Toms River High School South

March 12th 2021

Dear TR HS South Family,

We could not be more excited about the return of more than half of our students to in-person instruction on Monday March 15th! As the Toms River High School Faculty and Staff continue to progress towards a "normal" academic setting our school and district remain committed to the safety and well being of all of our students, staff and school family. As stated in the letter from our Interim Superintendent Mr. Thomas Gialanella, our schools are providing extra safety measures to our air quality to kill and eliminate covid related germs on surfaces and in the air ( ).

At this time all bus passes are now available through the Parent Portal. Please also continue to log in daily to submit the covid pre-screen form also found on the Parent Portal as well before leaving your home each morning. Masks are a must and face shields will be available to students as extra precautions if they choose to wear one.

At Toms River High School South our focus will always remain on the growth and support of our students. There absolutely is no better way to support our learners than live in-person instruction. I am certain that on Monday there may be some delays and tweaks made to facilitate this new norm, but I promise all of you that it will be well worth it for everyone.

AS "THE Chief not in a HAT" would say:

As we head back to the Halls

We all know and all love

It will be a great Leap of Faith

From someone or something from above

As Testing In Person Might Be YOUR Concern

Worry Not Young Indian, I am on it and we are all here to Learn

Rest easy this weekend

Be excited, Don't Hide

Come Monday....OOOHHHH Monday is THE RETURN OF SOUTH PRIDE!!!!!!


Michael Citta

Tribe On and Be Well!

Wednesday Night Live Series

Wednesday, March 17th, 5:30-7:30pm

This is an online event.

This is a series of informational talks and presentations to help support and prepare our students and families for success during and after High School. For those families who can not attend, all sessions are recorded for viewing on our school's website.


The Link to these programs will be posted on the Guidance Website (Linked to the HSS webpage) and the Guidance Instagram (@hss_guidancegram) FOLLOW US for all important Guidance Information

Senior Scholarships

Toms River High School South



John R. Brown Memorial Scholarship

March 9, 2021

Experimental Aircraft Association Scholarship (EEA) Ocean County Chapter 898

March 12, 2021

Master Gardener Association, Inc. - Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County

March 12, 2021

Michael Corrigan Memorial Scholarship

March 13, 2021

Marine Trades Association Scholarship - Automotive Training Center in PA

March 16, 2021

Marine Trades Association of NJ - Boating Industry Scholarship

March 16, 2021

Seaside Italian American Club Scholarship

March 16, 2021

Toms River Police Foundation Scholarship

March 17, 2021

Toms River HS South Retirees Scholarship

March 18, 2021

Community Medical Center Scholarship

March 18, 2021

Gilford Park Yacht Club

March 19, 2021

Joseph Fulginiti Scholarship for The Kingdom of Lucerne

March 19, 2021

Father Rucki Scholarship - St. Barnabas

March 22, 2021

Kathleen E. McGovern Fiore Memorial Scholarship

March 22, 2021

Ocean County Retired Educators Assoc. Philanthropic College Fund Scholarship

March 22, 2021

TRBA - Toms River Basketball Association Scholarship

March 22, 2021

Seaside Heights Education Association, Inc. Scholarship

March 24, 2021

Toms River Fire & Police Dispatchers - FMBA Local 483

March 25, 2021

Toms River Rotary Club Scholarship

March 25, 2021

TREA Scholarship Fund

March 29, 2021

Linda Ritacco Memorial Scholarship Fund

March 30, 2021

South Toms River Elementary PTO Scholarship (Douglas Al. Pecina)

March 30, 2021

VFW Post No. 8885 Scholarship - Essay Contest

March 31, 2021

Rolling Thunder, Inc. - NJ Chapter 2 - POW - MIA

March 31, 2021

Toms River School District Administrative & Supervisory Council Scholarship Fund

April 1, 2021

D’Onofrio Foundation Scholarship

April 12, 2021

Toms River High School South Kickers Club Boys Soccer Scholarship

April 12, 2021

Toms River Sunrise Rotary Scholarship

April 13, 2021

Barbara Jean Hughes Memorial Scholarship

April 14, 2021

Pine Beach Elementary School PTO Scholarship

April 14, 2021

Hooper Avenue Elementary PTO Scholarship

April 14, 2021

Toms River H S South Alumni Association Scholarship

April 16, 2021

Ocean County Historical Society Scholarship (L. Manuel & Janet Hirshblond Com. Svc. Award)

April 16, 2021

Italian American Cultural Society of Ocean County, Inc. Scholarship

April 19, 2021

West Dover Elementary School PTO Scholarship

April 19, 2021

Beachwood Elementary School PTO/Maureen C. Zuck Scholarship

April 21, 2021

South Jersey Bass Club Association Scholarship

April 21, 2021

Toms River Police Benevolent Association (PBA) #137

April 23, 2021

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Kathleen Barra Memorial Scholarship

April 23, 2021

Ocean First Foundation Scholarship

April 30, 2021

Walnut Street Elementary School Scholarship Fund (Virginia A. LaForgia, Phyllis Zurkeide)

May 7, 2021

Toms River Little League - Tom 'The Candyman" Kelleher Scholarship

May 7, 2021

Message from our Nurse's Office

Dear Parents/ Guardians:

The "School Health Program" designed to improve, protect, and promote the health of all students has been delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions. As a result of COVID-19, the school nurses will not be providing students with health screenings this year. Please contact your child's school nurse, if there is a specific concern regarding your child's health.

Furthermore, the Academy of Pediatrics recommends all children to have a yearly wellness visit. If your child has received his/her annual physical from a pediatrician, please forward a copy of the physical to the school nurse.


Good morning Parents and Guardians:

Attached you will find details regarding opting-in for text message alerts from our school and district. Earlier this week you should have received a message to access the Parent Portal and update the primary cell phone number. In order to receive the text alerts, that number must be updated. Please review the details of the opt-in message that you will receive, which include the sender's mobile number and the message you will receive.

School Messenger Opt-In (2).pdf


Seniors Make Sure You Stay In Touch With All Things Class of 2021!

Here are all of the Platforms your should be visiting provided by your Class President!

Senior Google Classroom code: @g2ex6hp

Class Remind:

Send text to 81010

Text this message @trs2021

Class Instagram: trs.2021


Securly Classroom is a tool our teachers have access to that enables them to provide students with over-the-shoulder support. It allows the teacher a look into students’ screens* so that they can guide, monitor, and communicate with students when class is in session and students are signed into their district-provided Google accounts. Teachers can push out links, bring students to specific sites as a group, and guide them on their screens if they are struggling. Students can raise their hand if they have a question with the click of an icon and ask questions in a chat with the teacher if they need one-on-one support.

The program is enabled on all district chromebooks and is also accessible on non-district Chromebooks, Windows and Mac computers during class time when a student is signed into his/her district Google login. As a notification to students and parents that the program is in use, the district will be enabling a message box that will appear on the screen for students when a session is active.

*During a live session, the browser tab that a student has open is visible to teachers, as well as a listing of titles for other tabs. The teacher does not have access to the site or information on any other tabs and cannot navigate to those tabs; nor does the teacher have access to the computer’s desktop, menus or other programs.

Morning Announcements

For more South Happenings and Morning Announcements please visit:

Toms River High School South

Mr. Michael Citta Principal

Mr. John Oberti Assistant Principal 12th Grade and 11th Grade (N-Z)

Mr. Christopher Peck Assistant Principal 10th Grade and 11th Grade (Fi-M)

Mr. Mark Sullivan Assistant Principal 9th Grade and 11th Grade (A-Fe)