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
Dear 8th grade Harrisburg Middle School families, As we approach the end of the year it is time to start planning for 8th grade Promotion! If your student is an 8th grader at HMS and you would like to be on the planning committee please fill out the form below. https://forms.gle/nnvnTQCD7vw4ATNP9 We will have an initial committee meeting via zoom on Monday, May 24th at 7pm to discuss the logistics of 8th grade promotion. Due to the unique year that we have experienced this year our gym will not be available for our June 14th promotion. Our intention is to have a drive through experience like we did last year utilizing the bus lot turnaround. I will send out an agenda before the initial meeting. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your continued support of HMS and our wonderful students! Respectfully, Pat Jarman Estimado familias de los estudiantes de octavo grado, ¡Acercándonos al final del año, es hora de comenzar a planear la promoción del octavo grado! Si tu tienes un estudiante de octavo grado en HMS y le gustaría estar en el comisión de planificación, completa la forma en continuación. https://forms.gle/nnvnTQCD7vw4ATNP9 Tendremos una reunión inicial de comisión a través de Zoom el lunes 24 de mayo a las 7 de la noche para discutir la logística de la promoción de octavo grado. Debido al año único que hemos vivido este año, nuestro gimnasio no estará disponible para nuestra promoción del 14 de junio. Nuestra intención es tener una experiencia como la que hicimos el año pasado utilizando el cambio de lote de autobuses. Enviaré una agenda antes de la reunión inicial. Comuníquese con nosotros si tiene alguna pregunta o preocupación. ¡Gracias por su apoyo a HMS y nuestros maravillosos estudiantes! Respetuosamente, Pat Jarman
Dear Harrisburg Middle School Families, I am pleased to announce that we are starting a Site Council team at HMS! This team meets once a month in the mornings and will be discussing all things HMS! Possible topics might include changes to different policies, promotion, master schedules, etc. Since it is late in the year we will meet twice in May and one time in June. We will meet May 5th, May 19th, and June 2nd. Meeting times will be from 7:30 - 8:00 in the morning. We are in need of 2-3 parent volunteers for this team. Please know that I cannot accept all requests and that this will be a first come-first accepted situation. If you are interested in joining please contact Mr. Jarman at email@example.com. Thank you! Estimado familias de la secundaria de Harrisburg, ¡Me complace anunciar que estamos comenzando un equipo de consejo en HMS. ¡Este equipo se reúne una vez al mes por las mañanas y discutirá todo lo relacionado con HMS! Las temas posibles pueden incluir los cambios en diferentes reglas, promociones, horarios principales, etc. Haciendo tan tarde en el año, nos reuniremos el 5 de mayo, el 19 de mayo, y el 2 de junio. El horario de la juntas será de las 7:30 hasta las 8 de la mañana. Necesitamos 2 o 3 padres voluntarios para este equipo. Por favor toma en cuenta que no puedo aceptar todas las solicitudes y que esto será una situación aceptada por orden de llegada. Si está interesado comuníquese con el Sr. Jarman a firstname.lastname@example.org.¡Gracias!
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.
Dear Harrisburg Middle School students and families, Earlier today I received information that one of our students made a school shooting comment to other students in their class. I can assure you that this is something that I take very seriously. We immediately launched an exhaustive investigation, as well as, contacted local authorities. After speaking with everyone involved, and with local authorities, we determined that there is no viable threat to our students, staff or community. Harrisburg Middle School is, and will continue to be a safe place for students and staff. Please feel free to contact the front office if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you! Respectfully, Pat Jarman - Principal, Harrisburg Middle School Estimado estudiantes y familias de la secundaria de Harrisburg, Hoy temprano recibí información de que uno de nuestros estudiantes hizo un comentario sobre un amenazo o tiroteo escolar a otros estudiantes de su clase. Les puedo asegurar que esto es algo que me tomo muy serio. Inmediatamente iniciamos una investigación y contactamos a las autoridades locales. Después de hablar con todos los involucrados y con las autoridades locales, determinamos que no existe una amenaza para nuestros estudiantes, personal o comunidad. La secundaria de Harrisburg es y seguirá siendo un lugar seguro para los estudiantes y el personal. No dude en comunicarse con la oficina principal si tiene alguna pregunta o preocupación. ¡Gracias! Respetuosamente, Pat Jarman - Director, Secundaria de Harrisburg
Dear Harrisburg Middle School families, We have almost gotten through this crazy school year! We have just a few short weeks to go and then we can enjoy summer break before gearing up for another school year. I wanted to share a little bit of information with you. Starting Monday, April 19th, students will begin taking full-time classes at the middle school. The staff at HMS have worked hard to adjust curriculum and develop lunch schedules to meet the new mandates passed down by the Oregon Department of Education. We have done our best to think of every little detail and prepare for anything that could happen. However, we cannot plan for everything and we know that adjustments will need to be made. I ask for your patience as we work through these adjustments. There are sure to be some hiccups and we will do our best to adjust as necessary. One of the new mandates that the Oregon Department of Education has p[assed down is that all Oregon schools are now required to administer the state test. We will be testing our students in the coming weeks. You do, however, have the opportunity to opt your student out of the state test. There are two ways to do this. You can go to this link and fill out the following form:: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/assessment/Documents/Opt-Out_Form_Revised03_10_21_fillable.pdf Additionally, we have mailed the form home with report cards and you can fill the form out and return the form to the school. Once we have received the form we will put your student on the opt-out list. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call the main office at the middle school. Thank you and have a great weekend! Respectfully, Pat Jarman Estimado families de la secundaria de Harrisburg, Casi hemos superado un tiempo loco de este año escolar. Solo nos quedan unas pocas semanas y luego podemos disfrutar de las vacaciones de verano antes de prepararnos por otro año escolar. Quería compartir un poco de información contigo. Empezando el lunes 19 de abril, nuestros estudiantes comenzarán a tomar clases de tiempo completo en la secundaria. El personal de la secundaria ha trabajado duro para ajustar el plan de estudios y desarrollar horarios de almuerzo para cumplir con los nuevos mandatos transmitidos por el Departamento de Educación de Oregon. Hemos hecho todo lo posible para pensar en cada pequeño detalle y prepararnos para cualquier cosa que puede suceder. Sin embargo, no podemos planificar todo y sabemos que será necesario hacer cambios, les pido paciencia mientras trabajamos estos cambios. Seguramente habrá algunos contratiempos y haremos todo lo posible para ajustarnos como sea necesario. Uno de los nuevos mandatos que el Departamento de Educación de Oregon ha establecido es que ahora se requiere que todas las escuelas de Oregon administren el examen de estado. Evaluaremos a nuestros estudiantes en las próximas semanas. Sin embargo, tiene la oportunidad de excluir a su estudiante del examen. Hay dos maneras de hacer esto. Puede ir a este enlace y completar el siguiente forma: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/assessment/Documents/Spanish_Opt-Out_Form%20updated3_10_21v2%20fillable.pdf Adicionalmente, les mandamos la forma con los calificaciones del semestre y se pueden completar en casa y devolverlo a la escuela. Cuando recibamos la forma, pondremos a su estudiante en la lista de exclusión voluntaria. Si tiene preguntas o preocupaciones por favor llama a la oficina principal de la secundaria. ¡Gracias, tenga un excelente fin de semana! Respetuosamente, Pat Jarman
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.
