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*** HPS Extended Day Enrichment Program 22-23***

What is this: We are looking to offer a free Extended Day Enrichment Program to students in grades K-8. This program is 100% optional and we will not grade students. Instead, educators will work with students to focus on refining essential academic skills, by grade level, that may be lacking.

*** Household Information Survey/Lunch APP Form ***

This form is the reason that we can offer Free Breakfast and Free Lunch to EVERY SINGLE CHILD. Because of the pandemic we have received few of these completed forms. PLEASE FILL THIS OUT so that we can continue to offer FREE BREAKFAST and FREE LUNCH.

If you have not already done so, please fill out the form and return to your child's homeroom teacher.

Thank you

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*** A Message from our School Nurses ***

Oct 6, 2021
Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Health Office has seen an uptick of students being sent to school not feeling well. As a result, the number of students being sent for COVID-19 testing has increased. Therefore, this increases the risk of exposure to other students and staff should the student be COVID positive.

If your child complains of a sore throat, headache, congestion or any other signs/symptoms please do not send them to school. Let's try to control what we can control. Unfortunately, we are in different times. We can no longer send our children to school with "the sniffles."

In addition, if your child is sent home with COVID-19 like symptoms and you are asked to be tested, please do not send your child to school without being cleared by the health office. This just requires a copy of the results to be sent to the Health Office prior to your child returning to class. The nurses can be reached by email at [email protected] or [email protected] or by fax at 973-790-1429.

Furthermore, with regard to travel, both domestic and international, please read the following:

The CDC recommends that travel be delayed for those who are not fully vaccinated. If travel cannot be delayed, domestic and international travelers who are not fully vaccinated should get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if they test
negative. If testing is not completed post-travel, individuals should self-quarantine for 10 days. International travelers who are fully vaccinated should also get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel, self-monitor for symptoms, and isolate and get tested if symptoms develop. For those traveling to/from New Jersey, domestic travel is defined as lasting 24 hours or longer to states or U.S. territories other than those connected to New Jersey, such as Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware. }
We will make it through this difficult time by working together.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Nyesha Feggins, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Carr, RN

** HPS Halloween Parade is at 1:30pm ***

Dear PK-4th Grade HPS Parents,

It looks like the weather will be cooperative tomorrow for our annual PK-4th Grade Halloween Costume Parade. Please do not send your child to school tomorrow wearing a costume. Instead, as we have done in years past, class parents will be allowed entry into the building at 12:30 so that they can help the children fit into their costumes. We expect that this will be an excellent event and will be a blast for our students!

In keeping with last year's Halloween protocols, outside food and treats will not be permitted for classroom parties. I want to explain why we need to make this decision. In the past parents have brought in donuts or other treats for kids to have after the parade. I certainly understand why parents like going the extra mile to provide these sort of treats to students. With that said, we simply are not able to allow this at HPS for the following reasons.

Primarily, we are under very strict regulations regarding potential food allergies. The food that we serve from our food vendor at school is created with specific food allergens in mind and this is why we are able to serve the specific meals that we do. Nonetheless, the meals or treats that are brought from home or that are bought and pre-packaged could potentially contain ingredients that could make a child ill. Simply put, we just don’t have the manpower to double check that each item that is brought from home or purchased from a store will meet the specific nutritional requirements that we are obligated to adhere to while our school is operational. If a child were to come to school and get ill due to a food item given to him/her that was not provided by our food service vendor our school would not be covered under our insurance’s umbrella coverage.

Moreover, if I allowed parents to bring in food items from home and a child got sick I could very well be in jeopardy of losing my Principal and Superintendent license. If that happens I wouldn't be able to work with your kids any longer and I that would make me very very very sad. This is why we need to follow this protocol, but please know that I do think that this is disappointing. Nonetheless, we encourage parents that attend these class parties to instead bring with them fun games or activities that can be played with the kids after the parade is over.

*** Notice to Bidders - Unit Ventilator Replacement at HPS ***

Notice is hereby given that the Haledon Board of Education will be receiving sealed bids at the board office located at 70 Church Street, Haledon, NJ 07508, for the Unit Ventilator Replacement at Haledon Public School.

Bids must be submitted to the Haledon Board of Education at the Board of Education, 70 Church Street, Haledon, New Jersey 07508 no later than 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. All bids will be opened and read to the public at that time by the School Business Administrator at the board offices. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days from the opening of the bids.

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