Patriot Press January 22, 2021

Harris Elementary School

National Blue Ribbon School 2020 - Harris Elementary School

Clothes for Clinic

We are in need of some new or lightly used girls clothes for our clinic in all child sizes S - XL. Occasionally, a child needs to change clothes at school, and having items on hand helps us take care of student needs. If you are able to donate, you are welcome to drop these off in our office. We can use all seasons of pants, leggings, shirts, socks and underwear for girls. Thank you in advance.


Over the next couple of weeks, Harris students will participate in our second NWEA test this year. When the results are ready, you will be able to see your child's academic progress. Teachers and school staff use the results of this test to plan for individual student instruction. NWEA performance is also used as one pathway to determine high ability placements as described on the GC High Ability program guide found on the Greenfield-Central Website.

Profile of a GC Graduate

Congratulations to these students who have been recognized by their classroom teacher as this month's character winners! Our future looks great with these future GC Graduates!


As a reminder, a requirement to onsite learning is supplying a clean mask for school everyday. Thank you for your continued attention to this serious matter.

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

  • *Journey Bags is a local organization that provides a week's worth of new and gently used clothing and hygiene products for children in need. If your child is in need of more clothing (no coats) or you would like more information, contact Tammi Caldwell at 812-473-6451.
  • *Changing Footprints is a local organization that provides new and gently used shoes for families in need. Shoes are available for all ages, infant through adult. Please contact Katie Hall at Harris Elementary for further information.

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

Third Grade Families

Each year our third grade students participate in IREAD and ILEARN, which are state standardized tests that we are required to give students in grade 3. These tests assess progress and proficiency in core areas of learning. Below you will see a link to a note to parents from the Indiana Department of Education. Look for more information these assessments later this winter and early spring.


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.

Parent Teacher Organization

Thank You to PTO

This week, every student was provided with a new lanyard for second semester from our wonderful PTO. Thanks for all you do to support them!

PTO: We have a wonderful Parent Teacher Organization. They have been so generous in helping buy some new things we need for the unique year we are facing, including: lanyards for face masks, additional traffic cones for our car line, and updated recess equipment for students and teachers. There will be more info from them on how and when they will meet. This year, we will need to focus on low or no contact fundraising options. Your support will be helpful in continuing to have the great resources we enjoy for Harris students. Thank you in advance for your support and generosity.


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.

Stay Connected with Harris

Future Dates at Harris

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

Harris Specific Dates

  • All Grade NWEA Testing Window: Jan. 21-Feb 3rd
  • President's Day (No School/Weather Make Up Day): February 15th
  • 3rd Grade IREAD Testing Window: March 8-19th
  • Spring Break: March 15-26th
  • 3rd Grade ILEARN Testing Window: April 19-May 14th

Opportunities Around GC

GCHS Drama Presents

Tickets are now on sale for the GCHS Drama Department's upcoming production of Almost, Maine. This PG-13 production tells 9 different love stories within the fictional town of Almost in the state of Maine. Audience members select their socially-distanced seats via our ticketing platform, and seats are automatically blocked off around you and your party. ECA tickets are available!

Fall Edition of GC Blue and Gold Athletic Department Newsletter

We sent home entrance cards to use when joining NASA for their community events!


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