Principal's Corner

Dear Parent(s), Guardian(s), and Student(s):

Whether you are new to Cranford High School or returning, the 2017-2018 school year is going to be new and exciting. Year after year, we strive for excellence in the classrooms, the laboratories, the stage, and the fields. I have seen astonishing performances and achievements and I wonder who will be that next student to amaze and wow me with their academic, artistic, musical, or athletic abilities. I have confidence that it will be you, because you are going to plan and prepare for the future...

This summer my friends and I decided to challenge ourselves to complete a forty-five mile backpacking trip where we would be ascending and descending over eighteen thousand feet in three and a half days. For six months, we collaboratively prepared by organizing our materials, identifying shared supplies, researching our trip, setting a schedule, and conditioning to ensure success. During the hike, we all at some point were faced with the physical and mental anguish of possibly not being able to reach our goal. However, due to our preparation and reflection on other difficult obstacles we have faced in life that we overcame, we all completed the journey.

...So, I ask, as a 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grader, how do you plan for your future high school journey? What materials, skills, map, schedule do you need to reach your goals? Who is going to be there to encourage you? How are you going to prepare yourself for college and beyond? Why are you motivated to be the best student possible? How as the principal can I help you?

Stop in and let me know, let your teachers know, let your parents know, let your friends know, let everyone know how you are going to be a success!

I hope that the information on this website is helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to call us if you need further assistance. The staff and I look forward to meeting you at our Open House on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Go Cougars,

Mark Cantagallo

First Day of School

Listed here is the schedule for the first day of school (Thursday, September 7th). Attached you will see the Rotate and Drop Schedule and the Rotation Calendar for the year. This link will bring you to our new deli app, which allows students to pre-order their food for lunch so they do not have to wait in line!!!!

Single Session Schedule for Grades 9-12 for Thursday, September 7, 2017

Period Time
Homeroom     8:00 – 8:20
1 8:24 - 8:52
2 8:56 - 9:24
3 9:28 - 9:55
4 9:59 - 10:26
5 10:30 – 10:57
6 11:01 - 11:28
7 11:32 - 11:59
8 12:03 - 12:30

No lunch period is scheduled for grades 10, 11 or 12. Freshmen and incoming students will remain for lunch and be dismissed at 2:55 p.m.

This year I will be holding a monthly parent information session discussing various school initiatives and working towards improving all aspects of our school. The first will be centered around our new schedule and it will be held on September 18th at 7pm in the high school library.

At the conclusion of block 8, students in grades 10 and 11 will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. New students and freshmen will report to the Martin Gymnasium at 12:35 p.m. There, staff members will meet the students, listen to an outline of the afternoon’s program, and escort students to the cafeteria for a welcoming lunch. Mr. Sorrentino will provide the staff with a detailed itinerary for new students and freshmen for the remainder of the day. 12th grade students will report to the auditorium for a brief Open Campus meeting.

School Info

In addition, important information can be found on the right navigation as well as below. I encourage you to take a few moments to review the following documents, and please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

  1. Homeroom Locations
  2. Guidance Counselor Assignments
  3. Attendance Welcome Letter
  4. Family Life and HIV/AIDS Curriculum and grade 9, grade 11 and grade 12
  5. Dress code
  6. Student Handbook 2017-18 which includes information regarding:
  7. Academic Integrity Procedures (UPDATED)
  8. Final Exam Procedures (UPDATED)
  9. Cranford High School Office Phone Numbers

In addition the following documents are also posted on the side navigation. These forms are optional and should only be returned if you choose to apply.

  • Free and Reduced Lunch Packet (Please complete and return to homeroom teacher if you choose to apply.)
  • Application for Student Accident Insurance (Please complete and return to homeroom teacher if you choose to apply.)

Hard copies will also be available in the main office.

Please take some time to review our entire website at your convenience as it is has a wealth of information.

All students are assigned a locker with a combination lock to secure their school supplies. Please note that due to security reasons, only school issued locks may be used on lockers. We expect that students will keep the lockers neat and clean. Students will be responsible for damages and may be assessed the cost of repair. If, however, students find their lockers have been damaged in any way, they should report it to the main office immediately. In addition, students will need to keep their locks for their high school years. Before they graduate or leave the high school for any other reason, the students must return their locks to us. If students lose a lock or do not return a lock, they will be assessed the replacement cost at the time of loss. This year’s replacement cost is five dollars.

Surveillance Cameras
Cranford High School has security cameras inside the building and around the perimeter of our school to ensure the safety of all staff, students, and visitors and to safeguard our facility from vandalism and theft. Cameras will be used in locations as deemed appropriate by the administration. Video recordings will be reviewed if there is evidence that a violation of board policies, administrative regulations, building rules, or laws has occurred.

Sophomore, Class of 2019


Robin Melleno

Gregg Caverly

Time Event Info

Freshman, Class of 2020


Mike Mangarelli

Denice Schmidt

Time Event Info