Principal's Corner

August 2019

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

The 2019-2020 school year is quickly approaching. We hope that you had a wonderful and enjoyable summer.

As Cranford High School moves into the 2019-2020 school year, we have reached even greater heights. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Year 3 of a One to One laptop initiative continues in English classes;
  • Each classroom computer lab is outfitted with computers that have been updated within the past three years;
  • Over the last three years, CHS has almost tripled the number of computers/laptops for student use;
  • We have added another computer lab;
  • We have increased the number of computers in our Photography Lab;
  • Our AP participation rate is in the top 20 % in the state;
  • Our SAT and PSAT scores far exceed the state and national averages;
  • A new Security Window has been added to the CHS entrance. Visitors who are dropping off forms/notes or need to pick up forms will no longer need to enter the second set of entry doors.
  • We will continue to utilize gmail accounts for all students;
  • We continue to look toward improving our school as we stay on the path towards greatness.

  • We have never been more determined to provide all students of all levels with an amazing educational experience. This summer, the entire CHS staff has been preparing for another spectacular school year. As the days of summer come to an end, it is a perfect time to reflect on how far we have come and build upon an even greater vision for the high school.


    A special note to our students:

    Reflect on some of the changes you have experienced in the last year. Looking back, you most likely have experienced growth and changes physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. Growth and change can be challenging with new obstacles to tackle and new responsibilities to assume. Understanding those challenges, we, at Cranford High School, are here to care, encourage and support you through this time. Consider your journey today, and plan for a future that will be a positive, exhilarating, and exciting adventure of learning and exploration. Set goals and achieve them, and always know that we care for you and are here for you.

    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

    First Day Schedule

    Listed below is the schedule for the first day of school (Thursday, September 5th).

    Single Session Schedule for Grades 9-12 for Thursday, September 5, 2019: PDF of Schedule

    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.

  • Grades 10 and 11 will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
  • New students and 9th graders will report to the Martin Gymnasium at 12:35 p.m. Staff members will meet the students, Mr. Sorrentino will provide staff and students with an outline of the afternoon’s program, and PRIDE members will escort them to the cafeteria for a welcoming lunch.
  • 12th grade students will report to the auditorium for a brief Open Campus meeting.
  • Links

    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. Attendance Welcome Letter
    3. Guidance Counselor Assignments
    4. Family Life and HIV/AIDS Curriculum and grade 9, grade 11 and grade 12
    5. Dress code
    6. Student Handbook 2019-20 which includes information regarding:
    7. Academic Integrity Procedures
    8. Final Exam Procedures
    9. Cranford High School Office Phone Numbers

    Additional Info

    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.)
    • This link will bring you to our lunch menu app, which allows students to pre-order their food for lunch so they do not have to wait in line!!!! Link

    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. Due to security reasons, only school issued locks may be used on lockers and this lock should be kept throughout high school and returned upon graduation. Students are expected to keep the lockers neat and clean. Students will be responsible for damages and may be assessed the cost of repair. Any damages to lockers should be reported immediately. Loss of a lock will result in a five dollar replacement fee.

    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.