April 6, 2021 Dear Harrisburg Middle School Families, I am pleased to announce that all Harrisburg Middle School students will be returning to school full-time starting Monday, April 19th, 2021. Students will now be in school from 8:15 - 2:30 Monday through Thursday for the remainder of the year. All of the safety precautions that were in place while we were in our hybrid model will still be in place. Students will still be required to wear masks and stay six feet apart while waiting to get into the building, while eating and transitioning classes. While in class students will be socially distanced at three feet. Your students will receive their new class schedule, along with new lunch time procedures and instructions, on Thursday, April 15th, 2021. It has been over a year since students were in class on a full-time basis. We are just another step closer to school looking as it should. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the middle school front office. Have a great day and go Eagles!
6 de abril de 2021 Estimadas familias de Harrisburg Middle School, Me complace anunciar que todos los estudiantes de Harrisburg Middle School regresarán a la escuela a tiempo completo a partir del lunes 19 de abril de 2021. Los estudiantes ahora estarán en la escuela de 8:15 a 2:30 de lunes a jueves durante el resto del año. . Todas las precauciones de seguridad que estaban vigentes mientras estábamos en nuestro modelo híbrido seguirán vigentes. Aún se requerirá que los estudiantes usen máscaras y se mantengan a seis pies de distancia mientras esperan entrar al edificio, mientras comen y hacen la transición de clases. Mientras estén en clase, los estudiantes estarán socialmente distanciados a tres pies. Sus estudiantes recibirán su nuevo horario de clases, junto con nuevos procedimientos e instrucciones para la hora del almuerzo, el jueves 15 de abril de 2021. Ha pasado más de un año desde que los estudiantes estaban en clase a tiempo completo. Estamos un paso más hacia la escuela con el aspecto que debería. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con la oficina principal de la escuela intermedia. ¡Que tengas un gran día y vete Eagles!
The Dental Van is coming to Harrisburg April 26th, 2021 The Medical Teams International dental van provides free fillings and tooth extractions for low-income residents of Harrisburg. It comes to Harrisburg two times a year. Take advantage of this free service & sign up now. Call the HART Center, 541-995-7700 to see if you qualify & to sign up. Call to schedule an appointment with the Dental Van if: · The person/family does not have dental insurance · The person/family does not have the means to pay for dental work · The patient is experiencing dental pain and needs dental work · We give preference to children & Harrisburg residents · There is a one-time refundable $10 application fee for first time patients. >The Dental Van does not do cleanings, check-ups, or assessments. >The Dental Van does do major dental work, like fillings and extractions El Van dental está llegando a Harrisburg 26 de abril de 2021 La camioneta dental de Medical Teams International ofrece empastes y extracciones dentales gratis para residentes de bajos ingresos de Harrisburg. Viene a Harrisburg dos veces al año. Aproveche este servicio gratuito y regístrese ahora. Llame al Centro HART, 541-995-7700 para ver si califica y para registrarse. Llame para programar una cita con Dental Van si: · La persona / familia no tiene seguro dental · La persona / familia no tiene los medios para pagar el trabajo dental. · El paciente está experimentando dolor dental y necesita un trabajo dental. · Damos preferencia a los niños y a los residentes de Harrisburg · Hay una tarifa de solicitud reembolsable por única vez de $ 10 para los pacientes por primera vez. > Dental Van no realiza limpiezas, chequeos ni evaluaciones. > Dental Van realiza trabajos dentales importantes, como empastes y extracciones
Harrisburg Cross Country teams are hosting the Harrisburg Invitational Monday, March 22nd at Harrisburg High School Track. Middle School Cross Country teams run at 9:30 a.m. and Harrisburg High School Cross Country teams run at 1:30 p.m. Limited Spectator Attendance.
Dear Harrisburg Middle School Families, Tomorrow, March 12, we will be having our first virtual awards assembly. These assemblies are where we recognize the hard work that students do in their classes. Due to COVID regulations we are not able to have in-person assemblies so we are going virtual this year! This is exciting as it brings a sense of community into our school and helps the students feel a sense of normalcy during an abnormal year. If your student attends the AM Cohort and you would like to view the assembly then please log into our zoom meeting using the following link: Join Zoom Meeting https://harrisburg-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/81936552639?pwd=Vi9vRVJHNTRkeWo1ZW43dTFCdTZBdz09 The assembly will begin at 10:15 and will be around 45 minutes long. If your student attends the PM Cohort and you like to view the assembly then please log into our zoom using the following link: https://harrisburg-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/87697858268?pwd=NldGdjRJem5YaG5zQS85NGx6cUtSZz09 This assembly will begin at 1:45 and will be around 45 minutes long. We hope to see you there!
Estimado familias de la secundaria de Harrisburg, Mañana, 12 de Marzo, tendremos nuestra primera asamblea virtual de premios. Estas asambleas son para que reconocemos el trabajo que hacen los estudiantes en sus clases. De parte de las regulaciones de COVID, no podemos tener asambleas en persona, ¡así que vamos a ser virtuales este año! Esto es emocionante porque nos trae una sensación de comunidad a nuestra escuela y ayuda a los estudiantes a sentirse un poco más normal en un año anormal. Si su estudiante asiste al Cohorte de AM y le gustaría ver la asamblea, inicie la sesión en nuestra reunión de zoom usando el siguiente link: Para iniciar la asamblea https://harrisburg-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/81936552639?pwd=Vi9vRVJHNTRkeWo1ZW43dTFCdTZBdz09 La asamblea comenzará a las 10:15 y durará unos 45 minutos. Si su estudiante asiste al Cohorte de PM y le gustaría ver la asamblea, inicie la sesión en nuestra reunión de zoom usada el siguiente link: Para iniciar la asamblea https://harrisburg-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/87697858268?pwd=NldGdjRJem5YaG5zQS85NGx6cUtSZz09 Esta asamblea comenzará a las 1:45 y durará unos 45 minutos. ¡Esperamos verte ahí!
