EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Central Office Communications: Week of September 12, 2021

SUPERINTENDENTS UPDATE

Greetings!

As we enter our first full week of school, we will see routines established and refined. Students, teachers, staff, and parents are getting acquainted with schedules and becoming familiar with our school district.


I encourage you to view our district website and your child’s school website daily for updates on school events and important announcements. I also stress the importance of signing into the parent portal so that you have personalized information concerning your child. Google Classroom passwords can be found in the Parent Portal. On the menu go to ‘More’ and then ‘Microsoft and Google logins.’ Important information can be found by using the Parent Portal more so than social media since it has turned negative and nasty. I ask that questions about the functionality of the district be asked directly to district administration rather than using social media and stirring up anxiety among parents. District resources will certainly provide facts and clarity. We embrace all concerns and questions with open arms ….give us a try. The Superintendent’s Corner will also keep you abreast of all parental communications, reports to the Board of Education, and current Road Forward Plans regarding COVDI-19.


The Road Forward provides guidance on how to keep school open safely for students and staff in the State of New Jersey. All students and staff are mandated to wear masks while inside our schools and on school buses. Teachers will provide mask breaks throughout the school day. If a student is in need of a mask break, they can simply ask a teacher and take it. Desk shields are in classrooms where the class size is over 20 and social distancing of 3 feet cannot occur. The district has more desk shields in place this year because there are more students in our classrooms. We are back full time with all students. Our cafeterias are equipped with shields on the tables so that students may remove their masks when eating and will be protected during that time. This one of the only times a student may remove a mask when behind a desk shield. We have not received any further guidance stating that masks can be removed behind a desk shield. Until we do, we will continue to be in compliance with state mandates and work to keep all students and staff safe while in our schools.

There is an emphasis on social distancing, sanitizing, hand washing, and good health and safety etiquette. Along with these practices in place, I stress the importance of completing the health affirmation document and adhering to not sending a student to school who feels ill or shows signs of any type of sickness. I thank you in advance for following this guidance. For more information, please see the FAQ Link. Atlantic County is in Orange status and has the highest case rate in the state. I urge all to please follow the health and safety guidelines that we have in place.


Our teachers, staff, and administration will make every effort to Embrace, Engage, and Educate every student every day!


#EHTPride #EHTReady #EHTStrong


Dr Gruccio

Superintendent of Schools


OPENING DAY VIDEO & THEME!

Opening Day for faculty and staff @ehtnjschools saw the return of the opening day video and the district's theme for the 2021-2022 school year: http://mvnt.us/m1247188
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Yom Kippur

In observance of Yom Kippur @ehtnjschools will be closed on Thursday, September 16th.
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#EHTREADY: THE ROAD FORWARD

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COVID-19 INFORMATION & RESOURCES

For the most up to date information and resources regarding Covid-19, you can access this quick link on the district homepage at the following LINK.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’S)

To access frequently asked questions related to Covid-19, as well as general district and school information you can access the following LINK.

STUDENT HEALTH AFFIRMATION

Every student attending EHT Schools must submit a health affirmation form. This form should be reviewed and completed by a parent/guardian and submitted on the first day of school. We ask that in an effort to maintain a safe and healthy environment, you assess your child(ren) every day prior to school and keep them home from school if symptoms are present.


Forms in both English and Spanish are accessible at the following LINK.

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

It is our collective responsibility to ensure that our students have the resources and support to achieve success both inside and outside of our classrooms. We are committed to providing Literacy for ALL where formative assessments will occur daily in our classrooms. Data will be collected and analyzed by teachers and also in Professional Learning Communities where teachers meet to discuss and develop collaborative strategies to assist with student achievement. We are prepared to dig deeper by examining hard data and address student learning needs in order for students to remain on/progress to grade level and not fall behind. Response to Intervention is in place with the use of Multi-Tiered Systems of support and Interventionists in all of our schools. We will continue providing students with innovative opportunities in the area of STREAM education; including the advancement of Aviation. With all said thus far, none of this can occur without a strong focus on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). We, students included, have all experienced some sort of trauma or frustrations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and together we must heal together. SEL has to be part of the fabric of our goal to improve student learning. As we return to in person learning for all, we as a school district are dedicated to building relationships with students and their families, to take the time to listen to students and recognize their needs and concerns, to work to identify potential barriers for growth, to provide resources to assist students academically,socially and emotionally, and to create a school culture that is inclusive and welcoming; A place where every child wants to be each and every day.

