Nixon School - Family Check In

Week of October 24, 2021

Upcoming Dates:

  • October 29 (evening) - PTA Haunted Hallway (6 PM to 9 PM) - Reserve a spot for your family to enjoy the Haunted Hallway!

  • November 4 and November 5 (Thurs. & Fri) - NJEA Teacher Convention / No School

  • November 16 - PTA Meeting (7 PM at Nixon School)
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If your child is going to be absent from school, please be sure to complete the Attendance Note in Genesis. Include a detailed description of why your child will be absent, including any symptoms that your child may be experiencing when they are under the weather. If for any reason you are unable to access the Genesis form, please be sure to leave a detailed voicemail on the following line... (973) 398-1416. Thank you.
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Health Office Reminders...

Hi Nixon Families!

We are fully into cold/flu/allergy season, and Covid is still working it's way through the community. The district has protocols and safeguards in place to help us protect each other from in-school transmissions of these viruses. I appreciate you reaching out to me if your child isn't feeling well. Together we can determine if a Covid test is needed or just a visit to the doctor to make sure your child can be in school.

Your child will need a covid test to come back to school if they have the following:

At least two of the following symptoms: fever (measure or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), myalgia (muscle aches), headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion, or runny nose;


At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, or new taste disorder.

Nixon is committed to keeping the students, faculty and staff as healthy as possible, so if your child isn't feeling well, keep them home until they feel better. A cold virus can spread very quickly even with safe guards in place!

Please do not hesitate to call or email with questions and thank you in advance.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Halloween Parade!

Pumpkin Decorating Contest Voting

Thank you to everyone who contributed a pumpkin to our Early Act Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Next week, each student will receive a ticket from their teacher to drop into the bag of their favorite pumpkin. The winner will be announced the week of November 8th!

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Visting Nixon School

When visiting Nixon School, visitors are asked to present their Driver's License to the office staff. So that we can proceed with the preferred method for signing visitors into the building, please be prepared with your id when you arrive at the security vestibule. Thank you.

School Security Drill

Today we conducted our monthly NJ Department of Education school security drill. Students and staff utilized the information presented to respond appropriately and when the drill was completed, we resumed our daily routines.

Scholastic Book Fair

Thank you to the Nixon School PTA for hosting this fall's Scholastic Book Fair!


Wow! Last week's Family Check-In Received over 1,000 views! This information tells me that embedding the check-in into an email has made information more readily accessible to our community! I am thrilled to know this and appreciate everyone taking time to review the weekly updates.

Bus Safety Program...

Huskies Haunted Hallway

Friday, Oct. 29th, 6-9pm

275 Mount Arlington Boulevard

Roxbury Township, NJ

Join us for our first ever Huskies Haunted Hallway! To sign up for a family reservation, click the link here:

Only a few spots remain!

The hallway will be fun and festive & not terrifying for the children. Be sure to pick up your Candylicious order outside on the way out!

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Candylicious Pick Up!

Friday, Oct. 29th, 6-9pm

275 Mount Arlington Boulevard

Roxbury Township, NJ

Reminder... Orders from our PTA Candylicious Fundraiser can be picked up this evening at Nixon School!

Know Someone at NES Who Has Filled a Bucket?

Fill Out our Bucket Filler Nomination Form and we will recognize that individual (student or staff member) during Morning Announcements. Click the button below for the nomination form.