ManvilleSD Community Update-9/16/22

Every child! Every day!

Board of Education Regular Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 7 PM in the new Weston Multipurpose Room for the MSD Board of Education meeting.

Employment Opportunities

The Manville School District is seeking dynamic individuals to join our team! We are seeking candidates for the following:

  • Foreign Language Teachers
  • BCBA
  • Substitutes Teachers
  • Substitute Nurses
  • Substitute Secretaries
  • Substitute Instructional Assistants
  • Substitute Custodians (Day/Night)
  • Driver for Aramark Food Service

If you or someone you know is interested in these positions, please apply here!

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Free Tickets for Rutgers Football vs. Iowa on September 24

Our Friends from Middle Earth and Rutgers University have kindly offered to provide the Manville School District students and their families tickets to watch Rutgers Football take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, at 7 PM at SHI Stadium in Piscataway. Together with their fan base, donors, and partners, Rutgers Athletics has launched its annual R Heroes program, which is designed to provide complimentary tickets to local organizations to attend a Rutgers Football game. Families interested in attending the game are eligible for up to 6 tickets. Parents must request the tickets, and an adult must accompany students attending the game. The Manville School District and Rutgers University do not assume any responsibility for the ticketholders before, during, and after the game.

Please complete this form by Sunday, September 18th, at 7 PM if you want to attend the game. Tickets will be distributed to the students by staff in their buildings (of the oldest student) on Friday, September 23rd.

We are excited and grateful for this opportunity for our community and want to thank the donors who made this program possible! Also, consider joining our friends at Middle Earth for their 50th Anniversary Fall Fest on October 8. For more information, see below.

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Genesis Parent Portal/Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

As we know, children need healthy meals to learn. While the Manville School District offers healthy meals every school day for a price (see Manville School District Website for price details), some children may qualify for free/reduced-price meals. The application can be accessed by logging into your Genesis Parent Portal account, going to the Forms tab, and clicking on the Apply button under Online Lunch Application. For questions and assistance regarding the Lunch Application Process, please contact Jamie Chaya in the Business office at 908-231-8500 x 8503 or

To access the lunch application, log into the Genesis Parent Portal. Navigate to the ‘Forms’ tab. There will be an ‘Online Free and Reduced Lunch Application in the Forms Library. Click ‘Apply’ to start an application and follow the submission steps.

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Back to School Night- MHS

Join us on September 21, 2022, at 7 PM for Back to School Night at Manville High School! A brief video will be played at the beginning of the schedule. Once completed, you will follow an abbreviated schedule of your child's classes. The bell schedule is listed for you here.

    • Period 1 7:00-7:14
    • Period 2 7:16-7:26
    • Period 3 7:28-7:38
    • Period 4 7:40-7:50
    • Period 5 7:52-8:02
    • Period 6 8:04-8:14
    • Period 7 8:16-8:26
    • Period 8 8:28-8:38
    • Period 9 8:40-8:50

Manville Mustangs Official Sideline Store

The Manville Mustangs Official Sideline Store is open! Click here to shop for some school spirit!

ABIS Pick Up and Drop Off Information

During the last school year, the Manville Police Department began enforcing a borough ordinance that has been in effect for some time. The ordinance prohibits “stopping and standing” along the curb line of N. 13th Avenue from the start of the staff parking lot by Manville High School to the entrance of the staff lot by the athletic fields.

Students may be dropped off along the curb line next to the athletic fields past the ABIS Main entrance. They may also be dropped off across the street, on the Christ the King curb line, but please, under no circumstance, dismiss children from your car while in the middle of the road.

We are currently working with the Borough of Manville and the Manville Police Department to investigate a more efficient traffic pattern for drop-off, as well as analyzing the ordinance to determine changes moving forward. With that said, please adhere to the current ordinance for the remainder of the school year.

Michael Magliacano


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Daily Arrival Procedures

  • Students attending the breakfast program should arrive no earlier than 8:25 AM and are to enter the building immediately upon arrival on the North 4th Avenue side of the building. A staff member will be at the door at 8:25 AM. Students should report directly to the Multipurpose Room (MPR). All other students should report at 8:35 AM.
  • During arrival, all students will be required to enter the building using the North 4th Avenue entrance. Parents may utilize the school side of North 4th Avenue as a “Drop & Go”. Students can be dropped off as soon as they are on the school sidewalk. Parents are asked to immediately and safely pull away. Parents SHOULD NOT be waiting for their child to enter the building in the “Drop & Go” line. All other parents should utilize the parking lot to park and walk their child to the crossing guard.
  • Doors will close immediately at 8:45 AM. Any student arriving to school after 8:45 AM must be signed in by a parent/guardian to the Main Office on North 5th Avenue.
  • Students should NOT be dropped off to the school playground in the mornings or on the North 4th Ave. side of the building before 8:25 AM. There is NO SUPERVISION of children prior to 8:25 AM OR AFTER 3:20 PM.

