SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The first day back-to-school for Spotswood School District students is Thursday, September 6. Teachers return on Tuesday, September 4. Spotswood Mayor Ed Seely and Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek will both be on hand to welcome the district's preschool through fifth grade students back on their first days of the 2018-19 school year.

Seely and Slavicek will be at the Schoenly School for drop-off on the first day of school in the district for students, September 6 and at the Appleby morning drop-off on Friday, September 7. The annual Mayor's Welcome for the younger students in the district will be held in conjunction with the Spotswood PTA.

The Spotswood PTA will also be on hand at next week's National Night Out at the Spotswood Municipal Complex on Tuesday, August 7. Their booth will have information about PTA-sponsored events for the upcoming school year in as well as a sand art table and Italian ices. Memorial Middle school students will be available to help out younger artists with their sand art.

The last day of school for Spotswood School District students will be Tuesday, June 25. This year the district voted to add five snow days into the calendar after last year's harsh winter caused a shorter spring break. If additional snow days are required for the upcoming school year, the days will be taken from spring break, which is scheduled for April 19 through April 26. Any unused snow days will be given back to the students Memorial Day weekend. For a copy of the 2018-19 Spotswood School District calendar, visit the district's website.