Thomas Jefferson School

May 29, 2020
A Message from Our Principal
To All of Our Rams Families,

The beginning of June is upon us, which means the school year is almost at its end, and the summer is very close. Before we close out the school year, I want to thank you all for your participation in the many ‘virtual’ school-wide events that we’ve had such as our Spirit Days and Hero Appreciation Week, which we just closed out. The first week of June, our Physical Education Teachers have planned a Virtual Field Week, creating some fun and easy activities that you can do with your family, using household items. The link to this information is in this newsletter, will be posted on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on the Distance Learning Plans. 
For our 8th Grade families, we are still putting together our Virtual Graduation. The update letter from May 22nd is attached to this newsletter for your reference. If your child still has yet to email his/her audio file and personal statement (they may do both), please have them email these to Mr. Waxman ( ) right away so we can get them in the video. Please refer to the attached memo for details. 
Thanks again for another great week. Have a nice weekend and continue to practice those social distancing measures so that we, as a community, state and nation can recover safely and securely. 

Stay safe and be well. Thank you for your partnership,

David Waxman
Upcoming Dates and Reminders
June 5th-9th
Make-Up Work Days (No new work will be assigned on these days)

June 9th
Last Day of the 4th Marking Period

June 15th
Last Day of School/Report Cards Issued

8th Grade Memo from May 22nd
Distribution of Student Items Memo
Picking Up Medications from the School Nurse
Important Info Regarding 6th Grade Immunizations for 2020-21 School Year
Virtual Field Day 2020
TJ is hosting its first ever Virtual Field Day! Many thanks to Mr. Onischuk and Ms. Bogart for organizing this event and putting everything together. Click the button to learn how you AND YOUR WHOLE FAMILY can participate!
Virtual Field Trip Opportunity
Vacancies for the 2020-2021 School Year
Are you or someone you know looking for employment in the upcoming months? Then check out these opportunities to become part of the Rockaway Borough School District family! Spread the word.

7th & 8th Grade Science Teacher at TJ School
Full Time Position
Appropriate NJ Certification Required
Must be highly qualified in Science
Salary TBD based on the RBEA Teacher Salary Guide
Please submit letter of interest, resume and copy of certifications by June 15, 2020 to David Waxman at

Personal/Instructional Aides (Anticipated)
Lincoln & Thomas Jefferson Schools
60 College Credits Preferred
$15.00 per hour
Please submit letter of interest to Milissa Dachisen & David Waxman at

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Thomas Jefferson School - 95 East Main Street, Rockaway NJ 07866 - Phone: 973-625-8603