District News

Additional Food Services Information and Survey for Virtual Learners

Food Giveaway:  Harrison County Community Services will be offering another food giveaway this Thursday on September 17th starting at 5:30 p.m.  It will be in front of North Harrison Middle School this time.   We plan to distribute until 7:00 p.m. or until the food runs out.   You will need an ID to show residency.  It is free to all families with North Harrison students. 

Survey for Virtual Families: This is only for virtual students.  With the recent grant that allows us to give free breakfast and lunch to all students until December 31, we are wanting to find out if our virtual students would like to participate.  Please fill out the survey below.  Details on that distribution will be sent once we know more.

https://forms.gle/87W3jUKe5xwReBX17

You can email our food services coordinator, Kathy Chinn, at kchinn@nhcs.k12.in.us, if you have any questions.  

Free Tutoring from Retired Teachers

Free Tutoring Information:

Indiana’s Call and Learn free tutoring service for K-12 students is once again being offered by retired teachers, courtesy of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.

The service begins Tuesday, and no internet is needed. Retired teachers will assist Indiana's K-12 students with language arts, math, science, and social studies.

Students can call 1-877-45-STUDY toll-free [1-877-457-8839], 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays.

Students in grades K-6 connect with a general education teacher. Grades 7-12 connect with a teacher with expertise on a specific subjects: math, science, language arts and social studies.

All calls are anonymous and recorded; student privacy is guaranteed and no student data is gathered.

There is no limit to how long calls last or the number of times a person can call.

NHCS to Provide Free Meals to All Students in Grades Pre-K-12

Dear Parent or Guardian,

We have some exciting news to share with you on this beautiful sunny day. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic. USDA has issued waivers for public schools across the country to provide free meals to all students.  Beginning today, September 14, 2020 until December 31, 2020 (or until funding runs out) all students in grades Pre-K thru 12 will receive a free reimbursable breakfast and lunch while at school.  A reimbursable lunch consists of 3-5 meal components (meat or meat alternative, grain/bread, fruit, vegetable and milk), one of which must be a fruit or vegetable.  A reimbursable breakfast includes at least three of the offered items, including one fruit or vegetable.

Students will still be able to purchase a la carte items as well as extra food at regular pricing.   Student meal money will remain in their account for use in January after the waiver expires.

We still recommend that all families, who believe they may be eligible, fill out a free and reduced application if you have not already done so.  This will allow you to receive meals based on your eligibility when the program ends in December.  Families who received a letter at the beginning of the school year stating they are directly certified will not need to do anything. 

A survey will come out later this week to see if our virtual learners would like to have free meals as well.  Be watching your emails for this important survey, and please respond so that we can make the best decision for all our students.  

We are very excited to bring this opportunity to our North Harrison families to help provide financial relief during this extraordinary time!  We encourage you to take advantage of it.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Kathy Chinn

Food Service Coordinator

Free and Reduced Application and Food Distribution at NHMS - Update from Dr. Richards -Sept. 11

Parents and Guardians,

We have a couple of notifications for you. 

1.  This is a reminder to all families who qualified for free and reduced lunches and textbooks last year:  We have several families who have not filled out a new free and reduced application for this school year.  Your benefits will stop on September 17, 2020 if you have not filled out a new application and qualified for this year.  Applications can be filled out in Harmony Parent Access or we have forms available on our school website under forms. You may also request one to be sent home with your student.  Just call your student's school.  We would encourage you to fill one out even if your child is enrolled as a virtual learner.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call Kathy Chinn at 812-347-3905 or email her at kchinn@nhcs.k12.in.us.

2.  Harrison County Community Services will again be providing a food pick-up on September 17th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM or as long as the food lasts for our North Harrison families.  Proof of ID is required in order to participate.  The location of the food pick up has changed.  It will be at North Harrison Middle School this time.  We will be in the front parking lot by the office. 

Enjoy your weekend,

Dr. Lance Richards

North Harrison Community Schools

North Harrison High School 2020 Ticket Procedures
NHCS Early Release Dates

NHCS has set early release dates in order to provide Professional Development for teachers and staff:

Friday, August 28

Friday, September 25

Friday, October 30

Reach For A Star – Afterschool Program Info and Registration

First day of the afterschool program – September 7, 2020

The Reach For A Star Afterschool Program is an extended day learning program that is offered at Morgan, North Harrison Elementary and North Harrison Middle School. The program is made possible through grants provided by the Indiana Department of Education and/or the Indiana Family and Social Service Administration Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning. NHCS is partnered with Blue River Services to make this enhanced learning opportunity available to all students grades K-8 residing in the NH school district.

To begin the enrollment process, please complete the 3 attached documents. Email all 3 completed documents to hwatt@nhcs.k12.in.us  and await a phone call to confirm enrollment.

NH Parent Handbook

NHCS 21ST CCLC Registration Form

COVID 19 Parent Acknowledgement Form

NHCS Online Enrollment For HARMONY Only

For NEW student enrollments in Harmony (new to the corporation) follow the link below to create a Harmony account. Then select (add new student) and complete the information.  The selected school will contact you with further instructions.

https://harmony.nhcs.k12.in.us/familyaccess.nsf/hello.xsp  

***The online enrollment form for NH Virtual can be found on the Back to School tab at the top of the school web page.***

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