TRIN Newsletter

April 23, 2021

NJ Schools Performance Report

Dear Parents, Guardians and Members of the School Community,

We are writing to provide you information about the 2019-2020 New Jersey School Performance Reports, which were recently released and are available on the NJ School Performance Reports webpage at www.njschooldata.org.

The School Performance Reports reflect the New Jersey Department of Education’s (NJDOE) commitment to providing parents, students and school communities with a large variety of information about each school and district. These reports can be used as a tool to help evaluate whether all students have equitable access to high quality education. We encourage you to use these reports to:

  • Learn more about your school and district

  • Start conversations with school community members and ask questions

  • Engage with school communities to identify what schools are doing well and where they can improve

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the way the NJDOE was able to measure school performance and student achievement in the 2019-2020 School Performance Reports. Some data is not available at all and other data, while available, may not look the same as it did in prior years. The NJDOE also recognizes that our existing data can’t begin to measure the hard work and perseverance of the students, families, educators, and community members during this difficult year.

While this past year has been unlike any other, and the NJDOE believes that it is critical to use the available data in the reports, along with other information collected directly within districts and communities, to start conversations, identify gaps in information, and continue to find ways to address the impacts of COVID-19 and ensure all students receive the support and resources that they need. Also, the School Performance Reports can and should be used in conjunction with available school and district data to identify priorities for summer and school year programming and the use of state and federal dollars.

Notes are included throughout the School Performance Reports to explain where data is missing or impacted by COVID-19 and a new Impact of COVID-19 on Data Availability resource is available to summarize this information.

Enhancements to the 2019-2020 School Performance Reports

The 2019-2020 reports include changes that respond to stakeholder feedback collected over the last several years and during the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes include:

  • New report design with improved visuals and new navigational tools

  • Additional data about graduation cohorts to provide more information about students who do not graduate

  • New resources to help explain the impact of COVID-19 on the availability of data in the reports

  • A new narrative field, “Learning During COVID-19”, to give districts an opportunity to share information on how they responded to the COVID-19 pandemic

The NJDOE continues to seek public input on ways to improve future reports. Please complete the School Performance Report feedback survey or email reportcard@doe.nj.gov with feedback and suggestions.

Thank you,

Toms River Regional Schools



https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DssTlyaKmdun7uwVK0WbkVF0V9nUWUYZ-qgYnDUFwnI/edit?usp=sharing

Toms River Intermediate North's Presentation of our School Musical, Frozen

Toms River Intermediate North presents:


Do you want to build a snowman? You’ll love this fanciful and heartwarming stage adaptation of the celebrated animated film, Frozen. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and the real meaning of true love.


Please see the link below to view Intermediate North's musical, Frozen. This year's musical presented us with many challenges, but we are so proud of our kids. The show must go on!


https://vimeo.com/user63548521


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Cap and Gown Distribution and Pictures

Families,


All pre-purchased graduation gowns will be distributed as per the schedule below on April 28, 29 and 30, 2021.


April 28thAll gowns will be delivered to Group C (In-Person) students in their Homeroom.

April 29thVirtual students may pick up their gowns between 12 – 2PM.

April 30th – All students may pick up their gowns between 8AM and 2PM.


If you have not yet purchased a gown and would like to do so we will have a small supply on hand for cash and carry during the pick-up times on April 29th and 30th.



Graduation Cap and Gown pictures will be taken on May 10th, 11th and 12th.

May 10 – All Group C (In-Person) students in cycles 81 and 82 will have their pictures taken today in the IMC. Please bring your cap and gown to school today.


May 11 – All Group C (In Person) students in Cycles 83, 84 and 85 will have their pictures taken in the IMC today. Please bring your cap and gown to school today.


May 11 – 12PM to 2PM – All Virtual Students may come to have their pictures taken in the IMC – Please be sure to bring your cap and gown, mask and completed Covid Screening Form with you.


May 12 - 9:00AM – 11:00AM – Last call for all In Person students to get their picture taken. Bring your cap and gown to school.


May 12 – 12PM – 2PM – All Virtual Students may come to have their pictures taken in the IMC – Bring your cap and gown, mask and completed Covid Screening Form with you.


