Patriot Press January 8, 2021

Harris Elementary School

National Blue Ribbon School 2020 - Harris Elementary School


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.

Thanks to a grant from Eli Lilly, every student at Harris student received a new Harris mask and a water bottle. Thank you for your generosity, Eli Lilly!

Report Cards

These should now be available in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

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 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.

Second Grade Families

Every year, 2nd grade students take the CogAt test (Cognitive Abilities Test). This test assesses students verbal, quantitative, and non verbal reasoning skills. Second grade students will spend a small amount of their class time January 13-15 each day to complete this test. The information from this test is used to help us make instructional programming decisions for students, including placement in High Ability programs.

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

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.

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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

  • MLK Day (No School/Weather Make Up Day): January 18th
  • President's Day (No School/Weather Make Up Day): February 15th
  • Spring Break: March 15-26

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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