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.

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.

Philadelphia Girls Choir Auditions Coming Here!

Philadelphia Girls Choir Music Director Jeffrey Smith will hold auditions for girls ages seven and older who have not previously auditioned for the Choir at the Hillside School on Thursday, May 28, beginning after school and ending at 5 p.m. Girls interested in joining the Choir's training program will be asked to sing a familiar song and perform a few simple singing exercises. This audition is very informal and will last only a few moments. Those girls selected for a final audition will be notified by mail within the month. These local auditions are open to all girls from the area who meet the above criteria. You need not be a Mount Laurel Schools student.
Permission slips are available here. They should be returned to your child's Mount Laurel School Music Teacher as soon as possible, or completed and e-mailed to Marie Reynolds.

Strobe Lights At All Schools Signal Need To Stay Away

Did you know: That one of the newest security measures at all of Mount Laurel's Schools is a strobe-light system? In the event of a lock-down or lock-out at the school, the strobe lights will be activated to alert everyone to stay away. We will be using the strobe lights for drills as well as actual emergencies. So, if the strobe lights are flashing, stay away. We're either drilling security to keep students and staff safe, or there is an emergency within the school perimeter.
 
The lighting system is designed not only to alert parents and members of the community, but also our staff members who travel from one building to another, or may have left the building. Once our buildings are in Lockdown or Lockout mode, no one is permitted to enter or exit the facility. All exterior doors are locked. In the past, a staff member who may have gone out for lunch might return and use their secure badge to re-enter the building, unaware that the building was in Lockdown or Lockout. The strobe lights will alert them as well as other visitors who might be placed in harm's way by approaching the school during an actual emergency.

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Board of Education


Did you know that the Mount Laurel Board of Education meets, in general, twice each month? All of our agendas are posted prior to our meetings, and our 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 our 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 May 26 at the Hattie Britt Board of Education Offices, 330 Mount Laurel 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

It's May ... a bustling month of activity and learning here in our elementary schools! I hope you will join me in celebrating our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week this month. I know our parent-teacher organizations are generous in their efforts during this special week, hosting special events, filling staff room refrigerators, etc. It is greatly appreciated by all of our staff.
 
In celebrating our "teachers," I include all of our staff members. The important lessons of a young child's life do not always come from the classroom teacher. They are acts of kindness, generosity, compassion, interest or friendship modeled by any one of the adults they encounter each day. Whether my colleagues are in the classroom, the lunch room, the office, behind the wheel of the bus, or in the hallways, we are fortunate to have a staff that provides exemplary role models for our students.
 
Thank you, parents and community members, for insisting upon this high standard of excellence, and working endlessly to support it in your public schools!

Events Calendar

May 25
Memorial Day - Schools Closed
 
May 26
Board of Education
Regular Meeting, Hattie Britt, 7:30 p.m.
  
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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