News and Announcements

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    Week of January 25 Update

    Friday, January 22, 2021
     
    Good afternoon,

    In light of the most updated data and in close consultation with our local Health Officer, we will be reopening ALJ, FKH, VRS, and CPA to our in-person learners as of this coming Monday (January 25). Our a.m. and p.m. simultaneous in-person/full remote sessions will be resuming. All in-person school activities, including athletics, will also resume as of Monday. Please know that our buildings will continue to be closed this weekend.
     
    Due to a staffing issue at CHK, CHK will remain on the full remote, four-hour day model next week (January 25 to 29). All in-person activities at CHK will remain suspended through next week.
     
    As always, thank you for your partnership with our schools and your understanding. Enjoy the weekend ahead.

    Ed Grande
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    Week of January 25

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

    Good afternoon,

    As a friendly reminder, we will be notifying our school community this Friday (the 22nd) regarding the status of schools being open to our in-person learners next week (the week of the 25th). This update will be based on the data to be released towards the end of this current week. Please know that we share the common goal of getting our students back into our buildings as soon as health and safety guidelines allow for such a transition back.

    Thank you, as always, for your patience and understanding. Enjoy the rest of the day ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Remote to In-Person Learning

    Friday, January 15, 2021
     
    Good afternoon,
     
    As a reminder, parents/guardians of full remote students who are looking to move to the in-person model as of Monday, February 1 are being asked to send an email to the building principal requesting such a change by no later than the end of the day on Friday, January 22. If these parents/guardians who make such a request log into their child's Genesis account on Wednesday, January 27, they will find mandatory forms to complete.
     
    Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy your weekend.

    Ed Grande
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    Week of January 18--Full Remote, Four-Hour Days Being Extended

    Monday, January 11, 2021
     
    Good afternoon,

    Hope you had a relaxing weekend. The confidential data that our local Health Officer receives that resulted in our ultimate decision to close schools to in-person learners this current week runs a week behind. Given the rising number of cases that were seen this past week that just ended, it does not seem feasible for the numbers to change significantly enough when they are released at the end of this week for schools to be able to reopen next week. As a result, the decision to extend the full remote model an additional week (through Friday, January 22) has been made. As a reminder, schools are closed for students and staff members on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, so there will be no remote learning on this day.
     
    We will remain on the full remote, four-hour day model for all students during this time. In addition, all in-person school activities, including athletics, will continue to be suspended.
     
    This decision is being made so as to be proactive and give our parents and teachers the time that they need to plan and make the needed adjustments. Let us all please remember to take the CDC recommendations (e.g., social distancing and mask wearing) so as to remain safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. Again, the Board of Education, administrators, staff, and I have a strong commitment to in-person learning but need everyone's help in lowering our counts so that we can reopen as quickly as possible.

    As always, thank you for your partnership with our schools. Enjoy the rest of the week ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Week of January 11

    Friday, January 8, 2021
     
    Good evening,
     
    Based on the strong recommendation of our Local Health Officer, we will remain on the full remote, four-hour day model for all students next week (Monday the 11th through Friday the 15th). 
     
    As a reminder, we moved to this model this past week in an attempt to avoid closing our schools to our in-person students for a longer period of time.  However, this week's spike in positive COVID-19 cases among our students and staff members led our Health Officer to make this recommendation.
     
    Please trust that our Board of Education, administrators, and I have a strong commitment to offering in-person instruction to our students as it is our shared belief that such an approach is the most effective one.  I would be extremely remiss if I did not thank our faculty and staff members for working so very hard to make this classroom time possible. 
     
    Kindly know that all school activities, including athletics, will be suspended through next week.  We will be revisiting this decision on a weekly basis, and I will be providing you with an update next Friday (the 15th) for the following week.
     
    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation and, most importantly, stay safe!
     
    Ed Grande
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    Recording of 01-07-21 BOE Mtg.

