Week of January 11th – January 15th

A Note From Ms. Sickler

We are looking forward to welcoming our hybrid learners back to school this week.  A few reminders to make the transition back to school run smoothly:

  •  It essential that families report the following to the Harvest Elementary Office (harvestoffice@salineschools.org):
    • If your child is currently in quarantine for testing positive or having symptoms within the past 10 days or are awaiting test results
    • If your child has been identified as a close contact to someone who has tested positive within the past 10-14 days
  • Morning Drop-Off
    • Please refrain from dropping off earlier than 8:30am
    • Please use the cross-walk on the east side parking lot
  • Afternoon Dismissal
    • Staggered dismissal time
      • Y5/K – 3:30pm
      • 1st Grade – 3:35pm
      • 2nd Grade – 3:40pm
      • 3rd Grade – 3:44pm
    • Please stay on the grass away from the teacher pick-up spot until your child is in their spot with their teacher.
    • Once you have picked up your child, please immediately head to your car so we have enough space to socially distance.
  • Winter Clothes
    • Many of you brought a change of clothes to keep in your child’s locker at the beginning of school.  Please pack a new set of winter clothes that we can keep in your child’s locker.  We often see an uptick in needing a change of clothes coming in after winter recess… dry socks always make learning easier!

I read an article last week about parenting when you are not OK in response to the violence at the Capitol.  The author noted, “Being the grown-up in the room means making space for my girls’ confusion and their questions.”  Making space to process feelings and answer questions can be challenging for both parents and educators with our little learners.  I shared this resource with my staff last week to support them as both educators and parents.  I also found this article about What To Say To Kids When The News Is Scary.  If you need any support this week, please reach out.


  • This Friday, 1/15, is an Early Release Day where our staff is participating in district-wide professional development.  Live instruction times may be adjusted based on this
  • Next Monday, 1/18, there is no school due to the observance of MLK Day

Ms. Sickler

Here are your “home school” updates:

Harvest Specials Rotation

In-Person Students: Here is the schedule and rotation for the days that you are in school.

On the days that you are not in school, check out these enrichment activities.  This will also be shared via SeeSaw on Monday.

Virtual StudentsYou will be back following your daily special schedule.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kindergarten Media Lab Art PE Music
1st Grade Music Media Lab Art PE
2nd Grade PE Music Media Lab Art
3rd Grade Art PE Music Media Lab

District Notes

SALINE 2020 PROJECT GOOD CHEER – extended through 2/1! Saline Area Schools is partnering with the Saline community to give back and pass along good cheer. Help Saline area businesses while thanking someone who has gone above and beyond during this difficult time by purchasing special discount offers on gifts and gift cards from area retailers.

PTA Points


Sweet Tweets of the Week

Did You Know?

Did you know that registration for flag football starts now?

Ms. Sickler Reads!

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