From the Desk of Principal Kevin Raylman, October 7, 2022

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On Monday 10/10/22, all AM vocational students need to check in with the attendance office upon arrival at school. PM vocational students should check in to attendance after period 4 to obtain the study hall locations that they need to attend.


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Anyone who has purchased a Homecoming bid, and can no longer attend, please let the main office and/or Ms. Cantillo know ASAP. We do have students on the waitlist who would be happy to attend.


On Thursday October 6, 2022, you received an email with information pertaining to ordering your child's graduation cap, gown and diploma.

Please review the email and submit the requested information.

If you have any questions, please email dcicala1@trschools.com or call 732-505-5734 ext. 230007.


If you are interested in purchasing a 2023 yearbook, or creating an ad to recognize a senior, go to the following website: http://www.yearbookforever.com. Once you are there, it will ask you to search for our school. You should enter "Toms River High School South" and it will bring you to the page where you will be able to directly purchase a yearbook or create an ad. In order to be guaranteed a yearbook, make sure to pre-order using the link above. If you have any questions about purchasing a yearbook or ad, you can contact vdemario@trschools.com.
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Please be reminded that the following policies/rules are in place and will be enforced.

LATENESS TO SCHOOL - Only a note from a physician, driver's test verification, or parent note documenting a family emergency or religious observance will be accepted as an excuse for lateness to school. All other lates will be considered unexcused and result in the following:

  • Period 1 Lates (7:15 a.m. - 7:40 a.m.)

    • 3rd Late = one (1) First Period cut

    • 6th Late = two (2) First Period cuts

    • 9th Late = three (3) First period cuts, etc.

  • Lates after 7:40 am

    • 1st Late = one (1) First Period cut

    • 2nd Late = two (2) First Period cuts.

    • 3rd Late = three (3) First period cuts, etc. SEE CLASS CUTTING BELOW

CLASS CUTTING - Cutting class is not permitted and will be addressed as follows:

  • 1st Cut = one (1) detention

  • 2nd Cut = two (2) detentions

  • 3rd Cut = AEP - Parent Conference

  • 4th Cut = AEP - Parent Conference

  • 5th Cut = Removal from class

EXCESSIVE ABSENTEEISM - Absences from school in excess of eighteen (18) days will result in loss of credit. Excused absences documented by a medical note will be deducted from the total number of accumulated absences. Absence notes are required and must be submitted upon student return to school.

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From our Supervisors

South’s educators continue to work hard to motivate and inspire all students with a plethora of resources and activities. We are putting forth our best efforts to achieve this and bring joy to learning.

Our Art teachers, Mr. Greg Johnson, Ms. Lauren Ruhlin and Ms. Rebekkah Hunkele, have begun the process of the 70 year old tradition of painting downtown business windows that our community looks forward to and enjoys. Our art students are researching and sketching their ideas. They have the opportunity to provide feedback to each other about their designs. Although all students are expected to create a painting that shows subject, foreground, background, texture, and compositional elements, the subject of their painting, the composition and the color scheme is entirely up to the students. We can’t wait to see their creations!

We are so grateful to be a part of each students’ journey and to continue to share our amazing experiences at South!

Work Based Learning - September News

Students have started their internships at the Ocean County Courthouse, Cattus Island, and the Toms River Police Department. They are also interning at S.A.V.E. Rescue Shelter and all of our elementary schools as well as Sportscare Physical Therapy, and Atlantic Physical Therapy. They will also begin their internships at Community Medical Center and Ocean University Medical Center. We are currently accepting applications from seniors until 10/15 for the CE program during period 5. The CE program benefits seniors by:

  • Providing an opportunity for a paid work based learning experience
  • Offering a flexible schedule
  • Students can earn 15 credits
  • Demonstrates responsibility on college applications by working while attending school

If you are interested, please contact Ms. Tesoro at 732-505-5705, x222319 or email her at: jtesoro@trschools.com.


On Wednesday, October 12th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, Ocean County College will be hosting an Open House. If you are planning to attend OCC or are undecided, take advantage of this event! Register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-open-house-2022-tickets-389683823807.

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will open October 1st for the 2023-24 school year. Seniors and their parents/guardians should file early so that students can find out from their accepted schools what aid they will qualify for. File the FAFSA at www.studentaid.gov.

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