Harris Parent Weekly News
Week at a Glance
Sept 13-24- GT Referral Window 3rd- 5th
September 24- DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM WITH ARF
*October 11 - Student Holiday - Parent Conference Day
Gifted & Talented Referral Window
For more information about the Austin ISD gifted program, please visit the Austin ISD website at tinyurl.com/AISDadvanced or call the school.
If you are interested in recommending your child, please fill out the online referral form or the paper form that is coming home with your child this week
Have you lost your device? Broken Device?
Call our office (512-414-2085), the student help desk, (512-414-4357) or parent help desk (512-414-9187) and ask a staff member to report the device as lost or stolen. You may be asked to provide information and details.
**NOTE: Reporting the device as lost/stolen authorizes us to use location tracking to identify the device’s location.
Student devices in need of repair: Families can take iPads, Chromebooks, and hotspots in need of repair to either your school or to one of the Curbside locations, where they can be swapped out as long as supplies allow.
Need tech help? Sign up to schedule one today: https://calendly.com/ragnar-rowlandht/tech-help
For 2022 the City of Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) will again design the Emergency Preparedness Calendar to feature student artwork. HSEM invites you to submit your child’s emergency preparedness creations in the 2022 Emergency Preparedness Calendar Contest. The contest is open to all 1st through 5th grade students whose school (or residence) is physically located within the Austin city limits, regardless of the independent school district.
September is National Preparedness Month and HSEM is encouraging everyone to prepare for emergencies - including kids. As part of National Preparedness Month we are asking for elementary school students to learn and share artwork about emergency preparedness. Throughout September we will share information on our social media and other platforms about our four key steps to preparedness:
Make a Plan
Build a Kit
Know your Neighbors
SUBJECT OF ARTWORK:
Family emergency preparedness actions, severe weather conditions occurring in central Texas, and man-made disasters.
Examples of a family emergency preparedness action are the creation of a home or vehicle emergency kit or practicing a disaster plan, such as an evacuation plan.
Severe weather hazards are tornado, hail, flash flooding, lightning, excessive heat or cold and dangerous icy conditions.
Examples of man-made disasters are terrorism, wildfires, train derailment, chemical spills, building fires and epidemic. Artwork should also contain a safety message about the specific hazard featured.
Students, parents, and teachers can read books online. Click on the link for instructions on how to get to MackinVia - our online library with over 12,000 books! Students can check out four books. Returns are automatic.