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  • Alert:

    MTHS in-person classes will resume Monday, February 1. MTHS classes will remain 100% virtual until then. Please continue to wear face masks, practice social distancing, and follow CDC guidelines when outside your home.

  • UPDATED:

    Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022 opens on Mon, Jan 11, 2021. On-Line Registration Must Be Completed Before Friday, February 12. See INFO: http://www.montville.net/News/kindergarten-reg-2021 .

    NOTE CORRECTION: In-Person registration is NOT required.

  • Alert:

    An IMPORTANT message from Montville Township Health Department. Please “#TakeTheCall”. If our contact tracers call you, please speak with them. Contact Tracing Saves Lives!

     

  • Alert:

    Montville Township Board Meetings will be held virtually until further notice.  No public in attendance at meetings.  Meetings may be viewed at www.montville.net/boemeetinglive.

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Boys Soccer Team Wins 2020 Northwest Region Group 3 Championship
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MTHS Cheerleaders National Champions 2020
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Welcome to Our New Website!

The Montville Township Public Schools are proud to launch our new website.  We are confident that the organization and layout of this new site will enhance the ability of all to access important information.  Connections are provided to the district's Twitter and Facebook feeds to provide the most up-to-date information about district programs, events and the wonderful things that happen in our schools each and every day. 

News to Note

 

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=

News

Criminal History Students at MTHS Question Detectives on How to Investigate In preparation for Detectives McGowan and Iemmello’s virtual visits, students submitted a long list of questions. The two Detectives answered at length.

Virtual Setting Allows Guest Speakers to Visit Classes More Easily From Anywhere - Montville Township Police Department Detective Scott McGowan, who also serves as a Montville Township Public Schools’ School Resource Officer and Anthony Iemmello, a retired Detective of the Newark Police Department, spoke with students from Montville Township High School’s new Criminal History classes. Criminal History is focused on helping students develop an understanding of crime through the context of history. Students study how crimes are investigated, how deductive reasoning is used to solve crime, and how investigative techniques have changed.

Kindergarten Registration Opens Monday January 11, 2021. On-Line Registration Must Be Completed Before Friday, February 12, 2021 Kindergarten Registration Opens Monday January 11, 2021. On-Line and In-Person Registration Must Be Completed Before Friday, February 12, 2021

Kindergarten Registration for Montville Township Public Schools’ 2021-2022 academic year opens Monday, January 11, 2021. All children of residents of Montville, Pine Brook and Towaco, New Jersey, who have reached the age of five on or before October 1, 2021, are eligible for Kindergarten. NOTE CORRECTION: Parents must complete On-Line Registration for each child attending Kindergarten by Friday, February 12, 2021. There is NO In-Person registration this year. Instructions and details regarding the entire Kindergarten Registration process can be found at www.montville.net. Parents and Guardians are reminded to scroll down to the QUICK LINKS tab on the lower right, and from there scroll down to STUDENT REGISTRATION.

District Offers FREE, ONLINE, ESL Classes for Those Who Wish to Learn or Strengthen English Speaking or Reading Skills ESL Classes are FREE. There is no registration requirement.

English as a Second Language Classes are Available to Adults in Montville, Towaco and Pine Brook - For the first time Montville Township Public Schools will offer Virtual ESL classes. Classes are FREE. There is no registration requirement. Adult English language learners are welcomed to attend some, or all, of the classes being offered in one, or both, sessions. Session 1  is scheduled for Monday, January 25 - Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Session 2 will be held Monday, March 22 - Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Adults are welcomed to attend as many classes as they would like. The LINK to attend is: meet.google.com/xoj-jwik-cfn

VFW to Honor Essay Winners from Lazar and MTHS on January 10 at 2PM

MTHS senior Maria Papera and Lazar eighth grade student Kyle Phillips will be honored at a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Sunday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m.. Papera and Phillips were both awarded first place in national essay contests by VFW Post 5481 of Montville Township. The two also earned second place at the VFW District (county) level. The January 10 Awards Ceremony is open to the public. Montville Township Public Schools teachers Trudy Coppola of Cedar Hill, Rick Crescente of Lazar and James McManus of MTHS, will also be honored at the ceremony. The teachers have won Post and District competitions and are now competing in the VFW National Citizenship Educational Teacher Awards at the State level.

