HAS Weekly Update

November 23, 2022

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Dear HAS Community

As we approach Thanksgiving it is important to take some time and think about everything we are thankful for. I am thankful for the amazing students we have, the awesome staff that goes above and beyond, and the supportive community. Thank you everyone for all that you do to make HAS such a wonderful place and have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING.


Kevin Deacon

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Canned Food Drive

Our Middle School students brought in 873 canned/boxed food items for our Canned Food Drive. All the items of food were brought to Cranford Family Care to help those in need. This event was so wonderful because as a school we were helping others while at the same time building school spirit. It was a great way to start our Thanksgiving holiday.

Haphazardly Ever After

The Hillside Avenue School Drama Club is proud to present its fall production, "Haphazardly Ever After". Please visit this site, http://has.booktix.com/ to purchase tickets to the show.

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

Community News


Project Graduation is hosting its annual Holiday Lights House Tour of the Town on Friday and Saturday, December 2nd & 3rd, 2022.

Enjoy themed displays, twinkling lights and beautiful decorations as you follow our map through Cranford to get into the holiday spirit with the sights and sounds of the season. Event is Rain or Shine. Tickets on Sale through 11/29.

Visit the following link for more information and to purchase tickets:


Thank you for supporting Cranford High School's Project Graduation 2023 in conjunction with the CHS PTSA !

For questions please contact pgchs23@gmail.com or Tess Rivera tmrivera522@gmail.com

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Upcoming Events

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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


WHO: Parents/Guardians of HAS/OAS 7th & 8th Graders

WHAT: Middle School Basketball Informational Meeting (PAY TO PARTICIPATE))

WHEN: December 1, 2022

WHERE: OAS Cafeteria (7:00 PM)


Click the link below for more information

Middle School Parents Basketball Meeting Flyer (12/1/22)

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.


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.

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:

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