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Harrison High School Back-to-School Information

Posted on: August 19, 2020
Back to School

Welcome Back, Harrison High School Families,

Our doors will open on September 8th, and we are so excited to have our students back with us. Our staff has been busy planning for the first day of school and taking extra measures to make sure students and staff are in a safe and comfortable educational setting. This newsletter will outline the return to school for students and also answer several logistical questions you may have about safety procedures and day-to-day school operations. The new school day will take some adjustment, but I am confident that our students will live our core values of Trust, Respect, Ownership and Leadership. Welcome Back!

Safety Measures

This summer, our district has met weekly with the Hamilton County Department of Health.  In addition, we have been involved in meetings with the State Department of Health, other school leaders, pediatric organizations, Children’s Hospital, etc.  We have taken this time to learn more about the best practices for safety, updated requirements from the State and Local Health Departments, and to seek advice from the absolute best medical and school experts.  We take this charge incredibly seriously.  We thank each of our families for working with us through this process.

Due to the Governor of Ohio’s mandate and for the safety of our students and staff, masks will be required of all individuals on campus. 

Students can be dropped off whenever is convenient for the parents/guardians, but will NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER THE BUILDING UNTIL 7:00 AM, due to the need for temperature checks and screening questions.

Students can enter through the Activity Center entrance or the main entrance of Harrison High School. Both locations will have temperature check stations and screening questions will be asked, along with hand sanitizer for students to use before entering the building. Any student with a fever over 100° will be re-scanned after 15 minutes; if they still have a fever, we will contact the student's parents/guardians and the student must be picked up and return home.

Click HERE for an FAQ page that will answer frequently asked questions about new daily procedures, such as breakfast and lunch, hallway traffic, classroom set up, end of the day procedures and pick up. 


Virtual Student Computer Pick-Up, August 27th or 28th

Students who have chosen the virtual option will be able to pick up their computers on August 27th or 28th.   We will be bringing in 15 students every 15 minutes from 9am to 3pm. These students need to click HERE to sign up for a pick-up appointment.  We will be sending out tutorials on how to get started with your online classes as soon as possible. 


Freshman Orientation and Computer Pick-Up, September 2nd 

Freshman Orientation, which will take place on September 2nd, will look different this year. Freshman students need to click HERE to sign up for an appointment between 9am and 6pm to come to the high school on September 2nd.  We will have groups of 15 students come into the school every 20 minutes. These students will receive their schedules and computers, and then will have time to explore the building and ask questions. Students will only spend twenty minutes in the building. Freshman will also participate in orientation meetings during the first few days of school. 


Upperclassmen Computer and Schedule Pick-Up, September 3rd and 4th

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors will receive their computers and schedules on September 3rd or 4th, between 9am and 6pm. These students need to click HERE to sign up for an appointment time to come in.  We will have 15 students come in every 15 minutes. 


Final Forms

Parents, if you have not completed your Final Forms online, please do so as soon as possible. It is important to have all your student’s current contact information in case of emergency and to relay any new information to you as quickly as possible.  Click HERE to access Final Forms.  


Free and Reduced Lunch Forms

If you qualify for free or reduced lunch, please click HERE to apply. These forms need to be turned in as soon as possible.  



Students who will be driving to school must fill out a parking form and have proof of insurance on file with our front office. These forms can be picked up in the front office during the first week of school. Please return these forms to the front office as soon as possible.


We will be sending out additional information in the next few weeks before the start of school. You can find current information on our website and on our social media pages.  Click HERE for a handy one-sheet of ways to stay connected. If you have additional questions, feel free to call us at 513-367-4169. We look forward to starting the 2020 – 2021 school year and having our students back.

Matt Lindley
Principal WHHHS