Dear Harrisburg Middle School families, I am very excited to announce that Harrisburg Middle School will be fielding a track team for the 2021 season! First practice will be April 12th. There will be a sign-up sheet at the front office for those interested in participating. There will be more information to come in the next few weeks! Please contact the front office with any questions. Thank you and go Eagles! Estimado families de la secundaria de Harrisburg, Estoy muy emocionado de anunciar que la secundaria de Harrisburg estará en el campo de un equipo de atletismo para la temporada 2021. La primera práctica será el 12 de abril. Habrá una hoja de inscripción en la oficina para los que están interesados en participar. Habrá más información por venir en las próximas semanas!Por favor, póngase en contacto con la oficina con cualquier pregunta. ¡Gracias y vamos Águilas!
Dear Harrisburg Middle School families, Starting the week of March 8 all middle school students will begin MAPS testing. This is an assessment through the school district that all students will take. MAPS testing assesses students in math and english. Spanish versions of the assessment will be available to those who need it. Students can only take the MAPS assessment on district-issued devices. If your student has a district-issued Chromebook they will need to bring it in, fully charged, for the duration of the testing week. Students will also need to bring in a pair of headphones for a portion of the assessment. If your student does not have a district-issued device, or a set of headphones, please contact their first period teacher.
Estimado familias de la secundaria de Harrisburg, Iniciando la semana del 8 de marzo todos los estudiantes comenzarán las pruebas MAPS. Esta es una evaluación de parte del distrito de la escuela que tomarán los estudiantes. Las pruebas MAPS evalúan a los estudiantes sobre matemáticas y inglés. Las versiones en español de la evaluación estarán disponibles para los que lo necesiten. Los estudiantes solo pueden tomar la evaluación MAPS en dispositivo proporcionado por el distrito. Si su estudiante tiene un Chromebook emitido por el distrito, deberán de traerlo, completamente cargado, durante la semana de exámenes. Los estudiantes también deberán de traer un par de audífonos para una parte de la evaluación.
Football sign-up (6th, 7th & 8th) There will be a player/parent meeting tomorrow (2/25) at 4:45pm at the HS Gym. Inscripción de fútbol (6º, 7º y 8º) Mañana (25 de febrero) a las 4:45 pm habrá una reunión de padres y jugadores en el gimnasio de la escuela secundaria.
Middle School Football Sign Ups We would like to determine how many middle school students would be interested in playing tackle football. At this time we are still determining whether a football season could happen. If it can, it would begin in March. If you are a 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who might be interested, please sign the sheet at the office ASAP.
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.
Interested in Cross Country? On Tuesday, Feb 2nd @ 5pm come to the high school track to meet your Cross Country coach. All registrations must still be done on www.familyid.com Are you in middle school and interested in Cross Country? You may come to the high school track at the same time to meet your coach as well.
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.
Dear Harrisburg Middle School Families, This message is for the parents of students who do not take the bus to school. This message is only intended for those who walk, ride or have their parents drop them off. In order to comply with ODE requirements for social distancing we ask that 5th and 6th grade students enter campus through a side gate located on the side of the school. The 7th and 8th grade students need to enter campus through the front doors of the middle school. There will be middle school staff at each door with signs to help students with this new process. All students will exit campus through the same doors they entered. Your student’s teachers will be talking this over with them, as well. If you have any questions please reach out to the front office. Thank you for your continued patience and grace as we work out all minor details with returning students to campus. Estimadas familias de la secundaria de Harrisburg, Este mensaje es para los padres de los estudiantes que no usan el autobús a la escuela. Este mensaje solo es para los que caminan, usan bicicleta o para los papás que traen a sus estudiantes. Para cumplir con los requisitos de la DEO para el distanciamiento social, pedimos que los estudiantes de quinto y sexto grado ingresen a la escuela a través de una puerta lateral ubicada al costado de la escuela. Los estudiantes de séptimo y octavo grado deben ingresar al sitio por la puerta principal de la escuela intermedia. Habrá personal de la escuela intermedia en cada puerta con carteles para ayudar a los estudiantes con este nuevo proceso. Todos los estudiantes saldrán de la escuela por las mismas puertas por las que entraron. Los maestros de su estudiante también hablarán de esto con ellos. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la oficina principal. Gracias por su paciencia y gracia mientras resolvemos todos los detalles menores con los estudiantes que regresan a escuela.
New schedule start dates: 5th & 6th Grade - 1/11/21 7th Grade - 1/19/21 8th Grade - 1/25/21 AM COHORT 8:15-11 1)8:15-9:00 Nutrition Break 9:15 2) 9:18-10:03 3) 10:06-11 PM COHORT 12-2:30 1)12-12:45 2)12:48-1:33 3)1:40-2:30
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.
