The Generals' Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 12/6/2020

Reminder about instructional day

This is just a reminder that while our eight period day concludes at 11:40 am, instruction runs through the afternoon in the form of office hours, small group instruction, and intervention. We encourage you to take some time to review your child's schedule to ensure he/she takes advantage of all educational opportunities available to him/her.

This Week's Schedule

  • All students are virtual.
  • Students will return to the hybrid model on Monday, December 14th.
  • It is not necessary to complete the Daily Parent Covid form while students are attending school virtually.

Honor Roll Certificates

First marking period honor roll certificates can be found on the parent portal under the documents tab.
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PTO Corner

Please join us Monday, December 7, 2020 @ 6:30pm for our next PTO meeting via Zoom

Meeting ID: 822 2995 5399

Passcode: 086536

Please see the following from the Eisenhower Middle School PTO:
  • Save the Date! The 5th Annual Pocketbook Bingo & Gift Auction will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021!

School Pictures

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

Stay tuned!

Pictures orders will be available for pick up all week. Weather permitting, there will be boxes per grade level placed on a table outside the main entrance from 7:30 am - 2:00 pm.

If your student took a photo and you would like to order a package

visit Kids at Heart Photography at:

8th Grade Graduation Gowns


Gown orders are due by December 11, 2020

  • Order form can be found here:
  • USING A SIBILING'S GOWN-We kindly ask you fill out an order form indicating your intent at the bottom.
  • 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.

Please use the Office Drop Box for all orders. It will be placed 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

Application Checklist due to Guidance office no later than Friday, 12/18.

Email –

Fax – 732-294-7180

Mail – Eisenhower Middle School, 279 Burlington Road

Drop of Box – Between 9 – 2 Monday through Friday

The application can found 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

    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.