Harrison Park Weekly Update

October 18, 2021

Cell Phones

We are noticing an increase in cell phone use during school. Please remind your child of our policy of off and away ALL day (8:38am-3:15pm). Students are welcome to check their phones into the office to be locked in a safe place, if they feel they will struggle keeping their phones off. One warning will be given for the phone to be put away, after that it will be taken to the office and locked up for the day. The student can retrieve it at the end of the school day. As a reminder, if you need to get in touch with your child during the day to please call the office (503) 916-5700 and we can relay your message.

Harrison Park Facebook Page

Be sure to like our Harrison Park Facebook page for lots of updated information and to find out what is happening at HP.


Please remember to be charging your Chromebooks every night at home. It is important that they are charged so you can use them at school during the day.

Coats and Lunches

As the weather begins to become cooler, please remember to send your student to school with a coat. Many classrooms have windows open and we are outside for recess.

At this time lunches are being held in the courtyard, with the weather changing we will be having to transition into the cafeteria at 6ft apart. If you prefer to have your child eat outside during these times, please contact the school so we can work together to devise a plan for your student.

Drop off and Pick up

Please have students exit/enter your car closest to the curb at their grade level doors. We are trying to avoid having students stepping into oncoming traffic.

Water Bottles and Masks

Please send your student to school with a filled water bottle and a extra mask(s). We have all new water filling stations for students throughout the building to fill them up.

PPS COVID-19 Student Vaccine Information

September 16, 2021

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On September 16, families received a brief survey (5-10 minutes) about your students and the COVID-19 vaccination.

In short, we’d like to determine how many of our students (ages 12 and older) are fully vaccinated against the virus and as we anxiously await approval for the COVID-19 vaccine for younger students (age 5 to 11), we’d like to plan for targeted outreach for families to quickly access the vaccine. The information you share will help us prioritize vaccine access and outreach to schools this fall.

Included in this brief survey is a question about your student’s home access to a computer and the internet. As we become a district that further integrates the use of technology in our teaching and learning, this information will better prepares us to equip students and families with these tools.

Please take a moment to complete your unique survey for by September 30, 2021.

Thank you for your support in taking this survey.

Portland Public Schools

To upload your students vaccination information, follow these directions here.

OHSU Weekly Screening Testing

In our continued effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, Harrison Park will participate in a weekly COVID-19 Screening Testing Program, a partnership between the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and PPS. Screening testing provides early detection of COVID-19, even when individuals have no apparent COVID-19-like symptoms.

Packets were sent home last week. For more information please see the information below:








Please see the link here for information regarding your students bus route. Please check this link for any updates. Due to a bus driver shortage, routes are changing daily. Any questions of concerns please contact Transportation 503-916-6901.

Vaccine Clinics and COVID Testing

Please see the attached flyer for schools offering COVID 19 vaccines and tests. You will need to call to schedule an appointment.

HP Daily Schedule 21-22

You can find Harrison Park's Daily Schedule here. Please remember to not drop off students prior to their drop off time (6th-8th = 8:38am and K-5 = 8:53am), as adult supervision is not available. Lunches have been updated.

PPS Covid-19 Guidelines

Remember the three W's: Wear a Mask, Wash your Hands and Watch your Distance.

Below is the link for the districts guidance around the guidelines in our schools:


School Handbooks

Students are required to follow the policies and practices outlined in the Harrison Park handbook and PPS handbook.

Harrison Park K-8

Office Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 8:15am-3:45pm

Doors Open for:

6th-8th @ 8:38am

K-5 @ 8:53am

Please do not drop your child off earlier than these times as adult supervision is not available.

If you are the parent of a student in BOTH middle school and K-5 classroom and your students will be arriving together, please CALL the office and we can make arrangements for your K-5 student to be supervised upon your middle school student's entrance to the building.