Toms River High School South
Dear TR HS South Family,
Once again, it is time for parents and students to start planning and preparing for another school year. We welcome back a full day and the “new normal” in our routines as we remain committed to provide our children with the confidence, knowledge and skills to successfully pursue their future college and career endeavors. We believe this process will be a reflection of developing personal relationships with our students through meaningful social, emotional, behavioral, and character skill development and effective instruction. Our school growth teams have spent the summer restructuring our curriculum and subsequent strategies to engage our students more efficiently and effectively in our 2021-2022 school year. Please review the district’s website (https://www.trschools.com) for specific details as to strategies, grading policies, attendance expectations, support services, as well as our Toms River South’s site with information specific to our great school . On behalf of the entire Tribe here at South, Welcome Back as 2022 is going to be all about you!
As we get back to our normal routine, this is a reminder that all students are expected to NOT have earbuds or headphones on in the building as well as hats and hoods on their heads. It is important that we adhere to these regulations to ensure the safety of everyone. With nearly 1450 students in the halls every 42 minutes it is extremely important that our staff and students can identify who is in the building at all times. Also, as I am a music lover myself, having the earbuds in and on would make it impossible to hear if we had to have an emergency announcement, evacuation or lockdown. For those reasons, I kindly ask for your continued support and cooperation to make sure our students have a healthy and safe educational environment.
Effective communication is essential to quality education. Very often a question or concern can be addressed and problems prevented by contacting your child’s teacher or guidance counselor; at times it is necessary to speak to an administrator; each of the assistant principals has a grade level assignment. I encourage you to contact the guidance department (732-505-5745) if you would like to speak to the counselor or the main office (732-505-5734) to speak to the appropriate administrator should you have any concerns. Additionally, all South staff members can be reached at their Toms River Schools e-mail, which can be found on the district web page.
Additionally, please take the time to fill out your child’s emergency information on the Parent Portal the first week of school. Please make sure all information is up to date and all contact numbers are current. Also, in our efforts to minimize paper usage, STUDENT SCHEDULES, progress reports and quarterly grades are accessible through our Genesis Portal. All parents and guardians are urged to set up a parent portal account if they have not already done so.
My best wishes that you enjoy the remaining days of summer.
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 getting back into a routine might be your concern
Worry Not Young Indian, I am on it and we are all here to Learn
Rest easy these dog days of summer
Be excited, Don't Hide
Come September....OOOHHHH September is THE RETURN OF SOUTH PRIDE!!!!!!
Tribe On and Be Well!
STUDENT SCHEDULES AND MORE ON THE PARENT PORTAL
- HOMEROOM AND CLASS SCHEDULE
- LOCKER AND COMBINATION
- BUS PASS with LOCATION and TIMES
- Media Release & Google Acceptance
- Nurse Screenings
- Clever Letter
- Cafe Info/School Cafe App
- School Calendar
- Health Programs
- Code of Conduct
Parent Portal Login: https://parents.trschools.com/genesis/sis/view?gohome=true
Vocational School Starts September 8, 2021
The Toms River Board of Education provides transportation to all Vocational Schools. Buses will pick up vocational students at designated school locations and transport them to and from their vocational school. Students are permitted to drive if they have completed the Vocational Driving Permission Form. Please see the attached document highlighting VOC Procedures.
Vocational bus shuttles will be provided to each of the following locations: OTC (Waretown), NLC (Lakehurst), TRC (Toms River),
BTC (Brick), JTC (Jackson), and ESL at High School North. All shuttle buses numbers, as well as time schedules, will be posted on the High School South web page and in the school during the last week of August.
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
Wednesday Night Live Series
Wednesday, Nov. 17th, 5:30pm
This is an online event.
CHECK OUT LAST YEARS SERIES ON OUR 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
STUDENT (SENIOR) PARKING
Parking – Students are not permitted to park on campus without proper registration and decal. Parking is limited to SENIORS ONLY! Failure to comply with the parking rules and regulations and/or disciplinary issues may result in loss of parking privilege. Parking applications are now available in the Main Office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. A parent signature is required along with valid driver's license, current motor vehicle registration and $5 for the permit fee. All paperwork is in the Main Office.
Summer Assignments—All Outh students are reminded to check our web page for English and Math assignments, which are due on the First Day of School! https://www.trschools.com/students/Summer
Counselor Student Last Name Email
Mrs. Dering A-De email@example.com
Mr. Vacca Di-K firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Waldron L-P email@example.com
Mrs. Starr Q-Z firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Maldonado A-Z email@example.com
Mr. Stratton A-Z firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be sure to fill out the technology survey form informing us of your respective needs. Please use the resources below from our technology department if you or a family is in need of any additional help or support.
VISITORS AND SECURITY
Security – Parents and guests should notify the Main Office before coming to the school. All inquiries should be made via email, phone call, and/or Google Meet. Please make sure that you have a proper ID with you before coming. Questions should be directed to the main office, guidance and/or CST as necessary.
As you move forward with school and fall planning, please keep the upcoming dates in mind.
August 18 & 19 – Welcome to the Class of 2025 – Freshmen Orientation! 9:00 am
August 28th- Pep Rally for Mr. Correll Voice of the Indians - Detwiler Stadium 4:00 pm
September 3rd- First Home Football game vs. Brick Township 7:00 pm
September 11th - HS SOUTH NIGHT AT THE BLUE CLAWS!!!! https://www.fevo.com/edp/Jersey-Shore-BlueClaws-vs-Greensboro-Grasshoppers--Toms-River-South-Marching-Band-LBLePaTb
September 30th – Visit the School Night 5:30 - 7:30 pm
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.
COVID INFORMATION: https://www.trschools.com/community/docs/2021/06/Restart-_-Recovery-Plan-_-2021_2022.pdf
TEXT MESSAGES FROM SCHOOL MESSENGER
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.
Toms River High School South
Mr. John Oberti Assistant Principal 12th Grade
Mr. Christopher Peck Assistant Principal 11th Grade
Mr. Mark Sullivan Assistant Principal 9th Grade and 10th Grade