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Boys Soccer Team Wins 2020 Northwest Region Group 3 Championship
Boys Soccer Team Wins 2020 Northwest Region Group 3 Championship
MTHS Cheerleaders National Champions 2020
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Wrestling Team 2020 State Group III Champions
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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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 Roxbury.

7PM on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - This IN-PERSON EVENT will take place at Eisenhower Middle School, Roxbury School District, 47 Eyland Ave, Succasunna, NJ 07876. 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.” 

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.

41 Teachers Honored for a Combined 770 Years of Service Years of Service in Education Pins -- Forty-one members of the Montville Township Public Schools’ faculty, administration and staff were honored for a combined 770 Year of Educational Service.

Virtual Presentation of Awards Was Part of the First Inservice Day for Montville Township Public Schools’ 2021-2022 Faculty and Staff - Forty-one members of the Montville Township Public Schools’ faculty, staff, and administration were honored in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Together the educators, who were recognized for their Years of Service, have dedicated a combined 770 years as representatives of the district’s motto to: “Educate. Inspire. Empower.” Eighteen were honored in each of the 15 and 20 Years of Service categories. Three were highlighted for 25 Years of Service, and Katherine Klein, of Cedar Hill, and Donald Heyburn, of Montville Township High School were honored for 30 and 35 years, respectively.

Community Input Session for Superintendent Search Will Be Held on Monday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. in MTHS Media Center

Members of the Montville Township Public Schools community are encouraged to participate - The Community Input Session will serve as an opportunity for members of the community to share the characteristics, qualifications, and experience they value and would like to see reflected in the district’s next Superintendent of Schools. The information gathered at this session, along with the on-line Superintendent Survey responses, and input from other focus groups, will be used to set necessary criteria for the superintendent search, and will shape a variety of candidate review documents and the interview questions. This information  will directly inform the Montville Township Board of Education in the superintendent selection process. NOTE: the on-line Superintendent Survey will be active until Friday, September 24.

New Teachers Attend 2-Day Orientation at Montville Township Public Schools New Teachers for the 2021 through 2022 school year.

Administrative Team Provides Training, Guidance and Experience - Fifteen new teachers attended New Teacher Orientation 2021 on Tuesday, August 24. The in-person program was held at Montville Township High School. A total of seventeen new teachers have joined the district’s staff for the 2021 through 2022 academic year. The new faculty are assigned throughout the district’s seven schools and will address a variety of curriculum areas. There will be five new elementary teachers, three special education teachers, one speech teacher, one BSI teacher, one music teacher, two social studies teachers, one World Language teacher, one district-wide elementary Spanish teacher and two long-term substitute teachers in music and special education.

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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.