Patriot Press February 12, 2021

Harris Elementary School

National Blue Ribbon School 2020 - Harris Elementary School

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3rd Grade IREAD Test

As required by law in Indiana, we will take the IREAD test prior to spring break with just our 3rd grade students. This test will be administered beginning on Monday, March 8 - March 10, 2021. We appreciate you not scheduling appointments during the morning on these dates. Please be on time for school.

  • Monday, March 8
  • Tuesday, March 9
  • Wednesday, March 10

Kindergarten 2021/2022

Registration for kindergarten in 2021/2022 is now open. Please click below for more information about the great programs GC offers.

Cougar Cubs PreSchool 2021/2022

Cougar Cubs Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Please visit gcsc.k12.in.us to access our online application. On our website, you will also find a description of our program offerings and a link to our updated Family Handbook, which provides information about our philosophy, program goals, curriculum, assessment, and much more.

Questions regarding preschool should be sent to Alisha Savage at asavage@gcsc.k12.in.us

Travel Over Spring Break

When considering your spring break travel, please read below for important information regarding current travel restrictions.

  • On January 26, 2021, the CDC issued an order regarding COVID-19 testing prior to boarding a flight for re-entry to the United States when traveling back from a foreign country (USVI and Puerto Rico are included on this list). Additionally, there are post-travel quarantine guidelines for each country, which apply even if crossing a border via any transportation method.
  • Information can be found on testing requirements and on post-travel quarantine guidelines by clicking on each country found in the CDC Map and Travel Notices link below.
  • Please keep these guidelines in mind when making any upcoming travel plans. Students and staff traveling outside of the US will be expected to adhere to the current requirements regarding quarantine periods and testing.
  • Additionally, you should not travel if you are sick, have suspected or been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have been around someone with suspected or diagnosed COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Doing so may spread the disease to others unnecessarily. The When to Delay Travel document is an excellent resource to help you determine if you should stay home.
  • Thank you for taking the time to review this important information.

Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Schedule

In the event of inclement weather this year, we will continue to use the virtual learning model so that new instruction can be delivered and the year not be extended to make up for the missed day(s). Unlike with past weather days, we will be utilizing more “live” instruction which will mirror a typical school day. During an inclement weather day, your students day will begin at 8:30 am and all instruction will conclude by 2:00pm. Your teacher will contact you with more specific information when the need arises.

Local Resources

If you need information on local agencies supporting families who may be facing food insecurities, please click on the link below for more information.


Thank you for continuing to be diligent in your efforts to keep your family and other Harris students healthy and safe. Please self screen at home and be sure that you don't send a sick child to school this year. In addition, if any member of your household has a pending COVID-19 test, you should not send your child to school until the results of that test return negative. Thanks for helping us slow the spread at this difficult time of year.


All items subject to change as new guidance is received.


Breakfast and Lunch

* For the remainder of the school year, all students will have access to one free breakfast and lunch.

2-Hour Delays & Breakfast: Harris does NOT serve breakfast on 2-Hour delays.

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Future Dates at Harris

*The following dates are tentative and are subject to change based on national, state, and local guidance.

Harris Specific Dates

  • President's Day (No School/Weather Make Up Day): February 15th
  • 3rd Grade IREAD Testing Window: March 8-19th (Testing on March, 8, 9, & 10)
  • Spring Break: March 15-26th
  • 3rd Grade ILEARN Testing Window: April 19-May 14th

Opportunities Around GC

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