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    FEBRUARY 24, 2021

    Important Message for Parents/Guardians - 4 Day In-Person Learning will begin at RMS on Monday, March 1.  Please make sure that your student's Covid-19 Daily Pre-Screening Form is submitted by 7am on In-Person Learning Days.  More information regarding In-Person Learning will be sent out later this week.

    2021 Spring Conferences - Please click here to review information regarding the upcoming Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences.

    RMS Monthly Calendar - Please click here to view the March Parent Calendar.

    Spring Sports Update - We are optimistic for Spring Sports.  Sports forms are currently being accepted now through March 10, 2021.  NO LATE forms will be accepted.  Please click the link provided to find all information and forms needed.  https://sites.google.com/readington.k12.nj.us/rms-health-office/athletics?authuser=0

    Readington Board of Education Member Vacancy - The Readington Board of Education is seeking a township resident to fill a seat that was recently vacated. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Readington Board of Education, please click here to see the notice of vacancy for information on eligibility and the application process. The deadline for applications is Sunday, March 7, 2021.

    Message from the School Nurses – COVID Information- Please click here to see a message from the school nurses with information on when to keep your child home from school when they are feeling sick and when you are required to quarantine due to travel to restricted locations.  If you keep your child home for any reason on a scheduled school day, you must complete the Covid Assurance Form by 7AM, and notify the school office at 534-2113, prompt #1. The health and safety of our students and staff continue to be our first priority.  Please continue to follow strict health and safety guidelines. The daily screening forms are very important for each school to monitor the health and safety of all students, staff, and faculty. You will begin to receive text reminders to complete the Covid Assurance form.  Thank you for your continuous support and your flexibility as we strive to balance the academic and health needs of our students and our community. 

    Attention 8th Grade Parents/Guardians - Please click the link provided to review Mr. Conolly's website regarding your student's 8th Grade High School Transition. https://sites.google.com/readington.k12.nj.us/rms-school-counseling/rms-counselors/mr-connelly-class-of-2021/high-school

    March Spirit Days - Click here

    Gifted and Talented Program - Parent nomination forms for the Readington Gifted and Talented Program are currently available on the district website. They must be completed online no later than March 24th. Since the assessment process will begin immediately following the nomination deadline, late entries cannot be accepted.

    Inquisitive Learning - Please click here to review this month's inquisitive learning information.

    i-Ready Diagnostic Information - Students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade will be taking the second i-Ready Math Diagnostic within the next several weeks. Your child's teacher will provide you with the specific dates for their class. Please CLICK HERE for additional information including a short video on how to support your child. Diagnostic 2 Results: Please CLICK HERE for information on how to view your child's results on the second Math Diagnostic.

    Nature and Garden Club Information - The Nature and Garden Club will be running virtually for 10 weeks this spring. We will meet every Wednesday from 2:40-3:40 starting on March 24 and ending on June 2nd. Email Ms. Birmingham if you are interested in joining.

    RMS Student Council Fundraiser - The RMS Student Council has just launched the fundraiser, RMS "Stronger Together" Campaign! Through the Bonfire website, the staff and community can purchase official RMS Viking face masks and “Stronger Together” apparel.  The “Stronger Together” apparel includes t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, crew neck sweatshirts, hoodies, and tank tops.  Both adult and youth sizes are available to purchase.  The profits made from the RMS "Stronger Together" Campaign will be donated to the New Jersey Association of Student Councils State Charity: Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, local food pantries in Hunterdon County, and America's Grow-A-Row. In addition, a portion of the profits will be used to fund future RMS events hosted by the Student Council.  Email the Student Council Advisors, Stephanie Sperone and Jennelle Dahler, via email if you have any questions about the fundraiser.  Thank you for your support!  Link to participate in fundraiser:  https://www.bonfire.com/store/rms-stuco/ 
     
    2021-2022 District Calendar- The 2021-2022 School Calendar and School Hours were board approved at the February 23 BOE meeting and have been posted to the district website. To access, please click here.  
     
