Information for Parents
School AdministrationTo 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, Head of Schools
- Mr. Andrew J. Mills, Head of Upper School
- Mrs. Lisa Mahoney, Head of Lower School
- Mr. David Dennis, Sr., Dean of Students & Athletic
- Mrs. Lillie McClure, Upper School Guidance
- Mrs. Deidra Muse, Lower School Guidance Counselor
Grades 7 - 12
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 MAC Café 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?
- Call the Upper School Attendance Office at 614-382-1111 ext. 415 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.
- 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
- Religious holiday
- College visitation*
- 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. Cindy Arthur 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. Cindy Arthur can be reached at 614-382-1111 or via email at ArthurC@harvestprep.org.
Grades K - 6
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.
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:
- Monday - Thursday: standard Harvest Preparatory School uniform only.
- Friday: Warrior Wear approved day.
- Pre-School: $2.00
- K-12: $3.00
- Extra milk: $.50
The standard daily school lunch consists of a meat or meat alternative, grain, fruit, vegetable, and milk.
A la carte food items are also available daily for students in middle and upper schools (grades 7-12) on a daily while supplies lasts basis. Sample items include: chicken wraps, chicken salads, pepperoni pizza, grilled chicken sandwich, chicken wings and baked French fries. Vending machines with healthy snacks and beverages are also available for student purchase during the lunch blocks.
While students are encouraged to purchase the hot lunch provided by the school, they are also permitted to bring a packed lunch from home. Students do not have access to refrigeration during the school day. Microwave usage is available in the cafeteria eating area only.
Harvest Preparatory School participates in the free/reduced lunch program. To determine eligibility, click here, and submit the completed application form to the administration office for processing.
The school has a "closed" lunch policy, meaning students are not permitted to leave the campus during the lunch blocks. The only exception to this policy applies when a student follows the procedures for early dismissal and is approved to leave the building (ie. with a parent or guardian) for lunch. Students are not permitted to invite friends from other area schools to join them for lunch.
Students are not permitted to order food from outside vendors for lunch.
If you need to add money to your child's lunch account, , contact Denise Johnson at 614-382-1111 x427.
Nurse News Center
Clinic Contact Information: 614-382-1111 (ext. 402), 614-837-9591 (fax)
Access Student Medical Forms
Partner's In Education (PIE)
The Prep Shop is a full-service uniform store that stocks the complete Harvest Preparatory School uniform. In addition to official uniform items, the store carries "Warrior Wear" items, such as t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, hats, etc. The Prep Shop also carries novelty items to include: lanyards, keychains, pom-poms, stadium cushions, tumblers, umbrellas, and much more.
- The store is located inside of the Harvest Preparatory School building.
- Store hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00am - 4:00pm.
- Acceptable forms of payment: cash, checks, and/or credit cards.
- For your convenience, phone orders are also available by calling 614-382-1111.
If you are a parent of a currently enrolled student and have questions regarding your log-in or password, please email our Director of Admissions, Mrs. Brenda Langston (email@example.com) for assistance. Additionally, if you have recently moved, changed your email or telephone contacts, please contact us to update your information.
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Parents are responsible for contacting the transportation department of their home public school district in which they reside to make official transportation requests.
For questions regarding transportation issues, please contact our Transportation Coordinator, Mrs. Jen Bass at 614-382-1111 ext. 347 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org