EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Central Office Communications: Week of June 6, 2021

OUR CURRENT REALITY

Egg Harbor Township School Community,


We are now in the last full week of school. Many school sponsored end of the year activities have taken place and have brought a smile to our faces. It is so wonderful to see students being honored for their achievements, participating in championship competition, and/or enjoying a night at the prom, field day, or Renaissance celebration. This is #EHTPride. With patience and perseverance we are able to collaborate to celebrate!


Entering the month of June, we have received more changing guidance from the Governor and the New Jersey Department of Education regarding COVID-19 protocols for public schools. Despite the ease on mask restrictions throughout the state of New Jersey, public school students and staff are still required to wear masks while inside the school buildings. I have lifted the mandate for our secondary schools to require face shields and have left that as an option for staff and students; however, we must follow the mandates for mask wearing inside our schools.


Our summer programming includes learning acceleration opportunities for all students. Parents are encouraged to enroll their child in a relevant program that meets student needs and interests.


A kind reminder that it is very important for families that qualify for free and reduced lunch to register for our free and reduced meals program as soon as possible. Benefits include pandemic electronic benefits (P-EBT card), free and reduced internet service, SAT fee waiver, free college (dual credit) courses, free and reduced rates for AP testing and Seal of Biliteracy assessments, and millions in state and federal grants to enhance Egg Harbor Township programs.


#EHTStrong ! #EHTReady! #EHTPride #EHTRoadForward

Embrace - Engage - Educate


Stay Focused - Stay connected with us!


Yours in Education,

Dr. Gruccio

#EHTREADY: THE ROAD FORWARD

#EHTREADY

Students in Egg Harbor Township are #EHTReady. Here is an #EHTReady Video Playlist that we invite you to view and share with your child!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7-frtReHZMPYOk_Rm3qtlRyYz3RXGAjB

COVID-19 WEBPAGE and RESOURCES

Covid-19 Parent Resource Webpage

For the latest parent resource information, announcement and quick links visit: https://www.eht.k12.nj.us/c_o_v_i_d19_-_parent_resources_and_information

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

PRESCHOOL IN-PERSON REGISTRATION THIS WEEK!

@ehtnjschools will be offering in-person preschool registration opportunities. Online registration will also be available through June 25th on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please visit http://mvnt.us/m122080

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Egg Harbor Township School District is gearing up for the #ehtclassof2034! Register now for September 2021. Click here to complete your registration by June 15th: https://www.eht.k12.nj.us/registration. Students must be 5 years old by 10/01/2021.

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READING RESOURCES: PK-12

District Media Specialists have put together a list of reading resources for grades Pre K-12! Take advantage of what our media centers have to offer online: http://mvnt.us/m1177267 #ehtpride #ehtreads
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ONE STOP SHOPPING FOR EHT ED TECH

The EHT IT Department and Professional Development Committee have teamed up to bring an all-in-one Education Technology website for students, faculty, and families. Visit the website here: https://ehtedtech.weebly.com/


IC PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT INFORMATION!

Have you logged into Parent Portal lately? If you've forgotten your username or password, it can be reset online. Visit http://mvnt.us/m1189271 to check your account status.
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MORE SELF HELP VIDEOS...

  • USE OF GOOGLE CALENDAR to BOOK APPTS. w/ STAFF: Students can book one-on-one appointments with counselors, CST/YST members, or even their classroom teachers. Here is a brief tutorial on how to book appointments in Google Calendar with staff appointment slots: https://youtu.be/-SJFfya0WGo
  • GOOGLE CLASSROOM: VIDEO RESOURCE: Need help joining your Google Classroom? This video explains how to find your EHT School District Google Classroom codes and how to add or "join" an active Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzvUOJKkh3k&feature=youtu.be
  • GOOGLE MEET & GOOGLE CLASSROOM: For students looking to join their class for a live Google Meet session, this is a step by step of video of how to lactate and join the Meet from Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=i6lgBOh1YpU&feature=youtu.be
  • ACCESSING STUDENT EMAIL (GRADES 6-12): Egg Harbor Township School District now offers an internal email address for students in grades 6-12. This video will demonstrate how to access student email from the district website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVutLPNRs9I&feature=youtu.be
  • BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS FOR REMOTE LEARNING: This video offers some basic troubleshooting tips for those using a Chromebook or their own device in the virtual environment: http://mvnt.us/m1154434
  • GOOGLE RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: Google for Education has a resource for parents/guardians to learn and navigate the Google Tools. Take a look at this pdf and click on the embedded links for tutorials and more: http://mvnt.us/m1112980

