A Note from Ms. Sickler
First, to all of our mothers and mother figures that support our Harvest Hornets daily with love, encouragement, and care, I wish you a very happy Mother’s Day! I hope you are able to celebrate the special day that you deserve.
Secondly, I would be remiss if I did not reflect on the stress of this past week. Superintendent Laatsch shared in his safety update on May 11th about supporting students with conversations. I wanted to layer on some additional information that to support adults who are navigating these challenging times here at Harvest.
- Harvest only has its main doors open in the morning until 8:51am and many adults are present during our “arrival time”. After this time, every door is locked. To enter Harvest, an individual would need to come to the vestibule and share their reason for entry via the intercom before being “buzzed in” to the main office.
- All visitors are asked to wear a visitor badge during their time at Harvest.
- Staff members and students complete safety drills that go through scenarios if we would need to quickly lock down the building, including if students were in large spaces like in the cafeteria.
- Regardless of the age of students, we take all threats seriously and go through due process to ensure the safety and security of all our Harvest Hornets.
- If you ever have any questions or concerns at any time, please do not hesitate to reach out to me personally. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734.401.4501.
Superintendent Laatsch’s Safety Update
May 11, 2023
Dear SAS Families,
This week, Saline Area Schools and the Saline community has been impacted by actions and events that have created concern and fear. Saline Schools officials have worked diligently to respond to and address incidents that have occurred at Saline High School, Saline Middle School and Harvest Elementary. Saline High School will be closed again tomorrow (click HERE for the message announcing the closure from Principal Stager) as Pittsfield Township Officers and Detectives continue the investigation.
Our families share students across several buildings and that opens up our younger learners to an awareness of district events this week. There are numerous rumors floating around regarding these incidents, and as can be expected, a variety of emotions and reactions. We appreciate that families, when encountering such circumstances, handle the transparency and related discussions in their homes in a variety of ways.
As you navigate conversations at home, please consider supporting your student(s) by:
Assuring them that their principals and teachers are committed to their safety and would not open a building if there were reason for concern.
Encouraging them to express thoughts and feelings to a trusted adult.
Reporting concerning comments, actions, or images to a trusted adult immediately.
We understand that everyone responds to this type of information differently. If you/your student needs additional support, please know that our social workers and counselors are available to help.
Additionally, please refer to my message earlier this year regarding the seriousness of these types of threats and related District response measures. The District will continue to prioritize the safety and security of our students.
Thank you for your continued partnership,
Dr. Stephen Laatsch
Family Input For the 23-24 School Year
This is your opportunity to share your thoughts regarding your child as we start gathering information to begin the placement process for the 2023-20234 school year. These input forms will be open throughout the remainder of the current school year.
- Incoming Young 5s/Kindergarten Students
- Incoming First Grade Students
- Incoming Second Grade Students
- Incoming Third Grade Students
- Incoming Fourth Grade Students (information will be shared with Heritage)
- District Calendar
- Volunteer Information (RAPTOR System)
- Accessing REMIND account
- Harvest Elementary Website Main Page
- Harvest Before & After Care (run through Saline Community Education)
- Harvest Spirit Wear Order Form
- Breakfast & Lunch Menus
- Harvest Walk Area Map (from transportation)
Did You Know?
Did you know that Headstart/GSRP applications are now open? Are you interested in free preschool for a child who is 3 to 5 years old? Many children qualify! If you think your child might qualify, complete the form HERE or call (855) 644-PreK and someone will be in touch with you about the free preschool opportunities that are available. Visit About Us to learn what makes a child eligible for free preschool.