The Generals' Update

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

This Week's Schedule

  • Tuesday, April 6th: 1st day back from Spring Break.
  • Tuesday, April 6th & Wednesday, April 7th: Fully virtual for all students.
  • Thursday, April 8th: In person learning resumes.
  • Friday, April 9th: Wear blue in support of Autism Awareness.

Instructional Model

For the fourth marking period, all students will automatically remain in their current instructional model - in school or virtual. If you would like to move your child from virtual to in school or from in school to virtual, please email Mrs. Gambino at by Wednesday, April 7th.

Light DDE up Blue!

In 1972, April was officially recognized as National Autism Awareness Month. April 2nd is recognized as World Autism Day. We are asking all staff and students to wear blue on Friday April 9th in support of Autism Awareness. Let's light DDE up blue for autism awareness!


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.

8th Grade Information

8th Grade Graduation Portraits:

Kids at Heart Photography will be on hand to take Graduation Portraits on Thursday, April 15th from 4:00-8:00pm

  • No appointment necessary.
  • All graduates must bring their own personal graduation gown for their portrait.
  • No purchase is necessary.
  • This year, Graduation Portraits will be used in the 2020-2021 Yearbook.

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 by April 30th. Include your child's name in the subject line. You may also email if you have any questions.

Calling all 7th Grade Families!

Please check your bookshelves, under your beds, and anywhere else you might find a book you may have borrowed from your 6th grade ELA teacher last year and forgot to return! We are missing some fourth quarter books! Thanks in advance for checking for them!


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

Please use the following link to reserve your copy:

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:

Technology Issues?

If you have technology issues, please email Mr. Goldstein at

Breakfast & Lunch Available for all students

Just a quick reminder that the district is offering breakfast & lunch, at no cost, for every enrolled student, regardless of need. If you aren't already receiving the meals and would like to, 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.

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

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!

  • Thursday, April 15th: 8th Grade Graduation Portraits, 4:00-7:00pm.
  • Friday, April 9th: Wear blue in support of Autism Awareness.

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