Welcome back to the 2014-15 school year

Welcome back to the 2014-15 school year; I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable summer. Below are a number of documents which you will find informative. The majority of school based information will be sent to you by your child’s school. I look forward to a wonderful school year.

2014-15 Informational Letter to Parents (School Calendar, School Closing and Delayed School Openings)

Emergency Procedures

HIB Yearly letter to Parents

Honeywell Instant Alert Instructions

Parents’ Open Agenda with Dr. Carrick.

The Cranford Police Department has established a “School Route Plan” for prescribing all elementary school children a recommended route to and from school.

Cranford Police Department “School Route Plan”

The Cranford Police Department has established a “School Route Plan” for prescribing all elementary school children a recommended route to and from school. The “School Route Plan” maps include locations of existing guards and signalized intersections. We would like the school s to encourage their students to use the approved school routes and to disseminate this material to their parents. It will be the responsibility of the parents to instruct their children to follow the routes so they will benefit from the protection which is provided.

Cranford Police Department School Route Plan

Summer Reading List and Math Packets 2014

As you prepare for your summer schedule, please take a few minutes to schedule time for math and reading activities.  Research is clear, students can experience “summer loss” that can be equivalent to three months of learning if they don’t read throughout the summer.
The purpose of these resources is to encourage students to become lifelong readers and mathematicians and to provide them fun and engaging ways to practice their reading and math skills. Elementary school children should read, or be read to, each and every day.  If this is hard with your busy schedule, please set goals for your children in grades K-2 to read (or be read to) 60 minutes a week and children in grades 3-8 should be reading at least 120 minutes per week.  Math packets have been included to provide students the opportunity to reinforce math skills and concepts.  Please click on link below:

Summer Reading List and Math Packets 2014

Cranford Schools’ Mission Statement

CRANFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
2013-2014 Mission Statement
The Cranford Public Schools promotes Pre K – Grade 12 education as a shared responsibility
among students, educators, administrators, parents and community.
The Cranford Public Schools strives to create a safe, caring, and rigorous learning environment
responsive to the individual needs and interests of our students offering programs of studies
consistent with the Common Core State Standards, New Jersey Core Curriculum Content
Standards and 21st Century College and Career Readiness.
Central to our programs are relevant, real-world learning experiences that stimulate and
encourage curiosity, effective communication, goal setting and problem-solving skills while
providing opportunities that promote creativity, self-expression, physical/emotional wellness and
an appreciation of diversity.
All students are provided with personalized learning experiences and critical thinking skills
needed to become thoughtful, responsible and productive citizens making contributions in local
and global contexts fostering respect and accountability in all of their actions.