    First Part of Public Session:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xItw7ukxQjxkU8RyySI9MIbnf171pFyE/view?usp=sharing

    Second Part of Public Session:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vhtoyLv8UzqJurAlRbbHCzFfQYXIfypq/view?usp=sharing

     

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    LinkIt! Assessments

    Monday, January 4, 2020

    Good morning,

    Hope you had good, restful holidays. Happy 2021! Please see the attached letter regarding the upcoming LinkIt! assessments for students in grades five to eleven. The administration of these tests begins tomorrow (Tuesday, January 5). If you have any questions, please contact Christine Broski, Supervisor of Educational Initiatives, at 732-574-9600 ext. 3355 or cbroski@clarkschools.org.

    Many thanks and enjoy the rest of your day.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    BOE Regular Meeting - Location Change

    Regular BOE meeting change in location, please see attached.

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    Pride Newsletter

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    Good morning,

    Attached is a digital copy of the Fall 2020 Pride district newsletter. This newsletter can also be found by going to www.clarkschools.org and then looking under "Pride Newsletter" towards the mid-bottom of the page. Much appreciation goes to those students and staff members who are either featured or made a submission. A very special thanks goes to ALJ English Teacher and Pride Advisor Katrina Poskay for all of her good, hard work in compiling this newsletter.

    Many thanks.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    COVID-19 District Update 12-21-20

    Monday, December 21, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    Please see the attached letter regarding today's COVID-19 District update.  As you will see, ALJ will be on the full remote, a.m./p.m. model tomorrow (Tuesday the 22nd) while our other schools will remain open to in-person learners.

    Thanks and enjoy the rest of your day.
     
    Ed Grande
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    COVID-19 District Update 12-20-20

    Sunday, December 20, 2020
     
    Good evening,
     
    Please see the attached letter regarding today's COVID-19 District update.
     
    Thanks and enjoy the rest of your night.
     
    Ed Grande
     
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    COVID-19 District Update 12-19-20

    Saturday, December 19, 2020
     
    Good afternoon,

    Please see the attached letter regarding today's COVID-19 District update.

    Thanks and have a great rest of your weekend.
     
    Ed Grande
     
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    Cyber Awareness for Parents and Caregivers of School Age Children

    Friday, December 18, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    Please see the below Public Service Announcement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with contributions from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

    Thanks and enjoy the weekend ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    LinkIt! Assessments

    Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    Please see the below letter regarding the upcoming LinkIt! assessments for students in grades five to eleven. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Broski, Supervisor of Educational Initiatives, at 732-574-9600 ext. 3355 or cbroski@clarkschools.org.

    Many thanks and enjoy the rest of your day.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Inclement Weather Plan & COVID-19 District Update 12-14-20

    Monday, December 14, 2020
     
    Good afternoon,
     
    As we head into winter weather, below is the plan for inclement weather days.  As always, this plan could adjust itself as we move forward and things evolve.
     
    Full snow days as usual with no remote learning
    Early dismissal days: All students full remote during the a.m. session
    Delayed opening days: All students full remote during the p.m. session
     
    On another note, please see the attached letter regarding today's COVID-19 District update.
     
    Hope this information is helpful.  Have a great rest of your week.
     
    Ed Grande
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    SY 2020-21 Governor's Educators of the Year

    Friday, December 11, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    Please see below for a listing of this school year's Governor's Educators of the Year for each of our schools. These recipients are deserving of many congratulations and a very special thanks for all that they do for our students and schools.

    Enjoy the weekend ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    LinkIt! Practice Assessments

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    As a reminder, the LinkIt! practice assessments will be available through this Friday (December 11). If you have any questions, please contact Christine Broski, Supervisor of Educational Initiatives, at 732-574-9600 ext. 3355 or cbroski@clarkschools.org.

    Many thanks and enjoy the rest of your day.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Remote Learning Week of January 4

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    Please see the attached letter regarding all students once again being on a four-hour day, full remote model from Monday, January 4 through Friday, January 8.

    Thanks and enjoy the rest of the day ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Recording of 12-07-20 BOE Mtg.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qf7ablquO42xEcsvrIRODNsNlau-CON_/view?usp=sharing

    Clark Public School District
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    Return to In-Person Learning on Mon., Dec. 7

    Friday, December 4, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    Thank you for your cooperation with adjusting to this past week's new schedule. A very special thanks goes to our faculty and staff for making the adjustment needed so that the week would be a productive one for our students. As a reminder, we will be returning to our simultaneous in-person and full remote a.m./p.m. sessions this coming Monday (the 7th).

