ANNUAL MEETING/AGENDA NOTICE
At the meeting of the Great Meadows Regional Board of Education held on January 5, 2016, the Board designated the new meeting schedule.
Governor's Educator of the Year Awards:
Governor’s Educator of the Year (Central School) Tjasa Bienus
Governor’s Educator Service Professional of the year (Central School) Michael Hann
Governor’s Educator of the Year (Liberty School) Joseph D’Agostino
Governor’s Educator of the Year (Middle School) Kimbra Miller
Governor’s Educator Service Professional of the year (Middle School) Eileen Caufield
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
Hackettstown Public Schools and the Great Meadows Regional District are pleased to offer an array of programs and services for students with special needs ages three to twenty-one. As public school districts serving students with ever-growing diverse needs and challenges, we strive to build programs that breed success. Our District staff are committed to providing specialized academic and behavioral supports and services to students with exceptional needs while maintaining inclusion with typically developing peers. We are excited to make those programs available to students in neighboring districts.
Dear GMMS Parents/Guardians, Please be aware that your child was sent home today with an important information concerning the water supply at the Middle School. We ask that please review that information. Even though there was no issue with the sinks and water fountains that provide water to our staff and students for handwashing, drinking and other purposes, there was issue with one sink in the Main Office. That sink is located in an isolated area and is not accessible or used by students. In an abundance of caution, however, water coolers and hand sanitizers have been placed throughout the building for hydration and sanitization purposes. In addition, all building water access points have been sealed and closed to avoid any possible contamination. This includes the kitchen facilities as well. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Marmolejos at the middle school, extension 204.
The district has switched to a new database system as of the 2016-17 school year. This new system replaces many older systems including the Honeywell Instant Alert system. It is important that all parents and guardians login to the new system to update their phone numbers and email addresses to prevent their missing important alerts from the school . . including school closures or emergencies. Please click the title above to be taken to a webpage designed to help walk you through updating this information.
Fall is in the air, but the mosquitoes are still here! Protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne viruses by practicing the 3 D’s of mosquito control: Drain, Dress, and Defend. DRAIN standing water from containers around your yard to eliminate mosquito breeding. DRESS to cover your skin by wearing long sleeves and pants when possible. DEFEND yourself by using EPA-approved insect repellent. If you are TRAVELING in the near future, learn where Zika is active before you go. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, contact your physician. Protect you and your partner from Zika. For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention website at www.cdc.gov/zika, or the New Jersey Department of Health website at www.nj.gov/health/cd/zika, or call the New Jersey 24/7 Zika Call Center at 1-800-962-1253. Thank you! From the Warren County Health Department at www.co.warren.nj.us/healthdept or at (908) 475-7960.
Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2019
The County has a new program called Swift911. Residents of Warren County and those of us who commute to Warren County, can register our cellphones, work phones, home phones, e-mail addresses, etc. to the Swift 911 program so we will be notified of any emergency situations going on in our immediate area. It's a great tool for emergency management personnel to get the word out about public safety alerts. For example say a perpetrator is in the area or a hostage situation is taking place. They can zone in on that immediate area and notify people in those neighborhoods of the situation and to inform them to remain in their homes. People can only be notified if there phone numbers and/or email addresses are registered with the system. If people already have a listed phone number (as appose to a private number) they will already be registered into the system automatically.
Dear Great Meadows Regional School District Community Members, Welcome to the start of the 2016-2017 school year. Our district will continue forward with its commitment of its success of all students, preparing for an array of positive educational experiences for this coming year. (Please click the title above to continue reading)
The GMRSD will provide quality educational opportunities that ensure the individual success of all students within a safe and supportive environment and to build life-long learners who will meet society’s challenges into and beyond the 21st century. To that end, it is anticipated that all students will achieve the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) at all grade levels.