HAS Weekly Update

September 8, 2023

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Dear HAS Community,

We made it through our first week of school. It was a short week but it was a nice way to get started and get back to school. Next week is our first full week of school and our first big event with the Elementary Back to School Night/Open House. We look forward to seeing all the families next week at this event.

Kevin Deacon


Elementary Back to School - Wed, 9/13/23

We would like to invite you to join us for our 2023-2024 Elementary Back to School Night/Open House on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, which starts promptly at 6:30 pm. The event is broken down into different timeframes. Please click here for a schedule the evenings events.

PTA Book Fair - 9/12/23 - 9/13/23

The Scholastic Book Fair is September 12-13, 2023.

The following classes will attend on 9/12/23: Compton, DiGiovine, Fanelli, Fernandez, Lengner, Reid, Rocci, and Sandoukas.

The following classes will attend on 9/13/23: Cepparulo, Esposito, Manalo, Pallitto, Rendine (AM and PM), Trotter, and Weiler

Please make sure to send your child in with a tote bag, and cash/checks or have eWallets ready (please remember to plan for sales tax!). If you decide to use eWallet, please note that money deposited in eWallet is non-refundable. If any funds are leftover after any purchases, it will remain in the eWallet account and can be used at the next Scholastic Book Fair or on the Scholastic Online Shop anytime. Click for eWallet set-up and here for general FAQs.


Please make sure you child's chromebook is charged each night. If your child is in need of a new charger you can use the links below to purchase the correct charger.

Dell USB-C 65 - https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-usb-c-65-w-ac-adapter-with-1-meter-power-cord-united-states/apd/492-bcnw/pc-accessories

Dell 7.4 mm 65 - https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/kit-65w-ac-adapter-3-pin-halogen-free/apd/492-bbkh/pc-accessories

Visitor Protocols

The safety of our students is of the utmost importance and we ask that all our visitors follow our procedures.

  1. If you are picking up your child for an appointment please notify the office ahead of time by emailing (HAS-attendance@cranfordschools.org) or calling 908-709-6229 or 908-709-6983. The nurse may also call to have you pick up your child if they are feeling ill.
  2. During pick up have your ID ready and ring the main entrance intercom bell. State your name and the reason for your visit then present your ID to the camera.
  3. You will be buzzed into the vestibule.
  4. Please wait in the vestibule.
  5. We will bring your child to you in the vestibule where you will sign them out.


Parents/Guardians please remind your children to walk their bikes through the tunnel and on the tunnel path. Please also remind your child to wear a helmet when riding their bike. Helmets are research-proven to reduce the risk of serious injury.

School Lunch - Pomptonian

LUNCH begins Monday, 9/11/23.

Click here for information from our school lunch provider Pomptonian.

School Photo Day: 9/22/23

School Photo day is 9/22/23. Click here for information about school photo day.

Medication Drop off

If you need to drop off medication, please come to the Nurse's window at the side of the buidling.

Upcoming Events

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9/12/23 - 9/13/23 - PTA Book Fair

9/13/23 - Elementary Back to School Night - 6:30pm

9/20/23 - PTA Meeting (In-Person) - 7:00pm - Cafeteria

9/22/23 - School Photo Day

9/25/23 - School Closed - Yom Kippur Observance

9/27/23 - Middle School Open House - 7:00pm

Community News

9/11 Memorial Service

The Cranford WTC Committee and the Cranford Clergy Council will be hosting a 9/11 Memorial Service. Click here for more information.

Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence

What is the CFEE (Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence)?

Started nearly 30 years ago by members of the community interested in supporting innovative educational initiatives in the Cranford Schools, the Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence has awarded more than $325,000 in supplemental funding for educational grants that empower our teachers and impact our students. These grants support ideas that are aligned with the goals and focus areas of the district schools, but are outside the scope of the regular school budget. Please click here for details.


Supply Lists

Please click here to access the 2023-2024 School Supply Lists.

District - Go Green Folder


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.

No Dogs on School Property

Please do not bring dogs to school during entry and dismissal.

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:

Monday, 10/9 - AM only (no PM session)

Wednesday, 11/22 - PM only (no AM session)

Friday, 12/22 - AM only (no PM session)

Monday, 2/5 - PM only (no AM session)

Monday, 3/11 - AM only (no PM session)

Tuesday, 6/18 - PM only (no AM session)

Wednesday, 6/19 - AM only (no PM session)