    Readington Summer Enrichment -   Look beyond all the snow! Summer is on the horizon. Readington Summer Enrichment program pre-registration is now open, with no payment due at this time.  Half and Full day programs are available, with programs running in July (7/26-30) and August (8/2-6).  For more information, please see our Website and Course Catalog.  Please Pre-Register Here.  Questions? Colleen M Ogden, Summer Enrichment Coordinator (cogden@readington.k12.nj.us)

    New Free Breakfast and Lunch Program Open to All Students - The Readington Township School District has been approved to participate in a free lunch and breakfast program which will be available to all registered students. Please review and complete this form if you are interested in receiving delivery of free breakfast and lunch for your child(ren). Please contact Gaye Villa at 908-534-2895 or gvilla@readington.k12.nj.us  if you have any questions. Thank you. 

     

    READINGTON HSA NEWS

    Spirit Wear Sale LAST DAY  - The H.S.A.'s spring spirit wear last day is TODAY!  Stock up on shirts and gear for your current school or the school your child will be entering in the fall.  Click here to access the online store.  Questions? Contact Jodi Bettermann at readingtonschoolshsa@gmail.com.
     
    District-wide Virtual Book Fair Coming Soon - The H.S.A. is trying something new for our spring book fairs.  We will host a district-wide Spring Book Fair March 1-14 using Follett Book Fairs as our vendor.  Click here for a letter for families.
     
    Save the Date for Spring Basket Auction - The H.S.A.'s spring event will be a Socially Distant Basket Auction held on April 17. There will be many great prizes.  Click here for the flyer and save the date!
     
     

     

    FEBRUARY 17, 2021

    Important Message for Parents/Guardians - If you have not yet filled out the Expansion of In-Person Learning Options Form, we ask that you complete this form no later than Thursday, February 18.  Please find it in Genesis under the Forms Tab.  

    Additional Math Time at RMS - This has been a challenging year, but we continue to look for ways to improve the educational experience.  The math teachers will begin providing additional instruction one day per week in the afternoons, which will be mandatory for your children.  This added time will allow teachers to cover more of the standards.  The teachers will communicate the schedule to your children, including the meeting link, date and time.  This will begin the week of February 22.  

    RMS Monthly Calendar - Please click here to view the February Calendar.

    Attention 8th Grade Parents/Guardians - Please click the link provided to learn more about the upcoming HCRHS scheduling process for your student. https://sites.google.com/readington.k12.nj.us/rms-school-counseling/rms-counselors/mr-connelly-class-of-2021/high-school   Also, see this message from the HSA - 8th Grade Parents Transition to Central Info - The H.S.A. is hosting a Parent Meeting on Thursday, February 18th, at 6:30 p.m. for parents who have questions about transitioning to Hunterdon Central.  Come hear from parents who have students currently at Central and can help answer RMS specific questions with a parent's perspective.  Click here for the flyer. 

    Message from the School Nurses – COVID Information- Please click here to see a message from the school nurses with information on when to keep your child home from school when they are feeling sick and when you are required to quarantine due to travel to restricted locations. Included is a helpful chart on Why You Can’t Test Out of COVID-19 Quarantine.  Any students who opt to work virtually on their scheduled in-person day, must still complete the Covid Assurance Form by 7AM and contact the school office on 534-2113, prompt #1.  The health and safety of our students and staff continue to be our first priority.  Please continue to follow strict health and safety guidelines. The daily screening forms are very important for each school to monitor the health and safety of all students, staff, and faculty. You will begin to receive text reminders to complete the Covid Assurance form.  Thank you for your continuous support and your flexibility as we strive to balance the academic and health needs of our students and our community. 

    Gifted and Talented Program - Parent nomination forms for the Readington Gifted and Talented Program are currently available on the district website. They must be completed online no later than March 24th. Since the assessment process will begin immediately following the nomination deadline, late entries cannot be accepted.

