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March 16 Update Regarding Novel Coronavirus

 

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Building the Future: Every Learner, Every Day, Every Way.

 

MARCH 16, 2020

 

Dear Parents, Guardians and members of the Harrison community,

 

As the COVID-19 coronavirus situation continues to evolve, the Harrison School District remains committed to ensuring the health, safety and education of every child in the Harrison community. We recognize that many students and families need a viable option for low-cost, healthy and nutritious meals at this time.

 

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, and continuing through Friday, March 20, school busses will be positioned at select Harrison School District campuses from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. During these times, district personnel will distribute bags containing a lunch for that day, as well as a breakfast for the following morning, to any child under the age of 18, regardless of whether they are a current Harrison student, free of charge.

 

School busses will be positioned at:

 

  • Woodland Heights Preschool (520 Womack Avenue)
  • Eagle Heights Elementary School (500 N. Chestnut Street)
  • Forest Heights Elementary School (1124 S. Tamarind Street)
  • Skyline Heights Elementary School (1120 W. Holt Avenue)
  • Harrison High School (925 Goblin Drive)

 

Children are encouraged to pick up meals at the location that is most convenient for them, regardless of which school they attend.

 

By serving the meals in this drive-through setting, we are ensuring that our custodial staff has an appropriate amount of time to follow the recommended public health guidelines for a thorough cleaning of each of our campuses, as well as minimizing the risk of potential exposure to diseases.

 

Schools will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 18, and the district office will close Friday, March 20, for cleaning. They will remain closed through our previously scheduled Spring Break, which concludes on March 29. Please continue to monitor local media, our social media accounts and our website for further updates.

 

Again, there are no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in the Harrison School District at this time. We remain in constant communication with local, state and federal health officials, as well as the governor’s office and state education leaders, who have the sole authority to re-open our campuses. As soon as we have more information to communicate, we will ensure we distribute it to all of you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Stewart Pratt
Superintendent of Schools