James Hart School Update

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

It is the end of October!

Can you believe that we are at the end of October? We are almost to the end of our first trimester.

This update contains some information and reminders

Student Reminders:

Students should be active participants in online learning; being on time to Zoom classes, keeping their camera on during class, and asking and answering questions. Students can also receive help from specific teachers daily during Panther Time and on Fridays.

Students should also have a quiet place for learning, free of distractions, if at all possible. There are times during class when students may need to unmute themselves and household noise and conversations may be heard by classmates.

Communication with teachers:

Email is the best way to communicate with teachers. We are asking that parents do not use the Zoom chat during class time to ask teachers a question or ask questions during the Zoom class with students present.

Late assignments:

Students should email their teacher if an assignment is submitted after the due date. Unfortunately, Teams and other platforms do not alert teachers when an assignment is submitted after the due date.


  • Thursday, October 29, 2020-6th Grade Harvest Handout, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
  • Monday, November 2, 2020-Remote Planning Day, No School for Students
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020-Election Day, No School for Students
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020-8th Grade Book Drop Off and Pick-Up, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
  • Friday, November 20, 2020-End of 1st Trimester
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2020-Early Dismissal. Students dismissed at 11:10 am.
  • Thursday, November 26, 2020-District closed, Thanksgiving Holiday, No School for Students.
  • Friday, November 27, 2020-District closed, No School for Students.
  • Thursday, December 3, 2020-Parent-Teacher conferences, No School for Students
  • Friday, December 4, 2020-Parent-Teacher conferences, No School for Students

Parent Portal

Parent Portal is a great way to stay informed about your child's grades. Do you need Parent Portal Information? The link is below:

Parent Portal Information

In the month of November, students will receive information on how to access their grades through a Student Portal in Infinite Campus. Look for more information soon!

8th Grade Information

Please click the link below to submit information needed for all 8th-grade students:

8th-grade Information:

Return to In Person Learning Survey from HSD153

Parent survey

In a very real sense, our plan for 2021 is a numbers game. How many families will want to send their children back for in-person learning? How will staffing have to be re-configured to accommodate them? How much classroom space would be needed?

In order to get a rough idea of the numbers involved for planning purposes, we hope you’ll take a minute to respond to this survey before Friday, Oct. 30. Basically, we need to get a better idea of how many families want/need their child(ren) in some form of in-person instruction and how many families probably will not return their child(ren) to the classroom barring a COVID-19 vaccine. This is an anonymous survey, so you are not locking your family into a firm decision at this time.

HSD153 Family Survey

Student of The Month

We had thirty-six students nominated to be recognized for Student of the Month! Each student received a certificate of recognition and a $10 gift card. Congratulations!
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Attention James Hart Families!! Despite all the uncertainty of this year, there is one thing for certain...we will have a 2020-2021 James Hart yearbook. To take part in the early bird special, order your yearbook today for just $26. This early bird special will last until January 1st, 2021. After that the price will increase to $28. Hurry up and don't miss out on this opportunity. All you have to do is visit the James Hart website under "recent news". This will take you directly to the Jostens website. Put in the school name "James Hart" and follow the steps from there.
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