Simmons Elementary School

August 25, 2021

Mrs. Karen Kanter, Principal (

Dr. Robert Campman, Assistant Principal (

Teachers and staff return to Simmons on Tuesday as we enter the final preparations for the new school year. Classrooms are being set up and the finishing touches are being placed on our summer projects. We look forward to seeing you next Thursday for our Open House!

Teaching Staff for the 2021-22 School Year

This year, our school will have five sections of grades 1, 2, 4, and 5, and four sections in kindergarten and Grade 3. At each grade level, the students have their homeroom teacher for their academic subjects. Students will also have special area classes each week in Art, Music, STEM, PE/Health, and Library. Please see below for a list of our teaching staff by grade level.

Kindergarten: Ms. Critelli, Ms. Jones, Mrs. Koebert, and Mrs. Pinter

Grade 1: Ms. Booth, Mrs. Hager, Mrs. Lieberman, Mrs. Lloyd, and Ms. Tu

Grade 2: Mrs. Bozzomo, Mrs. Caldwell, Mrs. Ehling, Ms. Reynolds, and Ms. Weber

Grade 3: Ms. Green, Mrs. Peterson, Ms. Roseman, and Ms. Sciubba

Grade 4: Mr. Beck, Mrs. Bellizzie, Mrs. DiLossi, Mrs. Kahan, and Mrs. Plajer

Grade 5: Mrs. Liott, Ms. Milardo, Mr. Moore, Ms. Salevsky, and Mrs. Sciandro

Who will be my child's teacher?

Families can access the PowerSchool Portal on today, after 3 p.m. When you log onto the portal that afternoon, your child' homeroom teacher will be visible.

Not sure how to log on to the Parent Portal? New families received their log in information earlier this week. You can view an informative video about accessing the portal on our web site here:

Questions about accessing your child's account? Please email Don't forget to include your child's name, grade, and school.

Family Open House - Thursday, September 2, 1 - 3 p.m.

All school families are invited to attend our annual open house on Thursday afternoon, September 2nd, to meet the teachers and see the classrooms. Because of our school's size and the increasing transmission rate of Covid-19 in the county, we are asking families to plan to come either between 1 and 2 p.m. OR between 2 and 3 p.m., depending on the student's last name.

  • 1 - 2 p.m. Students' last names A through Le
  • 2 - 3 p.m. Students' last names Li through Z

If your alphabetical time period does not work with your family schedule, you can come during the other block. We are trying to spread out the visits to the extent possible to minimize the number of people in the building. Please plan to only visit your child's teacher for the 2021-22 school year.

Following our district health and safety guidelines, all people inside the building should wear masks. Everyone should enter through the main lobby. The principals and staff members will greet you as you arrive, offering maps and tours to the classrooms.

For families who do not feel comfortable coming to the open house, please reach out to your child's teacher to set up a phone call or brief virtual meeting with the teacher.

Student Technology Distribution

All students K-5 need to pick up their district-issued iPad or laptop prior to the first day of school. To start the process, register for a time slot to pick up your device, print out a receipt for us to scan, and then pick the device up from the High School bus loop (899 Horsham Rd, Horsham, PA 19044).

Pickup times are available in 15 increments on the following dates and times:

Monday August 30

1 pm to 8 pm

Tuesday August 31

1 pm to 8 pm

Wednesday September 1

1 pm to 8 pm

Thursday September 2

1 pm to 8 pm

Friday September 3

1 pm to 8 pm

Saturday September 4

10 am to 4 pm

Tuesday September 7

1 pm to 8 pm

Click here to select a time:

Select the date of your pickup in the calendar, then your time slot, and add the ticket to your cart. You will be asked for the name of your student and other demographic information during checkout. If you have multiple students in your household please sign up each student individually (although you can sign up for the same time slot so all devices are distributed at the same time).

If you have any questions please contact us at and we will answer your questions as quickly as possible.

Carline and Walker Arrival and Dismissal Notes

Students who walk or ride their bike to and from school enter and leave by the door at the top of the ramp adjacent to the playground. All students in kindergarten, first grade and second grade need to be picked up by a family member at dismissal. Bike racks are located near this entrance to the school.

Carline tips and reminders

  • The carline for arrival and dismissal is on the stadium side of the building.
  • ALL children must exit the car CURBSIDE. It is extremely dangerous to have children exiting on the parking lot side as cars are exiting the car line.
  • We are again using a family number for dismissal. If you were here last year, the number remains the same. All families will receive new hangtags with the carline numbers at the open house or on the first day of school.
  • Please display your family carline number in a space easily visible by our carline staff - either on the rearview mirror or on the windshield.
  • Please be patient. Do not go around the vehicle ahead of you unless you are exiting the car line or staff members instruct you to go around.
  • If you arrive after 8:50 and there are no staff in the car line area, please park your car in a legal parking spot and accompany your child to the school lobby.

Here Comes the Bus!

Our district transportation department offers an app called, "Here Comes the Bus." If you choose to enroll, you will receive updates about your child's bus, including any transportation delays. Find out more information by clicking the PDF below.

School Supplies

School supplies for each grade level can be found on the district web site here:

If your family is experiencing economic challenges, the Home and School Association provides backpacks and school supplies at no cost. Please email me All family information is kept confidential.

Student Accident Insurance

The district offers student accident insurance for injuries that may occur during the school day. Please click the link below to learn more about this policy.

Hatboro-Horsham School District Employment Opportunities

Click here to view current job opportunities in the Hatboro-Horsham School District: