•    .                             . Set your clocks back 1 hour!

     

    OCTOBER 28

    A/B Schedule Week of November 2Monday, November 2/A-Day, Tuesday, November 3/Virtual Day, and Wednesday, November 4/B-Day.  Schools are closed Thursday, November 5, and Friday, November 6.

    Election Day - Tuesday, November 3The district will be fully virtually on Tuesday, November 3 for Election Day.  No staff or students will be on-site on this date. 

    Clock Change Reminder - Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 1 - Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour.

    Important COVID-19 Information from the Nurse - PLEASE READ

    Teen CAP Program - In case you were not able to attend the Parent Information Night of the Child Assault Prevention Program, here is a link for you to watch a short video. https://youtu.be/VkTB_6vvKVs  Also, please click here to view a copy of the Parent Handbook.  Both the video link and the handbook can also be found on the RMS Counseling Services Tab on our Website.

    RMS Monthly Calendar - Please click here to view the November Calendar.  Please notice the addition of our RMS Weekly SEL Affirmations listed under each Sunday.
     
    Readington Board of Education Member Vacancy – Application Deadline is October 28 - 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 Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

    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 12:30-2:30 for library books placed on hold through the Destiny catalog. Click this link to learn more or to schedule a pick-up!

    Governor Educator of the Year Recognition Program – Nominations Due by October 30 - Each year, Readington Township School District participates in the New Jersey Department of Education Governor's Educator of the Year Program. This program recognizes excellence in education, a direct result of the hard work of our outstanding classroom teachers and educational services professionals (eligibility criteria for the list of educational services professionals).  One of the most meaningful gestures to show appreciation to our staff would be to nominate them for the Governor's Educator of the Year recognition. To make a nomination, please complete the  nomination form and return it to your building principal by Friday, October 30, 2020.

    RMS Picture Days - Picture Days will take place as follows:

    • Cohort A students - Tuesday, November 10 - during school hours
    • Cohort B students - Thursday, November 12 - during school hours
    • Fully Virtual Students - ONLY on Tuesday, November 10 from 12:30-2:45.  Please enter through the Old Gym Entrance in the front of the building.  Only students will be allowed to enter the gym - all parents are asked to wait in their cars.  Students will be temperature checked as they enter the building.

    Update Regarding the Music Education Program - Please click here to read an update regarding the Music Education Program.

    RMS Language Arts Program - Parents please see the grade specific important information below regarding your child's language arts program:

    Parent/Guardian Assessment Notification - New Jersey school districts are required by statute (N.J.S.A. 18A: 7C-6.6) to annually notify parents or guardians of any statewide student assessment or commercially developed standardized assessment that will be administered over the course of the school year.  Please CLICK HERE to review the district assessments for the 2020-2021 school year. 

    Superintendent Newsletter - Please click here to read the Superintendent Sentinel - Parent Newsletter.

    Readington Needs Your Help / Substitutes Wanted - We are working toward reopening schools for in-person instruction for all students. In order to do this, we need substitute teachers. If you have 60 college credits or have your NJ teaching certification and are looking for experience, you can be a substitute for us. This will help ensure we bring students back for in-person instruction. We pay a rate of $95/day. Please see the attached flyer for more information or simply click on the following link for a Google Form to start the application process, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa DeTommaso at 908-534-2896.

    NJDOE Virtual Instruction Toolkit - The New Jersey Department of Education has recently developed a toolkit for families.  As virtual instruction is playing a major role in schools throughout the state, the DOE provided this toolkit as a resource for families, students, and teachers to adjust to virtual learning: https://www.state.nj.us/education/reopening/virtuallearning/ 

    Attention 6th Grade Parents who received HBS Field Trip Reimbursement Checks - If you have not yet cashed your field trip reimbursement check from last school year, please do so as soon as possible.  Thank you for your cooperation!

     

    READINGTON HSA NEWS

    Invest in Your Child FundraiserInvest in Your Child, officially ends this Friday, October 30th.  Our goal is to raise $13,660 to continue to support educational opportunities in our local Readington Schools.  Thank you to all of the families who have already contributed!  We are currently at 60% of our goal. The donation request was reduced to $30 per family and the ability to sponsor a teacher was added for an additional $5 donation.  We have an online link through PTBoard for contactless donations.  Click here for more details! Thank you for your ongoing support of our H.S.A. activities. 
     

     

     

    OCTOBER 21

    Important Letter Regarding Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences - Please click here to read a letter from Mrs. Moffat regarding our upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences.

