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 950 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.


Register New Students Early - Central Registration July 5 to September 7

Don’t wait until the end of summer to register new students! Classes are formed and bus routes developed throughout the summer. Late registrations impact class sizes and may result in transportation delays for your child So, if you are new to the area, or are registering a new student for the first time in Mount Laurel, please do so as soon as possible. Click here to access our Online Registration System to begin the process.
 
Our Central Registration Office is open this summer at the Margaret L. Haynes Center at 354 Mount Laurel Road every Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
That office will be open from July 5 to September 7. Before and after those dates, registration will take place at the school your child will attend. Please note that transportation services will be delayed by two days for any student registered on September 3 or later.
 

Mount Laurel Students Win Fire Safety Poster Contest

  Mount Laurel Hartford students, along with students from Countryside, Parkway and Hillside Elementary schools, were honored at the March 28 Board of Education meeting for their winning entries in the statewide annual Fire Safety Poster Contest. The five local winners could advance through county and state level judging if selected. View more photos in our Photo Gallery.

ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Grant Funds Student Eco Research

Mount Laurel Hartford School was recently the recipient of a $1,000 grant from CrossAmerica Partners funded through the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance. The grant is being utilized by Fifth-Grade Teachers Chris Newman and Crystal Dyer. They wrote the 5th-grade curriculum last summer and are piloting it this year before full implementation by the whole grade next year. In the photos below, students in Mr. Newman's class utilize terrariums purchased by grant funds each day to make observations. They have been studying producers, consumers, and decomposers and their relationships in an ecosystem and they’ve been examining the resources necessary for life (water, air, etc…). 

Register for Summer Coding/Robotics Classes Early

 Coding/Robotics classes offered by Mount Laurel's Community Education Department tend to fill-up quickly. While you have the time, check out the classes taught by Mr. Handley at Hartford School and register now.
 
 
 

Do You Have A Little One Joining Us Next Year?

If you live in Mount Laurel and your child will be five years old or or before October 1, 2017, you may register your child to attend kindergarten next year at any time. Parents should register their children at the school they will attend. If you are unsure of your sending area school, check this link or call district Administrative Offices at (856) 235-3387.

This year, the registration process begins online, where you can fill-out all of the necessary forms in advance. Our 2017-18 online registration system is now available. Access it here. The registration process is not completed until you bring the originals of the required documents to the school for verification. For more information on the documents required, visit our Registration webpage.

Please note: If you are a new resident and are registering a child for the current school year (2016-17), use this link.

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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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

Hello Day for Incoming 5th Graders is Thursday, August 31st
Two Sessions - 10 AM & 1 PM
Students attend one of these sessions based on their Team Assignment
Stay tuned!
 
Have a Safe, Healthy & Happy Summer! 
 

The Latest News

 

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!

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

Register for Summer Computer Classes Early

Computer classes offered by Mount Laurel's Community Education Department tend to fill-up quickly. While you have the time, check out the classes taught by Mr. Handley at Hartford School and register now.
 

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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