"The Blueprint"

News from Dr. Williams December 23, 2021

Message from the Superintendent

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Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Governor's Educator of the Year Award Winners!

District News and Announcements

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Welcome to Woodland Intermediate School!


Last Monday's BOE meeting marked a momentous moment for Middlesex Borough Schools… the naming of our Intermediate School! Thank you to all who took part in the process, which included extensive research, stakeholder surveys, and meetings of the Naming Committee (students, staff, parents, community members & Mr. Ryan Regan). The name - Woodland Intermediate School - was recommended by the Student Naming Committee and, ultimately, received the most votes of the five nominations presented to the board! Now on to the next challenge… selecting the school mascot!

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We are embracing an exciting new system called Edlio Engage to better communicate with the district and community and would like to invite you to join us! If you would like to receive communications from the district, please click the link below and complete the form. We will share instructions with you, via email, regarding how to create an Edlio Engage Account. After creating your account, you can adjust your settings and language preference by clicking on your profile picture. Registering with Edlio Engage affords you the opportunity to receive some district notifications. Since you do not have children attending our schools, you will not receive communications from teachers. If you have questions about Edlio please email techdept@middlesex.k12.nj.us


Click HERE to complete the form to receive District Edlio communications!

Follow Middlesex Borough Schools on Social Media!

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Watch episode 1 of our new district video series "Middlesex on the Move"

COVID-19 Activity Level Report

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NJ Dept. of Health - COVID-19 Activity Level Report

COVID-19 Activity Level Report - New Jersey Department of Health - Communicable Disease Service - Week ending December 4, 2021 (MMWR week 48)

COVID-19 QUARANTINE GUIDELINES

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New Jersey Department of Health Updates COVID-19 Recommendations for Schools and Quarantine Timeframes For the Public 12.16.2021

https://www.nj.gov/health/news/2021/approved/20211216a.shtml

Middlesex Borough Schools - Safe Reopening Plan

Updates for our district's Safe Reopening Plan have been placed on the District's Website and are also posted here for review at any time. Please click on the link(s) below to review the Safe Reopening Plan and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the plan. Public Comment, in regards to our plan, will be made available the second Board Meeting of each month.


You do not need to wait until the 2nd BOE meeting for each month and you may always share comments with Dr. Williams via email - williamsf@middlesex.k12.nj.us


The most recent changes (Updated 11.30.2021) to the Safe Return Plan are:


Page 2 – Updated to Revised Date and Version (V8) for the document to 11.30.2021


Page 7 – Updated to the most recent date the region is in Orange. This update also includes the link to the document that validates the date and the color for the region.


Pages 7-8 – Removal of the Travel Advisory in its entirety. The CDC continues to recommend quarantine for non-vaccinated travelers. If necessary, we will revisit the Travel Advisory and reserve the right to reinstate it as needed and/or required.


Page 8 – Addition of Exclusion Language i.e. when scholars should remain at home due to exhibiting symptoms related to COVID-19.


Page 12 – Clarification for when Distance Learning During Brief Periods of Quarantine applies.


Page 16 – Added an Appendix to further clarify Virtual Learning Options for scholars


The Safe Return Team is dedicated to ensuring that we follow all mandates/requirements and that our plan keeps the health and safety of ALL stakeholders as one of our main priorities. Please email Dr. Freeman and me if you have questions and one of us will respond to you as soon as possible.

2021-2022 Safe Return Plan

Version 8 - Updated 11.30.2021

"The Curriculum Connection"

This December, The Curriculum Connection is highlighting our amazing ESL teachers and program. Within this month you will be introduced to our ESL teachers, given a breakdown of the Parent Advisory Committee Meetings and be able to access the teacher-created district website for ESL.


Click HERE to read our December Newsletter

Middlesex Borough Schools - Principal Newsletters

"Hear Our Roar!"

Von. E Mauger Middle School, Grades 6-8 Newsletter

Dr. Remi Christofferson

Click HERE to read "Hear Our Roar!"

"4th and 5th Grade News"

Intermediate School, Grades 4-5 Newsletter

Mr. Ryan Regan, Principal

Click HERE to read "4th and 5th Grade News"

"Hazelwood Update"

Hazelwood Elementary School Newsletter

Mr. Richard Gianchiglia, Principal

December 23, 2021

Click HERE to read the "Hazelwood Update"

"Watchung Whale Update"

Watchung Elementary School Newsletter

Mrs. Karen Dudley, Principal

December 17, 2021

Click HERE to read the "Watchung Whale Update"

"The Parker Press"

Parker Elementary School Newsletter

Mr. Jason Sirna, Principal

December 2021

Click HERE to read "The Parker Press"

December 2021 Observances

Middlesex Community School

Middlesex Community School's Seventeenth Annual Holiday Cookie Workshop

Scroll down for photos and recipes!

Click here for classic cookie recipes!

From the Middlesex Community School Annual Holiday Cookie Workshop

Click on the links below for more information about student classes and events offered through the Middlesex Community School.

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Chess Wizards (Sponsored by Middlesex Community School)

Join Chess Wizards this year for challenging chess lessons, exciting tournaments, fun, team activities, and more! If you’re brand-new to chess, we’ll teach you the basics and get you playing right away. If you’re a seasoned checkmate artist, we’ll show you new ways to let your creativity show on the chess board.


REGISTER TODAY AT www.chesswizards.com


Chess Wizards at Mauger

Class Day & Time: Wednesday 3:15-4:15 PM

Dates: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16

Location: Mauger Middle School


Chess Wizards at Hazelwood

Class Day & Time: Thursday 3:15-4:15 PM

Dates: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17

Location: Hazelwood Elementary School


Chess Wizards at Parker

Class Day & Time: Monday 3:15-4:15 PM

Dates: 1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28

Location: Parker Elementary School


Chess Wizards at Watchung

Class Day & Time: Friday 3:15-4:15 PM

Dates: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18

Location: Watchung Elementary School

Middlesex Borough - Happenings and News

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Luminary Bags & Candle Fundraiser

Click the button above to open a PDF of the flyer!

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Middlesex Boro Alliance Pamphlet

Click the button above to learn more about the Middlesex Borough Municipal Alliance Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

Employment Opportunities - Middlesex Public Schools

Click HERE for Current Employment Opportunities

To apply, click the link located within the PDF document header. You will be directed to Applitrack. We look forward to you joining our team! Posting dated 12.18.2021.

Sign Up To Be A Substitute!

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The Middlesex Borough School District has partnered with Insight to manage our substitute staffing program. Please visit www.workwithinsight.com to begin the online application process if you are interested in substituting in our district. Interested applicants may contact Insight directly at 856-406-6015 or email support@workwithinsight.com for information regarding substitute teaching. Insight is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Middlesex Borough Schools - Board of Education

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Residency Fraud Alert

Residency Fraud is a serious issue affecting school districts across New Jersey. Questions of residency will be thoroughly investigated by the Middlesex Borough School District. Those families committing residency fraud are liable for fines and back tuition costs for their children. If you think you know someone who does not live in Middlesex Borough and their child(ren) attend Middlesex Borough Public Schools, please call the Attendance Officer 732-317-6000 ext. 22664 or email at benderothm@middlesex.k12.nj.us .

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