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Somers Point School District Newsletter for Families

Welcome to the District Newsletter for the Families of the Somers Point School District

If you should even have any questions about the content of this newsletter, do not hesitate to reach out to your child's building principals:


JORDAN ROAD MIDDLE SCHOOL - csupp@sptsd.org

DAWES AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - lvenello@sptsd.org

NEW YORK AVENUE PRESCHOOL CENTER - lvenello@sptsd.org

CURRICULUM - mkaas@sptsd.org

DISTRICT LEVEL - drcry@sptsd.org


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COVID-19 QUARANTINE DECISION-MAKING MATRIX

Atlantic County is in the HIGH INDEX RANGE for COVID-19 Cases. The nursing staff for the Somers Point School District is required to follow this matrix for quarantine.


If your child is sick:

  • Please fill out the ONCOURSE SCREENER IN THE PARENT PORTAL.
  • Please keep your child home, as per the AFFIRMATION DOCUMENT signed by parents/ guardians.

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LINK - PARENT/ GUARDIAN SCHOOL CLIMATE & CULTURE SURVEY

We need your feedback. If you have not completed the survey through the Remind link, please click here.

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL MAP - BIKING AND WALKING

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CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO SCHOOL BREAKFAST & LUNCH MENUS

**All meals are FREE from the National School Lunch Program until June 2022

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Just a reminder to please complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application EVEN though there is no cost for breakfast and/or lunch this year.


It is an important piece of data for the district and provides P-EBT benefits.


You can access the convenient online application at the link below. If you need any assistance please contact Mrs. Loder at (609) 927-2053 ex: 3220 or tloder@sptsd.org

UPCOMING DATES FOR OCTOBER - click links for listings

October 4 - 8, 2021: Week of Respect

  • Monday: Respect yourself! Eat healthy and exercise. Wear exercise clothes.
  • Tuesday: Mix it up day! We respect and welcome everyone. Wear Mismatched clothes.
  • Wednesday: Respect our schools! Wear your school shirts or colors.
  • Thursday: Be a “Fan” and celebrate diversity! Wear your favorite team’s jersey.
  • Friday: Respect our environment! Wear green.

October 6 - 8, 2021: Conferences / Early Dismissal for Students (12:20 Dismissal) click link for information

October 11, 2021: No School - Columbus Day


October 18 - 22, 2021: Red Ribbon Week

JRMS Clubs and Activities - Any student interested in getting involved in a club or activity, please email Mr. Schmidt at jschmidt@sptsd.org for more information.

STAFFULTY SPOTLIGHT

Our Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Team has been hard at work to create a plan for individualized instruction to meet the needs of all students. As a team, they have collected data on student academic levels, offering support and collaborating with their colleagues across the building and district, to develop intervention and enrichment plans for all students’ growth. The members of the Jordan Road MTSS team are:

● Jackie Wootton - MTSS Teacher

● Emily Ford - Instructional Coach

● Phil Pallitto - Instructional Coach

● Aimee Altman - Specialist

● Edwina Rahter - Specialist


NYA STAFFULTY SPOTLIGHT

Our Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Team has been hard at work creating instructional plans by grade level that support academic achievement and skill acquisition for each student. The MTSS team at Dawes Avenue School is comprised of;

● Mrs. Wagner - MTSS Lead Teacher

● Mrs. Jensen - Instructional Coach

● Ms. DeLuca - Specialist

● Mrs. Johansen - Specialist

● Mrs. Coan - Specialist

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR OCTOBER

UPCOMING DATES FOR OCTOBER:

October 4 - 8, 2021: Week of Respect

  • Monday: Respect yourself! Eat healthy and exercise. Wear exercise clothes.
  • Tuesday: Mix it up day! We respect and welcome everyone. Wear Mismatched clothes.
  • Wednesday: Respect our schools! Wear your school shirts or colors.
  • Thursday: Be a “Fan” and celebrate diversity! Wear your favorite team’s jersey.
  • Friday: Respect our environment! Wear green.

October 6 - 8, 2021: Conferences/Early Dismissal for Students (1:05 pm Dismissal) - letters were sent home on 9/27/2021 via Remind to set up a conference time.

October 11, 2021: No School - Columbus Day

October 18 - 22, 2021: Red Ribbon Week

October 29, 2021: Fall Fun Day (more details to come from Dr. Venello and Teachers)

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR OCTOBER

UPCOMING DATES FOR OCTOBER:

October 4 - 8, 2021: Week of Respect

  • Monday: Respect yourself! Eat healthy and exercise. Wear exercise clothes.
  • Tuesday: Mix it up day! We respect and welcome everyone. Wear Mismatched clothes.
  • Wednesday: Respect our schools! Wear your school shirts or colors.
  • Thursday: Be a “Fan” and celebrate diversity! Wear your favorite team’s jersey.
  • Friday: Respect our environment! Wear green.

October 6 - 8, 2021: Conferences/Early Dismissal for Students (12:30 pm Dismissal) - letters were sent home on 9/27/2021 via Remind to set up a conference time.

October 11, 2021: No School - Columbus Day

October 18 - 22, 2021: Red Ribbon Week

October 29, 2021: Fall Fun Day (more details to come from Dr. Venello and Teachers)

COMMUNITY EVENTS

TRAIL OF TWO CITIES - FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 5K

Saturday, November 6, 2021 8:00 AM Start - Rain or Shine