Cooper P.A.W.S.

Please "PAWS" with us for a Cooper School Update

August 14, 2020

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PTA Updates:

2020-2021 Cooper Parent-Teacher Association Executive Board Members

President: Allie Moser

VP of Ways & Means: Shazia Ansari

VP of Communication: Melissa Montgomery

Treasurer: Amanda LeeMasci

Secretary: Bridgett Moore

Our PTA is hosting a Coffee & Conversation Zoom session as an opportunity for parents to connect as a community. Please join us on Saturday August 22nd at 9:00am. The link will be posted on the PTA Facebook Page.



Student Cohort Assignments-

All students have been assigned to a cohort for the upcoming school year. Each family should have received a message on Monday evening through our district system which indicated your child's assigned cohort. If you did not receive the aforementioned message please reach out to our main office so that we can share this information with you.

Student Homeroom Assignments and Transportation Information-

Classroom assignments and bus stop information will be shared through the Genesis Parent Portal during the final week of August. Please be sure that you are able to log into the Parent Portal using the email address on file for your account. If you do not know your password, you can enter the email on file and click "Forgot Password"

Parent Forms-

All district parent forms will be completed electronically through the Genesis Parent Portal. A message will go out to families when the forms become available. Parents/guardians are encouraged to complete these forms prior to the first day of school.

District Updates-

This Minute with Dr. Meloche addresses Gov. Murphy's comments in his press conference on 8/12/20 regarding the reopening of schools. Dr. Meloche's has provided a written statement as well. Click here to view.

Click Here to review the full WE Return to Learn Plan


What's Happening:

8/22: PTA Coffee and Conversation (9am)

9/3 & 9/4: Teacher In-Service

9/4: Kindergarten Open House *

Tentative Schedule- 9:30am Cohort A and 10:15am Cohort B

9/8: First Day of School (Cohort A in-person; Cohort B remote)

Back to School Night Information will be forthcoming.

*Additional information will be sent to families.


Support for Families:

Heading back to school in the fall can be stressful in a typical year, and I'm sure we all agree that this year has been anything but typical. The Edutopia website offers several resources for families such as Back-to-School checklists, articles about easing transitions, technology tips, and much more. August is an excellent time to set the stage for your child whether he/she will participate in the hybrid or full remote model. Be sure to share positive messages about school and reassure your child that even though school will look a little different this year, the parents and teachers are going to work together to make learning fun!

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James F. Cooper School

Our mission is to teach all children to love learning, embrace challenges and strive to achieve their personal best. Our Cooper Community will demonstrate respect, ownership, acts of kindness and responsibility to encourage active citizenship.