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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians,


   On behalf of the faculty, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone to Hillside Avenue School for the 2020-2021 academic school year! It has definitely been a different kind of summer planning for this 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. 


   All class placements and schedules will only be available through PowerSchool.  The PowerSchool Parent Portal will open on August 31, 2020, @ 12pm, to view this information. If you have any difficulty with this, please reach out to Mrs. Ross at rossdonn@cranfordschools.org or 908-709-6239.

   School and home communication are very important, and I encourage you to contact us if and when the need arises. 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. 

 As with any summer, there have been changes in staffing here at Hillside Avenue School. I am honored to introduce new staff members: Ms. Mihansky- 7th Grade Language Arts, Ms. Miller - 8th Grade Language Arts, Ms. Cepparulo - 2nd Grade Maternity Leave, Mr. Appuzio - MS Special Education Maternity Leave, Mr. DiFabio- Elementary Music Maternity Leave, and Ms. Moreno moved to 1st grade. 

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

   Continue to be on the lookout for more information regarding the week of September 8th.   


Kevin Deacon



Phone: 908-709-6229   Fax: 908-709-6752

Hillside Avenue School

125 Hillside Avenue Cranford NJ 07016