James Hart School Update

December 3, 2021

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, December 17, 2021

Early dismissal for students at 1:15pm.

Winter break is from December 20-January 3rd.

School will resume on Tuesday, January 4th.

Shield Testing 11-30-21

James Hart School tested 682 students and staff through Shield on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, and there were eight positive cases. There were also three other positive cases reported to the school. The positive cases and the close contacts have been personally notified about quarantine procedures. Classroom notifications have been emailed. The final results will be posted to the COVID dashboard on the HSD 153 web page.

Dads on Duty

We are starting Dads on Duty at James Hart! We are looking for a few Dads that have flexibility with work hours. The responsibilities would include getting to know our James Hart students and sharing positive conversations while guiding students to get to class on time. We want to promote a positive and safe environment for all!

Hours that we are looking for Dads: 7:45-10 AM, 11-1 PM, and 1:30-2:45 PM.

Please reach out to Laura Ugo if you are interested.

Morgan Street at Dismissal

We will be blocking off the Morgan Street entrance and not allowing cars to pull in once our buses arrive and students are loading the buses at dismissal. The entrance will be reopened once buses depart around 2:40 or 2:45 pm.

Food Deliveries

This is just a reminder that we do not accept food deliveries directly from restaurants, Uber Eats, Grub Hub, or any other delivery service for students. We will send the food back with the driver.


Please make sure your child brings an extra mask to school each day. We have been giving out over 50 masks per day to students and it would be helpful if students had an extra mask in case a mask breaks or needs to be replaced. Masks are required for the bus and to enter the school.

Please make sure to remind your child about the importance of proper mask-wearing during the school day.

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