Harbor Heights Elementary School Information Hub

2020-2021 School Year to Begin with Remote Learning Model
 

parent Portal

Access student information, attendance, grades and announcements in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  

If you have not used PowerSchool before, please contact our office for the Parent Portal Welcome Letter.

schoology login

Schoology is our learning management system.

If you have not used Schoology before, you may obtain the Schoology Parent Access Code via the Parent Portal.

Contact us

Please connect with us anytime via email by clicking the Contact Us button or call our office line at 253-530-1800.

psd reopening info hub

Please visit our district webpage for districtwide information.


 

harbor heights covid-19 safety plan

view covid-19 safety plan

We invite you to click on the button or image to view Harbor Heights' COVID-19 Safety Plan.

The plan features information on screening procedures for staff, visitors, and students. It also covers personal protective equipment, cleaning, and building activity protocols and practices for various aspects of the school day.

Please reach out if you have any questions. 

HHE COVID-19 Plan Document Preview

Click the document preview above to view the full plan.


 

Whalecome to Harbor Heights!

Dear Orca Families,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the 20-21 school year! 

All of us here at Harbor Heights have been diligently preparing for the return of our Orcas and we are looking forward to another year of excellence. Our dedicated educators have been engaged in professional learning opportunities to keep their teaching skills honed, and our committed custodians have been meticulously cleaning and disinfecting our building. While we know this school year will be different than previous ones, it will not damper our spirits nor our dedication to provide a top-notch education to our students!

Students are scheduled to begin the 2020-2021 school year on September 8. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as required by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, students will start the school year in a remote platform and come back to school for in-person learning as soon as possible (please refer to updates for The Dials). 

Communication between home and school is critical, especially during a time when circumstances can change overnight. I will provide information to families via text, email, and our school webpage, and our Facebook. Emails and phone numbers must be up to date in the Parent Portal. Teachers will be conferencing with each family this first week, and the Parent Portal and Schoology hardcopy letters will be sent to you if not handed out during in-person conferences.

New to Harbor Heights? If you need to update your contact information in the interim, please contact our office manager via email: desotok@psd401.net.

This school year will be a new journey for all of us, but please know that I am committed to keeping our students, staff, and families healthy and safe while we navigate through these unchartered waters together.

On behalf of the entire Orca Staff, we look forward to a great year with you and your child!

Gratefully,

David Bentler
Harbor Heights Principal 
253-530-1800    

Community Chat Presentation (August 27th)

 

Meet Our Team!

Download our interactive presentation here! We can't wait to get to know all of you! To our Orcas, let's see if you can complete a scavenger hunt! In the presentation can you find....

An Elephant

New Teachers 

Math Manipulatives

A Book 

The Zones of Regulation 


 

Remote Learning 101 Links (Parent Portal and Schoology top of page)

  • How to start using your Chromebook
  • Parent Portal and PowerSchool - The main hub for student data
  • Schoology - Our PSD learning management system
  • Zoom - Video Conferencing for direct, live (synchronous) connection

PSD Resources and Videos

 

 


 

Remote Learning




 

Example Schedule

Below is typical day for a K-5 Orca at Harbor Heights. While meeting the OSPI guidelines for academic requirements, we have created daily flow that begins and ends with direct live (synchronous) instruction (approx. 2 hours) with a flexible mix of Asynchronous opportunities. Social-Emotional Learning and core content will be live (synchronous) whereas electives, independent practice, specialists, and other primarily on demand (asynchronous) learning will be accessible to each student when that works best for the learner and family, utilizing the same categories in the graphic above.

Click the + below to see the remote learning structure with flexibility; an example of how we at Harbor Heights are dedicated to the success of the whole child.




 

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