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October is National Principals Month! At Joel C. Harris Middle School we LOVE Dr. C. Velazquez and are celebrating her all month long. Help us honor and thank Dr. V. for being a leader for Harris MS teachers, students and families!
#ThankAPrincipal #LeadershipInAction #EducationLeaders

¡Octubre es el Mes Nacional de los Directores! En Joel C. Harris Middle School AMOR a Dr. C. Velazquez y le estamos celebrando todo el mes. ¡Ayúdenos a honrar y agradecerle a Dr. V. por ser una líder para nuestros maestros, estudiantes y familias de Harris MS! #AgradezcaAUnDirector #LiderazgoEnAcción #LíderesDeEducación

Not all superheroes wear capes – some of them wear masks! When COVID-19 unleashed new challenges, Dr. Velazquez came through when it mattered most. Join us in celebrating Dr. V. during this last week of National Principals Month! #EducationLeaders

No todos los superhéroes usan capas – ¡algunos usan mascarillas! Cuando COVID-19 desató nuevos desafíos,Dr. Velazquez marcó una diferencia en un momento decisivo. ¡Acompáñenos a celebrar a Dr. V. durante esta última semana del Mes Nacional de Directores! #LíderesDeEducación

Joel C. Harris Middle School will be conducting parent/teacher conferences October 13 - 30 and teachers will be contacting you to schedule appointments. You can also contact your child’s teacher directly to schedule a conference and have an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress. Visit for more information. 

Joel C. Harris Middle School llevará a cabo conferencias de padres y maestros del 13 al 30 de octubre y los maestros se pondrán en contacto con ustedes para programar citas. También pueden comunicarse con el maestro de su hijo(a) directamente para programar una conferencia y tener la oportunidad de discutir el progreso de su hijo(a). Visite para obtener más información.


Strength & Conditioning for Football and Volleyball Players ONLY Mondays - Fridays 4:05pm - 5:45pm
MUST have a physical)   



A Day = periods 1, 3, 5, and 7
B Day = periods 2, 4, 6, and 8

Remember that Wednesday, October 14th is a A DAY!

Remote Learning is as easy as 1-2-3!

Check out our 123 Guide for what you need to know to be prepared for the first day of school!

More resources can be found in our Remote Learning Tab



Memo regarding Athletics Physicals and Paperwork for the 2020-2021 School Year... English  Spanish  

Memo regarding 2020 Yearbooks... If you did not pick up your Yearbook during our 2 days of distribution please call 210-228-1220 ext. 74716 and leave your phone # for Mrs. S. Malik-Barnes so arrangements can be made for curbside pick-up. Pick-up is NOT allowed in the Main Office or unscheduled. Thank you for your understanding and support during this time of Covid!  If you would like to still purchase a 2020 Yearbook we still have a few copies left to be sold (less than 15). Leave a message for Mrs. Malik-Barnes, the cost is $45.  

Regarding any School/Athletic Photos... Signature Photography is our vendor for photos throughout the year  (210) 224-5553 

Keep in touch with SAISD throughout the school year! Get the latest information! Text Y to 67587  
Don't miss out on any important  updates about school updates! Link


Come check out the Texas IB School College Fair at

We are excited to welcome students back safely!

SAISD is offer families two learning experiences:
in person or fully-remote.

Letters from Superintendent - Eng & Spa (Dated Aug. 7th)
Eng & Spa  Dated: July 14th

Check out SAISD Safe School Start website for all the most up to date information 
- Information on School Opening Plan, uniforms, masks, etc.

If you did not complete your student(s) Declaration Page for the 1st nine weeks to declare if you wanted face-to-face instruction for your student once more students are allowed on campus, please contact our main office at


Families were encouraged to make their declaration for EACH child by August 17th.



Harris Parent Newletter
From Family & Community Engagement Specialist, Ms. C. Jimenez
September October 
(Click to Open)

We are having a Flu shot drive-up on Thurs., Nov. 5th 9am- 11am
Must pre-register for an appointment



SAISD Instructional Intercession Calendar 

Approved for 2020-2021
Approved 7-20-2020
Letter from Superintendent - 
Eng & Spa (Click to Open)
Dated: June 23rd

SAISD IB Calendars - Eng & Spa (Click to Open)
(Harris follows the SAISD IB Calendar)

SAISD Calendars - English  Spanish (Click to Open)

Calendar is being modified on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd - Student Holiday 
Refer to Letter from Superintendent (Eng& Spa)

Meal Distribution starting Sept. 21st: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Now providing food for all ages up to age 18 (Curbside)

Parents may pick up meals without a child but must present one of the following items (Harris is a Curbside Site):

  • Official Letter/email from the school listing the
    child enrolled at an SAISD campus. 
  • Student ID number
  • Student ID card
  • Any child not enrolled in SAISD school - Birth Certificate

Click on the eBook for your 
Student & Family Guide to Learning at Home

This guide will help you find all of your resources in one pla

Learning at Home


Does your student need to turn in an iPad? 
(9th Graders - former Harris Students)

Is your student's device broken & need repaired? 
(6th  - 8th Graders) 

Contact Harris @ 210-228-1220

School Supplies at Harris for 2020-2021
*Mesh/See-through Backpack
*Face Mask (with labeled plastic bag)
*Water bottle (that closes)
*All other school supplies will be provided to Harris MS students

If you were not able to pick up your student's school's supplies and workbooks curbside, please contact the school at 210-228-1220 to make arrangements for pick-up

Counselor's Corner Newsletter (Smore)
 (Click to Open) April October

Parent's Corner Newsletter

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Make sure you are staying up to date with Harris!

Do you need help? Looking for some Community Resources? Check out this link

* Are you in need of food for your family? Here are links to information about food distribution sites... 

  SA Food Bank   The Rotary Club  (we will add anymore as they become available)

Are you looking for a healthcare clinic for your student(s)? Immunizations? Here are links for some available options for your student(s)/family... Frank Garrett Special Vaccine Clinic Eng  Frank Garrett Special Vaccine Clinic Esp  UIW Cardinal Nursing Wellness Center Eng   UIW Cadinals Nursing Wellness Center Esp  Tafolla School-Based Health Center

*More Online Learning Resources from Harris coming soon...


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