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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians, and Students,


It is with great excitement that I welcome everyone to the 2021-2022 academic school year! I hope everyone is enjoying the final days of the summer break, and our students are looking forward to another wonderful school year. This year we will be returning to full days of school which will include lunch.


As with any summer, there have been changes in staffing here at Hillside Avenue School. First and foremost I would like to introduce our new Assistant Principal Nicole Vaccaro. We are very honored and excited to have Mrs. Vaccaro move into this new role.  


I am also pleased to introduce our new staff members:

Mr. Bregartner - 8th grade Social Studies, Ms. Calamia - 4th Grade Leave Replacement, Ms. Elmalah - Elementary Special Education, Ms. Maes - Elementary Special Education, Mrs. Quinty - Middle School Math,  Ms. Petrucci - Middle Special Education; Ms. Rendine - Kindergarten and Ms. Synhorst - CST Psychologist.


On Fridays, I will continue to send via email the Friday Newsletter. I encourage you to read this every Friday  as it contains important school information and updates. All school information that we send out via email will be posted on the website as well (https://has.cranfordschools.org/). Parent involvement is very important at Hillside Avenue School, and I welcome you to be involved in your child’s educational experience. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out.   


Enjoy the remaining days of summer vacation, and we look forward to seeing you on the first day of school.


Sincerely yours,


Kevin Deacon