HPMS Weekly Update, 8/10/21

Harvest Park Middle School Weekly Update 

August 9, 2021

Principal’s Message to Families


We are two days away from the start of school.  We are so excited to meet and get to know your family.  We are doing everything we can to create an accepting and safe space on campus.  School will open up at 7:45 am for A period, and 8:30 for 1 st period.  Breakfast will be provided. August 11th is a Wednesday, and just like always, students will have Access, where they will make friends, get organized, and plan for the rest of the week.  We think it will really help our students to get acclimated, both academically and emotionally.  We will soon have our “Coffee with the Principal”.  Please look out for an email from the PTSA.  I’m so happy that the new school year is just around the corner.  

See y’all soon!


Covid Safety Information

Important Dates

Important Updates as of August 9, 2021: 

  • August 11th : First day of school. See you there!
    • A Period starts at 8am, 
    • 1st period at 8:45am

  • August 13th: Picture Day! Families can order pictures here
  • August 16 & 17:  Math MAP Assessment in Math Classes
  • August 19th: Virtual Back to School Night


Needs to Know

The gates to campus will open 15 minutes before the start of school (7:45 am for A period) and 8:30 for first period. Gates will be closed 15 minutes after the school day ends (2:15pm on Wednesday and 3:15 all other days). 

Online registration is still active, please visit our website if you need more information or still need to register. LINK to website 

Students will be dressing out for PE this year and using the locker room. PE clothes are available on Future Fund for purchase. The deadline to order clothes is August 27. Clothes will be handed out to students during their PE class once they arrive. 

ACCESS 6 -8  - Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Tuesday and Thursday will no longer be called FLEX due to the way Access was set up by the district in Q. However, the intention is that Tuesday and Thursday Access will eventually operate the same as Tuesday and Thursday FLEX as in the 19- 20 school year. 

For the first 3.5 weeks (plus or minus) students will be attending their assigned teacher for AC on their schedule for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 

Tuesday and Thursday Access will eventually be something where students can receive support or intervention from their teachers throughout the school day. Wednesday Access is where students will learn school wide expectations and receive social and emotional learning support. 

Students will follow the bell schedule for the next few weeks and report to their assigned teacher on their schedules. 

Special Events

Updates from PUSD

Virtual Campus Tour with Mrs. Hurtado and Mr. Rose

School Map and Key 

August 13th - Picture Day in MPR - PE will be escorting their classes to get their Pictures taken. Families can order pictures here

Food Service will be offered to students for 2021-2022. Students will be provided 1 breakfast and 1 lunch per day for FREE. Here is the secondary food flyer with more information. 

While not necessary, we highly encourage your family to complete a meal application form. There are benefits for both your family and the school district. To complete a meal application go to www.myschoolapps.com.

Letter to Families Regarding Meal Service

Staff Birthdays

This day in history...

We have no birthdays this month!

In 1936, Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal as part of the US 4 x 100 meter relay team, having already won the 100 meters, the 200 meters, and the long jump at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin.