Week of September 11, 2020
In Roxbury Township Public Schools, our students and schools are involved with more than just academics. They are active members of the community who give their time and efforts to important causes. Check out news and events throughout Roxbury.
Roxbury we want to hear from you! We're always looking for great stories of things happening in the Roxbury Schools and around town that involve our students, staff, and families! And now we've made it even easier to submit your content!

 Stories, high quality pictures, and even videos can be submitted here or by emailing Please remember to include first and last names of individuals pictured!

Roxbury Schools Return for A Year Like No Other!

As the school year gets underway, we want to continue to see your child's back-to-school photos whether they are virtual or in-person learners! 

Share them with us via TwitterFacebook, or  email, and be sure to include your child's first and last name along with what school they attend! Maybe you'll see your child on our website or in future newsletters! 

Click the video below to see a slideshow of our students return!

Roxbury Back-to-School Forms - Now Available
Parents, in case you haven't check it out yet, the Back-to-School parent portal in Genesis is open. Be sure to log in to review and acknowledge back-to-school documents and forms for your child for the new school year. You will need to review and complete all of the forms that are marked as REQUIRED on the back-to-school website for your child's school. 

Back-to-School packets for each school can be found online here!
Roxbury Student Meal Order Updates 
On August 31st, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would be extending the free meals through the end of December. The extension allows meal program operators to serve free meals to all children through December 31, 2020. 

Due to the overwhelming response from our Roxbury families requesting free meals, we will only deliver meals to our Free and Reduced families. Free and Reduced families do not have to fill out the weekly form. 

All other families will need to pick up meals for their children at their home school daily. The meal ordering form has been revised and includes the pickup times at the respective schools. Each school's form can be found at online here

Any families with children in multiple Roxbury Schools can pick up meals at one location, Roxbury High School, between 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. To arrange this, please email the Business Administrator, Joe Mondanaro at with your children's names and their home schools.

Weekly orders must be in no later than 10:00 a.m. the Friday prior to the start of the next week of school. There will be NO COST for this through December 31, 2020. 

Families who would like to apply for Free and Reduced meals can do so in Genesis at any point throughout the year.

Click here to view the Business Administrator's updated letters from September 10th and 11th.

rSchoolToday App - Daily Health Screening
Roxbury will be using the rSchoolToday app to do the Daily Health Screening. 

The rSchoolToday app has been fully integrated into our system and should be available to you. All tests completed by the district have been successful. Students have been grouped by their Blue/Gold/Virtual cohorts so that principals can easily review the data and assure that a health screening has been completed for every student who enters the building. 

Therefore, please be reminded that the rSchoolToday health screening is ONLY for students who are attending school in person on a given day. Therefore, ONLY students in the Blue cohort will need to conduct a health screening and submit through the app on Tuesday. Any student who is exhibiting symptoms or responds affirmatively to any of the screening questions should not attend school that day. Fully virtual students do not need to complete a health screening unless they are participating in an on-site event, such as sports. 

Please keep in mind that rSchoolToday is integrated with our Genesis Student Information system. Therefore, you must use the primary email address that is recorded in your Genesis account for either Guardian 1 or Guardian 2. If you need to update that information, please contact the Technology Help Desk at Student & Parent - Technology Help Desk Request or call 973-584-8121 (school or personal gmail account is required to view). 

If you continue to experience any difficulty using the app, you have several options. You may call the rSchoolToday hotline at 1-800-513-5220 or submit a form to the District Technology Help Desk. As a last resort, you still have the option to call in to our Health Screening Hotline at 973-584-5868. The most important aspect to all of this is that we have documentation that your child is not exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, has not been exposed to COVID-19, is healthy and can attend school

Click here to view Superintendent Radulic's correspondence regarding this app and other re-opening information.
Teachers & Parents Gain Virtual Lessons at Roxbury's 'Parent Academy'
It was back to school a week early for staff in the grades K-12 school district.

But this time, in something Superintendent Loretta Radulic describes as "something unique," parents were able to join in on the virtual lessons, which dealt with dozens of topics from "Mindfulness for Relaxation and Better Sleep" to "Online Etiquette in Virtual Learning Sessions."

