Harrington Happenings

September 10, 2021

Good Evening Harrington Families

I hope everyone is doing well this second week into the school year. We continue to button things up at school with our daily operations. Students are settling in to their school routines, we are still working through some bussing situations which will hopefully be resolved sooner rather than later. I would say that if you have bussing concerns, to please contact NRT directly to express your immediate concern. I do try to get on the busses to ensure students are following the Three R's while they are on the bus.

STUDENT ARRIVAL - PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR IN THE MORNING DURING DROP OFF! staff will assist with this process. This presents a safety issue and slows down the process of getting the students into the building sooner rather than later. Parents/Guardians should not be dropping off students in front of the building, through the main building doors. As you have all seen, it is quite an extensive process during arrival and dismissal and our focus needs to be on the safe arrival and dismissal of our students.

DISMISSAL - As a final verification, If a staff member walks by your vehicle with a thumbs up, please respond with a thumbs up notifying the staff member that you have your student in your vehicle. Safety is number one and double checking to make sure that you have your student in your vehicle is important to us.

Starting this week, teachers have begun their benchmark assessments on their students. Students will be participating in DIBELs/RAN and F&P Assessments, as well as participating in the first iReady Diagnostic. Once the data is compiled, the information will provide teachers with ideas on establishing reading groups and iReady lesson leveling.

As always, thank you for your continued support of our Harrington community. Please reach out to me or Karen with any questions or concerns as always.

Once again, remember to…"Push through your day, Smile, Be Happy, Stay Positive!"

Be safe! Stay well!

Rob & Karen

IMPORTANT --- Curriculum Night Changes

While we will still be holding an in person Curriculum Night the below changes have been put into place to reduce the risk of COVID exposure to staff and families participating in the evenings event. Please pay close attention to the below changes.

  • We will not be holding a large group in person Administration presentation. We will be providing a recorded presentation that will be sent home prior to September 14th.
  • All individuals MUST wear masks in the school buildings at all times. Please know that if arrive without a mask, you will be provided one to wear or will be asked to leave the building. Again, masks must be worn at all times while in doors, barring any documented medical issues there are no exceptions to this requirement.
  • Different then previous years, we are STRONGLY suggesting only one (1) family member attend on behalf of their child to minimize the number of adults coming into the schools.

Below is the updated time frame for Curriculum Night.

  • K-2- 5:30-6:15
  • Specialists/Support Staff- 6:15-7:00
  • 3-4- 7:00-7:45

Specialists and Special Education teachers will be located in their classrooms during their allotted time and Reading & Speech and Language teachers will be in the Cafe .

COVID-19 Test & Stay Consent

Please take a minute to sign consent to allow your student(s) to participate in this program. In the event of a COVID situation in which your student(s) has been identified as a close contact to a positive case, we can test them on site and if negative can remain at school as long as they test negative for several days after exposure to a positive case. The benefits of this program speak for themselves, as long as students test negative they can remain at school and not miss academics for the several days in which they would have previously had to isolate at home as a precaution.

Important Information – Consent to Participate Required

For your child to participate in the Test and Stay protocol if they are identified as a close contact to a COVID-19 positive individual, consent is required to test. Please refer to the consent form for additional information. Our nursing staff is thoroughly trained on how to administer the Abbott BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen Diagnostic Test.

To provide permission for your child to participate in the Test and Stay protocol in our schools, please select the following link to complete the consent form: https://forms.gle/79Hv4twPifgrriM57.

*Please note the consent includes an option for Symptomatic Testing, however, symptomatic testing is not currently available in our schools. The consent is applicable only for weekly COVID-19 pool testing and/or the Test and Stay protocol.If your student is absent from school for COVID related situations ONLY, teachers will provide any missed work in a bin that will be located in the front of the building. This system will ONLY be used for COVID related situations, not for typical illnesses normally attributed to the school year.

Additional COVID information and/or changes is consistently being evaluated and will be shared with families from the district level.

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Our next meeting PTO meeting will be on October 6 at 6:30pm online and in the Harrington library. Keep an eye out for the link to join on our Facebook page, “Harrington PTO”.

Harrington Pride Wear Online Store

Welcome back to school Harrington families! It's time to show your Harrington Pride! This year we will be offering online ordering through Center Sports. New items have been added to our spirit wear list. Check out the link below to check out our new items and to place your order. Online store closes on September 30th. Items will be available for pick up week of 10/18. Email Alysun Kenney at: alysunstephens@gmail.com or Kate O'Malley at: kate876@gmail.com with any questions.


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