https://5il.co/dwoc
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
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) doesn’t need to stop when schools close. Here's a free SEL resource kit that students can do online at home during these unsettling times. There are lots of purpose filled activities, fun videos and even a short quiz. https://www.heartsmart.family
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.
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.
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, here's a letter about COVID-19, what we're doing about it, and what you can do: https://5il.co/dfce Here's some additional information from CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-for-schools.html
Reminder to 6th grade parents. Please join us this Thursday @ 6:00pm, in the cafeteria to receive information on the upcoming Coyote Outdoor School.
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!