Mount Laurel Schools

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330 Mount Laurel Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  |  P: 856-235-3387  |  F: 856-235-1837
Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School

Welcome to the Mount Laurel Schools!

Inspiring Potential. Enriching Futures.
"The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue."
Edward R. Murrow

Mount Laurel's Board of Education and Administration have established policies and procedures that dictate transparency in all aspects of our operation. You will find board of education meeting agendas, exhibits and minutes posted here each month. Our annual district budget, guides to the curriculum used in our programs and our complete district policy manual are also posted.

But, as Edward R. Murrow noted long before the advent of the Internet, misinformation often travels swiftly. We hope that our website opens the door to conversation with those who use it. If ever you come to this site to confirm information you have heard and are unable to find that validation, please use this link to contact us and pose the question directly. As partners in the education of the children of Mount Laurel, it is incumbent upon each of us to make intelligent use of the tools we have at our disposal.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Mount Laurel Township School District is to prepare all children to be successful citizens and workers in the 21st century. As aligned with the New Jersey Curriculum Content Standards, this includes educating students to read with comprehension, write clearly, compute accurately, think critically, reason, discover, innovate, collaborate, and use information to solve problems.

All Parents: Important Notice About Placement Notices

"We're away and can't get to the mail ... Can you tell me my child's teacher?"
"The mail has been running late in our area and everyone else has their assignment letter. Can you give me the information by phone?"
"It's really sort of crazy in this day and age to have to wait for a letter to arrive ..."
 
Each August, our phones ring steadily with comments like those above. And we get it. There's really no reason we should not begin the process of class assignment notification via e-mail. That is, unless you have not supplied us with a working e-mail for each of your children. Or, obviously if you have no access to Internet or e-mail.
 
So, this year, all class assignment letters will come to you by e-mail.
 
Here's the schedule:
  • Harrington House Announcement e-mail will be sent on August 17. New students: watch for this because you will need it to know which Orientation session to attend on August 26
  • Hartford Team Assignment e-mail will be sent on August 24. Fifth-Graders: You'll need this to know which Hartford Hello Day session to attend on September 1.
  • All Elementary e-mails will be sent on August 28.

Please use this form to supply us with a primary and secondary e-mail address, if you do not have a valid one on file with us now.

If you have no access to Internet or e-mail, please notify your school office that you must continue to receive assignment letters by mail.
 
Parents: Important Changes in Sports Physical Requirements. Please Read If Your Child Will Participate in Fall Sports!
The laws governing sports physicals have changed at the state level and are extremely stringent. All sports physical forms must now undergo an additional level of review by our district physician. Implementation of these laws may actually preclude some students from participating if guidelines are not followed. 
 
Here are three very important factors to consider this year:
 
1.) Sports physicals will not be offered in our schools this summer. These physicals must be completed either by your family physician, or at the medical facility of your choice. Some suggested facilities are listed below.
 
2.) The deadline for submission of sports physicals is August 14 for any student planning on trying out for Fall Interscholastic Sports. Physicals submitted in September will not be processed in time for the fall sports season.
 
3.) Parents should be aware that sports physicals submitted will only be accepted if the examining doctor has signed the statement that he/she has completed the required professional development module on cardiac assessment. We are required to return any physical paperwork to the parent/student if this statement is not signed by the doctor.
 
Find more information and the complete Sports Physical Packet at this link.

Board of Education


The Mount Laurel Board of Education meets, in general, twice each month. All of our agendas are posted prior to our meetings, and minutes are posted on the Board Meeting page once they have been approved. All presentations from staff and administrators made during board meetings are also posted on the meeting page for your review. Stay in the know ... visit that page often!

Board Meetings

The Board of Education's Regular monthly meeting will be held on June 16 at Hartford School, 397 Hartford Road. These meetings are open to the public. The Board welcomes public participation in meetings, and you will find complete agendas and minutes on our webpage throughout the year.

Superintendent

 
As we enter the last month of the school year for 2014-2015, I reflect on our progress as a district, and also on the many goals we have set for next year. There are numerous successes in our public schools daily, and students are constantly learning and growing. In fact, this is one of the most exciting times in educational history that I have witnessed.
Our students are making great strides in the use of technology and our hands-on STEM programs are creating many innovative thinkers. Just listen to what one of our students has to say about her own creativity in this video from our Inventive and Creative Thinking class at Harrington. It is powerful when a student makes a personal discovery of this magnitude.
It is also important that we offer students of all ages the opportunity to hone their skills in a variety of ways. This year, Countryside students planted a full vegetable and herb garden in our Outdoor Classroom. They've been blogging about the progress of their plants. Springville third-grade students are involved in a pilot called "Jump Start June," where they actually "move up" to fourth-grade work during the month of June and take home summer materials that will give them a head-start in September.
These are just a few examples of our progress this year. As we begin to close out the school year, I look forward with great anticipation to what our students and staff will achieve in 2015-2016.
 
 

Events Calendar

June 9
Incoming 5th-Grade Orientation for
Parkway, Countryside & Larchmont
Students & Parents 7:00 p.m.
 
June 10
Incoming 5th-Grade Orientation for
Springville, Fleetwood & Hillside
Students & Parents 7:00 p.m.
 
June 16
Board of Education
Regular Meeting, Hartford School, 7:30 p.m.
 
June 22
Harrington Middle School
8th-Grade Graduation
5:15 p.m. Phoenix
7:30 p.m. Zephyr
 
June 23
Harrington Middle School
8th-Grade Graduation
5:15 p.m. Oasis
7:30 p.m. Everest
 
June 23
Last Day of School for Students
Early Dismissal

Quick Links

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 a basic fact sheet on the topics listed. Don't see something you wish was here? Just yell! We'll get it up right away for you.

Registering a child new to the district

Kindergarten registration
Job Opportunities - Certified

Job Opportunities - Support and Substitute
2014-15 One-Page School Calendar

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Web Administrator Janet Moretti

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Anti-Bullying

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

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