HPMS Community Update 11/2/21

Harvest Park Middle School Weekly Update 

November 2, 2021

Principal’s Message to Families


I hope this email finds you well.  We are fully in Quarter 2.  Students are making marble runs, discussing the American Revolution, and learning the value of slope in a world of trends (math joke!).  We have also started our yearly canned food drive, so please feel free to donate.  We are all trying to beat Mr. Lomas!  Also, if we are going to do intramurals, we need more students to sign up.  If you haven’t yet, please do as soon as possible.  I will also be having a Coffee with the Principal next Tuesday at 6 pm.  HERE is the Zoom link.  Hope to see you there.



Needs to Know

Intramurals - If you student is interested in participating, please turn the completed forms ASAP to Mrs. Hurtado or Mrs. Castro. We need to ensure that we have enough students interested. An email was sent by Mrs. Hurtado through Parent Square. 

Student Square - Help spread the word to have students download the app onto the mac and android devices to stay up- to-date on things for school. It has come to our attention that they are not receiving messages from the school. 

With the changes to the mask requirements for those vaccinated this week happening throughout Alameda County, we wanted to remind all that masks are required on our campus at all times, regardless of vaccination status. The district has put together a new graphic for those with Symptoms. Check out this new document. 

On Tuesday, October 26 the Assessment and Accountability department provided an opportunity for parents/guardians to learn more about the MAP Growth Report. Here is the slide deck for the event. Here is a copy of the recording from the event. 

We have many students needing computer repair with the Chromebook screens. Most of this damage is from students picking up the computer from the top part and having a slight crack in the screen. PUSD asks students and families to care for the device, so damage to computers range from $25 for keyboard damage to $70 for screen replacement. Please take care to pick up the computer carefully and put in backpack in a soft case or padded compartment.

Coffee with the Principal - LINK - November 8th

Covid Safety Information

Important Dates


  • No School - Monday 11/1 
  • Canned Food Drive 11/2 - 11/16 
  • Intramurals Tentative to begin 11/8 at 3:15pm 
  • Veteran’s Day 11/11 - NO SCHOOL 
  • No School - 11/12