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Principal Update ~ May/June 2019

End of Year Greetings!

Hello Orchard Hill families! It's hard to believe that another school year is coming to an end! The amount of student growth from September to June is always astounding. The students have grown significantly as readers, writers, mathematicians and scientists. Mr. Van Hise and I are very proud of their accomplishments in all of these areas. Additionally, we have seen them grow socially into responsible young citizens, living up to the pillars of character. Thank you for supporting these important values!

Our second graders enjoyed a "move-up day" visit to Village Elementary School and learned all about their new school from Principal Lacy, Asst. Principal Maccarone and many 3rd grade experts! The Orchard school community will send them off with our traditional clap-off in June. We wish them all the best as they transition to VES.

We welcomed a new group of Kindergarten students and their families to OHES at our orientation on May 17th. Whether new or returning families, we look forward to working together over the next three years and encourage getting involved with our PTA!

As another school year comes to a close we look forward to many end of year celebrations with our students. It's been a fantastic year! We wish all of our students and families a relaxing summer and look forward to welcoming everyone back in September!

Warmest regards,

Mrs. Scotti and Mr. Van Hise

Check Your Calendar!

  • 6/10 School Closed
  • 6/14 OHES Fun Day
  • 6/18 Fun Day rain date
  • 6/17- 6/21 - End of Year Parties
  • 6/24 - Last Day for Students, Early Dismissal, 1:30 p.m.

Student Placement Process 2019-2020

As the end of the school year approaches, plans for classroom placements are being made. Building administration will work closely with classroom teachers and guidance counselors to place current Kindergarten through 2nd grade students. We will place all 2nd graders into 3rd grade with the assistance of VES principal, Ms. Lacy.

All students will be placed in heterogeneous classes with the best possible teacher match and a positive group of classmates. Any specific academic needs will be taken into consideration first. We cannot honor requests for specific teachers and requests for specific students can present a challenge. However, we will consider input regarding special circumstances or information the school does not already have. Pertinent information shared in previous years must be resubmitted. Letters or emails must be in writing and received by June 7th.

Please trust us to make the best placement possible for all children. It is important to us that students have successful academic and developmentally appropriate experiences in school with talented and caring teachers. Final placement information will be available in August online through Parent Resources.

Health Office Information

Pamela Schrum - Phone (609) 466-7605 (ext. 1600) Email pschrum@mtsd.us

If your child currently has medication in stock in the health office, please plan to stop by anytime on June 21st or June 24th to pick it up. New Jersey state law prohibits public schools from storing medications in the health office over the summer. this includes Epi-Pens, inhalers, insulin, eye drops, and prescription and non-prescription medications, such as Tylenol, Advil or Benadryl. All medications not picked up by a parent by 1:30 p.m. on June 24th, 2019 will be discarded in compliance with state regulations. Students are not allowed to carry any medication home in their backpacks as per Montgomery Township School District policy. Exceptions cannot be made to this policy.

If your student has a Life Threatening Allergy or Asthma please have the appropriate medical forms completed by your child's physician for the 2018-2019 school year and bring them to the Health Office (along with any medication) before the first day of school. We cannot use this year's completed forms.

Health Forms for the 2019-2020 school year will be sent to parents electronically. Please log onto your Parent Resources account to ensure the email address on file reflects a current working email address.

The Health Office at OHES wishes you and your family a happy and safe summer!

Report Card Access

Your child's final report card for this year will be available online starting June 24 at 1:30.

They will be available to view, print and save.

To log in:

1. Visit https://parents.mtsd.k12.nj.us

2. Enter your username (your email address), and your password. If you forgot your password, use the "Forgot My Password" link just below the Login button. Your password will be sent by email in a few minutes.

If you are unable to log in or do not have an account, please contact Jaime Velez at


Exercise Kids Minds This Summer!

Looking for some activities to keep your child's mind busy this summer? Check out the following link https://www.naesp.org/sites/default/files/RtP_SummerLearning_1.pdf


If your family is moving out of district, to any other address within district, or if your child will not be returning to Montgomery Schools next year, please notify Mrs. Guaimano and Mrs. Chidyllo, in the main office, as soon as you have finalized your plans. They can be reached at (609) 466-7605. If you choose to send an email, please email both Mrs. Guaimano and Mrs. Chidyllo. Their email addresses are dguaimano@mtsd.us and pchidyllo@mtsd.us.

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