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Glen Rock BOE Further Restricts Homework Policy During Holidays

January 17, 2019

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Per requests from parents, the Board of Education has revised the district homework policy to reflect the issuance of no homework on holidays, in to addition to no work due immediately before or after.

The amendment, which was passed on Jan. 8, states “when schools are closed for religious holidays, no homework will be assigned immediately before the religious ...

Fair Lawn Teacher's Unconventional Methods Inspire Student Art

FAIR LAWN, NJ – Fair Lawn art teacher, Lauren Mandal, begins every class unconventionally.

She begins by hitting a gong with a rubber mallet, and then enthusiastically reads aloud her classroom mantra: "I am Smart, I am Kind, I Am Important, and I am an Artist!" The students repeat each line in unison, increasingly louder after each line.

There is nothing conventional ...

Fair Lawn Trustees Approve 2019-2020 School Calendar

FAIR LAWN, NJ – The Board of Education approved the district calendar for the 2019-2020 school year during their reorganization meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

The board approved the calendar – which was an item of discussion for two months among the board and members of the public – in an 8-1 vote.

Trustee Mark Spindel, a retired principal, was the sole “no” ...

Westmoreland School Children Take a Fringe Idea Mainstream

FAIR LAWN, NJ – On the chilly morning of Dec. 17 as the sounds of “O Holy Night” played softly in the background while clips of Charlie Brown showed on a projector, Westmoreland Elementary School students were busy making fringes on dozens of fleece blankets that sick children in North Jersey hospitals will be snuggling with come Christmas.

The schoolchildren were just a ...

$10K of Innovative Grants to Foster Creativity in Fair Lawn Schools

FAIR LAWN, NJ – From maker spaces, to mural supplies, to a new sensory room to de-stress, students in the Fair Lawn school district will get their creative juices flowing in the new year with the help of an innovative grant in the sum of $10,000.

Education leaders unanimously approved the grants for the seven elementary schools, two middle schools and high school during the board meeting ...

Fair Lawn Schools Begin Kindergarten Registration Jan. 14

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Fair Lawn Public Schools will begin kindergarten registration on Jan. 14, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year. Registration for Grades 1-12 will begin on May 6, 2019.

Please note the following information prior to registration:

• Online pre-registration must be completed prior to calling the Community School for an appointment. Please call for appointments after Jan. 2, ...

Columbia Bank STEAMS Ahead In Support of Fair Lawn High School

FAIR LAWN, NJ – Fair Lawn High School recently received a donation from Columbia Bank in the amount of $20,000. The money will be used for FLHS’s existing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) program to enhance the educational opportunities and activities for students.

“We are grateful to Columbia Bank for this generous donation as we ...

Glen Rock Community School Releases Winter/Spring 2019 Course Schedule

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The redesigned brochure for Glen Rock Community School's Winter/Spring 2019 course offerings is out! 

The Community School has revamped the K-12 offerings for enrichment, as well.

View the entire catalog at

Fair Lawn Radburn & Memorial Schools Back to Normal After Hoax

FAIR LAWN, NJ – After a bomb threat targeted hundreds of businesses, government buildings, libraries, hospitals and schools around the nation on Thursday, Dec. 13 – two of which were Fair Lawn schools -- everyone is safe, according to Fair Lawn Superintendent Nick Norcia.

At a board meeting that very evening, Norcia addressed residents telling them of the “spam email” ...

Glen Rock District Sets Kindergarten Registration for Early January

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year will be held at the Glen Rock Public Library from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 10 and Thursday, January 17, 2019. Children must be five years of age on or before October 1, 2019 in order to register. The school district is emphasizing that for the convenience of all families, no appointments are necessary, and all ...


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