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District Announcements

  • Professional Development Day, October 12, 2015

    Just a friendly reminder that Monday, October 12th is a Professional Development Day for staff. All schools are closed for students.

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  • Congratulations Mr. Mazzacca and Coach Schell

    We are proud to announce that Mr. Art Mazzacca has been named Passaic County Athletic Director of the Year and Coach Gus Schell has been recognized as Passaic County Coach of the Year. Both men will be honored at a dinner in October 2015. Go Bears!!

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  • Parent Training Series

    The Office of Special Services will begin their parent training series in October, 2015. These programs will be held at Jefferson School and are open to all parents of students with special needs. Please see the attached flyer for more detailed information.

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  • Parent Portal Contact Information

    All parents are requested to login to the Parent Portal and ensure that all contact information is accurate. This contact information will be used for all Emergency Notifications during the 2015-2016 school year. Thank you for your cooperation.

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  • Student Accident Insurance

    We wish to emphasize that the school district does not provide health or accident insurance for injuries to your child at school. If you do not have insurance, we encourage you to review the attached student accident insurance information.

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  • Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

    Please click on the title above to view the Free and Reduced Lunch Applications.

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For Parents

Hawthorne Public Schools

  • District Mission Statement

    The mission of the Hawthorne Public School District is to provide a safe and challenging learning environment that fosters a love of learning. In doing so, pupils shall be able to reach their maximum potential in accordance with their specific individual needs, abilities and talents. By providing meaningful experiences, Hawthorne students will develop heightened communication skills, acquire knowledge of citizenship and economic responsibility, make meaningful connections and function successfully as active participants in a complex, changing global world community. 

    District Philosophy Statement

    The philosophy of the Hawthorne Public School District reflects the belief that education encourages the development of a self-directed, aware, and integrated individual who is capable of continued growth toward maximum potential. In addition to an education that stresses lifelong 21st century skills, the Hawthorne School District encourages pupils to think critically and creatively, to appreciate aesthetic experiences, to develop a positive self-image, to respect fellow human beings, and to be prepared for useful participation in society. As an integral part of public education, the curriculum is responsive to the sociological, technological, and civic changes in our ever expanding and evolving global society. 

    The schools and the greater community have the joint responsibility of creating a suitable climate for learning. The schools, in an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation, offer programs to stimulate all pupils to explore and to exercise fully the capabilities of both mind and body. The community has the responsibility for helping to create and provide the environment and facilities that foster a desire to learn.