CLIMATE & CULTURE

The culture of our schools includes our school improvement efforts to increase student achievement for ALL students. Where with Every Hand Together, Every child, Everyday is provided a relevant learning experience. Through professional development opportunities we are building an effective learning culture where students are provided a safe learning environment. Our teachers collaborate in professional learning communities to review student progress in order to provide ALL students with the opportunity to learn at high levels. We have a district -wide initiative that includes individualized interventions through the RTI process to assist ALL students with learning. We know that in order to successfully educate each student, we must be cognizant of each student’s individual learning needs. This can only be accomplished if we work together to eliminate any predictability of achievement disparities by race, ethnicity, gender, language, disability, and/or economics. All faculty and staff participated in equity training during our professional learning days. Together, we can achieve more!

#EMBRACE

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EHT POSITIVE VIBES 365

Start your day on the right foot with some positive vibes from @ehtnjschools! Every morning @ehtnjschools will post a quote of the day to help kick off your day with a positive mindset. #ehtpride #ehtpositivevibes365

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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Each day is kicked off at 7:30 am with a member of our school community stating the pledge. Every morning, I look forward to seeing who the guest presenter is and you can too by following our social media pages! @EHTNJSchools


Featuring Mason!

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EHT SCHOOL DISTRICT WELCOME MAT

@ehtnjschools is rolling out the "Welcome Mat" to our new staff! #ehtwelcomemat


SCHOOL MESSENGER REMINDER!

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more. Opt-in today!


JUST SEND "Y" or "YES" to 67587

EHT PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT SET-UP


  • Do you need an EHT Parent Portal account?
  • Do you have access to log-in?
  • Not sure how to request a Parent Portal account?



Follow the easy steps outlined in this video. Check out this short video to learn how to request an account. https://youtu.be/bL1Qqs8sNm4

Create a Parent Portal Account

INFINITE CAMPUS PARENT PORTAL: ACCESS to GOOGLE CLASSROOM & MOBYMAX INFO.

Families with an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account can log in and retrieve their child's MobyMax and Google Classroom login information. Check out this video to see where to access the information: http://mvnt.us/m1105711
Accessing MobyMax and Google Logins in Parent Portal

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION: UPDATE!

Visit http://mvnt.us/m1184363 to find The Mental Health Association of Atlantic County's Winter calendar for virtual services.

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SOCIAL DISTANCING SHOULDN’T MEAN SOCIAL ISOLATION

The NJ Department of Children and Families have compiled a list of resources available 24/7. Visit http://mvnt.us/m1157179 for more information.

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ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES!

Reminder to EHT families: Student Assistance Counselors have assembled a list of resources for those who need additional services. Visit http://mvnt.us/m1196372 for more information.
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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT & RESOURCES

As time passes, it can become difficult staying at home day in and day out. Some days may be easier than others in dealing with this national pandemic amongst other issues. Please know that our guidance counselors, social workers, student assistance counselors, school nurses, and our High School Teen Center serve as available resources daily to assist with any concerns, fears, and/or anxieties. Our district website and school websites provide contact information or call 646-7911 x 1001.

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EVERY HAND TOGETHER: PURSUING PUBLIC HEALTH


Every Hand Together: Pursuing Public Health: Every Hand Together: Pursuing Public Health: The following link is a playlist from Every Hand Together: Pursuing Public Health and a conversation with Mr. Santilli, Assistant Superintendent and Bob Franklin from the Atlantic City Rescue Mission @acrescuemission. http://mvnt.us/m1201424

Pursuing Public Health: Homelessness & Hunger with Bob Franklin - Overview

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

DONATE NOW TO SUPPORT AN INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND

The students at Davenport school need your help to build an inclusive playground. The Community Partnership of Egg Harbor Township has begun a fundraising effort to support ALL the students at @ehtnjdavenport. To pledge your support, click the link here: http://mvnt.us/m1181036 @communitypartnershipEHT

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GET A FLU SHOT!

