Welcome Back 2021!

Bloomingdale Public Schools


The 2021-2022 school year is right around the corner! This afternoon we anticipate releasing teacher names/schedules in the Genesis Parent Portal. As a reminder, you will not be able to access that information if start of school forms are still incomplete. Should you run into any trouble, please email our Genesis Support Team at genesis@bloomingdaleschools.org.

The video below presents the districts opening of school plan as it relates to COVID-19 presentation and safety. Please note that this guidance document will be updated based on public health metrics and guidance from the local health department, New Jersey Department of Education and Governor Murphy's Office.

We are committed to a return to a traditional school setting that balances both academics and safety and well being. Should you have any specific questions about how the points listed below apply to your child's school, please reach out to the building principal.

Finally, I ask that you review all parts of this newsletter as it has important information regarding accessing Genesis, School Open Houses and lunch information.

Dr. Nicosia

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Free Lunch For All Students - All Year!

Bloomingdale Public Schools is excited to announce that all student lunches will be free for the 2021-2022 school year. Through funding from the federal government, all students will be able to eat free. As a district, we will also be moving back to regular hot food service. Therefore, lunch will not be cold/grab and go but rather traditional options. Lunch menus are available each week on the district website.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application

We are kindly asking all families spend five minutes filling out the Free & Reduced Lunch form found under forms in the Genesis Parent Portal. We recognize that some families may know they do not meet the requirements for eligibility. However, a funding source for the district is tied, in part, to the number of families that fill out the application. We kindly ask that you take a few minutes to complete the application in Genesis.

School Open House

Our schools will be hosting open house programs for Kindergarten, 2nd Grade and 5th Grade families on the dates/times shown below. Specific details will be sent from the principals later in the summer.

Martha B Day - September 2nd from 3:00 - 4:00

Samuel R Donald - September 2nd from 3:00 - 4:00

Walter T Bergen - August 31st 9:00 - 11:00

Genesis Assistance

On Monday, August 23rd , elementary teacher assignments and full middle school schedules will be released in the Genesis Parent Portal. The portal is set up so that all forms must be completed prior to being able to access students schedule/teacher information. We encourage all families to complete the necessary forms when the portal initial opens on 8/16.

NEED HELP? Email genesis@bloomingdaleschools.org and we are happy to assit!

Support Documents

Link to Genesis Parent Portal

How to access the portal & complete forms

How to update contacts in the portal