The Eagle's Call πŸ¦…

Friday, October 8th, 2021

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Welcome to The Eagle's Call!

Harris Creek families are invited to read The Eagle's Call each week to learn important updates about Harris Creek Elementary School!

From Principal Tim Huber

What an amazing and incredibly joyful first week I've had at Harris Creek Elementary! I have felt so welcomed and loved and have enjoyed meeting so many children, staff members, and family members. In case you missed it on Twitter, on Monday morning, the entire tracked in staff and student body (Tracks 1-3) lined the campus outside for a "clap-in" welcome on my first day as a Harris Creek Eagle. Check out some of the photos below!


Thank you for your continued support of your children and our school. Together, we will help our children SOAR to reach their greatest potential!

Tell us how a Harris Creek staff member has helped or made an impact on you or your child. This shout-out will be shared with the staff at a future meeting! Use the form below to send your shout- out πŸ“£

Health and Wellness Reminders β™₯

Please do not send your child to school when they are sick or experiencing ANY of these symptoms of illness: Fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea


NOTIFICATION REMINDER: If your child or a household member receives a positive COVID test or if they are exposed to someone with COVID, please notify your child’s teacher and an administrator right away. An administrator will reach out to assist with next steps. View wcpss.net/WhenToReturn for requirements to return after a COVID-19 diagnosis, exposure, or symptoms.


TYPES OF APPROVED FACE COVERINGS: The link to guidance on approved types of face coverings can be found here. Mask compliance (over the nose, covering mouth, under the chin) is important. You can continue to help by ensuring your child’s mask is as comfortable as possible, while meeting the criteria for an approved face covering.


Thank you for doing your part to keep our kids in school!

Extended/Summer Learning Update

WCPSS has determined a continued need and so Extended (Summer) Learning programs are resuming Monday, Oct. 25. This means our Track 3 program will operate as scheduled beginning Oct. 25. Track 2 program begins November 15 and Track 1 program begins December 6. The Extended Summer Learning program scheduled originally for the October track out will be pushed to the March/April track out. The Track 4 Extended Summer Learning Program scheduled for January will proceed as scheduled. If you have questions about Harris Creek’s Extended Learning Program, please contact Ms. Emily Waters (ewaters@wcpss.net) by email or calling the front office (919-217-5100).

We're Hiring! 🏫

Are you or someone you know interested in joining the staff of the best school in the district?! See below for our current and future vacancies and use this link to apply:


Current Vacancies

  • 1st grade teacher, Track 4
  • 4th grade teacher, Track 4
  • Special Education teacher, Track 3
  • 1st grade Instructional Assistant, Track 3
  • Special Education (ECS2) Instructional Assistant, Track 4


Future Vacancies

  • Yoga/Mindfulness Teacher (would be part of specials rotation), available TBD
  • 5th grade teacher, Track 1, available 1/1/2022
  • Kindergarten Instructional Assistant, Track 3, available 1/1/2022

Join The PTA! 🀝

Please consider supporting our school by joining the Harris Creek Elementary PTA. Joining the PTA is a great way to show staff and students that you support them. No time commitment is required, but there are always opportunities should you want to get involved. Join the PTA online at: https://hces.memberhub.com/store


If you haven't already, please follow the Harris Creek Elementary PTA Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/HarrisCreekPta. The Facebook page is a wonderful way to engage with what is happening at the school. You will also find reminders for upcoming events such as picture day, PTA meetings, teacher workdays, etc. Remember to set your notifications to "see first" so you don't miss a thing!


Bus Transportation Information 🚌

Please use the Here Comes the Bus app (App Store or Google Play Store) to monitor the location of your student’s bus and when it is approaching his/her stop. To sign up: https://herecomesthebus.com/parents/get-started/ . The WCPSS school code for school bus tracking is 67500. You will need to use your child's student ID number as well.

You can also follow @HCESBuses on Twitter to confirm when your child's bus leaves campus each afternoon.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • October 8: Report Cards Go Home for Tracks 1, 2, and 3
  • October 25: Welcome Back Track 4!
  • October 25 : Track 3 Track Out begins (Oct 25 – Nov 14)
  • October 25-Nov 5: Summer/Extended Learning for Track 3 students
  • October 29: Report Cards Go Home for Track 4
  • Nov 2: Teacher Workday/Election Day (no school for students)
  • November 10: Picture day for Virtual Academy students, Picture Makeups Tracks 1,2 & 4
  • Nov 11: Veterans Day (no school for students)