Hoboken Public School District
Superintendent's Weekly Message - March 15, 2020
I hope that you and your families are doing well and following the guidelines set forth by the the City of Hoboken's Office of Emergency Management and Department of Health.
On Friday, our staff presented the next two weeks of remote learning plans to students. All plans have been posted on our website and distributed in hard copy where applicable. For all students that were absent on Friday, principals and directors mailed packets home. If you have any questions, please feel free to email your child's teacher or principal. Both will be checking emails multiple times during work day hours.
During the upcoming days, our Assistant Superintendent of Schools and principals will be working with staff to prepare additional remote learning plans in the event that they are needed. We will, once again, be prepared for extended school closings if announced.
At the end of this edition of The Herald, I have included Staff Directories from each building. I also included our District's Preparedness Plan in Response to COVID-19. This plans includes lessons for remote learning, provisions for related services, and the manner in which breakfast and lunch will be distributed in a "grab and go" format to all students qualifying for free and reduced lunch. In addition, if any family is in need of counseling assistance or have health related questions, you may reach out to any of our Guidance Counselors or School Nurses, as well as our Student Assistance Counselor and Director of School Based Youth Services. Their emails have been provided for your use if necessary.
I encourage you to take time to review The Herald. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook too. I will be sending regular updates and resources for all families.
Stay well. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.
New Feature: Stories With Staff
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Johns Hopkins CTY
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth online courses will remain active throughout the entirety of the district’s remote learning plan for grades 2 - 8. Therefore, there will still be 3 - 5 hours of required coursework to complete per week in order to meet the course ending deadlines for both the three-month and six-month course options.
You will continue to receive email communications on assignment completion, feedback and grades from your child’s Johns Hopkins CTY online course instructor. If you have any questions at all, he or she will remain the first point of contact in regards to CTY curriculum and coursework completion.
Ms. Tara Donnelly will continue to monitor all Johns Hopkins CTY emails at the Middle School level. If students or parents have questions, please reach out to her at Tara.Donnelly@hoboken.k12.nj.us. For all Grades 2 through 5 questions, please contact your building principal or Assistant Superintendent, Ms. Rodriguez-Gomez at email@example.com.
Hoboken High School Competes at the Jersey City Medical Center RWJ Barnabas STEM Showcase
Hoboken High School's Debate Team Takes Home More Awards
High School Select Choir Earns a Judge's Award
Connors Elementary School's Camp Read A Lot
Senior AP Capstone Project by Rebecca Weintraub
My name is Rebecca Weintraub and I am a senior at Hoboken High School. In my AP Research class, we have been tasked with contributing to a body of knowledge through research. My research focuses on Hoboken public schools, district and charter, and the levels of diversity within our city. In order to get a clear picture of our schools, I am asking for the community’s help. If you are a parent with a child in a Hoboken public school (district or charter grades K-5) and could take 5 minutes to fill out this anonymous survey below, asking about your experience and opinions, I would be greatly appreciative. If you have any questions about this project please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 2020 - Oh The Places They May Go!
Albertus Magnus College
American International College
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Hudson County Community College
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Johnson & Wales University (Providence)
Le Moyne College
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Mercy College - All Campuses
Michigan State University
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New England Institute of Technology
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New York Institute of Technology
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Xavier University of Louisiana
Hispanic Culture Club Hall of Fame
The Hoboken HS Hispanic Culture Club Hall of Fame Selection Committee are seeking nominations for the 2020 Induction into the Hoboken HS Hispanic Culture Club Hall of Fame. In 2015, Hoboken HS Hispanic Culture Club Hall of Fame was created for its most prestigious alumni and community members. Nominations generally come from the field of business, education, arts & entertainment, humanitarian areas, medicine, athletics, or government and science.
The deadline for nominations for the 2020 Hall of Fame Class is April 10, 2020
DMC Visits Hoboken Middle School
New Jersey School Music Association Region 1 Honors Band
Hoboken Middle School Strings Program
Hoboken Middle School Band
Wallace Music Corner
Chorus students are working on a mix of Pop and Broadway Choral Repertoire. They are learning to sing pop music in 3 part harmony; which is challenging for an elementary choir. The Concert Chorus is singing the familiar pop songs,”Someone You Loved” and “High Hopes.” The audition only Lunch Chorus students are challenging themselves to sing a difficult arrangement of “Seasons of Love” from Rent. They selected the music themselves and can’t wait to perform it!
Band students are using google classroom to access recordings of their current repertoire to practice outside of class. They are very excited about playing “The Eye of the Tiger” this week. It’s a difficult arrangement with advanced rhythms. The 4th and 5th grade band group is extremely dedicated and practices often at home. As always, feel free to contact us in the music department with any questions on our performance programs.
On our Way to Becoming a "Best Communities for Music Education" District
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Hoboken Public Schools - A District Dedicated to Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships
The Hoboken Public School District will be recognized as a premier educational choice and widely known as a best-practice model for academic growth, high quality instruction, innovative and equitable programs, engagement, facilities and personalized pathways that are essential for college, career and life-preparedness in our ever-changing, interconnected global society.
The Hoboken Public School District will prepare confident and resilient graduates who value academic achievement, embrace challenge, honor diversity, appreciate collaboration, and respectfully contribute to their local and wider communities.
Our District Goals
The Hoboken Public School District will implement a rigorous, relevant and responsive curriculum that meets the needs of all students, fosters personalized pathways for learning, and ensures continuous academic growth.
The Hoboken Public School District will support its diverse staff in professional growth, encourage them to serve as role models, and empower them to provide the highest quality of instruction for our students.
The Hoboken Public School District will develop and implement unique and innovative programs that promote global learning, ensure equitable access, and foster the social, emotional and academic growth of each student.
The Hoboken Public School District will engage and communicate with families and the wider community to bridge understanding and advance partnerships.
The Hoboken Public School District will operate well-maintained and safe facilities that respond to our growing student enrollment, support our academic and co-curricular programs, and promote pride across the city.