The Husky Weekly Update

A Sunday Newsletter of MRHS Related News

The Week of March 22nd through March 26th!

Phasing-In Full Day Instruction

This week, we are moving on to "Phase II" of full-day, in-person instruction!



Phase 2: Beginning March 22nd, we will be introducing a larger sample using a "PM Cohort Model". This means that the following groups would stay full-day beginning March 22nd:

  • Monday and Tuesday- Cohorts A,C,D,E, and F

  • Thursday and Friday- Cohorts B,C,D,E, and F

  • Wednesday will remain the same with only “Cohort C” staying full-day.


If all goes well....


Phase 3: Beginning April 12th, we will start full day, in-person instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for all students enrolled in Cohorts A-F. Wednesday will remain the same with Cohorts A-F in-person in the morning and Cohort C staying full day.


Kindly understand that moving forward with each phase will be contingent upon evaluating the success of the preceding phase.


Updates about the process will continue to be posted in the "Husky Weekly Update."

PROM UPDATE!!!

On March 19th, Governor Murphy's Executive Order raised the capacity limitations for indoor dining and a number of other areas.


As a result, the prom contract is now open to ALL juniors and seniors who are looking to attend! Outside guests that are 19 years of age or younger are also now permitted to attend! If you are a senior and originally signed up for prom but would like to make changes to your information, complete the new contract and answer the questions to clarify what changes you would like to make.


Please click the link to read more information about restrictions and other important details regarding prom. Prom Guidelines


The new prom contract can be found below. The contract will close to all students on Thursday, April 1st!


If you have any questions, email Mrs. Ross at jross@marsd.org.


2021 Prom Contract

ATTENTION SENIORS!

Check your Class of 2021 College Applications Google Classroom (access code: bn2wote) and on Naviance for scholarships! Directions for submission are included there. Make sure to be mindful of the deadlines.


If you have questions, please reach out to your counselor!

Northeast College Fair

NJ Advance Media (NJ.com) is cohosting the Northeast College Fair from March 22 – April 11.

This FREE on demand online event will showcase approximately 50 colleges and universities across New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Registration is now open at necollegefair.com.


While the state and the nation are slowing emerging from pandemic restrictions, there is still hesitancy to travel and some limitations for colleges to host large crowds of students for in person college fairs. This virtual event provides a convenient way for high school juniors, seniors and parents to review and sort schools by region or areas of interest and includes links to the schools' virtual tours, programs, financial aid info, admissions contacts and online applications.


Click here to download the Northeast College Fair flyer for more information.

NJ Future Educators Association Conference

Attention MRHS Junior and Senior students interested in a career in education!


The NJ Future Educators Association is holding a state-wide conference on March 26th.


Registration information and workshop info can be found here: https://www.thinkregistration.com/njfea/nj/


For questions, contact Mrs. Lisciandro TLisciandro@marsd.org


Click here for a flyer with more information

Spring & End of Year Events, Gatherings, & Ceremonies

With spring upon us and the end of the year rapidly approaching, we are reviewing the most current guidelines for scheduling spring and end of year indoor/outdoor events, gatherings, and ceremonies.


As requests are made by staff members for scheduling annual spring and end of year events, gatherings, and ceremonies, clarification on the guidelines will be given, determining the capacity in which the requested event, gathering, or ceremony can be held.


This Week in Husky Athletics!!!

Congratulations Emma Conroy! - ALC Student Athlete of the Week! - Winter Track


Congratulations Girls & Boys Basketball Team Members!

Gianna Aiello - SSN 1st Team - Pod 5

Skylar Parris - SSN 2nd Team - Pod 5

Andre Wells - SSN Player of the Year - Pod F / SSN 2nd Team All Shore

Coach Giraldo - SSN Coach of the Year - Pod F

Gio Gallo - SSN 3rd Team - Pod F

Colin Haluska - SSN 3rd Team - Pod F


Monday, March 22nd

Wrestling - Away vs Colts Neck HS - Jv @ 4:30pm & Var @ 5:30pm


Friday, March 26th

Wrestling - Away vs Wall Twp HS - Jv @ 4:30pm & Var @ 5:30pm


Saturday, March 27th

Boys Winter Track - Shore Coaches Championships - 10:00am


Girls Winter Track - Shore Coaches Championships - 2:00pm

April is National Autism Awareness Month

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The month of April, is National Autism Awareness Month. Our Unified Sports Team has designed a t-shirt to support our students with Autism and to show off our Husky Pride.


