Weekly Announcements

Updates for the RFH Community - 4/15/2022

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Important Dates - April & May 2022

  • Monday, April 18 - Friday, April 22 - Spring Break
  • Monday, April 25 - Classes Resume/Early Dismissal Monday (EDM)
  • Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 13 - Advanced Placement Testing (Link to AP Calendar)
  • Wednesday, May 18 - Monday, May 23 - NJSLA (Grades 9 and 11) - Details Below
  • Tuesday, May 24 - Senior Prom
  • Friday, May 27 - No School
  • Monday, May 30 - No School - Memorial Day

Message from the Superintendent

Dear RFH Parents and Guardians,

We begin our Friday Update with some news from the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE): The New Jersey Department of Education will be requiring all 9th and 11th Grade students statewide to sit for the NJDOE-Required NJ Student Learning Standard Assessment (NJSLA) during the month of May 2022. The NJSLA assessment is 360 minutes in total duration, divided across four days – i.e., 90 minutes per day. The assessment will be used to monitor student progress in ELA, Math, and Science, while ensuring that all NJ public schools have met required student learning standards in the 21-22 Academic Year. The assessment will also identify those students who may be struggling with learning gaps in advance of the next school year.

Our academic supervisors strongly concur that the shorter bursts of testing over four days are more conducive to success for our freshmen and junior students. The schedule also offers minimal disruption to the integrity of instructional time for all RFH students, in that each class will run for 34 minutes. RFH successfully enacted a similar schedule during NJ Start-Strong Assessments last September and during NJGPA Testing for juniors this past March.

Due to the serious nature of this assessment, it is imperative for our freshman and junior students to be present for testing on scheduled days and to be offered a quiet and uninterrupted setting that will optimize student success.

To this end, Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School will be running a Board-approved, Delayed Opening Schedule to accommodate the NJDOE-Required NJ Student Learning Assessment with dates and times as follows:

Dates: Wednesday, May 18; Thursday, May 19; Friday, May 20; and Monday, May 23.

Times: Delayed Opening Schedule (34 Minute Class Periods)

7:45 a.m. – Freshman & Junior Students report to RFH

Student Warning Bell 9:35

Period 1 9:40-10:14

Period 2 10:18-10:52

Period 4 10:56-11:30

Period 5 11:34-12:08

Period 6 12:12-12:46

Period 7 12:50-1:24

Period 3 1:28-2:02

Period 8 2:06-2:40

* No Senior Release on May 18-19-20-23

To Recap:

  • Freshmen and Juniors will report to school at the normal start time of 7:45 am for testing each morning.
  • Students in grades 10 and 12 will report to school for a 9:40 am start.
  • Bussing will run as usual for 9th and 11th graders and a second pick up will operate on a delayed schedule for all other students.
  • Please note there will be No Senior Release on those dates.

Happy Spring Break! Just a friendly reminder that Spring Break begins today – Friday, April 15, 2022 – 12:07 p.m. dismissal. Wishing all of our students and families a well-deserved and restful week off. Classes at RFH will resume on Monday, April 25, 2022.


Anne R. Facendo, Interim Superintendent

Message from the Counseling Office

Save the Date - College Application Essay Presentation for Parents - Evening of Monday, May 3

Randy Levin will be presenting via Zoom to our parents on advice and strategies for writing successful college application essays, including time management and topic selection on the evening of Monday, May 3. Randy Levin presented to all 11th Grade students during study hall on April 7. Please register to attend the presentation.

Activities & Athletics

Freshmen-Support your class and show your Bulldog Pride!

The Class of 2025 will be having a class merchandise sale through April 17, 2022. Freshmen: help support your class and get some really cool RFH gear in the process! Orders can be placed online using the link in the Class of 2025 Google Classroom, this link, or using the QR code found on the fliers around the building! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Flynn in the School Counseling Office.

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RFH 2022 Spring Concert

The RFH Spring Concert will be taking place in the auditorium at 7 pm on May 19th. The repertoire will include music from The Beach Boys, Tower of Power, and Smash Mouth. It will also include student-made arrangements.

Senior Prom Bid Sales!

Please use the link to view the directions discussed at the Senior Class Meeting on April 7th. Extra prom packets can be found in the main office. No sales will be accepted late.

Class of 2022- Save the Dates!

  • Senior Prom - Tuesday, May 24
  • Beach Day - Friday, June 10
  • Graduation Eve Social - Thursday, June 16
  • Graduation - Friday, June 17

Email kdemeter@rumsonfairhaven.org with questions.

Save the Date: Ridge Road Run - May 15th

The registration for the Ridge Road Run is now open! You can sign up to run or sponsor at: www.ridgeroadrun5k.org. Groups will be able to create teams to run (i.e. if the wrestling team wants to run together, one person creates the team, then other staff members can sign up under that name).

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Summer Academic Enrichment Program

The RFH Summer Academic Enrichment Program will take place from July 11- 21 (Monday through Thursday). It is open to both in-district and out-of-district students. There is a morning session (9:30- 11:30am) and afternoon session (12:00- 2:00pm). Classes are $275 (inclusive of all materials), and there is a $50 discount if you register before May 20th. Register online through My School Bucks by May 20, 2022. If you have any questions, email Stephanie Pennetti at spennetti@rumsonfairhaven.org. Click here to see a brochure of course offerings.

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COVID Status and Updates

For information regarding the COVID status at RFH and updated data, please see the RFH COVID Status webpage.

Please submit your child's vaccination information now with this form.