    Hope this reminder is helpful and that you all enjoy the weekend ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    BOE Meeting Change in Location

    Please see attached information for the Dec 7th BOE Meeting.

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    LinkIt! Assessments

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    COVID-19 District Update 11-30-20

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    Happy Thanksgiving

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    Please see the below letter regarding a positive COVID-19 case at FKH.

    On behalf of the Clark Public Schools, I would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. Be sure to enjoy the day and extended weekend ahead. My hope is that you get time for some very well-deserved rest and relaxation. We are extremely thankful for your immense support of and partnership with our schools, especially during this most unusual of times.

    With much gratitude,

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    COVID-19 District Update 11-23-20

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    COVID-19 District Update 11-21-20

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    Remote Learning Week of November 30

    Friday, November 20, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    Please see the attached letter regarding all students being on a four-hour day, full remote model from Monday, November 30 through Friday, December 4.

    Thanks and enjoy the rest of the day and weekend ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    COVID-19 District Update 11-18-20

    Clark Public School District
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    UC Arts HS & MS Programs Update

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020

    Good evening,

    Due to the virtual nature of this year's presentations, the application deadline for the Union County Arts High School and Middle School programs has been extended until Monday, November 30, 2020. The virtual audition dates are Saturday, December 5, 2020 (for middle school) and Sunday, December 6, 2020 (for high school). Audition information is now available at www.artshigh.net.

    Hope this information is helpful. Enjoy the rest of your night.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    COVID-19 District Update 11-13-20

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    COVID-19 District Update 11-12-20

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    Honeywell System Test

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    Each month we are required by the State to conduct one security drill and one fire drill. This month's security drill will be a test of our Honeywell notification system. Tomorrow (Wednesday the 11th) you will be receiving a message from your child's building principal. Kindly follow the directions contained within that message in terms of responding by pressing the number 1.

    Many thanks for your cooperation. Enjoy the rest of the day ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Legalization of Marijuana

    Clark Public School District
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    COVID-19 District Update 11-09-20

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    Travel Quarantine

    Sunday, November 8, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    Please know that, as a school district, we are mandating adherence to the quarantine time that was delineated in the travel reminder messages that were sent prior to this mini-break for the health and well-being of our school community. Your cooperation and adherence are greatly appreciated.

    Enjoy the rest of the day ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Remote to In-Person Learning Reminder

    Saturday, November 7, 2020

    Good morning,

    As a friendly reminder, parents/guardians of full remote students who requested a move to the in-person model as of Monday, November 16 are being asked to log into their child's Genesis account this coming Wednesday (November 11) in order to find mandatory forms to complete.

    Please know that if such a request to in-person learning was made, the date of return will be two Mondays from now on November 16.

    Thank you for your cooperation. Enjoy the rest of the day ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    COVID-19 District Update 11-05-20

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    UC Arts HS & MS Programs

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    Recording of 11-02-20 Board of Education Meeting

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/15z2Ql6lUEPSfVY-bsONgdoYm182Rvlo_/view?usp=sharing

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    ALJ Crusaders vs Hillside Comets

    Watch Live

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    BOE Meeting November 2nd - Change in Location

    BOE Meeting November 2nd - Change in Location

    *Please see attached meeting announcement*

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    COVID-19 Public Service Announcement

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    Remote to In-Person Learning and Nov. 2 & 4 Reminder

    Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    As a reminder, parents/guardians of full remote students who are looking to move to the in-person model as of Monday, November 16 are being asked to send an email to the building principal requesting such a change by no later than the end of the day on Friday, November 6. If these parents/guardians who make such a request log into their child's Genesis account on Wednesday, November 11, they will find mandatory forms to complete.

    On another note, please remember that next Monday (November 2) and Wednesday (November 4) will be remote learning days for all students. Our students will all follow our reopening of schools a.m. schedule as they did on our Back-to-School Nights.

