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New Jersey State Department Of Education Seeking Parent Feedback On Remote Learning

June 2, 2020

NEW JERSEY - The State Department of Education is seeking feedback from Garden State parents on the remote learning practices that were instituted in school districts across New Jersey in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. The online survey is anonymous and is available in English and Spanish. Parents can access the online survey by clicking on the following links:

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South Plainfield High School Seniors Earn Seal of Biliteracy

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a virtual board of education meeting held last week, 13 South Plainfield High School (SPHS) seniors were honored for earning the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal, which is recognized by the New Jersey State Department of Education, certifies that a student is proficient in both English and a second language.

For 2019-2020, seniors Kaylee Basantes-Lllerena, ...

South Plainfield School District to Announce High School Graduation Plans June 1

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The announcement many high school seniors throughout the Garden State have been hoping for was rendered Tuesday with Governor Phil Murphy announcing that in-person graduation ceremonies, with restrictions, may take place after July 6. 

“To the Class of 2020: Beginning July 6th, schools WILL have the opportunity to hold outdoor graduation ceremonies that ...

NJ Graduations Can Start July 6, Ceremonies May be Split for Social Distancing

NEW JERSEY — Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tue., May 26, that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

The graduation ceremonies, Murphy said, will be permitted to begin July 6 as long as they ...

Field of Lights, Flags Displayed at South Plainfield Middle School 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At dusk on Thursday, the lawn of South Plainfield Middle School was transformed into a ‘field of lights,’ the flames from hundreds of candles illuminating three simple words – ‘Thank You Frontliners.’  The following morning, however, gone were the candles, replaced by hundreds of American Flags displayed in a field of red, ...

South Plainfield BOE Amends District Calendar – Last Day of School Now June 16

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the continuation of virtual learning, the South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE), at a virtual meeting on May 13, revised and approved changes to the calendar for the current school year. 

As a result of the change, virtual learning will take place on Friday, May 22; Tuesday, May, 26; and Tuesday, June ...

South Plainfield BOE Approves 2020-2021 Spending Plan

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a virtual Committee of the Whole meeting held May 6, the South Plainfield Board of Education approved, by a vote of 9-0 its 2020-2021 spending plan.

“This budget was built with the direction of the board and they had certain items that they wanted to ensure were covered this year,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Noreen Lishak. “So, with ...

A ‘Sign’ of the Current Times: Recognizing South Plainfield Students During the COVID Crisis

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For years, clap outs, picnics, promotion ceremonies, yearbook signing parties, and more have served as celebratory rites of passage for South Plainfield students in fourth, sixth, and eighth grade. While nothing can make up for these lost milestones and experiences, efforts are being made by the PTOs and PTSOs to recognize their students.

Over the coming week, ...

Murphy: New Jersey School Buildings Will Not Re-Open

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey schools will remain closed through the end of the school year.

Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement at today's daily press briefing.

“This is a difficult decision and I know that many students, parents, and staff would like to be able to return to school,” Murphy said. “However, I have been unwavering on the message that we need to make ...

South Plainfield Elementary Students Head to International Distance Learning Olympics

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –South Plainfield students from preschool through fourth grade are currently competing against their peers in the United States and other areas of the world as part of the first-ever International Distance Learning Olympics.

Prior to spring break, Jillian Mahon, the district’s preschool/adapted elementary physical education (PE) teacher, posted her idea to ...

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Community Conversation: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe This Summer

Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health at Atlantic Health System sat down recently for a Facebook Live where he shared some important information for parents about what they need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

 

Obituaries

Denise Rose Walker, 70, passed away on May 26, 2020, due to a stroke.    Born in ...
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Letters to the Editor

Message from Bishop James F Checchio

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MCSBA Unsung Hero Recognition Event

Letter to the Editor:

The Middlesex County School Boards Association and Association of School Administrators hosted the 34th Annual Student Recognition in-person Program honoring Outstanding Juniors and Seniors in the Middlesex County High Schools in 2019, with over 400 attendants.  The program began 34 years ago headed by Mark Finkelstein who is presently the Superintendent at Middlesex ...

Community Happenings

Kennedy Second Graders Take Virtual Trip to Disney World 

June 1, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Disney World may not be reopening until mid-July, but a group of Kennedy Elementary students recently took a virtual trip to the ‘most magical place on earth’ from the safety of their home. 

On the evening of May 21, second graders in Kathleen Wharton’s class logged onto their devices and, as a class, toured the famed Orlando theme ...

Peaceful Rally in Spring Lake Park Organized by South Plainfield High School Freshman Calls for Justice, Awareness and Unity

June 5, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – On the afternoon of June 4, over 50 people gathered at the gazebo at Spring Lake Park in South Plainfield to kneel in solidarity for George Floyd and all those who have lost their lives unjustly.  The event was organized by South Plainfield High School Freshman Olivia Payne, who initiated the demonstration on social media.  At 3:15p.m., the crowd ...

Middlesex County Unsung Hero Program Honors South Plainfield High School Students Olivia Olano and Drew Rachwal for Selfless Acts at School and in the Community

TRENTON, NJ – South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students Olivia Olano and Andrew “Drew” Rachwal were chosen as 2020 Middlesex County Unsung Hero award recipients.  For 35 years, the Middlesex County School Boards Association along with Middlesex County Association of School Administrators have recognized high school juniors and seniors who make outstanding ...

Hometown Hero Program Honors Veterans with Banners Lining Plainfield Ave. and Hamilton Blvd.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – To honor and recognize those who have proudly served and died in combat for the United States of America, the Hometown Hero Banner Committee has mounted banners along Plainfield Avenue to honor the fallen heroes.  The endeavor was implemented in September 2019 by the Borough of South Plainfield, in partnership with American Legion Chaumont Post 243, VFW ...

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Hi all!  It’s hard to believe that it’s June already, but here we are!  Hopefully, everyone has been staying safe and healthy.  Even though the South Plainfield Public Library is still closed, it doesn’t mean you can’t see us (virtually, of course) for some fun programs.  We have a full schedule in June, so hopefully you can join us.

Storytimes for ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...

Press Releases

19th Amendment Centennial Essay Contest Deadline Extended Through To June 15, 2020

June 5, 2020

19th Amendment Centennial Essay Contest  Deadline Extended Through To June 15, 2020

For South Plainfield Students grades 7th through 12th

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of women being granted the right to vote, South Plainfield 7th and 8th grade students, as well has high school students grades 9th through 12th are invited to submit an essay highlighting an activist who had a ...

Senator Diegnan recognizes the South Plainfield High School Seniors who were presented the official State Seal of Biliteracy .

Our hometown Senator Patrick Diegnan sends his congratulations to South Plainfield seniors  Kaylee Basantes-Lllerena, Liesl Co, Adrian Dominguez, Rafael Estrella, Julianne Ferraro, Nicole Freire, Jessica LaCross, Nicole Lujan, Gabriel Mont, Skylar Negron, Monica Paiz-Che, Saulio Quinchia, and Kevin Veliz for being awarded the State Seal of Biliteracy. The State Seal of Biliteracy recognizes ...

South Plainfield Debutante Seeks Public's Help With Fundraiser

       During this Pandemic, I understand first hand how important it is to help others. Just last week, my mother and I donated masks to Menlo Park Veterans Home for the essential workers because this is what we need to do , help one another. I am currently seeking assistance in my fundraising efforts.

I am Alexis Robinson, and I am a senior at South Plainfield High ...