In The Schools

September 24, 2020

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Board of Education at Thursday’s meeting accepted the resignation of board member Mallory Morales effective immediately.  It is anticipated that this vacancy will be filled by an appointment made by the remaining members of the Board at the first regularly scheduled ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield schools are now using the Zoom app on all District Chromebooks. Click for more information on how to use it. Cómo utilizar Zoom - para estudiantes Zoom App Video Zoom App Directions​​​​​​​ Following is an update from Michelle Aquino, Ed.D.

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WARREN, NJ - All Watchung Hills students will participate in instruction virtually today. The school said, “Due to a water main break affecting our water pressure in the building, we are unable to implement all necessary health and safety protocols. Thank you for your cooperation. A determination ...

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NEW JERSEY — For many New Jersey school districts, this week will mark the first day of class.  While all have prepared — opting for in-person, remote or a hybrid of the two — new coronavirus cases are to be expected, state officials said Tuesday.  “We have all the public health protocols and ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - We are very excited to welcome back our students on Tuesday. As we move into the holiday weekend, I just want to share a few reminders with you. First, as I mentioned at the board meeting and as the principals indicated in their welcome-back letters, because the first week of ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Student Device Pickup starts on Tuesday, Sept. 1. All device pickups will take place at the High School Gym Atrium located on 34 Wilson Ave. Students must be accompanied by a guardian to sign for the Chromebook. A face covering must be worn while picking up a ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield Mayor Michael Giordano, School Superintendent Dr. Michelle Aquino, and former Mayor and forum leader Janice Allen wrote a letter to the community regarding inclusivity, equity, and racism in the community. The letter follows in its entirety: We hope ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Newly hired IEF Principal Michele Fisher will not be remaining in Green Brook,  Superintendent Dr. James Bigsby said at Wednesday’s meeting of the Board of Education. Bigsby said he was informed on Monday that she was leaving to take a job in her home district of Hillsborough. The ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Board of Education unanimously voted on Monday to move the remainder of the 2020 board meetings to Thursdays. Superintendent George Alexis said that they would look at the calendar and try to schedule the board meetings to not conflict with Borough Council ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Board of Education unanimously selected Michelle Posehn to fill the board seat vacated by  Joseph Mattiassi. Mattiasi resigned from the Watchung Borough Board of Education effective July 20. The term expires at the end of the year. Board members and administration all ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -  “Go outside and play!” is the message that is coming from the NJSIAA, as it released its latest set of guidelines for the Return-to-Sports for the Fall of 2020.  Fall sports, with the exception of gymnastics and girls volleyball, will continue according to the current schedule, ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The first day of school for students in North Plainfield is Sept. 8, and this year, all students will start remotely through at least the first marking period. Superintendent Dr. Michele Aquino shared the news on Wednesday. “Student and staff safety are our priority,” ...

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NEW JERSEY — Weeks after attending the Last Dance World Series, which concluded in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that high school sports can stay on track for a fall opening day. "Some districts have already given notice that their teams will not be playing, as is their right, and we’re ...

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Schools must certify to the DOE that they are able to meet health and safety standards "We know the first day of school is not going to be like any other." -- Gov. Phil Murphy TRENTON -- At his COVID press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he would sign an Executive Order ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung  Board of Education approved the  Hybrid Model for In-Person Instruction for the 2020-2021 school year and approved the revised 2020-2021 District Calendar at its Monday meeting. The first day of school for students will be Sept. 8. Students will attend school either ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield School District has published Frequently Asked Questions and answers regarding reopening school this year.  Listed below are a series of questions raised by members of the North Plainfield Community at the 7/22 meeting of the Board of Education, as ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than 100 public school teachers from throughout Somerset County made it abundantly clear yesterday that they're not happy about having to return to their classrooms in September, fearful that school buildings are unsafe because of the potential for COVID-19 ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Parent Teacher Organization, PTO, announced plans Monday to host Food Truck Fridays​, a creative outdoor dine-to-donate fundraising event, to support district students and their families in the Watchung school system. The PTO organization is commencing fundraising ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Education was a main focus of Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 press conference in Trenton on Friday afternoon. Earlier,  he announced that parents who want their children to do online learning only would not be required to send their kids to school. “This is not going to be a normal ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Green Brook Board of Education will present its return to school plan at Wednesday's meeting of the Board of Education. . BOE Public Meeting – Wednesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. Attendees can register by clicking the link below. After registering you will receive an email with ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Joseph Mattiasi resigned from the Watchung Borough Board of Education at Monday’s meeting , effective July 20. The resignation ends his term on the board a few months early as his term was to expire at the end of the year.   The Board and terms ...

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WARREN, NJ - Three Warren Middle students and one teacher participated in a worldwide Virtual Choir that will be premiering today, Sunday, July 19th at 1:30 pm Over 17,000 singers are performing American composer, Eric Whitacre's piece, Sing Gently. The videos were recorded  in May. The students ...

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IRVINGTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy moved Thursday to put a computer in every student’s hands and internet connectivity in their homes. The initiative to bridge the so-called digital divide in New Jersey will cost $115 million and will be paid for mostly with federal grants. The rest will come from ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — The Berkeley Heights/Mountainside White Sox, a summer offshoot of the Gov. Livingston High School baseball team, defeated Oratory Prep, 8-5, Tuesday night in the opening game of the statewide Last Dance Tournament at Snyder Avenue Field. (Coverage to follow.) Before the ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA released its "Return to Play" guidelines on Friday, which essentially pushed back the start of the 2020 Fall Season one month, while eliminating half of the rounds of the state playoffs. If there is a change in the Governor’s Road Back, Restart and Recovery Plan for ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - After a previous virtual graduation , the North Plainfield Class of 2020 gathered on Wednesday to celebrate the first ever two session in person graduation. Senior Class President Teyanna Burke said” the West End is indeed the best end!”  “ We showed all the other ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It took Jonathan Holloway less than a week in his position as Rutgers president to make his first major move, announcing at a news conference that the university will be employing remote instruction for the vast majority of its students in the fall. Students pursuing ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield will celebrate the Class of 2020 on Monday, June 22 with a virtual graduation at 6 p.m. North Plainfield High School Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation For those with Verizon FiOs, It will also be broadcast in North Plainfield on Channel 40.    In ...

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  GREEN BROOK, NJ - Green Brook celebrated the eighth grade graduating class of 2020 and surprised IEF Principal Paul Fornale with a parade on Tuesday. And the GBMS Class of 2020 virtually graduated. See video here.  

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WATCHUNG, NJ- Watchung’s Bayberry School will have a new Principal for the 2029-21 school year.  The Watchung Borough Board of Education unanimously approved Denise Fichner as Bayberry Elementary School Principal with a start date between July 1, 2020 and August 1, 2020, pending clearance from ...

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