The General's Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 10/6/2019

Respect Week: 10/7-10/11

Please WEAR BLUE on MONDAY to stomp out bullying and WEAR BLACK & GOLD on FRIDAY to show your school spirit!

School is closed Wednesday, October 9th.

Picture Day is Wednesday, October 16th

Picture Forms will be sent home with your child this week. However, if you would prefer, you are welcome to preorder your pictures online at http://www.kidsatheartphotos.com - Preorder Code: Eisenhower 2019

Upcoming PTO Fall Social!

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For a printable version of the Fall Social form, please click here: http://bit.ly/2nbliAk

Academic Support

Academic Support begins this week. Meetings will take place from 2:20pm-3:10pm in room 569. Meetings are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. A calendar will be posted each month for specific meeting dates and changes.


Winter Sports

  • Winter sports include: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, and Wrestling
  • Winter sports begin on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Winter sports forms are due no later than Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • Physicals done on November 13, 2018 and after are valid for the Winter Sports season
  • To check Genesis to see if your child has a current sports physical, please click here and follow the instructions: http://bit.ly/2mlOUur

8th Grade Information: High School Opportunities

As you may be aware, there are a number of programs that your student may choose to apply to for high school. Please note that these programs are completely optional. Each student will be registered with the high school that he/she is districted to attend regardless of whether or not they apply to one of these programs or a private school.

Last week, a representative from the Freehold Regional High School District was here to present the Magnet Programs and the International Baccalaureate Program offered. Linked below are the presentation and handouts from that assembly. For further information, please visit frhsdmagnetprograms.com.

In addition, there are a number of Career Academies that are a part of the Monmouth County Vocational School District. Linked below is the brochure. For additional information, please visit https://www.mcvsd.org.

Please take the opportunity to review these programs in more detail and attend the open houses as indicated in the coming weeks.

If you would like to discuss this matter in more detail, please reach out to your child’s guidance counselor, Mr. Durante at gdurante@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us or Ms. Waldron at awaldron@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us.


Don't Delay! Buy Your Yearbook Today!

Impact of Sports Specialization

Please join guest presenter Dr. Ankur Desai for an informative evening on the Impact of Sports Specialization & Return to Play Best Practices on Thursday, October 17th at 7:00pm at Barkalow Middle School: https://www.smore.com/7ajr2

Upcoming PTO Events and Information

Free and Reduced Lunch Program

For those currently using the government assisted lunch program, please be aware the expiration date is October 22, 2019. In order to avoid interruption in this service, please complete the 2019-2020 application as soon as possible. Please note that any lunch charges incurred after the expiration date are your responsibility. These forms are also to be used by new applicants. Following is the form to apply for Free and Reduced Lunch:

Mark Your Calendar

  • Monday, October 7, 2019 through Friday, October 11, 2019: Week of Respect
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019: School Closed
  • Monday, October 14, 2019: School Closed for Students; Professional Development Day for Staff
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 8:00pm: Board of Education Meeting, 384 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019: Picture Day
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 7:00pm: Impact of Sports Specialization with Dr. Desai @ CTB
  • Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 9:00am: PTO Meeting in the STEAM Center
  • Friday, October 25, 2019 from 2:30pm-3:30pm: Fall Social
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019: Winter Sports Forms Due (see above for additional information)
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