EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Central Office Communications: Week of November 15, 2020

OUR CURRENT REALITY

Egg Harbor Township School Community,


It is American Education Week! This week we have the opportunity to celebrate public education and honor all individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every student receives a quality education. We are grateful for the team of people who work in our schools each day. #EHTPride! American Education Week is also a time to promote collaboration between parents and educators. Typically, schools host events under a theme proposed by the National Education Association (NEA). This year is a little different because of COVID-19, however we encourage parents and students to take the time to communicate with members of their school community.


As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I remind everyone of the importance of daily gratitude practice. Parents and students alike can take part in easy at-home activities that include doing a good deed that shows appreciation, writing thank you notes to family, friends, first responders, and teachers, perhaps volunteering to help or donating items, or simply going for a walk and appreciating the colors of fall. Gratitude promotes positive and positive is something everyone should experience.


As we see COVID -19 cases in our county rise, I will continue to remind parents, students, teachers, staff, and administration the importance of adhering to our health and safety guidelines to assist with maintaining a safe and healthy school environment. Everyone in every building is required to correctly wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth at all times, practice social distancing to the greatest extent possible, and be sure to sanitize hands via hand-washing and/or hand sanitizer. Students and staff who are feeling less than well, should not come into school and are required to fill out a health screening form. Let’s work together to curtail the spread of the virus and keep our schools safe and open for in-person educational opportunities.


If you should have any questions for me or the central office staff, please feel free to email or call. I promise that you will receive answers quicker by way of a phone call or email, rather than using social media or seeking information elsewhere. We are your relevant source of information and we are always open to building relationships and learning about the needs of our school community; I encourage you to want the same.


Together we will continue to be #EHTStrong!! #EHTReady


Yours in Education,

Kimberly A. Gruccio

SPREAD KINDNESS

@ehtnjschools was proud to celebrate “World Kindness Day” on November 13th to promote the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world.
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VETERANS DAY

The EHT School District celebrated Veterans Day 2020 this past week with a variety of activities both inside and outside the classroom and virtually.


Please check out the Fine and Performing Arts videos below.


The EHTHS Silver Eagle Band and Egg Harbor Township School District Veterans Day Tribute: https://fb.watch/1N7He2OnXz/


EHTHS Choral students Veterans Day tribute in collaboration with Rowan University: https://fb.watch/1N8gBgRpa4/

#EHTReady

HEALTH SCREENING PSA

Please review the Health Screening PSA to support our district and community partnership to keep our entire school community healthy and safe. http://mvnt.us/m1166644

Egg Harbor Township Schools: Health Screening Announcement

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE from November 3rd

Linked is Dr. Gruccio's update from 11-3-20 https://bit.ly/3l80Gll


FIRST DAY OF HYBRID IN-PERSON LEARNING

October 27, 2020 was the first day of hybrid "in-person" learning for the 2020-2021 school year. Here's a glimpse of EHT students' first day back at school, courtesy of EHTTV District Communications.

#EHTReady Welcome Back - First Day of Hybrid
Road Back to School UPDATE: EHT is going LIVE! As we prepare to implement our Hybrid Instruction starting during the week of October 26th we will be able to offer "live streaming," and in-turn access to your child's teacher and classes.


Additionally, every morning our social media feeds for @EHTNJSchools will provide reminders as to whether it is a Group A or Group B day.


Reminder, that students that have been participating in-person since the implementation of Phase 1 for our preschool and multiply disabled classes will continue their in-person instruction 5 days per week on an abbreviated schedule.

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Students in Egg Harbor Township are #EHTReady to come back to school. Here is an #EHTReady Video Playlist that we invite you to view and share with your child!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7-frtReHZMPYOk_Rm3qtlRyYz3RXGAjB

COVID-19 WEBPAGE and RESOURCES

Covid-19 Parent Resource Webpage

For the latest parent resource information, announcement and quick links visit: https://www.eht.k12.nj.us/c_o_v_i_d19_-_parent_resources_and_information

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

ONE STOP SHOPPING FOR EHT ED TECH

The EHT IT Department and Professional Development Committee have teamed up to bring an all-in-one Education Technology website for students, faculty, and families. Visit the website here: https://ehtedtech.weebly.com/


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USE OF GOOGLE CALENDAR to BOOK APPTS. w/ STAFF

