Please join Dr. Rosetta Treece, the Superintendent of Hopewell Valley Regional School District and Dr. Vicky Pilitsis, the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, for a Meet and Greet on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at 7pm in the Community Room at Central High School. This will be an opportunity to learn about their experience as educators, their philosophies as school leaders, and their vision in their new roles in the district. This will be an in person session and will be live streamed on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you there!
HVRSD Board of Education Meeting Monday, July 19 @ 7:00 pm Use this link to watch the meeting on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0kdfopUBA8Q
Greetings from Dr. Rosetta Treece, the incoming HVRSD Superintendent! Use the link below to view a video introduction from Dr. Rosetta Treece, the incoming HVRSD Superintendent of Schools. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qCBU9Zigj9JLKlZBK4P476N_n9ctTFUx/view?usp=sharing
HVRSD Regular Board of Education Meeting Monday, June 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm Use this link to join the meeting on Zoom: https://hvrsd-org.zoom.us/j/99921950745 Use this link for the Public Comment Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19kWHaVL30uKJP64-P6paoCx_MFUBLEJAXwJwt4r1Ao8/edit
The HVRSD website is being updated on Friday, June 18. This may result in the site being off-line for a short period of time. The updated website will be more user-friendly and help you to find information quicker. The mobile app will be updated in the near-future.
Special Board of Education Meeting: Superintendent Search on Monday, June 14 @ 5:00 pm Use this link for the Board of Education Special Meeting: https://hvrsd-org.zoom.us/j/99062098425 Use this link for the Board Meeting Public Comment Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DQQEFZ24aYGyODL_zPbV76YnZpLfqD0xtqoLQjR3r80/edit?ts=60c3771f Use this link for the Board Meeting In-Person Attendee Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Kbl041Fxa5XrxfwT4Cm8OOTWsMEAHNOESAy9VKYenCo/edit?ts=60c37767
Special Board of Education Meeting - Superintendent Search Monday, June 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm Please use this Zoom link to join the webinar: https://hvrsd-org.zoom.us/j/99246144527#success Use this link for the Board Meeting Public Comment Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSes2pVgB-mNlbHQP7Kl2uHyoB7zBZqi3U7Ws9mXgasHf-PfVQ/viewform?usp=sf_link Use this link for the in-person attendance form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqKKTOOHrAyHeZKMXNPMB_wgp5IWdSadHdNLZQAYM047OSRw/viewform?usp=sf_link
HVRSD was excited to bring this pivotal Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month presentation which emphasized both the contributions of AAPI citizens in the United States and the need for AAPI studies to be taught in schools in New Jersey. The video, titled Make Us Visible NJ, facilitated a conversation with activists and scholars from some of our local universities. Use the link to watch the video to learn more about how you can get involved in the movement. https://drive.google.com/file/d/12qjOjGejAXgx5QlYr3Gyb_55ksZ7cajM/view?usp=sharing
Author Emily Pan's Community Talk Recording is Now Available Use this link: https://hvrsd-org.zoom.us/rec/share/6ZOxAScv_6fsAFEV-f5dr4agHNokamEfWsgNFdiB4krgFNEfeplRT5KzF-RVDwNW.3v1l4nPyMslbrJEP Access Passcode: 54tMViT+
Information on HVRSD's Summer Programs: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14EUJpeo4A3E1E8q1wRcpzDeqyRUZHC5V/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1arpZiGz_iDAlsd8Ymj7VcVq0Hum2cBrn/view?usp=sharing
Hopewell Valley Green Week starts tomorrow!!! Join Us https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Ty_8mHf1k Details: https://sites.google.com/hvrsd.org/hopewellvalleygreenweek/home
HVRSD classes resume on Monday, April 5, 2021 Classes are fully remote April 5 - 9, 2021 Hybrid/In-person schooling resumes on Monday, April 12, 2021
HVRSD Parenting Conference this Saturday! From 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM via Zoom. Registration closes today. There is no charge for this year's conference! https://hvalliance.org/parentingconferenceinfo.html Keynote by co-authors William R. Stixrud, PhD and Ned Johnson of The Self-Driven Child
