HAS Weekly Update

November 4, 2022

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Reminder next week School is Closed - 11/8/22, 11/10/22, 11/11/22.

Lost and Found

We have a lot of lost items on the lost and found tables in the main hallway. Please remind your child to check the tables for any item they may have lost.

Veterans Day

On Wednesday, November 9th - to honor Veterans - Students should wear Red, White, and Blue.

Math League

Orange Ave School and Hillside Ave School are hosting monthly Math League competitions during the Enrichment Intervention period. During this thirty minute session, middle school students will participate in problem solving tasks. A Math League champion is announced monthly for each grade and each winner will receive a medal. All students are invited. If you have any questions, please email the K-12 Math Supervisor, Evan Levy, at levy@cranfordschools.org

6th Grade Social

The PTA is excited to announce the HAS 6th Grade Fall Ball! The event is scheduled for Friday November 18th from 7:00pm-9:00pm. The kids are sure to have a (Fall!) Ball with a DJ, games, and a selfie station. An allergy-safe snack & water will be provided (see list of snacks below).

If your HAS 6th grader would like to attend, you MUST complete the permission slip by clicking here.

Please note: Drop off is at 7:00 pm at the Main Door and all students must be picked up by an adult promptly at 9:00 pm at the Main Door. Students will NOT be allowed to walk/bike home.

**List of snacks: Cheez-its, Snyder's Gluten Free Pretzels, Welch's Fruit Snacks, Individually Wrapped Twizzlers

Click here for the flyer of the event

Community News

Parent Academy

Full Value/ SEL Family Night

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

6:30- 8:00 PM

This workshop is designed to define and explain the five social-emotional learning competencies as well as the six principles of Full Value. This is a hands-on workshop and parents and students who attend will be provided with practical tips and strategies for incorporating SEL and Full Value at home.

Presenters: Cari Lopez, Principal at Livingston Avenue School, Grace Rivetti School Counselor @ LAS and WAS, Gayle Colucci District Coordinator of Culture and Climate

Parent/child presentation K-8

Location-Livingston Avenue School

RSVP to attend here

Gratitude Grams Fundraiser

Show those who you care about how appreciative you are this season of giving with a Gratitude Candy Gram-click HERE! Use the Google Form in the letter for purchase directions!

Upcoming Events

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11/8/22 - School Closed, Election Day

11/10/22 &, 11/11/22 - School Closed, Teachers' Convention

11/17/22 - PTA Meeting

11/18/22 - Grade 6 Social

11/23/22 - Single Session for students and staff

11/24/22 & 11/25/22 - Thanksgiving Recess

12/2/22 - "Haphazardly Ever After" (Fall Drama Production), 7pm

12/3/22 - "Haphazardly Ever After" (Fall Drama Production), 7pm

12/4/22 - "Haphazardly Ever After" (Fall Drama Production), 2pm


District - Go Green Folder

Governor's Educators of the Year

Do you know a classroom teacher or educational services professional who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? If so, please take the time to recommend this person for the Governor’s Educator of the Year Program by completing this nomination form.


Regular daily attendance is critical to effective learning and a successful school experience. Once a student reaches 10 absences we will be sending home letters to notify parents/guardians that their child has reached this threshold.

Punctuality is also a habit HAS strives to expect and support. Middle school students who arrive after 8:10 a.m. are considered tardy. They must obtain a late pass from the office. After the sixth tardy, a student will receive a lunch detention each time they are tardy. Parents/Guardians will be notified if their child has been tardy five or more times. On February 1st tardy counts will reset and the process will begin again.

Elementary Drop Off

Please be reminded that ten minutes has been reserved for entry procedures, 8:40-8:50. Please do not drop your child off before the designated time, as there is no supervision. Each day a staff member will greet the students at their assigned door. Please use the ten-minute window as a way to reduce congestion in and around the building.

Middle School Yearbook information

Use the link below to order the Middle School Yearbook.


Click here for information about the 8th grade ADs/Well Wishes.

No Dogs on School Property

Bringing along the family dog, especially with such pleasant weather, during arrival and dismissal has become a common practice for many. However, it does pose some safety concerns for students who have a fear of dogs.

Thanks to everyone for being mindful of keeping the school grounds free of any dogs so that all students can move about freely without worry of having to come in contact or pass by a dog on the premises.

Notes from the School Nurse

Visitors/Forgotten Items

  • Please know that when items for middle school students are dropped off the students will be called at the end of the period to pick up their belonging. This is to help limit interruptions.

  • If you are coming to the building for a meeting or to pick up a student please be aware that will not be allowing anyone to enter the building while the middle school students are passing between classes during period changes. We appreciate your patience.

  • You must have your ID to enter the building. If you are dropping off your child and you don't have your ID ring the bell and had your student enter the vestibule. Your child will then ring the second bell and the office staff will bring them in and direct them to class.

Parking Lot Safety

During morning arrival and afternoon pick up please make sure you are alert, driving slowly, and looking before driving in and out of the parking lot. Many students and parents walk to and from school and are crossing the street using the crosswalks. Even if you are running late it is imperative that you take your time and proceed with caution to ensure the safety of all. Thank you all for helping to keep everyone safe.


Please make sure you email the attendance office (HAS-attendance@cranfordschools.org) or call 908-709-6229 or 908-709-6983, if your child has to be signed out early to attend an appointment.


If your child is absent for any reason, please call our absence line at 908-709-6983 (24/7) or email has-attendance@cranfordschools.org.

Kindergarten Single Sessions

**Kindergarten single sessions will alternate between AM & PM classes according to the following schedule:

11/23 (AM), 12/23 (PM), 2/6 (AM), 3/13 (PM), 6/21 (AM), 6/22 (PM)