The General's Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 9/1/2019

Welcome Back!

We can't wait to see you for the first day of school this Thursday, September 5th at 7:30am! Looking forward to a great year, Generals!

Fall Sports Begin on September 10th! Action Required!

Students will not be permitted to participate in fall sports (Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Field Hockey, Cross Country) or intramurals (Floor Hockey) without a current sports physical and health history update. IMPORTANT: When the portal opens on Monday, check Genesis to confirm your child’s forms are up to date. See directions here:

Sports physicals are valid for 365 days from the date of your child’s exam. Physicals must have an exam date of 9/11/18 and later to be valid for the fall sports season. If the exam date is 9/10/18 or earlier, your child will need a new physical for the fall sports season. (Sports physicals cannot expire before or on the day the season begins).

Please be advised that once the season begins on September 10th,

NO PAPERWORK will be accepted. There will be no exceptions.

Contact Mrs. King RN, School Nurse if you have any questions.

Does Your Child Require Medication in School?

Does your child have an epi pen? Do they sometimes need an inhaler in school? The nurse cannot administer medication without an order from your healthcare provider (even over the counter medications!). Forms may be found here:

All medication and necessary forms should be brought to school by a parent or guardian before school begins on September 5th. Mrs. King RN, School Nurse, is available August 26th-28th from 8:00am-2:00pm.

If you cannot make these dates please contact Mrs. King.

Helpful Hints from the Main Office

Attached please find some helpful hints for signing a student out early, dropping off items, visiting, and reporting absent/late students:

Morning Drop Off

  • Morning drop off begins at 7:00am at the 6th grade wing entrance. Students should wait with their parents until 7:00am. There is no supervision in the building prior to that time; therefore, students will not be permitted in the building until 7:00am.
  • Due to the high volume of cars dropping off in the morning, parents are encouraged to drop their child off prior to 7:30am.
  • Please note our one-way traffic pattern diagram. See attached map:
  • Drop off is curbside only at the 6th grade wing entrance.
  • Please maintain a speed of no more than 5 miles per hour when traveling in the parking lot, to ensure the safety of staff and students.
  • Please also maintain a single line of traffic; please do not pass other vehicles as students and staff members may be walking through the parking lot.

Locker Set Up

Locker Set Up is available on:

  • Thursday, September 5th, 2:30pm-4:00pm
  • Friday, September 6th, 2:30pm-4:00pm
  • Monday, September 9th, 2:30pm-4:00pm

This is an optional event. All students attending Locker Set Up must go home at dismissal and then return at 2:30pm with a parent or guardian.

PTO Corner

Please join us for the first PTO Meeting of the 2019-2020 School Year on Monday, September 16th at 6:30pm in the STEAM Center for an opportunity to meet our new PTO Executive Board and hear about some of the things we are planning. We welcome all ideas and are always looking for volunteers! Questions? Please email

Free and Reduced Lunch Program

For those currently using the government assisted lunch program, please be aware the expiration date is October 22, 2019. In order to avoid interruption in this service, please complete the 2019-2020 application as soon as possible. Please note that any lunch charges incurred after the expiration date are your responsibility. These forms are also to be used by new applicants. Following is the form to apply for Free and Reduced Lunch:

Mark Your Calendar

  • Thursday, September 5, 2019: First day of the 2019-2020 school year!
  • Thursday, September 5, 2019: Optional Locker Set Up (see above)
  • Friday, September 6, 2019: Optional Locker Set Up (see above)
  • Monday, September 9, 2019: Optional Locker Set Up (see above)
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 7:00pm: Board of Education Meeting, 384 West Main Street, Freehold
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 6:30pm: Back To School Night
  • Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 6:30pm: PTO Meeting in the STEAM Center
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019@ 8:00pm: Board of Education Meeting, West Freehold School

Important Links

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