    Teen CAP Program Parents/Guardians, please join us tonight, October 21, at 7pm for a Virtual Teen Child Assault Prevention Workshop.  Please click here for more information regarding tonight's program.  Use this link to join the Workshop: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2180340753?pwd=TXhSODhKdkVMU25VSUhLY1R5TWdWUT09  Meeting ID is: 218 034 0753    Meeting Passcode is:  HWCAP

    Principal's Chat:  Mrs. Moffat is hosting the first virtual Principal's Chat of this school year on Tuesday, October 27 at 2 PM.  Parents are invited to join in for an open conversation about Readington Middle School.  The meeting link is:  https://meet.google.com/fjd-wpcs-btn?hs=122&authuser=0
     
    RMS Monthly Calendar - Please click here to view the October Calendar.

    RMS Spirit Days - Click here to view the RMS October Spirit Days.

    Update Regarding the Music Education Program - Please click here to read an update regarding the Music Education Program.

    Attention 6th Grade Parents who received HBS Field Trip Reimbursement Checks - If you have not yet cashed your field trip reimbursement check from last school year, please do so as soon as possible.  Thank you for your cooperation!

    RMS Language Arts Program - Parents please see the grade specific important information below regarding your child's language arts program:

    Parent/Guardian Assessment Notification - New Jersey school districts are required by statute (N.J.S.A. 18A: 7C-6.6) to annually notify parents or guardians of any statewide student assessment or commercially developed standardized assessment that will be administered over the course of the school year.  Please CLICK HERE to review the district assessments for the 2020-2021 school year. 

    Superintendent Newsletter - Please click here to read the Superintendent Sentinel - Parent Newsletter.

    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 12:30-2:30 for library books placed on hold through the Destiny catalog. Click this link to learn more or to schedule a pick-up!

    Governor Educator of the Year Recognition Program – Each year, Readington Township School District participates in the New Jersey Department of Education Governor's Educator of the Year Program. This program recognizes excellence in education, a direct result of the hard work of our outstanding classroom teachers and educational services professionals (see attached eligibility criteria for the list of educational services professionals).  One of the most meaningful gestures to show appreciation to our staff would be to nominate them for the Governor's Educator of the Year recognition. The nomination form for this year's program is attached. To make a nomination, please complete the attached form and return it to your building principal by Friday, October 30, 2020.

    Readington Needs Your Help / Substitutes Wanted - We are working toward reopening schools for in-person instruction for all students. In order to do this, we need substitute teachers. If you have 60 college credits or have your NJ teaching certification and are looking for experience, you can be a substitute for us. This will help ensure we bring students back for in-person instruction. We pay a rate of $95/day. Please see the attached flyer for more information or simply click on the following link for a Google Form to start the application process, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa DeTommaso at 908-534-2896.

    NJDOE Virtual Instruction Toolkit - The New Jersey Department of Education has recently developed a toolkit for families.  As virtual instruction is playing a major role in schools throughout the state, the DOE provided this toolkit as a resource for families, students, and teachers to adjust to virtual learning: https://www.state.nj.us/education/reopening/virtuallearning/ 

     

    READINGTON HSA NEWS

    Invest in Your Child Fundraiser – Final Weeks!  Invest today to help us reach our fundraising goal of $13,660 for the Readington H.S.A. this year.  The donation request was reduced to $30 per family per year and the ability to sponsor a teacher was added for an additional $5 donation.  We have an online link through PTBoard for contactless donations.  Click here for more details.

     

     

    OCTOBER 14

    Attention 6th Grade Students - Please take a look at this Welcome Back Video with some tips on your first day of in-person learning.  We look forward to seeing our B Day students tomorrow morning!    Welcome to RMS.mp4

    Important Letter Regarding Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences - Please click here to read a letter from Mrs. Moffat regarding our upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences.

    Important Letter Regarding In-Person Learning - Please read this important letter from Mrs. Moffat regarding our return to school next week.  Please click on the calendar for information regarding the daily rotation schedule.  Please click here for information from the Health Office.

    Superintendent Newsletter - Please click here to read the Superintendent Sentinel - Parent Newsletter.

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

    RMS Spirit Days - Click here to view the RMS October Spirit Days.

    Teen CAP Program Parents/Guardians please click here to learn about the Teen CAP Virtual Parent Workshop being held on October 21. 

    RMS Language Arts Program - Parents please see the grade specific important information below reagarding your child's language arts program:

    Parent/Guardian Assessment Notification - New Jersey school districts are required by statute (N.J.S.A. 18A: 7C-6.6) to annually notify parents or guardians of any statewide student assessment or commercially developed standardized assessment that will be administered over the course of the school year.  Please CLICK HERE to review the district assessments for the 2020-2021 school year. 

