The Generals' Update

Your guide to DDE events and announcements: 9/19/2021


  • Tuesday, 9/21: PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm - STEAM Center
  • Wednesday, 9/22 Sports:

Cross Country vs Barkalow 3:30pm @ Home

Boys Soccer vs MMS 3:45pm @ Opatut Park

Girls Soccer vs MMS 3:45pm @ Opatut Park

  • Friday, 9/24 Sports:

Field Hockey vs Brielle 3:30pm @ Home

Boys Soccer vs Barkalow 7:00pm - Hartman Memorial Game @ Opatut Park

Girls Soccer vs Barkalow 7:00pm - Hartman Memorial Game @ Opatut Park


PTO Website

Visit the NEW DDE PTO website for all up to date information regarding membership, volunteer opportunities, fundraising, and more!

PTO Meeting

Tuesday 9/21 @ 6:30pm in the STEAM Center. All attendees must wear a mask. Please come out~Volunteers needed for all committees!

PTO Membership Drive

Join the PTO today to enter our special drawing. For more information, see the following flyer:

First PTO Meeting

The first PTO meeting will take place, Tuesday, 9/21 at 6:30pm in the STEAM Center. All those in attendance must wear a mask.

One Hope Wine Fundraiser

10% of all sales will go to the DDE PTO. All orders will be delivered right to your home. Click HERE to order, or Click HERE to join the Facebook Group to learn more. Party will close on 10/11.

Bagel Sales – Daily Bagel Sales will begin on Monday, October 4th.

  • Bagel Options will be Plain Bagel, Plain Bagel w/cream cheese, or Plain Bagel w/ butter. All bagels will be individually wrapped
  • Daily Options at the door (CASH ONLY)
    • Bagel - $2.00/each
    • Water - $1.00/each
  • October Pre-Sale Package (Credit Card or Check ONLY)
    • October 4th-29th (19 days, no sale on 10/11)
    • Bagel & water combo - $2.50/day
    • Cost for month - $35.00 (5 free days)
    • Must purchase by Fri, Oct 1st at 4pm (no exceptions)
    • Click HERE to purchase OCTOBER Monthly Package

Front Office News

School Pictures

The photographer will be on hand Tuesday, September 28th to take school photos. The students will be coming home this week with an order form. Please complete and send in with your child on the 28th.

Water Bottles

Students may bring water bottles to have during class.

Car pick up at Dismissal

Parents/guardians picking up students at dismissal, we ask that you remain in your vehicles in order to facilitate a safe, smooth, and quick dismissal.


As a reminder, backpacks are to remain in the student's locker. As per the school supply list, a drawstring or other small bag is recommended to carry a student's Chromebook.

Early pick-up

If you need to pick up your child before dismissal you must inform the main office prior to your arrival. You may do so by sending in a note with your child, calling the main office, or emailing both Mrs. DiStasi at and Mrs. Diver at

Items forgotten from home

We will once again be using the grade level bins outside the main entrance for drop off of items forgotten at home. Please label anything you are dropping off with the student's first and last name, as well as his/her grade. Post-its and pens are provided for your use. Please do not ring the bell. The bins are checked periodically throughout the day and items are distributed to students during their lunch. For security reasons, a staff member cannot come to the door on request to retrieve items for your child.


Before the main office can grant admittance to the building, all visitors must:

  • Notify the main office prior to arrival.
  • Show ID before entering.
  • Wear a mask.


For the 2021-2022 school year lunch will be provided to all district students, regardless of eligibility. Please refer to the letter sent home to all families: Those who would like to participate in this program should complete the survey attached to the above referenced letter. If you have any questions, please email Aly Williams at

Lunch options will be provided and served grab-and-go. A la carte items will not be available at this time. There will not be any sale of individual water or milk. Students will be sitting at desks in the cafeteria and may remove their mask once they have their lunch and seated at a desk. Once they are finished eating, masks should be put back on.


If your child will be absent from school, you must call the attendance line to report the absence. Please state the following:

  • Your child's name
  • Grade
  • State the reason for the absence with specific symptoms. NOTE: Students with symptoms consistent with Covid-19 will be excluded from school per the NJDOH guidelines.

Technology Issues?

If you have technology issues, please email Mr. Goldstein at

Upcoming Events!

  • Tuesday, 9/21: PTO meeting-6:30 in the STEAM Center
  • Tuesday, 9/28: School Pictures
  • Thursday, 9/30: Virtual Back to School Night (information forthcoming)

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