The Generals' Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 11/29/2020

This Week's Schedule

  • All students are virtual.
  • Students will return to the hybrid model on Monday, December 14th.
  • Please continue to fill out the Daily Covid Parent form on your child's scheduled in school days so we may continue to plan for a safe, healthy learning environment for our Generals!

School Pictures

School pictures have arrived.

If you ordered photos, pick up day will be:

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST - 7:30am to 2:00pm.

Photos will be organized, alphabetically, in boxes by grade.

Missed Picture Day?

There will be a Make-up Picture Day in January 2021.

Stay tuned!

Your student took a photo, but you haven't ordered them yet?

Visit Kids at Heart Photography at:

Food Drive/Blessing Bag Collection

Working in partnership, the Eisenhower Student Government and DDE PTO are asking for donations to their Food Drive and Blessings Bag Collection. Please see below for items to donate and consider helping out both of these worthy causes.

The drive is running from Monday, November 23rd and ends Friday, December 4th. There will be a bin located outside the main entrance for the duration of the drive.

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8th Grade Graduation~Important Information


We will once again be using Kilbourne & Kilbourne for our graduation gowns. Order form can be found here: Please review the following information regarding graduation gowns:

  • Gowns are sold in units, each consisting of a Gown and 2021 Tassel. The cost is $20.15 per unit.
  • Additional Keepsake Tassels are available at $8.75 each.
  • The district does not use graduation caps.
  • If you plan for your child to use a sibling's gown, please complete the form indicating your plan at the bottom of the form.
  • Gown orders are due by December 4, 2020.

A drop box for all orders will be available outside the main entrance all week from 7:30am-2:00pm for your convenience. If you are unable to drop off your order, we ask you mail it to the school: Eisenhower Middle School, 279 Burlington Road, Freehold, NJ 07728, ATTN: Linda DiStasi.

Information for 8th Grade Students

Monmouth County Vocational School District Information Sessions are now available online Please visit

There are 3 sections to the remote information session:

  1. MCVSD Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent message
  2. View the Video for the school you are interested in
  3. View the Admissions Video
  4. Submit the Google Form: This will serve as documentation you viewed the video for the school you are applying to

Applicants will be required to watch the remote information session in order to apply. Remote information sessions will be available November 1 – December 4, 2020.

The application can also be found on the same page or on the MCVSD Home Page at

  • For information on Career Academies Information, please visit -
  • For information on admission procedures, please visit
  • Yearbooks

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

    Please use the following link to reserve your copy:

    DDE Masks Still Available

    If you are interested in purchasing any DDE masks, please use the following link:

    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

    PTO Corner

    Please see the following from the Eisenhower Middle School PTO:

    Technology Issues?

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

    Mark Your Calendar!

    • Monday, December 7, 2020: Virtual PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm via Zoom
    • Monday, December 14, 2020: Students will return to the Hybrid schedule.

    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.

    No habla inglés?

    Puede traducir este boletín a otro idioma. Haga clic en el boletín y haga clic en el botón de traducción que se parece a la imagen aquí.

    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.