Sussex Avenue News That You Can Use

Resources for talking about Race

As Superintendent Pendergrast indicated in his communication regarding the recent horrific events across the country, our counselors have compiled a list of resources to aid families in ways to engage in conversations about race and racism.


If you are looking for guidance about how to approach these topics with your child, please click How to Talk About Race to access the resources.

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Return of District Owned Chromebooks and Library/Classroom Books/Instruments


Dates:

Thursday, June 18 9am-12pm

Friday, June 19 9am-12pm

Monday, June 22 3pm-6pm


  • Please return items to the school Sussex Avenue School.
  • Please drop off any district issued Chromebooks, library/classroom books, on June 18th,19th, or 22nd during the hours listed above.

  • Please drive up and place the items on the table and label the items.

  • Please obey all signs and social distancing.

  • Masks are required.


If the District issued Chromebook and/or Mifi device is not returned by June 22, 2020 your child will incur a fee of $225.00.


District Issued Chromebooks:


  • If your child was issued a District Chromebook, the Chromebook and charger must be returned at this time.

  • Please wipe down your chromebook with disinfectant and label the chromebook with your child’s first and last name if it is not already labeled.

  • If your child was issued a Mifi (Kajeet-in blue pouch), this wifi device should be returned at this time as well.

  • If your child is enrolled in ESY they may keep their chromebook and return it in September.


Library/Classroom books


Please also return any library or school owned books on these dates. Please wipe books with disinfectant.


Band/Orchestra Instruments



  • 5th Grade students will drop off their instruments during the Return of District Owned Property days/times as listed above.


  • 4th Grade students DO NOT need to return their instruments at this time. Students will keep them at home over the summer due to the uncertainty of beginning of year practices.


Students Personal Items


  • Student personal items that are in student desks and lockers will be bagged and available to parents/student who want to pick up their personal items on the dates listed above.
  • All items not picked up will NOT be kept/stored and will be thrown away at end of day 6/22.
  • Student work that is displayed on bulletin boards and artwork will not be returned at this time. These will be available and sent home when school reopens. All student work are not guaranteed. We will do our best to return everything we can.

There's Still time to Complete the MSD Community Needs Survey

Input from our families is essential to our ongoing efforts to learn, improve, and support better outcomes for each student in the Morris School District. We would like to hear from you to learn more about your experiences in our schools.

Our online survey takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete, and your responses will remain anonymous and cannot be connected to you. Thank you for your participation.

Please complete a survey for each child you have in the Morris School District by clicking on the school link below. If you prefer to take the survey in Spanish, select Spanish in the upper left corner of the Survey Welcome window.


Please click here to access the survey. https://surveys.panoramaed.com/morrisnj/8962917879/surveys

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Field Day is HERE !!!!!

The entire MSD K-5 Physical Education Department has been working incredibly hard to develop a field day program that will be fun for the whole family! Please see the flyer and supply list needed below. If you do not have an item at home that is listed, there is no need to worry or purchase anything. Find something around your home that could serve as a substitute.


On Monday, June 8th, the days activities will be posted in Mr. Mullen's PE Google Classroom as well as in your child's homeroom teacher's Google Classroom.

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June 11th- STEAM DAY!!

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June 8th - June 12th

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, June 8th is a B day.

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

Click here for the HSA E-Blast

Attention: Parents of 5th Graders

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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

Click here for Morristown Emergency Resources during the COVID Pandemic - Health, Housing, and Food


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.