Patriot Press November 20, 2020

Harris Elementary School

National Blue Ribbon School 2020 - Harris Elementary School

Thanksgiving Break

This will be the last edition of the Patriot Press until Friday, December 4th. We look forward to observing Thanksgiving Break beginning November 25-27th. Students return to learning on Monday, November 30th.

2nd Semester Learning

(January 4 - May 27)

As we get closer to the end of the first semester of school, we are now starting to make plans for semester two. As you know, Harris/GC is offering two learning options this year: onsite or virtual. This is your opportunity to select your child’s learning option for the second semester.


If you are wishing to make a change in your child’s semester two learning option, please click this link to complete the form by November 24th.

Local Food Support

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.

Toys for Tots

We are pleased to again be a collection site for Toys for Tots. If you would like to donate a new, unwrapped toy, please send that in with you child or drop it off in the vestibule at our main office. Donations will be accepted through, Tuesday, December 8th.


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

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

  • Thanksgiving Break: November 25-27
  • Winter Break: December 21- January 1
  • MLK Day (No School): January 18th

Opportunities Around GC

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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