EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Central Office Communications: Week of March 28, 2021

OUR CURRENT REALITY

Dear EHT School Community,


Our increased in-person learning for students for 4 abbreviated days went exceptionally well. Students from Cohorts A and B joined together for the first time this school year and were greeted by bus drivers, teachers, staff, administration, school bands, and ‘Mighty’ the EHT Eagle! It was so great to see more students in school enjoying education.


Spring Break begins on April 1st and concludes on April 11th. Teachers and students will return to teaching and learning on April 12th and follow the 4-1 model. On April 26th, we will move to 5 days of in-person instruction. There will be more information forthcoming for each grade level after break that will pertain to that next step in our road forward to more in-person instruction. Please take the time to become familiar with travel advisory recommendations, along with changing COVID -19 data in our community. I ask that you are aware of the factors that could bring change to our plans and could have an impact on the functionality of our schools. The contributing factors that would cause any change to our plan would be:

  • Change in CDC, NJDOE, NJDOH, ACDoPH, Guidance

  • High/moderate levels of linked COVID-19 transmission occurring in schools

  • Rapidly accelerating community transmission

  • Numbers in quarantine


As you know by now, the health, safety, and welfare of our staff and students is of the utmost importance to me. My staff and I keep abreast of the guidance from the CDC, NJDOE, NJDOH, and ACDoPH. This includes monitoring the status of COVID-19 in our district and county as changes in case data and contributing factors that could have an impact on the EHT Road Forward Plan. We will continue to stress the wearing of masks and the importance of social distancing 3-6 feet and to the greatest extent practicable. Our buildings and buses will continue to be cleaned and sanitized on a daily basis.


Together, we all want to provide the best educational experiences for our students in a safe and enjoyable environment.


#EHTStrong ! #EHTReady! #EHTPride #EHTRoadForward

Embrace - Engage - Educate


Yours in Education,

Dr. Gruccio


“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

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ATLANTIC COUNTY TEACHER OF THE YEAR

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Congratulations to Egg Harbor Township High School's finest! Mr. Jim House has been selected as the 2021 Atlantic County Teacher of the Year. He is now in the running for State Teacher of the Year. Congrats, Mr. House!



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#EHTREADY: THE ROAD FORWARD

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On February 23, 2021, Dr. Gruccio announced Egg Harbor Township School District’s plan for “The Road Forward.” Details of the announcement can be found here (linked)
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El 23 de febrero de 2021, la Dra. Gruccio anunció el plan del distrito escolar de Egg Harbor Township para ‘El Camino Hacia Adelante’. Los detalles del anuncio se pueden encontrar aquí

#EHTREADY

Students in Egg Harbor Township are #EHTReady. Here is an #EHTReady Video Playlist that we invite you to view and share with your child!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7-frtReHZMPYOk_Rm3qtlRyYz3RXGAjB

Mask Up, Eagles - COMM Academy PSA

COVID-19 WEBPAGE and RESOURCES

Covid-19 Parent Resource Webpage

For the latest parent resource information, announcement and quick links visit: https://www.eht.k12.nj.us/c_o_v_i_d19_-_parent_resources_and_information

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

LIBRARY CARDS

We are proud to announce that EHTNJ Schools - Egg Harbor Township School District is partnering with the Atlantic County Library System to provide library cards for ALL EHT students! Check out the article in Press of Atlantic City for more information: http://mvnt.us/m1198688

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READING RESOURCES: PK-12

District Media Specialists have put together a list of reading resources for grades Pre K-12! Take advantage of what our media centers have to offer online: http://mvnt.us/m1177267 #ehtpride #ehtreads
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ONE STOP SHOPPING FOR EHT ED TECH

The EHT IT Department and Professional Development Committee have teamed up to bring an all-in-one Education Technology website for students, faculty, and families. Visit the website here: https://ehtedtech.weebly.com/


IC PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT INFORMATION!

Have you logged into Parent Portal lately? If you've forgotten your username or password, it can be reset online. Visit http://mvnt.us/m1189271 to check your account status.
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MORE SELF HELP VIDEOS...

