Starting on the Monday following Fall Break (October 13), our exterior doors will remain locked until 6:30 a.m. Students should not arrive on campus nor be dropped off before 6:30 a.m.
We at Harding are committed to making our campus a safe, secure environment for your students. In an effort to step up security, we have been analyzing the hours that our Cherry Road building is open. We have looked at what other schools do, and we have looked at how we serve our students and their families. We have opened our front doors at 6:00 each morning for some time. However, few adults are in the building at that time, and we have no formal supervision for students who might be at school that early. By 6:30, we have a good many teachers as well as office and facilities personnel in the building. We always have students who come early to get help from their teachers or to work with other students on assignments. We believe that opening our doors at 6:30 each morning will both serve our students' needs and provide an additional measure of security. Starting on the Monday following Fall Break (October 13), our exterior doors will remain locked until 6:30. Students should not arrive on campus nor be dropped off before 6:30. Of course, students sometimes have athletic practices or come extra-early for teacher help; but in those cases, the coach or teacher will make special arrangements.