Protect yourself and your community. Get a flu shot! Learn more at www.powertoprotectnj.org #powertoprotectNJ #fightthefluNJ

NJ DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID APP

Add your phone to the fight against COVID-19. Download the NJ Department of Health app and help stop the spread. http://covid19.nj.gov/app

STOCKTON OFFERS FREE VIRTUAL HOMEWORK COMPLETION PROGRAM

Stockton University's Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning is running a Virtual Homework Completion Program. For more information, visit https://stockton.edu/engagement

ATTENTION ALUMNI: YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A SUPERHERO!

The Egg Harbor Township High School Eagle Eye Newsletter is looking for alumni who are interested in being featured in an upcoming edition of the online publication. If you have a personal or professional accomplishment, a unique adventure or just something other EHTHS alumni may find interesting, please email:

alumni@eht.k12.nj.us


COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS

omcast will continue offering 2 months of free service to new Internet Essentials customers in response to emergency measures associated with COVID-19. For all new and existing customers, the speed of the program's Internet service has increased. Visit www.internetessentials.com/covid19 for more details.

JOB OPENINGS

The Egg Harbor Township School District are looking for qualified candidates for the job openings pictured below. Continue to monitor our website at eht.k12.nj.us and social media @EHTNJSchools.


For more information you can see all job openings and apply online at: https://www.applitrack.com/eggharbor/onlineapp/

EHT TRANSPORTATION: JOB OPENINGS

Egg Harbor Township School District is now hiring bus drivers, bus aides and subs. Interested applicants can call 609-927-2443 ext 1710 or can now apply online: https://www.applitrack.com/eggharbor/onlineapp/

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BECOME A SUBSTITUTE WITH EHT!

We're hiring for rewarding opportunities in Egg Harbor Township School District! To apply, visit https://bit.ly/3gGjAxX

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MEAL DISTRIBUTION: TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2021


MEAL DISTRIBUTION: Please see images for updated pick-up and delivery information. For questions about @ehtnjschools meal distribution, please call or email: 609-383-1464 or beckt@eht.k12.nj.us.


Our EHT Food Service Program will be providing free breakfast and lunch for students on MONDAY, June 7, 2021. We will be distributing food on Monday which will include 7 days of breakfast and lunch (one meal box per student). ***MEAL DISTRIBUTION IS FOR FULL VIRTUAL STUDENTS ONLY; IN-PERSON STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE DAILY MEALS IN-PERSON.*** In order to reach as many of our EHT families as possible, we are also now providing DELIVERY to several areas in the township. Please access all the images in this post to view the meal distribution stops and times. Additionally, the PICK-UP times at Davenport, Alder, and the High School are as follows:


Davenport --> 7:00am - 8:30am

EHTHS --> 8:00am - 10:00am

Alder --> 9:00am - 11:00am​


ACTUALIZACIÓN DE LA DISTRIBUCIÓN DE COMIDAS: LOS HORARIOS Y LAS UBICACIONES HAN CAMBIADO. Consulte las imágenes para ver información actualizada sobre la recogida y la entrega de comidas. Si tiene preguntas sobre la distribución de comidas de @ehtnjschools, llame o envíe un correo electrónico al: 609-383-1464 o beckt@eht.k12.nj.us


