Patriot Press February 26, 2021

Harris Elementary School

National Blue Ribbon School 2020 - Harris Elementary School

Rally for Riley

March 1-5, Harris will be celebrating National Kindness Week by focusing on the topic of Paying it Forward. We will have a common read aloud, talk about all the ways we can show kindness and pay kindness forward, and we will have some fun dress up days to raise money for Riley Children's Hospital. Please plan to participate in the fun days. Each day of fun is a recommended $1 donation or $5 for the week. Because we are raising money for a great charity, please feel free to donate more. All donations are accepted. If you write a check, please make it out to the Harris PTO. In April, be on the look out for more ways you and your child can participate in Paying it Forward in our community.

Spirit Days!

March 1st-5th

  • Monday: Team kindness-- wear jersey or sports attire
  • Tuesday: Ride the wave of kindness-- wear tropical attire or beach shirt
  • Wednesday: We don’t hide from kindness-- wear camo
  • Thursday: Tied together by kindness-- wear a tie or tie-dye shirt
  • Friday: Share the spirit of kindness-- wear cougar gear


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

3rd Grade ILEARN Test

As required in the state of Indiana, students will take the ILEARN test to determine their proficiency on reading and math on Indiana Academic standards. This year's test window beings on April 19th. Please avoid scheduling appointments in the mornings from April 20-April 29 as your child may be testing on one of those dates.

Profile of a Graduate

Congratulations to these students who were recognized by their teachers for displaying many great character qualities that prepare them to be a future graduate at GC.

Kindergarten 2021/2022

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

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.


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

  • 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

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


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