Patriot Press May 15, 2020

eLEARNING Schedule

*All schedules are subject to changes in response to recommendations from the Indiana Department of Education.

Engaging in School

Teachers at Harris have been working hard to develop and offer new, engaging instructional content. They are prioritizing standards and student progress. There is so much great teaching being pushed out on slide decks or happening during live Google Meet sessions. We are grateful to the many families who continue to prioritize the learning when and how they can. If you need help, please reach out to us so we can make this manageable for your family. We look forward to more great days together as Harris.

Kindergarten Registration

Greenfield-Central is pleased to offer an online experience for Kindergarten Registration. Please click on the link below to register a kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Students who are age 5 by August 1, 2020 are eligible to register.

Device Return

As a district we continue to adhere to the guidance of the governor and the state department of education. Under their direction, buildings remain closed to non essential activity and staff through June 30th. Until further guidance is issued, devices will remain with students planning a return to GC in 2020-2021. If you do not plan to attend a GC school next year, you can arrange for device return by emailing support@gcsc.k12.in.us

Student Items

GC schools will continue to meet the requirement for buildings to remain closed. At this time, non essential items will remain secured in the building. When arrangements to pick up items (supplies, yearbooks, etc.) are made, our families will be notified.

Food Service: Meal Kits

Tech Support

If you need tech support for your child's device, please send an email to support@gcsc.k12.in.us stating the student's name, school, and tech issue. The tech department will respond by Google Meet, email, phone, or possibly appointment, if the issue cannot be fixed remotely.

Virtual Learning Confidentiality Statement

School Assistance Requests

If you need assistance or have a concern, please contact your child's teacher, our school counselor or the principal. Phone calls to Harris are not currently being answered. Please use the link below for staff email addresses or utilize your teacher's messaging system.

School Counselor Connection

Message from Mrs. Hall- Harris School Counselor

Here are some helpful tips for parents and caregivers.

This week there are many celebrations happening virtually among classes. Usually this is quite an exciting time of the school year filled with field trips, parties, award programs, field day, etc., but due to the current circumstances, many students are wrapping up this school year without that closure. Students are not going to have the opportunity to say an in-person goodbye to their classmates or teachers, which will be tough on all of us, especially our third grade students. At a time when you would typically see smiling faces, bright eyes, and heads filled with fun summer plans, this year you may see some frowns and even a few tears. Instead of simply saying, "stop crying" the graphic below provides some alternative responses to use when talking with your child. I hope you find these helpful.

We greatly appreciate you partnering with us over the past couple of months. You and your student have worked very hard to make this happen, so don't forget to plan a little celebration for the both of you!

Please reach out to Mrs. Hall by email if you have a need and are looking for various community resources during the next few weeks. She will contact you back.

  • School Counselor: Katie Hall
  • Office Hours: 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Email: khall@gcsc.k12.in.us

Stay Connected with Harris

Community Resources

NEW:  The Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County will be providing free snacks and meals to all children in Hancock County under 18 years of age on all Fridays in May, from 4:30-6:30pm -- first come, first serve, while supplies last. The drive-thru pick-up will take place at the front entrance of the club in Greenfield, 715 E. Lincoln St.

Wifi Access: GC has made wireless access available in the Eden South parking lot, and the main parking lot at Maxwell Intermediate Schools. You can park in the parking lot and join GC-Public wifi without a password in those locations.

Wifi: the Hancock County Public Library has extended their Wifi into the parking lot of the library here in Greenfield. Feel free to use this service as you social distance

Support with Be Well Indiana!

For many of our fellow Hoosiers, struggling with mental health issues or feelings like stress, grief or anxiety may not be something they’ve experienced before. As part of the Be Well Indiana initiative, we’re providing access to tools and resources that can help people identify what they may be feeling and connect to resources that can help them through it.

Since its launch one week ago, over 25,000 people have visited BeWellIndiana.org, and we’re just getting started with the resources and tools available.

Through BeWellIndiana.org, Hoosiers can take one of several Mental Health Self-Assessments offered by Mental Health America specific to their needs or what they may be feeling. These quick snapshots of mental health can help the user decide if they could better manage their feelings or if they should seek additional support.

HCPL: Summer Reading Challenge

  • Everyone is invited to join the Hancock County Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge!
  • Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge on our website hcplibrary.org beginning June 1.
  • Kids receive a paperback book and a surprise after reading 5 hours and teens receive a paperback book after reading 10 hours. Every hour they read and log through August 1 earns them an entry to a prize drawing of their choice.
  • Sign up for our newsletter to receive information about the library’s fun weekly programs and activities on our Facebook page. Upcoming virtual programs include Daniel Lusk Magic Show, Amazon John, Madcap Puppets, and ComedySportz. In addition, DIY craft videos and take-home crafts will be available.
  • Your student has a digital library card number that can be found in their school portal. Curbside pick-up is available as of May 18. Check out e-materials through Overdrive and Hoopla to keep reading all summer long.

Hancock Health

Summer Edition of Boomerang Magazine

Camp Invention

At this time, GC still intends to host Camp Invention at JB Stephens.

Do your kids need something to look forward to this summer? Camp Invention is coming to J.B. Stephens Elementary on July 13-17! Watch this Camp Invention 2020 video to get a preview of what students will experience. The National Inventors Hall of Fame also compiled this At Home STEM Activity Guide for families.

We now have $100 scholarships available to help families send their children to camp! A huge thanks goes out to our community partners: Hancock Health, Duke Energy and Greenfield-Central School Foundation. Complete this Camp Invention Scholarship Form to receive scholarship support. (If we have to cancel or change camp dates, full refunds will be issued to parents.)

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Leliaert at lleliaert@gcsc.k12.in.us or Krista Steeno at ksteeno@gcsc.k12.in.us

Dental Health Opportunity


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