Mount Laurel Schools Closed for Remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year
On May 4, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy ordered all schools in the state closed to students for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 Virus. State direction on summer programs such as camps and extended school year curriculum has not yet been announced, but is forthcoming, according to the governor. Updates will appear here and on ourCOVID-19 Updates Webpage.
Board Approves Hiring of Two New Administrators
Board of Education members approved the hiring of two new administrators at the May 19 regular meeting, which was again held virtually and live-streamed over the district's YouTube Channel. Following a lengthy search during which online interviews were held at three levels, Christina Fletcher has been selected as Mount Laurel's new Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. It was a similar process that led to the board's vote to hire Patrice Clark as Larchmont Elementary School's new principal on Tuesday night. Biographical information for each of the new administrators follows.
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Christina Fletcher, a resident of Delran, currently serves as Director of Curriculum and Instruction for North Hanover Schools. She has held that position since 2014. Previously, she was employed by the Robbinsville Public Schools from 2007 to 2014 in various roles, including 8th grade Language Arts Teacher, Middle School Literary Coach, and Supervisor of K-8 Curriculum and Instruction and K-12 Professional Development. She began her career in education as a Kindergarten teacher with the Willingboro School District.
Ms. Fletcher holds a B. A. in Elementary Education from Rowan University and an M. A. from Seton Hall University in Educational Leadership, Management and Policy. She has recently completed a School Administrator Internship at Caldwell University.
She will begin her duties as Mount Laurel’s Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction on July 16, 2020. The district’s search for an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction has been ongoing since the retirement of Dr. Sharon Vitella in January.
Larchmont Elementary School Principal
Patrice Clark, a Willingboro resident, is employed by Willingboro Schools as an Assistant Principal at Levitt Intermediate School. Previously, she held the role of Academic Dean at the Willingboro High School. She began her career in education as a teacher of kindergarten and first-grade students in Blackwood and Fairfield Township Schools.
Ms. Clark holds a B.A. in Sociology and an M.A. in Elementary Education from Rutgers University. She holds her E.D.S. from Seton Hall University, where she is also a doctoral candidate.
She will assume her role as Larchmont’s principal on July 1, 2020, replacing Mrs. Donna Kinn, who has served in an interim capacity throughout the 2019-20 school year.
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During this period of school closure, all school-related activities are canceled.
Issuance of Staff Badges - Mount Laurel School staff badges will not be issued while schools are closed. We will resume badge processing when schools reopen.
New Student Registration Continues Online
New Student Registration - The registration process for new students for the remainder of this year, or next school year, may still be started through our online system found on our Registration Webpage. Please note that documentation processes have changed in light of the closure, and are detailed on that page.
Announcements on Closure Procedures
from Superintendent Dr. George J. Rafferty
School Building Visitors
No students or parents will be permitted in the buildings. All student technology and learning materials were already distributed. However, if you should you have any needs, please contact your school principal.
Virtual School Hours
All school buildings are on a virtual operating plan with school hours in place from 8 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday. Our building principals, school secretaries, guidance counselors, school nurses, and child study team members as well as any other support staff that assist you during the year, will be answering messages, emails, and reaching out to you to help address your questions and/or concerns to support your children. Communication with your teachers and your schools will continue. While e-mails are preferred, all messages left with your school will be returned promptly.
Our administrative buildings are closed to the public at this time in compliance with the state order for social distancing.
Technology Support Services
In the event that you need assistance, please communicate that to your child’s teacher and they will submit a Help Desk Work Order in your name electronically to our technology department. Once received, our technology staff will contact you immediately and directly to resolve your issue. Do not call the technology department directly.
Online Educational Program Schedules
Be sure to check your school's home page frequently for messages from your principal or resources from other staff members or administrators. Revised schedules are linked on each of our school Home Pages.
Distribution of Lunches to Free and Reduced-Price Eligible Families began on Wednesday, March 18. Lunch will be available for pickup on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. at Mount Laurel Hartford School, 397 Hartford Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.
Lunch orders must be placed prior to 8:45 am each day. You will need to submit this form for every eligible student lunch that you wish to order. There will be signage at Hartford School to indicate pickup locations. Families will not need to exit their vehicles.
Has Your Income Been
Impacted by COVID-19?
The Free and Reduced-Price Program is based upon family income. If your income has been impacted by the pandemic, you may be eligible for this program.