Dolphin Update

Samuel R. Donald Weekly Update 1/24/21

Hybrid In-School will start Monday, February 1, 2021

Please see the letter below for important information regarding the hybrid in-school schedule.

Procedures to Transition from Full-time Remote Learning to In-Person Services.

Students who elect a full-time remote leaning option can return to the in-person hybrid option with a written request from the parent/guardian ONE MONTH prior to their return to in-person learning.


During the transition, there will be:

○ communication regarding procedures involved in the hybrid model,

○ consultation with a school counselor and/or the case manager if the child is a student with disabilities,

○ a determination of transportation/busing needs,

○ materials needed for in-person instruction, and

○ assurance that adequate personal protective equipment is available to attend school in person.

i-Ready Parent Reports- Coming Soon!

Make-ups for the i-Ready Mid-point Diagnostic for both Reading and Math will take place this week.

Parents reports will be mailed as soon as these are completed.

Students can use the i-Ready login to access their personal learning path in both Reading and Math based on the results of the most recent diagnostic. Teachers will be utilizing the i-Ready platform to assign differentiated lessons to students to target specific skills.

Dive Into Our Classrooms

A Note from the Counselor - Mrs. Krol

Tips for Goal Setting / Prioritizing During a Pandemic

Picking two or three achievable goals for your child this school year will help you focus on what matters most — and give yourself permission to let some things go. Here are some tips to help you set priorities, but remember: you don’t have to do it all!

Calendar Splash

Monday-Friday, January 25-29 - Following Remote Schedule

Monday, February 1 - Hybrid Schedule Starts

Monday, February 1 - COHORT A - Starts in-person learning

(Cohort B is remote)

Monday, February 8 - COHORT B - Starts in-person learning

(Cohort A is remote)

Friday, February 12- SCHOOLS CLOSED - Midwinter Break/President’s Day

Monday, February 15- SCHOOLS CLOSED - Midwinter Break/President’s Day

Dolphin Health News

Daily COVID Questionnaire - Starting on February 1st

As we did in November, parents must complete a Daily COVID form in Realtime by 7:30 AM - prior to sending their child(ren) to school. Students will NOT be allowed into their classroom until it is completed for the safety of all students. You will receive a phone call from the school if it is not completed. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

If your Daily COVID Questionnaire response necessitates a remote day, please call or email the nurse's office for attendance purposes.

To report an absence please call (973) 838-5353 press 1

Parental Information on Child Care and Food Services

Samuel R. Donald Elementary School

The Samuel R. Donald School is an inclusive and respectful community dedicated to the growth of individuals who are curious, confident, empathetic and resilient. This 160 + student school houses grades two through four.