June 2: PRE Principal's Message
“Connection is the energy between people when they feel seen, valued and heard”
“Empathy Fuels Connection”
Dear Preston Families,
While at school and during Learning from Home, students engaged in content-based learning, demonstrated problem-solving, perseverance, and skill development. Throughout the year, families, teachers, and principals had many conversations about your child’s learning. Our goal is to provide information that reveals the progress your child continues to make. To recognize that progress elementary students will receive a narrative-based report card for the third trimester. We will use what we know, as well as what has been gathered in the third trimester to report your child’s progress. More information can be found in this Elementary Report Card FAQ.
Procedures for Returning materials and picking up belongings
Beginning June 10th, families will be invited to pick up their child’s belongings, as well as return items such as library books, textbooks, school-owned instruments, and other school materials. We will not be collecting technology on loan from the school district except for students leaving the District. Each school has a process for collecting student’s belongings and returning any items to the school. As always, health and safety is our priority. Protocols establishing social distancing, as well as the use of masks will be in place during times to pick-up and drop-off materials. Congregating among students, families, and teachers will be prohibited. Each school will send families more information about specific schedules and procedures in the coming days.
Our elementary schools have begun welcoming incoming kindergarten families by gathering important social, emotional, and academic information about our newest students from the people who know them best, their families! This information is especially important this year as a traditional kindergarten screening will not take place. Kindergarten registration and new student registration for the 2020/21 school year are ongoing. If you or someone you know has an incoming kindergartener who has not yet registered, please visit harrisoncsd.org; click the “Parents” menu; and then “Student Registration,” to access our Online Registration system. Email Michelle Marchese, District Registrar, with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wish you compassion, joy, and stronger connections.
Ongoing items to note:
- Visit the District’s K-5 Family University on the Learning From Home page, which offers additional learning activities for your children and continues to be updated.
- The District provides free breakfast and lunch for eligible students. If you are currently eligible but have not yet applied, please complete the request form. If your circumstances have changed and you are in need of food assistance contact your principal. All inquiries are confidential.
- If your child needs a device, if there is a problem with your equipment, or if your family does not have internet access, the District will provide a device and/or a mobile hotspot to deliver internet access. If you require technology support please complete this form. If you have questions contact Brian Seligman (914-630-3389) or (email@example.com).