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January 2021 Principal's Message

January 2021


Dear Holman Families:


Happy New Year and Welcome Back!  I hope that everyone was able to enjoy the long Winter Break with family.  


Report Cards

Please be sure you are ready to access your child’s report card on the district portal website.  Report cards were available on the portal to parents on January 5th. Also, please remember that if your Portal log-in does not work, please try the “Forgot My Password” link above BEFORE contacting support, as most issues will be resolved through that feature.  Please note that the “Forgot Password” link will work only with parents who have an email as their login ID. For questions or problems with your login ID’s or password (or if you do not have them), please send an email to and include your name and phone number, as well as your child’s name, school, grade, student ID number and the problem you are experiencing and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.


HOPE meeting

The next virtual meeting will be on January 27th, 2021 at 7:00pm.  All are welcome to attend.  HOPE will be discussing upcoming events for the remainder of the year.  

Topic: HOPE January Monthly Meeting
Time: Jan 27, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 955 0391 4784
Passcode: C2FKX8


Winter is here…..

With the weather getting colder, please visit the district website for all information involving school closings and delays.  You may find this information by starting on the district’s main site (, highlighting the “Calendars and Hours” tab and clicking on “School Hours”.  

Please review and update your emergency information contacts in the event that we need to use this information should we have an emergency early closing due to inclement weather.  You may do this in Parent Portal.


Remember, before sending your child out to the bus stop or dropping them off at school, please take a few moments to make sure that they are dressed appropriately for the weather.  Students should come to Holman School wearing clothing that keeps them warm during the school day.  Dressing your child in multiple light layers is recommended so that they can remove the top layer if they get too warm while indoors.  As the temperatures get colder, please make sure that your child is also wearing the appropriate outerwear, such as a jacket, gloves, hat, etc.


A.M. Carline Procedures:

Please be mindful of the AM Carline Procedures below:

  • Student drop off is between 8:35 A.M. and 8:45 A.M. at the SOUTH entrance (the entrance on the right hand side of the building by the loading dock)
  • Students must exit the car/vehicle from the PASSENGER/CURBSIDE ONLY in the designated area with teacher supervision – Please wait your turn….thanks!
  • Students are not permitted to walk across the parking lot unattended.
  • Please follow the “traffic flow” as designated by the cones
  • Be aware of traffic pattern; please do not move ahead or cut across the line

South entrance doors (the doors by the loading dock) close and are locked promptly at 8:45 A.M.; therefore, there is no access into the building from here after 8:45 A.M.   If you arrive late to the carline (after 8:45am), please park in the south parking lot (the lot on the right hand side of the building by the fields.) Late students must be escorted by an adult and signed in via the front entrance.  Thank you for your continued cooperation. 


Looking and Planning Ahead:


Holman School Pictures -  

Students who are currently on "Full Remote Learning", may sign up for a session on Tuesday, January 12th or Wednesday, January 13thSignUpGenius lists have been updated to now accommodate twenty (20) students for each fifteen minute session.  Also note that another day (January 13th) has been added for your convenience. Review the available slots and click on the appropriate button to sign up for a session.  Please fill out only ONE slot (QUANTITY "1") for EACH child in the household.

Attention "Full Synchronous Learners'' (Students who were in the Hybrid Learning program and are now currently working remotely with their classroom teacher on a daily basis). Please make sure to sign up through one of the SignUpGenius links above (January 12th or 13th) for one of the after-school photo session slots.

Any student coming into the building is required to fill out the COVID Health Form prior to having his/her picture taken.  Parents may wait in line outside with their child(ren) but students will have their picture taken in the gym lobby individually.

Students who attend Hybrid sessions at Holman will have their pictures taken on the day that they are in school during January 12th (Group 2) or January 13th (Group 1). 


To place an order with BNL pictures please click on this link.


Please note that only individual student pictures will be taken this year.  Group classroom photos will not be taken.


SEAC (Jackson Twp School District Special Education Advisory Council)

Virtual Workshop Presentation - Life After School- What’s Next Presentations: Division of Developmental Disabilities Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Values into Action, NJ- Support Coordination Agency Ocean County College-Office of Disability Services Monday, January 11, 2021 6:30PM -8:30PM. 


Board of Education Meetings

January 6, 2021


6:30 PM

Location: This meeting will be held via video conference.

For full details on how the public can participate, visit:

January 20, 2021

Combined COTW/Business

6:30 PM

Location: This meeting will be held via video conference.

For full details on how the public can participate, the participation link will be listed on the district site soon.


Please note....Schools will be closed on Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Schools will reopen on Tuesday, January 19th.


Once again, Happy New Year and best wishes for a happy and healthy year ahead.



Rich Karas

Principal, Holman Elementary