Dear Students and Parents:

On behalf of the staff at Toms River High School North, I would like to take this opportunity to personally welcome you back, as well as extend a special welcome to the Class of 2025. We, at North, view your years with us as a partnership where we will provide the staff and resources which, combined with your talents and efforts, will enable you to grow academically, personally, and socially. We look forward to continuing to challenge your scholarly development in each curriculum area. We also offer a wide variety of extra-curricular and athletic activities which all serve to enhance our strong academic program. We encourage you to get involved in all our school has to offer which will not only insure your years here to be rewarding and fulfilling, but also help you catch the blue and gold “Spirit of the Mariner”!

During the first full week of school, freshmen and sophomores will be offered a Student Handbook which contains useful information including time schedules, club activities, athletic offerings, school rules and regulations, and pertinent Board of Education policies. WE ASK PARENTS TO PLEASE REVIEW THE INFORMATION IN THIS HANDBOOK WITH YOUR CHILD. Handbooks for juniors and seniors are available upon request. The student code of conduct is now available online. If you have any questions once you read the handbook or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact a school administrator. Additional school policies and procedures are available on our school’s website at www.trschools.com.


Additional information can be found on your parent portal. It will be open by Friday, August 27th. Students, please report to that room to pick up your schedule on the first day of school. Note: Homeroom and your period one class are the same. ROOM CODES: G01, G02, etc. -- Gymnasium

A, B, C, D, E, F …. Refer to wing locations

SCHOOL OPENS on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. The opening drop off period is from 7:00 – 7:10 A.M. with homeroom starting at 7:15 A.M. On September 8th, students should report to their homeroom.


Vocational School begins on Wednesday, September 8th with a full day. Vocational buses will depart from and arrive at our main entrance by door number 1.

VISIT THE SCHOOL NIGHT is Thursday, September 23rd, 2021. Further details will be mailed at a later date.

CLOSED LUNCHES will be in effect again; only seniors (Class of 2022) will have the privilege of an open campus for lunch during 4th period lunch. All other students MUST remain in our cafeterias to eat each day.

I look forward to working with you this year. I hope the closing days of summer are safe and enjoyable. See you September 8th!

Ed Keller


We are looking forward to welcoming our newest Mariners of the Class of 2025! Orientation will take place tomorrow, Thursday, August 26th in the RWJ Barnabas Health Arena. You may attend either one of two sessions, 9:00 am or 6:00 pm. Please park in our student parking lot, Lot C and enter the building through the doors at Gate B. Due to the construction currently being completed, please refrain from entering the rest of our school building, unless you have business in the main office or guidance. If so, please use our main entrance near Door 1. We encourage parents to come with their students for this informative day.

This program is designed to help ease the transition into high school. Students will also have an opportunity to check out many of our student clubs and activities. It is always a wonderful start to the school year! We look forward to meeting all of you!


If you are being transported to school on a bus, your bus pass will be available in the Genesis Parent Portal. You will be notified when to check the portal to print the bus pass. This can be done from the documents tab. Your child must show this pass to his/her bus driver on the first day of school. ALLOW YOURSELF EXTRA TIME TO BE AT YOUR BUS STOP. You must wait at the stop address listed.

AM Arrival Procedures:

  • All students who ride the bus and walkers who arrive prior to 7:00 AM should report to the auditorium. Students who drive to school and students who are dropped off should report to the old gym prior to 7:00 AM. At the 7:00 AM bell, all students will be dismissed to their lockers. First period will begin promptly at 7:15 AM. Students not in their classrooms at this time will be marked late.

  • Parents who drop off students should use only the main entrance to our campus on Old Freehold Road. Parents will release students behind the old gym and will be directed by security towards exits on Blue and Gold Way (adjacent to the vocational school) for Old Freehold Road or Bay Avenue.

  • No vehicles should enter the campus via Blue and Gold Way or Bay Avenue for the purpose of dropping off students.

  • Students who drive to school must use the Old Freehold Road entrance to campus and must have a parking sticker within the first two weeks of school. Information and the form to complete is available on the High School North homepage, Parent/Student Resource Page – Parking Registration Form. There is a $5.00 fee which must be paid in the main office.


Student attendance is a critical issue which allows for student success; regular and consistent presence in classes is imperative.

The district’s attendance policy is outlined in detail in our Student Handbook. Any absences should be accompanied by a parent’s or doctor’s note provided to the main office. While parent’s notes regarding illness are required, they do not allow for an “excused absence”. Any student with 18 or more non-excused absences risks losing all course credit for the year.

Lateness also affects class performance and at 3, 6, or 9 “lates” to a period 1 class, disciplinary consequences will occur. Students who violate this policy risk removal from class.

Please be reminded Toms River High School North starts at 7:15 A.M.; lates are recorded after this time. Cutting classes also results in consequences up to removal from the class resulting in loss of credit and/or a grade of F. Early dismissals are limited to six per year. Any questions can be directed to our main office or by emailing hsnattendance@trschools.com.


The student code of conduct is now available online. If you have any questions once you read the handbook or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact a school administrator. Additional school policies and procedures are available on our school’s website at www.trschools.com. Other important issues to draw your attention to are outlined below. (The Student Handbook will have more details on each concern).

  1. Your Code of Dress should reflect good judgment when selecting school clothes. Any clothing deemed unsafe, offensive, or disruptive to the educational process will be dealt with by the administration. Please be reminded that although fashion changes, we expect:

    • Undergarments NOT be exposed;

    • Strapless and halter tops, spaghetti straps, half shirts and short shorts NOT be worn;

    • Footwear to be safe and appropriate;

    • Hats, hoods from sweatshirts, and other headwear NOT be worn;

  1. School is not an appropriate place for electronic devices. In addition to disruption, the security of these expensive items can not be guaranteed. I-pods should not be in school. Cell phone use, during school hours, which causes disruption will result in disciplinary action.

  1. Student i.d. cards will be issued to students during the fall of 2021. North students should have their i.d. card with them during the school day and at school events. RETURNING STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE THEIR ID’s ON THE FIRST DAY. Replacement ID’s are available for purchase in the main office. Freshmen will be issued ID’s in homeroom.


Our technology department has performed a reset of all student passwords in grades 6-12. This follows good security practices. The new student passwords will follow the same format as currently used. This will affect both Google and computer accounts.The new passwords should be visible in the Parent Portal, once it opens on Friday, August 27th.


Please see the attached letter outlining the graduation requirements for all students grades 9-12 as mandated by the New Jersey Department of Education.



Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18: 36-19-11, military recruiters must be given access to school facilities and student information directories. This directory will include the student’s NAME, ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER.

Please disregard this notice if your child is entering 9th or 10th grade, as only juniors and seniors are affected.

If you want your child’s name deleted from this directory, please fill out the attached form and return it to the Guidance Office no later than September 24th, 2021. If we do not receive this form by September 24th, your child’s information will be included in the directory given to recruiters.



Senior portrait deadline is fast approaching. If you have not had your senior portrait taken yet, there is still time. The last two make-up dates are Saturday September 25th and Tuesday October 26th.

The photographers from Lors Studio will be in the Media Center from 8am - 2pm on the above dates. Appointments are necessary.

The appointment schedule for September 25 will open on September 4 and the schedule for October 26 will open on October 5. Contact Lors Studio to schedule your appointment.

Lors Customer Service Department 908-964-0847 or customerservice@lorsstudio.com

Monday-Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm.


Our school utilizes the School Messenger system to deliver text messages, straight to

your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings,

safety alerts and more. You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587. You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our

messages with “Stop”.

See the attached for more information.