Estimadas familias de Harrisburg Middle School, La semana pasada anuncié que podríamos traer a los estudiantes de regreso para el aprendizaje en persona. Quiero aprovechar esta oportunidad para brindarles a cada uno de ustedes los detalles de cómo se verá eso para sus estudiantes. Todos los estudiantes se dividirán en dos grupos. Su (s) estudiante (s) vendrán a la cohorte de la mañana de 8:15 a 11:00 o la cohorte de la tarde de 12:00 a 2:30. Pondremos un fuerte enfoque en la instrucción básica (matemáticas, ciencias, inglés, estudios sociales y salud). La banda todavía se ofrecerá en persona a los estudiantes de quinto y sexto grado, pero tendrá que permanecer virtual para nuestra banda de séptimo y octavo grado. estudiantes. Sé que esto no es lo ideal, pero es la mejor solución que tenemos con la composición de nuestro personal y la escuela y aún seguimos las pautas de distanciamiento social. Los estudiantes de quinto y sexto grado regresarán a la escuela en un modelo híbrido el 11 de enero de 2021. Si su estudiante ya estaba viniendo a la escuela en la cohorte AM para su modelo limitado de instrucción en persona, serán parte de la cohorte AM. Si vinieron durante el tiempo de la cohorte PM, continuarán haciéndolo en ese horario. Todos los estudiantes de quinto y sexto grado que califiquen para el transporte pueden ser transportados para los dos grupos. Los estudiantes de 7 grado serán bienvenidos en la escuela en un modelo híbrido a partir del 19 de enero de 2021. Traeremos a los estudiantes de 8 grado el 25 de enero de 2021. Las fechas de regreso de los estudiantes de 7 y 8 grado son para asegurar que tengamos recursos necesarios para limpiar y desinfectar adecuadamente entre cohortes. Si necesitamos hacer ajustes en los horarios de limpieza o traer recursos adicionales, esto nos da un margen para lograrlo. La seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal es muy importante y no deseamos apresurar a los estudiantes para que regresen y arriesgarnos a abrumar al personal de apoyo que hace toda la limpieza y desinfección entre los grupos. Nuevamente, todos los estudiantes que califiquen para el transporte pueden ser transportados para los grupos. La próxima semana los maestros proporcionarán a los estudiantes los horarios e información del grupo para que los estudiantes sepan cuándo van a venir a la escuela y qué clases están tomando. Cuando los estudiantes no estén en el campus, se les pedirá que trabajen de forma asincrónica. Esta será una combinación de tarea y acceso a materiales adicionales en sus aulas de Google. Puede esperar que los estudiantes dediquen un promedio de 120 a 150 minutos de trabajo adicional fuera de su horario escolar en persona. Todos los estudiantes recibirán instrucción básica durante la semana. Si un estudiante toma estudios sociales, inglés y un SEL / Study Hall, los lunes y miércoles, luego tomará matemáticas, ciencias y salud los martes y jueves. A cada estudiante se le proporcionará un horario. Los estudiantes de la cohorte de la mañana recibirán un desayuno y un almuerzo para llevar antes de salir por el día. Los estudiantes de la cohorte de la tarde recibirán un almuerzo y un bocadillo para llevar antes de salir por el día. Se requerirá que los estudiantes usen mascarillas y practiquen el distanciamiento social mientras estén en la escuela. Habrá 35 pies cuadrados de espacio entre los estudiantes en los salones de clases, mientras que habrá un espacio disponible para "descanso de la máscara" en cada salón. Los escritorios se limpiarán entre clases y los salones de clases se desinfectaran entre cohortes y al final del día. Uno de los cambios más importantes que se están realizando en la escuela intermedia es que los estudiantes no podrán usar casilleros. Todo lo que traen a la escuela debe caber en sus mochilas. Los estudiantes, mientras hacen la transición a clases, llevarán sus mochilas con ellos. Se espera que los estudiantes traigan carpetas con papel, bolígrafos y lápices, etc. Sin embargo, su maestro puede requerir que su estudiante haga gran parte de su trabajo en su Chromebook para mitigar la cantidad de papel que se pasa entre los estudiantes y su maestro. Es vital para la experiencia de aprendizaje que los estudiantes traigan su Chromebook provisto por la escuela, completamente cargado, a la escuela todos los días. Si su (s) estudiante (s) no recibió un Chromebook emitido por la escuela, por favor comuníquese con la oficina principal y le daremos a su estudiante un Chromebook. Según la política del distrito, los estudiantes no pueden traer sus propios dispositivos personales (computadoras portátiles, Chromebooks, tabletas) a la escuela. Si no se siente cómodo enviando a su (s) estudiante (s) a la escuela, comuníquese con Karena Smith, nuestra coordinadora de HOP del distrito. Su número es (541) 995-6551 ext. 229. También puede comunicarse con ella a través del correo electrónico firstname.lastname@example.org. Sé que estos son cambios importantes y, aunque algo de esto puede ser frustrante para usted, esto nos acerca un paso más a la escuela con el aspecto de antes. Obviamente, nuestro objetivo es devolver a todos los estudiantes a la educación presencial a tiempo completo y estamos trabajando para lograr este objetivo. Este es un primer paso importante. Si tiene alguna pregunta o preocupación, no dude en comunicarse conmigo. Realmente agradezco su apoyo y paciencia y continuamos trabajando a través de esta pandemia.
Dear Harrisburg Middle School Families, Last week I announced that we would be able to bring students back in for in-person learning. I want to take this opportunity to provide each of you the specifics as to what that will look like for your student(s). All students will be broken in two cohorts. Your student(s) will either come to the morning AM Cohort from 8:15 - 11:00 or the afternoon PM Cohort from 12:00 - 2:30. We will be placing a strong focus on core instruction (math, science, english, social studies, and health) Band will still be offered in-person to 5th and 6th grade students but will have to remain virtual for our 7th and 8th grade band students. I know this is not ideal but is the best solution that we have with the makeup of our staff and school and still follow social distancing guidelines. 5th and 6th grade students will return to school in a hybrid model on January 11th, 2021. If your student was already coming to school in the AM cohort for their limited in-person instruction model they will be a part of the AM Cohort . If they were coming in during the PM Cohort time they will continue to do so. All 5th and 6th grade students, who qualify for transportation, can be transported for both cohorts. 7th grade students will be welcomed back on campus in a hybrid model starting on January 19th, 2021. We will bring back 8th grade students on January 25th, 2021. 7th and 8th grade students' return dates are being staggered to ensure that we have the necessary resources to adequately clean and disinfect between cohorts. If we need to make adjustments to cleaning schedules or bring in additional resources this gives us a buffer to accomplish this. The safety of students and staff is extremely important and we do not wish to rush students back and risk overwhelming the support staff who do all of the cleaning and sanitizing between cohorts. Again, all students who qualify for transportation, can be transported for both cohorts.Next week teachers will provide students with schedules and cohort information so students know when they are coming to school and what classes they are taking. When students are not on campus they will still be required to work asynchronously. This will be a combination of homework and accessing additional materials in their google classrooms. You can expect students to spend an average of 120-150 minutes of additional work outside of their in-person school hours. All students will receive core instruction throughout the week. If a student takes Social Studies, English, and a SEL/Study Hall, on Mondays and Wednesdays, they will then take Math, Science, and Health on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each student will be provided with a schedule. AM Cohort students will receive a breakfast and a grab and go lunch before they leave for the day. PM Cohort students will receive a lunch and a grab and go snack before they leave for the day. Students will be required to wear facemasks and practice social distancing while on campus. There will be 35 square feet of space between students in classrooms while having an available “mask break” space in each classroom. Desks will be wiped down between classes and the classrooms will be disinfected between cohorts and at the end of the day. One of the major changes that is being made at the middle school is that students will not be allowed to use lockers. Everything they bring to school must fit within their backpacks. Students, as they transition to classes, will take their backpacks with them. Students will be expected to bring binders with paper, pens and pencils, etc. However, your teacher may require your student to do much of their work on their chromebook to mitigate the amount of paper that is passed between students and their teacher. It is vital to the learning experience that students bring their school issued chromebook, fully charged, to school on a daily basis. If your student(s) did not receive a school issued chromebook please contact the front office and we will get your student a chromebook. Per district policy, students are not allowed to bring their own personal devices (laptops, chromebooks, tablets) to school. If you do not feel comfortable sending your student(s) to school please contact Karena Smith, our district HOP Coordinator. Her number is (541) 995-6551 ext. 229. You may also reach her through email at email@example.com. Contact Karena Smithno later than January 12th. I know these are major changes and while some of this may be of frustration to you this does get us one step closer to school looking like it used to. Obviously, our goal is to return all students to full time in-person education and we are working towards this goal. This is an important first step. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. I truly appreciate your continued support and patience and we continue to work through this pandemic.
