Delran High School Broadcast

September 6, 2018

DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL MISSION

Delran High School, an inclusive learning community, provides educational opportunities for intellectual development, while valuing the importance of cultural diversity and tradition.

A Message from Mr. Finkle!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! On behalf of the administration, faculty and staff, I would like to welcome the parents of the Class of 2022 to Delran High School. It was great meeting so many of you at Freshman Orientation!


We had a tremendously smooth opening this morning. Congratulations to the Class of 2019 for making the senior tailgate a wonderful and memorable event this morning!


I cannot impress upon you the importance of signing up for Delran High School's FamilyID system. This system will be used for opening registration as well as specialized activities and even athletic participation in the future. Also, if your child is not registered in FamilyID, he/she will be unable to attend the Homecoming Dance or other activities which we certainly do not want to see. Please see the instructions below to register and login. Thank you for your immediate attention to this!


Due to Facebook's new policies, my DHS Principal page was shut down :). You can now find me on Facebook HERE! Thank you for your understanding!


Listed below are very important dates and information for parents and students:


  1. Parents/Guardians of Seniors: Please click here to complete a mandatory 2019 Diploma Order Form.
  2. School pictures will be taken tomorrow for all underclassmen and Freshman who were unable to attend Freshman Orientation.
  3. Click Here for information regarding the Indoor Air Quality Plan for the 2018-2019 School Year.
  4. Click Here for information regarding the Annual Pest Management Notice for Delran High School 2018-2019 School Year.
  5. Parents of incoming Juniors, please familiarize yourself with the Community Service requirement. This link will give you both an overview and specifics of the program. All Juniors must complete 15 hours of community service. Summer is a perfect opportunity to get started or complete your requirement.


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me at dfinkle@delranschools.org or (856) 461-6100 x3005.

FamilyID - Mandatory Registration for ALL Students!

As most of you remember from last year, Delran High School moved to an electronic platform to cut-down on paperwork at the beginning of the year, FamilyID.


Please sign-in to your family account and complete the registration for the 2018-2019 school year. Your information is saved form last year; however, you must agree to the handbook and other policies each year. Also, please update any personal contact information and emergency contacts.


FamilyID is also being employed for all Athletic registrations, parking permits, and Senior Diploma Forms.


For those of you who do not have an account and are new to Delran High School, please follow the directions below.


REGISTRATION PROCESS:

A parent/guardian should register by clicking on this link: https://www.familyid.com/delran-high-school.


Follow these steps:

  1. To find your program, click on the link provided above and select the registration form under the word Programs.
  2. Next click on the green Register Now button and scroll, if necessary, to the Create Account/Log In green buttons. If this is your first time using FamilyID, click Create Account. Click Log In, if you already have a FamilyID account.
  3. Create your secure FamilyID account by entering the account owner First and Last names (parent/guardian), E-mail address and password. Select I Agree to the FamilyID Terms of Service. Click Create Account.
  4. You will receive an email with a link to activate your new account. (If you don’t see the email, check your E-mail filters, spam, junk, etc.)
  5. Click on the link in your activation E-mail, which will log you into FamilyID.com
  6. Once in the registration form, complete the information requested. All fields with a red* are required to have an answer.
  7. Click the Save & Continue button when your form is complete.
  8. Review your registration summary.
  9. Click the green Submit button. After selecting "Submit", the registration will be complete. You will receive a completion email from FamilyID confirming your registration.


At any time, you may login at www.familyid.com to update your information and to check your registration(s).


To view a completed registration, select the "Registration" tab on the blue bar.


SUPPORT:

  • If you need assistance with registration, contact FamilyID at: support@familyid.com or 888-800-5583 x1.
  • Support is available 7 days per week and messages will be returned promptly.

Congratulations Mr. Ordog!

It is with great pleasure to introduce you to our new Social Studies/Visual & Performing Arts/Family & Consumer Science Supervisor, Mr. Matthew Ordog. Mr. Ordog taught social studies here at DHS for six years as well as coached baseball, basketball and football. He is a wonderful addition to our dedicated administration staff. Please join me in wishing Mr. Ordog continued success.

Welcome New Faculty Members!

We are pleased to announce new members to our DHS Bear Family:


  1. Saba Kennedy-Flomo - Special Education Teacher
  2. Paul Maraldo - Technology Education Teacher
  3. Alyse Rutkowski - Spanish Teacher
  4. Bill Winslow - Part-time German Teacher
  5. Liza Wojcik - Part-time French Teacher
  6. Joseph Zobel - Guidance Counselor
  7. Jason Pope joins us in the Social Studies Department from DMS
  8. Danielle Worman joins us in the Mathematics Department from DMS
  9. Dan Perrino joins our technology team from DIS.

Welcome DHS Security Personnel!

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our new School Security Specialists at DHS:


  • Joseph Weeast is a retired Lieutenant, New Jersey State Police and Retired/Honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps (Embassy Security). He has an Associates Degree, Criminal Justice, Burlington County Community College; Bachelors Degree in Sociology, Colorado State University; Masters Degree, Science of Administration, Central Michigan University; Bi-lingual Spanish. He has been a KDNFS Professional Security Specialist (PSS) since 2017 to present.
  • Robert Solinski is a retired Lieutenant New Jersey State Police. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Rutgers University; Masters Degree, Administrative Science, Farleigh Dickinson University. He has been with KDNFS School Security Specialist since 2017 to present at Kingsway and Gateway Regional School Districts.


Mr. Weeast and Mr. Solinski will be rotating their days at DHS. Welcome Mr. Weeast and Mr. Solinski to our Bear family!

Curriculum Corner

Please make sure your child completed their summer assignments! The links to all summer assignments are posted below.