IC PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT INFORMATION!

What if I forgot my Infinite Campus Parent Portal username and password? If you've forgotten your username or password, it can be reset online. Visit http://mvnt.us/m1189271 to check your account status.


What if I do not have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account? Send an email to icportal@eht.k12.nj.us with the parent/guardian full name, students full name, students school and grade level, students birthdate, home and/or cell number and the parent/guardians email address.

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TALONS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AND SPACE IS LIMITED!

TALONS registration is open to all Pre K-5th grade students! For more information, please visit: http://mvnt.us/m1245373 #ehtpride


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CLIMATE, CULTURE and #EHTPride

CLIMATE, CULTURE & #EHTPride

We are dedicated to learning together, growing together, and healing together within a positive school climate. Celebrations of recognition and reward for achievement, even the littlest steps, will occur in all of our schools as we value the importance of appreciation and respect. We have a lot of #EHTPride in taking care of our students and showcasing their achievements.


We are committed to setting a foundation of culture in our school that includes respect for diversity, inclusion and equity for ALL students and staff. To empower our school community to be positive, supportive, patient, and understanding.To unify all members around one central goal that includes nurturing a strong culture that allows students, teachers, staff, and community members to flourish as individuals and as a community.


With Every Hand Together, Every child, Everyday is provided a relevant learning experience. Our teachers collaborate in professional learning communities to review student progress in order to provide ALL students with the opportunity to learn at high levels. We know that in order to successfully educate each student, we must be cognizant of each student’s individual learning needs. This can only be accomplished if we work together to eliminate any predictability of achievement disparities by race, ethnicity, gender, language, disability, and/or economics. All faculty and staff participated in equity training during our professional learning days. Together, we can achieve more!

#EMBRACE

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EHT POSITIVE VIBES 365

Start your day on the right foot with some positive vibes from @ehtnjschools! Every morning @ehtnjschools will post a quote of the day to help kick off your day with a positive mindset. #ehtpride #ehtpositivevibes365

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EHT SCHOOL DISTRICT WELCOME MAT

@ehtnjschools is rolling out the "Welcome Mat" to our new staff! #ehtwelcomemat


SCHOOL MESSENGER REMINDER!

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more. Opt-in today!


JUST SEND "Y" or "YES" to 67587

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MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION: RESOURCES!

Visit http://www.mhaac.info/ubw-schedule.html to find The Mental Health Association of Atlantic County's virtual schedule.

SOCIAL DISTANCING SHOULDN’T MEAN SOCIAL ISOLATION

The NJ Department of Children and Families have compiled a list of resources available 24/7. Visit http://mvnt.us/m1157179 for more information.

ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES!

Reminder to EHT families: Student Assistance Counselors have assembled a list of resources for those who need additional services. Visit http://mvnt.us/m1196372 for more information.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT & RESOURCES

During these difficult times, please know that our guidance counselors, social workers, student assistance counselors, school nurses, and our High School Teen Center serve as available resources daily to assist with any concerns, fears, and/or anxieties.

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EVERY HAND TOGETHER: PURSUING PUBLIC HEALTH

Every Hand Together: Pursuing Public Health: Every Hand Together: Pursuing Public Health: The following link is a playlist from Every Hand Together: Pursuing Public Health and a conversation with Mr. Santilli, Assistant Superintendent and Carlo Favretto from the Atlantic Prevention Resources. The topic of this conversation is focused on the negative affects of Vaping: View the series at: http://mvnt.us/m1201424

PPH: Vaping Series with Carlo Favretto of Atlantic Prevention Resources (Part 1)

THROWBACK THURSDAY!

