March 24, 2020
I hope everyone is staying safe during this unexpected time. I know you are doing your best to help continue with schooling efforts at home. I want to let you know about our current requirements and expectations for your child.
All 3rd-6th grade students are required to log in to canvas to do their online learning assignments. Students must complete assignments in order to be marked present for attendance. So far, eLearning days have been scheduled until April 10th. Please visit scec.k12.in.us for updated information regarding eLearning and scheduled days.
All K-2nd grade students received a work packet on Friday, March 13th. These packets will need to be turned in by Friday, March 27th for your child to be counted present for attendance during the March 16th, 17th, 23rd, and 27th eLearning days. You are also able to send a picture of the completed packet to your teacher if you participate in ClassDojo.
New packets will be available beginning Wednesday, March 25th. You can pick up the packets from the main entrance during brunch times (10:00-12:00pm).
New packets will be made available during our time out of school. Robo calls will go out to inform you when new packets are available.
There will be bins/boxes outside of the main entrance A to deposit packets and pick up new packets.
You are required to sign off on the sheet on top of the bin once you deposit a completed work packet. Your child’s name must be on the sheet in order to be counted for attendance. Please take your own pen to use. You are also able send a picture of the completed packet to your child’s teacher on ClassDojo.
Again, thank you for making sure your child is completing all assignments. We will get through this unusual time. Please know we are working hard to support you and your child!
Informacion de eLearning
ATTENTION PARENTS! Do you need help with eLearning?
Let's face it - eLearning is new for ALL of us. Now is the time to work together for the benefit of our children. Let's re-dedicate ourselves to forming a strong partnership. Our kids need us and We're Better Together!
Below is a helpful list of websites that your children can work on aside from the tasks and activities teachers have assigned in Canvas and/or Google Classroom. It's important to get kids on a daily schedule that includes eLearning. To access each site, just click the name of the site that is underlined. Come back and revisit this list because it will continue to grow.
iReady Math - Each student has a learning path that is suited to his or her needs. Students should work on this site for at LEAST 45 minutes a week.
IXL is an excellent site for students in kindergarten and all the way to high school. It provides practice in all the important subjects - reading, language, math, science, and social studies. Be sure to explore this site.
Khan Academy is a math site that provides step-by-step instructions and explanations for all kinds of math problems. It has lessons for students starting in kindergarten all the way up to college levels. This site comes highly recommended.
Xtra Math is good for keeping those basic math skills fresh, like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Why is Canvas So Important?
Canvas is the online platform that teachers are using to make eLearning assignments for their students. For the most part, these assignments are scored and provide feedback to teachers regarding student learning. It's important that students log into Canvas each eLearning day so they can be counted as "present" in class. If your child does not know how to access Canvas, please click on the following picture for detailed instructions.
READ, READ, READ!
Because reading is the foundation of learning, it is important that everyone reads EVERYDAY. But where can we find books with everything being closed? The following is a list of websites that offer great reading resources online ... and they're free! Click the underlined name of each website for access.
- Storyline Online - This is a collection of books that are read by well-known celebrities. The readers are really engaging and your kids will surely enjoy them. Click the link to the right for tips on how to use this site.
- Epic - It's a digital library with LOTS of books for kids 12 and under.
- Open Library - Sign up using your SCEC Google address so that you can check out books and read them online. After signing up, scroll down to find the "Kids" books.
- Free Booksy - Amazon has a limited number of free books. Download the Kindle app from Amazon to read them online.
- Newsela - Do you want to know what's going on in the world today? Newsela is a great resource for current events and is suitable for most kids in grades 3 and above. Parents, each article comes with questions to check for understanding.
- Lincoln's Book Nook - This is a collection of books that are read by adults and are great especially just before bedtime. Find the link on at the top right-hand side of Lincoln's webpage.
How to Use Storyline Online
Harrison School Events
Calling All Harrison Parents!
Parents, your opinion matters and that is why we invite you to answer the questions on this survey. Together we can improve our school.
Click the picture to access the survey.
Through being identified as a Comprehensive Improvement School by the Indiana Department of Education, we have the opportunity to engage in a Comprehensive Needs Assessment that will build our School Improvement Plan. In order to take part in these improvement processes, we have partnered with Equitable Education Solutions, a preferred provider at the Indiana Department of Education. As such, Equitable Education Solutions has asked that parents submit a Benjamin Harrison Elementary School Parent Inquiry Form. This form should take no longer than ten minutes and will greatly impact the outcomes of this process.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Al ser identificada como una Escuela de Mejora Integral por el Departamento de Educación de Indiana, tenemos la oportunidad de participar en una Evaluación Integral de Necesidades que construirá nuestro Plan de Mejora Escolar. Para participar en estos procesos de mejora, nos hemos asociado con Equitable Education Solutions, un proveedor preferido en el Departamento de Educación de Indiana. Así que Equitable Education Solutions ha pedido que los padres completen una Encuesta de Padres. Este formulario no se debe tomar más de diez minutos para completar y tendrá un gran impacto en los resultados de este proceso.