Nuestro Programa de Servicio de Alimentos EHT proporcionará desayuno y almuerzo gratis para los estudiantes el LUNES, 7 de junio de 2021. Distribuiremos alimentos el lunes que incluirá 7 días de desayuno y almuerzo (una caja de comida por estudiante). ***LA DISTRIBUCIÓN DE COMIDAS SERÁ SOLO PARA ESTUDIANTES VIRTUALES COMPLETOS; LOS ESTUDIANTES EN PERSONA RECIBIRÁN COMIDAS DIARIAS EN PERSONA.*** Con el fin de llegar a la mayor cantidad posible de nuestras familias de EHT, ahora también ofrecemos ENTREGA a varias áreas del municipio. Acceda a todas las imágenes de esta publicación para ver las paradas y los horarios de distribución de comidas. Además, los horarios de RECOGIDA en Davenport, Alder, y la escuela secundaria son los siguientes:


Davenport --> 7:00am - 8:30am

EHTHS -> 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Alder -> 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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FREE AND REDUCED MEAL PROGRAM APPLICATION

The Free and Reduced Meal Program offers several benefits including free/reduced meals, test fee waivers, and an opportunity to earn free college credits at the High School with the dual-enrollment program. For more information and to determine your eligibility, click this letter for more information:http://mvnt.us/m1217905

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ATLANTIC COUNTY FOOD BANK RESOURCES

Visit http://mvnt.us/m1107765 to find a list of Food Banks and Community Resources for Atlantic County.

Free & Reduced Meal Program Information

If your family's circumstances have changed you could be eligible for the District’s free and reduced meal program. To apply, visit this link: http://mvnt.us/m1107777

THE NEST SCHOOL STORE IS ONLINE & OPEN!

The School Store is now online and open for business! Check out "The Nest @ EHTHS" to get all your #ehtpride gear. For a limited time, get FREE local delivery to EHT for any size order. Check out their online store at http://shopthenesteht.com

ATHLETICS/FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS/ACTIVITIES

2021 SPRING ARTS SHOWCASE

EHTTV District Communications and EHTNJSchools - Fine & Performing Arts are excited to bring you the recorded events of our 2021 Spring Arts Showcase. Each concert will be featured on ehttv.com and the district website. Each premiere will be released at the scheduled time and remain available for instant playback. Check out this list of recent and upcoming videos through June 2021

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LIVE STREAMING VARSITY SPORTS

The Egg Harbor Township School District, in conjunction with EHT TV, is currently live streaming all varsity winter sports to support our community, families and students. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines by NJSIAA, spectator access is limited in-person, so instead we will bring the games to you no matter where you are. All live streaming can be accessed at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/ehtsports

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EARNED THOSE STRIPES!

We are so pleased with the look of our new track and turf! The entire facility speaks to #EHTPride! Students are now using the facility to train and compete.

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MESSAGE TO OUR STUDENT ATHLETES AND FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS

Congratulations on your many achievements! Our teams have participated in post season play and have made us very proud. #EHTPride. The grit and determination in performing at a high level of play is commendable. Thank you to the coaches for their game planning and guidance. Thank you to all of the parents for your support of our players and teams.


Our Fine and Performing Arts Department is showing off talent with many recent events that include musical performances, dance recitals, and choral performances. We appreciate your dedication to your passion and acknowledge the time and effort put forth in preparing for the performances in and out of the classrooms.

A reminder: Masks and social distancing for athletics has been lifted as per the NJSIAA. Masks are still required for indoor Fine and Performing Arts events.


To all of our students who are involved in the Arts and Athletics- Continue to give your best efforts in all that you do.


I am proud of you! Soar like an EAGLE!

#EHTPride #EHTStrong

Dr. Gruccio



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WEEKLY DIGITAL NEWSLETTERS

Each week our principals share an update on what is happening in their respective schools. Check out the Weekly Digital Newsletters linked below.


Week of May 30, 2021

High School

Eagle

Alder

Fernwood

Miller

Davenport

Slaybaugh​​

Swift​​​​


Eagle Eye Alumni Newsletter (Spring/Summer 2021)

Title I Parent Newsletter (May/June 2021)

EHT Media Specialists (June 2021)

EHT Nursing​ Services (May 2021)

ABOUT US

EMBRACE-ENGAGE-EDUCATE


"Our mission in the Egg Harbor Township District is to embrace families and their students to provide a safe, rigorous, and relevant learning experience while students are engaged and educated to become responsible for their own learning."