Dear Parents and Guardians, Yesterday, Governor Brown issued a video statement on how the new CDC guidance will be implemented in Oregon. In her statement she shared, "Nothing is changing for schools this school year, and I expect education staff and students to continue to wear masks and physically distance, as outlined in our Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance." This also applies to all other individuals on school campus, including but not limited to: family members, volunteers, visitors, SROs, and other partners. I hope you understand we must follow the Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance as established by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Health Authority, OHA. ODE is currently working with OHA on guidance for next school year. Thank you for partnering with the school staff creating a safe and secure place for our children to learn and grow.
Dear Parents and Guardians, Please take the time to participate in the latest thought exchange. Also rate other peoples thoughts after submitting your own thoughts. The main question is, " As we move away from the restrictions created by the pandemic, what can the school district do to best support students? Thank you ahead of time for participating. Here is the link: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/633204942
Kindergarten Registration Please register your 21-22 kindergarten student now. We will be sending registered kinder parents information about our special drive through round up coming soon!!! https://harrisburg.registar.lblesd.k12.or.us/
Dear Parents and Community, This has been a challenging year for all of us and I want to thank you for your support as we provided the best education possible during these times. We are nearing the end of the school year and must remain vigilant in doing our part to keep everyone safe. Please remember we have specific mandates such as wearing masks and social distancing that must be followed. We are working hard following the guidance we receive from Oregon Department of Education, ODE and Oregon Health Authority, OHA. With only 8 weeks of school left, it is critical we are diligent in following the mandates, especially as the county metrics have climbed again. Masks must be worn at all times with the exception of eating and drinking. Masks must cover the mouth and nose. Please continue reminding your children to keep their masks on while on school property. Our elementary school has received some OSHA complaints placing a focus on our school and the potential of fines or closure. We have worked so hard to remain in compliance, so please remember to follow these guidelines and help each other by responding to reminders from staff or other individuals. I know that some of you have your vaccination and feel safe in public. Being vaccinated or not does not change the mandates that are required for schools. Whether we agree, disagree, or are just plain tired of COVID, we must follow the guidance to help our district from potential fines, potentially being closed early for the year or other more rigid mandates that could impact cohort size and schedules. I am so proud of our school staff and students who have endured a very tough school year. Thank you for understanding and assisting our staff with compliance.
Please join tonight's Parent Club meeting via Zoom. https://www.google.com/url?q=https://zoom.us/j/95985213320?pwd%3DakVieWRrclhzbkhpSGtXb2d5RzBhQT09&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1619378699114000&usg=AOvVaw2t-7JrxojJ74fMDnFBslIl
Harrisburg Parents, Tonight we will have the three elementary school principal finalists on campus for a second round of interviews. One portion of the evening they will speak to parents and staff with Q & A time. Each finalist will rotate through a tour of the campus, speaking with the parents and staff and a second interview with the district leaders. You are invited to participate in the parent event that will be held in the middle school gym beginning at 4:30 p.m. We will have chairs 6 feet apart and masks must be worn. We will have to limit the capacity following the ODE guidelines. Hope to see you there.
21-22 Kindergarten registration is now open. Please visit https://www.harrisburg.k12.or.us/o/hes/page/registration-kindergarten to register your student.
Dear Parents and community, We are planning to bring our kindergarten and middle school students back all day for in-person learning. Due to the recent changes in the “Ready Schools, Safe Learners” (RSSL) guidelines, a 90 plus page document published by the Oregon Department of Education, of 6 feet between students to three feet and removing the 35 square foot per student in classrooms. Students must stay 6 feet apart while eating or drinking when they remove their mask. Our building principals will communicate the details of the change. The plan is to begin on Monday, April 19 giving time for our staff to make the necessary adjustments to schedules and classrooms. Remember, our schools are an ecosystem consisting of a wide range of people from our community. Although the current case counts allow us more access, this is a time to remain vigilant around COVID protocol. This vigilance is why we have had success in reopening our schools, to move forward with athletics and activities, and to now get more in-person instruction for our students.