    Spring Sports Update - We are optimistic for Spring Sports.  Sports forms are currently being accepted now through March 10, 2021.  NO LATE forms will be accepted.  Please click the link provided to find all information and forms needed.  https://sites.google.com/readington.k12.nj.us/rms-health-office/athletics?authuser=0

    February Spirit Days - click here

    Inquisitive Learning - Think about the last time a book, movie, or conversation sparked your curiosity. When something ignites your curiosity, regions of your brain associated with reward, memory, and motivation actually "fire up" with activity. In other words, curiosity can be a great motivator that makes the brain sincerely want to learn.  CLICK HERE to read the full article: 5 Strategies to Inspire Curiosity in Students by Tracy Oswald Kowald

    i-Ready Diagnostic Information - Students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade will be taking the second i-Ready Math Diagnostic within the next several weeks. Your child's teacher will provide you with the specific dates for their class. Please CLICK HERE for additional information including a short video on how to support your child. Diagnostic 2 Results: Please CLICK HERE for information on how to view your child's results on the second Math Diagnostic.

    Readington Summer EnrichmentLook beyond all the snow! Summer is on the horizon. Readington Summer Enrichment program pre-registration is now open, with no payment due at this time.  Half and Full day programs are available, with programs running in July (7/26-30) and August (8/2-6).  Please Pre-Register Here.  Questions? Colleen M Ogden, Summer Enrichment Coordinator (cogden@readington.k12.nj.us)

    Nature and Garden Club Information - The Nature and Garden Club will be running virtually for 10 weeks this spring. We will meet every Wednesday from 2:40-3:40 starting on March 24 and ending on June 2nd. Email Ms. Birmingham if you are interested in joining.

    RMS Student Council Fundraiser - The RMS Student Council has just launched the fundraiser, RMS "Stronger Together" Campaign! Through the Bonfire website, the staff and community can purchase official RMS Viking face masks and “Stronger Together” apparel.  The “Stronger Together” apparel includes t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, crew neck sweatshirts, hoodies, and tank tops.  Both adult and youth sizes are available to purchase.  The profits made from the RMS "Stronger Together" Campaign will be donated to the New Jersey Association of Student Councils State Charity: Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, local food pantries in Hunterdon County, and America's Grow-A-Row. In addition, a portion of the profits will be used to fund future RMS events hosted by the Student Council.  Email the Student Council Advisors, Stephanie Sperone and Jennelle Dahler, via email if you have any questions about the fundraiser.  Thank you for your support!  Link to participate in fundraiser:  https://www.bonfire.com/store/rms-stuco/ 

    2020-2021 Revised District Calendar - The revised 2020-2021 District Calendar was board approved at the February 9 BOE meeting and has been posted to the district website. To access, please click here.  Please note schools are now open on March 19 and April 12, 2021 as snow make-up days.  

    New Free Breakfast and Lunch Program Open to All Students - The Readington Township School District has been approved to participate in a free lunch and breakfast program which will be available to all registered students. Please review and complete this form if you are interested in receiving delivery of free breakfast and lunch for your child(ren). Please contact Gaye Villa at 908-534-2895 or gvilla@readington.k12.nj.us  if you have any questions. Thank you. 

     

    READINGTON HSA NEWS

    8th Grade Parents Transition to Central Info - The H.S.A. is hosting a Parent Meeting on Thursday, February 18th, at 6:30 p.m. for parents who have questions about transitioning to Hunterdon Central.  Come hear from parents who have students currently at Central and can help answer RMS specific questions with a parent's perspective.  Click here for the flyer with Zoom credentials. Contact Jodi Bettermann at readingtonschoolshsa@gmail.com with questions.
     
    Spirit Wear Sale  - The H.S.A.'s spring spirit wear sale is here!  Stock up on shirts and gear for your current school or the school your child will be entering in the fall.  Click here to access the online store.  Questions? Contact Jodi Bettermann at readingtonschoolshsa@gmail.com.
     
    District-wide Virtual Book Fair Coming Soon - The H.S.A. is trying something new for our spring book fairs.  We will host a district-wide Spring Book Fair March 1-14 using Follett Book Fairs as our vendor.  Click here for the flyer.
     
