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    Parents are reminded that Students Daily Health Screenings MUST be submitted through Genesis Parent Access.  The screening should be submitted before your child leaves for school each day.  Student health screenings through the rSchoolToday app are no longer permitted.

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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.

 

MTHSl Named Among the National Speech & Debate Association’s Top 100 Schools in the USA National Speech and debate Top 100 Schools

MTHS 1 of Only 2 NJ Schools Named to National Top 100 List - “Our Top 100 schools show an incredible commitment to growing speech and debate,” said J. Scott Wunn, Executive Director of the National Speech & Debate Association. “These programs demonstrate outstanding commitment to the values of integrity, humility, respect, leadership, and service that are central to our Code of Honor.” 

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”

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.

Superintendent Dr. René Rovtar Is Featured Speaker on “OneMontville Unites” Podcast: “Episode 1” OneMontville Unites Podcast series launches every other week. The first episode was October 5, 2020

Dr Rovtar, OneMontville Founder, Reflects on the Essence of Empathy and the Organization’s Origins in Acceptance, Respect and Kindness -  The goal of the OneMontvill Unites podcast is to help people understand issues that they have not had a chance to understand. It is designed to embrace Empathy and to support Acceptance, Respect and Kindness.The community can listen to all “OneMontville Unites” podcast episodes at: https://anchor.fm/onemontvilleunites.

Parents are Reminded to Notify Principals In Writing If Student Will Transition to In-Person Learning for the Next Semester or Trimester Parents are Reminded to Notify Principals In Writing If Student Will Transition to In-Person Learning for the Next Semester

The next phase of the district re-opening plan will be the expansion of in-person enrollment at the start of the next marking period or trimester - The start of the second marking period for the middle and high school students will be Monday, November 16th.  This would mean that the deadline to notify principals to request a change would be Thursday, October 29, 2020.  The elementary schools operate on a trimester basis with the second trimester starting on December 10th.  Notification to the elementary principals must take place by November 25, 2020.  Notification must be in writing to the building principal.

Cedar Hill Elementary Dedicates Book Vending Machine to Reward Character and Promote Reading The Book Box Vending Machine is decorated with bright books.

Montville Educational Foundation and Blue Foundry Bank Attend the Unveiling of the Unique Educational Initiative - Character matters and at Cedar Hill Elementary School when students demonstrate exceptional character they will receive a golden coin that can be used in the school's new Book Box Vending Machine. Cedar Hill added the book vending machine to their award-winning character education program to help promote reading and reward character.

Assemblywoman Sends “Commendations and Praise” to Morris County Teacher of the Year Christopher Butchko at MTHS Morris County Teacher of the Year Christopher Butchko with the Certificate of “Commendations and Praise."

Certificate Presented to the Montville Township High School Holocaust and Genocide Studies Teacher During Class, as Students Cheered In-Person and Virtually - “Commendations and praise are extended to Christopher Butchko, by the citizenry of the 26th New Jersey Legislative District, through their elected representative, upon the occasion of being awarded Morris County Teacher of the Year by the New Jersey Department of Education on August 26, 2020,” the certificate sent by Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce stated.

All 7 Montville Township Public Schools Achieve Certification with Sustainable Jersey for Schools Sustainable Jersey for Schools announced on September 15, 2020, that all 7 Montville Township Public Schools achieved the Bronze Certification for 2020.

District Represents 7 Out of 147 New Jersey Public Schools to Achieve Certification  -  Sustainable Jersey for Schools announced on September 15, 2020, that all 7 Montville Township Public Schools achieved the Bronze Certification for 2020. All 7 MTPS schools previously qualified for Bronze level, and have maintained that designation into the new academic year. In 2020, of the 147 schools that achieved certification, 80 schools did so for the first time and 67 schools, like the 7 MTPS schools, were recertified.

Daily Health Screenings Are Required For Staff Members and All In-Person Students

All students and staff attending classes in-person must submit a Daily Health Screening Submission

Every day that a student or staff member attends classes or is in the district in-person, the student or staff member must submit a Daily Health Screening. -  Please stay home if you are having symptoms that are not associated with other chronic conditions that you typically experience such as allergies, migraines, etc. Please remember that all absences should still be reported through the usual process.

40 District Teachers Honored for a Combined 770 Years of Service Superintendent Dr. Rene Rovtar congratulates 40 educators on a combined 770 Year s Of Service

Faculty, administration and staff were honored in a virtual announcement  - The 40 educators were recognized for 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service. Leonard Saunders, Valley View PE Teacher, had 35 years in the district, followed by Shari Arzi of Hilldale and Kevin Haugh of Cedar Hill, each with 30 years. Watch the ceremony on YouTube.

