Superintendent Message

  • August 6, 2019

    Dear Parents/Guardian:


    As we look forward to another successful school year, we want to thank you in advance for allowing us the opportunity to educate your child(ren). The Lawnside community has continuously demonstrated its support of the school district, and for that we are extremely thankful. We will continue with the theme “Exploring Our Possibilities and Embracing Our Journey”. The Chinese Proverb states, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. Thus, reminding us we must remain focused on the uniqueness of our children and their need for our support as they journey through life. Our commitment is to providing the children of Lawnside with the best possible education so they may eventually come to achieve success in life.

     Improving academic achievement is an essential goal of our school district. We ask that you continue to partner with us in achieving the district goals below that were developed by the Lawnside Board of Education:

    Goal #1:  Continue to engage with our community.

    Goal #2:  Development and implement programs that increase academic achievement and social/emotional learning.

    Goal #3:  Increase ELA and Math scores by 5% on the NJSLA tests.

    One important step in assisting us in achieving these goals is to have you children arrive at school on time daily (prior to 8:30 a.m.). Additionally, we humbly request that you refrain from picking students up early from school (prior to the 3:10 p.m.), as this causes a continuous interruption to instruction at the end of the day.

    Parents and students are invited to attend the Annual Back To School Bonanza on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 12 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. The school year officially begins for students on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Students may report to school at 8:00 a.m. and will be dismissed promptly at 12:45 p.m. Breakfast and Lunch will remain free for all students during the 2018-2019 school year pending the return of the Household Information Survey which should be returned by Friday, September 13, 2019. Open House will be on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Homeroom assignments are on the front envelop of this letter.

     I look forward to seeing everyone at some point throughout the school year and again thank you in advance for your continued support. Please check our website for informational updates throughout the school year at


    Ronn H. Johnson, Ed.D.