- Johnson Elementary School
- Principal's Page
Principal's Message, October 16, 2020
Dear Johnson Families,
Important - Back to School Forms
Thank you to all our parents and guardians who have completed their Back to School Forms already this year. If you have not yet completed your forms, please do so. These forms are available in the Parent Portal under the Forms tab and include: Annual Notice, Publicity/Internet Publication, Acceptable Use of Internet, Emergency and Illness Info
Fill out the online form below and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Safe Schools Week will be held the week of October 19th – 23rd and Red Ribbon Week will be held the week of October 26th – 30th. Please check the links below or the website for the schedule of activities taking place those weeks.
Halloween will be celebrated at Johnson on Wednesday, October 28th for Group 1 and Thursday, October 29th for Group 2. Parents of students attending 5 days a week, please check the teacher’s class page for their scheduled day. Unfortunately, there will not be a parade or parties this year but we are encouraging the students to wear their costumes on their scheduled day.
TRAVEL ADVISORY REQUIREMENTS DURING OUR NOVEMBER BREAK
The district will be closed Nov. 2-6. Please remember that New Jersey's travel advisory calls for individuals traveling to or returning to New Jersey from states with increasing rates of COVID-19 to self-quarantine for 14 days from the time of last presence in the impacted states. See this link for the NJ Travel Advisory Information and List of States.
Under these state guidelines, if a staff member or child has been in any of the states on the advisory, he or she will not be allowed to attend school until 14 days after his/her last day in that state.
Remember that getting a COVID-19 test when you return does NOT eliminate the need to quarantine. Even if you test negative when you return from travel, the guidelines state that you should still self-quarantine for 14 days after the day you were LAST in one of the listed states/areas.
We kindly request that our families carefully weigh any decisions to travel to impacted areas and to be forthright and honest about travel to any areas on this advisory.
If you are traveling to these areas:
- If you are a parent of a CHILDwho will be traveling to an impacted area:
- Please contact your school nurseto alert them of who will be quarantining;
- The student should work remotely from home and keep pace with the class by following the lessons and work assigned in the Google Classroom. Teachers will work with quarantined students to communicate the work and expectations. As long as the student is signing in and attending the required Google Meets and completing assignments, attendance will count.
CONFERENCES ARE NOW DEC. 1-3
Parent-Teacher Conferences Will Now Be Held Dec. 1 - 3. Beginning on Monday, Nov. 9, you will be able to use the Parent Portal to schedule a conference with your child's teacher at a time that works for you. Conferences will be held virtually and also can be arranged by telephone. Please use the Parent Portal to schedule your conferences by Wednesday, Nov. 18.
See more information and instructions on how to schedule a conference on the Portal.
Fall Pictures will take place on Tuesday, December 1st for Group 2 students and Wednesday, December 2nd for Group 1 students. Please check the teacher's class page, if your child attends 5 days a week. A schedule for Remote students will be available closer to the date. Informational packets will also be distributed closer to the date.
HCJ PTO October News
Scholastic Fall Virtual Book Fair
The time is near, and we can’t wait to stock up on some new books! Our very first Virtual Book Fair.
October 6th – October 19th
Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, value packs, and more! Orders are delivered right to you home and you can take advantage of FREE shipping on book-only purchases over $25 (virtual resources and accessories are excluded from the FREE shipping promo).
It's a new school year…let’s instill a new-found love of reading!
Visit https://www.scholastic.com/bf/johnsonelementaryschool20 to place your orders before it’s too late.
$5.00 Boo Bags – Pre Order October 12th – 23rd
October is here, and that means Halloween is right around the corner and the students are always excited during this time of the year. Why not surprise them with a Boo-bag. All orders will be delivered the week of Halloween. For Pre-order form visit http://hcjpto.org/forms for all the details.
Paint kit w/paint brush
Bubbakoo’s Dine Out
October 22, 2020 11am – 9pm
Join us for a fundraiser to support HCJ PTO. Bring the flyer with you, show it on your mobile device or tell the cashier and we will receive 20% of the proceeds from your order.
Purchase your 2021 Community Discount Card now!
This unbeatable discount card is accepted at over 300 merchants in Aberdeen, Asbury Park, Colts Neck, Farmingdale, Freehold, Howell, Jackson, Manalapan, Manasquan, Marlboro, Old Bridge, Millstone and MORE! Check out https://route9community.com/ and remember that this list is updated often. The card will pay for itself in no time!
Complete the Google order form at http://hcjpto.org/forms for all the details.
The 2020 cards expire on 12/31/2020.
Dr. M. Raymond