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    Mr. Deacon

    Mr. Deacon's Morning Daily Announcement

    Please click on the date: Monday, 3/30/2020

    March 30, 2020 to April 3, 2020

                  Join us for virtual

    spirit week

    Monday - Pajama Day

    Tuesday - Crazy Hat Day

    Wednesday - Silly Sock Day

    Thursday - Spring Fever Day - Be Creative!

    Friday - Cougar Pride Day

    Please have your children take part in the following activities.  Thank you!


               school counseling


    The Cranford School Counseling Department is excited to present to you our new website with videos, activities and resources to support the entire Cranford community's social and emotional wellness!  Please click HERE, there's something for everyone (students; parents/guardians; faculty and staff) and the website will be updated weekly.


    Dear Hillside Avenue School Community,

      It was so wonderful to see so many happy faces yesterday at school.  The warm welcome and kind words really made that day, a different kind of day, feel very special.  As we embark on this new endeavor, we anticipate that there may be some bumps on the road ahead, and we anticipate your patience.  If you have any question or concern, please feel fee to reach out to your child's teacher or administration.  Below are a few reminders about our Emergency Education Planning (Home Instruction Distance Learning):

    • All codes Google Classroom and teacher hours can be found HERE.
    • 6th Grade cycle starts Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  The Google Classroom code for the cycle can be found on the link above.
    • Physical Education and Health classes are using Google classroom as well.  The Google Classroom codes for the PE classes can be found on the link above as well.


    Kevin Deacon




     Emergency Education Plan (Home School Instruction Distance Learning) 

    March 16, 2020 to March 27, 2020 

    Please click HERE for more information, thank you! 





    Student Absence Hotline:  908-709-6983  (24/7 voicemail)

    Main Office: 908-709-6229   Fax: 908-709-6752

    Kevin Deacon - Principal - 908-709-6229 - deacon@cranfordschools.org

    Jennifer Santa - Assistant Principal - 908-709-6239 - santa@cranfordschools.org

              Ashlee Dias - School Nurse - 908-709-6242 - dias@cranfordschools.org

        Single Session or

    half day of school


    K - AM or K - PM* Students

    8:35am - Attendance & Class Begins

    11:15am - Dismissal

    6/19 (PM)*; 6/22 (AM); 6/23 (PM)


    GRADES 1 - 5

    8:35am - Attendance & Classes Begin

    12:35am - Dismissal


    GRADES 6 - 8

    8:05am - Doors Open

    8:15am - Attendance & Classes Begin

    12:30pm - Dismissal 




    Cranford Public School District School Entry Procedures:

    All visitors to our schools will have to have an appointment (advanced notice) to enter the building.

    • No visitors will be granted buidling access (unless they have scheduled appointment) between the following times at each school:  Arrival window:  7:50am - 8:50am and 12:00pm - 2:30pm   Dismissal window:  11:00am - 11:30am and 2:35pm - 3:10pm
    • If you will be picking your child early, you must notify the school main office (908-709-6229) prior to dismissal.  If it is an emergency, call the main office to notify the school.  Students will nit be sent to the main office until a parent or guardian arrives.
    • If a visitor must drop off an item for a student (lunch, homework, etc...), they will be directed to deposit that item in a bin inside the main entry vestibule.  All items must be clearly labeled with the student's name and grade level and will be retrieved by office staff.  Entry into the school building is not permitted.
    • Please click HERE for more information regarding visitor procedures.



    HIB Grades Self-Assessment Letter

    2017-2018 HAS Self-Assessment



     Cranford HIB Letter from the Anti-Bullying Coordinator


    Cranford’s HIB Grades for 2016-2017 As Issued

    by NJ Department of Education





    (908) 709 - 6983


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