Harrison Park Weekly Update

October 25, 2021

Masks and Water Bottles

Please send your student to school with a filled water bottle and extra mask(s). We have all new water filling stations for students throughout the building to fill them up.


We are going through many masks and our office is beginning to run out. Your child should be coming to school with a mask on and some extras in their back pack.

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is growing. Please remember to label your child's items with their name and grade. This makes it easy to return lost items to your child.


We will be putting the lost and found out in the front off the building next Thursday 10/28 and Friday 10/29. Please look for any of your child's belongings at this time.

Drop off/Pick up and Safety Patrol

Our Safety Patrol is up and running please be aware of them and their directing of traffic. Make sure you are paying attention to their crossing and stopping signs in the parking lot.


Please have students exit/enter your car closest to the curb at their grade level doors. We are trying to avoid having students stepping into oncoming traffic.

Cell Phones

We are noticing an increase in cell phone use during school. Please remind your child of our policy of off and away ALL day (8:38am-3:15pm). Students are welcome to check their phones into the office to be locked in a safe place, if they feel they will struggle keeping their phones off. One warning will be given for the phone to be put away, after that it will be taken to the office and locked up for the day. The student can retrieve it at the end of the school day. As a reminder, if you need to get in touch with your child during the day to please call the office (503) 916-5700 and we can relay your message.

Harrison Park Facebook Page

Be sure to like our Harrison Park Facebook page for lots of updated information and to find out what is happening at HP.

Chromebooks

Please remember to be bringing your Chromebooks fully charged everyday to school! It is important that they are being charged at night so you can use them at school during the day.

Coats and Lunches

As the weather begins to become cooler, please remember to send your student to school with a coat. Many classrooms have windows open and we are outside for recess. Also, make sure that you have labeled your child's belongings with their names.


At this time lunches are being held in the courtyard, with the weather changing we will be having to transition into the cafeteria at 6ft apart. If you prefer to have your child eat outside during these times, please contact the school so we can work together to devise a plan for your student.

Calendar

October 28th and 29th - Lost and Found in the Front of Building

November 4th - End of Quarter 1

November 5th - Grading Day (No students at school)

November 11th - Veteran's Day No School

November 18th - Picture Retake Day

PPS District Calendar 21-22

OHSU Weekly Screening Testing

Testing kits will be going home on Monday 10/25 for those families who have opted in. These kits will have labels and directions on this process. Kits need to be returned on Tuesday, any kits not returned on Tuesday will be discarded.


In our continued effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, Harrison Park will participate in a weekly COVID-19 Screening Testing Program, a partnership between the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and PPS. Screening testing provides early detection of COVID-19, even when individuals have no apparent COVID-19-like symptoms.


Packets were sent home last week. For more information please see the information below:

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Buses

Please see the link here for information regarding your students bus route. Please check this link for any updates. Due to a bus driver shortage, routes are changing daily. Any questions of concerns please contact Transportation 503-916-6901.

Vaccine Clinics and COVID Testing

Please see the attached flyer for schools offering COVID 19 vaccines and tests. You will need to call to schedule an appointment.

HP Daily Schedule 21-22

You can find Harrison Park's Daily Schedule here. Please remember to not drop off students prior to their drop off time (6th-8th = 8:38am and K-5 = 8:53am), as adult supervision is not available. Lunches have been updated.

PPS Covid-19 Guidelines

Remember the three W's: Wear a Mask, Wash your Hands and Watch your Distance.


Below is the link for the districts guidance around the guidelines in our schools:

https://www.mkt-box.com/pps/backtoschool2021

School Handbooks

Students are required to follow the policies and practices outlined in the Harrison Park handbook and PPS handbook.

Harrison Park K-8

Office Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 8:15am-3:45pm


Doors Open for:

6th-8th @ 8:38am

K-5 @ 8:53am

Please do not drop your child off earlier than these times as adult supervision is not available.


If you are the parent of a student in BOTH middle school and K-5 classroom and your students will be arriving together, please CALL the office and we can make arrangements for your K-5 student to be supervised upon your middle school student's entrance to the building.