News and Updates for Families

  • 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.
  • Beachwood Students Set the Tone With Positive Video

    October 29, 2019 -- Beachwood Elementary Principal Kim Muir shared a video that students and staff have been working on to show the school's positive learning and working environment.
  • TRFC1 Visits West Dover During Fire Prevention Month

    October 21, 2019 -- Toms River Fire Company #1 visited West Dover Elementary School as part of Fire Prevention Month. The goal was to raise awareness about fire safety and share tips with students on how to stay safe in an emergency.
  • Students Recognized for Having Citta Style

    One student from each class at Citta Elementary School was chosen by their teacher to be honored for showing Citta Style each day at school. The chosen students were treated to cookies and spent time learning about the school's safety officer, Officer Bob (back left).
  • Walnut Street Families Enjoy Fall Festival

    This week, the PBSIS (Positive Behavior Support in Schools) Committee and the Walnut Street PTO held the first-ever Walnut Street Fall Festival. Wildcat families had the opportunity to take a hayride and pick and decorate a pumpkin.
  • Pete the Cat Grooves at PB Literacy Night

    September 18, 2019 --  Pine Beach students and their families had a wonderful time grooving with Pete the Cat during the school's Literacy Night and Book Fair.
  • PBSIS Program Going Strong at Walnut Street

    September 16, 2019 -- Last week, students at Walnut Street Elementary learned what it means to "Roar with Pride!" Members of the Walnut Street PBSIS (Positive Behavior Support in Schools) Committee took the time to teach students expectations associated with school, including the bus.
  • School Safety Top Priority as New School Year Begins

    In a continued partnership with local law enforcement agencies, members of the Toms River Police Department conducted active shooter training at High School East on September 3rd with the Toms River Regional School District's security team including school resource officers (SROs), Class III and Class II officers, and school safety officers.
  • 39 Students at North Dover Achieve Perfect Attendance!

    June 14, 2019 -- 39 students at North Dover Elementary achieved perfect attendance this school year! They were honored for their dedication and hard work with a special breakfast.
  • Get Inspired at 'Character is the Voice of Tomorrow' Event

    The Character is the Voice of Tomorrow event is off to a great start! The event, co-sponsored by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and High School East, was planned by HSE senior Alexis Schroepfer.
  • 'Character is the Voice of Tomorrow' Event June 14

    June 10, 2019 -- Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and Toms River High School East are co-sponsoring an event titled, “Character is the Voice of Tomorrow,” Friday, June 14.
  • District, SOS Coalition Members Visit NJ Legislators on Home Turf

    June 5, 2019-- Members of the statewide Support Our Schools (SOS) coalition will visit state legislators at their local offices during the week of June 3-7, for an SOS Call to Action.
  • District Hosts Deaf Awareness Day Event at Silver Bay

    On May 24, Silver Bay Elementary hosted Deaf Awareness Day which was sponsored by the Toms River Education Association. Several classes from our district, alumni of Silver Bay's deaf program, home school groups, and Bruce Street School of Newark attended the event.
  • 'Play It Again, Toms River!' Takes Another Test Drive

    Third and fourth grade Toms River Regional Schools students, along with their parents, once again participated in the music department’s Instrument Test Drive on Monday, May 20 at High School East.
  • District Returns to Trenton for Press Conference, Rally

    April 30, 2019-- Teachers, board members, administrators, and 11 buses full of students from Toms River Regional Schools returned to Trenton today to voice opposition to the state aid cuts in Bill S2.
  • Hovnanian Foundation Spurs Innovation With Two Multi-Year Grants

    April 16, 2019-- This past winter Edele Hovnanian, president of the Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation, visited the Toms River Regional School District for a tour of two newly renovated spaces and programs the foundation funded in the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Beachwood Bears Ready for NJSLA

    April 8, 2019 -- Students at Beachwood Elementary kicked off NJSLA (New Jersey Student Learning Assessment) testing with a bang! Third, fourth, and fifth graders were welcomed with positive messages written on the sidewalks to wish them well on testing.
  • HSE Hosts College & Career Fair for Students

    The High School East Guidance Office, in conjunction with the College and Career Committee, hosted a College and Career Fair on April 4 & 5 at the school.
  • 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.
  • Stay Involved with the State Aid Cut Campaign

    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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