If you child needs to borrow a graphing calculator for use for the 2018-2019 school year, please complete the Calculator Loan Request Form and have him/her return it to their math teacher by Friday, September 14th.

DELRAN READS & SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS!

Please remember Delran Reads! If you have any questions about our summer reading program, please email Eileen Baker, Supervisor of Language Arts!

Summer Reading Info.


If you are not sure of your child's book choice, click HERE. If you cannot find their name and choice, please contact the main office.


If your child DID NOT choose a book or N/A is listed after their name, please choose a book and contact Mrs. Galati with your child's choice so that we can place your child in a book-talk group in September.


Follow this link for important research on summer reading programs and how you can support your child and his/her education: 10 Critical Facts about Summer Reading Losses from the "Summer Slide".


Math Summer Assignments can be found HERE.


All other Summer Assignments can be found HERE.

Nurse's Notes

As we approach the start of a new school year, please make sure that Mrs. Mignogna, DHS School Nurse, is aware of your child’s health or medical concerns. This will better assist her in helping your child. In addition, if your child carries any medication on his/her person, please make sure that the proper medication forms are completed by you and your doctor, and are on file in her office. This is the law in New Jersey.


As a reminder, the only medications that can lawfully be carried and self-administered by the student are those used for life-threatening illnesses (Epipen/Avi-Q/Benadryl for allergic anaphylaxis, inhalers for asthma, and insulin for diabetes). All other prescription and over-the-counter medications must be housed in the nurse’s office, along with the proper and completed medication form/s. Medication forms can be found on her web page.


As always, thank you for your cooperation and support. We will continue to work as a team regarding your child’s health and safety.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Cindy Mignogna at (856) 461-6100, x3011.

Athletic News

The Fall 2018 season is upon us and there is excitement in the air at Delran High School. The teams have worked so hard in the off season and are eager to show the county and state what they have to offer. Championships are on their minds but taking one game at a time is their goal. Please make sure that you check the schedule online often. Changes occur because of conflicts, weather and other situations so the schedule is always being revised. Summer is still upon us so please make sure that everyone is staying hydrated throughout the day and replacing lost fluids after each practice and contest.


Student tickets for the home opening football game against Holy Cross will be sold during lunch periods from Monday, September 10th to Friday, September 14th. Student tickets are $2.00. Once you purchase a ticket, do not lose it. You must bring the ticket to the game and show it at the gate. We are expecting a large crowd so plan to arrive early so that you can get a seat. The gate will open at 6pm for entrance.


If you are interested in participating in a Winter sport at Delran High School, FamilyID will be open on Saturday, September 15th for registration. Please make sure that you have a valid physical, completed the ImPACT testing with Mr. Caplin and completed an Asthma Treatment Plan form if you use an inhaler.


Good luck to all of the students at Delran High School. Play hard, play together, show sportsmanship and make us proud. Go Bears!

Student Parking Passes

Student parking passes are available for a $10.00 fee. The paperwork is online in the FamilyID system. Please click HERE to sign-up after registering with FamilyID! Seniors/juniors must present their license and a completed Student Automobile Form to Mrs. Sue Jordan in the main office to receive a parking tag. If a student does not have a parking tag, a warning will be given to the student. If warnings are not heeded, the car will be towed away at the owner’s expense.

SAT/ACT Prep Course at DHS

Staffs Prep will be offering an SAT/ACT Prep class on 9/12, 9/17, 9/24, 9/26, 10/1, and 10/3 from 6:00 - 9:00pm in preparation for the October 6th SAT test. The course will be held here at DHS at a bargain basement price! All DHS students will be able to take this course for $250 when it normally costs $699. Students/parents can visit www.staffsprep.com/register, search for "Delran High School" and follow the steps to register.


Staffs Prep will also be offering a free mock SAT or ACT for Delran High School students. They will be given on September 22nd and November 17th here at DHS. Students/Parents can visit www.staffsprep.com/mockexam to register! Can you beat free?


If you have any questions, please reach out to the Staffs Prep orgainization at contact@staffsprep.com.

Naviance

  • All students 10th -12th have an account.

  • Naviance is a web based tool that allows your student to explore their values, personality, strengths and correlate them to career clusters. It directs them to colleges with suggested majors so that they can build a list of colleges to explore.

  • Seniors and Juniors can see upcoming college visitations and request to attend directly in Naviance.

  • All students should be building their personal activity resume.

  • Ask your student to share with you what they are doing in Naviance.

College Planning

  • Is your senior ready to send out college applications this fall? Click here to review what to do this summer to prepare for college admissions.

  • Students at all grade levels are encouraged to begin exploring colleges. Build colleges of interest in Naviance and plan campus visitations.

Scholarships

  • Throughout the school year scholarships are posted on the Guidance webpage, listed in Naviance, search engines are in Collegeboard.org, and Fast-web.com.

  • Click here for currently available scholarships .


DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL NITTY GRITTIES

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Burlington County Women's Mentoring Event

Freeholder Deputy Director, Linda Hughes and Freeholder Director, Kate Gibbs are launching a new program this year in partnership with the Burlington County Women’s Advisory Council. On Monday, October 15th, we will hold the first of what we hope will turn into a series of events, focused on fostering mentorship among Burlington County women. We would like to invite all high school juniors and seniors to attend and have the opportunity to hear from and meet the incredible women who have volunteered to serve as mentors.


To ensure all participants can be accommodated, registration is required before Friday, September 28th. Those interested in attending can register by visiting: http://bit.ly/BurlCoMentorOctober or calling Christine Brown at (609) 265-5020.


Should you have any questions regarding the event, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (609) 265-5020 for further information.

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