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