News and Updates for Families

  • Walnut Street Hosts First Health and Wellness Night

    Walnut Street Elementary continued its whole child approach to education by hosting the school's first ever Health and Wellness Night. Approximately 200 students and their families gathered for the opportunity to take part in physical fitness activities, learn about nutrition and a healthy diet, and gain information from community health providers.
  • Students, Administrators Testify at State Budget Hearings

    This page will be updated from March 20 through March 28.March 20, 2019-- District leaders, students, and supporters traveled back to Trenton to testify at the State Assembly Budget Committee hearing March 20 in opposition of drastic state aid cuts resulting from Senate Bill S2.
  • Upcoming State Budget Hearings Will be Site for Continued Opposition

    March 14, 2019-- Last week Toms River Regional Schools marched on Trenton. Its protest, however, is not over. Far from it. Today Superintendent David Healy announced that he and Business Administrator William Doering have registered to testify at four upcoming state budget hearings.
  • District Marches on Trenton

    March, 5, 2019-- Hundreds upon hundreds of Toms River Regional Schools students, administrators, teachers, board members, and staff members, along with parents and Toms River residents, rallied today at the statehouse in Trenton to oppose drastic cuts to state aid that will decimate the district for years to come.
  • East Dover Hosts Family Fitness Night

    February 26, 2019 -- On February 12th, East Dover Elementary students and their families came together for Family Fitness Night. It was a night designed for fun and to raise money for the American Heart Association.
  • Toms River Schools to March on Trenton in Opposition of Budget Cuts

    Feb. 12, 2019-- Toms River Regional Schools has organized a trip to the Trenton statehouse for the afternoon of March 5, during which district students, teachers, staff members, leaders, and parents will express their opposition to the more than $80 million in budget cuts that are poised to decimate the district.
  • Beachwood Elementary in Running for Dannon Grant

    Beachwood Elementary School is in the running for a $25,000 grant to be used for its physical education program. Earlier this year the school, led by Principal Kimberly Muir, submitted a proposal to Dannon School Grants through Project Fit America, and was recently informed they were approved to be one of the 47 schools selected to participate.
  • Silver Bay Hosts Family Maker Night

    January 30, 2019 -- Silver Bay Elementary hosted its 4th annual Family Maker Night on January 29th.  Over 300 people participated in what has become one of the most popular events at the school.
  • Referendum Projects Being Set, Timelines Established

    Jan. 30, 2019-- On the heels of last week’s public approval of the Rebuilding Our Schools Initiative and referendum, Toms River Regional Schools officials wasted no time getting to work.
  • Edele Hovnanian Sees Investment in Action During District Visit

    In spring 2017 the Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation, led by philanthropist Edele Hovnanian, made a $255,000 investment in Toms River Regional Schools, funding a Real Estate and Business Incubator at High School South and an Anatomy & Physiology Lab at High School East, part of the schools' respective Business and STEAM Academies.
  • 2019 NEA Big Read Kickoff Event Jan. 23 at East Dover

    Jan. 14, 2019-- Toms River’s 2018-2019 NEA Big Read program will kick off next week with a free event at East Dover Elementary School. The first in this year's robust timeline of events, the Kickoff will take place 5-7 p.
  • District Placed on College Board’s 9th Annual AP® Honor Roll

    Toms River Regional Schools is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada and one of only 39 in New Jersey being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.
  • SOS Advocacy Group Issues Statement Demanding End to State Aid Cuts

    Dec. 11, 2018-- Toms River Regional Schools is one of 57 school districts named in a press release and official letter issued yesterday by the Support Our Students (SOS) advocacy group, a coalition of which the district is an active member.
  • Students Gaining Real-World Experience Through CAP, CE

    Toms River Regional Schools’ senior students have been working as interns and apprentices as part of the Community Action Program (CAP) and Cooperative Education Program (CE).
  • Rebuilding Our Schools Initiative, Referendum Timeline Hit Overdrive

    UPDATE (Jan. 3, 2018): Click here to hear an audio file recorded reminder about the upcoming regional referendum meetings from a High School North student.
  • 'All About You' Event for Caregivers Dec. 5

    Nov. 29, 2018-- The special education department at Toms River Regional Schools is hosting an event for caregivers and/or parents of special needs children.
  • Parent-led Petition Surpasses 10k Signatures