"Today marks the first professional development day where both teachers and family members join together to gain insights on a variety of topics from academic to social/emotional so that we can collectively support our students' growth and development," Radulic said in a Wednesday, Sept. 2 email detailing the program, entitled "Parent Academy." Click here to read more about Roxbury's Professional Development Days with parent participation from the Roxbury Register.

Missed our parent academies? Click here to view the materials, presentations, and recordings of the professional learning sessions offered for parents and guardians on Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3, 2020 to help support families and their students during the reopening of schools.

Franklin School PTA - Mum Sale Fundraiser
The PTA at Franklin Elementary School is committed to making this a wonderful year, engaging students, families, staff, and the community. 

Get ready for Autumn and decorate your home or business with 9" Mums from the Roxbury Garden Center.

Franklin PTA teamed up with Roxbury Garden Center to host a mum sale fundraiser. Everything can be done online!

Click here to view this fundraiser flyer in our Virtual Backpack under the flyer section. 
Gaels Going Green - Did you know...
Since 2016, the Roxbury Township Public Schools has been striving to become more sustainable and green in its policies and practices. The Board of Education and administration made the decision to pursue district sustainability and green initiatives by creating and approving a half of dozen different policies outlining its position and efforts. To that end, all seven schools in Roxbury Township attained Silver certification through Sustainable Jersey for Schools in August 2018. In this section, you will find various green initiatives, events, and tips to live a healthier, greener life. Click here for more information regarding our sustainability initiative.

Strength in Numbers! Fill Out Your Census Online!
NJCensusDay2020 continues! #NewJersey is practicing social distancing, and we thank you for that! But now we need your help more than ever to get the word out about the importance of filling out the #2020Census. Correct data can help in future situations like the one we are in! This is our one chance until 2030 to ensure that every New Jersey child gets the resources they need for a quality education. Additional Information is available at

Roxbury Clean Communities Paper Shredding Day - Sept 26
Roxbury's 5th Annual Community Shredding Event  will take place Saturday, September 26th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Recycling Center located at 96 North Dell Avenue in Kenvil.

Due to limited capacity, this service will be available on a fist come first serve basis..  

For more information, contact Kellie Ann Keyes at or by calling 973-448-2053. 
Roxbury Collects  Box Tops for Education
Roxbury Township Public Schools are continuously collecting "Box Tops for Education" at our K-8 schools. This is an easy, practically effortless way to raise funds for our schools by purchasing items you buy all the time. Clipped box tops can be sent to any of our K-8 schools district-wide. School addresses can be found on our website at

Check out the Virtual Backpack!
Here we will feature events of organizations, clubs, and teams throughout our communities that serve to enrich the lives of our students. Announcements, upcoming events, documents and forms that were previously sent home via backpacks will now be included in the Virtual Backpack. (On occasion, some paper forms, and flyers and other important information, will come home with your student or be sent to you directly via email.) This page is updated as flyers are received. Check the backpack!

Check Your Honeywell Settings!
Don't wait until severe weather hits to check your settings! You may want to change your time settings from Midnight to Midnight and have more than one way of being contacted...i.e., phone call/text message and/or email! This way if the phone lines are down/circuits are busy, etc., you are covered! Log into your Honeywell account hereClick here for parent instructions on creating an account.
Roxbury Employment Opportunities

Roxbury Schools
To view all available employment opportunities for Roxbury Township Public Schools and to apply online, visit

Roxbury Township
To view all available employment opportunities for Roxbury Township, visit
Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

09/21/2020 - Regular Meeting (Hybrid Meeting)
10/12/2020 - Regular Meeting
11/23/2020 - Regular Meeting
12/14/2020 - Regular Meeting
01/04/2021 - Reorganization Meeting

Lincoln/Roosevelt Auditorium, 34 N. Hillside Ave., Succasunna, NJ (unless indicated otherwise)

7:30 p.m. (unless indicated otherwise)

View the Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Minutes here!
Register Now!
Registrations are now being accepted for the Roxbury Community School Preschool for the 2020/2021 school year!

