Letter to Student and Families

A Letter to Harrison's Students and Families
Posted on 08/07/2019
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Harrison H. Schmitt Elementary School

“Educating Today's Stars for Tomorrow”

4042 Highway 90 South Silver City, NM 88061

(575) 956-2170/2071   Fax (575) 956-2182

Leslie Ormand, Principal

Fall 2019

Dear Students and Families of Harrison Schmitt,

On behalf of the staff at Harrison Schmitt, I am happy to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year!  We look forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential.  We know that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school.

Please help your child’s learning by making sure that your child:

* Attends school daily and arrives on time (School starts at 8:25)

* Makes good use of class time in order to complete daily assignments resulting in

less homework

* Reads daily to develop a love for reading and improve literacy skills

* Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life

In order to ensure your child’s safety, a buzzer entry  system will continue to be used at the front entrance. After 8:25, the doors will be locked, and ALL visitors will be buzzed into the building.  

Lunch schedule for 2018-19:  Grades 1-2 (11:10-11:55), 3-4 (12:10-12:55), 5-6 (11:40-12:25)

We also have a few new faces that will join the Harrison Schmitt staff and some staff members will be performing new roles that are sure to bring new excitement to our school.  Also, breakfast will be served in the cafeteria between 7:45 - 8:20.  

The district’s bus schedule is available on the Silver Schools website and a copy will be sent home with your child.  Please ensure that your child arrive ten (10) minutes earlier than the time listed. If you are driving your child to school, please observe the lane information separating bus and car traffic.  In order to ensure safety, please only allow your child out on the passenger side of your vehicle in the areas marked at the front crosswalks. The same caution applies to after school pick up at 3:10 as well.  DO NOT WALK BETWEEN PARKED BUSSES.

Please make every effort to limit checking your child out of school early. If you have to check your child out, please do so by 2:30.   Teachers continue to provide instruction until the end of the school day, and we desire that your child benefit from as much instruction as possible.

The  Harrison Schmitt staff look forward to an AWESOME school year!


Leslie Ormand


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