Harris Weekly Update

Sept. 26 - Sept. 30

Harris Run Club!

We are so excited to offer Run Club at Harris! It will run from November - February and Ms. Hanohano will be the coach. We also have some scholarship opportunities available to assist families.

Register here: https://gilbertschools.ce.eleyo.com/course/442/fall-youth-athletics-22/running-club

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This Week at Harris

Mon 9/26

Battle of the Books! 2:10 (Harris Library)

Site Council Meeting 3:15 (Harris Library)

Tues 9/27

Governing Board Meeting 6:00 (at District)

Wed 9/28

Early Release @ 1:55

Thurs 9/29

Parent Workshop, "Managing Stress as a Parent" 5:00 (Harris Library)

Fri 9/30

Half Day Release @11:55

FALL BREAK 10/3 - 10/14

Mon 10/17

School Resumes

Parent Workshops at Harris!

Please join us for parent workshops that are being held at Harris Elementary and presented by Child Crisis Arizona. Child care will be provided! Refer to the flyer below for details regarding each workshop. If interested, please be sure to sign up to reserve your spot for each workshop. We hope to see you at these informative sessions!
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Reminder - Please Complete the 2022/23 Annual Update

Reminder - Please Complete the 2022/23 Annual Update


It is extremely important that all GPS families complete the online 'Annual Update' in Infinite Campus every year. Even if your information has not changed you must still complete the 2022/23 Annual Update so we can ensure we have the most accurate information for your student in the case of an emergency. The information you provide is used by the district and your school to directly communicate with you regarding your student, or in the event of an emergency on campus. Please log into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal and complete the 'Annual Update' today!

If you need any assistance with this, please contact the Harris Office @ 480-545-7060.

Upcoming Events at Harris

FALL BREAK 10/3 - 10/14

Mon 10/17

School Resumes

Tues 10/18

PTSO Meeting, 3:30 (Harris Library)

Thurs 10/20

StuCo Restaurant Night Peter Piper Pizza


  • Handicap Parking is for those that either have a designated plate or sticker prominently displayed. DO NOT park in this zone if you do not have a plate or sticker.

  • There is NO LEFT TURN when leaving the Harris parking lot during the hours of 2:30PM-3:00PM

  • Students cannot arrive on campus until 7:45 AM as there is NO School Supervision until this time. For the safety of your child, please be sure they are not left unattended.

  • Reminders: Parents will not be allowed inside the building without prior approval. Safety for our children must remain top priority.

  • Please remember to bring your ID when picking up your student during school hours. This is for the safety of your student.

  • The cut-off time to pull students out early is 2:35PM (1:35PM on Weds) If you arrive after this time to sign your child out, you will have to wait until the dismissal bell rings.

  • We understand life happens and there are times when you may be late after school to pick up your child. Please be sure to communicate with the front office if this should occur. Otherwise, we expect your child to be picked up on time as school ends promptly @ 2:55 PM (1:55PM on Weds) (11:55AM in half days)

What Does It Mean To Be A Title I School?

Title I is the largest federal aid program for public schools. Schools can be designated as “Title I” if certain criteria are met. Title I is the federal government’s commitment to closing the achievement gap between low-income and moderate to high income students. These funds are used to help all students meet academic standards. Click the links below to learn more!

How to Help at Home

Parent's Right to Know

Learning is Required Agreement

Learning is Required Agreement - Preschool

Learning is Required Agreement - SPICE 1

Harris Title I Service Letter

Free and Reduced Price Meal Application

How We Implement Title Funds at Harris

Math at Harris is FUN! We are so lucky to be a Title I school. We have not only one, but TWO Math Specialists at Harris! Tanya Dunlap and Lori Rogers love Math, and share that love with the students. Mrs. Dunlap pushes in and works with small groups in two classes of every grade level to help inspire young mathematicians. Mrs. Rogers pushes in and works with small groups in the third classroom in all grade levels. In addition to pushing into classrooms, Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Dunlap model Math lessons and provide Math materials to make learning Math fun. At Harris, we do WhAtever it tAkes to build Math minds!