Below is an update on the current state of our schools related to COVID planning. Thanks to the commitment of our staff and the support of our families, we are one of only two districts in the area that has provided an in-person program for all grades since September. We have been meeting or exceeding the CDC school guidelines since we opened and our efforts are working. We continue to have the lowest number of cases and the most in-person days of any district in the area. In addition to providing in-person academics, our efforts have enabled us to be the only district in the area to run sports on all levels, including middle school. Our talented and creative staff also restructured our middle school and high school clubs and activities to provide additional opportunities for our students. On the elementary level, we expect to offer enrichment opportunities this spring. Next Steps Our goal is, and remains, the safe return to full-day, five days a week instruction for PreK-12 in this school year. The next steps will include the following: the combining of cohorts on the high school level so that all in-person students attend five days a week, the rolling return by grade-level on the middle school level, and the eventual expansion of the elementary and secondary in-person school day. We are also planning summer support programs for students on all levels. Specific details will be shared in the coming days and weeks. Although the COVID activity levels for our county have improved, we require your continued vigilance regarding social distancing outside of school, so we may continue with our plan. It is important to note that some of our return to school goals may be hindered by space and social distancing requirements that remain in effect. As the weather improves we will utilize outdoor spaces for classes and lunch to assist us in meeting our goals. At this time, we do not anticipate a mandatory move to remote learning after spring break. This stance is subject to change and is dependent on COVID cases, consultation with the Department of Health and school physician, and the commitment of families who travel and adhere to quarantine regulations when they return home after traveling. Remote and Hybrid Learning Expectations and Attendance Our teachers require your support to ensure that the remote learning experience is effective for all involved. As we enter the second half of the school year, we are noting some disappointing trends in remote learning behaviors. Please help us reinforce these expectations. Effective immediately: All students must be on time, with their camera on, prepared to participate and work throughout the period or they will be marked absent and will not receive credit for the period. Students must be sitting at a desk, table, or in a similar learning environment. Please do not allow your child to attend class from restaurants, stores, moving cars, or other distracting environments. This is disruptive to everyone in the class. The use of GoGuardian has been expanded so that teachers can monitor students’ open tabs while in class. Students will be asked to close out all non-school-related tabs. Our Tech Help support tickets indicate that many student connectivity issues are the result of students having multiple tabs open and/or streaming non-school-related items (e.g., Netflix or games) while in class. If a student is at home with any illness, they must have a doctor’s note to return. Students must attend school on the in-person days for which they are scheduled. Mental Health We recognize that this has been a difficult time for many students, staff, and families. Please take the time to speak to your children about their mental wellness and any issues they may be facing. If you have any concerns, your child’s school counselor is your first point of contact. Our counseling department has developed a list of resources for families. If you have more immediate concerns, our district TIP Line is available. Our district website has a Help and Hope link with mental health and prevention resources. Please contact our tip line via telephone 609-737-4000 x 8477 (TIPS) or email email@example.com For an emergency, please call 911. Our goal is to keep schools open and moving toward a return to a 5-day a week with full-day instruction. By working together, I am confident that we can achieve this goal.
HVRSD will continue with our remote learning program for all students on Tuesday, Feb 2. Same format as today: Early dismissal, remote day schedule, all afternoon classes and activities are canceled, and a homework free day.
The HVRSD Friday FOCUS is here. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F9eS__OtLVHL36C05srycbVjvIrTy5bA6fJDrcO8QEw/edit?usp=sharing What is the FOCUS? It is your weekly update from HVRSD with quick updates from every school.
the HVRSD Friday FOCUS is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14QXCU6SvPjXGGGr5prS4MV4Dhll5DDokayFVG9F5MsY/edit?usp=sharing
REMINDER: HVRSD classes resume on Monday, January 4, 2021. Classes are fully remote until January 15, 2021. Hybrid/In-person schooling resumes on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
7:50am Update: Google service is restored!