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January 27th Update - Delayed Opening, Jan 28th (pdf)
Good afternoon. In order to have our campuses properly prepared for student and staff arrival, Fair Haven Schools will proceed with our scheduled ‘Plan B’ 2 ½ hour Delayed Opening for tomorrow Wednesday, Jan. 28th.

AM Pre-K and Kindergarten begin at 10:30; PM Kindergarten begins at 1:00, followed by PM Pre-K at 1:10.

Dismissal times indicated on the file below will be followed. No lunches will be served.

I thank you for your anticipated understanding and cooperation.

Nelson Ribon, Superintendent

Your Local School Board, Your Students and PARCC: Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

RESCHEDULED - MCVSD Career Academy Entrance Exam
RESCHEDULED - MCVSD Career Academy Entrance Exam - Saturday January 24: Due to a forecast of inclement weather leading to hazardous driving conditions, the MCVSD entrance exam has been rescheduled for January 31, 2015 (same time and location). Notifications on this rescheduled exam have been issued through our one call system, and also announced on your local radio station (WJLK AM1310/FM 94.3; WBUD AM1260/FM 101.5). In summary, 1/24/15 exam has been cancelled, and rescheduled for 1/31/15 at same time & location.

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.

Media Sources for Delays & Early Dismissal Announcements (pdf)

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)

Mission Statement
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.

Community Chats with our Superintendent
Thank you to our district's parents, staff and community members who attended this past year's chats. Your questions and suggestions were greatly appreciated.

Our Community Chats will resume shortly. See you soon!

Student Athletic Forms CLICK HERE

District Anti-Bullying Specialists
Sickles Anti-Bullying Specialist: Pamela Greenhall, 732-741-6151/ greenhallp@fairhavenbe.org.

Knollwood Anti-Bullying Specialist: Cara Remmert, 732-747-0320/ remmertc@fairhavenbe.org.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Kathy Elgrim, 732-747-0320/ elgrimk@fairhavenbe.org.

Fair Haven School District Homeless Liaison
Our school district's homeless liaison is Ms. Cara Remmert. She can be reached via email at: remmertc@fairhavenbe.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.

Upcoming Events
Wed Feb 4
Community Computer Workshop-Knollwood Comp. Lab 3:15pm
Mon Feb 9
Schools Closed - Winter Recess
Tue Feb 10
Schools Closed - Winter Recess
Thu Feb 12
8th Gr. New Student Pre-Registration Meeting-7:15 PM, RFHRHS
Mon Feb 16
Kindergarten Art Appreciation Day
Tue Feb 17
1st Gr. Art Appreciation Day
Wed Feb 18
2nd Gr. Art Appreciation Day
World Language Placement Test-3:30 PM, RFHRHS
Thu Feb 19
3rd Gr. Art Appreciation Day
Fri Feb 20
4th Gr. Art Appreciation Day
6th-8th Grade Dance 7-9PM
Tue Feb 24
Math Placement Test-3:30 PM, RFHRHS
Thu Feb 26
6-8 Gr. Play "No Strings Attached" 7:00PM
Fri Feb 27
Spring Sports Paperwork Due
Sat Mar 7
PTA Casino Night
Wed Mar 11
PTA General Membership Meeting
1st Gr. Lunch with VIP
Thu Mar 12
2nd Gr. Lunch with VIP
Fri Mar 13
3rd Gr. Lunch with VIP
Sat Mar 21
PTA Family Fun Ice Skating
Mon Mar 23
Course Selection, Knollwood
Tue Mar 24
Course Selection, Knollwood
Wed Mar 25
Course Selection, Knollwood
Community Computer Workshop-Knollwood Comp. Lab 3:15pm
Fri Apr 10
6th-8th Grade Dance 7-9PM
Mon Apr 13
Knollwood Book Fair
Tue Apr 14
Knollwood Book Fair
District Art Show
Wed Apr 15
Knollwood Book Fair
Makeup Course Selection, Knollwood
Thu Apr 16
Knollwood Book Fair
Makeup Course Selection, Knollwood
Fri Apr 17
Knollwood Book Fair
Makeup Course Selection, Knollwood
Wed Apr 22
Community Computer Workshop-Knollwood Comp. Lab 3:15pm
Mon May 4
Staff Appreciation Week
Tue May 5
Staff Appreciation Week
Wed May 6
Staff Appreciation Week
PTA General Membership Meeting
Thu May 7
Staff Appreciation Week
Fri May 8
Staff Appreciation Week
Thu May 21
Sickles Art Day
Tue May 26
PTA Beach Towel Fundraiser
Thu Jun 11
PTA General Membership Meeting/Parents' Night Out

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224 Hance Road, Fair Haven, NJ 07704
Phone: 732-747-2294     Fax: 732-747-7441

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