Harborview Express

August 22-26, 2022

Message from Mrs. Harvey

Welcome Back! Things are humming right along here at Harborview and TCLL. Our Pre-Kindergarten students started today and Kindergarten started last Friday! It is so fun to see everyone again! Thank you for showing us all grace as we navigate some unusual bus schedules and changes, getting our routines in place, and working through all that comes with starting a new school year. My goal this year is to put out a newsletter every week to keep our families updated on what is happenng here at school. If you ever have any questions please feel free to call 523-1850 or email us at harborview@juneauschools.org.

Attendance Is Important

Please make sure you are getting your child to school on time. Harborview students begin their day at 8:00 and TCLL students begin their day at 8:30. Our front doors open at 7:40 and students can get a free breakfast or go outside to play on the back playground until 7:55.

When should you keep your child home?

Being sure that a child is well enough to go to school can be tough for any parent. It often comes down to whether the child can still participate at school. Having a sore throat, cough, or mild congestion doesn't always mean kids can't handle class and other activities.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, though, health experts ask that families keep sick kids home. Even mild symptoms like sore throat, cough, or a headache can be signs of a COVID-19 infection that can spread to teachers or other kids. During the pandemic and after it's over, kids should stay home when they have symptoms like a fever over 100.4°F, diarrhea, vomiting, or trouble breathing.

When in doubt, check with Nurse Maureen (our school nurse) at 523-1768.

School Drop Off and Pick Up

Our doors do not open until 7:40 each morning and we do not have supervision for kids until that time. Please do not drop kids off before 7:40 unless you have signed them up for rally. It is just a big safety issue. :)

When kids arrive we give them the option of going downstairs for a free breakfast or out to the back playground. Kids enter and go to classes at 7:55.

Pick up for Harborview is at 2:30 and for TCLL is at 3:00. If there is any change to your child’s after school plans please call 523-1850 and let us know as soon as possible. If you need to come into the building either at drop off or pick up please find a place to park and come on in. We don’t have room for cars to park in front of the school and it is a safety issue when kids are being dropped off or picked up.

School Safety

During the school day our doors will all be locked. If you come to school you will need to call the office at 523-1850 and let us know you are here and then we can buzz you in. Thanks so much for helping keep our kids safe.

We will have our first Evacuation Drill (aka Fire Drill) this week. The first one is a little slower so we can practice the routes for exiting the building.

School Meal Plan Information

If you have any questions, need additional information or want to offer feedback, please feel free to contact the food services supervisor, Adrianne Schwartz, at 780-1989 or adrianne.schwartz@juneauschools.orgThis year breakfast is free for all students in the district. Lunches are $4.50 or $.40 reduced rate. Even if you do not plan to take advantage of the school lunch program please still complete this application, it has a big impact on other school programs, not just lunch numbers. To apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits, an application can be picked up from and submitted to any school office or an online application can be submitted at https://www.schoolcafe.com/. You can also print and complete the attached application and mail to 10014 Crazy Horse Drive, Juneau, AK 99801

Parent Teacher Association News (PTA)

Please take a moment to become a part of the Parent Teacher Association. The Harborview PTA supports Harborview by funding special programs and hosting fundraising events. Membership is easy and only $15.00 a year! Harborview PTA helps fund: Discovery Southeast Nature Studies (in all classes), Artist in the Schools, Harvest Fest, 5th Grade Promotion, classroom special events, and so much more! You can become a part of this important group by signing up here or on the link on our website. PTA meetings are held on the 1st Thursday (this is a change) of each month from 6:30-7:30pm.

PICTURE DAY!

Wednesday, Sep. 7th, 8:30am-2:30pm

Harborview Gym

Classes will take turns going down to the gym to have their school photo taken. All students will have a picture taken. If your child is not here on picture day don't worry, we always have a make-up day. Feel free to pre-order photos using this link. Paper forms will be sent home.

Open House!

Wednesday, Aug. 31st, 5-6pm

1255 Glacier Avenue

Juneau, AK

We will be having our Open House night on Wednesday August 31st from 5pm-6pm. Please stop by and meet your child's teachers, explore their classroom, and enjoy time meeting other families.

Important Dates

August 31st Open House 5PM-6PM

September 5th Labor Day NO SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

September 7th School Picture Day