Good Grief!

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August 17, 2020

The last few months have felt like a rollercoaster ride...feeling every dip and drop as we navigate the school closing and reopening. I want you to know that I, along with the Harrison School teachers and staff miss you and your children very much. Although this is not the beginning the school year we were hoping for, we are committed to our relationships, providing rigorous instruction and maintaining communication with families.

Please reach out at anytime;, 815-653-2311 ext. 2011 or 815-347-4833.

This is going to be an AMAZING school year!


Mrs. Huff

Health Information

Below is a list of the documentation required to be up-to-date in our health office for your child to physically attend school.

Printable forms can be found at and are encouraged to be completed prior to the start of the school year.

Students that do not have required information on file will be excluded from school beginning October 15th until it is provided.


  • Physical Exam (completed less than 12 months ago)
  • Required Immunizations up to date


  • Physical Exam (completed less than 12 months ago)
  • Dental Exam (completed less than 12 months ago)
  • Vision Exam (completed less than 12 months ago)
  • Required immunizations up to date

2nd Grade:

  • Dental Exam (completed less than 12 months ago)

6th Grade:

  • Physical Exam (completed less than 12 months ago)
  • Dental Exam (completed less than 12 months ago)
  • Tdap, Meningitis Vaccine

Students new to Illinois (registering in Illinois school for the first time)

  • Physical Exam
  • Dental Exam
  • Vision Screening
  • All required Vaccinations up to date

1st Day Folder

When you pick up your child(ren)'s device, you will also receive a 1st Day Folder. The folder contains the following documents:

  • Free & Reduced Lunch Application
  • Student Health Survey
  • PTO Information, PTO Media Release Form and a PTO Calendar order form
  • 2020-2021 School Calendar & Mark Your Calendar
  • Information about how to sign up to make payments online
  • Information about school insurance
  • Parent & Student Handbook Acknowledgement & Pledge Form
  • A Note to School pad When we return to in-person, please use this form to communicate with your child's teacher/main office.

All of the required forms should be returned in the envelope provided in the folder. You may drop the envelop off in the vestibule (there is a "Mailbox" set up) or you may mail it to Harrison School, 6809 McCullom Lake Road, Wonder Lake, IL. 60097.

If you have any questions about any of the information in the 1st Day Folder, please contact Mrs. Jensen or Mrs. Huff:).

Device & Material Pick Up

Wednesday, Aug. 19th, 9:15am-2pm

Student Drop Off/Pick Up-Doors #13 & #14

9:15-10:00 - PreK & K (PreK only if remote learning)

10:00-11:00 - 1st & 2nd Grade

11:00-12:00 - 3rd & 4th Grade

12:00-1:00 - 5th & 6th Grade

1:00-2:00 - 7th & 8th Grade

Breakfast & Lunch

We offer breakfast and lunch for all students. Students who participate in the School Lunch Program will be given a free or reduced breakfast and lunch. If you would like to purchase breakfast or lunch for your child(ren) the cost is $3.25 for lunch and $1.80.

See the August Menu attached and complete the Meal Order Form to order meals for your child(ren). You must complete an order form for each child. Order forms are due by Thursday, August 20.

Meal pick up is 11:00am to 1:00pm every day. Use the bus lane and follow the signs to Door #2.

Parent/Student Handbook

The Harrison School 2020-2021 Parent & Student Handbook is attached. Please take some time to read it over carefully. In your child's 1st Day Folder, you will receive a Parent/Student Handbook Acknowledgement & Pledge to sign indicating you and your child have read the handbook. BOTH parent and students must sign the form. This form is due to school by Friday, August 28. Don't forget there is a "mailbox" in the vestibule (Door #1) for all forms.

If you would like a paper copy of the Parent & Student Handbook, please check the box of the Acknowledgement & Pledge Form.

COVID-19 Testing Site Information

While McHenry County does not have a State Testing site as Rockford does, there are two Federal COVID-19 testing sites in McHenry County.

1. Marengo Pharmacy, 20015 E. Grant Highway, Marengo, IL

2. Johnsburg Walmart parking lot, 3801 Running Brook Farm Blvd, Johnsburg, IL

· The tests are free.

· The primary physician needs to be contacted first,

· Call the site to set up an appointment (tests are not given every day, and

· Ask how long it takes to get the results.

· There is an extensive form that must be filled out exactly. Name misspellings can cause a hold-up on the test results.