Copper Hill Connection

November 2020

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100 Everitts Road

Ringoes, NJ 08551


908-284-7671 (fax)


Mr. Jesse Lockett, Principal

Mrs. Amy Switkes Vice Principal

Mrs. Rebecca Moeri, School Counselor - ext. 7669

Mrs. Lisa Maslankowski, School Nurse - ext. 7670

Dear Copper Hill Families,

First and foremost, thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times. Although this year has provided many challenges, our school community continues to be brave, smart, kind, and connected. Over the last several days, we saw the joy and excitement as our virtual and hybrid students connected through our Halloween Dance Parties. We must also give a special shout out to our PTO for arranging a donation from Rutgers Landscaping. This donation spruced up our outdoor learning center, a beautiful internal garden space, that we utilize for outdoor learning, mask breaks, and lunch.

Please note the following information and updates:

School Pictures: Unfortunately, there were complications that impacted our school pictures. We are currently working with our vendor, Lifetouch, to get the situation rectified. There will be additional information to follow very soon. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these issues.


Parent-Teacher Conferences are approaching! Our teachers will be in touch to coordinate times. Please note the days and times below. *Please note: these times may vary based on teacher and parent scheduling conflicts.

Wednesday, November 18 (Evening) 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 19 (Afternoon) 2:15- 4:15 p.m.

Monday, November 23 (Evening) 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 24 (Afternoon) 2:15- 4:15 p.m.

Transition from in-person learning to fully remote or vice-versa:

  • Transition to remote learning:

    • According to BOE policy 1648.02, a parent may request a student receive full-time remote learning from the school district by submitting a written request to the Principal of the school building their child would attend. The written request shall be provided to the Principal at least 15 business days before the end of the trimester. Schedule changes for the winter trimester ​must be received by the building principal by November 11 ​and schedule changes for the spring semester must be received by February 22, unless otherwise specified, before the student is eligible to commence full- time remote learning. The student may only begin full-time remote learning within 15 business days after receiving written approval of the Principal or designee.

  • Transition to in-person learning:

    • Transitions to in-person learning will occur at the beginning of the new trimester. The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District must comply with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state, and local recommendations to maintain health protocols and safety standards (e.g., six foot distancing between students seating arrangements and masks while on campus). A parent may request their student transition from full-time remote learning to in-person services, if in-person services are being provided, by submitting a written request to the Principal of the building the student will attend. The request must be submitted at least 15 business days before the end of the trimester (schedule changes for the winter trimester must be received by ​November 11, 2020,​ and schedule changes for the spring trimester must be received by February 22, 2021, unless otherwise specified, before the student is eligible for in-person services.

Directions for quarantining:

  • Please contact the building administration if your child has been required to quarantine due to exposure or travel out of New Jersey to a state that is on New Jersey’s list of quarantined states.

Virtual Learning Tips:

Please ensure that your child is working in an appropriate learning environment. The environment should have the fewest distractions possible, and the learning device should be stationary on a stable surface.

  • Communicate with your child's teacher individually outside of instructional time if you have questions or concerns. Please avoid interrupting live instruction.

  • All anticipated absences, late arrivals or early departures from the virtual classroom should be communicated by a parent/guardian to the teacher and to the main office attendance line, using the same protocol as during in-person learning.

Health and Safety

Our staff and students continue to work diligently to keep our school community safe and healthy! We adhere to six-feet social distancing guidelines, mask wearing protocols, and handwashing procedures. Our custodial staff and Health and Hygiene Team members frequently clean and disinfect all surfaces throughout the building. The cafeteria team ensures that our students eat their lunch in a safe environment by disinfecting our plexiglass shields after each use. Our school nurse, Mrs. Maslankowski, carefully monitors our daily staff and student health screeners to keep our school healthy. We want to thank all of our staff, students, and families for your cooperation and commitment to make our school community a safe place to learn and grow!

Jesse Lockett


Amy Switkes

Vice Principal

A Message from the Health office......

Reminder to parents of in-person students that have a diagnosis of Asthma or a Life Threatening Allergy requiring an EpiPen:

If you have not sent in your student's Asthma Treatment Plan or Allergy Action Plan yet, you need to send it in to the school nurse AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. These plans need to be completed EACH SCHOOL YEAR. Failure to return the appropriate forms will compromise our ability to fully meet your child’s medical needs.

If your child's physician has indicated that your child no longer has a life threatening allergy requiring an EpiPen or no longer has a diagnosis of Asthma requiring medication while in school, a note from the physician stating this must be sent in to the school nurse.

**Please note that due to Covid precautions, the school nurse is unable to give nebulized medications to students with asthma. Only inhalers may be dispensed at school. Thank you.

Recordatorio a los padres de estudiantes en persona que tienen un diagnóstico de asma o una alergia potencialmente mortal que requiere un EpiPen:

Si aún no ha enviado el Plan de tratamiento para el asma o el Plan de Acción para la Alergia de su estudiante, debe enviarlo a la enfermera de la escuela LO ANTES POSIBLE.. Estos planes deben completarse CADA AÑO ESCOLAR. Si no se devuelven los formularios apropiados, se comprometerá nuestra capacidad para satisfacer plenamente las necesidades médicas de su hijo.

Si el médico de su hijo ha indicado que su hijo ya no tiene una alergia que ponga en peligro la vida y que requiera un EpiPen o que ya no tenga un diagnóstico de asma que requiera medicación mientras esté en la escuela, debe enviar una nota del médico que indique esto a la enfermera de la escuela.

**Tenga en cuenta que debido a las precauciones de Covid, la enfermera de la escuela no puede dar medicamentos nebulizados a los estudiantes con asma. Solo se pueden dispensar inhaladores en la escuela. Gracias.

Also, every morning that your child attends school, a student Health Survey must be completed before 8:00 am. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated. Please see the directions listed below. Thank you!

Flemington-Raritan Regional School District

Parent Access

User Name:



IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT, PLEASE USE THE "FORGOT MY PASSWORD" LINK. This link will send a password-reset to the email address associated with the account. For OTHER issues, click on the email address in the top right corner of the screen.


SI YA TIENE UNA CUENTA, UTILICE EL ENLACE "FORGOT MY PASSWORD". Este enlace enviará un restablecimiento de contraseña a la dirección de correo electrónico asociada con la cuenta. Para otros OTROS problemas, haga clic en la dirección de correo electrónico en la esquina superior derecha de la pantalla.

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Copper Hill PTO Fall Clothing Drive

Clean out your closets and help our school! Drop off location: Gym Entrance, under the awning.

The following gently used items will be accepted: clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, linens, stuffed animals and small toys, strollers, and bikes. Please put all clothing items into tightly tied plastic bags. Please visit for a full list of accepted donations. Tax donation forms will be available. We thank you for your support!

Drop off times:

Wednesday, November 11, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 12, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, November 13, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 14, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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A Message from Mrs. Skove and Mr. B....

Students will be going out for PE every day. Please make sure that your child is dressed accordingly for the weather. (Hats, jackets, gloves, etc.) Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.