Students can book one-on-one appointments with counselors, CST/YST members, or even their classroom teachers. Here is a brief tutorial on how to book appointments in Google Calendar with staff appointment slots.

https://youtu.be/-SJFfya0WGo

Booking Appointments in Google Calendar

GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES BY SCHOOL

The following link will allow students and parents to access each staff members Google Classroom Code. At the bottom of the spreadsheet the codes are listed by school on each tab. This link can also be found on our Virtual Learning - Parent/Teacher Resources Page. Additionally, each teacher should have their Google Classroom codes posted on their own webpage.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19Bp8GQfW3ILFk88Vps1_4qWQrhOHg_9i8GTPkw_JE0g/edit?usp=sharing

GOOGLE CLASSROOM: VIDEO RESOURCE

Need help joining your Google Classroom? This video explains how to find your EHT School District Google Classroom codes and how to add or "join" an active Google Classroom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzvUOJKkh3k&feature=youtu.be

Locating Codes and Joining Google Classroom

GOOGLE MEET & GOOGLE CLASSROOM: VIDEO RESOURCE

For students looking to join their class for a live Google Meet session, this is a step by step of video of how to lactate and join the Meet from Google Classroom https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=i6lgBOh1YpU&feature=youtu.be

Joining a Google Meet from Google Classroom

ACCESSING STUDENT EMAIL (GRADES 6-12): VIDEO RESOURCE

Egg Harbor Township School District now offers an internal email address for students in grades 6-12. This video will demonstrate how to access student email from the district website https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVutLPNRs9I&feature=youtu.be

Accessing Student Email (Grades 6-12)

BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS FOR REMOTE LEARNING

This video offers some basic troubleshooting tips for those using a Chromebook or their own device in the virtual environment http://mvnt.us/m1154434

Troubleshooting tips for remote learning

GOOGLE RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS

Google for Education has a resource for parents/guardians to learn and navigate the Google Tools. Take a look at this pdf and click on the embedded links for tutorials and more: http://mvnt.us/m1112980

TALONS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AND SPACE IS LIMITED!

EHTNJ Schools - T A L O N S registration is now open for the 2020-21 school year! Visit the TALONS webpage for more information and to sign up.http://mvnt.us/m1141165


What does TALONS stand for? Talent And Learning Of Next-Gen Students

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CLIMATE & CULTURE

The culture of our schools includes our school improvement efforts to increase student achievement for ALL students. Where with Every Hand Together, Every child, Everyday is provided a relevant learning experience. Through professional development opportunities we are building an effective learning culture where students are provided a safe learning environment. Our teachers collaborate in professional learning communities to review student progress in order to provide ALL students with the opportunity to learn at high levels. We have a district -wide initiative that includes individualized interventions through the RTI process to assist ALL students with learning. We know that in order to successfully educate each student, we must be cognizant of each student’s individual learning needs. This can only be accomplished if we work together to eliminate any predictability of achievement disparities by race, ethnicity, gender, language, disability, and/or economics. All faculty and staff participated in equity training during our professional learning days. The high school multicultural club will be preparing to join the district equity committee to participate in collaborative discussions and event planning. Together, we can achieve more!

#EMBRACE

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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Each day is kicked off at 7:30 am with a member of our school community stating the pledge. Every morning, I look forward to seeing who the guest presenter is and you can too by following our social media pages! @EHTNJSchools


Featuring Gregory and Gabrielle​

EHT SCHOOL DISTRICT WELCOME MAT

@ehtnjschools is rolling out the "Welcome Mat" to our new staff! #ehtwelcomemat

SCHOOL MESSENGER REMINDER!

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more. Opt-in today!


JUST SEND "Y" or "YES" to 67587

EHT PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT SET-UP


  • Do you need an EHT Parent Portal account?
  • Do you have access to log-in?
  • Not sure how to request a Parent Portal account?



Follow the easy steps outlined in this video. Check out this short video to learn how to request an account. https://youtu.be/bL1Qqs8sNm4

Create a Parent Portal Account

INFINITE CAMPUS PARENT PORTAL: ACCESS to GOOGLE CLASSROOM & MOBYMAX INFO.

