January Family Newsletter

January 6, 2021

Dear Copper Hill Families,

Our holiday celebrations may have looked different this year, but we hope that they were filled with peace, joy, and family. We wish you all a 2021 filled with great health, happiness, and prosperity. We are forever grateful for our school community, who continues to be BRAVE, SMART, KIND, and CONNECTED.

Please see important reminders below.

With great appreciation,

Jesse Lockett


Amy Switkes

Vice Principal


Health and Safety


  • We must continue to work together to ensure the safety of our school community. Please contact our school nurse, Mrs. Maslankowski via email lmaslank1@frsd.k12.nj.us, if there has been a close contact, symptoms, a positive test, or if you have traveled over winter break. In addition, please be sure to contact the main office if you anticipate any travel in the upcoming months.

  • Please continue to complete the health screening in Genesis each morning your child is attending in-person learning by 7:30 AM.

  • Please continue to read Dr. McGann’s newsletters pertaining to the impact of COVID 19.

In-Person PE Classes:

  • Continue to dress your child in layers of clothing, as we will continue to go outside for physical education and mask breaks during the winter months.


Student Attendance:

  • Please continue to correspond with the office if your child is going to be absent from school. If your child is virtual or on their remote week, this is also important so that we can document accordingly.
  • During virtual learning, if your child is late to attend virtual classes, he/she will be marked tardy or early dismissal if they miss afternoon learning sessions.

Virtual/Remote Substitutes:

  • If a remote learning teacher is absent, then students may receive live instruction from a substitute, a Copper Hill staff member, or asynchronous (not live) instruction/lessons.
  • Notification will come from the school, and/or teacher, that there will be a modification to the facilitation of the lesson.

Tips to Help Your Child at Home

In order to maximize your child’s educational success during virtual instruction, we recommend the following strategies and guidelines:

  • Please ensure that your child is working in an appropriate learning environment. The environment should have the fewest distractions possible and the device should be stationary on a stable surface. Students should come to class on time and with their learning materials ready.
  • Communicate with your child's teacher individually outside of instructional time if you have questions or concerns. Please avoid interrupting live instruction.
  • All anticipated absences, late arrivals, or early departures from the virtual classroom should be communicated by a parent/guardian to the homeroom/remote teacher.

January Lunch Menu

Please visit our school website each month for the daily lunch menu.

Your patience, flexibility, and continued support are greatly appreciated!