The Husky Weekly Update

A Sunday Newsletter of MRHS Related News

The Week of February 15th through February 19th!

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

This Week in Husky Athletics!!!

Vincent Vassallo and Stanley Paluszek Lead Howell-Matawan Ice Hockey to Victory!

ALC Student Athlete of the Week - Skylar Parris

Tuesday, February 16th

Boys Jv Basketball Home vs Holmdel HS - 5:15pm / NFHS Network

Jv Cheer Home vs Holmdel HS - 5:15pm / NFHS Network

Boys Freshman Basketball Home vs Holmdel HS - 3:45pm / NFHS Network

Girls Varsity Basketball Away vs Holmdel HS - 5:30pm

Girls Jv Basketball Away vs Holmdel HS - 3:45pm

Boys Varsity Bowling vs Mater Dei HS - 3:30pm / Google

Girls Varsity Bowling vs Mater Dei HS - 3:30pm / Google

Varsity Ice Hockey Away vs Toms River North HS - 4:00pm / Winding River, Toms River

Wednesday, February 17th

Boys Varsity Bowling vs SJV - 3:30pm / Google

Boys Varsity Basketball Home vs Lacey Twp HS - 6:45pm / NFHS Network

Varsity Cheer Home vs Lacey Twp HS - 6:45pm / NFHS Network

Boys JV Basketball Home vs Lacey Twp HS - 5:30pm / NFHS Network

Jv Cheer Home vs Lacey Twp HS - 5:30pm / NFHS Network

Thursday, February 18th

Boys Varsity Basketball Away vs Lacey Twp HS - Tip Off is TBA

Girls Varsity Basketball Home vs Holmdel HS - 5:15pm / NFHS Network

Varsity Cheer Home vs Holmdel HS - 5:15pm / NFHS Network

Girls Jv Basketball Home vs Holmdel HS - 4:00pm / NFHS Network

Jv Cheer Home vs Holmdel HS - 4:00pm / NFHS Network

Boys Jv Basketball Away vs Holmdel HS - 3:45pm

Boys Freshman Basketball Away vs Holmdel HS - 3:45pm

Boys Varsity Bowling vs Mater Dei HS - 3:30pm / Google

Girls Varsity Bowling vs Mater Dei HS - 3:30pm / Google

Friday, February 19th

Boys Freshman Basketball Home vs Shore Regional HS - 3:30pm

Varsity Ice Hockey Home vs Manalapan HS - 8:30pm / Howell Ice World

Sunday, February 21st

Challenger Basketball @ Central Regional HS - 10:00am

MRHS Cohort Calendar for February 2021

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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.

A labyrinth is a confusing network of irregular paths and passages and can be quite difficult for one to find their way. This is a symbolic effort as we all navigate our own paths during these uncharted times. Our hope is for the labyrinth to bring light and become a reflective space for the entire Matawan-Aberdeen community through an art piece that is both individual and community at the same time: Alone Together.

The pavers are a visual expression of each student’s individuality and creativity. Every single student in the school as well as teams, clubs, and groups will have the opportunity to participate. Students will create their own school appropriate design and will take home the pavers to wash, dry, and paint themselves with a non-water based acrylic paint.

We have structured the process for students to retrieve pavers for our 2021 #MRHS_Pavestheway project in the safest manner possible. Cars will enter through the parking lot by the Tennis Courts (Junior Lot) and proceed all the way to the end of the drive. When you have reached the tennis courts in the back of the lot, make a left. There will be a station set up at the Senior Patio Lounge where you will be given your assigned paver(s). You will not get out of your vehicle. Student names will be checked off from our roster (you MAY pick up for other students).

Pick up times are as follows:

Wednesday, Feb. 17th

9th grade: 1:00-1:30

10th grade: 12:30-1:00

11th grade: 12:00-12:30

12th grade: 11:30-12:00

We appreciate your cooperation with adhering to your assigned time for pick-up. If you cannot make it on any of the assigned days/times or have any other questions or concerns about the project, please contact Mrs. O’Neill at and other arrangements may be made.


In preparation for 2021-2022 course selections (beginning March 1st), we will be presenting different department electives weekly. This week we are showcasing the Social Studies and Business Department Electives.

Next week: World Language, Mindfulness, Foods, General Shop/Woodwrking

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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

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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.


Parent University Workshop Series

The link below will take you to a flyer about the MARSD Parent University Workshop series in partnership with the Monmouth County Council for Young Children:

MARSD Parent University-February Parent Leadership Opportunities

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.