    As always, thank you for your cooperation. Enjoy the evening ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Revised School Calendar

    Please see below for the revised school calendar that was approved at last evening's Board of Education meeting. Below is a list of the changes moving ahead.

    Tuesday, November 3: Schools Closed -- Election Day
    Friday, February 12: Students in Session
    Friday, June 18: Full Session for Students
    Wednesday, June 23: Early Dismissal for Students (Last Day for Students and Staff)

    As an additional update, Monday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 4 will be remote learning days for all students. Our students will all follow our reopening of schools a.m. schedule as they did on our Back-to-School Nights. Further details will be forthcoming from the individual schools.

    As always, thank you for your flexibility.

    Clark Public School District
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    Recording of 10-05-20 BOE Meeting

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1beK4Ml-_94vYa5OoMQ59AZZemjRX4DLD/view?usp=sharing

    Clark Public School District
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    October 5th BOE Meeting - Change in Location and Time

    October 5th Regular BOE Meeting - Change in Location and Time, please see attached.

    Clark Public School District
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    COVID-19 District Update 09-29-20

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    Please see the below letter.

    Thanks and enjoy the evening ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    COVID-19 District Update 09-28-20

    Monday, September 28, 2020

    Good evening,

    Please see the below letter.

    Thanks and stay safe.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    CHK Reopening 09-29-20

    Friday, September 25, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    As a reminder, CHK will be reopening for our in-person students this coming Tuesday (September 29). This day will be an "A" day. Please know that the needed cleaning and disinfecting has been completed and that we are looking forward to our students' return.

    Many thanks for your cooperation and understanding. For those of you who will be celebrating Yom Kippur, have a blessed holiday.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    CHK In-Person Student Closure

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    COVID-19 District Update

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    Security Information & Device Pickup Clarification

    Friday, September 11, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    I would like to begin today's message by remembering all of those individuals whose lives were lost nineteen years ago. They will always be in our hearts and minds.

    Please see attached for our annual security reminder.

    As a point of clarification, this coming Tuesday's device pickup is only for those families in need of a device as opposed to the pickup of our districtwide one-to-one devices that are on backorder.

    In closing, I would be remiss if I did not thank our faculty, staff, students, and parents for this first week of classes. Enjoy the well-deserved weekend ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Chromebook Pickups for In-Person Students

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    There will be an opportunity for parents of our in-person students to pick up devices this coming Tuesday (the 15th) in the front of Arthur L. Johnson High School from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Thanks and have a good rest of your day.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Back-to-School Nights

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    As a reminder, our Back-to-School Nights are scheduled for next week. Each school's date is given below. These Back-to-School Nights will take the form of each teacher posting an informative video for parents to view. All students will remotely be following the new a.m. schedule for their given school on that day.

    VRS: Monday, September 14

    ALJ: Tuesday, September 15

    FKH: Wednesday, September 16

    CHK: Thursday, September 17

    CPA: Monday, September 21

    Hope this information is helpful. Additional information will be sent from each school. Enjoy the rest of the day ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    09-04-20 Updates

    Friday, September 4, 2020
     
    Good afternoon,
     
    I am excited to announce that, at last evening's Board of Education meeting, approval was given for a K-12 one-to-one Chromebook program. Through this program, every ALJ, CHK, FKH, and VRS student will be provided with his/her own device. Many thanks to our Board of Education members as they have remained beyond committed to this initiative.
     
    Please know that there will be a delay in our receipt of these devices due to a halt in the production of the needed processors. With that being said, our full remote students' parents have been provided with the opportunity to pick up Chromebooks for their children's use at home. Our in-person students will use school devices while in the buildings just as they more typically would have. If an in-person student is in need of a school device for use at home after the school year gets started and workflows are determined, kindly email remotelearning@clarkschools.org to request a device. In the email, please be sure to state your child's name, school, and grade.
     
    If you are looking to use a device that you may already own or even purchase a new one, any computer capable of running a supported operating system (i.e., Windows 10 for PCs and macOS 10.12 or higher for Macs) and the latest version of the Chrome web browser should be compatible.  A webcam supported by your computer is also highly recommended for engaging in distance learning.
     
