Sussex Avenue News That You Can Use

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Dear Families,

Happy May! I am hopeful that with the turn of the calendar nicer/drier days are ahead. I am looking forward to seeing the "rebirth" since it has been watered so much as of late.I hope everyone had an opportunity to enjoy the weather this weekend.


I'd like to wish a Ramadan Kareem to all who celebrate! This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. As so many of you have shared, the teachers are working extremely hard to keep our students engaged and learning during this time. Let's show them how much we appreciate them! I hope your student will be able to participate in our Teacher Appreciation Spirit Week.


With Appreciation,


Lorri Vaccaro

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Student Learning Intentions for the Week

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May 4th - May 8th

This schedule is to help keep students organized on which Specials activities to complete. However, students will be able to access Specials activities throughout the week. The letter day will be shared by your child's homeroom teacher each day.


Parents please remind your child to make sure they are completing the activities in the Special Area classrooms as well each week. Your special area teachers are also working very hard to provide your child with content from these specialized areas as well. We appreciate your assistance.


Monday, May 4th is a B day.

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Sussex Avenue School Home and School Association (HSA) E-Blast

For this week's HSA e-blast click here.

Attention: Parents of 5th Graders

Time is Running Out!

The yearbook staff needs more pictures of the graduating fifth graders' time at Sussex Avenue. Please upload any photos you'd be willing to have published in the yearbook from their time at Sussex to the yearbook's Shutterfly account here: https://sussexavenue5thgradeyearbook.shutterfly.com/


If you don't have a Shutterfly account, you can create one for free to upload your photos. We want to have every student represented, but we need your photos to make that happen!

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Student Attendance

Please note that all district policies remain in effect during this extended closure. Attached is the district attendance policy for your review. The school must be able to account for the whereabouts of the students that are enrolled. Should your child not be able to 'attend' to lessons for the day for any reason, please contact Ms. Goss to report your child absent at 973-292-2250 ext 6552.

If you are in need of assistance outside of school hours

If you need immediate assistance:


2nd Floor Helpline: Call or text 888-222-2228

National Suicide Prevention Helpline: Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

24/7 to be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center

Performcare- Mobile Response Services: 1-877-652-7624

Crisis Hotline Serving Morris County: 888-247-1400

Of course, if this is an emergency call 9-1-1.