The Generals' Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 1/10/2021

A new rug to welcome our Generals back! Special Thanks to our PTO!

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Important Reminders

Parents/Guardians of students in Cohort A & Cohort B, please be sure to fill out the Daily Covid Parent form on your student's scheduled in-person day.

Remind your General to appear on camera to be marked present for class.

This is just a reminder that while our eight period day concludes at 11:40 am, instruction runs through the afternoon in the form of office hours, small group instruction, and intervention. We encourage you to take some time to review your child's schedule to ensure he/she takes advantage of all educational opportunities available to him/her.

This Week's Schedule

  • Monday & Tuesday: Cohort A
  • Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: Cohort B


Dear Parents/ Guardians,

The FRHSD Magnet Program Entrance Exam will be re-administered on Saturday, January 30, 2021 (inclement weather date of Saturday, February 6, 2021). The exam is a cognitive abilities test. Students will be scheduled for the same exam session as in December (AM or PM). If you need to change your session time, please contact our office by December 23, 2020.

An updated entrance ticket and additional information on health and safety protocols will be provided in advance of January 30.

Please contact our office with any questions: 732-792-7300, ext. 8529 or 8599.

8th Gr.Students-Virtual Orientation Information

Freehold Township High School Virtual Orientation Program will be held Monday, January 11, 2021.

Please use the following link for Parent Portal, Registration Appointment information, and Information on Elective Choices:

Elective Information -

Freehold Boro High School Virtual Orientation Program is scheduled for Thursday, January 28th. Information will be forthcoming, directly from the high school.

Picture Day-Take Three!

Kids at Heart Photography will be here to take school photos as follows:

  • Cohort A-Tuesday, January 19th. Pictures to be taken during the school day.
  • Cohort B-Thursday, January 21st. Pictures to be taken during the school day.
  • Virtual Students-Thursday, January 21st from 12:15pm to 2:15pm. No appointment necessary.

School photos are used for the yearbook. Therefore, if your student attends school in person, their photo will be taken on their scheduled day. For virtual students, it is encouraged that you take a moment to come during your scheduled time to have a photo taken. Please be advised, if we do not have a current photo, the yearbook staff will use the photo available from the prior school year. If one is not available, your student's photo will not appear in this year's yearbook.


2020-2021 DDE Yearbooks can be purchased directly through Jostens' website.

Please use the following link to reserve your copy:

Get your photos in the yearbook!

The Yearbook Staff invites you to submit photos for consideration to be included in the yearbook. See flyer below for instructions.

Breakfast & Lunch Available for all students

Just a quick reminder that the district is offering breakfast & lunch, at no cost, for every enrolled student, regardless of need. If you aren't already receiving the meals and would like to, please fill out this brief survey. Meals are available for all students for pick-up on Mondays between 12:00pm - 6:00pm behind the C.T. Barkalow School at Door No. 8. Students eligible for Free/Reduced lunch are eligible for delivery if requested. The application for Free & Reduced lunch can be found here.

DDE Masks

The PTO has a limited supply of DDE masks available for sale. If you are interested in purchasing one, please use the following link:

PTO Corner

Please see the following from the Eisenhower Middle School PTO:

  • Save the Date! The 5th Annual Pocketbook Bingo & Gift Auction will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021!

Attendance UPDATE!

It is important you call the attendance line at 732-431-3910, option 1, for the following reasons:
  1. To report your child absent if he/ she is neither well enough to come to school nor attend school virtually.
  2. If your child is not feeling well, and he/she is scheduled to attend school in person, please keep your child home. He/she may still access school virtually and be marked present for the school day. However, you must call the attendance line to let us know.
In either case, please leave a message with your child's name, grade, specific reason for absence, duration of absence (if known), and your relationship to the student. You may also email Kristy Patmore at

Need to translate the Genesis Parent Portal into another language?

To see your child's Genesis Parent Portal in another language:
  1. Sign into Genesis.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  3. Look in the bottom left corner where you will see the prompt to select the language, as pictured here.

Technology Issues?

If you have technology issues, please email Mr. Goldstein at

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Monday, January 11, 2021: Hybrid Schedule Begins

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Important Links

Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School

The mission statement of the Eisenhower Middle School is to encourage children to reach their unique potential and to empower them to become lifelong learners.