    Save the Date for Spring Basket Auction - The H.S.A.'s spring event will be a Socially Distant Basket Auction held on April 17. There will be many great prizes.  Click here for the flyer and save the date!

     

     

    FEBRUARY 10, 2021

    Important message for Parents/Guardians - If you have not yet filled out the Expansion of In-Person Learning Options Form, we ask that you complete this form as soon as possible.  Please find it in Genesis under the Forms Tab.  

    Schedule Reminders/Changes  - 

    • Friday, February 12 is an Early Dismissal Day.  School will end at 12pm.  There will be no teacher mentoring or teacher office hours.
    • Monday, February 15 school is closed in observance of Presidents Day
    • Wednesday, February 17 is NOT a Virtual Day.  A Day Students are scheduled for in-person learning

    RMS Monthly Calendar - Please click here to view the February Calendar.

    RMS 2020-2021 Yearbook Sale - ONLINE PURCHASES ONLY!  8th grade ads are ALSO for sale! Purchase yours by February 17, 2021!  If your child would like a yearbook, it is extremely important that you order one as soon as possible. **Yearbooks and ads will NOT be available for purchase after this date**  Use this link for all the details /site/Default.aspx?PageID=675

    Attention 8th Grade Parents/Guardians - Please click the link provided to learn more about the upcoming HCRHS scheduling process for your student. https://sites.google.com/readington.k12.nj.us/rms-school-counseling/rms-counselors/mr-connelly-class-of-2021/high-school   Also, see this message from the HSA8th Grade Parents Transition to Central Info - The H.S.A. is hosting a Parent Meeting on Thursday, February 18th, at 6:30 p.m. for parents who have questions about transitioning to Hunterdon Central.  Come hear from parents who have students currently at Central and can help answer RMS specific questions with a parent's perspective.  Click here for the flyer.

    Message from the School Nurses – COVID Information- Please click here to see a message from the school nurses with updated information on when to keep your child home from school when they are feeling sick and when you are required to quarantine due to travel to restricted locations. Included is a helpful chart on Why You Can’t Test Out of COVID-19 Quarantine.  Any students who opt to work virtually on their scheduled in-person day, must still complete the Covid Assurance Form by 7AM and contact the school office on 534-2113, prompt #1.  The health and safety of our students and staff continue to be our first priority.  Please continue to follow strict health and safety guidelines. The daily screening forms are very important for each school to monitor the health and safety of all students, staff, and faculty. You will begin to receive text reminders to complete the Covid Assurance form.  Thank you for your continuous support and your flexibility as we strive to balance the academic and health needs of our students and our community. 

    Spring Sports Update - We are optimistic for Spring Sports.  Sports forms are currently being accepted now through March 10, 2021.  NO LATE forms will be accepted.  Please click the link provided to find all information and forms needed.  https://sites.google.com/readington.k12.nj.us/rms-health-office/athletics?authuser=0

    February Spirit Days - click here

    Inquisitive Learning - Think about the last time a book, movie, or conversation sparked your curiosity. When something ignites your curiosity, regions of your brain associated with reward, memory, and motivation actually "fire up" with activity. In other words, curiosity can be a great motivator that makes the brain sincerely want to learn.  CLICK HERE to read the full article: 5 Strategies to Inspire Curiosity in Students by Tracy Oswald Kowald

    i-Ready Diagnostic InformationStudents in grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade will be taking the second i-Ready Math Diagnostic within the next several weeks. Your child's teacher will provide you with the specific dates for their class. Please CLICK HERE for additional information including a short video on how to support your child. Diagnostic 2 Results: Please CLICK HERE for information on how to view your child's results on the second Math Diagnostic.

    2020-2021 Revised District CalendarThe revised 2020-2021 District Calendar was board approved at the February 9 BOE meeting and has been posted to the district website. To access, please click here.  Please note schools are now open on March 19 and April 12, 2021 as snow make-up days.  

