The Husky Weekly Update

A Sunday Newsletter of MRHS Related News

The Week of March 8th through March 12th!

5 Days of In-Person Instruction Starts Tomorrow!

As a reminder, students who are enrolled in in-person instruction will now be attending five days per week.

All students were informed of their cohort status last week via email. If you are unsure, please check the parent portal.

As a result of the hard work of the staff at Matawan Regional High School, social-distancing will be maintained in every classroom.

Attendance is critical to maintaining your in-person status. Students who are frequently absent will be notified that their status is in jeopardy. If there is no improvement, they will be moved to Cohort V and finish the year virtually.

Phasing-In Full Day Instruction

Beginning the week of March 15th, Matawan Regional High School will be working towards five full days of in-person instruction for students registered for in-person class.

This will be accomplished in three phases:

Phase 1: On Monday, March 8th, select students will receive an invitation asking if they would like to participate in full-day instruction beginning the week of March 15th. This will provide us with a small sample size to iron out the mechanics of conducting lunches.

If all goes well....

Phase 2: Beginning March 22nd, we will be introducing a larger sample using a "PM Cohort Model". This means that the following groups would stay full-day beginning March 22nd:

  • Monday and Tuesday- Cohorts A,C,D,E, and F

  • Thursday and Friday- Cohorts B,C,D,E, and F

  • Wednesday will remain the same with only “Cohort C” staying full-day.

If all goes well....

Phase 3: Beginning April 12th, we will start full day, in-person instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for all students enrolled in Cohorts A-F. Wednesday will remain the same with Cohorts A-F in-person in the morning and Cohort C staying full day.

Kindly understand that moving forward with each phase will be contingent upon evaluating the success of the preceding phase.

Updates about the process will continue to be posted in the "Husky Weekly Update."

Underclassmen Yearbook Photo Retakes

Underclassmen yearbook photos (grades 9, 10 & 11) will be taken on Thursday, March 18th in the lower gym from 11:45am until 1:30pm.

All students must make an online appointment. All students must complete the CrisisGo certification prior to entering the building. Students will enter using the lower gymnasium entrance, (door #25), on the side of the building where the athletic fields are located.

Students having a retake session must return the first package and pay $5.00.

Underclass Option Sheet

Picture Payment Envelope

Underclass Photo Information Sheet

Hands on Workshop Series!

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High School Prom Contract for Seniors

It's that time of year again...PROM! All seniors are welcome to complete the prom contract linked below beginning Tuesday, February 16th until Tuesday, March 16th. The prom contract will be closed to seniors following that date. Read each section of the contract carefully because there are a lot of new details.

Please click here to read more information about the restrictions and to see other important details regarding prom.

If you have any questions regarding prom, email Mrs. Ross at

2021 Senior Prom Contract

Northeast College Fair

NJ Advance Media ( is cohosting the Northeast College Fair from March 22 – April 11.

This FREE on demand online event will showcase approximately 50 colleges and universities across New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Registration is now open at

While the state and the nation are slowing emerging from pandemic restrictions, there is still hesitancy to travel and some limitations for colleges to host large crowds of students for in person college fairs. This virtual event provides a convenient way for high school juniors, seniors and parents to review and sort schools by region or areas of interest and includes links to the schools' virtual tours, programs, financial aid info, admissions contacts and online applications.

Click here to download the Northeast College Fair flyer for more information.

NJ Future Educators Association Conference

Attention MRHS Junior and Senior students interested in a career in education!

The NJ Future Educators Association is holding a state-wide conference on March 26th.

Registration information and workshop info can be found here:

For questions, contact Mrs. Lisciandro

Click here for a flyer with more information

This Week in Husky Athletics!!!

Congratulations Aaron Reingold! - ALC Student Athlete of the Week! - Bowling

Congratulations Olivia Colavito! - Directors 0f Athletics Association of New Jersey

Frank Baldachino Essay Scholarship Award Winner!

Congratulations Boys Basketball! - Shore Conference, Bracket C, Champs!