Elementary Parents and community, We have completed the first round of interviews and have three finalists for Harrisburg Elementary Principal. On Tuesday, April 13 at 4:30 p.m., we will have the three finalists on campus for a second round. One portion of the evening they will speak to parents and staff with Q & A time. Each finalist will rotate through a tour of the campus, speaking with the parents and staff and a second interview with the district leaders. You are invited to participate in the parent event that will be held in the middle school gym beginning at 4:30 p.m. We will have chairs 6 feet apart and masks must be worn. We will have to limit the capacity following the ODE guidelines. Hope to see you there
21-22 Kindergarten Parents, Our ESD is currently working on our registration program and is not available. I will send out updates when it is ready. Thank you for your patience.
If your kindergarten student has already ridden the bus home mid-day they will automatically be placed on the afternoon routes UNLESS you call the elementary school office at 541-995-6544. We do not need new paperwork. IF students are going to start riding the bus home, PLEASE fill out a bus request. WE can send paperwork home with your student. Thank you!
Kindergarten Registration update. Our ESD is working on updates to Registar. You will not be able to register your kinders until mid next week. Sorry for the delay.
Reminder - no school tomorrow, April 1st. This is a Curriculum Day for teachers. Enjoy your Easter Weekend!
2021-22 Kindergarten registration is taking place April 1st through April 30th. Please visit the following link to register your student. https://www.harrisburg.k12.or.us/o/hes/page/registration-kindergarten
The school district is asking for input on what qualities you would like in your new elementary principal. Here is a survey link you can use. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BTC-Principal-Search
Dear Families: We are asking for help with our parent drivers near the elementary school. Please be aware of all crosswalks and be patient when children are crossing. The primary responsibility of adult school crossing guards is to help children cross the street in a safe and efficient manner as the children walk to and from school. This is best accomplished if all road users - the crossing guard, pedestrians, and drivers are aware of the following: Drivers should always be attentive to pedestrians, especially Harrisburg's youngest, crossing the street. Drivers should always avoid in-vehicle distractions and, of course, abide by the speed limit, especially in a school speed zone. Children should not follow the guard into the roadway. The guard will verbally direct children to look and cross the roadway. When the last child has reached the opposite curb, the crossing guard will leave the roadway. The crossing guard is the first to enter and the last to leave the street. Please do not speed through the crosswalks or honk at our crossing guards. We want to keep all of our students and staff safe. Thank you!
Dear Harrisburg Community, More of our students have returned to in-person learning, which means they are walking, riding in cars or riding bikes to school in the morning and afternoon. As parents drop their children off in front of the elementary and middle schools, please be aware of the increase traffic and pedestrians. Our crosswalks are very busy before and after school, so please be patient and drive slow. Plan for a little more congestion around the schools between 8 am – 8:45 a.m. and 2:25 p.m. – 3 p.m. We appreciate your support as we safely bring our students back to a full day of in person learning.
Reminder: Regular school day tomorrow, Monday, February 15. We will see all students tomorrow! Happy Valentine's Day! Notificación: Día escolar regular mañana, lunes 15 de febrero. ¡Mañana veremos a todos los estudiantes! ¡Feliz día de San Valentín!
1-27-21 Dear Families, This has been an unprecedented year with many new and different ways of doing things. This will be, yet another, 'new and different' for you to be thinking about. On February 11th, we will celebrate Valentine's Day here at school. However, we are still under all of the same protocols and parameters that we have been. This means we cannot have items coming in and out of the school and going in and out of students' homes. If you have received other information, please disregard. We cannot have Valentine’s or other goodies coming into the school or going home with other students. Instead, this is an opportunity for our staff and students to get creative. We have already ordered mini-cupcakes, one for every child, and Valentine pencils, one for every child. Our teachers and staff will work to make our celebration here ultra-caring, kind and fun day; we can and we will. Valentine's, if exchanged, must be created in class and set aside and pre-sorted for students for a week before going home. Some classroom teachers may make "mailboxes" but they cannot be left out on desktops. Any class-made tokens will be put into them by staff to go home to be opened at home. Our new normal is that there is no normal. I appreciate the understanding and ongoing best foot forward for our children! Each celebration may look different but we strive to make these special and memorable for all children. Thank you for your continued support.