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. Respectfully, Pat Jarman - Middle School Principal
Estimadas familias de Harrisburg Middle School, Solo quería compartir una breve descripción del increíble trabajo que está sucediendo en la escuela secundaria. En primer lugar, ¡el quinto y sexto grado dieron la bienvenida a los estudiantes a sus salones de clases el 7 de Diciembre! Los estudiantes estaban un poco aprensivos y nerviosos al principio, pero sus maestros rápidamente los hicieron sentir cómodos. ¡Ha habido muchos cambios nuevos que los estudiantes tuvieron que aprender y han hecho un GRAN trabajo siguiendo las nuevas reglas! Los maestros de quinto y sexto grado han hecho un excelente trabajo al brindar experiencias prácticas de aprendizaje de manera segura. Los estudiantes han podido ver cómo se mueven las placas tectónicas y la causa y efecto de sus movimientos. ¡Los estudiantes también han podido recibir comentarios inmediatos sobre las habilidades que se enseñan en otras materias básicas! El personal de séptimo y octavo grado ha estado trabajando con estudiantes en la escuela en una capacidad limitada. Han trabajado en habilidades de trabajo en equipo, habilidades socioemocionales y en brindar apoyo académico a los estudiantes que pueden lograrlo. Recuerde, si desea enviar a su estudiante a la escuela intermedia para recibir instrucción limitada en persona, puede hacerlo de 1:30 pm a 3:00 pm. A partir del 4 de Enero de 2021, ofreceremos nuestra instrucción en persona de Lunes a Jueves durante el mismo horario. Nuestro Club de Robótica también tuvo su primera oportunidad de reunirse el 7 de Diciembre. Estudiantes de 5 a 8 grado. ¡Los miembros del Club de Robótica tienen la oportunidad de construir autos robóticos y conducirlos! Las clases se reanudarán el 4 de Enero de 2021 y seguirán siendo las mismas que ahora. Es emocionante ver a los estudiantes en la escuela y espero verlos nuevamente cuando regresemos en el nuevo año. ¡Esperamos que tenga unas maravillosas y emocionantes vacaciones de invierno! Respetuosamente, Pat Jarman Director de la escuela secundaria de Harrisburg
Dear Harrisburg Middle School Families, I just wanted to share a brief overview of the amazing work that is happening at the middle school. First of all, the 5th and 6th grade welcomed students into their classrooms on December 7th! Students were a little apprehensive and nervous at first but their teachers quickly made them feel at ease. There have been lots of new changes that students had to learn and they have done a GREAT job following the new rules! 5th and 6th grade teachers have done an excellent job of safely providing hands on learning experiences. Students have been able to see how tectonic plates move and the cause and effect of their movements. Students have been able to receive immediate feedback on skills being taught in other core subjects, as well! The 7th and 8th grade staff have been working with students on campus in a limited capacity. They have worked on team building skills, social emotional skills, and providing academic support for the students who can make it. Remember, if you wish to send your student to the middle school for limited in-person instruction you can do so from 1:30pm to 3:00 pm. Effective January 4th, 2021 we will be offering our in-person instruction Monday through Thursday during the same time slot. Our Robotics Club had their first opportunity to meet on December 7th, as well. 5th through 8th grade students. Robotics Club members get the opportunity to build robotic cars and drive them around! Classes will resume January 4th, 2021 and will remain the same as they are now. It is exciting to be seeing students on campus and I look forward to seeing them again when we return in the new year. We hope you have a wonderful and exciting winter break! Respectfully, Pat Jarman Harrisburg Middle School Principal
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!
Harrisburg Middle School's Yearbook Program needs your help! Due to the nature of this school year, getting photos is difficult. Below is a link to a Google Form, please take a look at the different categories to see what types of photos we are looking for. Any photos that you wish to contribute would be so helpful in creating a Yearbook that will serve as a lasting memory for our 5th - 8th grade students. Please contact Miss. Rivas if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for your help! https://forms.gle/8Gkpe82YPM6XGxYo8
Winter Spirit Week December 14th- 17th Monday - Spirit of the Season/ Character Celebration (Represent your favorite Holiday or Holiday Character) Tuesday- Candy Cane Day (Wear Red & White) Wednesday- Deck the Halls (Wear Holiday Hats, Socks, Scarf...) Thursday - Ugly Sweater Day
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.
Dear 5th and 6th Grade Harrisburg Middle School Families, This is an exciting time for our 5th and 6th grade students! We will be offering an AM and PM in-person instruction time for all students in the 5th and 6th grade per our Oregon Department of Education mandates. As of right now your student(s) should have been contacted as to which cohort, either AM or PM that they have been placed in. Please understand that we have received many requests for placement and we did our best to accommodate each of those requests. Our AM cohort will be on campus from 8:15 - 10:15 every day while our PM cohort will be on campus from 11:30 - 1:30. We have developed a very comprehensive cleaning and sanitation protocol that is aligned with ODE, OHA and CDC guidelines. Classrooms and bathrooms will be thoroughly cleaned between the AM and PM cohorts and will be thoroughly cleaned again after the PM cohort, as well. We are also providing mask break stations in all classrooms for when your student needs a brief break from wearing their masks. All students who are being transported to school by their parents or guardians will drop students off at the front of the middle school at 8:10. Per ODE guidelines we cannot allow students to be dropped off any earlier than 8:10. Students will enter the school through the lobby and will walk to the back of the school and then proceed to their classrooms. There will be staff along the way to help keep students socially distanced and to make sure they are going in the right direction. Students who are riding the bus will be dropped off at 8:10 and will then proceed to their classroom following signs and staff member direction. Students will exit the building in the same way they enter. The PM cohort students will be dropped off no earlier than 11:15 at the front entrance of the middle school. As with the AM cohort those students will walk through the lobby on their way to their classrooms. All students will have the opportunity to receive food when they enter and leave campus. AM cohort students can receive breakfast when they come to campus and lunch when they leave. PM cohort students can receive lunch when they enter campus and a snack when they leave. Staff will be working closely with students to teach them the new protocols and procedures that we have in place. This will be a big learning curve for most and will take some time getting used to the new changes. If you have questions please direct them to your student(s) teacher as they will be able to answer your questions. Of course, if you do not wish to have your student(s) on campus then CDL is still an option. The 5th and 6th grade teachers have developed a comprehensive plan to continue to offer CDL to those who still need it. Check in with your teachers to find out more information.
