As a part of our ongoing work to afford parents open communication with the schools, we have added elements of social media to assist us with providing as much communication as possible.
We have chosen to push news and information through various social media channels so that we can constantly update and remind students, parents and the wider community about all of the wonderful things that are happening in our schools. We share the latest news, announcements and events via the website, Facebook and Twitter. This enables us to provide you with real- time information, direct efficient messages and promote community outreach. We understand the power of social media and its impact on the greater community, and we want to use these channels to showcase the Little Silver schools.
In some cases, social media websites are being used increasingly to fuel campaigns and complaints without necessarily having all of the facts or being able to see the whole picture. We strongly feel that the use of social media websites being used in this way is unacceptable and not in the best interests or safety of our students.
Most recently the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida has increased everyone’s awareness of safety protocols in schools. Dr. Kossack outlined what we are able to share with the public and what, for security reasons, we are not able to share in her letter dated February 20, 2018. On February 22, 2018 members of the Little Silver Police Department, the Mayor and members of the Borough Council attended our regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting to discuss the subject of school safety. Although there is always room for improvement, the parents that attended this meeting left feeling more informed and confident in the safety protocols that we have in place and that we are all working very hard to make our schools as safe as possible.
Some parents that were not in attendance and have not been as informed have surfaced this topic on a non-district sanctioned social media site. Respectfully we urge you to refrain from participating in discussions of this nature and we encourage you to bring any questions or concerns that you have, about any matter, to the administration so that that they can be addressed and not just “aired” in public with no resolution. We thank you for your cooperation with this matter.
Please bring the following with you:
1. An original birth certificate or passport for proof of age MUST BE PRESENTED AT REGISTRATION. Board of Education Policy 5112 requires that a child must be 5 years of age on or before October 1st of the year a child enters kindergarten.
2. 2 Proofs of Residency (acceptable proof: utility bill/receipt, tax bill/receipt, recent receipt, or contract of sale/rent).
3. Immunization Record At registration you will receive a physical form. The pre-school/kindergarten/new student physical examination must be given within 365 days of entering school. The exam must state what, if any, modifications are required for full participation in the school program. The form including updated immunizations must be completed and signed by your child’s physician and returned to Point Road School. It is not required that you bring your child with you to registration.
1st round: March 15-16
2nd round: March 22-23
Final 4: March 27
Championship: March 29th
Pamela Albert Devine