  • USE OF GOOGLE CALENDAR to BOOK APPTS. w/ STAFF: Students can book one-on-one appointments with counselors, CST/YST members, or even their classroom teachers. Here is a brief tutorial on how to book appointments in Google Calendar with staff appointment slots: https://youtu.be/-SJFfya0WGo
  • GOOGLE CLASSROOM: VIDEO RESOURCE: Need help joining your Google Classroom? This video explains how to find your EHT School District Google Classroom codes and how to add or "join" an active Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzvUOJKkh3k&feature=youtu.be
  • GOOGLE MEET & GOOGLE CLASSROOM: For students looking to join their class for a live Google Meet session, this is a step by step of video of how to lactate and join the Meet from Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=i6lgBOh1YpU&feature=youtu.be
  • ACCESSING STUDENT EMAIL (GRADES 6-12): Egg Harbor Township School District now offers an internal email address for students in grades 6-12. This video will demonstrate how to access student email from the district website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVutLPNRs9I&feature=youtu.be
  • BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS FOR REMOTE LEARNING: This video offers some basic troubleshooting tips for those using a Chromebook or their own device in the virtual environment: http://mvnt.us/m1154434
  • GOOGLE RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: Google for Education has a resource for parents/guardians to learn and navigate the Google Tools. Take a look at this pdf and click on the embedded links for tutorials and more: http://mvnt.us/m1112980

CLIMATE & CULTURE

The culture of our schools includes our school improvement efforts to increase student achievement for ALL students. Where with Every Hand Together, Every child, Everyday is provided a relevant learning experience. Through professional development opportunities we are building an effective learning culture where students are provided a safe learning environment. Our teachers collaborate in professional learning communities to review student progress in order to provide ALL students with the opportunity to learn at high levels. We have a district -wide initiative that includes individualized interventions through the RTI process to assist ALL students with learning. We know that in order to successfully educate each student, we must be cognizant of each student’s individual learning needs. This can only be accomplished if we work together to eliminate any predictability of achievement disparities by race, ethnicity, gender, language, disability, and/or economics. All faculty and staff participated in equity training during our professional learning days. Together, we can achieve more!

#EMBRACE

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EHT MIGHTY THE EAGLE!

@ehtnjmighty made the rounds to welcome EHT students to the new 4+1 hybrid schedule. Mighty the Eagle visited students and staff across the district all week long. #ehtready #ehtpride #ehtstrong #ehtmighty #embrace #engage #educate

EHT POSITIVE VIBES 365

Start your day on the right foot with some positive vibes from @ehtnjschools! Every morning @ehtnjschools will post a quote of the day to help kick off your day with a positive mindset. #ehtpride #ehtpositivevibes365

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2021-2022 TEACHER & EDUCATION SERVICE PROFESSIONALS VIRTUAL RECOGNITION

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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Each day is kicked off at 7:30 am with a member of our school community stating the pledge. Every morning, I look forward to seeing who the guest presenter is and you can too by following our social media pages! @EHTNJSchools


Featuring Davenport Principal, Mrs. Latiya White

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SCHOOL MESSENGER REMINDER!

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more. Opt-in today!


JUST SEND "Y" or "YES" to 67587

EHT PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT SET-UP


  • Do you need an EHT Parent Portal account?
  • Do you have access to log-in?
  • Not sure how to request a Parent Portal account?



Follow the easy steps outlined in this video. Check out this short video to learn how to request an account. https://youtu.be/bL1Qqs8sNm4

Create a Parent Portal Account

INFINITE CAMPUS PARENT PORTAL: ACCESS to GOOGLE CLASSROOM & MOBYMAX INFO.

Families with an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account can log in and retrieve their child's MobyMax and Google Classroom login information. Check out this video to see where to access the information: http://mvnt.us/m1105711
Accessing MobyMax and Google Logins in Parent Portal

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION: UPDATE!

Visit http://mvnt.us/m1184363 to find The Mental Health Association of Atlantic County's Winter calendar for virtual services.

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SOCIAL DISTANCING SHOULDN’T MEAN SOCIAL ISOLATION

The NJ Department of Children and Families have compiled a list of resources available 24/7. Visit http://mvnt.us/m1157179 for more information.

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ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES!

Reminder to EHT families: Student Assistance Counselors have assembled a list of resources for those who need additional services. Visit http://mvnt.us/m1196372 for more information.
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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT & RESOURCES

As time passes, it can become difficult staying at home day in and day out. Some days may be easier than others in dealing with this national pandemic amongst other issues. Please know that our guidance counselors, social workers, student assistance counselors, school nurses, and our High School Teen Center serve as available resources daily to assist with any concerns, fears, and/or anxieties. Our district website and school websites provide contact information or call 646-7911 x 1001.

