Bloomingdale Schools

Mid Summer Newsletter

Hello, Bloomingdale!

8 10 2021 Community Update

Reopening Information

As was shared at the July Board of Education meeting, our reopening plan is centered around a traditional full session school day in September. As per Governor Murphy's directive, there will be no virtual option unless an individual needs to quarantine, as directed by the local health department.

As everyone has likely seen, developments and guidance surrounding the virus continue to change almost daily. The district will provide full details on our COVID-19 reopening protocol as we approach the end of the summer. We appreciate your patience as we continue to monitor and evaluate what is in the best interest of our students.

School Open House

Our schools will be hosting open house programs for Kindergarten, 2nd Grade and 5th Grade families on the dates/times shown below. Specific details will be sent from the principals later in the summer.

Martha B Day - September 2nd from 3:00 - 4:00

Samuel R Donald - September 2nd from 3:00 - 4:00

Walter T Bergen - August 31st 9:00 - 11:00

On Monday, August 16th, Genesis Parent Portal accounts will be created for all families in Bloomingdale. You can anticipate by 3:00 pm receiving an email from Genesis with username and password information allowing you access to the portal.

The only features accessible in the parent portal will be the required forms for the opening of the school. The district will be going green this year and not asking parents to complete paper forms. We are asking that you please begin to complete the necessary forms as soon as possible.

On Monday, August 23rd , elementary teacher assignments and full middle school schedules will be released in the Genesis Parent Portal. The portal is set up so that all forms must be completed prior to being able to access students schedule/teacher information. We encourage all families to complete the necessary forms when the portal initial opens on 8/16.

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Support Documents

Link to Genesis Parent Portal

How to access the portal & complete forms

How to update contacts in the portal

School Messenger

School Messenger is our new mass communication system for the district. All information for School Messenger flows directly from Genesis. Therefore, if you need to update contact information it should all be done via Genesis. Training Videos and Support Documents can be found below how to update contact information.

The only action required on your part deals with SMS text messaging. In accordance with federal law, we are required to have families ‘opt in’ to the text messaging feature. Below in the newsletter is the under a minute steps to opt in.

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Free & Reduced Lunch Application

As you begin to work through forms in the parent portal, we asked that you spend five minutes also filling out the Free & Reduced Lunch form. We recognize that some families may know they do not meet the requirements for eligibility. However, a funding source for the district is tied, in part, to the number of families that fill out the application. We kindly ask that you take a few minutes to complete the application in Genesis.
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