August 31, 2023
Dr. Reusche Welcomes You to the 2023-24 School Year!
AM: 8:45 am – 11:25 am
PM: 12:50 pm – 3:30 pm
Grades 1 – 5: 8:45 am – 3:30 pm
Haverford Middle School
7:50 AM - 2:40 PM
Haverford High School
7:30 AM - 2:22 PM
Riding our buses on September 5th?
Bus passes will be emailed to families on September 1st. If you do not receive your student's bus pass, please email email@example.com. Please check any email address you may have provided to the school district in PowerSchool. It is important to keep this information updated for your child.
Reminders for the first two weeks of school:
What can students, parents, and guardians expect to see in the first two weeks of a new school year?
With the start of a new school year comes new routes and bus stop location changes for the drivers and students. We are all learning a new routine. This process moves slower in the first two weeks of a new school year as we all learn the new routine. Parents take pictures and want to speak to the driver. Additional traffic volumes at the schools all cause delays during this period. We keep pickup and drop-off within a 5-minute window as much as possible.
During the first two weeks, the district continues to register new students and update student information. These changes cause additional stops to be added or removed from the school bus runs, which may alter stop times slightly.
The office staff is constantly working with the drivers to enable all the students to arrive at school on time. Bus runs are sometimes modified to make the necessary changes to accomplish this goal of on-time delivery to all of the schools we provide service. After the first two weeks, this usually has been accomplished.
The transportation staff is ready to assist in answering your questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your patience as we begin a new school year!
Stopfinder App to share transportation schedules!
Stopfinder, (‘Where is my child’s school bus?) created by the district’s routing software company, Transfinder, is free to parents and guardians and allows users to customize when they receive alerts about their children’s bus location.
Stopfinder is secure and only available to registered users. Our Transportation Department will send email invitations to the Stopfinder app once all routes have been adjusted. Further information will follow.
Join our team! We have an IMMEDIATE need for food services workers.
Haverford High School is ranked 18th in Pennsylvania
Haverford High School has been recognized as one of the top high schools by US News and World Report yet again. This year, it is ranked 18th in Pennsylvania. At HHS, students have the chance to enroll in Advanced Placement® courses and sit for exams. The participation rate in AP® courses and exams at Haverford High School is an impressive 58%.
We are steadily nearing the levels of academic achievement that our students experienced prior to the pandemic. In 2022, our results were evaluated in comparison to all district and charter schools in Pennsylvania (source), showcasing our commitment to excellence. As we await the arrival of the 2023 testing data, we are optimistic about achieving even more impressive scores.
- PSSA Math Grades 4 to 8 = Top 6% in the state; ranking 37/643
- PSSA ELA Grades 4 to 8 = Top 4% in the state; ranking 25/643
- PSSA Science Grade 4 = Top 8% in the state; ranking 47/615
- PSSA Science Grade 8 = Top 4% in the state; ranking 27/620
- Keystone Algebra 1 = Top 2% in the state; ranking 11/586
- Keystone Biology = Top 1% in the state; ranking 6/580
- Keystone Literature = Top 5% in the state; ranking 31/582
Back to School Forms
The parent/guardian portal (PowerSchool) allows parents/guardians to read and complete forms and indicate receipt and review of other informational materials. While reviewing all information in the portal is important, it is imperative that parents/guardians review and submit Back-to-school forms every year.
Visit our Technology Department webpage for information about using the portal and completing forms. This YouTube video walks you through the process. If you do not have access to a computer, you can request paper copies from your building secretary.
Free and Reduced Meal Applications
Children need healthy meals to learn. The School District of Haverford Township offers healthy meals every school day.
• Breakfast is available at no charge to students.
- We will provide additional details about free breakfast for elementary students, which is anticipated to begin in October.
• Lunch cost: High School $3.35, Middle School $3.25, Elementary $2.90
Your child(ren) may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals. During the 2023-2024 school year, all schools participating in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) are to provide free breakfasts for all enrolled students. New, this year only, students identified as eligible for reduced-price lunches through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) will not be charged for their meals.
APPLY: Click here to complete the application: https://www.schoolcafe.com/
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Please review the eligibility information for your household here.
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
The Children's Health Insurance Program — or CHIP — is Pennsylvania's program to provide health coverage to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance. Regardless of the reasons your children might not have health insurance, CHIP may be able to help you.
The flyer and many more resources can be found on the CHIP website at www.CHIPcoversPAkids.com.
Introducing our new Building Administrators
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Ashley Leach as the new Principal of Chestnutwold Elementary, along with Dr. Ashley Gavio, Assistant Principal of Haverford Middle School, and Mr. John Fulton, Assistant Principal of Manoa Elementary School. Alex Quinn, who most recently served as Assistant Principal at Manoa Elementary, will be providing support to Lynnewood Elementary, while Jerry Ummarino, a familiar face, will be returning to share his talents with Coopertown and Chestnutwold Elementary Schools.
Welcome to Haverford!
We are excited to welcome our new staff members! Their arrival on the first day of induction brought new faces and waves of energy to the district.
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 are held at Oakmont Administration Building.
- September 7: Regular School Board Meeting
- September 14:
- 7:00 PM Finance & Facilities Meeting
- 8:00 PM Curriculum & Pupil Services Committee Meeting
- September 21: Regular School Board Meeting
All prior meetings, presentations, and videos can be found on BoardDocs.