Principal Message


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Dear Parents/Guardians,

                With the recent reports of Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) in our State, I want you to know that I understand your concerns and that you have many questions surrounding it.  To help address some of these questions, the New Jersey Department of Health has developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document regarding EV-D68.  These FAQs are available at http://nj.gov/health/cd/documents/faq/ev_faq.pdf and are continuously updated, so please check back often.  We will continue to monitor the instances of the virus throughout the State and our district and be in contact with additional information if necessary. 

In the meantime, please be assured that we are taking every precaution necessary to prevent the Enterovirus by having the custodial staff thoroughly clean and disinfect all areas of the school throughout the day.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding EV-D68 and your child, please feel free to contact me at extension 2401.



Message from the Principal


It is with great excitement that I welcome our staff and students back to a new school year. New beginnings are always exciting as they bring new opportunities for growth and success. I would like to encourage all families to be involved in the education of their children as this is an investment worth every effort. There are many ways to become involved such as joining our Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), volunteering for school events, completing homework and projects with your child, discussing your child’s learning at the dinner table or in the car. Be sure to also share the learning you are exposing yourself to on a daily basis. Sharing a book you’re reading or an interesting article sends a strong message to your child on being a “life-long” learner.

 

In an effort to communicate effectively with our families, Calvin Coolidge Elementary will be utilizing several vehicles to deliver information. Please continue to utilize our school and district website as a great resource of all information. Our school page contains links to this monthly newsletter and other valuable resources. Newly implemented this year, you can follow us on Twitter at @CC_hillsidenj. Our Twitter page will be utilized to share the great learning taking place here on a daily basis. Please feel free to give us feedback on these resources and how we can use them to serve you better. I wish you all the best for the new school year and I look forward to seeing all parents at Back to School Night on September 15, 2014 at 7:00p.m.

As a reminder please follow our security guards instructions when picking up your child after school, during dismissal we have over two hundred students being escorted to the buses and dismissed to their parents, The safety of our students is our primordial concern, for this reason parking is not permitted on Tillman Street during dismissal and the flow of traffic is controlled.






Daily Announcements

Newsletters Sept. 13.docm

Welcome to Calvin Coolidge Elementary School.
Here's some information about our school:
All visitors and parents must sign in at security desk with a VALID ID. 

We wear uniforms:
                                Navy Blue Tops
                                Khaki Colored Bottoms
                               
We start at: 8:25am
We end at: 2:45pm

Our telephone number and Fax:
                908-352-7664 ext. 2400
                908-282-5835

School Uniform

The school uniform for Calvin Coolidge School is navy blue tops and khaki bottoms.   Uniforms may be purchased at any store. If you have further questions, please call 908-352-7664 x 2400.


PARENT PORTAL

Welcome to the Hillside Public School’s Genesis Parent Portal

The Gradebook module in the parent portal is now available.  Gradebook gives parents real-time access to view their child's class assignment grades. The web site, parents.hillsidek12.org, will provide you with the information you need to access your child's attendance and academic records. Information will continually be updated. In order to create user accounts and passwords, you must email:

  • your first and last name
  • your child/ren’s names
  • your email address

If you have not already done so please email this information to pgallo@hillsidek12.org. Upon receipt of your information, you will electronically receive instructions to set up an account. Your email is your user name.

Report Cards will no longer be routinely mailed. If you do not have internet access, contact your child’s school.  Arrangements will be made for you to receive a hard copy of the report card.

Direct any questions or concerns to your child's school.

3rd Grade Summer Reading.pdf

Inclimate Weather

DELAYED OPENINGS:
 
ON DAYS IN WHICH THE WEATHER IS NOT SEVERE ENOUGH TO CLOSE SCHOOLS, THE SUPERINTENDENT MAY ELECT TO DESIGNATE A TWO-HOUR DELAYED OPENING. DELAYED OPENING TIME FOR CALVIN COOLIDGE IS 10:00 a.m. BREAKFAST WILL NOT BE OFFERED. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED.

Announcements

Calvin Coolidge is a Professional Development School (PDS School)


District Anti-Bullying Coorindator
Sharon Ann Festante
908 352-7664 ext 7400
1530 Leslie Street, Hillside, NJ 07205

Calvin Coolidge's Anti-Bullying Specialists:
Patricia Boyle
908 352-7664 ext 2400
Peggy Durrant
908 352-7664 ext 5400

As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Hillside Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Sharon Festante, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.

HIB Self-Assessment Grade


Report forms, policies and other
information is located at,
District HIB Information


Mon, Oct 20 - Fri, Oct 24
School Event
SCHOOL VIOLENCE AWARENESS WEEK
Friday, October 31
Holiday
HALLOWEEN PARADE
Tuesday, November 4
ELECTION DAY-SCHOOL CLOSED STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Thu, Nov 6 - Fri, Nov 7
NJEA CONVENTION
Tue, Nov 11 - Thu, Nov 13
ELEMENTARY PARENT /TEACHER CONFERENCES
Tuesday, November 11
Holiday
VETERANS DAY

Today, 10/24/2014
High: 66 Low: 45
Slight chance rain showers
45% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/25/2014
High: 66 Low: 47
Partly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.