• Dear Parents/Guardians,


       On behalf of the faculty and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone to Hillside Avenue School for the 2019-2020 academic school year!  I hope everyone is enjyoing the final days of the summer break, and our students are lookign forward to returning to school on Thursday, September 5th.  My summer has been spent working on facility improvements, curriculum work, meeting with parents, preparing schedules, interviewing candidates for staffing ,and ensuring the buidling is ready for students to return.  It has been an extremely busy summer, but I still managed to spend time and take a vacation with my family.

       School and communication are very important, and I encourage you to contact us if and when the need arises.  All school information that we send out via email will be posted on our webpage as: https://www.cranfordschools.org/Domain/13.

       Parent involvement is very important at Hillside Avenue School, and I welcome you to be involved in your child's educational experience.  We invite parents/guardians to attend the Middle School Open House on Thursday, September 12, 2019 and our Elementary Back to School Night on Tuesday, Sepember 17, 2019.  

       As with any summer, there have been changes in staffing at Hillside Avenue School.  I am honored to introduce new staff members:  Ms. Adriane Sforza (Grade 1); Ms. Ashlee Dias (School Nurse); Mrs. Marina Brito (School Counselor); Ms. Catherine Fisco (MS-Japanese); Ms. Nicole Vaccaro (MS-Math); Miss Melissa Moreno (Grade 5); Miss Laura Degnan (MS-Special Education); Ms. Amy Imhof (ES-Spanish); Miss Daniela DeFranco (ES-Special Education); Mrs. Maria Baiada (Lunchroom Supervisior).

       All class placements and schedules will only be available through PowerSchool.  PowerSchool Parent Portal was opened on August 19, 2019 to view this information.  If you had any difficulty with this, please reach out to Mrs. Donna Ross at rossdonn@cranfordschools.org or 908-709-6239.

       Enjoy the remaining days of summer vacation, and we look forward to seeing you ont he first day of school.  




    Kevin Deacon



    Phone: 908-709-6229   Fax: 908-709-6752

    Hillside Avenue School

    125 Hillside Avenue Cranford NJ 07016