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Patriot Press April 3, 2020

eLEARNING Schedule

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

We trust that this week has gone well for you and your family. We continue to wish you health and safety during these unusual times. Teachers have been working hard to grow in the area of engaging eLearning opportunities for students using a full-time virtual platform. They have shared that they enjoyed connecting with and seeing students this week. Thanks for all you are doing to partner with us to keep the students engaged and supported. Parents, we are cheering you on, just as you always do for us! We are all in this together.

As a reminder, your teachers will continue to be available during their identified office hours and on email and messaging apps that they already use to deliver information and content. If your teacher needs to make a change based on the new instructional schedule released today, they will communicate that with you via their messaging apps.

While our physical buildings are closed for the remainder of the year, we look forward to more great days together as Harris. Moving forward, please refer to the schedule above for access to instructional opportunities. New learning opportunities will be made available for students and families on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week. No new content/opportunities will be pushed out on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but teachers will maintain office hours that will be communicated to you by your teacher.

Food Service: Meal Kits

For the time being, this service will continue on Mondays. Please see the flier below for more information on this opportunity for GC families.

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

Delayed Events

Information about how these will be rescheduled will be made available at a later time. Thanks for your patience with us.

  • PTO Fundraiser Distribution
  • Kindergarten Round Up (TBD)

Cancelled Events

  • Onsite learning for the rest of the 19/20 Instructional Calendar
  • Standardized testing: IREAD, ILEARN and IAM (local assessments such as NWEA and weekly tests will be decided later)
  • Any onsite events or field trips at Harris
  • Special Olympics/Unified Champions Game Day

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

I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy out there. I know that times of uncertainty can be tough on families, but times such as this can also bring family members closer to one another. I just want to take a second to congratulate you all on making it through the first week of eLearning! We all had to work together in order to make this happen. I hope each of you are finding some time to spend with each other whether it be playing board games, going on family walks, sharing a meal, engaging in meaningful conversation, or even going outside to play in the rain. Through my online lessons and this newsletter, I hope to communicate some ways to continue building better relationships among families. One thing I have learned during my first year at Harris is that this staff cares immensely for each of your kiddos, and we are thinking about them daily. My hope is that families and staff will remain optimistic during this time of adversity. At Harris we sure are proud of our resilient families!

Here is a link to some fun ways to connect with your child:

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

Quarter 3 Report Cards

There has been a slight adjustment to the Q3 Report Cards Reporting Schedule. These will now be posted to the Parent Portal on Monday, April 6, 2020.

Community Resources

Hancock County Public Library: Wifi and eBooks

  • 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.
  • Students have a digital library card and can access all of our online resources at https://hcplibrary.org/.
  • Click on the Online Resources, Reference and Research, Teens, and Kids tabs to see everything available.
  • Librarians are available Monday - Friday on our instant message chat from 12-5 p.m. to answer your questions.

Credits:

Created with an image by Aaron Burden - "Crayons beside child coloring"