4 MTHS Students Qualify as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

4 of Only 16,000 Nationwide - These MTHS seniors: Theo Mohideen, Safi Patel, Victoria Wei and Andrew Xu, were among the 16,000 names of nationwide semifinalists announced on Wednesday, Sept 9, 2020, by officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants.

Legendary Emcee George Shea Shares Motivational Message with Montville Township Public Schools Faculty and Staff A legendary emcee, George Shea welcomes the Montville faculty and staff back to school.

With Enthusiastic Encouragement, Shea Speaks as One with Faculty and Staff -  “We face a challenge like none other,” Shea begins. He speaks as though he is one with the faculty. “An enemy we don’t understand. And we have no tools. And we have no resources. And we have no weapons. But we are not alone. We stand shoulder to shoulder…. And we will charge the hill together, and, if one of us falls, we will pick them up and we will advance the cause, because we are the Montville Schools’ faculty and staff, led by Rene Rovtar.” 

New Teachers Begin Two-Day Orientation at Montville Township Public Schools. Twenty Teachers to Join Faculty for 2020-2021 School Year. twenty new teachers will join the faculty of MTPS. Seventeen attended the New Teacher Orientation on August 25, 2020 at MTHS.

New Teachers Attended Both In-Person and Virtual Training Sessions August 25 & 26 - New faculty attended a socially distanced, in-person, orientation on August 25. A mixture of in-person and virtual comprised the two-day "2020 New Teacher Orientation" training.The faculty are assigned throughout the district’s seven schools and will address a variety of curriculum areas. There will be three new elementary teachers, four special education teachers, three music teachers, one art teacher, one new social worker, one school nurse, one new MTHS English teacher, one district English Language Learner (or ESL) teacher, one World Language teacher, one Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and three long-term substitutes.

Substitute Teachers Encouraged to Apply To Montville Township Public Schools Substitute Teachers Encouraged to Apply To Montville Township Public Schools

Award-Winning District Pays $100/Day to Qualified Subs - Applicants must possess a Morris County Substitute Certificate issued by the New Jersey Department of Education. Candidates must also have completed 60 semester hour credits at a regionally accredited college or university and pass the New Jersey Criminal History Background clearance.

Superintendent Dr. Rene Rovtar Clarifies District Reopening Plan - Both In-Person and Full-Time Virtual Options Available for 2020-2021 School Year Superintendent Dr. Rene Rovtar Clarifies District Reopening Plan Has Both In-Person and Full-Time Virtual Options

Links to DISTRICT REOPENING PLAN FAQs & RETURN TO SCHOOL SURVEY are available in this article. Additionally, Superintendent Dr. Rene Rovtar explains the Montville Board of Education approval of the DISTRICT REOPENING PLAN and the Full-Time Virtual and In-Person options. BOTH Full-Time Virtual and In-Person options are offered for the 2020-2021 academic year. Parents must select their preferred option in the Genesis Parent Portal by Wednesday, August 12 at midnight. 

Superintendent Dr. Rene Rovtar Shares Draft "Montville Township Public Schools Reopening Plan September 2020" With Parents Superintendent Dr. Rene Rovtar letter to parents regarding draft fall 2020 school reopening plan

Plan will be discussed at Wednesday, August 5, BOE MeetingClick here to review the plan. This will be reviewed at the virtual Montville Board of Education meeting on 8/5/2020. The public portion begins at 7:30 p.m. BOE Meetings can be viewed live at www.montville.net/boemeetinglive. Dr. Rovtar will provide an overview of the plan and there will be an opportunity for members of the public to make comments or ask questions about the plan. Following the discussion, the Board of Education is expected to adopt a plan in order to be compliant with the guidance that a plan must be in place and provided to parents at least thirty days prior to the first day of school. The 2020-2021 academic year begins September 8, 2020. 

School Nurses Remind Parents & Guardians: A Daily Screening Submission Must Be Completed Before Sending Students to Schools

Student temperatures must be submitted daily

The Daily Screening Submission must be completed by a parent or guardian before your child(ren) leaves home. If a student arrives in school without it completed, a parent will be called and asked to complete it. If it remains incomplete, the child will be sent home. Repeated offenses will result in a mandatory meeting with the principal and/or the student being assigned to remote learning.

BOE Approves Revised Reopening Plan - A Letter from Superintendent Dr. Rene Rovtar

Letter form Superintendent Dr. Rene Rovtar explaining revised reopening plan

Additional staffing, specifically substitute teachers, are needed immediately - To apply for substitute teaching positions please go to: https://www.applitrack.com/montvillenj/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?category=Substitute+Teachers+and+Nurses