June 20, 2021

Posted by Daniel Garcia on 6/20/2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we wrap up the school year, I am excited that we have finished strong here at Harrison and the last week will also be memorable and exciting for children. Our teachers are happy with all the progress your children have made this year and we look forward to all of them receiving a well-deserved break. 

Wednesday, June 23rd, and Thursday, June 24th this week are 12:15 dismissal days. There will be no staggered dismissal on these days, so parents are encouraged to park and walk to pick up their children. On these two days, it is imperative that we all pull together to dismiss our children safely. Please follow all rules for pick-up.

On Wednesday, June 23rd after the 5th-grade volleyball game, our children throughout the school will come outside to receive pizza to celebrate the school year. If you have remote students, you are welcome to join this event as long as you fill out the COVID tracker and have your child’s temperature checked. Teachers will reach out to you about times to your child for pizza on that day. A table will be set up to check your children in on the kindergarten blacktop.

On Thursday, June 24th it is a tradition that the 5th graders get clapped out of the school to celebrate their final day leaving Harrison. 5th Graders will be dismissed out of door 8 on the middle blacktop (big tent) where their parents will line up to clap them out. This area is usually where our 1st and 3rd-grade students dismiss. If you are picking up 1st and 3rd-grade students,   please give the courtesy to 5th-grade parents to clap their children outside that door. Cones will be set up where all the 5th-grade parents are invited to line up and give our children the memory they deserve.

The Technology Department will be collecting Hybrid student devices for grades 2 through 5 in order to be able to prepare the devices for use for the 21-22 school year.  Device collection will occur on Wednesday, June 23.  Please ensure your child brings their device and charger to school that day for collection.  Collection for Remote student devices for grades 2 through 5 will occur on Thursday, June 24th from 1:30-3:30 at Mount Pleasant Middle School in the Media Center hallway.  Any student that does not hand in a device and/or charger during the collection will be assessed a device fine in Genesis until the device and/or charger is returned.  Please note: Students in grades K and 1 will NOT need to bring in their devices as they just received them in March. If you have any questions you can reach out to Teresa Rehman our technology director (trehman@livingston.org).

The LPS Summer Academy 2021 is back for this summer! The Livingston Public Schools is committed to providing students with excellent educational experiences. For some students, additional time-on-task, under the guidance of certified teachers, permits them the time and attention to achieve their potential. We are pleased to welcome your children back for in-person instruction this year for our summer options! Please be on the lookout soon for Summer Connection dates at Harrison School!

I want to thank everyone in our amazing community as we begin to close out the final days of the 2020-2021 school year. It will be a year we will never forget and we could not have done it without all of us pulling together! Thank you all!

Lastly, I wish all the Dads a very Happy Father’s Day!


Mr. Garcia