Haverford Happenings

April 8, 2022

Spring Break, April 11th-15th

Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable break to our students, staff, and families! After spending time with extended family and friends please remain as diligent as you have been in screening for Covid symptoms and keep children who are symptomatic or awaiting test results home. This simple measure has proven to be effective in controlling the spread in our schools.

Executive Deputy Secretary Dr. Debora Carrera visits Chestnutwold Elementary School

"The district is excited to share our focus on the needs of each student through a multi-tiered system of support. ARP ESSER funding is allowing us the opportunity to provide training as well as staff to implement our strategic plan which bolsters the success of our students," said Superintendent Dr. Maureen Reusche. See the full press release here.

Feeding School Kids Program

Through the new Feeding School Kids initiative, the School District of Haverford Township was awarded $19,855 from the Giant Company.

Whether rounding up their grocery purchase to the nearest dollar or converting their Choice points into a donation, our community came together to support the kids. The Giant Company was proud to match the first $250K donated by customers. The Giant Company and its customers have raised more than $1.4M to address the issue of childhood hunger throughout local public school districts in the communities they serve.
From left to right are HMS social worker Jocelyn Drucis, Giant Assistant Store Manager Donna Mundy,​ Superintendent Dr. Maureen Reusche, Giant associate Michelle Zalewski, and HHS home and school visitor Kathleen McAndrews.

High School Renovations Project

Things are moving along well on the music wing addition project at the high school. Since work began in late 2021, a lot of progress has been made. The structural steel and roof decking is complete and the interior slab on grade has been poured. The exterior wall steel stud framing is nearly complete and they have started sheathing the walls. Inside the building, the interior walls have been framed and the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractors have a lot of their infrastructure roughed in. Over the next few months, the exterior envelope will be made watertight including having the roof installed and drywall work will begin. Right before the end of school, the interior renovation work will begin and the fit-out of the space will be done over the summer. In addition, the parking lot work will be done over the summer as well.

PSSA Testing Window: April 25 - May 13, 2022

Assessment / Dates / Grades

  • English Language Arts, April 26-28, Grades 3-8
  • Mathematics, May 3 & 4, Grades 3-8
  • Science, May 10 & 11, Grades 4 and 8
  • Make-ups By May 13

Additionally, please review these very important PDE policies linked on our website to fully understand the state-testing program:

  • Information for Parents/Guardians (Q/A)
  • Code of Conduct for Test Takers
  • Use of cell phones/electronic devices
  • Pennsylvania Calculator Policy

April is National Poetry Month

You can find poems for elementary, middle, and high school students in our virtual library.

Best Buddies Friendship Walk

Haverford HS Best Buddies Chapter will once again participate in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk on Saturday, April 23rd in Philadelphia. #WalkForChange

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the leading walk in the country supporting inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

As of now, HHS is the top fundraising team! You can join their fundraising team here:


Mamma Mia!

Haverford Drama Club presents Mama Mia! April 28-30th at 7:00 PM and April 30th at 2:00 PM in the auditorium at Haverford High School.
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Rock Your Socks

On March 21st, students and staff paraded around Chestnutwold School rocking their socks for World Down Syndrome Day advocating for the rights, inclusion, and well-being of people with Down syndrome in our community and around the world.
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Congratulations to Haverford High School for winning the Hi-Q National Championship! They faced teams from Alabama, Washington, and Wisconsin for the national title.
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Save the Date: Saturday, May 14th - 4th Annual Discover Day

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School Board Information

The School District of Haverford Township utilizes BoardDocs, an online, paperless resource for all school board meetings. Here you can find the agenda, meeting minutes, video replay, and board policies. The meetings are live-streamed on YouTube.

Regular and Committee Board Meetings will be held at Oakmont Administration Building.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • April 18: Finance & Facility Committee Meeting
  • April 21: Regular School Board Meeting
  • April 28: Curriculum Committee Meeting

Past Meetings:

  • March 21: Policy Committee Meeting
  • March 24: Curriculum Committee Meeting
  • April 7: Regular School Board Meeting

All presentations and videos can be found on BoardDocs.

Important Dates

April 11-15: Spring vacation
April 15: Schools and offices closed.

April 18: Schools re-open
April 25 - May 13: PSSA Testing Window

April 28, 29, 30: Spring Play, Mama Mia

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The mission of the School District of Haverford Township is to educate and to inspire a community of lifelong learners who become well-rounded global citizens.