EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT
Central Office Communications: Week of May 2, 2021
OUR CURRENT REALITY
This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week! Teachers are recognized for their dedication to their students where each day they empower, inspire, and motivate them to exceed their potentials. This past year certainly has been full of much change and adjustments. We are thankful for our teachers and their ability to be flexible, adjust to how to teach in the virtual world, and at the same time, maintain relationships with their students both in-person and virtual. During this week we will also celebrate National Nurses Day on May 6th. We are equally grateful for our nurses who have assisted us with the changing pandemic protocols. Thank you all for your passion and service! #EHTPride!
I am proud to say that the first week of five days of school went exceptionally well. It is so nice to become closer to normalcy. Our elementary students (Grades K-5) return to five full days of school with breakfast/lunch being served in the cafeterias and adhering to 6 feet of social distancing to the greatest extent practicable. Our Secondary students (Grades 6-12) and Pre School returned to school in person for five abbreviated days. The reason at this time is we do not have the space for safe social distancing to occur during lunches but more importantly, the academic enhancement/assistance that is occurring in the afternoon sessions is showing us success among the students served. Interventions (virtual and in person) that are in place for students identified via the Response to Intervention process, Intervention and Referral Services, Individualized Educational Plans, 504s, and English Language Learners, that occur in Small Group Instruction (SGI) schedule in the afternoons are successfully assisting students academically, providing support for SEL, and remediating/ credit completion/attendance. Until further notice, and until we can analyze more data, teachers and students will continue to meet virtually and in-person for small groups in the afternoons. Data results indicate that 66.6 % of our students will be returning to in-person instruction and 33.4% will be learning virtually.
We will continue to serve over 15,000 meals to all EHT students (in and out of district). The High School and Alder Middle School cafeterias are used as prepping and storage areas for these meals. Distribution centers for virtual students are posted on our social media pages. In -person learners will receive their free breakfast and lunch in school.
I thank all of the parents for being patient during this unprecedented time and with the many areas of change. Every step of the EHT Road Forward has been well thought out and precisely planned with our students’ best interests in mind. We have worked hard to get everyone back into the buildings safely. In areas where we cannot, we have spent time evaluating the operations of the entire district and met with stakeholders to come up with the relevant plans that have been put in place. I can assure you that we will continue to evaluate and plan accordingly.
#EHTStrong ! #EHTReady! #EHTPride #EHTRoadForward
Embrace - Engage - Educate
Yours in Education,
NATIONAL NURSES DAY IS MAY 6th!
#EHTREADY: THE ROAD FORWARD
5 DAYS IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION!
EHT School District and Walmart partner to vaccinate district teachers:
Students in Egg Harbor Township are #EHTReady. Here is an #EHTReady Video Playlist that we invite you to view and share with your child!
COVID-19 WEBPAGE and RESOURCES
Covid-19 Parent Resource Webpage
For the latest parent resource information, announcement and quick links visit: https://www.eht.k12.nj.us/c_o_v_i_d19_-_parent_resources_and_information
ONE STOP SHOPPING FOR EHT ED TECH
The EHT IT Department and Professional Development Committee have teamed up to bring an all-in-one Education Technology website for students, faculty, and families. Visit the website here: https://ehtedtech.weebly.com/
IC PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT INFORMATION!
MORE SELF HELP VIDEOS...
- USE OF GOOGLE CALENDAR to BOOK APPTS. w/ STAFF: Students can book one-on-one appointments with counselors, CST/YST members, or even their classroom teachers. Here is a brief tutorial on how to book appointments in Google Calendar with staff appointment slots: https://youtu.be/-SJFfya0WGo
- GOOGLE CLASSROOM: VIDEO RESOURCE: Need help joining your Google Classroom? This video explains how to find your EHT School District Google Classroom codes and how to add or "join" an active Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzvUOJKkh3k&feature=youtu.be
- GOOGLE MEET & GOOGLE CLASSROOM: For students looking to join their class for a live Google Meet session, this is a step by step of video of how to lactate and join the Meet from Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=i6lgBOh1YpU&feature=youtu.be
- ACCESSING STUDENT EMAIL (GRADES 6-12): Egg Harbor Township School District now offers an internal email address for students in grades 6-12. This video will demonstrate how to access student email from the district website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVutLPNRs9I&feature=youtu.be
- BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS FOR REMOTE LEARNING: This video offers some basic troubleshooting tips for those using a Chromebook or their own device in the virtual environment: http://mvnt.us/m1154434
- GOOGLE RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: Google for Education has a resource for parents/guardians to learn and navigate the Google Tools. Take a look at this pdf and click on the embedded links for tutorials and more: http://mvnt.us/m1112980
CLIMATE & CULTURE
The culture of our schools includes our school improvement efforts to increase student achievement for ALL students. Where with Every Hand Together, Every child, Everyday is provided a relevant learning experience. Through professional development opportunities we are building an effective learning culture where students are provided a safe learning environment. Our teachers collaborate in professional learning communities to review student progress in order to provide ALL students with the opportunity to learn at high levels. We have a district -wide initiative that includes individualized interventions through the RTI process to assist ALL students with learning. We know that in order to successfully educate each student, we must be cognizant of each student’s individual learning needs. This can only be accomplished if we work together to eliminate any predictability of achievement disparities by race, ethnicity, gender, language, disability, and/or economics. All faculty and staff participated in equity training during our professional learning days. Together, we can achieve more!
