Mariner Weekly

January 10, 2021

Good Morning Mariners!

As we begin our second week and move away from the holidays, I'd like to encourage our students to begin the process of returning to school as a part of our Hybrid Schedule. Our teacher's have worked extremely hard to create the online platform of education we are experiencing, but I think we all would agree, nothing beats the social experience and learning that occurs inside of our building. As a community, we need to maximize our efforts in order to prepare our students for the world after graduation.


The last thing we want is for anyone to get sick. As such, the hybrid schedule allows for appropriate social distancing. Surfaces in our building are being cleaned throughout the day and each classroom is equipped with hand sanitizing stations. Desk surfaces are cleaned every period. Everyone in the building is required to wear masks throughout the day. All of these steps are designed to minimize exposure.

WINTER SPORTS SPIRIT WEEK!

This week is the start of WINTER SPORTS! We will be having a spirit week! Please share the attached flyer with your daughters and sons!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cyhA4yVIR7ngPHJeH242LIYPa8_jVxoS/view?usp=drive_web

PSAT/NMSQT

On Tuesday, January 26th, 2021, Toms River Regional Schools will once again, at no cost, be offering all juniors and sophomores at High School East, High School North, and High School South, the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT (Practice SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). This PSAT/NMSQT is a standardized test administered by the Collegeboard and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The PSAT/NMSQT measures the knowledge and skills in reading, writing, and math students learn in the classroom - the same knowledge and skills your child needs to succeed in college and career.


When student takes the PSAT/NMSQT, they open the door to many benefits:

1. It connects students to more than $235 million in scholarships, including

the National Merit Scholarship Program.

2. It’s excellent practice for the SAT.

3. It’s the first step to a free, personalized SAT study plan.

4. It shows student progress on the road to college.

5. It shows what Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses your child is

ready for.

6. Serves as a substitute for alternate assessment for the NJSLA, the New

Jersey State Testing Requirement.


To register for the PSAT/NMSQT, please click on the attached link and complete the registration form. The deadline to register for the PSAT/NMSQT is Friday, January 15th, 2021 and only students who register will be administered the test.

The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered at the school the student attends.


For more information, please contact the Guidance Department at your child’s school.

Again, the Deadline for Registration is Friday, January 15th, 2021.


PSAT/NMSQT Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/y2ohgjrr


UNDERCLASS PICTURES

Underclassmen yearbook pictures will be taken January 25-28th. Makeup dates are scheduled for February 22nd and 23rd. The schedule is as follows:


Monday, January 25th:

7:15am-11:15am: Hybrid (in person) Students: FRESHMEN & JUNIORS will go down with their English classes to get their pictures taken.

12pm-1:30pm: Virtual Students: FRESHMEN with last names A-K.

1:30pm-3pm: Virtual Students: FRESHMEN with last names L-Z.



Tuesday, January 26th:

7:15am-11:15am: Hybrid (in person) Students: FRESHMEN & JUNIORS will go down with their English classes to get their pictures taken.

12pm-1:30pm: Virtual Students: SOPHOMORES with last names A-K.

1:30pm-3pm: Virtual Students: SOPHOMORES with last names L-Z.




Wednesday, January 27th:

7:15am-11:15am: Hybrid (in person) Students: SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS will go down with their English classes to get their pictures taken.

12pm-1:30pm: Virtual Students: JUNIORS with last names A-K.

1:30pm-3pm: Virtual Students: JUNIORS with last names L-Z.




Thursday, January 28th:

7:15am-11:15am: Hybrid (in person) Students: SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS will go down with their English classes to get their pictures taken.

12pm-3pm: Makeup Day. ANY STUDENT who did not get their picture taken.

Toms River Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG)

The Toms River Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) will hold its next virtual meeting of the year on Tuesday, Jan. 19th from 6pm-7pm. The topic is "Supporting Students in the Virtual World" and will include specific strategies and ideas to support remote learning.


Please join us via the following link: https://meet.google.com/nxh-jevk-xxh

*This link is also posted on our special education (SEPAG) page on the District website.

TEEN - PARENT PROGRAM

The Ocean County Region of ASAP NJ has planned a virtual event for parents. Please see the attached "SAVE THE DATE" flyer. The three pillars of Emotional Wellness.


WEDNEDAY, FEB 17, 2021


7-8PM


https://drive.google.com/file/d/117W2T8yaKc2U28KP31QSm3dm-sNw9CQ7/view?usp=sharing

NHS Requirements - Class of 2022

Attention parents of the Class of 2022: If your child is thinking about applying for membership in the National Honor Society this spring (for membership during senior year) please join the Google Classroom with the information below:

NHS Class of 2022

Code: gi45ipf

Posted in this classroom, you'll find a doc that outlines the requirements for application and answers the most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions after reading the info please email either advisor: Mrs. Snowden (psnowden@trschools.com) or Mr. Smith (bcsmith@trschools.com).

Thank you!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Do your students/children need volunteer hours? The Ocean County Library has a virtual volunteer program for teens. Learn more at this link:


http://theoceancountylibrary.org/teens/volunteers/virtual/application