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 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
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.
Good morning Families! Don't forget food pick up for the week will be held today and tomorrow (Monday and Tuesday) from 12:15 - 1:30 at Harrisburg Christian Church. We have bags of 4 breakfasts and 4 lunches (for each child)for children ages 0-18. First come, first served. Families may only pick up meals for their own family members.
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!
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.
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 --
Hola familias de la escuela secundaria de Harrisburg, Ya llegó el tiempo y nos estamos preparando para las Conferencias de Padres/Maestros. Normalmente las conferencias son en persona pero las restricciones de COVID estamos obligados hacerlas virtuales este año. Las conferencias también serán un poco más temprano este año, llegando el 12 y 13 de Noviembre. Conferencias pensaran a las 8 de la mañana hasta 8 de la tarde. Habrá pausas para el almuerzo y la cena de una hora a las 12:00 y las 17:00, respectivamente. Aquí está el calendario de la conferencia: 12 y 13 de Noviembre 8am - 12pm 1pm - 5pm 6pm - 8pm Los maestros van a publicar un enlace Zoom de "Conferencia" en sus clases de Google junto con un calendario de horas en las que estarán disponibles.Dado que no estamos programando horarios para que los padres se reúnan con los maestros, debera unirse en el cuarto de esperar virtual para poder hablar con el maestro/a. Tenga paciencia con este proceso, es nuevo para todos nosotros. Si no puede conectarse con todos los maestros durante las conferencias, no dude en comunicarse con ellos individualmente y establecer un horario alternativo para reunirse con ellos. Gracias por su apoyo continuando el aprendizaje de distancia integral haciendo lo mejor que podemos hacer para todos. Respetuosamente, Pat Jarman Director de la escuela secundaria de Harrisburg
Hello Harrisburg Middle School Families, It is that time of year again and we are gearing up for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Normally conferences are in person but due to COVID restrictions we are forced to make them virtual this year. Conferences will also be a little bit earlier than normal as they will be on November 12th and November 13th. Conferences will begin at 8am and run until 8pm. There will be hour long lunch and dinner breaks at 12pm and 5pm respectively. Here is the conference schedule: November 12 and 13 8am - 12pm 1pm - 5 pm 6pm - 8pm Teachers are going to post a “Conference” Zoom link in their google classrooms along with a schedule of times that they will be available. Since we are not scheduling times for parents to meet with teachers, you will need to join the specific teacher’s waiting room for the teacher to speak with you. Please be patient with this process, it is new to all of us. If you are unable to connect with all of the teachers during conferences then feel free to reach out to them individually and set up an alternative time to meet with them. Thank you for your continued support in making Comprehensive Distance Learning the best we can make it for all. Respectfully, Pat Jarman Harrisburg Middle School Principal
English packet pick-up Monday, 11/2 Dear families, The next packet for English will be in the entry area near the middle school office for pick-up beginning Monday, Nov. 2. Please check your child's name off the list when you pick up your packet. Thank you! Ms. Rapp
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.
Dear Harrisburg Middle School Families, As you know this has been a challenging start to a challenging year. We are officially through the first quarter of the school year and we have learned many amazing things about our staff, students, and families during these extraordinary times. I want you to know that staff have worked tirelessly to provide the best education for all students. We’re all working on new learning platforms and adjusting as we’re experiencing successes and failures. We also recognize the resiliency of our students and the tremendous effort that they put in during all their zoom meetings. As the building principal I am tasked with creating a schedule that fits the guidelines set by the Oregon Department of Education. I also try to mirror, as closely as possible, the high school so our students are prepared for the challenges that come with being a high school student. Our current schedule allows for small breaks between classes and a lunch in the middle of the day, followed by two more classes in the afternoon. I have spoken with many of you, observed students and staff during zoom meetings, looked at attendance and grade data and have determined that our current schedule is not conducive to what is best for our students. Students need a break from screens and need to be done earlier in the day. Therefore I am making a change to the current schedule. Our new schedule will still start at 8:05 and students will still go through all seven class periods. Instead of classes being forty-five minutes long they will now be thirty minutes in length. There will also be a ten minute “passing period” between each class to allow time for students to stretch their legs, grab a drink and snack, or use the restroom, or just be a kid for ten minutes. There will be a twenty-five minute break after second period for students to have breakfast and get away from their screens for a time. After breakfast students will continue through their schedule as normal. Student’s classes will not change and there will be no new links to learn. Everything will stay the same. The only change will be the times of each class. Here is what your student’s new time schedule will be: 1st period: 8:05 - 8:35 2nd period: 8:45 - 9:15 Break 9:15 - 9:40 3rd period: 9:40 - 10:10 4th period: 10:20 - 10:50 5th period: 11:00 - 11:30 6th period: 11:40 - 12:10 7th period: 12:20 - 12:50 In this new schedule we are also eliminating PE classes. PE is a whole year class. Right now there are no zoom meetings for students who are in PE; only a log that must be filled out. We are eliminating the log that students need to fill out. So, if your student has PE then this becomes an additional screen break for them. Our major hope is that attendance and grades will improve, along with staff and student morale, by shortening the zoom day. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the main middle school office.
Harrisburg Middle School Grades 5-8 Picture Day will be held in the Gym on Nov 12th, please drop in anytime between 10am and 6pm!
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.
**7th & 8th Grade Only** Dear Parents, Beginning the week of Oct. 12, students will be using packets for English class. This should make things a lot easier for students, who can work directly on the printed pages to annotate stories, complete graphic organizers, and engage more directly in activities. It should also facilitate their learning, as they can use their devices more often to simply view the class and the teacher's shared screen, and they can avoid having to switch screen views constantly to see the text/story material, a particular worksheet, and/or Google Classroom, for example. Packets will be available for pick-up this afternoon (Wednesday, Oct. 14) between 2:30 and 4:30, and also on Thursday. Generally, packet pickup moving forward will be scheduled for Mondays. We will advise students and parents when the next packets are ready to be picked up.
