Headlines & Virtual Backpack

Week ending October 9, 2020

Beginning 10/12/2020

We are so excited to welcome back even more students for in-person learning starting next week, October 12-16! Cohort A, Grades K-8, will report in-person on Monday, October 12. Please review the schedule linked here for details.

Hybrid Schedules FAQ

Please click here to access a handy FAQ outlining school hybrid schedules.

Daily Health Screening Form for Students

Parents, please be sure to access the Genesis Parent Portal to complete your child's daily health screening form each morning that your child is to report to school for in-person learning. The Genesis Parent Portal is linked here. Bookmark this link and keep it handy as students need a completed health screening form each day that they report to school for in-person learning. A video in Spanish is available online here.

Bus Time Reminder

Please check your bus passes that were provided to families in late August as they originally noted the bus pick up and drop off times for a regular school day. As students follow an early dismissal schedule this year, please remember that students will return home earlier than the time noted on the bus pass by about 2 hours and 20 minutes.

BOE Meeting Cancelled

The Board of Education has cancelled its October 12 meeting. The Board meets again on Monday, October 26.

Staff Shout Outs

Congratulations to the following FRSD faculty members for their recent achievement:

  • Erin McNaught, Grade 2 Teacher, Barley Sheaf School -- Ms. McNaught received an honorable mention in completing the Anton Banko Award application. Her submission showcased how she embraces the Next Generation Science Standards to support student learning of science as well as her expertise as a teacher leader. Ms. McNaught will receive complimentary registration for the NJSC Virtual 2020 Conference and $500 toward science supplies for instruction. Way to go, Ms. McNaught!

  • Joseph Kassick, District-Wide Reading Recovery Teacher Leader -- Mr. Kassick is presenting, once again, at this year's virtual Literacy for All Conference, which will be held October 25-27. Mr. Kassick will present a session entitled, "Reading Recovery: An Equal Opportunity Intervention." In the session workshop participants will examine the effectiveness of Reading Recovery with English Language Learners and how best to support language learners in lessons.

Meal Pick Up Schedule

Please click here to view the latest schedule for meal distribution.

Need Tech Support?

If any parent, student or household is in need of Technology Support during the school year, please contact our District Technology Support Hotline. Call (908) 284-7652 or e-mail StudentTechHelp@frsd.k12.nj.us.

Have you traveled out of state?

Please click here to check which states are on the travel advisory list and to review travel restrictions to or from New Jersey.