Mount Laurel Hartford School

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397 Hartford Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  |  P: 856-231-5899  |  F: 856-222-1221

Welcome to Hartford School!

Mr.Marques Stanard
Principal
The Mount Laurel Hartford School is home to approximately 940 students in Grades 5 and 6, and 125 staff members, each school day. Daily instruction in the curriculum areas is enhanced at Hartford School through special curricular projects conducted at both the fifth and sixth-grade levels during the course of the school year. Students increase academic skills through participation in curriculum-related clubs such as the Math Tutoring Club and the Homework Clubs.
 
Teachers who helped plan the educational program for our school rem.ain committed to guiding our student body towards the attainment of high educational goals. The Mount Laurel Hartford School benefits greatly from the network of support built and consistently maintained by parents and community members. Our Parent-Teacher organization has assisted with many school projects, helping to fund many of our after school clubs, and  their members give generously of their time through volunteer effort.
 

READ ACROSS AMERICA! March 1 & 2

In honor of Read Across America on March 1-2, we have a wonderful author coming in to speak to our students named Ty Drago.  If you would like to order one or more autographed books for your child, please see the order form under the "Flyers/Forms" tab on the website!  Order forms and payment are due no later than Friday, February 16. 
 
Our Read Across America Dress Up Days are as follows:
 
Monday, 2/26 - Fox in Sockswear crazy socks!
Tuesday, 2/17 - Cat in the Hat: wear a funky hat!
Wednesday, 2/28 - Green Eggs & Ham: dress in green!
Thursday, 3/1 - Character Costume: dress up like your favorite book character! Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes during lunch periods
Friday, 3/2 - Snuggle Up with a Good Book: pajama day!
 
 

Kindergarten and First-Grade Roundup in March

Registration of children who will enter kindergarten next September will be held at Mount Laurel Schools during the week of March 12. At the same time, any student who is currently attending a private kindergarten but will be coming to Mount Laurel's first-grade classes in September should also be registered. Kindergarten/First-Grade Roundup will be held on Monday, March 12; Tuesday, March 13; Thursday, March 15; and Friday, March 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Larchmont, Parkway, Springville and Hillside Schools. Countryside School and Fleetwood School registration will be on the same days from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. An evening registration will be held on Wednesday, March 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at all six schools for parents who cannot attend during the day. Students should be registered at the school they will attend based on the district's geographic attendance plan.

 

Low Cost Preschool Program Offered for 2018-2019 School Year

Mount Laurel Township Schools offer a low-cost preschool program for a limited number of four to five-year-old children each year. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year. Classes will be held in our district elementary school buildings. These Preschool Inclusion classes will enroll preschoolers with disabilities along with their peers in order to provide public school opportunities according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
 
 
A Path to Success 2030: Next Steps
The Community Survey soliciting opinion on a new three-year plan for the Mount Laurel Schools has closed, and the data collected is being analyzed. The final step in our Strategic Planning Initiative is to form committees to begin drafting the action plans for each of the eight categories identified as priorities in the public sessions held in December and January. They are: Students, Special Needs, Curriculum & Instruction, Community, Teachers & Staff, Full-Day Kindergarten, Facilities and Communication.
 
 
Attention, Parents: You may not use our online registration system to enroll your child for the 2018-2019 school year at this time. Any information input now for next year will be lost when we roll-over the system for next year. Please wait until you see notification here that 2018-2019 enrollment systems are ready for use!

Mount Laurel's Online Registration System for New Students

For your convenience, Mount Laurel School District utilizes an online service where you can complete necessary registration forms at your convenience. At this time, you may only use this system to register new students for the current school year. Do not register students for the 2018-2019 school year until the annual rollover takes place on March 12, 2018. To do so will lose all of your information and you will be required to repeat the process. The registration process is not complete until you bring the originals of the required documents to the school for verification.
 
