Principal's Corner


August 27, 2018

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

Let me begin by expressing how excited we are about being appointed as the principal and vice principal of Cedarbrook K – 8 Center.  Mrs. Deitria Smith-Snead and I are looking forward to working with you as partners to cultivate and build a climate of high expectations and high academic achievement here at Cedarbrook.  During the 2017 – 2018 school year, Cedarbrook K – 8 Center, was identified as a comprehensive school in need of improvement by the New Jersey Department of Education.  As a result, the leadership team has developed a comprehensive Annual School Plan to address the indicators which caused us to be identified as a school in status.  We will present our plan to the community at the “State of the School” presentation in October 2018. 

We are working feverishly to ensure that we are prepared to greet you and welcome you properly on September 6.  We assure you that the building will be neat, clean, orderly and ready to receive you.   
Staff will be available and ready to greet you and provide assistance should you have questions.  The teachers will be outside by 8:05 with their signs that include their class list.  

School opens at 8:00 am on Thursday, September 6, 2018 and Friday, September 7, 2018.  Breakfast is not available on those two days.  We are asking all kindergarten students and their parents to report to school at 9:00 am on September 6, 2018 only.  We will have a special presentation to get their year started off right.  

Beginning Monday, September 10, 2018, breakfast will be available every day.  Breakfast will be served from 7:30 am – 7:55 am.  Please do not drop your students off prior to 7:30 am.  Plainfield Public Schools adopted a mandatory uniform policy in May of 2009.  The uniform policy was implemented for the 2009-2010 school year.  It is mandatory that all students wear a uniform each day.  Please see the attached uniform document for uniform guidelines.   

Your communication with us is very important.  Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, or my office, whenever you have a question or concern.  The school’s phone number is 908-731-4280.


Mr. Mark A. Williams Mrs. Deitria Smith-Snead
Principal Vice Principal
Cedarbrook K – 8 Center Cedarbrook K – 8 Center