Families with an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account can log in and retrieve their child's MobyMax and Google Classroom login information. Check out this video to see where to access the information: http://mvnt.us/m1105711
Accessing MobyMax and Google Logins in Parent Portal

RESILIENT FAMILIES VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

Join Dr. Lori Desautels and Michael McKnight for a free online workshop titled “Resilient Families and Communities.” The Zoom presentation will take place December 11th at 12:00pm. Please refer to the digital flyer to sign up for this event.


www.capeassist.org/dec11

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION: UPDATE!

The Mental Health Association has moved all services to a virtual platform for the health, safety and well-being of all. If you have questions or concerns (including help using zoom or the conference calling feature) you can call 609-652-3800 website- www.mhaac.info


See the following link for a daily list of resources: http://www.mhaac.info/uploads/3/4/4/8/34488857/mhaac_virtual_schedule_may_2020__updated_.pdf

SOCIAL DISTANCING SHOULDN’T MEAN SOCIAL ISOLATION

The NJ Department of Children and Families have compiled a list of resources available 24/7. Visit http://mvnt.us/m1157179 for more information.


SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT & RESOURCES

As time passes, it can become difficult staying at home day in and day out. Some days may be easier than others in dealing with this national pandemic amongst other issues. Please know that our guidance counselors, social workers, student assistance counselors, school nurses, and our High School Teen Center serve as available resources daily to assist with any concerns, fears, and/or anxieties. Our district website and school websites provide contact information or call 646-7911 x 1001.

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EVERY HAND TOGETHER: PURSUING PUBLIC HEALTH


The following link is a playlist from Every Hand Together: Pursuing Public Health and a conversation with Mr. Santilli, Assistant Superintendent and Barbara Sabath from Family Promise of Atlantic County: (Playlist) (Linked and Below)

Pursuing Public Health: Homelessness with Barbara Sabath (pt. 1)

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

PROJECT GRADUATION

Support EHT's Project Graduation for the Class of 2021 AND get your chance to win up to $5,000 for the holidays. Visit the link for details: http://mvnt.us/m1168033 #ehtclassof2021

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GET A FLU SHOT!

Protect yourself and your community. Get a flu shot! Learn more at www.powertoprotectnj.org #powertoprotectNJ #fightthefluNJ

NJ DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID APP

Add your phone to the fight against COVID-19. Download the NJ Department of Health app and help stop the spread. http://covid19.nj.gov/app

SUSTAINABLE JERSEY

Congratulations to EHT Schools and Egg Harbor Township Government for winning the "Sustainable Jersey Collaboration Award" during last night's Sustainable Jersey's award ceremony. Watch the full video here. Sustainable Jersey https://youtu.be/lskSbs8a9YY

Sustainable Jersey 2020 Collaboration Award - Egg Harbor Township

STOCKTON OFFERS FREE VIRTUAL HOMEWORK COMPLETION PROGRAM

Stockton University's Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning is running a Virtual Homework Completion Program. For more information, visit https://stockton.edu/engagement


ATTENTION ALUMNI: YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A SUPERHERO!

The Egg Harbor Township High School Eagle Eye Newsletter is looking for alumni who are interested in being featured in an upcoming edition of the online publication. If you have a personal or professional accomplishment, a unique adventure or just something other EHTHS alumni may find interesting, please email:

alumni@eht.k12.nj.us


COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS

Comcast will continue offering 2 months of free service to new Internet Essentials customers in response to emergency measures associated with COVID-19. For all new and existing customers, the speed of the program's Internet service has increased. Visit www.internetessentials.com/covid19 for more details.


EHT SUBSTITUTE RATE INCREASE

The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education and Human Resources department have authorized a temporary increase in substitute rates through December 31, 2020. Interested candidates should apply through the Kelly Services website: https://bit.ly/3gGjAxX
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JOB OPENINGS

The Egg Harbor Township School District are looking for qualified candidates for the job openings pictured below. Continue to monitor our website at eht.k12.nj.us and social media @EHTNJSchools.


For more information you can see all job openings and apply online at: https://www.applitrack.com/eggharbor/onlineapp/

EHT TRANSPORTATION: JOB OPENINGS

Egg Harbor Township School District is now hiring CDL licensed drivers for the 2020-2021 school year. Interested applicants can now apply online: https://www.applitrack.com/eggharbor/onlineapp/

BECOME A SUBSTITUTE WITH EHT!