7th & 8th Grade Dear Parents, Beginning the week of Oct. 12, students will be using packets for English class. This should make things a lot easier for students, who can work directly on the printed pages to annotate stories, complete graphic organizers, and engage more directly in activities. It should also facilitate their learning, as they can use their devices more often to simply view the class and the teacher's shared screen, and they can avoid having to switch screen views constantly to see the text/story material, a particular worksheet, and/or Google Classroom, for example. Packets for next week will be available for pick-up this afternoon (Thursday, Oct. 8) between 2:30 and 4:30, and also on Monday. Generally, packet pickup moving forward will be scheduled for Mondays. We will advise students and parents when the next packets are ready to be picked up. Thank you!
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.
5 day school week September 21- 25
Robotics Club applications must be submitted by Sunday, September 20th. Robotics Club application link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOUUoHou0_lPEwxSbKaBf9UBKkRhEJ1Re6OOfOhGLtzxz3Hg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Tuesday, September 15th School will be in session. Comprehensive Distance Learning 8:05-2:25
UPDATE School is canceled for Monday, September 14th.
Harrisburg School District will be closed Friday, September 11th due to hazardous air quality, poor visibility and evacuation status of some employees. Comprehensive Distance Learning for grades 2-12 and in person limited instruction for Kindergarteners and first graders will begin on Monday, September 14th. If you need anything please contact your schools main office or the district office.
Due to Hazardous air quality, all Harrisburg schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, September 10th.
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.
Hola! Quería darles información adicional que se publicó en el sitio web de nuestro distrito sobre el próximo horario de la escuela secundaria de su hijo/a. Aquí hay la descomposición de cómo será el día a través del aprendizaje a distancia. Cada estudiante recogerá su horario con sus clases en la lista. Cada estudiante tendrá inglés, matemáticas, estudios sociales, ciencias, y salud. Si su estudiante está en AVID, tomará la electiva AVID. Si su estudiante estaba en banda, todavía tiene la opción de tomar banda. Lo mismo ocurre con la educación física. Sin embargo, los estudiantes que toman la electiva AVID, no pueden tomar banda ni educación física. Deben elegir entre banda y educación física si desean tomar la electiva AVID. Aquí tenemos un ejemplo de el diario horario: Per. 1 Estudios Sociales Per. 2 Matematicas Per. 3 Sciencia Per 4 Salud Per. 5 Educación Física Per. 6 Ingles Per. 7 Banda Cada estudiante tendrá que estar en clases por 45 minutos y van a tener 5 minutos de descanso entre clases. En términos de cómo será el día de su estudiante, imagina un día de escolar típico. Los estudiantes se reunirán con su maestro/a cada período y recibirán instrucción como lo recibirán si estuvieran en persona. Los maestros darán tiempo para completar sus notas o pueden asignar a darles trabajo. El personal y estudiantes será esperado a continuar con Zoom durante de las clases. Dependerá del maestro/a cuánto tiempo dedicará a la enseñanza y cuánto tiempo dedicará a los estudiantes trabajando en la clase. Una vez a la semana , el personal estará disponible durante de las horas de oficina en caso de que los estudiantes necesitan apoyo adicional. Los estudiantes revisaran su horario diario. El objetivo es imitar un día escolar normal en persona lo más posible. La tarea se entregará cuando el/la maestro/a lo considere necesario. Sin embargo, la tarea no será concurrido.Si tiene una pregunta o preocupación por favor no dude en comunicarse con la oficina de la escuela.
Hello! I wanted to provide you with some additional information that was posted to our district website about your child’s upcoming middle school schedule. Here is a breakdown of what their day will look like through distance learning. Each student will get a schedule with their classes listed. Each student will have English, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Health. If your student is in AVID they will take the AVID elective. If your student was in band then they still have the option to take band. The same goes for PE. However, students who take the AVID elective cannot take band and PE. They must choose between band and PE if they wish to take the AVID elective. Here is an example of what a schedule could look like: Per. 1 Social Studies Per. 2 Math Per. 3 Science Per. 4 Health Per. 5 PE Per. 6 English Per. 7 Band Each student will get 45 mins in each class and will get a 5 minute break between all classes. In terms of what your student’s day will look like, imagine a typical school day. Students will meet with their teacher each period and will receive instruction like they would if they were in person. Then, teachers can give students time to complete notes or they can assign students work to do. Staff and students will be expected to remain on Zoom for the duration of the class period. It will be up to the teacher as to how much time they dedicate to teaching and how much time they dedicate to students working on class work. Once a week staff will be available for office hours should students need additional support. Students will go through their schedule on a daily basis. The goal is to mimic a normal, in-person, school day as much as possible. Homework will be given out as the teacher deems it necessary. However, homework will not be busy work. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to the middle school office.
Student school supply fair Saturday, September 5th from 10am-12pm Harrisburg Christian Church
Middle School Student Schedule & Device Pick-Up Pick-up will be held in the middle school gym : Tuesday, September 1st 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 2nd 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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.