For Thanksgiving Cedar Hill Elementary Says Thanks to Teachers and Donates Non-Perishable Food to Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry

A colorful array of fall and education images that spelled out: “THANKFUL FOR OUR TEACHERS” was planted in the lawn at Cedar Hill Elementary by the Home and School Association. The school’s bulldog mascot, Buddy, acknowledged the large signs of gratitude placed in honor of the Montville Township Public Schools’ teachers.

Masked Bulldog Mascot Helps Deliver Food Items From Elementary School - Cedar Hill Elementary School students, faculty and families donated a mini-van full of non-perishable food items to the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry on November 24, 2020. While wearing a facial covering in recognition of the school’s #MaskUp initiative, Buddy, the Cedar Hill Bulldog mascot, helped parents load the van with the food pantry donations. While at the school the mascot also acknowledged the large signs of gratitude the Cedar Hill Elementary School Home and School Association planted in the lawn outside the building. The colorful array of fall and education images also included large letters that spelled out: “THANKFUL FOR OUR TEACHERS”

Virtual Valley View Third Grader Posts #Thankful Billboard on Route 46 to Thank His Teachers The billboard says: “#THANKFUL FOR MY AMAZING TEACHERS, MS. FALK AND MR. LARKIN / CONRAD ANTAL / AGE 9 / OUTFRONT/”

Outfront Media Offered Children of Employees an Opportunity to Share #Thankful Messages - Conrad Antal is a full-time virtual student at Valley View Elementary School in Montville Township, New Jersey. While talking over dinner about things he is thankful for, the 9-year-old mentioned to his dad that he is thankful for his teachers Ms. (Amy) Falk and Mr. (John) Larkin. Since spring, Conrad has been a 100% virtual student. During the 2020-2021 academic year, he has not had the opportunity to meet his teachers in person. This past weekend, November 22, 2020, Conrad’s #Thankful message was placed on an electronic billboard on Route 46 in Montville Township, NJ. The billboard says: “#THANKFUL FOR MY AMAZING TEACHERS, MS. FALK AND MR. LARKIN / CONRAD ANTAL / AGE 9 / OUTFRONT/”

First Quarter ShopRite STARS for 2020-2021 Honored by Montville Township Board of Education ShopRite STARS for 1st Quarter at MTHS include Seniors Ken Shimabuku (Academics), Dani Vito (Athletics), Olivia Fazio (Arts), Griffin Smolar (Community Service) and Isabella Kruger (Leadership)

Five MTHS Seniors Received Recognition for Excellence in Academics, Athletics, Arts, Community Service and Leadership - First quarter marking period ShopRite STARS are: Ken Shimabuku (Academics), Dani Vito (Athletics), Olivia Fazio (Arts), Griffin Smolar (Community Service) and Isabella Kruger (Leadership). They were honored in a virtual ceremony by Montville Board of Education on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

 

NJ Governor Phil Murphy Calls with Congratulations for Morris County Teacher of the Year Christopher Butchko New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy congratulated social studies teacher Christopher Butchko to say congratulations on being named Morris County Teacher of the Year.

While on the Phone, Governor and Students Participate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Activity - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy congratulated social studies teacher Christopher Butchko in a phone call on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Governor Murphy called Butchko in the morning, while classes were in session both virtually and in-person at Montville Township High School, in Montville Township, NJ. “Congratulations on Morris County Teacher of the Year,” Murphy told Butchko. Students in the classroom had the opportunity to listen to the Governor’s call and participate with him in a "virtual" activity.

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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.