Hornet Nation Communication
August 2, 2022
As we partner together to finish up last-minute projects to ready our schools for the return of teachers on August 16 and students on August 22, I want to thank our maintenance, cleaning, technology, and food service staff for all of their hard work this summer. Often laboring in complete or semi-anonymity, they make a positive difference each and every day.
Over the course of the last month, I have been able to meet and chat with so many of you. I appreciate you sharing what is important to you from our past, in the current moment, and for our future. As I have been able to share with you, my "five-second description" of my job as your superintendent is to keep everyone safe and keep everyone learning. Safety might be emotional or physical, but without it, our brains go into protective mode and learning is not possible.
Our teaching, counseling, social work, administrative, and other staff are committed to both proactive and restorative methods to help all learners experience emotional wellbeing in school. You can count on us to know your child, and to partner with you for their continued success.
Physical safety is also critically important, both from an outside and inside perspective. We have numerous items in place as part of our comprehensive safety plan; many we freely share, but some we do not because we do not want to provide bad actors with information. In no particular order, please know the following are in place:
- secured building entrances with videophones for permitted access (if you are asked for ID, please do not be offended; it's just that we do not recognize you by sight yet)
- shelter-in-place and/or evacuation plans for weather emergencies, fire situations, local emergencies, and potential intruders (we conduct state-mandated drills throughout the school year in order to be prepared), including training for staff
- a process to assess risk in the event of a threat of harm to self or others
- an on-site school resource officer assigned to our district through the Clare County Sheriff Department, and a close working relationship with law enforcement
Of course, one of our best safety measures is to be aware of our surroundings, and we want our students to alert a staff member or you if they see or hear anything out of the norm.
Each school day, you trust us with your most precious belonging - your child. That is a sacred trust, and you can count on us to do all in our control to keep them safe.
Thank you for your continued partnership and trust.
From FIrst Student: To register your child(ren) for transportation, please stop at the bus garage at 406 W. Main St., Harrison, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., to register them. This includes all riders from last year, and any new riders. If the bus number, driver name, pick up and/or drop-off locations and times cannot be given during your visit, your driver will call you with the information within a few days.
Board of Education Meeting
Mon, Aug 8, 2022, 05:30 PM
Hillside Elementary School, North 4th Street, Harrison, MI, USA
Larson Elementary Open House
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Wed, Aug 17, 2022, 03:30 PM
Middle School Open House
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Wed, Aug 17, 2022, 04:30 PM
High School Orientation/Schedule Pick Up
9th Graders and New Students -- Orientation in the Auditorium, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Schedule Pick Up for All Students -- 6:00 - 7:30 pm