Dear Harrisburg Parents and Guardians, First of all I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to be serving the district, you, and our students in this new role. This will be a very challenging year for you, your students, and staff. However, despite these challenges I believe that we can still have a great year and meet the needs of all students and keep them on a path to success. It will take everyone working together as a team to accomplish this but I believe we can make it happen! Additionally, I want to thank you for your patience with us as you have waited for key information about the upcoming school year. Like you we have been patiently waiting for guidance from the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority. Please understand that we have worked tirelessly to develop a plan for your children to bring them the best education possible. Our Governor, along with representatives from the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority have developed metrics that will aid us in determining when we can safely bring your children back to school. Currently, our Linn County metrics only allow us to provide a Comprehensive Distance Learning model to all students grades 5-8. This is a state level decision. As of right now it is the district’s intent to provide Comprehensive Distance Learning and maintain this model for the first nine weeks of the school year. During this time we will be continuing to monitor the state mandates and the county metrics and reassess our current model. If state mandates and county metrics, at the time, support in-person learning for the middle school then we will begin the transition process and implement a gradual return to a normal school model. If the mandates and metrics do not support in-person learning then we will continue with our Comprehensive Distance Learning model. I want to be clear about our distance learning model. The new distance learning model has very clear mandates from the Oregon Department of Education. Things will not be the same as they were during the spring. Our distance learning model will be robust, rigorous, and challenging. Daily attendance will be required. Grades matter and will be assigned with each assignment. Instructor feedback will be given. My goal is to have distance learning simulate a normal school day, as much as possible. Students will go through their daily schedule. Their school day will start at 8:05 and continue until 2:30. Classes will be 45 minutes in length and students will have 5 minutes in between classes. There will be a forty minute lunch break at 11:20. Students will be required to be in every class, every day; much like they would be during a normal school year. If we have a positive case of COVID-19 in our school or district, the Oregon Health Authority will guide us through the appropriate course of action. If a positive case does occur please understand that it is not the school district’s authority to determine closure. That determination will reside with the Oregon Health Authority. We will be creating two transition plans. One will be to go from Comprehensive Distance Learning to a normal school model. The other will be to go from Comprehensive Distance Learning to a hybrid learning model. My goal is to be well prepared for both situations. I know many of you still have questions and concerns. I am hopeful that this letter will help to answer some of those questions and ease some of your concerns. Along with being your principal I am also a parent of an elementary school student and I share all of your concerns and anxiety. I know my son’s school is working hard to provide him with the safest learning environment possible. That is the same that I am tirelessly working on. Your students, as the have my previous ten years mean the world to me and I promise you that we will provide an enriching learning experience for your students. My staff will be appropriately trained on putting together a distance learning plan and will work very hard to make sure that your students are getting a quality education. I could not be more proud of them and excited to work with these amazing educators. We’re in this together, and together we will make this work! Very sincerely, Pat Jarman
REMINDER -8th Grade Promotion Tonight! After much consideration we are pleased to announce that we will be holding an 8th grade promotion on Monday, June 29 at 6 pm. Due to the social distancing guidelines that are still in place we will be utilizing the school bus turnaround area for a drive thru ceremony. Families can start lining up at 5:45 pm. Traffic should start on 6th street and then wrap around Smith street to enter the bus circle. Thank you!
Middle School supply lists for 20/21 have been uploaded. School> Documents>School Information> Forms & Docs
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.
8th Grade Promotion Slideshow https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GFYfwwTN2COQg6Uto2j-AKq0GLwyLXWN/view?usp=sharing
Harrisburg Middle School 8th grade families, We are at the end of a crazy and unprecedented year for our students and staff. After much consideration we are pleased to announce that we will be holding an 8th grade promotion on Monday, June 29 at 6 pm. Due to the social distancing guidelines that are still in place we will be utilizing the school bus turnaround area for a drive thru ceremony. If you have any questions, concerns or if you are wanting to help plan the ceremony please feel free to contact Anna Lidbeck as she will be coordinating the event. Thank you! Go Eagles!
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
Hi 8th Grade Parents! We are interested in finding out which current 8th graders who will be 9th graders in the fall, are interested in participating in Fall athletics. If you have a student who is interested in participating in an Fall sport, please send your student's name, contact phone #, email address and which sport they would be interested in partcipating in to Megan Collett @ email@example.com. Please send this information to Megan Collett no later than June 15, 2020. Thank you!
***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 the drop-off locations. 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.
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
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.
The decision has been made to make our second semester (3rd and 4th quarters combined) Pass/NoPass for all students grades 7-11. This will hopefully take some of the pressure off of our families and students as we work to provide education through distance learning. Thank you.
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.
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
The end of the 3rd Quarter is this Friday April 10th. Students will have the option of keeping their current 3rd quarter grade(s), (College credit classes excluded) or work directly with their teacher to complete missing items, or alternative assignments to improve their grade(s). Any student that has made prior arrangements with their teacher and is not finished with work by April 10th will be given an incomplete for the 3rd quarter and will have until April 24th to complete these requirements. Please work directly with your teacher(s) if you would like the opportunity to improve grades prior to the end of the 3rd quarter.
April 2, 2020 Please review the following update regarding the expectations and details of distance learning for Harrisburg Jr/Sr High School students: Our staff has spent this week (March 30-April 2) working hard to adapt to the world of distant learning. They have been very involved with developing creative ways to educate our students remotely. All of this starts with making sure all of our families have the necessary equipment and materials to access education. Starting next week (April 6-9) you should be able to access material for your students to work on. During this week please make sure that contact is made with each of your student’s teachers. The expectation is that your student needs to make contact with each of their teachers at least once per week. This can occur in a variety of ways which includes email, Zoom, or by phone. Our goal for this week is that everyone (staff, students, and parents) becomes familiar with the process of distance learning. I am asking my teachers not to enter grades this week as we realize there will be some challenges that need to be overcome and I don’t want additional stress placed on students that are adjusting to this style of learning. On April 13th we will officially start providing Distance Learning where teachers will be establishing due dates, requiring assignments and assessments, providing feedback, and entering grades. The expectation is that students will spend approximately 30 minutes per day for each of their classes. Students will also need to continue to make weekly check-ins with their teachers. This will provide the opportunity for all students to earn their credits for the second semester. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work together to provide the best possible education for our students during these challenging circumstances.
Virtual Spirit Week! Monday- Pajama Day Tuesday- Bring Your Pet Day Wednesday- Beach Day Thursday- Game Day Friday - Eagle Spirit Day Post on Social Media! Use #EagleStrong Email your pictures and videos to Kalyssa.firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Friday, March 13th - SCHOOL IN SESSION
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
Our HS Girls basketball played a tough game against the number 1 seed but fell 60-47 in the end. They overcame a 21-2 deficit in the first quarter and got within 3 points at the half. Good effort Eagles! Tomorrow they will play the winner of the 4 and 5 seed game at 9am at Marshfield HS. Go Eagles!
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
HJHS Annual Staff vs. Student Basketball Game Fundraiser When: Friday, March 13th Where: HJHS Gym Time: Tip-off at 6 PM Admission: $5 for Adults, $2 for students and kids Come join us for a night of fun and games for everyone. We will have a Pepsi Shoot-out for 2 Liters, 50/50 Raffle, concessions, and more. Some staff will even be taking a whip cream pie to the face after the game. *This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. All money will go to the HJHS general student body fund to help with field trips, Armitage Park BBQ, and other school activities. Thank you for your support of the students at HJHS!
This week is a 5 day school week. School will be in session Friday, February 28th.
President's Day- School In Session Monday, February 17th
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!
First Semester Award Assembly Thursday, February 13th @ 12pm Harrisburg Junior High GYM
No School Monday - Martin Luther King Jr Day