    As a reminder, students are to wear face masks as opposed to gaiters to school. Below is a link to the most recent CDC guidelines, including that acceptable masks should not have valves on them.
     
     
    I would be extremely remiss if I did not thank our faculty and staff who have worked so very diligently this week to prepare for our students' return on Tuesday. We are looking forward to a positive experience and hope that this upcoming Labor Day Weekend is an enjoyable and relaxing one for us all. Have a good one!
     
    Ed Grande
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    09-03-20 BOE Mtg. Public Comments

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    09-03-20 BOE Mtg. Recording

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tkfiCEhoSDqWhjo2cOEDPnxs7_h-hFyp/view?usp=sharing

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    Arrival/Dismissal Times and ALJ/CHK Bell Schedules SY 20-21

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    Face Masks and Crossing Guards' Schedule

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020

    Good afternoon,
     
    Due to recent research that has come out regarding gaiters, we are going to err on the side of caution and require all students to wear face masks from home while in school. Below is a link to the CDC guidelines regarding face masks. It is being recommended that students select and begin wearing comfortable masks over the course of these next two weeks in preparation for their return to school.
     
     
    On another note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Clark Police Department has made adjustments to the crossing guards' schedule at designated areas around town. This adjustment to the crossing guards' schedule will allow the guards to safely guide your children to their designated locations during the mornings, mid-days, and afternoons. The schedule for all guards is as follows: 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
     
    Thank you for your anticipated cooperation with these new changes, and enjoy the rest of your day.
     
    Ed Grande
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    School Lunches and Phone Issues

    Friday, August 21, 2020
     
    Good morning,
     
    If you would like your child to receive school lunches this upcoming year, please reply to the survey at the below link by this upcoming Wednesday (August 26) at noon. You only need to reply if you are interested in your child receiving a daily lunch. A separate survey form for each of your children will be required. Lunch for those students in our free/reduced lunch program will continue to be at no cost. All other lunches will be at the daily, by-school cost as identified in the survey. Regardless of being in the free/reduced program or making payment, this survey must be completed if lunch through the school is desired. You must commit to wanting lunch for your child each school day as lunches will be delivered to our students' homes for the given week each Monday. With the exception of our special needs students in our full-day self-contained classes, all students will be eating lunch at home this coming school year as opposed to while in school as a result of our a.m./p.m. schedule being in place.
     
     
    On another note regarding the issue with incoming calls to our schools, we have reached out to our phone service provider who has determined that the issue lies with Verizon Wireless. Although we have reached out to Verizon Wireless to address the problem, we have not received any updates from them so far. In the meantime, please send an email if you are unable to reach one of our schools by phone so that we can address your concern.
     
    As always, thank you. Enjoy the weekend ahead.
     
    Ed Grande
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    Updates

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    We will be adjusting the school calendar so that Tuesday, September 1 through Friday, September 4 will be four staff professional development days. Students will now begin after Labor Day on Tuesday, September 8. The additional calendar adjustments that need to be made to accommodate for this change will be forthcoming.

    Our Back-to-School Nights will remain as early dismissal days as per the original school calendar. There will be no a.m. and p.m. sessions on these days as all students will remotely be following the early dismissal schedules for their given schools. As a reminder, those dates are given below:

    VRS: Monday, September 14
    ALJ: Tuesday, September 15
    FKH: Wednesday, September 16
    CHK: Thursday, September 17
    CPA: Monday, September 21

    Below is a link to the most updated version of our Reopening Plan (additions highlighted in yellow). We recently received notification from the County Office that our plan meets all of the required elements.

    https://tinyurl.com/y6tb9cjq

    Hope this information is helpful. Enjoy the rest of the day ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    In-Person vs. Full Remote Selection

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    Within the Genesis Student Information System is a form for you to complete regarding the selection of in-person versus full remote instruction for your child for the upcoming school year. A separate form needs to be completed for each of your children by no later than next Monday (the 17th) at noon.

    Once you are within Genesis, the form will simply "pop up" so to speak. Below is a letter explaining how to gain access to Genesis if you are new to our district.

    Please know that the move from full remote to in-person instruction can only be made as of the following dates: November 16, February 1, and April 12. In this case, the principal must be made aware in writing at least ten school days prior to the given date.