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EVERY HAND TOGETHER: PURSUING PUBLIC HEALTH


Every Hand Together: Pursuing Public Health: Every Hand Together: Pursuing Public Health: The following link is a playlist from Every Hand Together: Pursuing Public Health and a conversation with Mr. Santilli, Assistant Superintendent and Bob Franklin from the Atlantic City Rescue Mission @acrescuemission. http://mvnt.us/m1201424

Pursuing Public Health: Homelessness & Hunger with Bob Franklin - Overview

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

DONATE NOW TO SUPPORT AN INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND

The students at Davenport school need your help to build an inclusive playground. The Community Partnership of Egg Harbor Township has begun a fundraising effort to support ALL the students at @ehtnjdavenport. To pledge your support, click the link here: http://mvnt.us/m1181036 @communitypartnershipEHT

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GET A FLU SHOT!

Protect yourself and your community. Get a flu shot! Learn more at www.powertoprotectnj.org #powertoprotectNJ #fightthefluNJ

NJ DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID APP

Add your phone to the fight against COVID-19. Download the NJ Department of Health app and help stop the spread. http://covid19.nj.gov/app

STOCKTON OFFERS FREE VIRTUAL HOMEWORK COMPLETION PROGRAM

Stockton University's Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning is running a Virtual Homework Completion Program. For more information, visit https://stockton.edu/engagement


ATTENTION ALUMNI: YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A SUPERHERO!

The Egg Harbor Township High School Eagle Eye Newsletter is looking for alumni who are interested in being featured in an upcoming edition of the online publication. If you have a personal or professional accomplishment, a unique adventure or just something other EHTHS alumni may find interesting, please email:

alumni@eht.k12.nj.us


COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS

omcast will continue offering 2 months of free service to new Internet Essentials customers in response to emergency measures associated with COVID-19. For all new and existing customers, the speed of the program's Internet service has increased. Visit www.internetessentials.com/covid19 for more details.

JOB OPENINGS

The Egg Harbor Township School District are looking for qualified candidates for the job openings pictured below. Continue to monitor our website at eht.k12.nj.us and social media @EHTNJSchools.


For more information you can see all job openings and apply online at: https://www.applitrack.com/eggharbor/onlineapp/

EHT TRANSPORTATION: JOB OPENINGS

Egg Harbor Township School District is now hiring bus drivers, bus aides and subs. Interested applicants can call 609-927-2443 ext 1710 or can now apply online: https://www.applitrack.com/eggharbor/onlineapp/

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BECOME A SUBSTITUTE WITH EHT!

We're hiring for rewarding opportunities in Egg Harbor Township School District! To apply, visit https://bit.ly/3gGjAxX

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UPDATED: MEAL DISTRIBUTION: MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2021

For questions about @ehtnjschools meal distribution, please call or email: 609-383-1464 or beckt@eht.k12.nj.us.


Our EHT Food Service Program will be providing free breakfast and lunch for all students on MONDAY, March 29, 2021. We will be distributing food on Monday which will include 7 days of breakfast and lunch (one meal box per student). In order to reach as many of our EHT families as possible, we are also now providing DELIVERY to several areas in the township. Please access all the images in this post to view the meal distribution stops and times. Additionally, the PICK-UP times at Davenport, Alder, and the High School are as follows:


EHTHS --> 8:00am - 11:00am

Alder --> 9:00am - 11:30am

Davenport --> 9:30am - 12:30pm


Nuestro Programa de Servicio de Alimentos EHT proporcionará desayuno y almuerzo gratis para todos los estudiantes el Lunes, 29 de marzo de 2021. Estaremos distribuyendo alimentos el lunes que incluirá 7 días de desayuno y almuerzo (una caja de comida por alumno). Con el fin de llegar a la mayor cantidad posible de nuestras familias de EHT, ahora también estamos brindando ENTREGA a varias áreas del municipio. Acceda a todas las imágenes de esta publicación para ver las paradas y horarios de distribución de comidas. Además, los horarios de RECOGIDA en Davenport, Alder y High School son los siguientes:


EHTHS -> 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Alder -> 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Davenport -> 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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ATLANTIC COUNTY FOOD BANK RESOURCES

Visit http://mvnt.us/m1107765 to find a list of Food Banks and Community Resources for Atlantic County.

Free & Reduced Meal Program Information

If your family's circumstances have changed you could be eligible for the District’s free and reduced meal program. To apply, visit this link: http://mvnt.us/m1107777

THE NEST SCHOOL STORE IS ONLINE & OPEN!

