The Harrison Township School District is an inclusive community that is child-centered, progressive, and future driven. Respectful of history and tradition, the communities of Jefferson, Richwood, Ewan, and Mullica Hill aim to provide all children with the opportunity to develop their intellectual, physical, and social-emotional selves to be empathetic contributors in our global society.
Monday, November 23rd
We will be conducting our monthly security drill. With guidance from the NJDOE Office of Emergency School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, a notification drill is recommended.
For your information, a test of the district’s notification system, School Messenger, will help identify the true capability of our schools to effectively communicate emergency messaging to external stakeholders. This identification includes the following:
Ability to reach parent/guardian members of the school community to be assessed
Ability to message other stakeholders of the school community to be assessed
Verification of phone numbers, email addresses, etc. can be completed
The parent/guardian community, teachers, staff, administrators, etc. will receive a phone call notification on Monday, November 23rd, at approximately 6:00 PM. Families are encouraged in advance to make sure that their voicemail boxes are not “Full” as this has an impact on their notifications.
An email will be sent shortly following the phone call to provide families and staff a second opportunity to receive the test notification. ‘Spam’ and ‘Junk’ folders should also be checked. We want our families to understand and expect this notification drill.
If you do NOT receive a phone call and/or an email upon the conclusion of the test notifications after 6:00 pm on November 23rd, please call or email your corresponding school.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25th
In October, our Board of Education approved two virtual half days on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, and December 23, 2020.
This means that on these two dates all students, whether virtual or in-person learners, will participate in half days of instruction VIRTUALLY FROM HOME. NO STUDENTS will be in school on these academic days.
Students will receive a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction that will total four hours for each of these academic days.
Students will receive synchronous instruction by their homeroom teacher using their homeroom teacher's zoom link. Homeroom teachers will convene both their AM and PM classes together for Math and ELA instruction from 9:00 to 11:00 on each of these days. This will be the first opportunity that our students will be taught as a full class together. For our sixth graders - your team teachers will communicate a schedule. After the live instruction in the morning, all students will be given asynchronous projects that will be provided to them through a posting on Seesaw (Grades Pre-K-3) or Google Classroom (Grades 4-6).
GIVING TREE 2020
Every year, the Harrison Township School District sponsors a “Giving Tree” in the lobbies of both of our schools which helps families right here in town. This year, more than ever, we would like to continue with this Giving Project. We are asking our community to join us hand in hand in donating Walmart gift cards for our families that are in need during this holiday season.
Walmart gift cards will enable families to be able to buy clothing, toys, and other supplies, such as food. We strive to give parents $100 worth of Walmart gift cards per child. Since this usually helps about 130 children, our goal is to raise $13,000 again this year.
Starting next week, we are asking able families to join our staff in this worthy project. Please feel free to send in your donated gift cards with your child or bring them to the main office of either school during school hours.
We ask that all donations be returned to school by December 11th, which would enable us to distribute to the families. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate any additional gift donations, only gift cards, due to space constraints.
Thank you in advance for your help with this project. If you have any questions, please contact your building principal. Without this wonderful, generous community, this project would not be possible!