Harmony 175

Hello Parents/Guardians of Harmony 175,

On Monday, November 22, the Board of Education held our regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Here are a few highlights from the meeting.

- Board Member Appreciation Day was celebrated on Monday, November 15. Thank you so much to our seven board members for their work and time spent on behalf of Harmony-Emge SD 175.

- The tentative 2021 tax levy was presented and the official levy will be voted on at December
13’s regular board meeting. The presentation is available on the district website. If you have
any questions about the presentation, or need clarification on how the tax levy works, please
feel free to call or email me.

- More discussion took place concerning visitors in school and welcoming back a limited
number of visitors within our buildings starting in December. Please remember to anyone
interested in volunteering (including field trips and class parties) that you must be volunteer
trained. You’ll find information related to volunteer training on our website.

- This past week Harmony 175 finally received our CLIA waiver to allow for the on-site rapid
testing of teachers and staff. Due to a limited number of tests and personnel qualified to give
the tests, on-site testing is limited to teachers/staff only at this time. If this should change,
we will let our school community know immediately.

- Although the next few weeks look like mild temperatures, we are entering the time of year
where “snow days” may occur. Please know that Harmony 175 will utilize e-Learning Days
rather than traditional snow days. However, there may be times where a traditional snow
day is necessary. More information will be sent home from your schools and teachers related
to this. It is very important this winter that you pay attention to our communications
and/or news. “Remote Learning” or “Virtual/E-Learning” means that school will be held
virtually. Closed means that we are in a traditional snow day with no remote learning

Thank you for all you do and please have a safe and happy Thanksgiving/Fall Break!


Dr. Deets, Superintendent