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 980 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 Technology Club, and the Homework Clubs.

Teachers who helped plan the educational program for our school remain 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, and its members give generously of their time through volunteer efforts.


2016-2017 Class Supply Lists

To view your 2016-2017 Team Specific Supply List, please click HERE.
 
To view your 2016-2017 Related Arts Supply List, please click HERE.
 
To view the 2016-2017 General Grade-Level Supply List, please click HERE.
 

Assignment Letters

Harrington Middle School Team and Homeroom assignment letters were sent via School Messenger e-mail on August 9. Please check the e-mail you supplied to the school for that letter. Assignment letters for Hartford School and each of our Elementary Schools will be sent via the same method on August 22. The Mount Laurel Schools will re-open to students in Grades 1-8 on Wednesday, September 7, and to our new Kindergarten students on Thursday, September 8.
 
 

INCOMING 5TH GRADE ORIENTATION SLIDESHOW

Did you miss the orientation for our incoming 5th graders on June 13th and 14th?  No worries, you can view the PowerPoint Presentation on our website. Click on this link  Incoming 5th Grade PowerPoint Presentation
Remember, Hello Day for our Incoming 5th Graders is Monday, August 29th.  Stay tuned for more information!
 

If It's Summer, It Must Be Time For Summer Reading Lists!

Mount Laurel's Summer Reading Program includes suggested books for students in Grade 1-7. Students are encouraged to create a log of books read for discussion in class in the Fall. Please recognize that your child may select a book that is not on the suggested list that fits his or her individual interests and reading level. Should you have questions about the Summer Reading Program, please contact your school office, which will be open throughout the summer. The following letters to parents detail the program by grade level. The suggested list is also linked below.
 

Superintendent Rafferty's Blog

Superintendent Rafferty's Blog

Shared reflections and astute observations about your elementary schools can be found in Mr. George Rafferty's Blog. Check it out!

Criteria For Advanced Math Placement, 2016-17

Advanced placement criteria for math placement has been revised and may be found on our Advanced Placement Webpage.

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.

These forms can be obtained at school by clicking on the link on the right side of this page “Grade 5-8 Physical Form”

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. (Link is on right side of this page.)

morning drop-off and bus transportation Information

  Students are expected to travel to and from school on their assigned bus. If you choose to drive your child to school, please do so after 7:45 a.m. as supervision is not available until that time. 
If your child wishes to go to another student’s home, please make arrangements to transport your child after school hours. The district’s responsibility is to transport students to and from their home. Please do not request your child ride a different bus. If an emergency arises, you may make an emergency request in writing to the principal the morning of. Approval is contingent on space on the requested bus. The note should include the date and reason, and parent signature. We also require a note from the adult whose home your child is being transported.

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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

Back To School
The Mount Laurel Schools will re-open to students in Grades 1-8 on Wednesday, September 7, and to our new Kindergarten students on Thursday, September 8. In the meantime, while we are officially on "summer break," our administrative offices are open all summer, and our schools are packed with students taking part in camps, computer courses, and theater productions.
 
Online Registration Is Here!
Registering your child in a new school system is one of the more stressful factors involved in family relocation. We understand that. So we are hopeful that our new online registration system will help to ease that burden somewhat. Here, you will find all of the forms you will need, including many that can be completed online.
Should you have questions, please contact our Summer Registrar, Anne Lazaris, at 856-235-0422, ext. 1525.
 
 
Central Registration
Our district Central Registration for new students for the 2016 - 2017 School Year is now open and is housed at the Margaret L. Haynes Transportation and Learning Center, 354 Mount Laurel Road, Mount Laurel. The office will be open from Monday through Thursday only, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Here's more information.
 
Have a Happy & Safe Summer!
 

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

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