AN UPDATE FROM OUR SUPERINTEDENT
We hope that this email finds you well. Our virtual learning protocols have served us well in these unprecedented times. I would like to thank each and every one of you for doing your part in its success. For parents/guardians who have found themselves in the unfamiliar role as educator, to our faculty and staff who have risen to the occasion and have truly emerged as the day to day heroes we have always known them to be, and our students who have embraced these strange days in their own youthful ways.
To reiterate the March 20 community message, Governor Murphy has directed, "All public, private, and parochial preschool programs, and elementary and secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools, will be closed beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and remain closed as long as the Order remains in effect".
At this point, the reopening of school will be determined by Governor Murphy.
In our attempt to keep things as "normal" as we can under the circumstances, we will be adhering to our established school calendar, and taking a break from virtual learning during the regularly scheduled spring break. The last day of virtual learning will be on Thursday, April 9. Spring break will begin on Friday, April 10. We will resume virtual learning on Monday, April 20.
This week, Governor Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Education recently applied and were granted approval of a waiver from the USDOE providing relief from federally mandated testing for this school year. Therefore the State of New Jersey is cancelling all statewide student assessments (NJSLA) for the spring 2020 testing window.
We will continue to keep you apprised as new information becomes available. In the meanwhile, please be sure to visit the district website www.dvrhs.org/ftsd for updates.
If you have a child or know of a child who will be 5-years old on or before October 1, 2020, please call the school office at
(908) 996-2751, ext. 7209, for registration information.
If you are a student or a parent of a student (ages 3-21) who resides in the sending district of Alexandria Township, Frenchtown Borough, Holland Township, Kingwood Township or Milford Borough, you may be eligible for services. Click on the link below for more information. This notice also applies to migrant and homeless individuals, along with students who may be eligible under Section 504.
6:45 PM Virtual BOE Meeting
3:20 PM - 4:15 PM Sketchbook Club - Cancelled
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM PTO Monthly Meeting