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End of School Year Procedures Edition -May 14th, 2020




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A message from the principal

We want to first take a moment to express our sincere gratitude to all of our families for your support during this unexpected transition to remote learning. Your encouragement for us and your support of your students’ learning while at home has been so appreciated during this challenging time. We could not have done this without you!

We are now turning our attention to the end of the school year. We have been working on plans to help our students retrieve their personal belongings and other items from school, and turn in district-owned items such as library books and Harrington Chromebooks. Our plan was created to allow for the most efficient and effective exchange of items while ensuring the safety and well-being of our students, families, and staff members. Your child’s teacher will be sending a Google Form to you at the end of the day Thursday we will need you to complete prior to returning the Chromebooks and picking up student supplies. If you have students in multiple grades, you may come to either child’s window. Then, you will be able to turn in Chromebooks and collect their materials.

Chromebooks Exchange - Family Options and School Directions

Families/students have the option to return Chromebooks to campuses May 20th if they:

  1. don’t think they will be useful as a learning support over the summer and/or

  2. don’t want to be burdened with the responsibility of keeping track of them and/or

  3. no longer need them

If you believe having the Chromebook will be useful over the summer, you may keep the Chromebook and return it July 23-July 29th when Ms. Ward returns to campus.

Any devices not collected by May 20 must be returned to the campuses from which they were borrowed between July 23 and July 29.

Families will need to return Chromebooks on May 20th from students who are not going to return to Plano ISD or Harrington for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are a fifth grader you will also need to return your Chromebook on May 20th, 2020.

Please Note: There will be no Chromebook help during the summer months.

If you are not returning your Chromebook, students may come at the specified grade level time to pick up your student supplies (class pictures are included in the pickup) if you’d like the supplies. (See Schedule below).

Yearbook: Pick-up will be scheduled for next school year. More information to come.

Library Books: Not sure if you child has any library books checked out to them?

Check here!

Student Curbside Exchange of Materials Instructions May 20

Please do NOT walk up to campus!

What to do before you leave home

  • Please complete your child’s teacher Google Form.

  • Please bring any district-owned materials (library books, textbook, Chromebooks/chargers) and have them set aside in a space within your trunk, ready for pick-up. Please do not bag up all of these items together; please separate them out for us.

  • Please come during your designated time, as we will have your student’s materials ready during these times.

  • Get your carpool tag to hang/post in your car window or dashboard when you arrive on campus.

Families will bring the following items:

  • Chromebook and charger Labeled with student name and grade

  • Any library books (Student Name with a sticky note on the book)

  • Car tag sign in your car window

When you arrive on campus

  • Please stay inside your vehicle.

  • Please use the front carpool lane ONLY!

  • Please watch for staff members directing traffic, and asking you to stop or move forward.

  • Please display the car tag with your student(s) names in your front windshield.

  • A staff member will ask you/motion you to please open your trunk.

  • Personal items that have been at school will be bagged up and will be placed in trunks/hatch of the vehicle by staff. These personal items may include all locker contents, any personal contents left in desks, and student work.

  • Staff will remove district-owned items from your trunk. (library books and Chromebooks)

  • Once this is complete, the staff member will close your trunk or ask you to activate your trunk closing.

  • The nurse will put your child's medicine in the trunk if your child has medicine with her in the clinic.

  • When the materials exchange is completed, a staff member will let you know you are finished, and you are good to go!


Staff Members will be in the FRONT DRIVE from 9:00-3:00

Wednesday, May 20th- 9:00 - 10:00 Fifth Grade

Wednesday, May 20th - 10:00 -11:00 Fourth Grade

Wednesday, May 20th - 11:00- 12:00 Third Grade

Wednesday, May 20th - 12:00-1:00 Second Grade

Wednesday, May 20th - 1:00-2:00 First Grade

Wednesday, May 20th - 2:00-3:00 Kindergarten

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Medications at school

Medications that have not been picked up from the school before the end of the school year will be destroyed. If due to certain reason a parent can't come on May 20th to pick up student's medicine, parent can email the nurse at Lee.Yap@pisd.Eduto arrange a different date to pick up medicine before May 20.

Calling all Continental Math League (CML) participants!

The CML organization has extended the deadline for submitting scores.

That means we get to hold our last meet. This math competition is for grades 2-5. All students in those grades were given the opportunity to compete in the previous meets we've had this year, held during school in the classrooms.

This final meet will be held on Zoom and answers will be submitted via Google form.

If your student wishes to participate and collect points toward the final score, please register using the form at this link: www.tinyurl.com/CMLhusky

The deadline for registering for the meet is Monday 5/18 at 12:00 noon. At that time I will send out instructions to the email address submitted on the form. If you have any questions please email me at joan.patrick@pisd.edu

The meet schedule will be:

2nd grade = Mon 5/18 @ 5:30PM

3rd grade = Mon 5/18 @ 6:30PM

4th grade = Tue 5/19 @ 5:30PM

5th grade = Tue 5/19 @ 6:30PM

Library Books

Mrs. Edmondson has checked in all of the books that she could find that were left at school before spring break. Teachers are turning in books that they find in lockers and desk as they prepare student's belongings for pick up. Below are instructions for finding out what your child is missing. If you need further help please contact jamie.edmondson@pisd.edu.

Thank you for your help in rounding up all the library books.

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Kindergarten Roundup

CURRENTLY ENROLLED PRE-K STUDENTS: Parents should have received an email about registering with Harrington for Fall 2020. If you have any question please email sally.pylant@pisd.edu

NEW PISD KG ENROLLMENT: Registration is open on this website for Kindergarten Fall 2020.

Not Returning in the Fall?

Harrington Parents: It's hard to believe the end of another school year is in sight. These past few weeks have seemed long but the days are short as we eLearn at Home. We have enjoyed our Husky students and families this year and look forward to a great school year in 2020-2021.

However, if you know you will not be returning to Harrington because you are moving soon, please complete this Google form or email sally.pylant@pisd.edu. We appreciate this help as we plan for the next school year.

KDEN Mobile Broadcast

We have volunteers for all of the KDEN Broadcast through the end of the school year.

Watch the daily broadcast or catch up on one you missed on the KDEN Mobile Website.

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Plano ISD is committed to providing and supporting continuity in learning for all of our students. This website is organized by grade level and subject area and provides online resources, as well as suggested off-line activities to support student learning from home.

The resources provided on this website are to help engage students in continued learning but will not be submitted to teachers for assignments or for feedback.

Teachers will continue to communicate with you and your student regarding course specific information and learning opportunities.

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2020-2021 School Supplies

Click here to order!

If you would prefer to purchase your own school supplies, you can print out the list by grade level with the following links:

2019-2020 Yearbooks Still Available!

earbook sales have reopened while supplies last! The yearbooks are hardcover with full color throughout and packed with beautiful pictures. The cost is currently $25.

To purchase a yearbook, you must create a login at Pictavo Community.

Shout-outs (recognition ads) and business ads are no longer available.

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