Academics and Your Learner: Assistance Available
Academics and Your Learner: Assistance Available
Brad Hartzler
Thursday, November 21, 2019

To keep tabs on current homework, we encourage parents to visit their student's team website to ensure work is being completed in a timely manner. Additionally, as a reminder, your learner has their own unique login for the ICU Database to help with communication with parents and learners.

Resource Available:

Success Advisory/Directed Studies is a resource at Harrisburg South for those learners who are beginning to fall behind academically. By being paired with a grade-level facilitator and tutor, a plan is made at the beginning of the day, and then the learner will check out with the grade-level tutor at the end of the day. Parents/Guardians will receive an email notification on Monday morning, and learners will see on their Flex Scheduler their involvement starting on Tuesday. Success Advisory runs from Tuesday-Monday of each week.

Power Hour is a resource provided for learners who would like to complete their assignment before going home. At these sessions, there is a gradelevel tutor as well as a facilitator who can help complete the assignments and get any questions answered. There are two sessions for Power Hour: morning (7:30-8:00) and afternoon (3:05-4:00). If interested, fill out the form: Power Hour Sign Up.

With the increased academic expectations, come academic supports, and one of the communication tools we use at Harrisburg South Middle School to help bridge the gap between home and school--and make sure we hold every learner accountable for each assignment--is the program named ICU. In the event a learner gets a late assignment, an email will be sent home letting you know what assignment is not completed and when the assignment is turned in. If you would like text notifications as well, please contact the office.

Saturday School is a resource which both Harrisburg Middle Schools use to support academic achievement and help learners get up to speed as quickly as possible. If a learner has three+ outstanding assignments on the ICU database Thursday afternoon, an email will be sent to parents/guardians letting them know his/her learner has been issued the academic support of Saturday School either that week or the following week.

More instructions will take place through this communication detailing the support.

As always, if you would like more help with anything related to HSMS, please contact the office, or you can contact me directly at Bradley.hartzler@k12.sd.us.