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DELAYED OPENING (Plan B) Friday, March 6th
As a result of the accumulating snow and expected frigid temperatures, along with the need to prepare both campuses for students and staff, FH Schools will operate under a 2 ½ hour Plan B delayed opening schedule for Friday, March 6th.
AM Pre-K and Kindergarten both begin at 10:30; PM Kindergarten begins at 1:00, followed by PM Pre-K at 1:10. No lunches will be served.
If any changes to this schedule are warranted in the morning, a new Honeywell Alert will be sent out. Thank you for your anticipated understanding and cooperation. Please be careful during your outdoor travels. Thank you.
BOE Approves Calendars for 2015-16 & 2016-17 School Years (pdf)
At our February 25, 2015 Board of Education meeting, the district calendars for both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years were approved.
We thank both the Rumson Elementary and RFH leadership teams, and their Board members, for their collaboration and time.
Public Questionnaire on School Needs
The Fair Haven Public Schools are currently engaged in an effort to assess educational, operational and facility needs in the district and exploring solutions for improvement. This is expected to take the form of a future referendum and your input is desired and welcomed to help us with this process.
Board Selects Firm to Support Strategic Planning (pdf)
After extensive interviews with several different firms over the early months of the school year, the Board of Education has selected Spiezle Architectural Group as the firm who will assist in the district’s efforts in identifying the needs and next steps to expand and improve the educational offerings for our current and future students. Spiezle’s team has visited to evaluate the buildings and will spend time with the staff at both schools to gather input. Following those visits, the team will meet with community organizations before presenting the school community with options and recommendations.
Spiezle's Scott Downie Visits Fair Haven (pdf)
As part of our Strategic Planning efforts, Mr. Scott Downie, principal with Spiezle Architectural Group, visited our district on Tuesday, February 24th to share the work that he and his colleagues have begun in identifying the needs and next steps to expand and improve the educational offerings for our current and future students.
Thank you to the forty or so residents that attended our first informational session.
Please visit our Strategic Planning link on the left for additional information.
NEWSLETTER: Eye On FH Schools - Volume I, Issue I (pdf)
Please review our district newsletter at your convenience!
PARCC Parent Letter (pdf)
Attached is a letter addressing questions that have been asked to our district directly, or that we have heard around the community. If you have specific questions that are not answered within the letter, please contact your child's school principal. Thank you.
Community Chats with our Superintendent
Thank you for attending our February 18th Superintendent's Chat. I was pleased with the attendance, questions asked and comments shared. A special thanks to our staff, Board members and Principal Cuddihy for joining me! Our March Chat will be scheduled in the coming weeks.
Probable Topics: School Budget process and our needs assessment work with Spiezle Architectural Firm.
See you soon!
Your Local School Board, Your Students and PARCC: Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
Media Sources for Delays & Early Dismissal Announcements (pdf)
New Jersey Department of Health Fact Sheets - Meningitis and HPV
The New Jersey Department of Health requires public schools to annually distribute health information to parents. Attached please find a Meningitis Fact Sheet for parents of students entering sixth grade and a HPV fact sheet for parent of seventh graders.
1-11-15: Supt Letter, APR Benches and Tables (pdf)
Dear Parents/Guardians, Please take some time to review this letter from our Superintendent, that shares the steps our district takes regarding our All-Purpose Room equipment at both of our schools. Thank you.
Fair Haven PreSchool Lottery
The Fair Haven Public School District will be offering an Integrated Preschool Program at the Viola L. Sickles School, 25 Willow Street, Fair Haven, which will be open to three- and four-year-old children. Classes will be taught by a dually certified teacher (special/general education) and supported by paraprofessionals. The program, which is aligned with the New Jersey State Department of Education's Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards, provides an inclusive educational environment for preschool children according to information provided by the school district.
Absence Reporting Phone Numbers
To report absences call: Knollwood 732-559-0007 or Sickles 732-559-0008
Fair Haven Public Schools - 2013-14 NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Grade (pdf)
As part of New Jersey’s updated Anti-Bullying law, Fair Haven Public Schools have been graded on their efforts to comply with the regulations to protect students from harassment and create a safe school climate. Statewide, the scores range from 0 to 75. Our school district received a grade of 74. It is an average of the total scores of both of our schools in the district. Knollwood scored a 72, while Sickles scored a 75. Please review the PDF files below. One is the official state report, the other a district-created spreadsheet that is an easier read, the third an NJDOE memo on guidance for grading schools and districts.
The scores are based on a 20-page self-assessment that rates performance in eight areas, including prevention, staff training, student curriculum and instruction, and reporting and investigation procedures.
NJDOE FH Schools 2013-14 Self-Assessment Grading Breakdown (pdf)
NJDOE Guidance on Grading Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights (pdf)
The mission of the Fair Haven School District, a small caring community that values education, is to provide students with a broad academic foundation based on the New Jersey and Common Core State Standards, to nurture their talents and abilities, and to inspire them to become life-long learners.
Student Athletic Forms CLICK HERE
District Anti-Bullying Specialists
Sickles Anti-Bullying Specialist: Pamela Greenhall, 732-741-6151/ email@example.com.
Knollwood Anti-Bullying Specialist: Cara Remmert, 732-747-0320/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Kathy Elgrim, 732-747-0320/ email@example.com.
Fair Haven School District Homeless Liaison
Our school district's homeless liaison is Ms. Cara Remmert. She can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (732)747-0320.
Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) Frequently Asked Questions
Ebola FAQs (pdf)
Update on Student Athletic Form Changes - 2014 (pdf)
Knollwood School Welcomes Students Back with New Playground
2014-2015 Budget (pdf)
Our 2014-15 school year budget was approved by our Board of Education and Executive County Superintendent. Please click on "More" to view the user-friendly version.
In the spring of 2013 the Fair Haven Public School District was designated as a “high performing” district from the results of NJ Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC). Under QSAC, public school districts are evaluated in five key component areas of school district effectiveness - instruction and program, fiscal management, governance, operations, and personnel. To view a copy of the Commissioner’s Letter, please click here.
2014 Parent-Teacher Conference Feedback (pdf)
Support for Families from the New Jersey Department of Education
As parents or guardians, you want nothing more than an excellent education for your children. At the NJ Department of Education, we want nothing more than to help you achieve this!
We have created a family-focused web site at www.NJFamilies.com with resources to help you support your child’s education, and navigate your school system. We have also opened a “Help Desk” which can be reached through the parent menu option of our toll-free number: 877-900- 6960.
Let’s work together for the good of our children. Please sign up for our mailing list on our web site at http://families.nj.gov/. We look forward to helping you help your children.
Fair Haven Public Schools