We're hiring for rewarding opportunities in Egg Harbor Township School District! To apply, visit https://bit.ly/3gGjAxX

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WEEK OF November 16, 2020: MEAL DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

Meal Distribution Plan UPDATE: For questions and concerns, please contact 609-383-1464 or beckt@eht.k12.nj.us.



Our EHT Food Service Program will be providing free breakfast and lunch for all students on Mondays ONLY. We will be distributing food on Mondays which will include 5 days of breakfast and lunch. In order to reach as many of our EHT families as possible, we are also now providing DELIVERY to several areas in the township. Please access all the images in this post to view the meal distribution stops and times. Additionally, the PICK-UP locations at Davenport, Alder and High School will remain open from 7:30am – 11 am and will also be providing 5 days of meals on Monday only.


Empezando mañana, el programa de servicio alimenticio en EHT ahora proporcionará desayuno y almuerzo gratis para todos los niños que califiquen solamente los lunes. Entregaremos la comida los lunes, solamente. Cada caja incluirá el desayuno y el almuerzo por 5 días. Para poder llegar al número máximo de nuestras familias de EHT, entregaremos las cajas de comida en varias áreas del municipio. Favor de consultar su correo electrónico y / o visite el sitio web del Distrito y las redes sociales de @EHTNJSchools para saber donde estan las paradas y el horario de distribución de comidas. Además, los lugares de recogida en la acera estarán abiertos solo los lunes en Davenport, Alder y la High School de 7:30 am a 11 am y también proporcionarán 5 días de comidas.

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Atlantic County Food Bank Resources

Atlantic County Food Bank Resources: Please see the list here linked for Atlantic County Food Bank Resources

Free & Reduced Meal Program Information

If your family's circumstances have changed you could be eligible for the District’s free and reduced meal program. To apply, visit this link: http://mvnt.us/m1107777

THE NEST SCHOOL STORE IS ONLINE & OPEN!

The School Store is now online and open for business! Check out "The Nest @ EHTHS" to get all your #ehtpride gear. For a limited time, get FREE local delivery to EHT for any size order. Check out their online store at http://shopthenesteht.com

BOARD VACANCY

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BOARD OF EDUCATION INFO

The Board of Education Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 17th will be held at the Alder Avenue Board Room. Executive Session begins at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. A live broadcast of the meeting will be accessible on the district homepage: http://eht.k12.nj.us.

ATHLETICS/FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS/ACTIVITIES

OUT WITH THE OLD! IN WITH THE NEW!

The track is in and just needs its striping for lanes. The turf is in and needs lines and numbering to be completed. Once this is finished, the fill will be distributed across the field and we will have a safe playing area for our students.

EHTNJ Schools - Egg Harbor Township School District on Facebook Watch

MESSAGE TO OUR STUDENT ATHLETES AND FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS

Our athletic teams are engaged in playoff competitions. The format will be very different than in the past, as league rules are keeping teams close by. I am proud of our students, coaches, and advisors who have worked hard to maintain safety and provided our students the opportunity to be outside to practice and compete. I admire their commitment! #GOEAGLES!


The NJSIAA will share the guidelines for winter sports on or before November 20th. So far, preliminary plans include the Winter Sports season slated for practices to begin on December 3, 2020 and for competition beginning on December 21, 2020. The health and safety protocols for indoor practices and competitions from the Medical Task Force will guide us for implementing the processes and procedures for practices and games. We are hopeful that they are conducive to a safe environment for our student-athletes.


The rain halted the construction on the track and turf. While things are starting to look great, crews still have work to do and will return to finish the striping of the track and work on the lining and numbering of the turf.


Enjoy your last week of the 2020 fall season!


GO EAGLES!

#EHTPride #EHTStrong

Dr. Gruccio


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WEEKLY DIGITAL NEWSLETTERS

Each week our principals share an update on what is happening in their respective schools. Check out the Weekly Digital Newsletters linked below.


Week of November 8, 2020

High School

Eagle

Alder

Fernwood

Miller

Davenport

Slaybaugh​​

Swift​​​​


G&T Times

EHT Nursing​ Services (November 2020)

ABOUT US

EMBRACE-ENGAGE-EDUCATE


"Our mission in the Egg Harbor Township District is to embrace families and their students to provide a safe, rigorous, and relevant learning experience while students are engaged and educated to become responsible for their own learning."