The School Store is now online and open for business! Check out "The Nest @ EHTHS" to get all your #ehtpride gear. For a limited time, get FREE local delivery to EHT for any size order. Check out their online store at http://shopthenesteht.com

ATHLETICS/FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS/ACTIVITIES

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY COACH OF THE YEAR: MR. CAMERON BELL

The Egg Harbor Township School District is proud to announce that EHT High School Boys Basketball Coach and teacher, Mr. Cameron Bell has been announced as the Press of Atlantic City’s COACH OF THE YEAR! https://pressofatlanticcity.com/sports/high-school/st-augustine-preps-matt-delaney-is-the-press-boys-basketball-player-of-the-year/article_d07aa1ee-c217-593f-b367-5071ddaf429f.html

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LIVE STREAMING VARSITY SPORTS

The Egg Harbor Township School District, in conjunction with EHT TV, is currently live streaming all varsity winter sports to support our community, families and students. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines by NJSIAA, spectators are not permitted to attend in-person, so instead we will bring the games to you no matter where you are. All live streaming can be accessed at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/ehtsports

EARNED THOSE STRIPES!

We are so pleased with the look of our new track and turf! The entire facility speaks to #EHTPride! Students are now using the facility to train and compete.

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MESSAGE TO OUR STUDENT ATHLETES AND FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS

Our High School Fine and Performing Arts students will showcase their talents in the EHTHS Drama department’s production of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. Our EHTHS Musical Cast and Crew are so excited to bring this production to you. The live show dates are April 6, 7, 8, and 9 at 6PM. The EHTHS auditorium will be at 25% capacity. Face coverings are required at all times in the building and throughout the performance. Tickets are $10. They can be reserved by e-mailing Jason Kristeller at kristelj@eht.k12.nj.us. Payments can be made by cash or by check written out to EHTHS Musical. **No tickets will be sold at the door without prior reservations. We will be live streaming and information on the stream will be released in the coming weeks. This will certainly be a truly unique viewing experience for our audiences.


The fourth athletic season will begin on April 1st with spring sports out on the fields, track, water, and courts in full swing. We are so happy for our spring sport athletics to be competing again being they lost their season last year. The following is updated guidance from the NJSIAA:


Out of State Competition Update – Season 4: In accordance with Executive Order No. 232 (2021), NJSIAA will permit out-of-state competition during Season 4 for outdoor sports only (B Tennis, Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Baseball and Spring Track & Field) pursuant to the latest New Jersey state travel restrictions. Therefore, an NJSIAA member school may only compete against out-of-state opponents from Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut. This applies for home games and away games. If an NJSIAA member school travels to an out-of-state opponent in one of these four states, it may only be out of state for less than 24 hours; therefore, no overnight travel is permitted. In accordance with Executive Order No. 232 (2021), NJSIAA continues to prohibit out-of-state competition for all indoor sports.


Outdoor Gathering Limits Update – Season 4: Effective Friday, April 2nd, the general outdoor gathering limit will increase to 200 persons. As a result, the rules regarding youth sports activities (which includes high school sports) will be updated to clarify that participating athletes, coaches, officials and other staff are not subject to the 200-person limit; therefore, general spectators will be limited to 200 and does not include coaches, athletics, trainers officials, or event staff... This new Executive Order will remove the reference to two parents/guardians per participating athlete being in attendance so that general spectators will now be permitted to attend.


To all of our students who are involved in the Arts and athletics- thank you for your commitment to serving your passion and our school district! Congratulations to the High School Drumline and color guard on their stellar performances this past week.

WEEKLY DIGITAL NEWSLETTERS


Each week our principals share an update on what is happening in their respective schools. Check out the Weekly Digital Newsletters linked below.


Week of March 21, 2021

High School

Eagle

Alder

Fernwood

Miller

Davenport

Slaybaugh​​

Swift​​​​


Title I Parent Newsletter (March 2021)

Title I Parent Newsletter (February 2021)

G&T Times (The Titanic Edition March 2021)

G&T Times (March 2021)

EHT Media Specialists (March 2021)

EHT Nursing​ Services (March 2021)

ABOUT US

EMBRACE-ENGAGE-EDUCATE


"Our mission in the Egg Harbor Township District is to embrace families and their students to provide a safe, rigorous, and relevant learning experience while students are engaged and educated to become responsible for their own learning."