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Patriot Press October 4, 2019

News from Harris

Stay connected with the latest from Harris!

School Pictures/ Picture Retakes: Due to a vendor issue, we don't have the pictures taken in August for you to preview yet, but we will get them to families as soon as they arrive. As a result of the vendor delay, picture retakes have been rescheduled for October 31, 2019. Lifetouch has been in contact with us, and they are working on this. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thanks for being flexible and understanding.

eLearning: All buildings will be closed to students on the planned eLearning days (November 7th and February 5th). This is a change in practice from last year. The corporation is working with the Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA for possible daycare opportunities for those who may need this. More information regarding daycare options will be shared as it becomes available.

Parent Teacher Conferences: These will we held on October 28th and 30th. If you have not already arranged for one, please reach out to your child's teacher to schedule a conference.

Staffing Update:  Mr. Bastin, our Physical Education teacher, is taking a leave of absence. We are working to fill this position and will keep you posted. We look forward to his return.

Kindergarten: If you haven’t registered your child yet for an Indiana CollegeChoice 529 account through the Hancock County Promise - register today! Go to hancockcountypromise.org Video instructions on how to register can be found below.

Field Trips and Parent Volunteers

If you plan to attend a field trip with your student, you must have a background check on file. Please complete the Volunteer Application for this background check. The system has a delay, so you want to be sure to take care of this well in advance. The link is below.

Parent Volunteers: Our volunteer profile form is available for the 19-20 school year. Just click the link below! You have to be approved to work as a classroom volunteer and to chaperone field trips. The system has a delay, so you want to be sure to take care of this well in advance of volunteering.

Lunch Accounts: You may put lunch money in your child's account at www.ezschoolpay.com. There is a small fee and you will need your child's student number found in PowerSchool. Lunch money may also be submitted by check. Please be sure to keep your child's lunch account in good standing. Additionally, our cafeteria computer system does not have the capabilities to put a "block" on student lunch accounts for purchasing extra lunch items. Please talk to your child if you do not want them purchasing extra items.

Book Rental: You may still submit this if you have not. Thanks to those who have already paid or set up payment plans. If you are on a deferred payment, then the due date will be September 20, 2019. Click on the button for the fees.

PTO: There was a really nice turn out at the first meeting. Thank you for your interest in helping Harris. The next meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 6, @ 2:30 PM here at Harris. We hope you can join them.

Immunizations: If you have not turned in your child's shot records, you will receive a letter in the mail in the next few days, and we will be contacting you by phone. If you are unsure of your status, please feel free to reach out to us. All records must be received by 8:00 am on September 20th. The Hancock Health Department offers immunizations and you can contact them to set this up. If you need assistance contact our school nurse at cbarkdull@gcsc.k12.in.us or call us at 317-467-6731.

Attendance: We encourage all of our students to attend school whenever they are well enough to do so. Good school attendance is important in helping students achieve academic and social/emotional success.

Calendar Items

Fall Break - October 7-18

Picture Retake Day - Thursday, October 31

**CHANGE IN DATE: Fall Book Fair - October 25 - November 1.

Parent Teacher Conferences - Monday, Oct. 28

Parent Teacher Conferences - Wednesday, Oct. 30

Book Fair Family Night - Wednesday, Oct. 30 (5-7)

Picture Retakes - Thursday, Oct. 31

PTO Meeting- Wednesday, November 6

ELearning Day 1 - Thursday, November 7

Veteran's Day Program - Monday, November 11

Thanksgiving Break - November 27-29

Winter Break - December 23-January 3

2nd Semester Begins - January 6

ELearning Day 2- Wednesday, February 5

New From Around GC and the Local Community

Stay tuned for updates as we receive them throughout the year.

The Athletic Department at Greenfield-Central is excited to share with you the first edition of The Blue and Gold. The Blue and Gold is meant to provide you with event recaps, information about our teams, coaches and community members, spotlight our sponsors and build support for all of our student-athletes. Our goal is to release three editions of The Blue and Gold each year.

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