SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Scotch Plains–Fanwood High School hosted its 2016 Back-to-School Night Thursday, Sept. 29.

The program provided parents and guardians of students the opportunity to meet teachers and administrators and learn more about their children's' courses and the day-to-day operations of the school.  

Before Back-to-School Night commenced at 6:45 p.m., the Moonglowers, the school's award winning performing jazz band, welcomed parents with a selection of songs they will be performing this school year at various concerts and competitions.  

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Principal David L. Heisey then started a general session in the school's auditorium designed primarily for first-time SPFHS parents/guardians.

Dr. Heisey told the assembled parents that "It was not a night to get information about individual students but a night for teachers to provide an overview of their expectations for the year."

Following the general session parents/guardians were provided a school map and their student's class schedule. Bells signaled the start and end of each class as the adults moved from class-to-class throughout the evening, meeting their children's' teachers and school administrators. For program purposes, however, class periods were abbreviated to 10 minutes. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.