Please see attached link for the Covid Screen Form


https://www.trschools.com/docs/2021/01/Student_Daily_COVID_Screening_Form.pdf
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Shark Tank Competition Application for Grades 6-7

Dear Parent/Guardian,


Toms River Regional Schools was recently awarded a Perkins grant used for students to prepare for Careers. This particular activity is designed to help sixth and seventh grade students increase their career awareness in the fields of Finance, Digital Arts and Engineering. Finance, Digital Arts and Engineering are programs of study students can apply to in eighth grade and participate in later at the high school level.


Thursday afternoons starting May 6th, from 2:30-4:30PM (except Tuesday, May 25), students in grades six and seven will work in teams of 3 to brainstorm and design a unique product, build a prototype, design a marketing plan and develop a business plan for potential investors. Groups of students will collaborate to develop a presentation to pitch their product to investors who will decide how to invest their money. Team members will each have specific responsibilities in the areas of finance, digital arts and engineering. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!


Sessions will be virtual, but hands-on, supported by mentors from across the community, collaborative- and in some cases, some socially distanced, masked, optional in-person activities will be available. Sessions will run 2:30-4:30. We will have a kickoff on May 6 followed by activities May 13, May 20 and May 25 (a Tuesday), followed by help from mentors from across the community finalizing the prototype on June 3, The design and pitch will be presented June 10 and winners and awards will be celebrated June 17. There will be local trip opportunities for many students constrained by budget, and facility capacity as well as prizes and recognitions!


This opportunity is free. Space is limited to 27 for each school to participate in the competition and events. The trip will unfortunately be limited to 9 intermediate students. Devices may be available to borrow if you do not have appropriate hardware already at home.


Go to https://www.trschools.com/curriculum/CareerAcademies to learn more about district Arts, Business and STEAM Career Academies. Go to https://www.trschools.com/curriculum/PATHWAYS to learn more about our newest Computer Science Pathway available to all high school students. Many of these programs offer students opportunities for college dual enrollment, industry recognized certifications and membership in career and technical student organizations.


To apply to participate in this opportunity go to www.tinyurl.com/TRSharkTank


Sincerely,

Tiffany Lucey

Supervisor of Educational Technology

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Dine to Donate for our Students

Please help support our students, school, and staff. Our TRIN PTO is having a Dine To Donate at The Tacoholics Grill today from 4PM - 8PM. Please print out the flyer located in the link below or show the ticket on your phone.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L0Fb4qw61U_tdX93gZBjRAD7pwjMhIR9oQeOV9KU-oE/edit?usp=sharing

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Breakfast and Lunch Kits

All students will be able to pick-up breakfast and lunch kits in our cafeteria. Students were introduced to our process on April 1st and we launched our regular distribution this week. The meal kits are free to all of our students. Students will be able to pick-up the meal kits every Monday and Thursday in the cafe as they are dismissed for the day. Fully Remote students are able to pick-up their breakfast and lunch kits on Friday from 10AM - 12PM at our front entrance doors. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us and we will connect you to our food services personnel @ 732-505-5800.
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Geography Club

The next virtual meeting of the Geography Club will be Tuesday, April 20th at 1:35. Please join the Geography Club Google Classroom using the join code zfkuweq. New members are always welcome!
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Dolphin Book Club

TRIN's Book Club meets virtually every Tuesday at 1:35PM. New members are always welcome.

To participate, please use our Google Class Code qcj3ee2.

Spring Squad Clinic

Attention anyone interested in joining our Flag, Pom-Poms, and Rifle spring squad clinics. We will have a Soring Squad Clinic on April 26th from 2pm - 2:45pm outside the main parking lot. There will be a virtual informational meeting on April 22nd at 1:45pm. Please join Ms. Bolcato's Squad Google Classroom with the code "bluumaw"

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Homework Help Club

TRIN's Homework Club is held virtually every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. at 1:35PM Teachers are available to support and coordinate the students that participate in the meeting. To join the Homework Club please use the Google Classroom code: fp2zjmk.

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Yearbook Information:

Order your 2020-2021 yearbook now at jostensyearbook.com. Limited quantities will be available this year.

Any questions or concerns can be emailed to Ms. Castellano at acastellano1@trschools.com.