Information about School Closings and
Before School Activities/Before Care
on Delayed Openings
General Information about School Closings
In the event schools are to be closed or the day is abbreviated due to inclement weather, please be aware of the following. Please do not call the school since all phone lines should be used for emergency purposes only. Thank you for your consideration.
District Web Site: www.mers.k12.nj.us
Television Stations: NEWS 12 NEW JERSEY, Channels 4, 5 & 7
District Phone Chain: Parents will be notified about school closings through our District’s Phone Chain. Messages will be left for all parents on their home and cell phones. Please ensure that your contact information is accurate. If anything has changed since September, please notify the office immediately.
YMCA After Care:
· If school is closed for inclement weather there is NO After School Care.
· If school has an early unscheduled dismissal due to inclement weather there is NO After School Care. Please make certain that your child’s school and your child are aware of alternate arrangements for early dismissal.
· When school remains open during inclement weather, After School Care is OPEN.
· If you have any questions, please consult the Parent Handbook for further information or call the Freehold YMCA at 732-462-0464.
Before School Activities:
· In the event of a delayed opening, all before school extracurricular activities (e.g.Newspaper and BSI/RTI) are CANCELLED.
On rare occasions children will be bused home early to avoid hazardous traffic conditions, unexpected storms, or for other unexpected emergencies. All parents will be contacted through the District’s Phone Chain in these situations. If you are aware of such conditions and have not received a call, please reference one of the options above. Please remember that road conditions and visibility are the major factors in the decision making, more so than the number of inches of snow. Therefore, you should check a closing “site” at the slightest sign of snow or freezing weather. It is important that from the first day of school that you have an emergency plan developed with your child in the instance of an early school closing. Please also make sure that your child is familiar with your procedures for days with an early closing.
Consistent with the district’s policy for regular length school days, on emergent/inclement weather early dismissal days, STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN WILL NOT BE DROPPED OFF AT THEIR REGULAR BUS STOP UNLESS A PARENT/GUARDIAN OR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE IS PRESENT. STUDENTS IN GRADES 1-5 WILL BE DROPPED OFF AT THEIR REGULAR BUS STOPS WHETHER OR NOT AN ADULT IS PRESENT. Please review the school calendar carefully for scheduled early dismissal days (noted as 4-hour days), and be sure to keep informed about emergent/inclement weather dismissals. If you do not want your child to take the bus on early dismissal days, you must send a note to your child’s teacher, and the student will be held to be picked up. In emergencies, please call the school at 732-786-2720.
90-Minute Delayed Opening
***Please add 90-minutes to when your child's bus regularly picks him/her up to estimate a pickup time.
Unload/School Start Time - 9:40 AM
End Time - 2:20 PM
Congratulations to all of the students who advanced to the school -wide spelling bee in Grades 4 and 5. A HUGE congratulations to Ethan, our first place school-wide winner and Shiven,our second place school-wide winner. Ethan will advance to the Spelling Bee at Monmouth University in the spring.
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WELCOME TO THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR AT
Clark Mills SCHOOL!
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Effective immediately, any payment by check or money order must be made payable to:
Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Schools
The Business Office has been notified by PNC Bank that they will no longer accept checks or money orders made payable to individual schools. This applies to payment of fees, tuition, fines and student lunch account deposits.
Grades 1-5 Standards Based
Report Card Parent Handbooks
Please click the links below to review the relevant Parent Handbook which provides important information about our standards based report cards for each grade level.
Please note the following dates:
Grades 1-5: Trimester 1 ends on December 12, 2016
Grades 1-5: Trimester 1 report card is available on the Parent Portal at the end of the school day on December 21, 2016.
Grades 1-5: Trimester 2 ends on March 21, 2017.
Grades 1-5: Trimester 2 report card is available on the Parent Portal at the end of the school day on March 27, 2016.
Grades 1-5: Trimester 3 ends on the last day of school.
Grades 1-5: Trimester 3 report card is available on the Parent Portal at the end of the school day on the last day of school.
Important Dates to Remember
Wednesday, January 11th
Grades 1 and 2 PTO Movie Matinee
Thursday, January 12th
9-1-1 First Grade Assembly for Mrs. Marino and Mrs. Tuller's classes; Grades 3-5 PTO Movie Matinee
Friday, January 13th:
Clark Mills Spirit Day-wear school colors; Grades 4 and 5 School-wide Geography Bee; Hands Across Clark Mills
Monday, January, 16th
No School-Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday
Wednesday, January 18th
Birthday Bash 1:45pm
Friday, January 19th
Clark Mills Spirit Day-wear school colors; 9-1-1 First Grade Assembly for Mrs. Fensham and Mrs. Palaia's classes
Tuesday, January 24th
PTO Student-Faculty Challenge
Wednesday, January 25th
The Gaggle Assembly-all grades and Student of the Month Recogntion
Friday, January 27th
PTO Meeting 9:30 am and Cm Spirit Day
Congratulations to the Clark Mills Student Council Representatives/Alternates and Officers for the 16-17 school year
Congratulations, Mrs. Reid, Clark Mills
Teacher of the Year for the 16-17 school year!
Congratulations, Mrs. Bonfiglio, Clark Mills
Support Member of the Year for the 15-16 school year!
Congratulations to our "Students of the Month" for the trait of Citizenship!