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Each day is kicked off at 7:30 am with a member of our school community stating the pledge. Every morning, I look forward to seeing who the guest presenter is and you can too by following our social media pages! @EHTNJSchools
EHT PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT SET-UP
- Do you need an EHT Parent Portal account?
- Do you have access to log-in?
- Not sure how to request a Parent Portal account?
Follow the easy steps outlined in this video. Check out this short video to learn how to request an account. https://youtu.be/bL1Qqs8sNm4
INFINITE CAMPUS PARENT PORTAL: ACCESS to GOOGLE CLASSROOM & MOBYMAX INFO.
ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES!
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT & RESOURCES
As time passes, it can become difficult staying at home day in and day out. Some days may be easier than others in dealing with this national pandemic amongst other issues. Please know that our guidance counselors, social workers, student assistance counselors, school nurses, and our High School Teen Center serve as available resources daily to assist with any concerns, fears, and/or anxieties. Our district website and school websites provide contact information or call 646-7911 x 1001.
Student resource card (Spanish/English)
EVERY HAND TOGETHER: PURSUING PUBLIC HEALTH
Every Hand Together: Pursuing Public Health: Every Hand Together: Pursuing Public Health: The following link is a playlist from Every Hand Together: Pursuing Public Health and a conversation with Mr. Santilli, Assistant Superintendent and Bob Franklin from the Atlantic City Rescue Mission @acrescuemission. http://mvnt.us/m1201424
DONATE NOW TO SUPPORT AN INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND
The students at Davenport school need your help to build an inclusive playground. The Community Partnership of Egg Harbor Township has begun a fundraising effort to support ALL the students at @ehtnjdavenport. To pledge your support, click the link here: http://mvnt.us/m1181036 @communitypartnershipEHT
NJ DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID APP
STOCKTON OFFERS FREE VIRTUAL HOMEWORK COMPLETION PROGRAM
Stockton University's Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning is running a Virtual Homework Completion Program. For more information, visit https://stockton.edu/engagement
ATTENTION ALUMNI: YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A SUPERHERO!
The Egg Harbor Township High School Eagle Eye Newsletter is looking for alumni who are interested in being featured in an upcoming edition of the online publication. If you have a personal or professional accomplishment, a unique adventure or just something other EHTHS alumni may find interesting, please email:
COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS
omcast will continue offering 2 months of free service to new Internet Essentials customers in response to emergency measures associated with COVID-19. For all new and existing customers, the speed of the program's Internet service has increased. Visit www.internetessentials.com/covid19 for more details.