Daily Dismissal Procedures

  • Students will be dismissed between 3:10 PM and 3:20 PM.
  • Students may only exit the building from the North 4th Avenue doors.
  • Parents/Guardians are required to pick up students from their classroom teachers at their designated area. If someone other than the parent/guardian is going to pick up please notify your child’s teacher. The adult picking up must be on the Genesis Arrival/Dismissal pick up list AND present identification (ID).
  • Students will begin to be dismissed after the 3:10 PM bell. Parents should meet their children outside the building on either sidewalk. DO NOT block entrance/exit doors, stay off the dismissal blacktop area and grassy hill, and avoid blocking the stairs since this can cause a hazard for the students.
  • All teachers will escort their students out of the building and make sure the student connects with their ride, unless written permission to walk home or to a designated site has been documented on the arrival/dismissal form in Genesis.
  • If a student does not connect with an adult by 3:20 PM, they will be taken inside to a designated area. The parent will have to come to the Main Office on North 5th Avenue to sign out and pick up their child.
  • No student may be dismissed to a parent from a classroom. If you need to pick up a child from school prior to 3:00 PM, please contact the Main Office and your child’s teacher. Students will need to be signed out/picked up from the Main Office.
  • For the safety of our students and families, it is important that you obey the No Parking signs and cross only at the corner where the Crossing Guard is stationed. Please park in the lot adjacent to North 4th Avenue.

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Weston Wins Summer Reading Challenge!

Every year the Somerset County Library System hosts a Summer Reading Challenge, which encourages literacy with incentives like reading recognition rewards and chances at larger grand prizes for children who participate by logging the days they read.

At Manville Library, they included an additional wrinkle -- they have a friendly competition between the four public schools in town to see which school's students collectively log the most days over the whole summer. Summer 2021 was their inaugural year, with Roosevelt Elementary School placing first, but for summer 2022, the PreK-grade 2 students at Weston Elementary School logged the most days with more than 2,500 days of reading.

Throughout the summer, the library kept track of the schools' progress with a visual display of the race; had a different colored seahorse representing each school to align with our summer reading theme of "Oceans of Possibilities." Children and families loved stopping in the Library each week to check on the race's progress.

The winning school receives a certificate of achievement that they can keep forever. They also get a trophy to keep on display for that upcoming school year; the trophy goes back to the Library for the summer, and the schools face off again.

MHS Athletics!

Fall Senior Parents Night!

September 23 at 6:45 pm is Senior parent night during the home Manville High School football game. We look forward to seeing you all there as we celebrate our Senior Mustangs.

Manville wins Sportsmanship Award 2021-2022!

Manville High School Athletic Department has won another New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Sportsmanship Award 2021-2022 school year. Congratulations to our coaches and student-athletes for their accomplishments!

Community Partners

Manville Community Day Returns!

Manville Recreation Department is excited to announce the return of our town-wide Community Day event. It will be held at Lincoln Park and the surrounding valley fields on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Community Day is an opportunity for the residents of Manville to come together and celebrate the many things our town has to offer. There will be free hot dogs, hamburgers, beverages, snacks, DJ, Caricaturist, and Family Fun Activities!

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Concussion Care Town Hall with Q&A Session Wednesday, September 217 - 8 p.m.

Join clinicians from RWJUH Somerset’s Concussion Care Program, Geoffrey Stankus, PT,

DPT, SFMA, CCCE, and Ryan Gray, PT, DPT, ATC, as they outline the steps that should

be followed after a concussion or suspected concussion is sustained. They will discuss

anticipated recovery times and elaborate on expectations during each phase of recovery.

Scenarios will be utilized to help participants understand the most current research and

detail the individualized approach, which is shown to optimize recovery.

For more information, please visit:

To register, visit

Thomas J. Kavanaugh, VFW 2290 POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony

Thomas J. Kavanaugh, VFW 2290, and its Auxiliary cordially invite the Manville Community to attend its annual POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony at the post (600 Washington Ave). The ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 17th, starting at 1 PM. All community members are invited to join us as we honor our fallen heroes.

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My Manville App

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Raritan Valley Science & Technology Showcase

RVSTS is the largest and first-of-its-kind STEM Showcase held at the Bridgewater Commons Mall on October 1st - 2nd.

This event spans two floors of the mall featuring FIRST Robotics programs, including FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST LEGO League. In addition to featuring the various programs of FIRST Robotics, the event will include a STEM Fair where colleges and local STEM-based organizations will showcase their offerings and run fun activities. Finally, in the Community Hub, we will offer more fun STEM activities and interesting presentations throughout the weekend.

All of the event offerings can be found on our website at

1770s Festival at Lord Sterling's Manor

The Environmental Education Center’s annual 1770s Festival on October 2nd from 11:30 am-4 pm. This event is hosted on the grounds of Lord Stirling’s 18th-century manor home. There will be live music, 18th-century period re-enactors, colonial craft and trade demos, and so much more! The 1770s Festival is a fun-filled family event with a suggested donation of $5 per person. Join us as will travel back in time with us to explore and enjoy the history of the area and Colonial America!
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4-H Open House (all grades)

September 29, 2022, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Ted Blum 4-H Center Bridgewater, NJ

Enjoy a night of hands-on discovery while learning about 4-H and how to join. Somerset County 4-H has more than 60 clubs for youth (e.g., STEM, arts, animal science, community service, Prep/Cloverbud); opportunities to attend county, state, national and international events; college scholarships, and provides a chance to engage in volunteer/leadership roles. For more information, visit

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4-H CRAFTacular Day (grades K - 3)

October 15, 2022, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Ted Blum 4-H Center Bridgewater, NJ

4-H CRAFTacular is a morning of hands-on arts & crafts workshops for children in grades K - 3. It allows children to explore and express their creativity, socialize with peers, and learn about 4-H. The cost is $15/child. Visit for details and to register by September 30th. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now 988. 988 has been designated as the new three-digit code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This dialing code became available to everyone across the United States on July 16, 2022. Please note that the 1-800-273-TALK number you may be familiar with will remain available.

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