Harrington Happenings

September 5, 2021

Good Evening Harrington Families

I hope everyone has been enjoying their long Labor Day Weekend! It was an eventful first few days back to school for us at Harrington. It was wonderful to see all of our returning students, new students and our kindergarten. I've always told staff that if you ever need a positive recharge, stand in the main lobby for arrival and be prepared for the hundreds of smiles (even behind the masks) of our amazing students, this always makes me day! Students transitioned excellently into the new year so far, meeting new classmates, new teachers, new classrooms, they are all champions at handling whatever is being presented to them and they never cease to amazing me.

As with every year at the start there are many logistical elements to the schools operation that takes a few weeks to iron out such as arrival and dismissal, buses and this years return of the cafeteria and ext. day. I can say with the utmost confidence that we will iron out any and all potential wrinkles during these times to again run like a well oiled machine, like we have year in and year out.

Your patience, support and understanding is always appreciated and always needed during this transitional period of the year. As always, we appreciate all that everyone does for the Harrington community and for the continued support during this new school year.

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

Current COVID-19 Requirements

COVID-19 Guidelines at this moment are that effective August 16, 2021, all students, staff, and visitors – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors while in any Chelmsford Public Schools facilities. Face masks are not required: (1) when outside; or (2) when an individual works alone or in a segregated space; and (3) Student Lunch. Students will have mask breaks at teacher discretion during the day weather permitting. We will strive to have the students outside as much as possible during the day. As a reminder, currently there is not a remote option for any missed time out of the classroom.

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.

This year it will be more important to keep your child home if they are not feeling well, please practice precaution and have your student stay home. If you are dismissing your student from school, please ring the bell and your student will be brought to you. We are limiting the amount of non-school personnel in the building this year.

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

Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night will be held on Tuesday, September 14th from 5:00-8:15 pm.

  • Parents/guardians of students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 & 2 are invited to meet Administration, in the cafeteria at 5:00. At 5:30 classroom presentations begin in your child’s classroom

  • From 6:30 – 7:00p.m. All parents/guardians are invited to visit and meet our Special Education Teachers, Supports Staff and Specialists (Art, Music, Physical Education, Library, Technology) in their rooms.

  • Parents/guardians of students in Grade 3 & 4 are invited to meet Administration, in the cafeteria at 7:00. At 7:30 classroom presentations begin in your child’s classroom.

Let's Stay Connected!

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Thank you to all who attended our first HPTO meeting of the school year on Wednesday! It was wonderful to see so many new faces! Our next meeting will be on October 6 at 6:30pm online and in the Harrington library.

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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C. D. Harrington Elementary School

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