Principal's Message

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    Dear Harden Families,

     This is Mrs. McCullick Harden Middle School Principal calling to give you some updates.

     

      As you’ve heard from the county and our district superintendent, all schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year. Student learning will continue with online distance learning, and our staff is here to help and support your child as we learn together. Your child will continue to find all lessons and information from their teachers in Google Classroom.

     

    Next week is Spring break. All SUHSD schools will be closed completely, and we will return on Tuesday,  April 14th. During this time, no lunches will be served by our district, but any student may go to the elementary school sites to receive a free lunch during the break. During Spring break, there will be no distance learning assignments. Then, Tuesday, April 14th, we will resume distance learning and lunch distribution at NSHS until the end of the school year.

     

    A few questions have come to us from students that I want to answer for you. Some students have asked if they can still purchase a yearbook for this year. Yes, students can still purchase a yearbook. They need to go to Jostens.com, enter school information, and then select that they want to purchase a yearbook.  Harden will then distribute the yearbooks to all students who have purchased them once the yearbooks arrive, which is usually in May.

     

    Another question that came up was the 8th grade trip. If students have already paid for the 8th grade trip, and want to request a refund, send an email to Ms. Casillas or ginny.papst@salinasuhsd.org with the following information: Student ID Number and name, mailing address, and receipt of payment. Refunds will be mailed to the address provided.

     

    If students have PE clothes still in the locker room, we will make a schedule later in April that will allow for small groups to come in at a specific time to clear out their PE lockers. We want to make sure that we have a set procedure that maintains social distancing. We will communicate this plan with you, once it is finalized.

     

    If your child has any issues with his or her Chromebook, they may bring it by Harden Middle School, Room 300 from Tuesday to Friday during the hours of 10:30-12:30. Also, every Friday, we will have hard copy lesson packets for students that do not have wifi and cannot access Google Classroom. These packets need to be picked up on Friday and returned completed the following Friday.

     

    Thank you Harden Middle School families for your support in checking to make sure your child is learning and not forgetting key information during this time. Our teachers are working very hard to make sure lessons are provided to keep your child on track during these changing times.

    Take care and stay healthy. We miss our students and are thinking of them.

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. McCullick