The Monroe Pulse - Monroe Township School District News & Updates - October 2020
Monroe Township School District
News & Updates
A Message From Dr. Dori Alvich
Monroe Township School District Superintendent
Dear School Community,

Congratulations on a successful school opening! I hope that everyone was able to connect with your child(ren)’s teachers during the virtual Back to School nights. As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to the teacher or school principal. We are always available to help.

We are moving forward with the plan to return to in-person learning on November 16, the first day of the second marking period. The plan remains to return to the 4-hour session in-person with remote time in the afternoon. We will be following the hybrid model (Gold/Purple) cohorts to reduce the number of students in each classroom. We will be reaching out to all parents again to finalize your choice for the hybrid or fully virtual options. We will be providing more information as the date approaches.

There are some ways you can help prepare your child for the transition. All students and staff are going to be required to wear a face covering while in school buildings. It is good idea to try different masks and practice wearing them for longer periods of time to build up to the 4-hour day. If your child has a medical condition which prohibits face coverings, please communicate with your child’s teacher and principal. The second thing that can help prepare your child for in-person school is to assist young children with proper hand washing procedures. You can find hand washing tips on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html; and our school nurses have information on their school websites.

I do understand how hard this time has been on families and individuals. Throughout the spring, I provided many resources for mental health through the weekly emails. All archived messages can be found on the district website: https://www.monroe.k12.nj.us/Page/14705.

The district is proud to announce a parent evening! Raising Healthy Children During Very Challenging Times: A Discussion with George Scott on Tuesday, October 6 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. George Scott is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist known throughout New Jersey as an energetic and engaging speaker. His expertise helps bring professional staff and parents to a greater understanding of their role in raising healthy children. George Scott will present strategies to help parents support their children during these challenging times including dealing with stress in healthy ways, building relationships and dealing with fear. Here is the link to join the webinar: https://monroeps.webex.com/monroeps/onstage/g.php?MTID=eac5d13d770827d02f206f19c288cf666

Wishing you and your families well.
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GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING VIRTUAL LEARNING

The following video provides general information regarding Virtual Learning through Schoology (9-12) and Google Classroom (K-8) in Monroe Township. It can be accessed on the district website in the "Announcement" section or through the direct link below. 

The district has also begun to populate a Parent/Student Technology Tutorial Website. Within the website are short videos, tutorials, and resourses that may be useful when using digital tools throughout the school year. The website will be updated to reflect the technology needs within our learning community. The website can be found in the "Site Shortcuts" section on each schools webpage and a direct link to the website is locatd below.  

If you have specific technology questions please reach out to our IT staff at ITstaff@monroe.k12.nj.us
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2020 Board Members
Mr. Steven Riback, Board President
Ms. Kathy Kolupanowich, Board Vice President
Ms. Michele Arminio
Mr. Ken Chiarella
Ms. Jill DeMaio
Mr. Adi Nikitinsky
Mr. Andy Paluri
Ms. Rupa Siegel
Mr. Peter Tufano

Jamesburg Representative
Mr. Paul Rutsky

Student Board Members
Ms. Kayleigh Craver
Mr. Samarra Jain
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