The Generals' Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 2/21/2021

This Week's Schedule

We are excited to welcome back all students whose families selected daily in-person instruction. The school day will be a four hour day, 7:40-11:40am. This is just a reminder of the safety precautions we employ each day:


  • All students are reminded to wear a mask from the time they enter the school bus and/or school grounds until the time they exit the bus and/or school grounds.
  • Students will be required to use hand sanitizer prior to entering the building.
  • Students will utilize a plexiglass barrier on their desks; the barriers will be sanitized each evening.
  • We will continue to encourage social distancing whenever possible.
  • All parents/guardians are reminded to complete the Covid Daily Parent Form each morning.

Important Reminders

If your General attends virtually, please remind him/her to appear on camera to be marked present for class.


This is just a reminder that while our eight period day concludes at 11:40 am, instruction runs through the afternoon in the form of office hours, small group instruction, and intervention. We encourage you to take some time to review your child's schedule to ensure he/she takes advantage of all educational opportunities available to him/her.

STUDENT ARRIVAL

As a reminder, our Arrival Procedures are designed to ensure social distancing. The map below identifies the multiple entrances we will be utilizing; each grade level has designated entrances for car riders and bus riders. There is signage at each entrance, and staff will be posted each morning to direct students to the appropriate entrance.


We encourage parents who are dropping off their children to do so between 7:00am-7:30am. From 7:00am-7:20am, students will enter through Door #5, which is located at the back of the parking lot (see the green box below). These students will be supervised in the new gym, where they will be seated in desks that are socially distanced. Starting at 7:20am, car riders will utilize entrances specific to their grades. Also at 7:20am, any students in the new gym will be invited to proceed to their homerooms. At 7:30am, students riding buses will then enter the building utilizing the entrances specific to their grade.


There will be hand sanitizer stations at each entrance; and students will be required to use hand sanitizer prior to entering the building.

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STUDENT DISMISSAL

PLEASE REVIEW THE STUDENT DISMISSAL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. WE ANTICIPATE A SLOWER DISMISSAL INITIALLY AS WE ADJUST TO A LARGER VOLUME OF PARENT/GUARDIAN CARS. WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND YOUR FOLLOWING THE APPROPRIATE DIRECTIONS BELOW THAT CORRESPOND TO YOUR CHILD'S GRADE.


If your child is a car rider, please review the following dismissal pick-up procedures:

  • All parents enter the parking lot between Eisenhower and Catena (green arrows.)
  • For those picking up a sixth grade student, follow the signs directing you through the center of the lot, around the turn to the right, pulling up along the sixth grade side of the building (yellow arrows.)
  • For those picking up a 7th or 8th grade student, once in the lot you will turn left and follow the signs around the lot proceeding to the back of the building, lining up along the cafeteria side of the building. Once buses have left, you will be directed to drive to the front of the building to pick up your child (pink arrows.)
  • If you have students in 6th and 7th or 8th, please decide as a family where your pick up location will be.
Please take the time to review the map below and follow the arrows that correspond to your child's grade level. Our ability to efficiently and safely execute dismissal depends on parents following the grade level appropriate traffic pattern.
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8th Gr.Students-High School Information

FRHSD Information regarding sibling waiver: http://bit.ly/3jaglAB


Freehold Boro High School





NOTE: Some appointment times have been adjusted due to counselor availability. Please confirm your child's appointment date and time in GENESIS.


Freehold Township High School



Ranny School-Scholarship Opportunity

Please see link for information regarding the T. Thomas Fortune Merit Scholarship

http://bit.ly/3a7O3ng

Yearbooks

2020-2021 DDE Yearbooks can be purchased directly through Jostens' website.

Please use the following link to reserve your copy: https://bit.ly/2SWiAuL


Get your photos in the yearbook!

The Yearbook Staff invites you to submit photos for consideration to be included in the yearbook. See flyer below for instructions.

PTO Corner


Please see the following from the Eisenhower Middle School PTO:

DDE Masks

The PTO has a limited supply of DDE masks available for sale. If you are interested in purchasing one, please use the following link: https://bit.ly/2HWFkbL

Technology Issues?

If you have technology issues, please email Mr. Goldstein at sgoldstein@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us

Breakfast & Lunch Available for all students

Just a quick reminder that the district is offering breakfast & lunch, at no cost, for every enrolled student, regardless of need. If you aren't already receiving the meals and would like to, please fill out this brief survey. Meals are available for all students for pick-up on Mondays between 12:00pm - 6:00pm behind the C.T. Barkalow School at Door No. 8. Students eligible for Free/Reduced lunch are eligible for delivery if requested. The application for Free & Reduced lunch can be found here.

Attendance UPDATE!

It is important you call the attendance line at 732-431-3910, option 1, for the following reasons:
  1. To report your child absent if he/ she is neither well enough to come to school nor attend school virtually.
  2. If your child is not feeling well, and he/she is scheduled to attend school in person, please keep your child home. He/she may still access school virtually and be marked present for the school day. However, you must call the attendance line to let us know.
In either case, please leave a message with your child's name, grade, specific reason for absence, duration of absence (if known), and your relationship to the student. You may also email Kristy Patmore at kpatmore@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us.

Need to translate the Genesis Parent Portal into another language?

To see your child's Genesis Parent Portal in another language:
  1. Sign into Genesis.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  3. Look in the bottom left corner where you will see the prompt to select the language, as pictured here.

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Monday, February 22nd: Daily in-person instruction begins.
  • Tuesday, February 23th: Board of Ed. Meeting at 7:30pm. Please visit the district website for the Zoom link: https://www.freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us/

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Important Links

Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School

The mission statement of the Eisenhower Middle School is to encourage children to reach their unique potential and to empower them to become lifelong learners.