The Generals' Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 12/13/2020

Reminder about instructional day

This is just a reminder that while our eight period day concludes at 11:40 am, instruction runs through the afternoon in the form of office hours, small group instruction, and intervention. We encourage you to take some time to review your child's schedule to ensure he/she takes advantage of all educational opportunities available to him/her.

This Week's Schedule

  • All students are virtual through January 8, 2021.
  • It is not necessary to complete the Daily Parent Covid form while students are attending school virtually.

Please encourage your student to participate in our Virtual Spirit Week!

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Breakfast & Lunch Available for all students

Just a quick reminder that the district is offering breakfast & lunch, at no cost, for every enrolled student, regardless of need. If you aren't already receiving the meals and would like to, please fill out this brief survey. Meals are available for all students for pick-up on Mondays between 12:00pm - 6:00pm behind the C.T. Barkalow School at Door No. 8. Students eligible for Free/Reduced lunch are eligible for delivery if requested. The application for Free & Reduced lunch can be found here.
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DDE Masks

The PTO has a limited supply of DDE masks available for sale. If you are interested in purchasing one, please use the following link:

School Pictures

There will be a Make-up Picture Day in January 2021.

Stay tuned!

If you have not had the opportunity to come pick up your pictures orders, you may still come pick them up this week. Weather permitting, picture orders will be in a box separated by grade, placed on a table outside the main entrance from 7:30 am - 2:00 pm.

If your student took a photo and you would like to order a package

visit Kids at Heart Photography at:

8th Grade Graduation Gowns


The deadline to order your student's graduation gown has passed. If you have not yet ordered a gown, or plan to use a sibling/friend's gown from a prior year, please contact Mrs. Linda DiStasi:

Information for 8th Grade Students

Monmouth County Vocational School District

Application Checklist due to Guidance office no later than Friday, 12/18.

Email –

Fax – 732-294-7180

Mail – Eisenhower Middle School, 279 Burlington Road

Drop of Box – Between 9 – 2 Monday through Friday

The application can found on the MCVSD Home Page at

  • For information on Career Academies Information, please visit -
  • For information on admission procedures, please visit
  • Yearbooks

    2020-2021 DDE Yearbooks can be purchased directly through Jostens' website.

    Please use the following link to reserve your copy:

    PTO Corner

    Please see the following from the Eisenhower Middle School PTO:

    • Save the Date! The 5th Annual Pocketbook Bingo & Gift Auction will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021!

    Attendance UPDATE!

    It is important you call the attendance line at 732-431-3910, option 1, for the following reasons:
    1. To report your child absent if he/ she is neither well enough to come to school nor attend school virtually.
    2. If your child is not feeling well, and he/she is scheduled to attend school in person, please keep your child home. He/she may still access school virtually and be marked present for the school day. However, you must call the attendance line to let us know.
    In either case, please leave a message with your child's name, grade, specific reason for absence, duration of absence (if known), and your relationship to the student. You may also email Kristy Patmore at

    Technology Issues?

    If you have technology issues, please email Mr. Goldstein at

    Mark Your Calendar!

    • Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Winter Recess starts @ 11:40 am.
    • Monday, January 4, 2021 school resumes, virtually.

    Need to translate the Genesis Parent Portal into another language?

    To see your child's Genesis Parent Portal in another language:
    1. Sign into Genesis.
    2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
    3. Look in the bottom left corner where you will see the prompt to select the language, as pictured here.

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    Puede traducir este boletín a otro idioma. Haga clic en el boletín y haga clic en el botón de traducción que se parece a la imagen aquí.

    Important Links

    Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School

    The mission statement of the Eisenhower Middle School is to encourage children to reach their unique potential and to empower them to become lifelong learners.