    Going in the opposite direction, students can move from in-person to full remote instruction AT ANY TIME. There will be no required amount of notice time, but the principal must still be made aware in writing. However, once the move to full remote is made, the dates and notice time/procedure given above must be adhered to.

    Again, these response forms are to be submitted by no later than Monday, August 17 at noon. Please be certain to complete this form by this time as the associated information is of key importance to our next steps.

    As always, many thanks for your cooperation. Your partnership with our schools, especially during such a most unusual time as now, is greatly appreciated. Enjoy the rest of your day.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Full Remote Learning Option Plan

    Friday, August 7, 2020

    Good morning,

    Please see below for our Full Remote Learning Option Plan. Items seven and eight within this plan describe how a student can enter and exit from this option during the course of the school year. Now that this option has been released, our plan is to make a more binding commitment form (to either in-person or full remote) available through the Genesis Student Information System by the end of the day next Tuesday (the 11th). Responses will be due back no later than the following Monday (the 17th) at noon. Kindly note the critical importance of submitting this form in terms of our needed next steps.

    As always, thank you for your cooperation. I hope you enjoy a relaxing, pleasant weekend ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    This Week's Updates

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020

    Good morning Clark Schools Parents and Guardians,

    Each individual school will be sending the assignment of students to the a.m. and p.m. sessions today along with the "bell" schedules. As a reminder, the only case for which a switch from the a.m. to p.m. session or vice versa will be made is if two children from the same family are assigned to different sessions. If this situation applies to you, kindly reach out to the building principal.

    Please know that we plan to release our full remote learning option plan this Friday and then a more binding commitment form regarding the selection of in-person versus full remote through the Genesis Student Information System next week.

    Hope this information is helpful. Enjoy the rest of the day ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Reopening of Schools Plan FAQ

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

    Good morning,

    Below is a link to a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page that was prepared in response to the questions that were received since our Reopening of Schools Plan was released yesterday. Please visit this page on an ongoing basis as information will be added moving forward. New questions and answers will be embedded towards the bottom of the page. Due to the volume of emails that we are receiving, this document will be our response. Thank you for sending those messages as they are beyond helpful.

    https://tinyurl.com/y3fcd9df

    On another note, please know that your responses to the child return to school input form are not binding at this point in time as we are still planning for our full remote option in light of the recently released State guidelines for that option. We are asking for those input forms to be submitted no later than this coming Monday (August 3) at noon.

    As always, many thanks for your partnership. Enjoy the rest of your day.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Reopening of Schools Plan

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

    Good morning Clark Schools Parents/Guardians,

    Hope your summer has been enjoyable thus far. Below is our plan for the reopening of schools in September. Towards the end of the plan is a link to an input form regarding your intent to have your child(ren) return to the physical building(s) given your knowledge of this plan. This link is also provided below. In order for us to have the best information accessible for our next steps, please be certain to respond no later than next Monday (August 3) at noon. Kindly only submit one response per family.

    https://forms.gle/bMNfH5uss7efZyxx9

    As always, thank you for your cooperation. Enjoy the rest of the week ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Reopening of Schools

    Friday, July 10, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    Hope your summer is going well. As you are most likely aware, Governor Murphy and the Department of Education, on June 26, released guidelines regarding the physical reopening of schools in September. We, as a school district, in conjunction with input from such groups as our Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) and Faculty Councils, are in the process of developing a plan and policies for this reopening. This process will continue over the next few weeks with the goal of communicating the plan to our various stakeholders during the first week of August. In the meantime, please email reopening@clarkschools.org with any input that you might want to share regarding our reopening.

    Your patience and understanding, as always, are greatly appreciated. Enjoy the weekend ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    BOE Online Meeting Recording

    Attached you may listen to the Boe Meeting from today's Google Meet.

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    We Are Crusader Strong Video

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020
     
    Good afternoon,
     
    Thank you for your support in keeping our Crusader community together and positive during this challenging time. Below is a link to a We Are Crusader Strong video. Many thanks goes to those of you who are featured in the video. A very special thanks goes to ALJ Mathematics Teacher and Head Football/Assistant Track Coach Anthony DelConte for leading this endeavor. As Mr. DelConte said, we are sure to overcome this challenge as we are Crusader Strong!
     