If we have inclement weather closure for the school district, we will notify through Flash Alert, robocall and this website. Our notices will go out at 6 a.m. Please make sure you are signed up for Flash Alert. If we have to close, we plan to make the day up later in the school year.
Dear Harrisburg School District Families, We are happy to announce that we have purchased Go Guardian, an internet security software that will protect and safeguard your children while they are using district issued equipment. Go Guardian protects students by limiting the websites they can access and allows their teachers to see what websites they have been accessing while using district issued chromebooks and while on the school district’s network. There are also many internet security threats that exist and Go Guardian is how we protect our students from those threats, as well. However, due to the nature of the protection that Go Guardian provides us, and that we have it installed on every district issued chromebook we are unable to allow students to bring their own personal chromebook, laptop, or iPad to school. Additionally, we would like all Harrisburg School District (HSD) students to use HSD devices while on campus as a way to maintain equity of education while here. Each school has apps and websites that teachers and students can use at any point during the day. All district devices have been set-up to ensure that all students have equal access to the apps that pertain to them. This way we can ensure that all students have the exact same access to the educational processes that teachers are providing. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our technology coordinator, Paul Lambert at email@example.com. Thank you for your understanding on this matter.
Our district website is currently offline due to a networking outage. Other districts in our area are experiencing the same issue. Our ESD is aware of the problem and actively working to resolve it.
Reminder: All fourth graders return to school on-site on Monday, January 11th from 8:15-2:30. Fourth graders enter through main office doors. Masks are required. Breakfast and lunch will be served free of charge. We are excited to have all of our students back on campus following all health and safety protocols.
Dear Parents, It has been quite a school year! We are so happy to have your children here at school with us! We are excited that our fourth graders will be returning. With this return, we will need to shift several classrooms to accommodate the larger classes. Beginning Monday January 11th, Brooks and Buzzard students will be located with their regular teacher in Building 2. These classrooms easily accommodate the smaller kindergarten student class sizes. Page will be located in one of the new classrooms in the main building. All three of these classrooms easily accommodate the Kinder and K/1 student’s class’ size, have sinks in them and have close proximity to the restrooms. The fourth graders will occupy the larger classrooms in the main building – Rooms #4, 5, 9 I appreciate the flexibility of all of our teachers! This will allow our fourth graders who have larger class sizes to occupy the larger classrooms during the mandates of social distancing. Page’s students will enter and exit at the same location. Brooks and Buzzard will enter and exit at the far door of building 2. All fourth graders will enter and exit the main office doors. Thank you for your understanding! – Darlene Geddes, Principal
Dear Families, After receiving feedback from a majority of our fourth grade families indicating they would like students to return to class onsite and meeting as a district leadership team, we will welcome our fourth graders back to school full-time from 8:15-2:30 beginning Monday, January 11th. Fourth graders will enter through the main office doors. Students will be served breakfast and lunch at no cost. Students living 2 miles beyond the school qualify for transportation. If you need transportation, please let us know. Students must wear a mask and will be social distanced at all times. To adequately prepare for your student, please call the main office to confirm your student's registration so that we are well-prepared. We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing your student on Monday! - Darlene Geddes, Principal
Welcome 2021 and welcome back students! School resumes tomorrow, January 4th. We will be on the same schedule as before Winter Break. AM/PM Kinder, 1st - 3rd grade full day, 4th grade limited-in-person AM, distance learning 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. Be watching for upcoming shifts as our district works to have more students in school as allowable. We are very excited and hope to have news to families by January 6th. For families who prefer to keep children home during this time, we will have a distance learning option. Please remember to wear face coverings at pick up and drop off. Following these mandates helps keeps our schools open! Thank you!
