The General's Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 9/8/2019

Fall Sports Forms Due Tomorrow!

We held Fall Sports Interest Meetings and distributed sports forms during the school day last Friday, September 6th. If your child is interested in playing a fall sport, all four forms must be turned in to the main office by the end of the school day tomorrow (Monday, September 9th), because the fall sports season begins this Tuesday, September 10th:Please also be sure to read the Sports-Related Eye Injuries form ( This form does not need to be returned).

In addition to these forms, you must confirm the nurse has all of the required sports physical forms. Students will not be permitted to participate in the Fall Sports Season without a current physical on file in the nurse's office. Check Genesis by following these instructions:

Bagel Sales Begin Tomorrow!

Students: Bagel sales begin tomorrow (Monday, September 9th). Bagels are $2 each (choice of plain, butter, or cream cheese) and a bottle of water is $1.

Parents/Guardians: Volunteers are needed to help with bagel sales! If you have some time in the morning and would like to help out, please email - Thank you!

Back To School Night

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 12th for Back To School Night. The evening will begin promptly at 6:30pm in the Main Gym.

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

Final day of Locker Set Up is tomorrow (Monday, September 9th) from 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. Thank you!

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!
  • School Spirit Wear sales will run until September 20th. Please fill out the School Spirit Wear form ( and send it to the main office with cash or check made out to DDE PTO. Please put it in an envelope and label it with the following: DDE PTO School Spirit Wear. Please also include your child's name and homeroom on the outside of the envelope.
  • Questions? Want to get involved? Please email

Mark Your Calendar

  • 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

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