Simmons Elementary School

September 15, 2021

Mrs. Karen Kanter, Principal (

Dr. Robert Campman, Assistant Principal (

We've reached day 5 of the school year! Students are quickly learning the daily routines, making connections with their peers, and developing a learning community within their classrooms. Our focus at the start of each school year is to create a warm, welcoming environment where every person is valued and appreciated as we learn together. We appreciate your patience as we work through the beginning of the year glitches with arrival, dismissal, and transportation. We are getting better every day!

This year, we are asking families not to send in edible birthday treats due to health and safety guidelines and allergy concerns. If you would like to send in a non-edible treat for the children n the class, please reach out to the teacher for suggestions.

Since the storm and tornado two weeks ago, we have been working to remediate some issues with the building HVAC system. As a result of these issues, some classroom temperatures were uncomfortably warm, especially this week. As of this afternoon, the repairs have been completed and the temperatures throughout the building are significantly cooler.

No School Tomorrow - Sept. 16th

The district is closed on Thursday, September 16th, for observance of Yom Kippur.

Back to School Night Schedule

Grades K, 1, 2 - Thursday, September 23

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)

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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