The Generals' Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 10/11/2020

School Closed Tomorrow (Monday, 10/12/2020). We'll see you on Tuesday, Generals! School Pictures this Tuesday & Wednesday!

This Week's Schedule

  • Monday: School Closed
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: Cohort A
  • Thursday & Friday: Cohort B

Picture Days are this Tuesday & Wednesday!

We will have two options for Picture Day this week: Tuesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Both days, pictures will be taken at the entrance of the school between 2:00pm and 6:00pm. There are no appointment times -- come whenever is convenient for you! Please have your child wear a mask until it is time for his/her picture to be taken. Following is the picture form:

To order your child's pictures online, please go to and enter the preorder code: Eisenhower 2020. We will not be sending picture order forms home with students this year. If you would prefer to order by picture order form, Kids At Heart Photography will have printed forms on site. You may also print the form (see paragraph above) at home and bring it with you on picture day in an envelope.

If you are unable to make it on either of these days, we will be scheduling a makeup day in the near future.

Chromebook Distribution for 6th Grade Virtual Students this Tuesday & Wednesday

Great news! We are going to distribute 6th Grade Chromebooks for Virtual Students this Tuesday, October 13th and Wednesday, October 14th during Picture Day times (between 2:00pm and 6:00pm). There will be no appointments. Please come when it is convenient for you during those times. Please have your child bring his/her Chromebook and charger to exchange.

Chromebooks have already been distributed for Cohorts A & B. If your child did not exchange his/her Chromebook and charger, they will be exchanged in school on his/her next in-school day.

PE Update

We are excited to announce that beginning this week, students will participate in PE in person, outside on the days they are in school. For those students who are virtual or medically excused, alternative assignments will be posted on Schoology.

ELA Map Testing

  • Cohort A: Tuesday during school
  • Cohort B: Thursday during school
  • Virtual Students: Tuesday 1:10pm-2:16pm; Wednesday 1:10pm-2:16pm for makeups/test completion

DDE Masks Still Available

If you are interested in purchasing any DDE masks, please see the following link:

In addition, we are happy to share that the PTO will be selling masks during Picture Days this week (see above for Picture Day details). They are $5 each.

Attendance UPDATE!

It is important that you call the attendance line at 732-431-3910, option 1 for the following reasons:
  1. To report your child absent if he/ she is neither well enough to come to school nor attend school virtually.
  2. If your child is not feeling well, and he/she is scheduled to attend school in person, please keep your child home. He/she may still access school virtually and be marked present for the school day. However, you must call the attendance line to let us know.
In either case, please leave a message with your child's name, grade, specific reason for absence, duration of absence (if known), and your relationship to the student.

Need to translate the Genesis Parent Portal into another language?

To see your child's Genesis Parent Portal in another language:
  1. Sign into Genesis.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  3. Look in the bottom left corner where you will see the prompt to select the language, as pictured here.

Covid Daily Parent Form

As Nurse King shared in the newsletter she sent two weeks ago, every morning your student attends school in person you must complete the Covid Checklist in Genesis. This allows us to ensure that students who are entering the building are healthy and safe. If you do not complete the checklist, we will have to pull your student out of class to assess him/her. In an already abbreviated day, we do not want your student to miss instructional time for this. Please please please fill out this checklist each morning! Follow the steps below:

  1. Log into the Parent Portal.
  2. Select the "Forms" tab.
  3. Under "Forms Library" you will see the "Covid Daily Parent Form." Here are the questions it will ask you:
  4. Please complete, hit SAVE and then SUBMIT (see screenshot below).

If your child is not feeling well on a day he/she is scheduled to attend school in person, please keep your child at home. He/she may still access school virtually and be marked present for the school day.

Your cooperation with this will help us in our efforts to maintain a safe and health learning environment for all students and staff.

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PTO Corner

Please see the following from the Eisenhower Middle School PTO:

Congratulations to our PTO Membership Raffle Winners!

Each of our winners will receive one extra ticket to their child's graduation! Congratulations to:
  • 6th Grade: The family of Janna Akl
  • 7th Grade: The family of Andrew Bilotta
  • 8th Grade: The family of Michael Carbone

Free/Reduced Lunch

If you would like more information on our free/reduced lunch program, as well as the online application, please see the link here:

If your child had free/reduced lunch benefits, you need to reapply each year. Last year's benefits will expire on 10/22/2020, so please reapply if you have not done so already.

Technology Issues?

If you have technology issues, please email Mr. Goldstein at

Information for 8th Grade Students

The following is information from the Freehold Regional High School District regarding their Magnet and IB Programs.

Please visit the FRHSD Magnet Site for all information:

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Monday, October 12, 2020: School Closed
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020: School Pictures & 6th Grade Virtual Student Chromebook Distribution - 2:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020: School Pictures & 6th Grade Virtual Student Chromebook Distribution - 2:00pm-6:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020: Board of Education meeting @ 7:30pm via Zoom
  • Thursday, November 5, 2020: School Closed
  • Friday, November 6, 2020: School Closed
  • Monday, December 7, 2020: Virtual PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm via Zoom

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