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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
Para la versión en español haga clic aquí 

5/13/2020

An important message to parents, staff, and students of the Harrison Public Schools:

As you know Governor Murphy’s Executive Order for Distance Learning will be in effect for the remainder of the school year. Students will continue to complete their lessons from home.

Please be assured that our Principals are working very hard to plan and prepare Virtual Graduations and other end of year activities.  For more information, please see the guidance link from the State Police Colonel and Department of Education on the District Homepage. More information will be provided in the near future.

This past weekend, our ‘SchoolBucks Program’ performed an update and temporarily zeroed out all student balances. As of Monday afternoon, this issue has been corrected and all balances have been restored. Our apologies for any inconvenience this has caused. Further guidance on balances and rollovers will be provided in the near future.

Throughout this Distance Learning period, FREE ‘grab-n-go’ breakfast and lunch will be served for ALL CHILDREN at Washington Middle School from 9:00AM to 1:00PM.

During this Distance Learning process, parents should contact the appropriate principal's office as needed regarding technology, health, and other support services. Child study team members and other related services staff will be contacting parents and students directly to arrange for additional services.

Again, all Harrison Public Schools will remain in Distance Learning mode from home for the remainder of the school year.

On behalf of the Harrison Board of Education and Administration, we pray for, and offer our support for those who have been stricken with the CoronaVirus. We also encourage all to continue to practice shelter-in-place, social distancing and effective measures to avoid contracting the virus.

For further information please visit harrisonschools.org.       Thank You.


Previous Updates:
April 20, 2020 

An important message to parents, staff, and students of the Harrison Public Schools:

As you know Governor Murphy’s Executive Order for Distance Learning will remain in effect until May 15th for all NJ Schools.  In compliance, all Harrison Public Schools will resume Distance Learning mode on Monday, April 20th. Students will complete their lessons from home via teacher prepared learning packets, laptops, smartphones, or other internet-ready devices. 

We are seeking the help of parents and guardians to assist children in completing lessons.  Please keep in mind that the NJ Department of Education will only count these distance learning days as mandated school days when student attendance is taken by the teachers and evidence of student work is completed.  

Throughout this Distance Learning period, FREE ‘grab-n-go’ breakfast and lunch will be served for ALL CHILDREN  at Washington Middle School from 9:00AM to 1:00PM.

During this Distance Learning process, parents should contact the appropriate principal's office as needed regarding technology, health, and other support services.  Child study team members and other related services staff will be contacting parents and students directly to arrange for additional services.

Again, all Harrison Public Schools will remain in Distance Learning mode from home for all students through May 15th.

On behalf of the Harrison Board of Education and Administration, we pray for, and offer our support for those who have been stricken with the CoronaVirus. We also encourage all to continue to practice shelter-in-place, social distancing and effective measures to avoid contracting the virus.

For further information please visit harrisonschools.org.

Thank You.


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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