Enjoy the holiday performances of our elementary, middle, and high school students on the Harrison Central School District Fine Performing Arts YouTube Channel
Update: March 18 2021
Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. Frank Baum
Dear Harrison Families,
While our schools are familiar places for your children, it will take adjusting to become reacquainted with the world they left behind almost a year ago. While Dorothy was not in Kansas anymore, our students will return to a once familiar place, and like Dorothy, we hope they quickly remember there is no place like home. We are so excited to welcome back each and every one of your children. Please take the time to read this entire letter, which includes the latest information about our full reopening plans for in-person instruction.
The District leadership team and principals are holding school-based meetings to share our reopening plans. These plans are comprehensive and prioritize the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff. Our planning addresses students’ social-emotional well-being and outlines a differentiated approach to support learning upon their return, and summer programs designed to ensure their success in September.
The full reopening of schools was predicated on three factors:
On April 1, New York State Will Eliminate Quarantine Requirement for Domestic Travel. We ask you to consider self-quarantine.
We believe this decision by the NYSDOH is unwise and reckless, particularly leading up to spring break.
While quarantining is no longer required for domestic travel, we ask families to adhere to four-days of quarantining and a negative PCR test before children return to school. We recommend children self-quarantine if they travel over spring break.
To keep our students safe and maintain full in-person instruction, we need your unrelenting commitment to behaviors that limit the spread of Covid-19 in our community.
Schedule for Full Reopening of School
To help us effectively plan for the full reopening of school, if you have not already done so, please complete this survey for each child that attends Harrison schools. The survey asks your preference for transportation, learning model, and school food services. At the end of the survey, you will be prompted to complete the survey again if you have another child.
Virtual Learning Option
The option of 100% virtual learning will continue. However, there is a change to the virtual learning schedule, students will be expected to participate in virtual learning every day.
Transporting your children to school reduces the number of students riding the bus and helps us maintain social distance. Please make certain that you complete the survey.
School Specific Information
Detailed information about each school’s reopening plans and protocols, including lunch, arrival, and dismissal, will be shared in an email from your building principal.
While there will be many changes upon your child’s return, and even though they have been away for over a year, so much will be familiar. They once again will have an opportunity to meet and interact with friends, play on the playground, and participate in afterschool clubs and activities. Our faculty have missed them terribly and will welcome them back with enthusiasm and joy.
Our hope is soon your children will celebrate in their hearts and minds there is truly...no place like home.
Louis N. Wool, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools