Week of September 14, 2020

A Message From Mrs Scaduto

Dear JFG Families,

First, I would like to extend a sincere Thank you! It is without a doubt that with your continuous support and cooperation, we were able to implement a successful first week reopening. Your partnership with our committed faculty and staff has been invaluable. It is with great excitement and reciprocal trust that our school and classrooms are filled with the sounds of our children learning, engaging, and making connections with their teachers and peers. Our teachers continue to balance the learning platforms of all our students with an inclusive approach. They have been observed implementing creativity, collaboration, and communication with our entire school community.

I applaud our joint efforts in maintaining the safety and educational well being of our children. This is only the beginning!

Please take a moment to read some important information, reminders, and highlights of our very first week. We should be proud TOGETHER!


In sincere gratitude,

Mrs. Scaduto

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  • 9:00 a.m. Check- In - It is important to have ALL students learning from home check- in with their teacher at 9:00 a.m. This is when attendance is taken, our flag is saluted, and morning meet and greet take place.

  • Pack - Extra masks, healthy snack, towel, and water bottle. Our filling stations are used to replenish water; however the water fountain bubbler is NOT being used.

  • Any forgotten items should be labeled and placed in the bin outside the front entrance.

Our Arrival/Dismissal procedures:

  • All cars should remain single file when dropping off. DO NOT cut around the car in front of you as that causes a safety hazard.

  • Please DO NOT get out of the car at drop off. Have your child seated behind the passenger seat in order to ensure a safe exit from the vehicle.

  • Children should not be on the playground equipment after school.

Please make certain to refer to the DAILY COVID-19 Home Screening and become familiar with our District Medical Handbook for more detailed reasons for keeping your child home.


  • Our students are doing an excellent job keeping on their masks and maintaining social distance.

  • Our teachers are finalizing structured schedules in order to provide ALL our students routine during their individual learning experience.

  • Our special classes (Physical Education, Art, Music, World Language, and Media) continue to utilize their Google Classrooms in order to connect and communicate with their students.

  • ALL Remote learners are being infused within their homeroom environments. These students have been observed connecting with their peers and teachers.

JFG Welcomes New Staff!

On behalf of all the members of JFG, we would like to extend our warmest welcome and good wishes to our newest staff additions:

  • Ms. Emily Williams will be our School Counselor
  • Mr. Joseph Raccioppi will be teaching Grade 5

Dismissal Form

Please download and print the dismissal form and send it to school with your child at the next in person instruction day. Please remember to contact the teacher or the main office before 11:00 am for any updates.


Welcome Back From Mrs. Alessi

So happy to see all the students, families and staff at the start of this new and unique school year! There are many changes in place for all and everyone seems to be adapting well. I am so proud of everyone making the adjustments that are needed to keep us all healthy and begin the school year.

Healthful Hints: Remember the Three “W”’s. Wear a mask..Wash your hands. Watch your distance. All will help to promote health and safety of everyone in our community. Let's continue to keep up the great team work to minimize the spread of illnesses!

Important Health reminders:

1. Parents, please conduct this Daily COVID-19 Home Screening for Students each morning to

determine whether your child should attend school in-person or remain home.

2. Contact the absence line and report ALL illness symptoms/reason for absence.

3. Please see Return To School Videos for reminders about wearing cloth face coverings,

washing hands and staying home when sick.

Please feel free to contact Mrs. Alessi in the Health Office with any questions or concerns.

Phone number - 201-664-3033 email -

Free Meals To ALL Students

From the WRSD Business Office:

ALL meals must be preordered: Payschools Central before midnight (12:00 am) for any specific day.

GROUP 1: Students will be served lunch on the days they attend school. On Mondays they will be given meals for Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday they will be given meals for Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

GROUP 2: Students will be served lunch on the days they attend school. On Tuesdays, they will be given meals for Monday and Tuesday. On Thursday, they will be given meals for Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.


Pick up meals twice a week from 12:30 – 1:30. On Monday they will be given meals for Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday they will be given meals for Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Students will select to pick up their Meals at 1 of the 4 Elementary School Locations:

· Berkeley: Covered area on the Right of the Main Entrance

· Brookside: Front of the Building

· George: Back of the building by the All Purpose room Door

· Washington: Front Door

Although until 12/31/20, everyone can get free lunch, information for state reporting and other programs may be available to families that qualify. Applications for free/reduced lunch:

Any questions, email:


Welcome Back To School!

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Snack and Mask Breaks

Infusing ALL our learners throughout the day

Independent Reading

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