    Nov. 15, 2018-- Toms River Regional Schools’ fight to restore $70 million in lost state aid has been ongoing, multi-faceted, and has accelerated over the past several months.
  • Elementary Parent/Teacher Conference Schedule

    Click below to view the schedules during parent/teacher conferences on November 13-15, 2018.Elementary Parent/Teacher Conference Schedule
  • UNBREAKABLE Event Includes Student Kindness Challenge

    Nov. 1, 2018-- Thanks to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, UNBREAKABLE, a forum against bullying, will come to RWJBarnabas Health Arena Nov. 15. The event will feature Marie Unanue, author of The Adventures of Phatty and Payaso; Bryant Moore of Smarty Pants Educational Services; Maureen & Jesse Morella of Jesse’s Journey; and Kate Ecke of Live Your Best Life.
  • District Leaders Testify About Funding Crisis at State Conference

    District leaders including Superintendent David Healy (center) and Business Administrator William Doering (right of Healy) helped drive the discussion at the NJASA meeting, part of the NJSBA Conference in Atlantic City held this past week.
  • State of the District Address Offers Urgent Message

    Sept. 13, 2018-- Toms River Regional Schools has publicly released its “State of the District” video address which was recorded by Superintendent David Healy and Business Administrator William Doering with the help of Toms River Schools TV (TRSTV).
  • New Jersey School Performance Reports

    Please see the attached letter for information on our district's 2016-17 School Performance Reports, Summary Reports, and Summary Report Guide.

  • Safety Alert: Netflix Program in the News

    The controversial Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" is being renewed for a second season. Click here for more information as well as tips for parents & educators to help prevent youth suicide.

  • Annual State-Mandated Testing: Frequently Asked Questions

    We have collected information that may be of interest to parents on a special page linked here.

  • Title I Parent Policy

    Several of our schools qualify for federal Title I funding based on applications for our free and reduced lunch program. We invite parents of children in those schools, or anyone else interested, to review the Board's Title I Parent Involvement Policy, linked here

    As a parent/guardian, you play an important role in your child’s education. Throughout the year your child’s school will have opportunities for you to become involved. We suggest you become a member of the PTO, join a family workshop, or contact the school for specific activities. There will be exhilarating learning experiences with academics, the arts and sports. Please contact your child’s school anytime to inquire about how you can get involved in your school community.   

Parent Checklist

 Parent Checklist         

What Parents and Caregivers Can Ask and Do to Help Children Thrive at School

Homework Tips for Parents

Homework Tips for Parents         

Families may use these tips at home, volunteering in school, or tutoring in their local churches or community groups.

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Information on Lead Testing in Schools

The NJ Board of Education adopted regulations requiring testing for lead in all drinking water outlets within 365 days of the effective date of regulations dated July 13, 2016. 

Links for Parents to Explore        

By law, all New Jersey public school districts must use the Student Safety Data System (SSDS) to report incidents of violence, vandalism, weapons, substance abuse and HIB.

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Tips, resources, and web sites dedicated to keeping your children cyber-safe.

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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

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The National Research Council's study "Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children" states that children who are exposed to reading at an early age make the symbol/language connection and are more likely to be reading at the appropriate age level by the end of third grade. The Literacy Center aims to provide safe learning activities for parents and teachers to share with young children. It follows a modified Montessori approach to teaching reading. As a pre and early reading curriculum, it assumes that each online lesson will be supported by appropriate offline instruction, either at home or in school.

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The primary purpose of The Future of Children is to disseminate timely information on major issues related to children's well-being, with special emphasis on providing objective analysis and evaluation, translating existing knowledge into effective programs and policies, and promoting constructive institutional change. Sponsored by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

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This web site deals with the issues that parents deal with every day--talking with your children, encouraging your children, being involved in the school, supporting and helping your child at home with schoolwork.

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Founded in 1998, i-SAFE Inc. is the leader in Internet safety education. Available in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Department of Defense schools located across the world, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to educate and empower youth to make their Internet experiences safe and responsible. The goal is to educate students on how to avoid dangerous, inappropriate, or unlawful online behavior. i-SAFE accomplishes this through dynamic K-12 curriculum and community outreach programs to parents, law enforcement, and community leaders. It is the only Internet safety foundation to combine these elements. I-Learn online is an Internet safety program for educators and parents which provides videos that cover the rules of the road for navigating the information superhighway. Registration is required but the videos are free.

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