James Hart School Update

February 10, 2021

February is here and it has been a cold one so far with a lot of snow!

James Hart will begin to transition to hybrid learning for some students starting the week of March 1st. Our Hybrid-Learning Program is from 7:45 am until 12:15 pm, Monday-Thursday. Fridays are a remote day for all students.

During the week of March 2nd-we will transition Hybrid Learning students into the building with the following schedule to review safety protocols and procedures:

  • Tuesday, March 2nd-6th grade Hybrid students attend in-person
  • Wednesday, March 3rd-6th and 7th-grade Hybrid students attend in-person
  • Thursday, March 4th-6th, 7th and 8th-grade Hybrid students attend in person
  • Friday, March 5th-Remote learning for all students, End of 2nd trimester

There will be a separate school update with more information for families of students who will attend the in-person Hybrid-Learning Program in March that will include health certification protocols, safety mitigations, and procedures.

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, February 15, 2021-No School for students, President's Day

Tuesday, February 16, 2021-Asynchronous Learning Day-Students must attend Advisory.

Week of March 1st-Transition to Hybrid Learning

As always, we thank you for your continued support this school year!

Patience, Grace, and Flexibilty!


Families that selected Hybrid Learning back in early December through the district survey, should have received an email confirmation. If the survey was not completed, students will remain in our remote learning program.

If you would like to switch from remote learning to hybrid learning, please email Principal Johnson at kimberly.johnson@hsd153.org, to get your child placed on the waiting list for hybrid learning.

We have a waiting list because we have to limit class sizes due to spacing and safety mitigations.

You can also email Principal Johnson at kimberly.johhnson@hsd153.org, if you selected hybrid learning for your child and you would like your child to continue with remote learning.

School-wide Asynchronous Instruction Day-Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Tuesday, February 16th will be a school-wide Asynchronous Instruction Day. Students must attend Advisory. For the rest of the day, students will complete assignments posted in Teams. There will be no Zoom classes for students after Advisory on Tuesday, February 16th.

Celebrating Black History Month

Our daily announcements, Panther TV, has been highlighting the contributions of African-American individuals, as well as business and organizations in honor of Black History Month including:

Count Basie

Jane Bolin

Duke Ellington

Amanda Gorman

Park's Pastries

Pop's Snacks

Project Lit

You Matter 2

We want to thank Mrs. Cieplucha and Mrs. Nigro for their efforts with this school-community endeavor.


We are happy to offer in-person Saturday School to provide academic assistance and help with missing assignments.

The program will run from 8-11 am on Saturdays.

The sign-up link is below:

Saturday School Information and Sign-Up Link

Remind Text Messages

Do you want to receive text message updates from our school? Sign up for Remind! See below for the phone number and code to send a text message to sign up.

6th grade: Phone number: 81010 Message: @jhart6th

7th grade: Phone number: 81010 Message: @7thjhart

8th grade: Phone number: 81010 Message: @jhart8th

Zoom with Jasmine Warga, author of Other Words from Home

Author, Jasmine Warga will be featured in a school-wide Zoom on Friday, February 26th. We are excited for this opportunity for our students as we wrap up our school-wide One-Book-One School initiative.
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Parent Music Association- No Bake Fundraiser

PMA’s No-Bake Bake Sale Ends Feb. 17

We hope you will participate in the Parent Music Association’s “No-Bake Bake Sale” to help support our music program at James Hart and throughout District 153.

Click here to submit a recipe for the future PMA “Greatest Hits Cookbook” and donate the money you would have spent on ingredients to help keep the music playing in our school.

Your support is greatly appreciated!


Students now have access to their grades through Infinite Campus.

The video below explains how to access the Student Portal:


There is a link on the James Hart website under "For Students" to access the Infinite Campus Student Portal website.


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