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All districts in NJ will be participating in the Start Strong diagnostic assessment this fall. The linked letter provides information as well as our testing schedule. The information we receive from these assessments should help provide input on the current performance levels of our students.

On-site COVID testing is no longer available for the district. With the removal of the staff testing requirement from EO-253, our district's partnership with our testing provider has concluded. 

 

The Pequannock Board of Education is considering the approval at the September 19, 2022 Board Meeting for Mr. Gibbs, the school district’s Business Administrator/Board Secretary, to apply to the State for a waiver for additional preschool classrooms as the preschool program has grown exponentially.  The school district currently has a large number of general education and special education students that are in need of a program. The waiver would allow the district to rent classrooms from the First Reformed Church, next to the Grace Chapel, in Pequannock.  The district is looking to rent three classrooms that could accommodate the district’s current needs.

The district will host a follow up event to help parents navigate our curriculum and understand what each component means. Our online curriculum platform is now available to view through the EduPlanet program. The public facing curriculum documents help families see the content of each unit of study. We have migrated the Health and PE curriculum to this resource, and intend to eventually provide access to all content areas.

The Parent University, which should be applicable to all content areas and grade levels, will be held at PTHS on Tuesday 8/30 from 6:00-7:30. Our slide presentation is available as a live document, as well. As always, please feel free to reach out with questions or concerns.

One of our community partners, Empty Bowls, raises funds for local food charities and educates people on issues of poverty and hunger in the local community and will be conducting pottery paint sessions to prepare ceramic bowls for their fundraising. Empty Bowls dinner.  They need volunteers to paint ceramic bowls at those events; all are welcome, with students in elementary grades needing to be accompanied by an adult. Please see the flyer for more details, including about the main event, which is a dinner at which, for a donation, guests gather to eat a bowl of soup and bread, then choose a ceramic bowl to bring home.  Proceeds from the 2022 Empty Bowls Project will support community members who are experiencing food instability through donations to the Pequannock Food Pantry and the Grains of Hope program.