James Hart School Update
August 30, 2021
After School-visiting local businesses
SHIELD is a saliva test that Homewood School District 153 will be utilizing to screen for COVID-19 in our school community. The goal is to catch people who are asymptomatic but positive before they unknowingly spread COVID-19 to others. . Testing will begin at James Hart on Tuesday, August 31st, and weekly testing will take place on Tuesdays.
Unless an opt-out form is turned in to the school nurse, all students and staff will be tested regardless of their vaccination status. All students, regardless of vaccination status, involved in band, choir, and all other extra-curricular activities must participate in SHIELD testing in order to be involved in those activities.
Please click the link below for more information including a video demonstration and the opt-out form for families.
Since lunches are free for the school year, please do not put money on your child's account for lunch. All students are welcome to a school lunch each day and will just need to place an order during Advisory.
Students need their school laptops daily. Students will use their devices to access instruction and submit assignments.
School laptops must be fully charged each day. There will be limited opportunities to charge devices during the school day.
Students are responsible for the care of their laptops and should use the carrying case provided by the district. Laptops should be restarted each day to make sure they are updated.
Masks and Water Bottles
Due to safety protocols, water fountains are not available but we have water bottle filling stations throughout the building. Students should bring a water bottle to school with them each day.
We are looking for some parents/guardians to be a part of our James Hart Principal's Advisory group. The purpose of the group will be to work together to share information and address concerns to make positive changes to our school.