Folsom School News

October 2022

Dear Folsom School Community Members:

I hope this newsletter finds all of our school families off to a fantastic first month of school! We are preparing for a number of fun and engaging activities for our students in the month of October! The events kick off with Week of Respect and concludes with the Annual Fall Festival Parade.

In New Jersey, the first Monday in October of each school year is designated as “Week of Respect.” This week is intended to create further awareness of character development within the school community. In observance of New Jersey's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, we will have special activities during the Week of Respect to heighten awareness and focus on the prevention of harassment, intimidation, and bullying.

During the week of respect, we ask for students and staff to get in the SPIRIT below:

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Fall Festival Parade

Next, we will continue with our annual Fall Festival Parade. Parent/Guardians of PK-4th grade students are invited to Folsom Elementary School for the Annual Fall Festival Parade on Monday, October 31st. The Fall Festival Parade starts at 2:00 pm.

Students (Grades Pre-K to 4th) will parade around on the blacktop on the side of the school. Parking will be available for parents/guardians in the front of the school and down the right side of the driveway.

Students in grades 5-8 will enjoy a “spirited” activity courtesy of our Positive Behavior Supports in Schools (PBSIS) committee in the afternoon.

Classroom Party

Teachers will coordinate with families for treats and/or seasonal crafts to be enjoyed prior to the parade.

Dismissal Procedures

Students will return to their classroom after the parade. At the conclusion of the parade parents will be permitted into the classrooms to sign their students out. Parents will enter the building after the parade via the main entrance.


Fall Festival Day is an exciting time for elementary students to dress up as popular characters, celebrities, or role models. Please promote the positive and fun aspects of this season and avoid the scary and/or violent costumes. Costumes which include toy guns and/or knives will not be permitted.

Students are to WEAR their costumes to school, therefore, please make sure it is comfortable and does not hinder their ability to learn throughout the day.

October Falcons of the Month

Character Trait-Respect

dates to remember

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Home and School

Trunk or Treat

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School Choice

The Choice Application Process for the 2023-2024 school year is happening NOW!

If you currently have a Choice Student enrolled at Folsom School and would like to apply for a sibling in grades K-8 to attend Folsom School in the 2023-2024 school year, now is the time. The application Deadline is November 30, 2022.

Applications can be found on our website:

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Covid Updates

  • If a student is positive there is a 5 days isolation period (1st day of symptoms is day 0), then student is allowed back to school if symptoms have improved or resolved. Student must wear a mask while in school for days 6-10.

  • If a student is a close contact (family members): No longer needs to quarantine, but will need to wear a mask while around others in school for 10 days. It is recommended to take a COVID test on day 5.

  • Rule of thumb is to stay home if you are sick and see your doctor. If your child or any other family member test positive, please let Nurse Smith know.


  • No medication of any kind including over the counter drugs can be dispensed at the school without a Dr.'s prescription. All medication must be brought to school by a parent. Parents must sign a permission form before medicine can be dispensed.

  • Any new/changed health related information, especially medications should be reported to the Nurse.

  • Forward all updated vaccination records and/or physicals ASAP to Nurse Smith.

  • Please keep your child home if they are not feeling well or are not themselves. Contact the Nurse if you are unsure if your child should come to school.

  • When calling out your child sick, please state their symptoms on the message.

  • Email Nurse Smith with any illness questions or reporting rather than leaving a message on her voicemail.

Lisa Smith RN/CSN

School Nurse

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Red Ribbon Week:

Theme: Celebrate Life! Live Drug Free!

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. It began as a tribute to fallen DEA special agent E. Camerena in 1985. According to the United States DEA, Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s largest and longest-running drug awareness and prevention program.

Red Ribbon Week is held this year October 23rd-31st


Technology Tip

The Portal is where you will find progress report, report cards, attendance records and make payments to your lunch or S.A.C.C. accounts.

Please remember to log into the Parent Portal for important Back to School information and to make sure your students emergency contact information is up to date and correct.

If you are having trouble logging into the parent portal or need any assistance with the portal please contact Mr. Ward.

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