Robert Hunter Report

Oct. 10, 2020

Robert Hunter Elementary School

Mrs. Sherri Glaab, Principal

Mrs. Jessica Braynor, Vice Principal

Oct. 10, 2020

Dear Robert Hunter families,


We made it through our first week of Hybrid instruction! Thank you for your ongoing flexibility and positivity. We know that this new schedule came quickly and as families, you needed to adapt quickly. We absolutely recognize the challenges that many of our families are facing now in moving to a new schedule and helping our children to adjust. We are hopeful that in time, everyone will feel more comfortable and find routines that work at home.


We are beginning our regular schedule of alternating weeks next week, so we are hoping that everyone will start to feel more of a rhythm. Next week, we will have all of our Cohort A students following their blue schedules and all Cohort A hybrid students will be in the building.

Oct. 19th - all of our Cohort B students will be on their blue week schedule with Cohort B Hybrid students being in the building.


We know that any hybrid schedule is not ideal, and we can not wait for the day when we can all be together in our building as one whole community! That day will come, and we will certainly have quite the celebration! In the meanwhile, we will continue to work through challenges, as we all do the best that we can.


Hybrid families whose children are starting school in the next two weeks - please show this video to your children so they know what to expect when they come to school:

Welcome Back video


Also- Grades 2-4 hybrid families, please see this parent letter regarding procedures and expectations for in-person instruction: Letter for Hybrid Students in Grades 2-4


Thank you for your continued partnership, and we hope you enjoy the weekend!


Mrs. Glaab and Mrs. Braynor

This week's calendar:

Oct. 12th- Cohort A- Blue Week (Hybrid K-4 in School) Cohort B- White Week; Virtual Book Fair Begins

Oct. 13th- Cohort A- Blue Week (Hybrid K-4 in School) Cohort B- White Week

Oct. 14th - Cohort A- Blue Week (Hybrid K-4 in School) Cohort B- White Week

Oct. 15th Cohort A- Blue Week (Hybrid K-4 in School) Cohort B- White Week

Oct. 16th- Cohort A- Blue Week (Hybrid K-4 in School) Cohort B- White Week

Family Contact Information

The PTO is asking all families to please complete the following form with contact information. This information will be shared with homeroom parents to assist with communications this 2020/2021 school year. Please respond by October 19th. If you do not want to be included in homeroom parent communications you do not need to respond.

Include your information here: https://forms.gle/T7SshmHJRpbm7KLq8

Dismissal reminder

Dismissal will be at 1:20. If you are picking up your child, please remain in your vehicle and pull-up into the pick-up line. Please have a sign with your child’s name and homeroom visible. We will be providing car tags to be used after your child's first day of school.

If you are picking up your child from school, you will need to alert the office via email. Please email your child’s homeroom teacher and our school secretaries Wendy Chambers (wchamber@frsd.k12.nj.us) and Robyn Bennett (rbennett@frsd.k12.nj.us).

If you will be picking up your child every day or on a regular schedule (ex. every Friday) you only need to send one email alerting the office of this request.

If you would like to complete a bus waiver form and opt out of receiving bussing, please alert the main office. Otherwise, if we do not have a pick-up notice, your child will be sent home on the bus.


If you are picking up your child, please send an email to the office first thing in the morning and no later than 9:00 as we will need to plan for a safe and orderly dismissal.

CHECK-LIST FOR Hybrid students:

If your child is attending school in-person, please remember:

  • Complete the district health screener each morning! Written directions are HERE. Step-by-step visual instructions are HERE.

  • Your child must come to school in a mask. Please pack an extra mask and a paper bag for your child to place his/her mask in when eating and going outside.

  • Pack 1-2 water bottles, as water fountains will not be available.

  • Pack a towel for sitting outside on the grass during outdoor breaks.

  • Pack your child’s fully-charged district-issued device.

  • Pack a lunch, or your child may pre-order school lunch with his/her teacher.

  • Please ensure your children wear sneakers and bring an extra pair of socks in their bookbags.

  • Dress for the weather - students will be outside whenever possible!

School Meals

Meal pick-up will be held on Fridays at Robert Hunter from 1:20-3:00.

Meals are available to all students who will be home for virtual learning (5 days worth of food).

If you are picking up meals, please park in our side parking lot and walk to the table that is set up outside that area.

Students will continue to be able to pre-order school lunch when they are in school.

Please contact Nadine Schnappauf at nschnapp@frsd.k12.nj.us with any questions.

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Effective School Solutions Newsletter

Effective School Solutions is an organization that partners with our district to provide therapeutic supports for students and families. Please see their October family newsletter here:


Solutions Newsletter - October

PTO - Highlights and Reminders!

Drive Through School Pictures

We will be offering an outdoor Drive-Through Picture Day on Friday October 23rd between 2:15pm and 6:30pm and Saturday October 24th between 9am and 2:30pm.

Makeup day for photos will be Wednesday November 11th starting at 2:15pm.

Please scan the QR code below with the camera on your smart phone or go to https://roberthunterelementary.youcanbook.me/ to choose a time slot that will work best for your child to be photographed.

On photo day you will drive up and when instructed, your child will get out of the car, be photographed, and then return to your vehicle. You will receive a direct link to view and order your child’s photos to the email and/or cell phone you provide when booking your photo time.

Please contact Kristen Boyce at Kristenboyce1994@gmail.com with any questions.

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Fall Virtual Book Fair- October 12th- 25th

The Robert Hunter PTO invites you to shop the Online Book Fair and support our school! The Fair runs from October 12- October 25. All purchases will benefit Robert Hunter Elementary School directly (25% back in rewards!). Don’t miss your chance to shop affordable books and support Robert Hunter Elementary School. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/roberthunterelementarysch1

Please see our Book Fair Flyer HERE and contact Tania Sigalas at riverasigalas@gmail.com with any questions.


Update your Membership Toolkit/Directory profile to ensure you receive all PTO communications!

If you haven't already signed up for a Membership Toolkit account or updated your family/directory information for this year please see the link below to Register:

https://roberthunterelem.membershiptoolkit.com/dashboard

On our website, click “Register” and follow the prompts to tell us about your family. You can specify what information you'd like to appear in the directory — or choose not to appear at all. Then join the PTO for the current school year! As always, volunteering and meetings are TOTALLY optional. Although we invite you to do both, and hope you will!

Already registered? – Login! Confirm your family information. Then join PTO for the new school year. The whole process takes less than 3 minutes!

We hope you will consider completing your profile and updating your information so that you are sure to receive future PTO communications and have access to our school directory!

Click here for more information about signing up for Membership Toolkit!


Questions? Let us know: roberthunterptodirectory@yahoo.com