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WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!

Harrison Elementary School has an all new website that will be easier for you to find what you need! You can easily view it on a phone, tablet, PC or whatever device you like. We are all about keeping you connected, so click around and explore. If you have any issues or problems with the website, please let us know at communications@rusd.k12.us

What's Happening

Harrison's New Principal
Welcome Clarissa Brown, Harrison Elementary School's new Principal! Scroll down for a special message from Ms. Brown.
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August 13 is the First Day of School
Our first day of the 2018/19 school year is Monday, August 13, at 7:40am. Check our on-line calendar for upcoming events, including Back to School on August 16, 2:30-4:00pm.
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School Calendars are Changing. Riverside Unified students will begin school on August 13, 2018. This date is two weeks earlier than our usual late August start time. RUSD has changed the calendar to better accommodate the high school testing schedule. For 2018/19 students will be in school from August 13, 2018, through May 30, 2019. Mark your calendars now for the first day of school on August 13, 2018.
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Keep up to date on all of Harrison's activities! Check our website calendar for the latest information. Also see our current Tiger Newsletter in our Parents section. Check our Parents Page / Breakfast and Lunch area for the latest menu.
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Principal Clarissa Brown's Message

July 27, 2018

Dear Harrison Elementary School Families,

My name is Clarissa Brown and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new Principal of Harrison Elementary.  This school year will mark my 15th year in the Riverside Unified School District.  As an educator and a lifelong learner, I am passionate about children and education. I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high quality educational experience. I know the important of a collaborative home-school relationship. I know in order to meet your child’s social, emotional and academic needs a working relationship is essential. I look forward to building relationships with you and your child and working together to provide the best for each and every student.

Before joining Harrison Elementary School, I served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles over the past 14 years.  I served as a classroom teacher for ten years at Pachappa Elementary School. After ten years, I left the classroom to join the Math Staff Development team with Instructional Services. I then served as the Assistant Principal at Hawthorne Elementary School for the last three years. I will spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know them and learning their interests.  I will celebrate their successes, small and large, encourage them to grow and let them know every day that they are valued and have a special place in our school.

To prepare for the upcoming school year, please remember these important dates:

Kindergarten Orientation/Meet & Greet     August 10 (2 PM-3 PM)

Class lists posted                                         August 10 (8 AM-3 PM)

First Day of School                                      August 13 (7:40 AM-2:05 PM)

Back to School Night                                   August 16 (2:30 PM-4 PM)

Please check the Harrison website, our marquee and school phone calls for updates on times, and event details. 

I look forward to meeting you and embarking on another successful school year at Harrison Elementary School. 

Clarissa Brown

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