    Chromebook Technical Support for Students and Parents - If you are experiencing any technical issues with a Chromebook, please CLICK HERE to submit your issue or question, our support team will get back to you shortly.

    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 12:30-2:30 for library books placed on hold through the Destiny catalog. Click this link learn more or to schedule a pick-up!

    Student Lunch Deliveries - Please click on this link if you are interested in receiving lunch delivery during hybrid and/or virtual learning days. If you have already signed up, no action is required. This form is for NEW applicants.  Lunch Delivery During Scheduled School Days

    COVID-19 Child Care Assistance - Please click on this link for information on financial assistance for childcare.  Childcare Assistance Program

    Governor Educator of the Year Recognition Program – Each year, Readington Township School District participates in the New Jersey Department of Education Governor's Educator of the Year Program. This program recognizes excellence in education, a direct result of the hard work of our outstanding classroom teachers and educational services professionals (see attached eligibility criteria for the list of educational services professionals).  One of the most meaningful gestures to show appreciation to our staff would be to nominate them for the Governor's Educator of the Year recognition. The nomination form for this year's program is attached. To make a nomination, please complete the attached form and return it to your building principal by Friday, October 30, 2020.

    Readington Needs Your Help / Substitutes Wanted - We are working toward reopening schools for in-person instruction for all students. In order to do this, we need substitute teachers. If you have 60 college credits or have your NJ teaching certification and are looking for experience, you can be a substitute for us. This will help ensure we bring students back for in-person instruction. We pay a rate of $95/day. Please see the attached flyer for more information or simply click on the following link for a Google Form to start the application process, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa DeTommaso at 908-534-2896.

    NJDOE Virtual Instruction Toolkit - The New Jersey Department of Education has recently developed a toolkit for families.  As virtual instruction is playing a major role in schools throughout the state, the DOE provided this toolkit as a resource for families, students, and teachers to adjust to virtual learning: https://www.state.nj.us/education/reopening/virtuallearning/ 

     

    READINGTON HSA NEWS

    Clothing Drive is going on now!   Watch for the blue tarps located at TBS, WHS, and RMS.  The H.S.A. is collecting donations of used clothing, shoes, linens, bicycles, and more.  Please see the flyer attached for information on what will and will not be accepted. Please have donations in before 11am on October 17th.  Donations must be placed in plastic bags and tied or sealed closed.

    H.S.A. Business Meeting October 14 - Join the Readington H.S.A. for our first open public Business Meeting of the school year on October 14th @ 7PM.  Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. See agenda attached for meeting credentials.

    AmazonSmile for Prime Day - Did you know that you can donate to the Readington H.S.A. with your Amazon purchases?  The H.S.A. participates in the Amazon's AmazonSmile program where you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2885583 and AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of all eligible purchases to the Readington H.S.A.  With Prime Day going on October 13 and 14, make your purchases count and help support the H.S.A.

    Invest in Your Child Fundraiser – We are halfway there!  Check out our progress towards reaching our fundraising goal of $13,660 for the H.S.A. this year.  The donation request was reduced to $30 per family per year and the ability to sponsor a teacher was added for an additional $5 donation.  We have an online link through PTBoard for contactless donations.  Click here for more details.

    Student Directory – The Readington H.S.A. will be using PTBoard for our online Student Directory available to families who participate in the Invest in Your Child fundraiser.  To make our Student Directory accurate and useful to all, it is important to place your child into the correct classroom or, for RMS, the correct grade.  Click here for detailed instructions.  Contact readingtonschoolshsa@gmail.com with any questions.

     

     

    OCTOBER 7

    Attention 6th Grade Students - Please take a look at this Welcome Back Video with some tips on your first day of in-person learning.  We look forward to seeing our A Day students on Tuesday!   Welcome to RMS.mp4

    Important Letter Regarding In-Person Learning - Please read this important letter from Mrs. Moffat regarding our return to school next week.  Please click on the calendar for information regarding the daily rotation schedule.  Please click here for information from the Health Office.

    Superintendent Newsletter - Please click here to read the Superintendent Sentinel - Parent Newsletter.

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

    Superintendent Coffee Chat – October 7 - Please join Dr. Jonathan Hart on Wednesday, October 7 for our first virtual Superintendent Coffee Chat. Conversation Topic:  Mental Health and Wellness During COVID. Presented by: Readington Mental Health Professionals and Hunterdon Behavioral Health.  Please click here to view our video invitation. For more information and the Google Meet Link, please click here.

    Attention 8th Grade Parents/Guardians - Please click on this link to view information on the HCVSD Academies - HCVSD`

    Teen CAP Program - Parents/Guardians please click here to learn about the Teen CAP Virtual Parent Workshop being held on October 21. 