Friday, March 12th

Boys Winter Track & Field - Shore Track Coaches Association Meet - 5:00pm

@ the Bennett Center in Toms River

Girls Winter Track & Field - Shore Track Coaches Association Meet - 5:00pm

@ the Bennett Center in Toms River

Sunday, March 14th

Challenger Basketball - Home vs Brick Twp HS - 10:00am / NFHS Network

MRHS Paves the Way Project

Matawan Regional High School is excited to offer our students an opportunity to participate in our 2021 #MRHS_Pavestheway project, an artistic project representative of our time during the past year. We will be creating a labyrinth maze out of pavers in front of the school building. Please drop off all painted pavers to Mrs. O'Neill in Rm. 415 by April 1st.
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COVID-19 Related Updates/Information

CrisisGo! Precertification

This is a reminder to complete the CrisiGo Pre-Visit certification each morning. It is a requirement that it be completed prior to the child arriving at school (or boarding a bus) and we request that ALL students, whether in-person or remote, complete the screening daily.

This is an important step in the process of maintaining the health and safety of all of our schools. In evaluating the the impact of COVID-19 within the community, MRHS will be able to more accurately predict the speed in which we may increase the number of days of instruction for families who elect to participate in-person.


If my child is 18, am I permitted to have them complete the pre-certification each morning?: No. The precertification must be completed by the student's parent/guardian each day.

Where do the CrisisGo! questions come from?: Please see page 21 of the "COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Local Health Departments for K-12 Schools".

COVID-19 Information

The New Jersey Department of Health provides a guidance document for schools (located here). The document is updated as new guidance becomes available. When this happens, we will post new updates here.


What criteria is used to determine if someone is considered a "close contact?": In order to be identified as a "close contact," the individual must have been identified as being within 6 feet or more of someone with suspected or known COVID-19 for 15 cumulative minutes or more during a 24-hour period (Page 17).

Do you have questions regarding COVID-19 protocols and processes?: We are always here to help! Please send your questions to Ms. Godowski ( and Mr. Eyler ( so we can assist.

Recurring School News

MRHS Class of 2021 Yearbook Information

2021 Yearbooks are on sale. Go to the MRHS website, click on the yearbook (left column at the bottom) and you are at JOSTEN'S to order your year.
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Organization & Study Skills Support Program!

Students who may need assistance with organizational and/or study skills can be referred to participate in groups to develop these skills. Students (and their parents/guardians) interested in receiving such support should complete this form.

HS Tutorial Schedule

Need some extra help in some classes? Follow the link below for the 2020-2021 MRHS Tutorial Schedule. Gooogle Meet links are included.

March 2021 Tutorial Schedule

Lunch Provided for All MARSD Students

During this period of full remote learning, meals will continue to be available FREE OF CHARGE to ALL STUDENTS 18 years of age and younger. The pre-ordering of meals will continue during full remote learning and meal pickup will take place at Matawan Regional High School on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Door # 11 (by the tennis courts), from 12:00 - 2:00 PM. For further details, including the link for pre-ordering meals, please visit the food services section of the district website which can be accessed by clicking here. We will follow up with details regarding additional meal pickup locations in next week’s district correspondence.

Do You Need to Speak to Your Counselor or Case Manager?

If you need to make an appointment with your counselor or case manager, please complete the request form (located here).

Your request will be routed to your specific counselor or case manager, and they will contact you for an appointment (virtual).

NHS Virtual Peer Tutoring

National Honor Society will again be offering virtual peer tutoring!

NHS members are available for a variety of subject areas, virtually during lunch periods or after school. Please complete this form through your school email, and an NHS member will be in touch with you.

Please contact Ms. Rebecca Groninger if you have any questions.

MARSD Technology Update

If your child(ren) is in need of technology or wifi, or you are having difficulties with school-issued devices, he/she will be able to coordinate a day and time so you can come to our technology distribution site located at Matawan Regional High School.

To access this service, please email or call (732)705-5348. It will be important to have on hand your child(ren)’s name(s), school, grade, and identify if you need a chromebook and/or internet connection.

A member of the team will return your call shortly to provide a pick-up time. All pick-ups will be done near the tennis courts at the same door as food distribution. These details will also be explained in your return email/phone call.