Ashbrook Elementary School News

Friday, April 30, 2021

Principal's Message

Important Reopening Information:

Effective May 3, 2021, Lumberton Schools will be open for 5 four-hour days per week.

Please see our revised schedule linked HERE

Please see revised meal service information linked HERE

Note: EDC will be available on Wednesdays starting Wednesday May 12th.


Lumberton Schools will make the transition to five half days of instruction starting next week. The following changes are for remote and hybrid students. Wednesday will be like our other four days with academic instruction in the morning. Specials will be held in the afternoon. Teachers will still be available twice a week for office hours. Wednesday will have a drop everything and read period followed by a progress monitoring assignment or activity. Students that receive basic skills, ELL support, or Gifted and Talented will continue with a modified schedule.


AUXS Reminder:

AUXS Application: Please review AUXS questions carefully, as they have recently changed.

Spring has Sprung at Ashbrook School!

Spirit Days and School Closings

Tuesday, May 4th: May the 4th be with you, Star Wars Day

Friday, May 7th: Baseball Day, wear your favorite team jersey or color

Friday, May 14th: Sunshine Day, wear yellow

Friday, May 21st: Wildcat Pride Day, wear school colors or school spirit wear

Friday, May 28th Memorial Day observance, wear red, white, blue

Updated Physicals and Immunizations

If you have not already done so, please send in your latest physical and the latest immunization record for you student. This can be a physical copy or through email to Mrs. Barbieri at ahummel@lumberton.k12.nj.us. Thanks for your attention to this.

Second Grade G&T Nominations Due Today

Nominations for second grade students interested in being considered for the BRS Gifted and Talented program for the 2021-2022 school year are now being accepted up until April 30th. Nomination forms are posted on "Forms" section of the district website. This form is only necessary for new nominees; students who are presently participating in the GT2 program do not need to apply. Please return forms to Mrs. Carver no later than Friday, April 30th for consideration.

We Need Your Help

With the increased number of students attending AES on a daily basis, our list of students who have not completed the AUXS app is getting longer. We have limited staff available to screen and call families and limited space to house our students who are not cleared. We appreciate your help in filling out the app each morning so your children can go directly to class. Some families have found success by setting an alarm on their phone as a reminder to complete the app.

Lumberton School District Preschool Expansion

Please click HERE for information regarding the district's free preschool offering for the 2021-2022 school year.

COVID-19 Reminders and Updates

  • Please keep your child home if they are sick, and notify Mrs. Hummel as to why they are absent. She can be reached at ahummel@lumberton.k12.nj.us
  • Make sure Genesis is updated if there were any changes to contact information over the break.
  • Please notify if you have traveled out of state. The following states do not require a quranatine after travel: PA, DE, NY, CT. If you traveled to another state, you will need to quarantine for 10 days.
  • Please notify if your child or anyone in your household has tested positive for Covid-19.
  • If your student has symptoms of Covid-19, they will need a negative test or quarantine for 14 days before returning to school. An alternative diagnosis is no longer allowed.
  • At this time, close contacts will need to quarantine for 14 days if exposed to a Covid-19 positive person.
  • If your child or anyone in your home is being tested, keep your child home until the results are back.

  • Covid-19 Symptoms

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Nasal congestion or runny nose
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Stomachache
    • Tiredness
    • Headache
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Poor appetite or poor feeding, especially in babies under one year old
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Staff Shout Out

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