News and Updates for Families

  • Virtual Learning Parent Academy

    Sept. 22, 2020-- Please join us for the free Virtual Learning Parent Academy scheduled for September 29 - October 1!  Session topics will include: Google Classroom, Google Meet, Google Apps for Education, Flipgrid, Kahoot!
  • Toms River Staples School Supply Drive Benefits Students  

    The Toms River Staples just gave back to our students in a major way. The store conducted a School Supply Drive where patrons visiting the store could donate $5 at the time of check out.
  • Watch Beachwood Students Perform 'Aladdin' Virtually

    June 10, 2020 --  As the saying goes, the show must go on!  And it did for Beachwood students who had been rehearsing the school's spring play 'Aladdin' before the quarantine closed school for the remainder of the school year.
  • Programs Provide Sense of Community at Citta School

    This year, various programs were started at Citta Elementary School to benefit its students and the school community! For example, student volunteers from High School North have been visiting weekly to mentor students and work with the after school Homework Club.
  • One Book, One School Program Engages PB Families

    Pine Beach Elementary is participating in the One Book, One School Program. It is a family reading program designed to improve the literacy skills of children.
  • First Student Cohort of Full-Day K Sets Its Eyes on Fifth Grade

    Feb. 4, 2020-- Full day kindergarten in Toms River Schools is one program the district is determined not to backtrack on, despite millions of dollars in state aid reductions, a scenario the district has taken a leadership role in fighting.
  • Families Learn Coding During Tech Nights at Pine Beach

    Second grade students and their families participated in Family Technology Night at Pine Beach Elementary. Families enjoyed learning how to code using Ozobots.
  • Silver Bay's Boardwalk Bonanza Global Cardboard Challenge

    Each year, Silver Bay Elementary School hosts a family maker night. This year’s theme was Boardwalk Bonanza Global Cardboard Challenge.The concept for this evening came from Imagination.
  • 'Coins for Koalas and Kangaroos' Raises Over $8,000 at East Dover

    It all began when East Dover third grader, Olivia Frantantoni, decided she wanted to help the wildlife being devastated by the raging wildfires in Australia.
  • Students' Creativity Shines at Beachwood

    Since October, students and teachers at Beachwood Elementary have been working in conjunction with Count Basie Theatre and mindALIGNED to infuse arts education throughout the curriculum.
  • 'Blizzard of Respect' Created at Walnut Street

    Last week, the Wildcats of Walnut Street reviewed the expectations of the school and what it means to be RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, and SAFE! The week culminated with students decorating the hallways with a "Blizzard of Respect.
  • A Day of Advocacy, Entrepreneurship, and Coding for Young Women

    This year, the global kickoff for the Hour of Code took place on Monday, December 9 and on Tuesday, young women from the district's three high schools gathered together to meet with Ms.
  • Silver Bay Peer Leaders Spread Holiday Cheer

    Silver Bay’s Peer Leadership Ambassadors spread holiday cheer at Brandywine Assisted Living. Students helped residents decorate gingerbread cookies and igloos then sang some Christmas carols.
  • High School East Counselor Receives Excellence Award

    The following was taken from a press release issued by Ramapo College.December 6, 2019 -- The Office of Admissions at Ramapo College of New Jersey recently named the recipient of the Nancy Jaeger Award for Excellence in Counseling at the annual College Counselor Luncheon held on its Mahwah campus.
  • District Takes Part in Rally to Save Toms River

    December 10, 2019 -- Thousands of students, teachers, parents, administrators, and community members headed to Trenton for the Rally to Save Toms River.
  • Food Drive Initiatives a Huge Success for Thanksgiving Holiday

    The food drive at High School East is a combined effort of the Toms River and Raider communities. The food drive helps ensure that no Raider family goes hungry, especially on Thanksgiving.
  • HSE's Elf Letters Project Gains National Attention

    Whether you're ready for it or not, the magic of the holiday season has already begun.  It's impossible to miss as you walk through stores, many of which have been decorated since before Halloween, receive pre-Black Friday ads in the mail, and notice that Santa has already taken his spot in the Ocean County Mall.
  • Happy National Education Support Professionals Day!

    Today, the district is joining the National Education Association (NEA) and schools across the country in celebrating National Education Support Professionals (ESP) Day!
  • District Observes Veterans Day

    November 11, 2019 --  Students across the district attended the Veterans Day parade in downtown Toms River as a way to observe the holiday and celebrate the service of US military veterans.
  • Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Reminder that this week is Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences. Please see the Parent/Teacher Conference Schedule for early dismissal times. Expect busing delays.
  • Safe Trick or Treat at High School East

    October 31, 2019 -- The Interact Club at High School East thanks the Toms River Education Association for providing all the candy needed to host another successful safe trick or treat at the school!
  • Kindness Made a 'Spooktacular' Showing at Silver Bay

    A random act of kindness started a domino effect that rippled throughout Silver Bay Elementary. Fountains of Hope, a foundation whose mission is to ensure every child is included by giving back to the community, saw an opportunity to organize an assembly at Silver Bay.
  • Harvest Hoedown at Pine Beach

    October 30, 2019 -- Pine Beach families had a great time at the school's Harvest Hoedown.  They were treated to a trick roper show, line dancing, crafts, games, and snacks.
  • Save Our Schools

    Thousands of Toms River Regional Schools staff, students, and community members rallied in Trenton on March 5 to oppose state aid reductions of more than $80 million over the next six years as Governor Murphy delivered his annual budget address.
  • 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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