West Atlantic City School: Built in 1929, this outlying school on Toledo Avenue would eventually house the Board Offices. The building closed when the EHT Davenport and Primary schools were constructed to accommodate the district's Central Office.
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COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

While our society is surely forever changed by the pandemic, we will make our current focus on restoring our community partnerships as well as expanding our partnerships throughout the township. Our community partners can have an important role in educating our students by sharing their experiences, responsibilities, and/or contributions to society, and by embracing our students and educational programs into their arena. We need each other to foster a better community. A community that is unified and committed to preparing students for the future.

#EHTPride Festival

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 2, 2021 for the 3rd annual #EHTPride Festival at Egg Harbor Township High School! The Festival showcases everything great about @ehtnjschools and our community partners. Admission is FREE!

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JOB OPENINGS

The Egg Harbor Township School District are looking for qualified candidates for the job openings pictured below. Continue to monitor our website at eht.k12.nj.us and social media @EHTNJSchools.


For more information you can see all job openings and apply online at: https://www.applitrack.com/eggharbor/onlineapp/

EHT TRANSPORTATION: JOB OPENINGS

Egg Harbor Township School District is now hiring bus drivers, bus aides and subs. Interested applicants can call 609-927-2443 ext 1710 or can now apply online: https://www.applitrack.com/eggharbor/onlineapp/

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BECOME A SUBSTITUTE WITH EHT!

We're hiring for rewarding opportunities in Egg Harbor Township School District! To apply, visit https://bit.ly/3gGjAxX

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FREE AND REDUCED MEAL PROGRAM APPLICATION

Free & Reduced Breakfast/Lunch Program: The Free and Reduced Meal Program offers several benefits including free/reduced meals, test fee waivers, and an opportunity to earn free college credits at the High School with the dual-enrollment program. For more information and to determine your eligibility, click this letter for more information: http://mvnt.us/m1217905

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ATLANTIC COUNTY FOOD BANK RESOURCES

Please visit the Atlantic County Food Bank Resources (linked)

ATTENTION ALUMNI: YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A SUPERHERO!

The Egg Harbor Township High School Eagle Eye Newsletter is looking for alumni who are interested in being featured in an upcoming edition of the online publication. If you have a personal or professional accomplishment, a unique adventure or just something other EHTHS alumni may find interesting, please email: alumni@eht.k12.nj.us

THE NEST SCHOOL STORE IS ONLINE & OPEN!

The School Store is now online and open for business! Check out "The Nest @ EHTHS" to get all your #ehtpride gear. For a limited time, get FREE local delivery to EHT for any size order. Check out their online store at http://shopthenesteht.com

ATHLETICS/FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS/ACTIVITIES

MESSAGE TO OUR STUDENT ATHLETES AND FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS

Our Eagles are Soaring! All athletic teams at all levels won their games on Friday and our marching band put on an outstanding performance at the Home Show! Everyone has worked so hard preparing for their seasons and their hard work is paying off. Show your support by cheering on our student athletes and musicians with #EHTPride!

GO EAGLES!

Dr. Gruccio


  • NJSIAA: For the most up to date information from the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) visit their website at https://www.njsiaa.org/

  • NCAA: Thinking about participating in athletics after high school? Then visit the following link from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to prepare: https://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future

EHT BAND TOURNAMENT!

On September 11, 2021, the EHT HS Band hosted its first tournament since September 2019. Bands from Delsea, Shawnee, Riverside, Hammonton, Southern Regional, Absegami and Mainland all performed and competed. As the host, EHT also performed in the exhibition.


This years show for EHT is titled, "Just Another Brick," featuring the music of Pink Floyd and Dmitri Shostakovich. Best of luck this season!

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WEEKLY DIGITAL NEWSLETTERS

Each week our principals share an update on what is happening in their respective schools. Check out the Weekly Digital Newsletters linked below.


Week of September 8, 2021

High School

Eagle

Alder

Fernwood

Miller

Davenport Complex

Swift/Slaybaugh Complex​​​​​

ABOUT US

EMBRACE-ENGAGE-EDUCATE


"Our mission in the Egg Harbor Township District is to embrace families and their students to provide a safe, rigorous, and relevant learning experience while students are engaged and educated to become responsible for their own learning."