Unified Sports promotes social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified sports joins athletes of all abilities. Training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.


We hope you choose to wear this shirt throughout the month of April, which is National Autism Awareness Month.


Please click this link to place your order. Orders are due by Wednesday, March 31, 2021


Autism

Acceptance

It’s just seeing the world

From a different angle

MRHS Paves the Way Project

Matawan Regional High School is excited to offer our students an opportunity to participate in our 2021 #MRHS_Pavestheway project, an artistic project representative of our time during the past year. We will be creating a labyrinth maze out of pavers in front of the school building. Please drop off all painted pavers to Mrs. O'Neill in Rm. 415 by April 1st.
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COVID-19 Related Updates/Information

CrisisGo! Precertification

This is a reminder to complete the CrisiGo Pre-Visit certification each morning. It is a requirement that it be completed prior to the child arriving at school (or boarding a bus) and we request that ALL students, whether in-person or remote, complete the screening daily.


This is an important step in the process of maintaining the health and safety of all of our schools. In evaluating the the impact of COVID-19 within the community, MRHS will be able to more accurately predict the speed in which we may increase the number of days of instruction for families who elect to participate in-person.


COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CRISISGO!:


If my child is 18, am I permitted to have them complete the pre-certification each morning?: No. The precertification must be completed by the student's parent/guardian each day.


Where do the CrisisGo! questions come from?: Please see page 21 of the "COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Local Health Departments for K-12 Schools".

COVID-19 Information

The New Jersey Department of Health provides a guidance document for schools (located here). The document is updated as new guidance becomes available. When this happens, we will post new updates here.


COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:


What criteria is used to determine if someone is considered a "close contact?": In order to be identified as a "close contact," the individual must have been identified as being within 6 feet or more of someone with suspected or known COVID-19 for 15 cumulative minutes or more during a 24-hour period (Page 17).


Do you have questions regarding COVID-19 protocols and processes?: We are always here to help! Please send your questions to Ms. Godowski (dgodowski@marsd.org) and Mr. Eyler (aeyler@marsd.org) so we can assist.

Recurring School News

MRHS Class of 2021 Yearbook Information

2021 Yearbooks are on sale. Go to the MRHS website, click on the yearbook (left column at the bottom) and you are at JOSTEN'S to order your year.
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Organization & Study Skills Support Program!

Students who may need assistance with organizational and/or study skills can be referred to participate in groups to develop these skills. Students (and their parents/guardians) interested in receiving such support should complete this form.

HS Tutorial Schedule

Need some extra help in some classes? Follow the link below for the 2020-2021 MRHS Tutorial Schedule. Gooogle Meet links are included.


March 2021 Tutorial Schedule

Lunch Provided for All MARSD Students

During this period of full remote learning, meals will continue to be available FREE OF CHARGE to ALL STUDENTS 18 years of age and younger. The pre-ordering of meals will continue during full remote learning and meal pickup will take place at Matawan Regional High School on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Door # 11 (by the tennis courts), from 12:00 - 2:00 PM. For further details, including the link for pre-ordering meals, please visit the food services section of the district website which can be accessed by clicking here. We will follow up with details regarding additional meal pickup locations in next week’s district correspondence.

Do You Need to Speak to Your Counselor or Case Manager?

If you need to make an appointment with your counselor or case manager, please complete the request form (located here).


Your request will be routed to your specific counselor or case manager, and they will contact you for an appointment (virtual).

NHS Virtual Peer Tutoring

National Honor Society will again be offering virtual peer tutoring!


NHS members are available for a variety of subject areas, virtually during lunch periods or after school. Please complete this form through your school email, and an NHS member will be in touch with you.


Please contact Ms. Rebecca Groninger if you have any questions.

MARSD Technology Update

If your child(ren) is in need of technology or wifi, or you are having difficulties with school-issued devices, he/she will be able to coordinate a day and time so you can come to our technology distribution site located at Matawan Regional High School.


To access this service, please email mrhsinfo@marsd.org or call (732)705-5348. It will be important to have on hand your child(ren)’s name(s), school, grade, and identify if you need a chromebook and/or internet connection.


A member of the team will return your call shortly to provide a pick-up time. All pick-ups will be done near the tennis courts at the same door as food distribution. These details will also be explained in your return email/phone call.