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Bear Tavern Students Receive Proclamation

On February 26, Bear Tavern alumni along with their teacher, Mrs. Virtucio, received a proclamation from the New Jersey Senate acknowledging their efforts to support Rev. Caldwell and his wife who were turned away from the Mount Airy Lodge on their honeymoon in 1957, due to the color of their skin. Thanks New Jersey Senator Turner!
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Important Note from HVRSD regarding recent events

February 15, 2018: As details of yesterday’s tragedy continue to unfold, like many parents and educators, I am trying to process and comprehend it.  When these tragedies occur, we go through a range of emotions: shock, anger, frustration, but most powerfully, a profound sense of sadness and concern.
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Important Flu Update from HVRSD and Local Health Officials

January 26, 2018: Health officials have informed us that this flu season is the most widespread in recent history.  We have have identified multiple cases of the flu across our schools and we are working with the Health Department and our School Physician to protect students and their families from the impact of the flu. <Click on the title to read more>
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E-Learning Comes to HVRSD!

Dear Hopewell Valley Families,

Last night the Board of Education approved two E-Learning days that will take place instead of opening schools on April 5 and 6.  I realize that the timing of this change is a challenge for some district families, but I think these days will provide us an excellent opportunity to put our work on blended learning into practice.

Our staff is working hard to create meaningful and relevant online lessons for our students. Many assignments will be available as early as today and definitely by Thursday afternoon.  I have included the FAQ’s below for your reference.

After the break, a survey will be distributed to parents and students to provide us feedback on the E-Learning Days.  We will also debrief with staff members from each building to discuss what worked and where we can make improvements.

Thank you very much for your patience and flexibility as we try something few districts have ever tried to accomplish.  Enjoy your break.

Sincerely,

Thomas A. Smith, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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HVEF Spring Gala

The Hopewell Valley Education Foundation will hold its 18th Annual Above and Beyond Gala on April 13, 2018. [click news headline to read more]
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Follow-up letter from Dr. Smith regarding student mental health

January 11, 2018: I am writing as a follow-up to my letter last week regarding student mental health.  On Tuesday evening, over 500 individuals attended a presentation at Rider University by Mr. George Scott from the Traumatic Loss Coalition.  The strong turn out and the number of follow-up questions that I have received indicates a need for resources.  In response, I have placed a “Hope and Help” button on the main page of our district website.  If you click this button you will have access to contact information for local mental health resources and the PowerPoint and video presentation from Tuesday evening.  We are also in the process of planning several additional programs related to mental health.  I will share details with our community once they are finalized. (Click Title to Read More)
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Local Scholarships Available to HVCHS Seniors on March 1

Feb 23, 2018: Local Scholarships will be available to seniors starting March 1 at 3 pm. You can access the online application on the HVCHS Counseling Services Scholarships page (or by clicking the headline above) beginning at 3 pm on March 1. The deadline to apply is March 15 at 3 pm. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Hastings in Counseling Services.
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Important Note From Dr. Smith About Student Mental Health

January 5, 2018: Over the past twenty months, neighboring school districts have lost school-aged students to mental health related issues. We are very fortunate that we have not faced the loss of a school-aged student in recent years; however, these issues touch us all as educators and family members. (Click the Title to Read More)
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