Fifth Grade Band

posted Sep 10, 2015, 7:50 PM by Harritt Elementary

Dear Parents,


I would like to make you aware of a very special opportunity for your fifth grader at Harritt.  I would like to invite your child to become a member of the Harritt Fifth Grade Band.  In order to get your child started on the correct instrument so that he/she will be successful, we are holding a Band NightTuesday, September 22, in the Walker Middle School Band Room. There will be two sessions, the first from 5:30pm - 6:30pm, and the second from 6:45pm – 7:30pm. You only need to attend one of the sessions.  At this time, we will have stations set up for your child to try out instruments; we will also be available at each station to ensure that your child chooses an instrument that is right for him/her. Representatives from Uptown Music, Willamette Valley Music and Beacock Music will be there to get you started with instrument rentals. I look forward to seeing everyone there.  For more information, please download the attached PDF.  Thank You!


Mr. Nowickas

Harritt 5th Grade Band Director

Harritt Elementary School

What I Need to know about KINDERGARTEN:

posted Aug 21, 2015, 3:18 PM by Harritt Elementary   [ updated Aug 21, 2015, 3:20 PM ]

Free Full-Day Kindergarten for All 
Begins this Year on September 14

We are proud to offer full-day kindergarten to all Salem-Keizer students beginning this school year! The first day of school for all kindergartners is Monday, September 14.

Kindergarten teachers Sra. Stewart and Mrs. Saeed, will conduct one-on-one literacy assessments the week before kindergarten starts, beginning Wednesday, September 9 through Friday, September 11. Kindergarten parents will receive a call to schedule the one-on-one testing sessions before the start of school.

Children must be 5 years old by September 10, 2015 in order to enroll in kindergarten in Salem-Keizer School District. If you have not yet registered your kindergartner, please come visit the school between 8:00-4:00 to complete the registration.

Please feel free to call the school if you have any questions!

Key Dates for 2015-16

posted Aug 21, 2015, 9:59 AM by Harritt Elementary

Sept. 8: First day for grades 6 and 9

Sept. 9: First day for grades 1-5, 7-8, 10-12

Sept. 14: First day for Kindergarten

Oct. 9: No school 

Oct. 16: No school for 6 - 12 grade students

Nov. 6: No school for K - 5 grade students

Nov. 11: No school and district offices are closed

Nov. 23-27: No school 

Nov. 26-27: District offices are closed

Dec. 21-31: No school - Winter Break

Dec. 24-25: District offices are closed

Jan. 1: No school - Winter Break

Jan. 1: District offices are closed

Jan. 18: No school and district offices are closed

Jan. 29: No school

Feb. 15: No school

Mar. 4: No school

Mar. 17-18: No school

Mar. 21-25: No school - Spring Break

April 29: No school

May 30: No school - district closed

June 8-10: High school graduation

June 14: Last day for K - 5 grade students

June 15: Last day for 6 - 11 grade students

 June 17, 20-21: Designated as make-up for emergency closure days called by superintendent

Mensaje del Director

posted Aug 19, 2015, 3:58 PM by Harritt Elementary   [ updated Aug 21, 2015, 10:22 AM ]

Un nuevo servicio en línea para los padres de estudiantes en escuelas primarias

posted Aug 17, 2015, 12:52 PM by Harritt Elementary   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 8:26 AM ]

A partir de este otoño, los padres de los estudiantes de escuelas primarias de Salem-Keizer tendrán acceso a un sistema de información en línea llamado ParentVUE.

 Previamente, los padres de estudiantes en escuelas intermedias y preparatorias podían hallar información sobre la asistencia estudiantil, clases, calificaciones en línea por medio de Intouch Online. Este otoño, ParentVUE estará reemplazando el sistema Intouch Online.

 ParentVUE ofrecerá información para los padres de estudiantes en escuelas primarias. Los padres podrán ingresar y hallar información sobre su hijo(a) en lo que respecta a los asuntos siguientes:

  • Asistencia
  • Horario de la clase (clase principal, educación física, música, etc.)
  • Registro de vacunas
  • Los informes de progreso cuando estén finalizados (tres informes de progreso por año escolar)
  • Calendario del distrito

El Distrito enviará por correo postal la información para ingresar a ParentVUE a las familias antes del inicio del año escolar.

Para recibir más información sobre ParentVUE, por favor consulte http://www.salemkeizer.org/parents/parentvue o llame a la oficina de la escuela.

A new online service for elementary parents

posted Aug 17, 2015, 12:48 PM by Harritt Elementary   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 8:08 AM ]

Parents of Salem-Keizer elementary students will have access to an online information system called ParentVUE starting this fall.

Previously, parents of middle and high school students could find information about student attendance, classes, and grades online through a service called Intouch Online. This fall, ParentVUE is replacing Intouch Online.

ParentVUE will offer some information for parents of elementary students. Parents will be able to log in to find information about their student’s:

  •        Attendance
  •        Class schedule (Homeroom, PE, Music, etc.)
  •        Immunization records
  •        Progress reports when finalized (three progress reports per school year)
  •        District calendar

The district will mail log in information for ParentVUE to families prior to the start of school.


For more information about ParentVUE, please visit http://www.salemkeizer.org/parents/parentvue or call the school office.

Message from the Principal

posted Aug 17, 2015, 12:36 PM by Harritt Elementary   [ updated Aug 21, 2015, 10:23 AM ]

2015-16 Upcoming Dates

posted Aug 14, 2015, 4:45 PM by Harritt Elementary   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 8:26 AM ]

August 17

September 4

September 8

September 9

September 9-11

September 14
Office open to the public 8:00-4:00

Class lists will be posted by 4:00 pm

Open House 4:30-6:00 pm 

First Day of School (Grades 1-5) 
New school hours:  Start time: 9:10 am 

                        End time: 3:25 pm

         Door opens for breakfast: 8:40 am

Kindergarten student assessments by appointment

First day of school (Kindergarten)

2015-16 School Supply List

posted Aug 14, 2015, 4:22 PM by Harritt Elementary   [ updated Aug 14, 2015, 4:48 PM ]

Please see the attached school supply list. We will also be having hard copies in the office as of Monday Aug. 17th. 

Por favor de ver la lista de útiles requeridos abajo. También tendremos copias en la oficina para que pueda recoger comenzando el lunes, 17 de agosto.

Parent Club Meeting Notes, June 2015

posted May 12, 2015, 6:11 PM by Harritt Elementary   [ updated Jun 13, 2015, 7:33 AM ]

Linked below are the notes from the June 2015 Parent Club meeting.  If you have any questions, please send email to mailto:harritt.parentclub@hotmail.com.

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