Sussex Avenue News That You Can Use

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Dear Families,

I hope everyone had a great 1st week during the launch of Phase III. It was so nice to be able to see more students and interact with them. We all miss them terribly!

Below are a few gentle reminders:

  • If you have not done so already, please complete the Consent Form for Video/Audio Conference that was sent via Swift alert. This form is required for your child to participate in live sessions on Google Meet. If you have not completed the form, I have provided it here for your convenience.

  • Under no circumstances are Google Meet sessions to be recorded, screenshot, or otherwise shared by students or parents. Please ensure our teachers and students privacy rights are respected. Doing so is a violation of district policy.

  • Google Meet sessions and Google Classroom are not a means to discuss/communicate with your child's teacher regarding student specific issues and/or concerns. All parental questions/concerns are to be addressed in an email to your child's teacher.

  • If your child is working with a district issued chromebook, please remind them to handle them with care. We are seeing a demand in repairs and breakage. We are not able to keep up with the repairs. If you are in need of a chromebook we recommend purchasing online at Best Buy and Walmart.

I appreciate your understanding and adherence to these guidelines. Please contact me with any questions or concerns regarding the above items.

Stay Safe and Well,

Lorri Vaccaro


Student Learning Intentions for the Week

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April 27th - May 1st

This schedule is to help keep students organized on which Specials activities to complete. However, students will be able to access Specials activities throughout the week. The letter day will be shared by your child's homeroom teacher each day.

Parents please remind your child to make sure they are completing the activities in the Special Area classrooms as well each week. Your special area teachers are also working very hard to provide your child with content from these specialized areas as well. We appreciate your assistance.

Monday, April 27th is a C day.

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Sussex Stars ARE Brave!

Hello Sussex Stars and Families,

We would like to have some fun and bring some needed cheer with the help of you and your families. Are you BRAVE? Who are you BRAVE for? Want to show off your dance moves? Please see the attached FlipGrid ( and record yourselves dancing, holding up a sign, and flexing those muscles (no sound please). Parents please feel fee to join your child in the videos! We want to see you all!!

Please watch the videos for ideas of dance moves and lyrics. Mr. Lewis will be collecting the clips, please forward them to .

Have fun. Enjoy. Be Brave.

Sussex Avenue School Home and School Association (HSA) E-Blast

For this week's HSA e-blast click here.
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Student Attendance

Please note that all district policies remain in effect during this extended closure. Attached is the district attendance policy for your review. The school must be able to account for the whereabouts of the students that are enrolled. Should your child not be able to 'attend' to lessons for the day for any reason, please contact Ms. Goss to report your child absent at 973-292-2250 ext 6552.

If you are in need of assistance outside of school hours

If you need immediate assistance:

2nd Floor Helpline: Call or text 888-222-2228

National Suicide Prevention Helpline: Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

24/7 to be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center

Performcare- Mobile Response Services: 1-877-652-7624

Crisis Hotline Serving Morris County: 888-247-1400

Of course, if this is an emergency call 9-1-1.