EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Central Office Communications: Week of May 2, 2021

OUR CURRENT REALITY

Hello,


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,

Dr. Gruccio

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT

Check out the April recap of EHT Schools in this month's Superintendent's Report https://youtu.be/ERpb5qg9T0E
Superintendent's Report: 4.27.2021

HAPPY TEAHER APPRECIATION WEEK!

@EHTNJSchools wishes all educators a happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We thank you for your dedication to helping students reach their full potential.

#ehtpride #ehtstrong #TeacherAppreciationWeek2021 #thankateacher

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NATIONAL NURSES DAY IS MAY 6th!

@ehtnjschools are proud to celebrate #schoolnursesday. Thank you to our hardworking nursing staff in all our EHT schools! #ehtpride #ehtstrong
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#EHTREADY: THE ROAD FORWARD

5 DAYS IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION!

Reminder to EHT Families: @ehtnjschools returned to 5 days in-person instruction on Monday, April 26, 2021.
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#EHTREADY

Students in Egg Harbor Township are #EHTReady. Here is an #EHTReady Video Playlist that we invite you to view and share with your child!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7-frtReHZMPYOk_Rm3qtlRyYz3RXGAjB

Mask Up, Eagles - COMM Academy PSA

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

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

PRESCHOOL LOTTERY REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Attention parents of #ehtclassof2036 - Preschool registration is now open for the 21-22 school year. Children must be at least 3 years old by 10/1/21. Space is limited. Register today at eht.k12.nj.us/registration

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Egg Harbor Township School District is gearing up for the #ehtclassof2034! Register now for September 2021. Click here to complete your registration by June 15th: https://www.eht.k12.nj.us/registration. Students must be 5 years old by 10/01/2021.

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READING RESOURCES: PK-12

District Media Specialists have put together a list of reading resources for grades Pre K-12! Take advantage of what our media centers have to offer online: http://mvnt.us/m1177267 #ehtpride #ehtreads
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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!

Have you logged into Parent Portal lately? If you've forgotten your username or password, it can be reset online. Visit http://mvnt.us/m1189271 to check your account status.
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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!

#EMBRACE

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EHT POSITIVE VIBES 365

Start your day on the right foot with some positive vibes from @ehtnjschools! Every morning @ehtnjschools will post a quote of the day to help kick off your day with a positive mindset. #ehtpride #ehtpositivevibes365

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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


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SCHOOL MESSENGER REMINDER!

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more. Opt-in today!


JUST SEND "Y" or "YES" to 67587

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

Create a Parent Portal Account

INFINITE CAMPUS PARENT PORTAL: ACCESS to GOOGLE CLASSROOM & MOBYMAX INFO.

Families with an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account can log in and retrieve their child's MobyMax and Google Classroom login information. Check out this video to see where to access the information: http://mvnt.us/m1105711
Accessing MobyMax and Google Logins in Parent Portal

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION: UPDATE!

Visit http://mvnt.us/m1184363 to find The Mental Health Association of Atlantic County's Winter calendar for virtual services.

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SOCIAL DISTANCING SHOULDN’T MEAN SOCIAL ISOLATION

The NJ Department of Children and Families have compiled a list of resources available 24/7. Visit http://mvnt.us/m1157179 for more information.

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ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES!

Reminder to EHT families: Student Assistance Counselors have assembled a list of resources for those who need additional services. Visit http://mvnt.us/m1196372 for more information.
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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.

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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

Pursuing Public Health: Homelessness & Hunger with Bob Franklin - Overview

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

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

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GET A FLU SHOT!

Protect yourself and your community. Get a flu shot! Learn more at www.powertoprotectnj.org #powertoprotectNJ #fightthefluNJ

NJ DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID APP

Add your phone to the fight against COVID-19. Download the NJ Department of Health app and help stop the spread. http://covid19.nj.gov/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:

alumni@eht.k12.nj.us


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.

JOB OPENINGS

The Egg Harbor Township School District are looking for qualified candidates for the job openings pictured below. Continue to monitor our website at eht.k12.nj.us and social media @EHTNJSchools.


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/

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BECOME A SUBSTITUTE WITH EHT!

We're hiring for rewarding opportunities in Egg Harbor Township School District! To apply, visit https://bit.ly/3gGjAxX

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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 beckt@eht.k12.nj.us.


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 beckt@eht.k12.nj.us


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

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ATLANTIC COUNTY FOOD BANK RESOURCES

Visit http://mvnt.us/m1107765 to find a list of Food Banks and Community Resources for Atlantic County.

Free & Reduced Meal Program Information

If your family's circumstances have changed you could be eligible for the District’s free and reduced meal program. To apply, visit this link: http://mvnt.us/m1107777

THE NEST SCHOOL STORE IS ONLINE & OPEN!

The School Store is now online and open for business! Check out "The Nest @ EHTHS" to get all your #ehtpride gear. For a limited time, get FREE local delivery to EHT for any size order. Check out their online store at http://shopthenesteht.com

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!
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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.

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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


-Dr. Gruccio


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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

High School

Eagle

Alder

Fernwood

Miller

Davenport

Slaybaugh​​

Swift​​​​


Title I Parent Newsletter (March 2021)

G&T Times (March/April 2021)

EHT Media Specialists (April 2021)

EHT Nursing​ Services (March/April 2021)

ABOUT US

EMBRACE-ENGAGE-EDUCATE


"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."