To contact a school administrator, please use the e-mail hyperlinks below, or call the school (614) 382-1111 and select the corresponding extension of your choice.
Dr. Kenneth Grunden, Principal
Mr. David Dennis, Sr., Dean of Students
Mrs. Lillie McClure, Guidance Counselor
For a complete list of email addresses and telephone contacts for the school faculty and support staff, click here.
What time does the school building open each morning?
Harvest Preparatory School students are permitted to enter the school building at 7:15AM each morning. Students are required to wait in the Murphy Commons or MAC Lobby areas under the supervision of assigned faculty and staff. At the 7:35AM bell, students are permitted to enter the E & D-wing hallway, locker, and classroom areas.
What is the official procedure for contacting the school when my child is absent?
What is classified as an excused absence?
Call the Upper School Attendance Office at 614-382-1111 ext. 581 to notify school of absence.
For the absence to be excused, the school must receive a written excuse from the parent/guardian.
An email is an acceptable written excuse and should include the following elements:
If a student is absent for three or more consecutive days for medical reasons, a doctor's excuse is required.
The excuse should be provided to the Upper School Attendance Office upon return to school.
The student absence will remain unexcused until the documentation has been received and verified.
* Student is required to take the official HPS College Visitation Form with them to the visit and have it signed by the college admissions department. The signed form is due upon return to school.
Illness or injury of the student
Illness in the family requiring the presence of the student
Quarantine of the home
Death of a relative
Medical or dental appointment
Other emergency as approved by HPS Administration
Out-of-state enrichment activity**
** All absences due to vacations are considered excused if pre-approved by the school administration and if a pre-approved enrichment assignment is agreed upon. If a student must miss school to attend a family vacation, the parent should notify the Upper School Attendance Office prior to the planned vacation by completing the Special Absence Request Form. Students will be responsible to complete all assignments missed during the vacation, and are responsible for submitting the completed assignments on the first day back to school. Assignments returned later than the first day back will be considered late and may receive a lower grade or less credit.
What is considered a tardy?
Students who are not in their assigned 1st or 5th block classrooms at the 7:45a.m. tardy bell are officially considered tardy. The tardy is considered unexcused unless it is accompanied with a written note from a parent/guardian. In addition to the reasons listed for an excused absence, inclement weather is considered an excused tardy.
Each time students are tardy unexcused five (5) times within a grading period they will be issued a Saturday School. Students are also considered tardy during the school day if they are not present in their assigned classroom when the tardy bell rings, of which then they are required to report to the Upper School Attendance Office for an unexcused tardy pass.
Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
Ms. Carolyn Craig serves as the Attendance Coordinator for Harvest Preparatory School and can answer your questions pertaining to the standards as established by the State of Ohio, as well as requirements established by Harvest Preparatory School. Ms. Craig can be reached at 614-382-1111 or via email at CraigC@harvestprep.org.
Parents of students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 should notify the Lower School office at 614-382-1111 of a student absence. Parents are also responsible for ensuring a written note is sent in on the first day back and given to their child's classroom teacher. See above for the classification for excused absences.
To view the 7th-12th grade daily bell schedule, click here. Special bell schedules are announced periodically to take into consideration events such as Honor Roll Assemblies, Pep Rallies, Spiritual Emphasis Weeks, etc.
Uniforms are an important aspect of discipline in the daily life of our students. The following guidelines are presented so that you will be aware of the appearance that is expected at Harvest Preparatory School. Parents are asked to monitor the dress of their children in accordance with these guidelines. The dress code will be maintained while the student is on the Harvest Preparatory School campus.
All students are expected to wear the standard uniform required by Harvest Preparatory School. Uniforms are to be purchased through the HPS Prep Shop located on the lower level adjacent to the security check-point. Look-a-like clothing is not acceptable. Full attire includes: shirt/blouse, skirt/pants, shorts, a belt, socks and shoes. In addition, proper undergarments must be worn.
The only approved outwear items permitted to be worn during the school day include: HPS Fleece Jacket (black or gray) and the HPS Cardigan Sweater (maroon). These items are only available in the HPS Prep Shop.
For all K-12 students:
On Friday of each week (unless announced otherwise), all students in K-12 are permitted to wear Warrior Wear in place of the standard HPS uniform.
Monday - Thursday: standard Harvest Preparatory School uniform only.
Friday: Warrior Wear approved day.
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Student Enrollment Policy
Harvest Preparatory School recruits and admits students of any race, color
or ethic origin to all its rights, privileges, programs and activities. In addition,
the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, color or ethnic origin in
the administration of its educational, athletic, or extracurricular programs. Furthermore,
the school is not intended to be an alternative to court-ordered, administrative
agency-ordered, or public school district-initiated programs.”