Today we received information from the Atoka County Health Department that a worker in the cafeteria has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result of this, all cafeteria staff must be quarantined for the next 14 days. Due to this quarantine, ALL students will be moved to their distance learning plan TOMORROW, November 11th and running through Thanksgiving Break. In person learning will resume Monday, November 30th.
Teachers will be sending home distance learning material today and will be available tomorrow and Thursday from 8:00am-12:00pm to answer any of your questions. We are extremely sorry for this inconvenience, but without any way to feed our students, it is unavoidable.
Brian Walker, Superintendent
Parking Lot Reminder
For the safety of our students, we ask that all vehicles please WAIT until all buses have exited the parking lot before exiting.
If you are picking up your child, wait in the parking area, and teachers will assist your child to your vehicle. We ask that you not pick up your child before the bell rings at 4:00pm. Teachers are still having class, and this is becoming a major disruption. We realize that wait time in the parking lot is quite lengthy and apologize for any inconvenience, but it is for the safety of all students.
School Meals: We are pleased to announce that the USDA has granted a waiver that will allow ALL students to eat free until further notice. This means that any student who pays for school meals will not be charged beginning today (September 3). These meals will remain free until the waiver expires, at which time all students will return to their original paid/reduced/free status. When we are made aware of changes to this waiver’s status, we will pass the information on to you.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Nov. 5 PTA Drawing – Pellet Grill & $150.00 cash prize
Nov 6-19 Book Fair – This will be ONLINE this year.
Nov 16 Spirit Wear – Deadline to return order forms.
Nov 16-17 Hearing Screening – PK3-4th Grades
Nov 17 Bulldog Beats Drum Club – 3:05pm-5:00pm in Band Room
Nov 18 Pictures – Sports and Retakes only
Nov 23-27 Thanksgiving Break – No School
**Due to Covid-19 we will not be having the Thanksgiving Meal this year.
Nov 30 Vision Screening – PK3-4th Grades
Dec 1 Christmas Pictures
Student Messages: Should your child need to do something after school that is not what they normally do (ride bus, pick-up, etc.), please send a note. This is preferred over calling, due to the fact that calls take up a lot of teaching and class time. We request that phone calls to the office be limited to emergency situations only and made as early as possible.
Parents who are privately transporting students who have classes in the Early Childhood Learning Center need to enter the east gate and exit the west gate. Those parents who have students in the Lower and Upper Elementary buildings need to enter the south gate and exit the north gate.
We ask for the cooperation of all parents, students, and staff so that we may have a safe and successful year.
Yearbooks are now available: Due to the school year ending early last year, we were unable to sell the 2018-2019 yearbooks! Also 2019-2020 year books are available! Yearbooks are $10 each. Please specify which year you would like to purchase when ordering.
Back to School COVID-19 Protocol
The following plan has been created to allow our students to return to school for the 2020-2021 school year in the safest manner possible. The unprecedented times of the COVID-19 Pandemic are constantly changing which means our response must also change at times. We ask for your cooperation, flexibiity, and patience as we strive educate your child during these extraordinary times. Thank you in advance for working along with us to protect each and every student at Harmony School.
At School Procedures
Isolation Room: Any student or staff memberr who exhibits a fever of 100 degrees or more will be instantly isolated in a predetermined isolation room and immediately sent home. After being sent home, the student or staff member cannot return to school until one of the following criteria is met:
Student will become a distance learner at home until he/she can return to school. The student will be counted as present because digital learning will be provided. The student will be entered into a Google form accessible only to necessary school personnel.
POSITIVE COVID TEST:
Access to School Facilities
Due to COVID-19 and for the safety of our students, parents will only be allowed to enter the main building (office window only) during the regular school day. For assistance, parents are asked to call the office at (580)889-3687.
Requirements for All Elementary Teachers
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