MSD Community Update for Oct. 2
Coming Up for Manville Schools
Week of Respect
- Blue Shirt Day Monday Stomp Out Bullying Day. Wear a blue shirt and help us stomp out bullying at our schools.
- Jersey Day On Tuesday, wear your favorite sports shirt or jersey to show that we team up against bullying.
- Don't Sleep on Bullying Wear school appropriate pajamas to school on Wednesday.
- Shine Bright We’re too bright for bullies. Wear neon colors on Thursday.
- Spirit Day Show your Manville pride on Friday! Wear blue/gold or any Manville attire.
October 7 at 7 p.m Homecoming Game
October 8 Class of 2024 Car Wash in front of the high school
October 10 In-Service Day No school for students
October 11–14 Senior Portraits
October 13 at 6:30 p.m. Roosevelt Loving Literacy Night. Please RSVP
October 18 at 7 p.m. Board of Education Meeting in the high school auditorium
October 19 ABIS Picture Day
October 20 MHS Virtual Financial Aid Night
Weston Welcomes Mrs. Eason
On October 3, the Weston Community will welcome Mrs. Dorothy Eason as its new principal. Mrs. Eason has been an educator for over 27 years, and proudly served in various roles including teacher, dean of discipline, and assistant principal. She is joining Weston Elementary School after spending the last six years as the assistant principal of Lenape Meadows School in Mahwah, NJ.
Mrs. Eason received her Bachelor of Arts in education from Rowan University, her master’s degree in educational leadership from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and her educational specialist degree in Education Leadership, Management and Policy from Seton Hall University. As an educator, she understands that every child learns differently, and we must meet children where they are as learners. She believes that this can be achieved by creating an environment of respect and rapport for both students and staff that is safe and culturally responsive to the needs of all learners and the community at large.
Mrs. Eason is married to her high school sweetheart Anthony Eason of 24 years, who is retired and father to their three children, Cierra, Anthony and China. They are the proud grandparents of three beautiful grandchildren and caretakers to her mother, Patricia “PJ” who is 87 years old. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, playing golf and watching the food network.
MHS Marching Band Earns First-Place Victory
Yesterday, the MHS marching band competed in the annual Marching Band Festival hosted by JP Stevens High School and battled both bands and elements to earn a first-place victory in group 1A. They also placed fifth overall in the competition, going head-to-head against Bridgewater Raritan, Old Bridge, Immaculata, Rahway, North Plainfield, and Piscataway. The band will compete again October 8 at Woodbridge High School.
The latest Superintendent's Report from the September 27 Board of Education meeting includes information on the updates to the district's HIB Process, COVID-19 protocols, QSAC Monitoring, and other General District Updates.
At their latest meeting, the Manville Board of Education approved the updated COVID-19 operational protocols in the Road Forward 2022–2023. These protocols and policies continue to align with the guidelines from the CDC, NJDOH, and NJDOE. Some key items are:
- Quarantine is no longer needed for asymptomatic, exposed individuals.
- Those exposed should monitor for symptoms and wear a mask for ten days.
- In lieu of individual contact tracing, schools will provide cohort notification when outbreaks occur.
- Unvaccinated staff are no longer required to be tested weekly for COVID-19.
- Outbreaks or new variants of concern may necessitate more stringent disease control strategies.
- Anyone with multiple COVID-19 compatible symptoms will be isolated from others and excluded from school.
In general, anyone who tests positive, or has symptoms without a negative test, should stay home for at least five full days. They can return to school afterwards if their symptoms are resolving and they are fever-free for 24 hours, but should wear a mask for an additional five days.
For more information, please review the Road Forward 2022–2023 or contact your student's health office.
Community Events and News
Open PTA Positions
The Roosevelt PTA is looking for volunteers for the positions of treasurer and vice president. Anyone interested should email the Roosevelt PTA at Rooseveltpta410@gmail.com by October 12.
Free Community Resource Event
On October 14, families living in Somerset County are invited to a two-day community event at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Somerville, where free items will be given away to those in need. Items include coats, toiletries, general household items and more. Everything is available while supplies last, and free BBQ food will be served on Saturday.
Trunk or Treat
Manville Recreation is hosting a Trunk or Treat at the library on October 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. Registration is required at either the Recreation Office or online at ManvilleNJ.org/308/Recreation.
Mobile Printing Now Available
All Somerset County libraries now offering mobile printing. Send your files from any device and have them printed at the library after payment. Visit SCLSNJ.org/PrintAtManville to get started.
Christ the Redeemer Church, located at 98 S. 2nd Ave., is hosting multiple programs for food assistance. First is the Food Pantry, available on various Wednesdays from 4 to 5:00 p.m. Guests are welcome to stop by the main entrance of the red building to receive food.
Additionally, every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. you can pick up a free hot meal courtesy of St. Joseph Church of Hillsborough. Please, bring your own bag!