     
    Hope you enjoy.

    Ed Grande
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    Technology Helpdesk and Frequently Asked Questions

    Thursday, March 26, 2020
     
    Good afternoon,
     
     
    The below link will take you to our remote learning technology page. Within that page you will find a sub-link to our virtual helpdesk along with the answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the technology needed for remote learning. This page will be updated as we move forward and learn more. When submitting a request through the helpdesk, please include the required information that is listed on the page as this information will allow our technology team to most quickly meet your needs. Due to the possible volume of requests, kindly trust that your request will be addressed as soon as possible. All technology-related requests should go through the helpdesk for the reason of consistency across the district. Such an approach will allow us to most efficiently meet everyone's needs.
     
     
     
    As always, thank you for your cooperation. Have a good evening.
     
     
    Ed Grande
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    Skull Breaker Challlenge

    Good afternoon,

     
    Please see the below link to an article regarding a very dangerous trend known as the "Skull Breaker Challenge" that is occurring through the social media app TikTok.  While we have yet to hear of our students participating in such behavior, we wanted to give you a heads-up so that you could talk to them about the associated dangers.
     
     
    As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's school counselor.
     
    Many thanks and enjoy the weekend ahead.
     
    Ed Grande
    Clark Public School District
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    Security Reminder

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    Momo Challenge

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  • BOE Meeting, May 4th, 2020

    The BOE meeting for May 4th, 2020 has a time and location change.  Please see attached for details.

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  • Registration and Redistricting

    Please note: All incoming grade K students will follow the after redistricting map.

    All new students in grades one to five will be assigned to FKH or VRS based on the enrollment counts at the time of registration.

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  • Parent Contact Info. in Genesis

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  • Genesis Password Solution

     
    There was a programming issue on Genesis's end of the software with the large number of preset passwords.  They did not anticipate this problem prior to our actual implementation.  Please check your email account that you have on file with the school as a new temporary password will be sent there.
     
    If you have any further issues moving ahead, kindly reach out to our Genesis help desk (genesis@clarkschools.org).  Many thanks for your understanding and patience.
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  • Genesis Student Information System

    Our district has recently upgraded its student data management system by implementing the Genesis software interface.  This program is a versatile one that should greatly enhance communication between our school district and families by, for example, being inclusive of an updated Parent Portal.  In order to begin the process of registering with the program, please go to https://parents.genesisedu.com/clark.  In order to log into the system, use the email address where your child(ren)’s report cards have previously been sent as your username.  If you are new to our district, use the email address(es) that you provided on the registration paperwork.  Your temporary password for the system should have been sent to that address.  Kindly know that you will be able to change your password and other information, including your email address(es), after you initially log in.  A Genesis user guide will also be sent to the email account attached to your login information as well.  This year we will again be using email as the primary mode of sending written communication home throughout our district.  As a result, please make certain that your email address(es) is/are kept current and updated within the Genesis system.   

    Kindly note that it is recommended that parents/guardians do not share their login information with their children.  Students in grades five to twelve will have accounts of their own to access their records, schedules, and other information.  They too can access their Genesis accounts by visiting the same link that was provided above but by entering the six-digit student identification numbers connected to their school email accounts as their usernames.  They should enter the temporary passwords sent to these school email accounts.

    This new system is ready for you to access beginning today (Thursday, August 16)Please pay careful attention to any messages that are posted when you log in each time as important information will be displayed.  If you or your children have any questions or trouble logging in, reach out to our district Genesis help desk at genesis@clarkschools.org.  In addition, visit our district website at www.clarkschools.org and, under the “More” tab towards the top right of that page, you will find a “Genesis Student Information System” sub-tab.  This sub-tab currently houses a copy of the Parent User Guide, and additional resources will be added there as they become needed.

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  • Health and Wellness Resources

    These resources can be found under the "More" tab on the top of this page.  Additional resources will be added as they become available.

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    http://www.digifind-it.com/clark/home.php

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