The Generals' Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 4/25/2021

Attention Parents/Guardians of Virtual Students

As per Mr. Dickstein's letter on April 23, 2021, the deadline for virtual students to return to in person instruction is Monday, May 17, 2021. No virtual students may return after May 17, 2021. If your child is currently virtual and you would like him/her to return to in person instruction, please email Mrs. Gambino at lgambino@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us.

This Week's Schedule


  • Students whose last names start with the letters A-K are scheduled to attend Related Arts in person this week.

Morning Drop Off

To avoid the long lines and the back up of cars in the morning, students can be dropped off as early as 7:00am to the New Gym. Doors open at 7:20am for students to report directly to their homerooms.

Remember~

Please continue to complete COVID check list prior to 7:30am each day.


This is just a reminder that while our eight period day concludes at 11:40 am, instruction runs through the afternoon in the form of office hours, small group instruction, and intervention. We encourage you to take some time to review your child's schedule to ensure he/she takes advantage of all educational opportunities available to him/her.
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8th Grade Slide Show

The PTO Slide Show Committee is preparing for the traditional 8th grade slide show featuring this year's graduating class!

They ask all parents/guardians to email five pictures of their child in an effort to include all graduates in the slide show.

For pictures, please keep the following in mind:

  • Pictures should be during their years at Eisenhower.
  • Must be school dress code appropriate.
  • Pictures should be in jpeg format.


Email photos to dde8thgrade@gmail.com by April 30th. Include your child's name in the subject line. You may also email dde8thgrade@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Yearbooks

2020-2021 DDE Yearbooks can be purchased directly through Jostens' website.

Please use the following link to reserve your copy: https://bit.ly/2SWiAuL

PTO Corner


Please see the following from the Eisenhower Middle School PTO:

DDE Masks

The PTO has a limited supply of DDE masks available for sale. If you are interested in purchasing one, please use the following link: https://bit.ly/2HWFkbL

Breakfast & Lunch Available for all students

The district wants to thank everyone who has participated in our free student meal program. We are excited to share with you that we will be continuing this program through the summer months. To find out information about the program, you can check the district website on the Parents tab in the "School Lunch & Nutritional Information" page. If you have any questions, or would like to participate in the program, please email Aly Williams at AWilliams@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us.


Any enrolled student who would like to receive meals at no cost, please fill out this brief survey. Meals are available for all students for pick-up on Mondays between 12:00pm - 6:00pm behind the C.T. Barkalow School at Door No. 8. Students eligible for Free/Reduced lunch are eligible for delivery if requested. The application for Free & Reduced lunch can be found here.

Technology Issues?

If you have technology issues, please email Mr. Goldstein at sgoldstein@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us

Attendance UPDATE!

It is important you call the attendance line at 732-431-3910, option 1, for the following reasons:
  1. To report your child absent if he/ she is neither well enough to come to school nor attend school virtually.
  2. If your child is not feeling well, and he/she is scheduled to attend school in person, please keep your child home. He/she may still access school virtually and be marked present for the school day. However, you must call the attendance line to let us know.
In either case, please leave a message with your child's name, grade, specific reason for absence, duration of absence (if known), and your relationship to the student. You may also email Kristy Patmore at kpatmore@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us.

Need to translate the Genesis Parent Portal into another language?

To see your child's Genesis Parent Portal in another language:
  1. Sign into Genesis.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  3. Look in the bottom left corner where you will see the prompt to select the language, as pictured here.

Mark Your Calendar!

  • PTO Meeting Monday, May 17th at 6:30.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School

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