SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Now that the calendar has officially reached the middle of August, it is time for parents to start thinking and planning for students to return to school in September. It's also time to mark the planners and smart phones with important dates to remember.

All four schools in the Spotswood School District will be holding orientations for students entering kindergarten, second grade, sixth grade and ninth grade. Orientation dates are as follows:

  • Orientations for students entering kindergarten at the Schoenly School will be held on Friday, Sept. 2 at either 12:30 p.m. or 1:15 p.m. Parents and guardians will be notified by mail as to what time they should attend. The orientation is for both adults and children.
  • Appleby School will hold an orientation for second grade parents and guardians on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m.
  • Memorial Middle School will hold an orientation for sixth grade students at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. Parent training for Genesis will be held at 6 p.m. There will also be a Meet and Greet with new principal, Graham Peabody as well as a parent orientation at 6:30 p.m.
  • Spotswood High School will hold an orientation for incoming freshmen on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 8:30 a.m.

Back to School Nights are also set for September as all students in the Spotswood School District start school on Tuesday, September 6.

Back to School Nights are as follows:

  • Schoenly School - Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Appleby School - Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. (Michael Bartlett will hold his annual Grade 4 Band Information Night on Wednesday, September 14 at 5 p.m.)
  • Memorial School - Thursday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Spotswood High School - Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m.