Superintendent, Beth Norcia



Dear Parents and Families of Maple Shade,


Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year. The beginning of school is always my favorite time of year. It is the start of new and exciting adventures and opportunities for all of us.  Our first day for all students is Monday, September 9th, with a 2 hour delayed opening of school in each of the 4 buildings. Please see the bottom of this letter for start times for each of the schools. Our new staff members are hired, ready and eager to start.  Curriculum has been reevaluated by our master teachers, just waiting for our students to experience the learning that it holds.  

We will have some new faces in each of our four schools. New teachers and assistants await our children. Steinhauer School welcomes Mr. Josh Zagorski, previously our Director of Stem Education, as our new proud principal.  Mr. Zagroski started July 1, 2019 and has spent the summer planning many new adventures for our staff and students. We have two new administrators at Maple Shade High School. Mrs. Sarah Cervo will be a vice principal working with our  9th and 10th grade students and Dr. Roger Jack will be the vice principal working with our 7th and 8th grade students.  


As we open a new school year, I cannot help but be appreciative of  our whole school community. Our new roofs and security vestibules are a reminder and an example of how fortunate  we are to be part of a town that values education. I am excited and proud of the changes we will see in our schools over the next two years. On behalf of the entire Board of Education and the district administration, faculty and staff, we thank you for all of your support and we look forward to seeing you at the start of school and the following Back to School Nights:

                       Howard Yocum Elementary                September 26, 2019

                       Maude Wilkins Elementary               September 23, 2019

                       Steinhauer School                               September 24, 2019

                       Maple Shade High School                  September 19, 2019


Sincerely, Beth Norcia, Superintendent IMPORTANT 2 HOUR DELAY INFORMATION: *No breakfast will be served but lunch will be served *Bus Pickups will be 2 hours later than normal

PreSchool Full Day 11:00am 
Yocum 10:53am
Wilkins 10:18am
Steinhauer 9:48am 
High School 9:28am