Simmons Elementary School

September 23, 2021

Mrs. Karen Kanter, Principal (

Dr. Robert Campman, Assistant Principal (

As the weather turns to fall, we are settling into our new school year routines. We look forward to seeing families of children in grades K, 1 and 2 this evening for Back to School Night. Please see below for the schedule. A reminder that Back to School Night is an adult event. If child care is an issue for your family, please plan to join us for the virtual session at 8 p.m. this evening.

Back to School Night Schedule

Grades K, 1, 2 - Tonight!

Grades 3, 4, 5 - Thursday, September 30

This year we will offer three sessions each evening. The first two will be in person at Simmons Elementary. The third session each night will be virtual. Families are welcome to attend whichever sessions works best with your schedule. We ask that you limit the number of adults coming to assist us with social distancing. Masks are required while inside the school. This evening is for adults only. If childcare is an challenge for your family, please consider attending the virtual session.

7 - 7:25 p.m. - In-Person Classroom Session #1

7:30 - 7:55 p.m. - In-Person Classroom Session #2

8 - 8:20 p.m. - Virtual Session (homeroom teachers will send out links to the TEAMS meeting)

Scenes from Simmons

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Mrs. Vagnoni and Bauer, the therapy dog, in the library

Homework Policy

For the 2021-22 school year, the Hatboro-Horsham School District Board of School Directors adopted a new homework policy. This policy was developed by a team of K-12 educators and administrators who reviewed relevant research and current district practices. The policy and administrative regulations offer us the opportunity to have consistency in homework practices across grade levels and schools, while honoring the developmental needs of children and prioritizing a healthy balance with family time. The graphic below shows the basic guidelines for the elementary grades. Below the graphic is a link to the full presentation that was shared with faculty prior to the start of school.
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News from the Simmons HSA

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