 
 
  • Because so many of our parents commute long distances to work each day, we send these calls out beginning at 5 a.m., so that childcare arrangements can be made.
We will not call you
earlier than 5 a.m.
  • Make sure to check our Facebook and Twitter Pages, and our district and school web pages for updates.
 
How Will I Be Advised of Winter Weather Changes?

If it snows … or other weather conditions cause us to close schools or announce a two-hour delayed opening, here’s how you will know:

Through School Messenger, we call your primary phone number as listed in our Power School Student Information System with a recorded message. If we have cell numbers for you, it goes to them also. We send an e-mail to any e-mail address listed in your account and we text the message to your cell numbers, as long as you have opted-in to receive those messages. To opt-in for texts, simply text the word subscribe to the number 68453 from your cell phone.

 
 

Sports Physicals Procedures

All students who participate in intramural school sports (basketball, cross country, fitness, kickball, orienteering, wiffle ball, yoga) must have on file in the Health Office a physical exam done within 12 months of the start of the sport. This exam must be completed on the State Department of Education’s Approved Pre-Participation Physical Examination Form. (Have your child check with the school nurse if you think a current physical is on file here).

Once these forms are received at Hartford, they then need to go to our school physician for clearance. This process may take up to TWO WEEKS. Your child will not be able to participate in the club until he/she is cleared by our school physician.

All necessary forms can be obtained at the school or by clicking below:

Grade 5-8 Physical and Athletic Participation Packet.pdf

Student Safety Act Fact Sheet.pdf
 

Cardiac pamphlet.pdf

 
 

Please note that these forms are valid for one calendar year from the date of the exam, and not the date that the forms were filled-out.

If your child’s physical exam was done more than 90 days before the start of the sport, a separate Health History Update Questionnaire must be completed. Click here Health History Update.pdf

How May We Help You?

Just looking for a quick and basic guide to specific information about our schools? The links below will provide you with the basics on the topics listed. Don't see something you wish was here? Just yell! We'll get it up right away for you.
Registering Your Child
Contact Information

Events Calendar

Here's What's Happening at Hartford!

3/1 & 2 - Read Across America (Please see website for more info!)
3/1 - PTO Meeting @ HMS 7:00 pm
3/5 - Wawa Hoagie Coupon Sale
3/7 - Early Dismissal @12:10 pm / Afternoon Conferences
3/8 - Early Dismissal @12:10 pm / Evening Conferences
3/9 - Schools Closed/Teacher In-service
3/22 - Early Dismissal @12:10 / Teacher In-Service
3/22 - PTO Pretzel Sale
3/25 - March Madness @ Lenape HS (Ticket Order Form under "Flyers/Forms" Tab)
3/28 - Drama Club Performance 6:30 pm
3/30 - Schools Closed / Good Friday & Eve of Passover
4/2-6 - Schools Closed / Spring Break
4/9 - School Reopens
4/9 - Wawa Hoagie Coupon Sale
4/9-13 - PTO Scholastic Book Fair
4/27 - Report Cards Issued

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Anti-Bullying

NJ DOE Self-Assessment under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights District and School Grade Report

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Kelly Neiman
Mount Laurel Hartford School
397 Hartford Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone - 856-231-5899

Student & Parent Info

School Hours:
8 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Early dismissal: 12:10 p.m.

Hartford School's Anti-Bullying Specialists are MaryBeth Perella and Marc Cianfrani,
397 Hartford Road, 856-231-5899

Local Weather

Current Conditions:
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SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Mount Laurel Special Education Parent Advisory Committee is seeking to increase parent membership from each of our district schools.  Parent representatives will assist the district in planning parent workshops.  In addition, members will serve as a liaison between district administrators and community members in order to support students with special needs.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Dr. Diane Willard for additional information at dwillard@mtlaurelschools.org
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HARTFORD CLUBS & ACTIVITIES 2017-2018

For a complete list of clubs and activities at Hartford this year, click here: Hartford Clubs 2017-18
Permission slips for clubs that are currently forming are available under the "Flyers/Forms" tab.