    RMS Language Arts Program - Parents please see the grade specific important information below reagarding your child's language arts program:

    Parent/Guardian Assessment Notification - New Jersey school districts are required by statute (N.J.S.A. 18A: 7C-6.6) to annually notify parents or guardians of any statewide student assessment or commercially developed standardized assessment that will be administered over the course of the school year.  Please CLICK HERE to review the district assessments for the 2020-2021 school year. 

    Student Lunch DeliveriesPlease click on this link if you are interested in receiving lunch delivery during hybrid and/or virtual learning days. If you have already signed up, no action is required. This form is for NEW applicants.  Lunch Delivery During Scheduled School Days

    COVID-19 Child Care Assistance - Please click on this link for information on financial assistance for childcare.  Childcare Assistance Program

    Chromebook Technical Support for Students and Parents - If you are experiencing any technical issues with a Chromebook, please CLICK HERE to submit your issue or question, our support team will get back to you shortly.

    Governor Educator of the Year Recognition Program – Each year, Readington Township School District participates in the New Jersey Department of Education Governor's Educator of the Year Program. This program recognizes excellence in education, a direct result of the hard work of our outstanding classroom teachers and educational services professionals (see attached eligibility criteria for the list of educational services professionals).  One of the most meaningful gestures to show appreciation to our staff would be to nominate them for the Governor's Educator of the Year recognition. The nomination form for this year's program is attached. To make a nomination, please complete the attached form and return it to your building principal by Friday, October 30, 2020.

    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/   

    The Library Media Center is Open! - You can't come in and browse the bookshelves yet, but you can always check out a book!  Starting September 10th, Mrs. Singer will offer curbside pickup on Thursday afternoons for books placed on hold through the Destiny catalog.  Click this link for helpful tips and to schedule a pickup under Print Resources! https://sites.google.com/readington.k12.nj.us/lmc-print-resources/digital-resources  

    Readington Needs Your Help / Substitutes Wanted - We are working toward reopening schools for in-person instruction for all students. In order to do this, we need substitute teachers. If you have 60 college credits or have your NJ teaching certification and are looking for experience, you can be a substitute for us. This will help ensure we bring students back for in-person instruction. We pay a rate of $95/day. Please see the attached flyer for more information or simply click on the following link for a Google Form to start the application process, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa DeTommaso at 908-534-2896.

    NJDOE Virtual Instruction Toolkit - The New Jersey Department of Education has recently developed a toolkit for families.  As virtual instruction is playing a major role in schools throughout the state, the DOE provided this toolkit as a resource for families, students, and teachers to adjust to virtual learning: https://www.state.nj.us/education/reopening/virtuallearning/ 

     

    READINGTON HSA NEWS

    Clothing Drive starts on Friday, October 9!    Watch for the blue tarps located at TBS, WHS, and RMS.  The H.S.A. is collecting donations of used clothing, shoes, linens, bicycles, and more.  Please see the flyer attached for information on what will and will not be accepted.  Our used items drive begins on October 9th and ends on October 17th.  Donations must be placed in plastic bags and tied or sealed closed.

    H.S.A. Business Meeting October 14 - Join the Readington H.S.A. for our first open public Business Meeting of the school year on October 14th @ 7PM.  Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.  RSVP to readingtonschoolshsa@gmail.com, and a link will be emailed to you in advance of the meeting.
     
    Student Directory – The Readington H.S.A. will be using PTBoard for our online Student Directory available to families who participate in the Invest in Your Child fundraiser.  To make our Student Directory accurate and useful to all, it is important to place your child into the correct classroom or, for RMS, the correct grade.  Click here for detailed instructions.  Contact readingtonschoolshsa@gmail.com with any questions.
     
    Invest in Your Child Fundraiser – The signs are up!  Check out our progress towards reaching our fundraising goal of $13,660 for the H.S.A. this year.  The donation request was reduced to $30 per family per year and the ability to sponsor a teacher was added for an additional $5 donation.  We have an online link through PTBoard for contactless donations.  Click here for more details.
     
    RMS Book Fair - Get your orders in by Sunday October 11, 2020! You can shop any age group (and even pick out a couple books for yourself!).  It runs from Sept 28th - October 11th.  Any book only orders of $25 or more ship free.  All orders ship directly home.  https://www.scholastic.com/bf/readingtonmiddleschool1  Any questions, please reach out to book fair chairperson Tanya Bowser (tanya.bowser@gmail.com) Here is a sampling of some of the books that will be available!  Never too early to start a little holiday shopping!  https://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/F20-MS-booklist/F20-MS-booklist.html#p=6