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August 2020

HARRISON PUBLIC SCHOOLS REMOTE/DISTANCE LEARNING PLAN SEPTEMBER 2020


The District’s ability to provide in-person instruction/hybrid model has been impacted by various factors.  For example, under the guidelines from The Road Back Restart and Recovery Plan for Education, almost 52 percent of the students have requested distance learning.  A significant number of staff and support personnel have requested accommodations.  Many parents are concerned about their child either getting sick or spreading the virus when they get home.  Thus, the Harrison Public Schools will proceed in the following manner:

 

Phase I:  A Full-Time Remote/Distance Learning model will begin Friday, September 11, 2020 and continue until November 13, 2020. Principals will be contacting all parents beforehand, regarding each school’s distance learning plan and expectations.

 

Teachers will receive distance learning training on Wednesday, September 9 and Thursday, September 10, 2020.

 

The District will re-evaluate the “Remote/Distance Learning Plan” by the end of the first marking period, on or about November 13, 2020.

 

Phase II:  When conditions warrant, the in-person/hybrid model as described in our “Reopening Plan” will be implemented.

 

Please visit www.harrisonschools.org for further information.

Important Information
about COVID-19


School Closure Notice 5/4/20


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • District counselors are available when school is in session (through June 16, 2020) from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays).

  • If you have an immediate psychiatric emergency or any emergency, please call 911.

  • If you do not have an emergency, the following psychiatric resources are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week: Jersey City Mobile Response 24/7 Hotline at (201) 915-2210.

  • In-home counseling services through PerformCare 1 (877) 652-7624.

 

Click here for Distance Learning Plans in English and Spanish

Click here for Student/Staff Support Services Contact Information


A Message from Dr. James P. Doran, 
Director of Personnel/Human Resources/Compliance 
and Crisis Management for Harrison Public Schools
6/1/20


Earlier this week, Governor Murphy announced that in-person graduation ceremonies may commence in July, however, a strict set of guidelines must be followed in order for this to occur. After reviewing the State’s formal guidelines and meeting with our fellow Hudson County school districts, local and county officials and emergency management teams, we will continue to move forward with our plans for virtual graduation ceremonies. This is the same decision that the New Jersey Department of Education has recommended, noting it is the “safest alternative graduation ceremony at this time.” We expect that these virtual ceremonies will have a high level of student participation, and give you - as our graduates - many fond, lifelong memories to cherish. We have been directed by the State time and time again to base our decisions on the data and numbers provided to us, in keeping Harrison safe.



Students and parents have been emailed an important flyer from
the New Jersey Department of Health and CDC 
regarding COVID-19
(also known as "coronavirus".) 

Click the image below to view the flyer.
Spanish and Simplified Chinese flyers available underneath the flyer.

Coronavirus 2019 Information 

Information in English
Information in Spanish

Information in Simplified Chinese

WiFi HotSpots

STEPS ON HOW TO GAIN ACCESS TO WIFI

1. Visit xfinity.com/wifi to see a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots. Open hotspots, both indoor and outdoor, will be displayed on the map in a blue color. Once at a hotspot, customers and non-customers should select xfinitywifi from the list of available WiFi networks, and then launch a browser. (please note that it must be 'xfinitywifi' all small letters, any other xfinity wifi will take you to one that requires a login)

2. Non-Xfinity Internet customers can connect by clicking the Accept & Connect button. Non-Xfinity customers will be able to renew their complimentary sessions every two hours. (so you'll have to renew your connection and start these steps over every 2 hours)


NJTV LEARNING PROGRAMMING

Starting on April 6, 2020, children in grades 3-6 will be able to tune in each weekday to lessons taught by New Jersey educators. Click here for archived lessons and click here to find where to watch NJTV.

NJTV Education Flyer- English
NJTV Education Flyer- Spanish



 

 

Local Artist inspires Hamilton Students!

YouAreLovedBloomWhereWhyFit
Local artist Nicole Dignazio is adding some positivity to Hamilton Intermediate School in an effort to support social, emotional, and mental health!  Nicole is giving our student bathrooms a makeover with the intent to spark kindness.  Paintings of inspirational quotes like "Why fit in when you where born to stand out", "Bloom where you are planted", and "You are loved", have been decorated on our bathroom doors.  Thank you Nicole!   

School Hours
8:20 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.

Scheduled/Emergency Early Dismissal Hours
8:20 a.m. - 1:11 p.m.

Delayed Opening Hours
10:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.


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