H.W. Harkness Elementary


(916) 395-4585

Our mission is to ensure EVERYONE learns at HIGH-LEVELS in a safe, supportive environment.

Harkness Highlight


Kevin Bracy, AKA Coach Greatness, hosted Rockin' Recess at Harkness last week.  There was singing, chanting, dancing, and loads and loads of fun!  EACH ONE, REACH ONE, WE'VE GOT GREATNESS!!

-Mark Your Calendars-

--Click HERE to view events for the 23/24 school year--

-Important Reminders-

Emotional Regulation Tools Donation Drive-  We are committed to ensuring a safe, supportive environment here at Harkness and want our students to learn strategies to both identify and regulate their emotions when they have big feelings.  Our goal is for each classroom, along with our office and after school program, to have an emotional regulation toolbox.  Please click HERE to view our Amazon Wish List and purchase items to donate if you're able.  THANK YOU!

Volunteers/ Chaperones NEEDED-  We desperately need parents/ guardians to become official volunteers so you can be chaperones on field trips.  We would like to take our students on more field trips but cannot do so without YOU!  Please stop by the office to pick-up a volunteer packet and talk with Ms. Debbie or Ms. Larissa about the process. 


2024/2025 School Year BEGINNING EARLY-  The State Board of Education (SBE) approved SCUSD’s request for a waiver of the penalty for not providing the minimum number of instructional days and minutes during the 2021-2022 school year.  Approval of the waiver means we will be adding eight (8) instructional days to the 2024-2025 calendar and moving the first day of school to Monday, August 19, 2024. Additionally, 8 days will be added to the beginning of the 2025-2026 school calendar. 

Viking Blast

Click Ms. Scheeline's megaphone to view our Viking Blast folder.  A link to each blast is sent on Sunday evenings via email and text to all Harkness grown-ups.

Featured Announcement- Our Harkness Elementary instructional team was recently featured on a Podcast about Professional Learning Communities and how meaningful teacher collaboration is leading to high-levels of learning for all. This is year two of the Intensive Assistance Model with CCEE.

Follow this link to hear about our journey of becoming a PLC: https://rss.com/podcasts/rising-from-the-margins/1438307/... 


24/25 K Registration

Kindergarten Registration is OPEN!  To be eligible to register for kindergarten for Fall 2024, children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2024. Starting this year, all enrollment applications will be received online only.  

If you would like to observe our TK and/or K classes before making your enrollment decisions, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Click HERE to learn more about Kindergarten Registration.  

24/25 TK Registration

Parents/guardians will be able to register their student for transitional kindergarten online during open enrollment February 5th through 23rd. To be eligible to register for transitional kindergarten, your child must turn 5 between September 2nd, 2024 and June 2nd 2025.  Starting this year, all enrollment applications will be received online only.  

If you would like to observe our TK and/or K classes before making your enrollment decision, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Click HERE to learn more about transitional kindergarten Registration.  

The Sacramento Unified School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For questions or complaints please contact the following staff: Title IX Coordinator & Equity Compliance Officer: Melinda Iremonger – 5735 47th Avenue, Sacramento, CA, 95824 – 916.643.7446 – melinda-iremonger@scusd.edu; Chief Human Resources Officer: Cancy McArn – 5735 47th Avenue, Sacramento CA, 95824 – 916.643.7474 - cancy-mcarn@scusd.edu; Section 504 Coordinator: Noel Estacio – 5735 47th Avenue, Sacramento CA, 95824 – 916.643.9412 – noel-estacio@scusd.edu.

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