    Readington Summer Enrichment - New & Improved! August!!! July! Full Day!!! Half Day!! In response to requested feedback, the Readington Summer Enrichment program has been redesigned to include full and half day programs in both July (7/26-30)  and August (8/2-6)..  You will be able to select 3-day and/or 5-day workshops.  District safety precautions will be carefully followed. Program registration will begin Friday, 2/12, with no payment being required at that time. Please Pre-Register Here. Questions? Colleen M. Ogden, Summer Enrichment Coordinator (cogden@readington.k12.nj.us)   

    RMS Student Council Fundraiser - The RMS Student Council has just launched the fundraiser, RMS "Stronger Together" Campaign! Through the Bonfire website, the staff and community can purchase official RMS Viking face masks and “Stronger Together” apparel.  The “Stronger Together” apparel includes t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, crew neck sweatshirts, hoodies, and tank tops.  Both adult and youth sizes are available to purchase.  The profits made from the RMS "Stronger Together" Campaign will be donated to the New Jersey Association of Student Councils State Charity: Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, local food pantries in Hunterdon County, and America's Grow-A-Row. In addition, a portion of the profits will be used to fund future RMS events hosted by the Student Council.  Email the Student Council Advisors, Stephanie Sperone and Jennelle Dahler, via email if you have any questions about the fundraiser.  Thank you for your support!  Link to participate in fundraiser:  https://www.bonfire.com/store/rms-stuco/ 

    Curbside pick-up....for library books! - Mrs. Singer offers curbside pick-up on Thursday afternoons from 1:00-2:30 for library books placed on hold through the Destiny catalog. Click this link to learn more or to schedule a pick-up!

    New Free Breakfast and Lunch Program Open to All Students - The Readington Township School District has been approved to participate in a free lunch and breakfast program which will be available to all registered students. Please review and complete this form if you are interested in receiving delivery of free breakfast and lunch for your child(ren). Please contact Gaye Villa at 908-534-2895 or gvilla@readington.k12.nj.us  if you have any questions. Thank you. 

     

    READINGTON HSA NEWS

    Spirit Wear Sale  - The H.S.A.'s spring spirit wear sale is here!  Stock up on shirts and gear for your current school or the school your child will be entering in the fall.  Click here to access the online store.  Questions? Contact Jodi Bettermann at readingtonschoolshsa@gmail.com.
     
    District-wide Virtual Book Fair Coming Soon - The H.S.A. is trying something new for our spring book fairs.  We will host a district-wide Spring Book Fair March 1-14 using Follett Book Fairs as our vendor.  Click here for the flyer.
     
    Save the Date for Spring Basket Auction - The H.S.A.'s spring event will be a Socially Distant Basket Auction held on April 17. There will be many great prizes.  Click here for the flyer and save the date!

     

     

     

    FEBRUARY 3, 2021

    Attention Parents/Guardians - Report Cards will be available to view in Genesis beginning at 3pm on Friday, February 5.

    RMS Monthly Calendar - Please click here to view the February Calendar.

    Superintendent Coffee Chat - Please join Dr. Jonathan Hart for the Superintendent Coffee Chat tonight, Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. via Google Meet. You may join the conversation via your computer/video or via your telephone/audio-only. Conversation Topic: District 2021-2022 Budget and COVID-19 Updates.  For more information, please click here.

    Expansion of In-Person Learning Options/Parent Form - The district is requiring all parents to select whether or not they wish to send their child to school when we enter the yellow phase of reopening.  You will do this by filling out a Genesis form titled Expansion of In-Person Learning Options.  Please use the link provided to read directions and fill out the form no later than February 5Expansion of In-Person Learning Options. For additional information, please click here to view Dr. Hart’s January 29th letter to parents.

