September 22, 2014


Dear Parents and Guardians:


I often speak about the need for parents to communicate regularly with their child’s teacher and when appropriate, the district administration. Many studies have indicated that parental involvement has a direct positive effect on student achievement. Moreover, parents have a wealth of wisdom and insights that can be a valuable resource for educators.

These are some of the reasons that I believe that providing a forum for parents to discuss local and national educational issues is likely to benefit our students. This forum will be called “The Superintendent’s Coffee Club” (SCC) and meet monthly from October to May (excluding December and February) from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. at the middle school. To maintain a conversational environment, I will limit the number of participants to ten. To provide an opportunity for a variety of parents to participate, sign-ups (by emailing me at: will be on a monthly basis. The SCC link on the district’s home page will provide additional details.     

Your ideas and insights are valuable; please don’t keep them to yourself. Instead, I hope you will consider sharing them with the school community through the SCC.




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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