The Sandshore Scoop

Week Ending September 24, 2021

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Calendar of Events

September 27th: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m. @ Administration Building

October 4th-8th: Week of Respect [See Information in the Guidance Counselor's Section]

October 11th: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m. @ Administration Building

October 18th - October 31st: Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

October 22nd: School Picture Day

October 25th: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m. @ Administration Building

Click here to view the 2021-2022 District Calendar

MOTSD 21-22 Safe Return to School Plan

Click here to visit the Mount Olive Township School District 2021-2022 Safe Return to School Plan

Pick up and Drop off Procedures

Just a few reminders for our parents who drive their child(ren) to school.

1) All pick up and drop off during arrival and dismissal must be in the pick up circle located on the right side of the parking lot. Drop off begins at 8:50 and pickup begins at 3:45.

2) Please stay in your car at all times. Staff will be there to open and close the doors for the students.

3) Do not drive around cars, the pick up and drop off line is one single line.

4) During the first week of school, we will be handing out placards you can post on your dashboard or visor. We ask that you use these to CLEARLY display your child's name at pick up. This will help the process to move quickly and efficiently.

5) If you are first in line, please pull all the way to the beginning of the line.

6) Please do not leave your child unattended in the drop off circle. The staff does not begin their pick up procedures until 8:50 am.

Check out this week's Twitter highlights from Sandshore School!

If you have any questions about Fit Kidz, please contact Mr. Falkman at

Helpful Links to Start the School Year

The Marauder Memo

Dr. Zywicki posts weekly updates. Be sure to check here weekly for important district updates.

21-22 Sandshore Parent Handbook

This handbook provides important information regarding Sandshore School.

Transportation Department Information

Click here to view a updated brochure from our transportation department.

Sandshore Time Schedule

Regular Schedule:


Parent drop off is at 8:50 and pick up is 3:45.

Delayed Opening Schedule:


Bus pick up times are two hours later than normal.

Parent drop off is at 10:50.

Early Dismissal Schedule:


Please update your Real Time Account

It is essential that you update your email, contact information, emergency contacts, and media release forms.

For more assistance with Real Time, please view this short Parent Portal tutorial.

For additional support email

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Guidance Counselor's Corner

If you have any questions for our counselor, Elena Melekos, please feel free to contact her using the information below:

Elena Melekos, MA

School Counselor

Sandshore Elementary School

(973) 691-4003 ext. 3306

Twitter/Instagram: @SSCounselorMsM

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Notes from our School Nurse, Mrs. Suzanne Herbst

If you have any questions for our school nurse, Mrs. Suzanne Herbst you can email her at or call her at x3485.

To report your child absent : Please call the attendance line and state the reason for absence.

973-691-4003 x 3009

It's easier than EVER to reach Mrs. Herbst. She now has a school issued mobile device that you can text with emergencies or questions that need a quick response! Text Mrs. Herbst for emergencies or with urgent needs or questions at 862-419-2776.

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The SHSP would like to thank those who have already signed up to volunteer in one form or another. Please remember that you will need to be a paid member of the SHSP in order to volunteer. There will be more information to share at the SHSP Meeting on Tuesday September 21. Current volunteer forms that will be closing soon include the Room Parent Form and the 5th Grade Committee form.

Visit our website page for more information:

Thank You

The SHSP Team

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Right at School Before and After Care Program

Mt. Olive schools are partnering with Right at School to provide child care options for our community.

Click here to view their website.

Community News

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Follow us on Twitter! Information on school events will be available to families by following @MOSandshore

Please sign up for Twitter and follow the district @MountOliveTSD, Superintendent Zywicki @ZywickiR, and the schools:

MOHS – @PrincipalMOHS

MOMS – @mtolivemiddle

CMS – @CMSmtolive

Mountain View – @MtView07836

Tinc Road – @tincroadschool

Sandshore Elementary School

Ms. Jennifer Curry, Principal


Mrs. Kristy McFarlane, Instructional Supervisor


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