Dear Families, Many of you have reached out to me during this holiday break to ask what our next steps are since Governor Brown changed the metrics for in-person learning from mandatory to advisory on December 23rd. While this gives local school districts more control on how to do in-person learning, the mask requirements, social distancing and 35-square feet-per-person requirements still exist. The Harrisburg School District leadership team will meet January 5th to finalize the details to allow more students back to school on a more regular basis, specifically our 4th through 12th graders. It is our hope to have information out to families by January 7th, if not before. We appreciate your patience and are excited about this news. We are all looking forward to the good things that 2021 holds in store for you, our families, and for our amazing students. Happiest of New Year's to you all. -- Darlene Geddes
Dear Parents and Guardians, As a district, we have worked extremely hard to find ways for our students to be on campus while following the Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance from Oregon Department of Education, ODE. The Harrisburg School District Administration understands we have families and students who are emotionally and mentally overwhelmed. If you need someone to talk with please contact our schools main office to connect with a school counselor or get help from the county. Since September 8, 2020, our elementary school has successfully used in person learning model for grades k-3. On Monday, December 7, we added grades 4-6 using the limited instruction model. Today we received new guidance from ODE allowing the schools who were meeting in-person under the “Safe Harbor Clause” that we may continue on Monday, January 4, 2021. This is great news as our primary students need to learn and master the basic skills in reading, writing and math. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we navigate an unprecedented school year. I hope that our metrics begin decreasing in Linn County therefore allowing our school district to begin bringing more students back onto our campuses. Thank you for your support. Please continue to stay safe and use caution over the holidays by following the CDC guidelines of wearing a mask, washing your hands and social distancing. Merry Christmas Everyone!
Spirit Week Day 2 Tomorrow! Dress in your favorite flannel! Help your class earn a popcorn party after the winter break!
Don’t forget Spirit Week! Tomorrow is 🌈Rainbow 🌈Day- dress in as many colors as you can! Let’s brighten up our Monday! 🌈
Picture retake day is tomorrow, December 9th. Return the packet if you are not happy with the originals and your student will take a new photo. 4th Grade onsite student will have photos in the morning with the teacher. 4th CDL students will have photos taken from 11:30-12:30 in the cafeteria. Please enter by the cafeteria. Teachers and adults will be there to help with the transitions.
Our Holiday Adopt-A-Family program has kicked off! We have a tree in the front entrance of the elementary school and still have about 20 families to choose from! Please consider adopting a family to provide some holiday cheer to this season! We need all items by Monday, December 14th by 4:30 pm. Thank you, in advance, for your care and generosity.
Digital Citizenship Reminder: Harrisburg School District is pleased to have been able to provide take-home mobile devices for students during distance learning. Please remember that this device is intended for school-related activities only. Students are expected to follow the rules set forth in the district’s technology acceptable use policies (https://5il.co/e0qf) and the law when using the system. While the Harrisburg School District actively manages district-issued devices, take-home devices do not restrict internet content while outside the district’s network. Therefore, it is important for parents to monitor their child’s use of technology and reinforce positive digital citizenship practices. Thank you for your support!
Dear Parents: Our K-3 returns to its regular schedule on Monday, December 7th. Kinder am/pm, 1st - 3rd full days. 4th grade will offer limited in-person instruction by invitation and parent request from 8:15 am-10:15 am. CDL Zoom for all of fourth grade will continue for all 4th graders will continued orchestra, speech, EL via zoom from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. Fourth grade parents please check your mail and email for further details.
Harrisburg School Update I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As we work with the Linn County Health Department, we are pleased to announce that we will have k-3 grades back on campus as we were before the pause on Monday, December 7. The buildings are being sanitized thoroughly and our food service staff will be back to work on Monday, December 7. In addition, we plan to continue with our plan of bringing grades 4-6 back for limited instruction. This is for two hours each day with contact in only two different cohorts. Building principals will provide the specific details for each grade sometime this week. We must social distance, wear facemasks, wash our hands frequently and stay home if feeling sick. We will continue to do our part by working closely with our local health authority and following all ODE/OHA protocols. Thank you to everyone for your continued patience and support as we work together to safely bring back our students.
Dear Families! What a success our partnered feeding program was! We passed out food for 72 children in 10 minutes and took names for meals for Tuesday. For those of you who have reserved your meals, pick up is between 12pm-1 pm on Tuesday at Harrisburg Christian Church. If you still need meals for kids, please call the elementary school to reserve your meals. 541-995-6544
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!