Mariner Weekly

February 16, 2021

Expanded In Person Learning

As I'm sure that you are all now aware, our district is ready to begin the next stage of our re-opening plan.


On Monday, March 1, all elementary schools will offer four in-person half days of instruction for all students, with Friday continuing as a virtual day of teaching and learning. Our students in grades 6-12 will shortly follow with this option beginning on Monday, March 15. This progression of our #TRSafeReturn plan still honors the all-virtual option for students. We will continue our 7:15am - 11:15am in person schedule followed by afternoon virtual supports.


Currently listed in your child's Parent Portal is the following message:


Learning Model Selection Form in Genesis - Due: Tuesday, February 16


Any subsequent change to the learning model selected below must be requested through completion of the Request to Change Learning Model form available on the district website. Please note that students are limited to one change request per marking period, which must be submitted at least 10 calendar days before the student is eligible for in-person services. If a learning model is not selected for your child by Feb. 16, 2021, they will default to in-person learning.


Choice 1: Full in-person learning four shortened days a week. This will entail in-person instruction for four days per week and one day of virtual learning. This choice reflects a commitment through the end of the school year that can only be changed by request, as noted above.


Choice 2: Remote learning model. This includes utilizing our Google platform for live instruction, video instruction and interactive online tools five days per week from home. This choice reflects a commitment through the end of the school year that can only be changed by request, as noted above.



Please discuss these options and make the best decision for your children and family. If your child or family is dealing with a underlying health concern, you may want to remain virtual. The last thing that we want is for people to get sick.


However, we have been working and providing a safe atmosphere for all of our students and staff members. Our protocols allow for sanitizing throughout the day and maintaining an appropriate social distance. All are required to wear masks throughout the day.


A large part of a child's education occurs through the social and emotional interactions that occur inside of the building. This is very difficult to fully emulate through virtual learning. The face to face interaction between fellow students as well as their teacher is paramount.


Additionally, some of our students may have realized that taking tests is much easier at home than in school with their teachers. As our students prepare for the world beyond our walls, please consider the fact that bosses, college professors, and placement tests will not alter their expectations. They will expect the same level of competency as they have in the past. Preparation and content mastery are vital components of future success.

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Congratulations to Senior Michael Tresvalles, who has moved to the next round of the National Merit Scholarship Program. Michael has now been named a finalist. Only 15,000 of the millions of students who took the PSAT last year qualify as finalists. Approximately half of these students will be named as National Merit Scholars. Winners will be notified in March.

EXXONMOBIL EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE

Thank you to the Sharma Family and the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance for the generous $500 grant that will benefit our Math and Science program.
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S2 ONLINE PERSONAL FINANCE:

Students who signed up for the S2 Online personal finance (and have COMPLETED AN APPLICATION)…An email was sent out regarding information on how to log on, password, username, google class code, etc. to your student email.


Please follow instructions and sign up for Remind and Google Classroom. ASAP.


Class runs from February 4th-June 1st

Questions, email Mrs. Lee: mlee2@trschools.com

CLUB PHOTOS!!

Scheduled for Wednesday 2/17 & Thursday 2/18 from 11:30 - 2pm in the Gold Cafeteria. Please see your advisor for specific times.


STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT YET PICKED UP THEIR CHROMEBOOKS WILL BE ABLE TO DO SO AT THIS TIME. IF YOU CURRENTLY HAVE A LOANED DEVICE, REMEMBER TO BRING IT WITH YOU.

ATTENTION SENIORS!!!

Senior Breakfast will be on February 22nd at 11:30AM in the senior parking lot.
You MUST BRING STUDENT ID to receive your sandwich. Feel free to hangout in your vehicle in the parking lot until 12:45

FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATION

Seniors and their Parents are invited to a virtual Financial Aid presentation on Wednesday, February 24 at 6PM. Karen Wilson-Wylie, Senior Financial Aid Advisor, from Ocean County College will present an overview of financial aid information and focus on the FAFSA. There will be a question and answer period after the presentation.


Seniors and their parents are STRONGLY encouraged to virtually attend this informative presentation.

The google meet link is: meet.google.com/can-xsua-pwh

UNDERCLASS YEARBOOK PHOTOS!

Scheduled for Monday 2/22 and Tuesday 2/23 in the Media Center.

If you are present in the building and need to have your picture taken, please go down to the Media Center during Physical Education class.

All virtual students should adhere to the following schedule:

12:00 -1:00 Last names A-K (either day)

1:00 - 2:00 Last names L-Z (either day)


Order pictures online at www.lorsstudio.com

Online login code is: 21-50N

If you have any questions or concerns about pictures, contact Lors customer service department at 908-964-0847 or via email (best way during covid-19) customerservice@lorsstudio.com Monday-Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm.

Please Note: While you are in the building for pictures, take advantage of the opportunity to check out your Chromebook if you have not already done so.


There’s still time to order YEARBOOKS!

CLICK HERE to purchase and reserve your copy of the Treasure Chest yearbook!

SCHOLARSHIPS!!

There are new scholarships posted to the HS North Guidance Scholarship page: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rAFOnVfnX10HZ6r28crRFwVREwD1il8qudqFXmm_9MA/pubhtml Check the site often as new scholarships will be added as they are sent to us. The more you apply to, the more money you can earn. PAY ATTENTION TO DEADLINES. Contact your counselor with any questions.