    RMS 2020-2021 Yearbook Sale - ONLINE PURCHASES ONLY!  8th grade ads are ALSO for sale! Purchase yours by February 17, 2021!  If your child would like a yearbook, it is extremely important that you order one as soon as possible. **Yearbooks and ads will NOT be available for purchase after this date**  Use this link for all the details /site/Default.aspx?PageID=675

    Attention 8th Grade Parents/Guardians - Please click the link provided to learn more about the upcoming HCRHS scheduling process for your student. https://sites.google.com/readington.k12.nj.us/rms-school-counseling/rms-counselors/mr-connelly-class-of-2021/high-school

    Message from the School Nurses – COVID Information- Please click here to see a message from the school nurses with updated information on when to keep your child home from school when they are feeling sick and when you are required to quarantine due to travel to restricted locations. Included is a helpful chart on Why You Can’t Test Out of COVID-19 Quarantine. 

    Spring Sports Update - We are optimistic for Spring Sports.  Sports forms are currently being accepted now through March 10, 2021.  NO LATE forms will be accepted.  Please click the link provided to find all information and forms needed.  https://sites.google.com/readington.k12.nj.us/rms-health-office/athletics?authuser=0

    IMPORTANT PARENT REMINDER - Any students who opt to work virtually on their scheduled in-person day, must still complete the Covid Assurance Form by 7AM and contact the school office on 534-2113, prompt #1.  The health and safety of our students and staff continue to be our first priority.  Please continue to follow strict health and safety guidelines. The daily screening forms are very important for each school to monitor the health and safety of all students, staff, and faculty. You will begin to receive text reminders to complete the Covid Assurance form.  Thank you for your continuous support and your flexibility as we strive to balance the academic and health needs of our students and our community. 

    February Spirit Days - click here

    Inquisitive Learning - Think about the last time a book, movie, or conversation sparked your curiosity. When something ignites your curiosity, regions of your brain associated with reward, memory, and motivation actually "fire up" with activity. In other words, curiosity can be a great motivator that makes the brain sincerely want to learn.  CLICK HERE to read the full article: 5 Strategies to Inspire Curiosity in Students by Tracy Oswald Kowald

    i-Ready Diagnostic InformationStudents in grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade will be taking the second i-Ready Math Diagnostic within the next several weeks. Your child's teacher will provide you with the specific dates for their class. Please CLICK HERE for additional information including a short video on how to support your child. Diagnostic 2 Results: Please CLICK HERE for information on how to view your child's results on the second Math Diagnostic.

    Hunterdon County/Free At-Home COVID Testing - Hunterdon County is offering free at-home COVID-19 testing for those who work or reside in Hunterdon County.  Please refer to this link for more details: https://hunterdoncares.org/
     
    RMS Student Council Fundraiser - The RMS Student Council has just launched the fundraiser, RMS "Stronger Together" Campaign! Through the Bonfire website, the staff and community can purchase official RMS Viking face masks and “Stronger Together” apparel.  The “Stronger Together” apparel includes t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, crew neck sweatshirts, hoodies, and tank tops.  Both adult and youth sizes are available to purchase.  The profits made from the RMS "Stronger Together" Campaign will be donated to the New Jersey Association of Student Councils State Charity: Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, local food pantries in Hunterdon County, and America's Grow-A-Row. In addition, a portion of the profits will be used to fund future RMS events hosted by the Student Council.  Email the Student Council Advisors, Stephanie Sperone and Jennelle Dahler, via email if you have any questions about the fundraiser.  Thank you for your support!  Link to participate in fundraiser:  https://www.bonfire.com/store/rms-stuco/ 

    Curbside pick-up....for library books! - Mrs. Singer offers curbside pick-up on Thursday afternoons from 1:00-2:30 for library books placed on hold through the Destiny catalog. Click this link to learn more or to schedule a pick-up!

    New Free Breakfast and Lunch Program Open to All Students - The Readington Township School District has been approved to participate in a free lunch and breakfast program which will be available to all registered students. Please review and complete this form if you are interested in receiving delivery of free breakfast and lunch for your child(ren). Please contact Gaye Villa at 908-534-2895 or gvilla@readington.k12.nj.us  if you have any questions. Thank you.