Congratulations to the MTHS Class of 2022
Congratulations to the MTHS Class of 2022
MTHS Production of Grease - 2022
MTHS Production of Grease - Spring 2022
MTHS Softball Team 2022 Morris County Champions
MTHS Softball Team 2022 Morris County Champions
Bowling Team recognized as NJAC Tournament and Conference Champions
Bowling Team recognized as NJAC Tournament and Conference Champions
Valley View students participate in the ACES (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) Program
Valley View students participate in the ACES (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) Program
Hilldale School students - Rainbow of Kindness
Montville Township Board of Education Members
Montville Township Board of Education
Lazar Students Assist in Honoring Veterans
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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=

News

MTHS Graduates 255 at 51st Commencement Montville Township High School Graduated 255 students from the Class of 2022 at the 51st Annual Commencement Ceremony on June 23, 2022.

Class of 2022 Ceremony Was Held Outdoors in Mustang Stadium - Thursday, June 23, 2022, Montville Township High School’s Class of 2022 graduated outdoors in the Mustang Stadium. The procession of students, faculty and administrators stepped onto the field at 7:00 p.m. for the 51st Annual MTHS Commencement. MTHS Principal Douglas Sanford  presided over the event, introducing the honored guests, and addressing the Class of 2022 and their families.

299 Lazar 8th Grade Students Attended Promotion Ceremony Student Council President, Nolan Shenkman, gave the student address for the Robert R. Lazar 8th grade Class of 2022.

June 22, 2022 Lazar Held the 69th Annual Promotion Ceremony at MTHS - Student Council President, Nolan Shenkman, gave the student address for the Robert R. Lazar 8th grade Class of 2022. He reflected on the uncertainty of the past three years, which was marked by a global pandemic, and said to his peers: “I believe, that since we have managed to cope with adversity, the sky’s the limit for the [8th grade] Class of 2022.”

MTHS Announces State-Of-the-Art Renovation and Repairs. High School Track and Football Field Closes for Construction Rendering of state-of-the-art track at MTHS.

Track and Field Closed to the Public from May 31 to June 10 and June 24 through September 2 - Relay for Life and MTHS Graduation will Still Be Held on the Track and Field. In order to complete necessary repairs and upgrades, the MTHS track and football field will be fully closed to the public two times during spring and summer 2022. The first closure occurs May 31 through June 10 and the second will be from June 24 through September 2, 2022. During both closures the area of the MTHS track and football field will be an active construction site. The public is prohibited from using the site during construction. A new synthetically resurfaced rubberized track will be built during the renovation and repairs process. Additionally, the football field turf will be fully replaced. Both surfaces are highly rated to provide low-impact running surfaces that result in ideal traction and state-of-the-art safety and performance. The renovations will also continue to improve drainage and will provide lower maintenance needs, thus reducing on-going costs in upkeep...READ MORE...

Summer Homework Assignments 2022 for Lazar, MTHS and MTHS AP Courses Graphic of globe with two children reading on either side. Image for the 2022 Summer Reading Assignments for Lazar, MTHS and MTHS AP.

Summer Reading information for Lazar, MTHS, and MTHS AP Classes is available now. Lazar Math also available. Summer is a time to remember that reading a good book can be fun as well as informative. By encouraging students to read over the summer, we support the goal of creating lifelong readers. The One School One Book initiative promotes greater unity among students and a desire to be part of collaborative conversations. 

Valley View Respectful Language Essay Winners Read Excerpts at 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony Christopher Lee, Cole Weinberg, Arjun Gupta and Elizabeth Zheng received Valley View PTA Essay Awards at the 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony held on Monday, June 20, 2022.

Four Valley View 5th grade essayists received awards for their outstanding words - Christopher Lee, Cole Weinberg, Arjun Gupta and Elizabeth Zheng received Valley View PTA Essay Awards at the 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony held on Monday, June 20, 2022. In addition to recognition, each of the winners was asked to read a portion of their winning essays. The 2022 Valley View PTA Essay theme was Respectful Language.

Dr. Thomas A. Gorman Appointed Superintendent of Schools by Montville Township Board of Education Dr. Thomas A. Gorman was appointed Superintendent of the Montville Township Public Schools on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

An Innovative Educator, Dr. Gorman Will Begin His Position as Superintendent of Montville Township Public Schools on July 1, 2022 - Dr. Thomas A. Gorman was appointed Superintendent of the Montville Township Public Schools on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The resolution of Dr. Gorman’s appointment was unanimously passed by the Montville Township Board of Education. Dr. Gorman’s appointment is effective as of July 1, 2022, following the retirement of Superintendent Dr. René T. Rovtar on June 30. READ MORE: www.montville.net/news/superintendent-dr-thomas-a-gorman

Montville Township Board of Education Adopts Annual Budget for 2022-2023 Stock image of a budget binder

Highlights of the 2022-2023 school budget include: The addition of three elementary teaching positions due to enrollment changes. The addition of one part time Basic Skills Teacher and one part time ESL Teacher. Additional related and extraordinary services based on student needs. Increased costs in the area of transportation due to rising fuel prices and bus driver shortages. Renovation projects including: Upgrading the entrance security at Lazar Middle School, repairs to external wall panels at Cedar Hill, William Mason and Woodmont Schools, Replacement of the gym windows at Woodmont School, Improvements to the exterior entrance and signage at Valley View School, Univentilator replacement at Valley View School, paving at Hilldale, William Mason and Valley View Schools. The budget reflects the addition of several teaching positions. The full presentation is available on the district website at 2022-2023 Public Hearing on the Budget.

Montville Township Public Schools and Solar Landscape Activate Solar Panels on Six Schools, Generating 1.8 Megawatts Solar Installation at Montville Township Public Schools Expected to Save Schools Nearly $1 Million Over 15 Years and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

At No Cost to the District, the Solar Installation is Expected to Save Schools Nearly $1 Million Over 15 Years and Reduce Greenhouse Gas EmissionsThe solar project was made possible through a 15-year solar power purchase agreement which enables the school district to install the panels at no cost and purchase the electricity they generate at guaranteed discounts every month. The district’s utility cost savings are expected to be more than $980,000 over the term of the agreement. In addition to installing solar panels, Solar Landscape will also be facilitating educational programming about clean energy and climate change for the district’s students. The company’s workforce development director, will work with the district’s teachers to provide learning materials and educational solar kits.

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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.