Hoboken Public School District
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope that you had a nice weekend with your family. I want to let you know that there was a widespread Google outage early last week that disrupted mass email and robocall distribution. Thanks to many of our staff members and parents for letting us know that my emails and calls were not received. We were able to submit a help ticket and release those emails and calls that were blocked by spam. Google has rectified the issue on their end and we have been able to alleviate the problem on our end. I look forward to seeing our onsite staff members and learners for the next two and a half days before the winter break.
Tomorrow, I will be sending out the next Declaration of Intent to all families. The entire Hoboken Public School District will operate on a remote learning schedule, just as we did the week after Thanksgiving, from Monday, January 4th through Friday, January 8th. We will once again arrange for COVID-19 testing during the weekend of January 9th and 10th. The Declaration of Intent #4, providing families with the option of remote or onsite learning will run from Monday January 11th through Friday, February 5th. Again, all families will receive the Declaration Form tomorrow.
The past nine months have been difficult for so many families. As you know, I launched Operation Gratitude: Gift Card Drive just two weeks back. My office has been collecting gift cards to distribute to parents and guardians for the holidays. To date, we have collected $14,015.00 in the following gift cards:
American Express: $150.00
Children's Place/GAP/Old Navy/Macy's/Sephora/Build A Bear: $375.00
Jersey Mike's: $10.00
ShopRite/Trader Joe's: $4675.00
$11,015.00 in gift cards have already been distributed to 440 parents and guardians, and their children, as identified by principals, teachers and our Office of Enrollment. An additional $3,000 was distributed to the West Side Women to give out to families in the Hoboken Housing Authority. This is absolutely amazing. I can't thank you enough for responding to this call for help. This entire school community, from families to staff members, always rises up to assist those in need and it is the greatest testament to your generosity and humanity.
As additional gift cards come in over the next day or so, we will continue to log them in, record them and distribute them. There is no greater gift in this world than gratitude and when we are more grateful to give than we are to receive, everyone benefits.
Be sure to join us for tomorrow evening's virtual district wide winter concert. It is certain to be a wonderful event. I would also like to invite you to participate in our upcoming school community book club, sponsored by the Hoboken Public Education Foundation. I am extremely excited, along with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, to introduce our book selection, Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture & Identity.
Christine A. Johnson
Superintendent of Schools
Don't Miss Our District Wide Winter Concert
I am so excited to announce our district-wide, virtual winter concert on Monday, December 21st from 6:30 PM -7:00 PM. The zoom link to enter is
Congratulations to Hoboken Public School District's Governor's Educators and Education Services Professionals of the Year
- Ashley Babilonia
Brandt Elementary School Education Services Professional of the Year
- Amanda Gonzalez
Connors Elementary School Educator of the Year
- Fran Azzarto
Connors Elementary School Education Services Professional of the Year
- Christy Gaudio
Wallace Elementary School Educator of the Year
- Victor Lucatorto
Wallace Elementary School Education Services Professional of the Year
- Maryke Morales
Hoboken Middle School Educator of the Year
- Rose Lemaire
Hoboken Middle School Education Services Professional of the Year
- Allison Kershis
Hoboken High School Educator of the Year
- Paul Huggins
Hoboken High School Education Services Professional of the Year
- Michelle McGrievey
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Letters of Love to Senior Citizens
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New Team Wilderness Hiking Opportunities in Harriman State Park for Middle & High School Students
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Hoboken High School Athletics Update
Winter sports are approaching and as of now our plan is to move forward with them. However, the NJSIAA just modified the start dates for Winter Sports....
Basketball and Bowling -- Practice Starts January 11th. First competition is January 26th. End of the season is March 6th.
Swimming and Track & Field -- Practice Starts February 1. First competition is February 16. End of the season is March 27.
Girls Volleyball and Wrestling -- Practice Starts March 1. First competition is March 16. End of the season is April 24.
Registration is now open for Basketball, Wrestling, Track, Swimming, Cheer, or Bowling.
Please visit our athletic website for information on schedules, online registration, our online apparel store, and much more! And follow us on Twitter @hobokenredwings
Scenes from Hoboken Middle School - Students Learning Both Onsite and Remote
Scenes from Hoboken Elementary Schools - Students Learning Both Onsite and Remote
Hoboken Public Schools - A District Dedicated to Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships
The Hoboken Public School District will be recognized as a premier educational choice and widely known as a best-practice model for academic growth, high quality instruction, innovative and equitable programs, engagement, facilities and personalized pathways that are essential for college, career and life-preparedness in our ever-changing, interconnected global society.
The Hoboken Public School District will prepare confident and resilient graduates who value academic achievement, embrace challenge, honor diversity, appreciate collaboration, and respectfully contribute to their local and wider communities.
Our District Goals
The Hoboken Public School District will implement a rigorous, relevant and responsive curriculum that meets the needs of all students, fosters personalized pathways for learning, and ensures continuous academic growth.
The Hoboken Public School District will support its diverse staff in professional growth, encourage them to serve as role models, and empower them to provide the highest quality of instruction for our students.
The Hoboken Public School District will develop and implement unique and innovative programs that promote global learning, ensure equitable access, and foster the social, emotional and academic growth of each student.
The Hoboken Public School District will engage and communicate with families and the wider community to bridge understanding and advance partnerships.
The Hoboken Public School District will operate well-maintained and safe facilities that respond to our growing student enrollment, support our academic and co-curricular programs, and promote pride across the city.