For more information you can see all job openings and apply online at: https://www.applitrack.com/eggharbor/onlineapp/
EHT TRANSPORTATION: JOB OPENINGS
Egg Harbor Township School District is now hiring bus drivers, bus aides and subs. Interested applicants can call 609-927-2443 ext 1710 or can now apply online: https://www.applitrack.com/eggharbor/onlineapp/
MEAL DISTRIBUTION: MONDAY, May 3 2021
MEAL DISTRIBUTION UPDATE: TIMES AND LOCATIONS HAVE CHANGED. Please see images for updated pick-up and delivery information. For questions about @ehtnjschools meal distribution, please call or email: 609-383-1464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our EHT Food Service Program will be providing free breakfast and lunch for students on MONDAY, May 3rd, 2021. We will be distributing food on Monday which will include 7 days of breakfast and lunch (one meal box per student). ***MEAL DISTRIBUTION IS FOR FULL VIRTUAL STUDENTS ONLY; IN-PERSON STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE DAILY MEALS IN-PERSON.*** In order to reach as many of our EHT families as possible, we are also now providing DELIVERY to several areas in the township. Please access all the images in this post to view the meal distribution stops and times. Additionally, the PICK-UP times at Alder and the High School are as follows
EHTHS --> 8:00am - 10:00am
Alder --> 9:00am - 11:00am
ACTUALIZACIÓN DE LA DISTRIBUCIÓN DE COMIDAS: LOS HORARIOS Y LAS UBICACIONES HAN CAMBIADO. Consulte las imágenes para ver información actualizada sobre la recogida y la entrega de comidas. Si tiene preguntas sobre la distribución de comidas de @ehtnjschools, llame o envíe un correo electrónico al: 609-383-1464 o email@example.com
Nuestro Programa de Servicio de Alimentos EHT proporcionará desayuno y almuerzo gratis para los estudiantes el LUNES, 3 de mayo de 2021. Distribuiremos alimentos el lunes que incluirá 7 días de desayuno y almuerzo (una caja de comida por estudiante). ***LA DISTRIBUCIÓN DE COMIDAS SERÁ SOLO PARA ESTUDIANTES VIRTUALES COMPLETOS; LOS ESTUDIANTES EN PERSONA RECIBIRÁN COMIDAS DIARIAS EN PERSONA.*** Con el fin de llegar a la mayor cantidad posible de nuestras familias de EHT, ahora también ofrecemos ENTREGA a varias áreas del municipio. Acceda a todas las imágenes de esta publicación para ver las paradas y los horarios de distribución de comidas. Además, los horarios de RECOGIDA en Alder y la escuela secundaria son los siguientes.
EHTHS -> 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Alder -> 9:00 am - 11:00 am
ATLANTIC COUNTY FOOD BANK RESOURCES
Free & Reduced Meal Program Information
ATHLETICS/FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS/ACTIVITIES
ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS: #EHTPRIDE
- Congratulation to Alexandria Cotter, Ava McDonough and Olivia Evans on being named Press of AC First Team Swimming All Stars. Check out the Press of Atlantic City LINK!
- Congratulations to the Boys Swim Team on being named the Press of AC Team of the Year. First Team Members include: Brandon Bell, AJ Mallari, Ethan Do, Dylan DeWitt, and Kevin Lin. Check out the Press of Atlantic City LINK!
- Congrats Angelina Leone who placed 6th in the state at the NJSIAA Individual wrestling tournament and 4th place at Regionals which earned her a trip to the NJSIAA State wrestling tournament. Check out the Press of Atlantic City LINK!
- EHT Alumni, Jordan Sweeney is helping to light up Rutgers baseball offense. Check out the Press of Atlantic City LINK!
LIVE STREAMING VARSITY SPORTS
The Egg Harbor Township School District, in conjunction with EHT TV, is currently live streaming all varsity winter sports to support our community, families and students. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines by NJSIAA, spectator access is limited in-person, so instead we will bring the games to you no matter where you are. All live streaming can be accessed at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/ehtsports
EARNED THOSE STRIPES!
We are so pleased with the look of our new track and turf! The entire facility speaks to #EHTPride! Students are now using the facility to train and compete.
MESSAGE TO OUR STUDENT ATHLETES AND FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS
Kudos to our EHTHS and Fernwood Indoor Percussion Programs on an undefeated season!!
And the wins keep coming! Our spring sport teams are on fire! We are so happy for our spring sport athletics to be competing again! #EHTPride. Please be reminded to follow our COVID-19 guidelines when attending events at our schools. Masks and social distancing are required for the safety of all as per the NJSIAA.
To all of our students who are involved in the Arts and athletics- Continue to give your best efforts in all that you do.
I am proud of you! Soar like an EAGLE!
#EHTPride #EHTStrong #EHTRoadForward
CURRENT RESOURCES PAGE (linked)
NJSIAA EVENTS PAGE (linked)
NJSIAA 2020-2021 Winter Update (linked)
NJSIAA WEEKLY UPDATE MEMO: 9-4-20 (linked)
If you are a student athlete you can visit the following NCAA COVID-19 Resource page
NCAA Social Series: “Focusing on Mental Health”
NCAA Eligibility Center COVID-19 Response FAQ Addendum (linked)
WEEKLY DIGITAL NEWSLETTERS
Each week our principals share an update on what is happening in their respective schools. Check out the Weekly Digital Newsletters linked below.
Week of April 25, 2021
Title I Parent Newsletter (March 2021)
G&T Times (March/April 2021)
EHT Media Specialists (April 2021)
EHT Nursing Services (March/April 2021)
"Our mission in the Egg Harbor Township District is to embrace families and their students to provide a safe, rigorous, and relevant learning experience while students are engaged and educated to become responsible for their own learning."