November 2014


Dear Parents and Guardians:


The faculty and administration is determined to provide a school climate and culture imbued with respect and free of harassment, intimidation and bullying. To help us create a positive school culture, during the month of October we recognized School Violence Awareness Week and Red Ribbon Week. Both were opportunities for students and staff to recognize that respect for others is a priority. Moreover, the Heart of the Hornet Club is successfully promoting a positive school climate at the elementary school. 

To support these efforts, I encourage parents to regularly talk to their children about respect for others and what to do if they or someone they know is bullied. Students are asked to report HIB concerns to their teacher or principal immediately.

Conferences with teachers begin this month for all district parents. Since all conferences will be scheduled through Realtime, you will need to log onto the parent portal to schedule a time and date to meet your child’s teacher. All parents should have received a letter (sent home with their child) explaining the simple process of scheduling a conference. Please contact the school if you need another copy of the letter.

Finally, our first Superintendent’s Coffee Club was held on October 20. Our topic was student writing proficiency over the past 40 years. We’ll meet again on November 18 to discuss the Common Core State Standards as they pertain to math and the implications for homework. Please email me if you would like to participate.  Space is limited.

Once again, I thank you for all your efforts to make Hardyston the best for students!





Richard R. Corbett, Ed. D.


You will be receiving the school calendar/handbook once school starts; however, you might like to know the dates of some activities already planned for the beginning of the school year:

September 18
Back To School Night                         
7:00 PM-Grades PreK-MD-K-4(ES)    

September 22              
Back To School Night                         
7:00 PM-Grades MD-5-8 (MS)

October 13                 
School Closed for Students                 
(In-Service Day for Teachers)

November 6, 7                       
NJEA Convention                               
School Closed

November 19, 20, 21  
Parent Conferences- ES/MS                
12:35 PM Dismissal – MS
1:15 PM Dismissal – ES 

November 24, 25        
Parent Conferences- MS only             
12:35 PM Dismissal – MS

November 26              
Early Dismissal Day                           
12:35 PM Dismissal – MS

1:15 PM Dismissal – ES

November 27, 28        
Thanksgiving Recess                          
School Closed

December 23              
Early Dismissal Day                           
12:35 PM Dismissal – MS
1:15 PM Dismissal – ES


We encourage you to visit our website at to stay abreast of all the happenings of the Hardyston School District.   Our parent portal is an excellent source for information regarding your student’s academic progress.  Please refer to the instructions for the Realtime Parent Portal located on our website.








Important Links


2014 Student-Parent Handbook

Welcome Back Parent Packet

Free-Reduced Lunch Application

2014-2015 Calendar

September, 2014

October, 2014

November, 2014




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