HPMS Weekly Update 10/11/21

Harvest Park Middle School Weekly Update 

October 11, 2021

Principal’s Message to Families

Good afternoon,

I hope this email finds you safe and well.  We are starting our 10th week!  The quarter is coming to a close on the 15th, and summer is not far behind.  In two weeks we will have our little pumpkin patch in the garden, with our nearby elementary schools sending over kids to enjoy the artistry of Mr. Dankwardt’s Crew.  Mr. Dandrea’s young musicians performed in the field at dusk to great acclaim last week, with parents and community members sitting on blankets nearby.  Finally, if you can, please check in with your student(s) to ensure they are signing up for the right Tuesday-Thursday access (flex) class.  We want all our students to get the support they need.

Have a great day!


Needs to Know

We have a phone number for attendance. Our attendance line is now (925) 410 - 4465. Please remember to call into the attendance line ANY time that a student is not on campus. The new Main Office phone number is (925) 410-4444. 

Intramurals - We will be hosting an access session on Thursday, October 14 to discuss intramurals for the fall. 

We will be hosting a grade alike intervention during collaboration on Wednesday.  Teachers will get together to discuss student needs and plan supports for the second quarter.

Reflections program that showcases students' creative talents in various categories. For more information, please check out the flyer here.

Covid Safety Information

Important Dates


  • Quarter 1 grades available on Q Parent Portal 10/15
  • Red Ribbon Week 10/18 - 10/22 
  • Great American Shakeout 10/21 (Earthquake Drill) 
  • MAP Results available on Q Parent Portal 10/22 




Staff Birthdays

This day in history...

Kelly Cantu - 10/11

Idalia Castaneda-Casillas - 10/17

On October 11th, 1984, American astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first woman to walk in space.