Sussex Avenue News That You Can Use

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Dear Families,

I'd like to wish all the mothers of Sussex a very Happy Mother's Day. Whether you are a mom, aunt, grandmother, father or any other title that serves as a mother figure, this day is to celebrate you! I hope you were able to enjoy your special day!

Thank you to all for sending in photo's of your children to honor our teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week.

As we enter our 8th week of Virtual Learning, I've included some resources provided by Columbia University behavior analyst Dr. Jennifer Weber on how to manage virtual learning at home. The release of each episode is followed by a live Q&A on Zoom, where parents and guardians can ask questions of Dr. Weber directly. To learn how to participate in the Q&A sessions, visit

Have a great week!

Lorri Vaccaro

Virtual Learning Series Part 2: Reinforcement Strategies
Virtual Learning Series Part 3

Student Learning Intentions for the Week

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May 11th- May 15th

This schedule is to help keep students organized on which Specials activities to complete. However, students will be able to access Specials activities throughout the week. The letter day will be shared by your child's homeroom teacher each day.

Parents please remind your child to make sure they are completing the activities in the Special Area classrooms as well each week. Your special area teachers are also working very hard to provide your child with content from these specialized areas as well. We appreciate your assistance.

Monday, May 11th is an A day.

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Sussex Avenue School Home and School Association (HSA) E-Blast

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Attention: Parents of 5th Graders

Time is Running Out!

The yearbook staff needs more pictures of the graduating fifth graders' time at Sussex Avenue. Please upload any photos you'd be willing to have published in the yearbook from their time at Sussex to the yearbook's Shutterfly account here:

If you don't have a Shutterfly account, you can create one for free to upload your photos. We want to have every student represented, but we need your photos to make that happen!

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Student Attendance

Please note that all district policies remain in effect during this extended closure. Attached is the district attendance policy for your review. The school must be able to account for the whereabouts of the students that are enrolled. Should your child not be able to 'attend' to lessons for the day for any reason, please contact Ms. Goss to report your child absent at 973-292-2250 ext 6552.

If you are in need of assistance outside of school hours

If you need immediate assistance:

2nd Floor Helpline: Call or text 888-222-2228

National Suicide Prevention Helpline: Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

24/7 to be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center

Performcare- Mobile Response Services: 1-877-652-7624

Crisis Hotline Serving Morris County: 888-247-1400

Of course, if this is an emergency call 9-1-1.