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Press Release: Cheryl Cuddihy Appointed Principal of Viola L. Sickles School
Fair Haven -- Fair Haven Superintendent of Schools Nelson Ribon has announced the selection of Cheryl Cuddihy, M.Ed, M.A. as Principal of Viola L. Sickles School. Cuddihy's appointment was approved at a scheduled meeting of the Fair Haven Board of Education held at Knollwood School on the evening of June 25, 2014.

Updated Student Athletic Forms - 2014 (pdf)

Student Athletic Forms - CLICK HERE - Forms Due Aug. 22nd

2014-15 Placement Process Update (pdf)
Dear Parents: Please review the file attached containing information on our placement process for our upcoming first though fifth grade students.

Sickles Principal Search Update (pdf)
June 1, 2014
Please review the attached memo regarding the Sickles Principal Search.

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

Our Community Chats will resume in September. Have a great summer break!

2014-15 Kindergarten Update (pdf)
June 1, 2014
Please visit the file attached for information on our school district's 2014-15 Kindergarten Program.

BOE Revises 2014-15 School Calendar (pdf)
At our March 26, 2014 Board of Education meeting, the Board approved a revised district calendar for the 2014-15 school year. The changes are as follows:

- September 4th & 5th will now be full-day sessions for students
- Friday, October 31st will now be a single-session day for the students, followed by a professional development afternoon for staff.
- Wednesday, March 25th will now be a single-session day for the students, followed by a professional development afternoon for staff.

As for snow days, this calendar has two days built into it. In the event that a third or fourth day is used, the 18th and 19th of June (2015) would become school days. If we go beyond the four, then a revision to the calendar would occur once again and a day(s) would be added during the school year by taking away from a scheduled break.

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.

Fair Haven Expands Kindergarten Program
Beginning this September, we are very excited to have our Kindergarten program expand to four hours in length. Please review the additional information below.

March 19, 2014 Presentation of 2014-15 Preliminary Budget (pdf)
On March 19, 2014 our Board of Education approved the 2014-15 preliminary school budget. The budget presentation is available below for the community's review. (See "More")

NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act - District and School Grades
As part of New Jersey’s updated Anti-Bullying law, Fair Haven Public Schools have been graded on their efforts to comply with the new regulations to protect students from harassment and create a safe school climate. Statewide, the scores range from 0 to 75. They measure our efforts from Jan. 5, 2011 to June 30, 2013.

Our school district received a grade of 69. It is an average of the total scores of both of our schools in the district. Knollwood scored a 69, as did Sickles. Please review the PDF files attached. 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.

Fair Haven Public Schools - NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Grade (pdf)

NJDOE FH Schools Self-Assessment Grading Breakdown (pdf)

NJDOE Guidance on Grading Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights (pdf)

PARCC Field Test
Knollwood School has been selected to administer the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) Field Test this Spring 2014 to approximately 50 randomly selected 7th Graders in the subject of Math. The PARCC Field Test will also be given to over one million students across PARCC states. As stated in the PARCC Test Coordinator Manual, information from these field tests will be “used for scoring and scaling studies, other research studies, and for constructing operational test forms. The Field Test will produce no results for individuals, schools, or Local Education Agencies.” The PARCC test will be given in the subjects of language arts and mathematics to all 3rd – 8th grade students beginning in Spring 2015. The NJASK will continue to administer the science portion of the test to grades 4 and 8 in Spring 2015.

Please visit our Assessments Link on the left-hand side of our webpage for more information on the PARCC test.

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)

An Update for our Fair Haven School Community (pdf)

Sources Used for Delays, Closings & Early Dismissals (pdf)

Letter to Parents, Change to School Calendar (pdf)

Jan. 1, 2014 - Honeywell Alert System (Parents) (pdf)

FHSD Press Release - Mary Ann Kampfe (pdf)
Fair Haven Schools Appoint Press Release Writer

District Anti-Bullying Specialists
Sickles Anti-Bullying Specialist: Kristen Burghart, 732-741-6151/ burghartk@fairhavenbe.org.

Knollwood Anti-Bullying Specialist: Pamela Greenhall, 732-747-0320/ greenhallp@fairhavenbe.org.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Marion Carolan, 732-747-0320/ carolanm@fairhavenbe.org.

Budget Newsletter 2013-2014 (pdf)

User Friendly Budget 2013-2014 (pdf)

Fair Haven Again Named as Model Program for World Language Instruction
The Fair Haven School District once again has been named by the State Department of Education as having a Model Program for World Language Instruction. The 2012-14 model program award was based upon a submitted written application, a full-day site visit to Sickles and Knollwood, and interviews with administrators, teachers, parents and students. As a model district, our schools will serve as a resource for other districts in the state and will enable educators to witness firsthand exemplary practices in world language instruction and assessment. Only a handful of districts statewide qualify for model program status so we are very proud of this achievement. Congratulations to our incredible world language staff and for Mrs. Spears who spearheaded this initiative.

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.

Absence Reporting Phone Numbers
To report absences call: Knollwood 732-559-0007 or Sickles 732-559-0008

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.

Upcoming Events
Fri Aug 22
Fall Sports Paperwork Due!
Tue Aug 26
New Teacher Orientation
Wed Aug 27
PTA Kindergarten Picnic
Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 p.m., Knollwood L-MC
Thu Aug 28
New Teacher Orientation
Thu Sep 4
1st Day of School, Full-Session Day
Fri Sep 5
Full-Session Day
Wed Sep 17
Board of Education Mtg. 7 p.m., Knollwood L-MC
Thu Sep 18
Knollwood Back to School Night
Mon Sep 22
Knollwood Picture Day
Tue Sep 23
Knollwood Picture Day
Sickles Back to School Night
Thu Sep 25
Schools Closed, Rosh Hashanah
Fri Oct 3
Sickles Picture Day
Mon Oct 13
Schools Closed - Professional Day
Fri Oct 31
Single-Session Day
Fri Nov 14
8th Gr. Pinelands Trip
Tue Nov 18
Sickles Make-up Picture Day

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