December 2021

Ira Harbison School

Ira Harbison Hawks Update:

As we start the final month of 2021 I wanted to take time to celebrate many of the exciting events that have taken place at our school since we returned in July.


  • NCPD Backpack Giveaway - every child received a new backpack filled with school supplies thanks the the National City Police Department.
  • Rady's Safe Routes to School Walk to School - In partnership with Rady's Safe Routes to School and the NCPD we had a very successful walk to school day in October.
  • Hawk Ambassador Club - 3rd - 6th grade students submitted applications to be a part of the Hawk Ambassador Club. They are role models in every sense of the word and help keep our school running smoothly!
  • PBIS Student Committee - 3rd - 6th grade students applied to be on the PBIS Student Committee to help plan events and recognitions for students who are PBIS super stars!
  • PTA - Our PTA is once again up and running! If you are interested in becoming a member please follow this link: https://jointotem.com/ca/national-city/ira-harbison-pta. More information will be forthcoming about events and meeting.
  • ELAC & SSC - We have had several parents share their interest in being a part of our school wide planning committees that help serve our students! Thank you parents for your support!
  • Red Ribbon Week - Our Counselor, Mrs Rutledge, along with Ms Bacong helped put together a very successful Red Ribbon Week. Students spent the week learning about making health choices and saying no to drugs!
  • Bullying Prevention Month - Our Counselor, Mrs Rutledge, spent the month of October sharing lessons with anti-bullying messages.


I hope that everyone has an enjoyable holiday season! Thank you for trusting Ira Harbison with your child(ren). We are honored to be a part of their academic journey!


Ms Meghann

3 Week Winter Break

The last day of school before Winter Break starts is December 17th. We will be closed through the end of the calendar year and will reopen on January 11th. See link below for 2021 - 2022 NSD School Calendar.
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Family Engagement Survey


As many of you know, our campuses are still closed to visitors and volunteers due to COVID. We are working hard to continue to strengthen our home school connection in creative ways. Please take a moment to fill out the survey below and share your feedback about the types of engagement opportunities that you would be interested in. We are all looking forward to the day when we can once again welcome families back on campus!

Join the PTA

Are you interested in joining the PTA? We are always looking for more community members to get involved. The PTA has a strong relationship with our school and work in partnership to fundraise and plan events that benefit all students. This year it has been a bit challenging to work around the restrictions that are in place due to COVID but we are hopeful that before the end of the year we can return to some of the events and activities that we all enjoy!
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REACH

If you are interested in the REACH program for your child(ren) please take a minute to review and submit the application below.


Click on the YMCA image below for this year's application.


Limited spots available.


Information on the REACH Program for 2021 - 2022.

School Parent and Family Engagement Policy & Home School Compact

As part of our ongoing collaboration with our different parent and community groups we put together a School Parent and Family Engagement Policy and Home School Compact. These documents were reviewed and edited by parents of English Learners and our School Site Council and were shared with the entire Ira Harbison community in November 2021. Please take a minute to review them if you haven't already done so.