For more information about our high-quality program and to register for the Roxbury Community School Preschool, please visit

The Roxbury Community School Preschool is a tuition-based program open to children ages 3-5 as of October 1st and runs congruently with the district calendar and is open to non-Roxbury residents as well!
Roxbury Community School - College Prep
The Roxbury Community School is dedicated to helping students prepare for college through a few different avenues.

The Roxbury Community School has also partnered with Kaplan SAT/ACT Prep, Lentz & Lentz SAT/ACT Prep, and My 3 Sons/NJ Tutoring to empower students to excel on standardized tests like the SAT's and ACT's. Registrations are ongoing throughout the year! Click here to see what upcoming college prep programs are offered!
Roxbury Community School - Adult Programs
At the Roxbury Community School we understand adults of all ages are busy with kids, work, and life in general. Sometimes though you need to just do something for yourself.  That's where we come in! We offer evening and weekend programs and workshops geared towards adults that help to enrich your mind and body.  Join us for these fun-filled and informative programs! These programs are all open to Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents! Click here to view the adult community school programs on our website.
Roxbury Community School - Kids Corner
The Roxbury Community School offers courses and workshops year-round for children of all ages. 

Children need to be registered in the school's they attend for the after-school programs. Evening and weekend programs are open to Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents. Click here to view the kid's corner community school programs on our website.
Information from Roxbury Township and Local Organizations
Keep up-to-date with everything going on in Roxbury Township. 
Click here for township information.

Click here for the latest edition of the Township's Monthly What's Happening E-Newsletter filled with upcoming district, township, and recreation events for all ages!

Roxbury Public Library
Go to to access Roxbury Library's upcoming Events Calendar for adults and children. Register online for programs or call the library at (973) 584-2400. For general information, contact comments@roxburylibrary.orgClick here to view Roxbury Library's upcoming programs in events in our Virtual Backpack under the flyer section.

Follow Roxbury Township Public Library for updates.

Roxbury Recreation
The Recreation Department at Roxbury Township is proud to offer programs for residents of all ages. Here in Roxbury there are an abundant number of youth sports and activities, a lake complex which provides for summer beach fun, beautiful parks, immaculate athletic fields, playgrounds for the little ones and trails for the adventurous. Click here to visit Roxbury Recreation's website for upcoming sports, activities, and information!

Follow Roxbury Recreation for updates and programs.

Mount Arlington Recreation
Mt Arlington Rec is a group of volunteers appointed by the Mayor with the goal to coordinate and administer the recreation needs of the Borough. They work together with community volunteers to offer quality recreational programs for the entire family. Click here to visit Mount Arlington Recreation's website for upcoming programs, events, and activities!

Follow Mount Arlington Borough for updates and programs.
Community Bulletin Board and News

2020 Virtual Lake Loop Challenge - Bike, Run, Paddle 
Join the challenge October 1-11 - Register today! 
As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation's annual Lake Loop bike, run, paddle has been reimagined as the Virtual Lake Loop Challenge!

Lake Loop will still celebrate Lake Hopatcong as a recreational resource, only now we will come together virtually, with a goal of getting active for 2,020 hours and raising $60,000 to support the lake environment and enhance the lake experience for all.

Let's challenge ourselves, cheer each other on, support New Jersey's largest lake, and put "2020" behind us! Click here for more information and to register now!

UPDATED: Buy-A-Brick Campaign to Help Improve Main Street
Roxbury Township's Main Street Committee invites you to help support their fundraising efforts to continue the beautification of Main Street in Succasunna. Remember a loved one or engrave your name in history! Engraved bricks cost $150 each. Group/bulk orders of ten (10) or more bricks submitted together can pay a discounted price of $125 per brick. Proceeds benefit the continued beautification of Main Street in Succasunna. The bricks are installed in the courtyard surrounding the Victorian Clock by the Gazebo at the Library. Remember a loved one. Honor your family's name on historic Main Street. Salute your graduate! Click here for more information and the order form or contact Michele O'Halloran at Town Hall 973-448-2002 or
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