September 3, 2019

Posted by Coleen Caulfield on 9/4/2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we embark on another school year, our excitement is growing as both students and staff look forward to this new beginning. Each grade level provides unique opportunities for our children to learn, create, contribute and grow. The first week will be filled with new materials, new friendships and new routines!

The district will continue to follow a Six Day Rotation Schedule. Homeroom teachers will send home their specific special schedules on the first day of school.  To assist you with planning, we will also post the schedules on our website. Please note that our first day of school (September 4th) is Day 1 of the rotation. 

School begins promptly at 8:05 AM and ends at 2:40 PM.  Please be cognizant of the length of our drop-off line and plan to arrive early. Please do not arrive before 7:35. Parking is at a premium so many parents find it easier to walk in or use the drop-off line.

  • We will line-up outside for the first week. This will allow families time and space for that last picture, kiss or hug.
  •  Kindergarten and fifth grade students will line up on the blacktop nearest the Media Center.
  • First, second, third and fourth grade classes will line up on the middle blacktop.
  • Class lines will be identified by signs with each homeroom teacher’s name.
  • If the weather does not cooperate we will send a detailed email regarding rainy day procedures.

Aramark will continue to be our lunch program provider. During homeroom each day, the children will order lunch. Parents will be able to pay through an online account or by sending the exact amount in an envelope to school each day. We are hoping that many parents choose to use the online program as it will be easier for the children. We will send and post a September menu along with directions on how to use the online option. As in the past, students are always welcome to bring lunch from home.

There is much to be joyful about this year, beginning with some exciting additions to our outstanding staff.  Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the following professionals:

Third Grade Teacher - Julie Becker

Third Grade Teacher - Sara Calabrese

Fourth Grade Teacher - Lauren Daugherty

School Psychologist - Alexis Finley

Behaviorist - Hazel Fraiter

Gifted and Talented Teacher – Kelley Miller

I look forward to introducing our entire faculty to you at our Back to School Night, which will be held on October 3, 2019.   

We have attached the following information to ensure a smooth transition to the 2019-2020 school year.

School Dismissal Form -- Please fill out the attached form and send it to school with your child on the first day. We find that this added form helps with dismissal during the first busy days of a new year.

2019-2020 Academic Calendar -- Please note that this year's calendar includes delayed opening for students on January 21, 2020 and March 10, 2020 for professional development. 

6 Day Rotation Calendar -- Please remember to complete the acknowledgement form on Genesis when you go into the portal.

Also attached (see below) are the following:

  • Free & Reduced Lunch Application and Instructions
  • Student Voluntary Insurance
  • Aramark Parent Letter /Lunch Information
  • Harrison Celebrations Information  

Please don't hesitate to call if you have any questions. 

We look forward to a wonderful year!

Mrs. Healy

Click on the links below for additional information/needed forms: