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Boys Soccer Team Wins 2020 Northwest Region Group 3 Championship
Boys Soccer Team Wins 2020 Northwest Region Group 3 Championship
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MTHS Wrestling Team 2020 State Group III Champions
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Montville Township Public Schools

COVID-19 Protocol for Returning to In-Person Instruction

 

The Montville Township Public Schools and the Montville Township Board of Health are currently utilizing the N.J. Department of Health guidelines titled “COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Local Health Departments for K-12 Schools” dated December 22, 2020.  Please refer to the N.J. Department of Health document referenced below including the COVID-19 Exclusion Table on page 13.  N.J. is currently under the high-risk column.

  • If a person is symptomatic or asymptomatic and has a COVID-19 test, he/she is advised to remain home until the test results are received. 
  • If a person receives COVID-19 test results and is confirmed positive (whether or not he/she is symptomatic or asymptomatic), the person is advised to remain home on isolation. The person needs to call the local health department in order to identify and exclude close contacts for the 14 days from last exposure.
  • If a person has COVID-19 symptoms but has not tested, the person is advised to remain home isolated. The person needs to call the local health department in order to identify and exclude close contacts for the 14 days from last exposure or the person tests negative for COVID-19.
  • If an individual has symptoms of COVID-19 as outlined below, a COVID-19 test should be taken and the result of the test should be emailed to the school nurse for quarantine direction.
  • If a person has symptoms and the results are negative for COVID-19, the person is advised to remain home for 24 hours after his/her fever is gone without the use of fever reducing medications and other symptoms have improve.
  • Of interest for those who have tested positive for COVID-19, please read the American Academy of Pediatrics notice as of January 5, 2021 regarding information on returning to sports at https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/covid-19-interim-guidance-return-to-sports/

Please note: Siblings of a student who has symptoms and meets COVID-19 would be excluded from school until the symptomatic individual receives a negative test result.  If the symptomatic individual tests positive, the sibling will need to self-quarantine.

COVID-19 Compatible Symptoms:

At least two of the following symptoms: fever (measure or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), myalgia (muscle aches), headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose;

OR

At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, new taste disorder

References:

https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/RecommendationsForLocalHealthDepts_K12Schools.pdf

http://montvillenj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7310/12032020_NJDOH_COVID_Instructions_Persons_Who_Test_Positive?bidId=

http://montvillenj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7311/12032020_NJDOH_COVID_Instructions_Persons_Who_Test_Negative?bidId=

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Hilldale Student Council asks Community to Participate in Homeless Solutions’ A NIGHT IN THE COLD On Saturday, December 4, the Hilldale Student Council is asking the Community, their friends, and their families to participate in Homeless Solutions’  to raise crucial funds and awareness for the homeless families and individuals in our community.

On Saturday, December 4, the Hilldale Student Council is asking the Community, their friends, and their families to join the Hilldale team and participate in Homeless Solutions’ A NIGHT IN THE COLD to raise crucial funds and awareness for homeless families and individuals in Morris County. Hilldale's goal is to raise $1,000. During A NIGHT IN THE COLD participants will brave the elements by sleeping outside for one night. Where and how you sleep is up to you! You can sleep in places like a tent, sleeping bag, or your car (with the car off), which are some of the ways street homeless do when they are without shelter. Others may opt for their porch, garage floor, or church/school parking lot. You can participate alone or in socially-distanced groups. It’s open to everyone of all ages - families, individuals, faith and school groups, sports teams, the scouts, and businesses!​ Everyone can join the Hilldale team or create a team of their own. The important thing is to help provide crucial funds for the homeless.

MTHS Junior Laura Justnes Lands Spot in NJ All-State Mixed Ensemble Chorus Montville Township High School junior Laura Justnes, was selected for the Mixed (SATB) Ensemble for NJ All-State Chorus 2021.

The Class of 2023 Alto is One of Only 141 out of 400 Chosen for 2021 All-State Concert - MTHS junior Laura Justnes was selected for the Mixed SATB Ensemble for NJ All-State Chorus 2021. Justnes is one of only 141 singers selected out of the 400 students that auditioned. The alto placed 14 out of 50 in her voice part. For 2021 the auditions were held virtually and the 2021 concert will also be virtual. As with all the NJ singers selected for the 2021 All-State Chorus, her voice part will be overlaid with others from her section, Ultimately the individual musical clips of 141 students from across NJ will be combined to create the 2021 SATB virtual All-State concert.

William Mason Teachers Say “Thank You” for McDonald’s “Thank You Meals” Educators who participated in the Thank You video include Teresa Gorgia, Fatima Rustemi, Maria Millan, Kaitlyn Tierney, Diane Oberlin, David Melucci and Kim Beiermeister.

“We’re Lovin’ It!” the teachers said of the 5-Day Breakfast Giveaway - VIDEO! “Thank you. McDonald’s! We’re Lovin’ it!” Those are the cheers heard on video from educators at William Mason Elementary School. “We wanted to thank McDonald’s for their generous offer of giving teachers a full breakfast for a week!” said kindergarten teacher Diane Oberlin.

Valley View Leads the Nation in “Exercise US” Program Valley View Physical Education Teacher Len Saunders created “Exercise US” thirteen years ago to help raise awareness of the importance of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

Montville Twp PE teacher, Len Saunders, inspires students to get moving coast to coast - Valley View Elementary School fifth-grade students arrived early on Thursday September 30, 2021. The 48 students were there to lead the nation in the 13th Annual “Exercise US” program. The students kicked-off the continuous wave of exercise at 8:00 a.m. In fifteen-minute intervals, schools across the nation followed suit, each exercising simultaneously until the next group of students began their exercise routine. Students exercised ten hours throughout the course of the day, from 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Participation occurred in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and some US territories.

English Teacher Suezette Given Receives the American Writers Museum’s OnWord 2021 Inspiration Award of $10,000 Teacher Suezette Given receives American Writers Museum OnWord 2021 Inspiration Award

Award-Winning Author Jenny Xie Describes how Given Continues to Inspire and Inform the Writer’s Work Years Beyond the Classroom - Teacher Suezette Given received the American Writers Museum’s [AWM] OnWord 2021 Inspiration Award. The ceremony was held in Chicago in the days just before the start of the 2021-2022 school year. The OnWord Inspiration Award honors teachers who have made a difference in the lives of great writers. Given, an English teacher at Robert R. Lazar Middle School, was nominated for the Inspiration Award and $10,000 prize by author Jenny Xie. The segment of the gala event where author Xie dedicates the 2021 Inspiration Award to Given can be viewed on YouTube.

“Supporting Your Child’s Return to School in September 2021” - A Webinar for Parents & Guardians Webinar “Supporting Your Child’s Return to School in September 2021”

Catherine Lomauro, a Student Assistance Counselor, with the Montville Township Public Schools Counseling team, has created a 20-minute webinar to inform and equip parents and guardians with information and strategies to help understand and support their child’s transition into the new school year. - “Supporting Your Child’s Return to School in September 2021” is a webinar that explores both the practical and the social and emotional perspectives that are unique to the 2021-2022 school year. To access this valuable information please go to: www.montville.net/supportingchildsreturntoschool 

Information Technology Services in Montville Township Public Schools Receives Lenovo’s Outstanding Service Award The Information Technology Services ITS Department of Montville Township Public Schools MTPS received Lenovo’s 2020 Warranty Self-Maintainer Award.

Only 10% of Lenovo's North American Service Teams Achieve This Recognition - “Congratulations to your organization and specifically to your service team for achieving Lenovo’s Outstanding Service Award status for fiscal year 2020!” Victoria Pawelkowski, Sr. Warranty Channels Manager of Lenovo North America, wrote in her letter to the Montville Township Board of Education.

WHO GETS IN AND WHY? - an evening with Jeffry Selingo WHO GETS IN AND WHY? - an evening with Jeffry Selingo 7PM on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in Rockaway.

NOTE: Location Change - 7PM on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - This IN-PERSON EVENT will take place at Morris Knolls High School Auditorium, 50 Knoll Drive, Rockaway, NJ. In Who Gets In and Why?, journalist and higher education expert Jeffrey Selingo dispels entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the admissions game and reveals that teenagers and parents have much to gain by broadening their notion of what qualifies as a “good college.” 

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Mission and Values

Mission Statement

Montville Township Public Schools strive to develop well-rounded, invested, and inspired students by engaging them in an experience of collaboration with educators, parents, and community that fosters a culture of innovation, character and inclusivity, in a shared spirit of pride.

Values Statement

Montville Township Public Schools believes that all students possess the tools necessary for achievement, and it is our role to guide them in crafting a life-long passion and curiosity in fulfilling their potential. The platform on which our students stand, learn, and grow is supported by three pillars:

Innovation

Montville Township Public Schools believes in being a leader in education by creating authentic active learning opportunities in the classroom and beyond.

Character

Montville Township Public Schools values service, engagement, and kindness in connecting our students to one another and the broader community. Through a wide assortment of experiences, course offerings, extracurricular activities and athletic opportunities, we afford our students the means to explore their world and participate in a personalized educational journey designed to help them discover their passions and achieve their goals.  We believe that all students should be ethical, self-motivated, caring and contributing members of the global community.

Community

Montville Township Public Schools seeks to cultivate a safe and inclusive environment that champions a sense of spirit and a respect for tradition. Our students are encouraged to break down barriers and bridge divides to create and participate in opportunities for service within their school, the district and the community at large.