Harris Weekly Update


Happy Saturday!

Thanks to all for making the first week of school incredible. The Harris Team was so happy to see all of our Hawks return home and we cannot wait to get your child(ren) back up to speed academically. We also want to acknowledge and thank our Harris community for all you do in an effort to be the best we can. We can't do it without you!

See below for quick announcements:

-Remember with the first full week of school beginning next week parents will need to work out times to be on campus with their homeroom teacher.

-Parents will not be allowed inside the building without prior approval. Safety for our children must remain top priority.

-The side entrance door will now be closed and locked at 7:55 AM beginning Monday and for the remainder of the school year.

-If you arrive after 7:55 AM, students will enter through the front office door.

-Students are tardy after 8:10 AM, so don't worry about walking students into the building until after 8:10 AM.

-Handicap Parking is for those that either have a designated plate or sticker prominently displayed. DO NOT park in this zone if you do not have a plate or sticker.

Required Annual Update

In order to ensure that we can communicate with families regarding their student, or in case of an emergency, it is essential that families keep their emergency contact information up to date in their Infinite Campus account. Please contact the office directly if you need assistance with your Infinite Campus account.

New Quarantine Process

This year we continue to find ways to ensure we can communicate with our parents in a timely and efficient manner, in an effort to keep our parents as informed as possible. Please note, this school year student quarantine notifications will continue to be sent out via email, and we will be adding text messages to alert you to the fact that you have received an email. You will only receive a text with regard to a student quarantine notification that specifically involves your student. If you have any questions regarding mitigation strategies, including quarantine procedures, please visit our district website. Thank you for your continued support.


Thank you to those who stopped by the PTSO table during Meet the Teacher Night. It was so wonderful to meet all of you. Congratulations to the following swag bag winners:

Verena Mendez, Diana Mendivil, Laura Baudoin, Jordan (Kelsy B).

Please stop by the front office to pick up your gift if you haven't already done so.

Hawk Spirit Shirt order forms went home with your student last week. Show off your school pride by placing an order today! Please send the completed form with payment to your Childs teacher or to the front office by Friday, August 13. Youth sizes $12, adult $15, (add $2 for XXL/XXXL). ONLY cash or checks made out to Harris PTSO will be accepted

As a reminder, we are in need of a PTSO Secretary. If you are interested in more information about this position please email, gilbertharrisptso@gmail.com.

As always we thank you for your support!

Gifted Testing Information

Hi Families,

This year, all 2nd and 3rd grade students will be screened at school to help determine eligibility for gifted services using our CogAT Assessment.

If you have a child in 4-6th grade, and you would like to request a gifted assessment, please complete the gifted testing request form by clicking this link. Submit all forms to the office, attention Kristine Moore, no later than August 17th.


***We would like to thank the Gilbert Kiwanis Club for their generous donation of backpacks and school supplies. This yearly contribution is greatly appreciated by all.


Weds 8/11

*1hr Early Release Day @ 1:55 PM

Fri, 8/13

*Hawk Spirit Shirt Orders Due


Mon 8/16

*PTSO Meeting @ 3:30PM (Front Office)

Weds 8/18

*1hr Early Release Day @ 1:55PM

What Does It Mean To Be A Title I School?

Title I is the largest federal aid program for public schools. Schools can be designated as “Title I” if certain criteria are met. Title I is the federal government’s commitment to closing the achievement gap between low-income and moderate to high income students. These funds are used to help all students meet academic standards. Click the links below to learn more!

Parents Right to Know

Partners in Learning Compact

Harris Title I Service Letter

Harris Integrated Action Plan

Free and Reduced Price Meal Application