Haverford Happenings

November 19, 2021

American Education Week: November 15–19, 2021

Celebrating public education and honoring the individuals working to ensure that every student receives a quality education. Staff across the District all wore ‘Because Kids’ t-shirts to celebrate public education and to remind us that everyone makes a difference in the life of a child.

The District celebrates our staff members for their 25 years of dedicated service in education!

Congratulations to Laurie Ardoline, Lynnewood; MaryPat Bongiovanni, Manoa; Michael Burkhimer, Middle School; Michael Cardarelli, Middle School; Janet Fastuca, Coopertown; Maria Hernandez, Manoa; Judith Higson, High School; Steven Hinkle, Maintenance Department; Kimberly Kennedy, Coopertown; Suzanne Kintzley, Curriculum; Nancy Naylor, Middle School; Maria Rosenzweig, Pupil Services; Francine Scott, Transportation; Sara Shaiman, Chatham Park; William Whitney, Middle School; April Wolfe, Lynnewood.

10 members of our staff have spent their 25 years with their school and/or department.

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Thank you for helping all students succeed!

The School District of Haverford Township extends its sincere thanks to our School Board Members Ari Flaisher, Susan Mingey, and Sal Scinto for their time, dedication, and support to our students and families. Each of these Board Members is completing their term on the Board. Their last meeting will be on December 2nd. We appreciate their service.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Children Ages 5 through 11 - Saturday November 20th

The District is coordinating a vaccine clinic for 5 to 11-year-olds with Springfield Pharmacy this Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Lynnewood Elementary School.

You can register here: https://hipaa.jotform.com/213153768029155

Springfield Pharmacy will schedule your child’s second dose at the same time you register for the first dose.

DCIU Webinar Event: Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11

Reviewing the Health & Safety Plan

The Haverford School Board will evaluate our Health and Safety Plan with respect to the latest mask guidance and changes from the state during our December 2 School Board meeting. We anticipate our Board will vote on any revisions to the current health and safety plan at our meeting on December 16. Among the data points, the Board will consider data that could be used to determine when masks might be made optional as well as any potential return to making masks required; vaccination rates, and information from both the Delaware County Health Department as well as state requirements and guidance.

COVID-19 School Notification Letter

If there is more than one COVID-19 case identified in a school, only one letter will be sent to parents/guardians on that day. You can monitor the number of cases on the SDHT COVID-19 Data Chart - Weekly Number of In-School Positive Cases by Building on our website

Any student who has been identified as a close contact of the individual diagnosed with COVID-19 has been notified of their close contact status prior to the distribution of the building letter.

Haverford High School Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

The Haverford High School Student-Athlete Advisory Committee was developed in collaboration with the athletic department, administration, and staff advisors as a collective voice of student-athletes that work to enhance the athletic experience for all athletes at our school and in our community.

Each team has a Senior and Junior representative that reflects the values we hope to promote through Haverford athletics, including leadership, integrity, effort, equity, respect, and service.

The student-athlete advisory committee will be used to promote effective communication between students and school leadership and provide valuable feedback to the athletic department. Group meetings will include leadership training and discussion, community service, college and career readiness, and increased student advocacy for positive behavior and positive relationships. They will be promoting school pride and reaching out to our youth athletes at Haverford Middle School and throughout the community.

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High School Student-Athlete Signing Day

Congratulations to our high school student-athletes, their families, coaches, and teachers who have supported them. We look forward to watching them with Haverford pride as they compete at the collegiate level.

Students who signed on to compete at the collegiate level include: Sam Chester, Eastern University; Rory Turner, Towson University; Isabelle McGarvey, Tampa University; Kerri McCallum, Lock Haven University; Paige Snell, Eastern University; Ella VanLuvender, Longwood University; Maura Quaile, St. Joseph's University; Emma Rowland, Old Dominion; Emma Taylor, Yale University

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Haverford Middle School Thanksgiving Food Drive

The HMS Student Council Annual Food Drive to support families in need in our community was a great success. The students hauled, lugged, and braved the chilly rain, but were thrilled with the results!
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School Board Information

* NOTE: All meetings will be held in the Middle School Auditorium

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.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • November 22nd: Curriculum Committee Meeting
  • December 2nd: Regular School Board Meeting
    • HHS Merit Scholars Celebration
  • December 6th: Reorganization Meeting (new Board members are seated and Board officers are selected)

Past Meetings:

  • November 18th: Regular School Board Meeting
    • 25 Year Employee Celebration
    • Recognition of Peer Assistance Group - Haverford Middle School
    • Construction Update
  • November 11th: Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting
  • November 8th: Curriculum Committee Meeting
  • November 4th: Regular School Board Meeting
    • Health & Safety Plan - Test to Stay

All presentations and videos can be found on BoardDocs.

Important Dates

November 22, 23, 24: Parent Conferences - Early dismissal Elementary and Middle School students

Wednesday, November 24th: Early dismissal high school students

November 25: HHS Thanksgiving football game vs Upper Darby

November 25 and 26: Thanksgiving Holiday: Schools and offices closed

December 24 & 31: Winter holidays: Schools and offices closed

December 24 - 31: Winter Holiday: Schools closed

January 3rd: Schools Re-open

About Us

The mission of the School District of Haverford Township is to educate and to inspire a community of lifelong learners who become well-rounded global citizens.