The Sandshore Scoop

Week Ending August 20, 2021

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Calendar of Events

August 23rd: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m. @ Administration Building

August 26th: Kindergarten Orientation 9:30 am

September 1st: First day of school, Early Dismissal for Students

September 2nd: Early Dismissal for Students.

September 2nd: Sandshore Parent University at 7:30 pm

September 3rd: Early Dismissal

September 6-7th: No School

September 9th: Back to School Night

September 13th: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m. @ Administration Building

September 16th: Teacher Inservice

September 27th: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m. @ Administration Building

October 11th: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m. @ Administration Building

October 22nd: School Picture Day

October 25th: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m. @ Administration Building

Click here to view the 2021-2022 District Calendar

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Pick up and Drop off Procedures

Just a few reminders for our parents who drive their child(ren) to school.

1) All pick up and drop off during arrival and dismissal must be in the pick up circle located on the right side of the parking lot. Drop off begins at 8:50 and pickup begins at 3:45.

2) Please stay in your car at all times. Staff will be there to open and close the doors for the students.

3) Do not drive around cars, the pick up and drop off line is one single line.

4) During the first week of school, we will be handing out placards you can post on your dashboard or visor. We ask that you use these to CLEARLY display your child's name at pick up. This will help the process to move quickly and efficiently.

5) If you are first in line, please pull all the way to the beginning of the line.

6) Please do not leave your child unattended in the drop off circle. The staff does not begin their pick up procedures until 8:50 am.

Sandshore Time Schedule

Regular Schedule:


Parent drop off is at 8:50 and pick up is 3:45.

Delayed Opening Schedule:


Bus pick up times are two hours later than normal.

Parent drop off is at 10:50.

Early Dismissal Schedule:


Sample Grade Level Schedules


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Helpful Links to Start the School Year

The Marauder Memo

Dr. Zywicki posts weekly updates. Be sure to check here weekly for important district updates.

21-22 Sandshore Parent Handbook

This handbook provides important information regarding Sandshore School.

Grade Level Supply Lists

Teacher welcome letters and teacher specific supply lists were sent home via US Mail this week. Here is a link to our generic supply lists for each grade level.

Please update your Real Time Account

It is essential that you update your email, contact information, emergency contacts, and media release forms.

For more assistance with Real Time, please view this short Parent Portal tutorial.

For additional support email

Check out our new outdoor classroom!!

Sandshore school has a new addition!! During the summer, our local Eagle Scout (Troop 236) Bryce Abramson, built and designed an outdoor classroom for our school. He is a former Sandshore student and currently his brothers and sister are fifth grade students.

The classroom was designed to integrate nature into schoolwork, fostering an appreciation of the outdoors while helping to increase retention. The outdoor classroom consists of a kiosk with white board, benches, and ground covering.

We are so appreciative of the hard work that Bryce put into making his plan a reality. The classroom is located in our courtyard. We can't wait for our students and staff to utilize this amazing learning space.

Thank you Bryce!

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The SHSP is looking forward to another great school year. We are currently updating our website. Look for information coming soon regarding membership and upcoming events.

For questions regarding the SHSP please reach out to Margaret Burns

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Guidance Counselor's Corner

If you have any questions for our counselor, Elena Melekos, please feel free to contact her using the information below:

Elena Melekos, MA

School Counselor

Sandshore Elementary School

(973) 691-4003 ext. 3306

Twitter/Instagram: @SSCounselorMsM

Notes from our School Nurse, Mrs. Suzanne Herbst

If you have any questions for our school nurse, Mrs. Suzanne Herbst you can email her at or call her at x3485.

To report your child absent : Please call the attendance line and state the reason for absence.

973-691-4003 x 3009

It is easier than ever to reach out to Mrs. Herbst

In addition to her email, she has a school issued mobile device that you can text with emergencies or questions that need a quick response! Text Mrs. Herbst for emergencies or with urgent needs or questions at 862-419-2776.
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Until further notice, breakfast and lunch will be free to all students.

Any questions or concerns please contact Tony Kowalak at or 973-691-4006 x5701.

Right at School Before and After Care Program

Mt. Olive schools are partnering with Right at School to provide child care options for our community.

Click here to view their website.

Follow us on Twitter! Information on school events will be available to families by following @MOSandshore

Please sign up for Twitter and follow the district @MountOliveTSD, Superintendent Zywicki @ZywickiR, and the schools:

MOHS – @PrincipalMOHS

MOMS – @mtolivemiddle

CMS – @CMSmtolive

Mountain View – @MtView07836

Tinc Road – @tincroadschool

Sandshore Elementary School

Ms. Jennifer Curry, Principal


Mrs. Kristy McFarlane, Instructional Supervisor


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