Headlines & Virtual Backpack

Week ending May 22, 2020

Calendar Reminder

Please be reminded that remote learning will not be held on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Remote learning resumes on Tuesday, May 26, which is a B Day and Day 4 for school schedules. Have a safe and healthy Memorial Day Weekend!

Board of Education Meeting

Our Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. A presentation on spring athletics will be shared. To view the agenda, please click here: May 26 Agenda. Zoom details are below:

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Congrats, Barley Sheaf!

Barley Sheaf School won the Hunterdon County Virtual Walk & Bike to School Week event, which is facilitated by goHunterdon and the Safe Routes to School Program. The school was awarded the Golden Sneaker Award for racking up nearly 19,000 minutes of biking and walking. The Barley Sheaf Bears logged the most minutes out of all participating schools. Check out this video announcing Barley Sheaf's big achievement and this video to view the online presentation of the Golden Sneaker Award! Way to go, Barley Sheaf!

Golden Sneaker Award

Next Week's Meal Pick-Up Schedule Change

As the district is closed on Memorial Day, meals will not be available for pick up on Monday, May 25. To make up for the district closure, meals will be available for pick up on Tuesday, May 26. Meals can be picked up at RFIS at 50 Court Street from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Pick up is also available from 9-9:30 a.m. at Copper Hill; 9:45-10:15 a.m. at Barley Sheaf; 10:30-11 a.m. at Francis A. Desmares; 11:15-11:45 a.m. at Robert Hunter. At Copper Hill, Barley Sheaf, Francis A. Desmares, & Robert Hunter schools, meals are distributed from a district-marked vehicle in the lot. During pick up, all participants, with the exception of those under the age of 2, and those with a medical reason not to wear a facial covering must adhere to the governor’s executive order to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth and maintain social distancing of 6-feet from others. Beginning June 1, meals will be available for pick up again every Monday for the remainder of the school year.

Mental Health Resources

As May marks Mental Health Month, please be sure to check out the many resources available online, including the links below:

District Mental Health & Wellness Resources

NJ MentalHealthCares

Mental Health America

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