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News and Updates for Families

  • South Toms River Families Transported to Middle Ages

    January 10, 2023 -- South Toms River fourth grade students and their families participated in a medieval-themed event after completing the CKLA Empires in the Middle Ages reading unit.
  • Jingle Jam Run a Hit at Intermediate East

    Dec. 12, 2022-- Intermediate East hosted a Jingle Jam Run Saturday, Dec. 10. Staff, students, families, some pups (right), and even Santa came out in full force to run, cheer, and/or support the effort to spread good holiday vibes while competing.
  • ESL Adult School Program Flourishing

    November 23, 2022 -- Toms River Regional Schools is hosting a new English program for adults. Last night, students worked hard learning all about the holiday of Thanksgiving.
  • ESL Family Night a ‘Spook-tacular’ Time

    Oct. 31, 2022-- Families of ESL students around the district came together for a night of fall-themed fun Oct. 26. Students of all ages, with the help of their families, explored spooky STEAM activities to get into the holiday spirit.
  • Aiming to Keep Parents Informed, District Touts Financial Aid, Genesis

    Oct. 28, 2022-- Guidance departments from all high schools hosted their annual Financial Aid Night Oct. 26, an event targeted at parents and guardians of district students.
  • CIEE Returns Nov. 15 to Discuss Travel Abroad

    Oct. 24, 2022-- In 2019, Caryn Berman from the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), an organization that offers study abroad opportunities across the world and generous scholarships to help students defray the cost, made presentations to students at High School East and High School North.
  • ESY Program Teaches Life Skills, Helps Prevent Summer Slide

    Aug. 1, 2022-- The Extended School Year program in the Toms River School District is doing much more than providing a summer school for students in need of a little extra learning.
  • Multilingual Learners, Families Gather at PAC Meeting

    June 8, 2022-- The Parental Advisory Committee (PAC) held its meeting for multilingual learners the evening of June 7. It was the first time in two years that the meeting was in person, and district families turned out in force.
  • Large-Scale Expo to Showcase Student Excellence

    For the better part of two full years, everything happening throughout Toms River Regional Schools has been shared virtually– in newsletters, online, and through emails– and only recently have parents and community members been able to take in performances, capstone projects, and showcases, albeit in a somewhat limited capacity.
  • Educators of the Year Honored at Board of Education Meeting

    The 2021-2022 Teacher and Educational Service Professionals of the Year were honored at the March 16 board meeting, where honorees received plaques, roses, and proper recognition from board members, administrators, and the community.
  • Walnut Street Hosts 'Stories Around the Campfire' Event

    October 22, 2021 -- Walnut Street Elementary School hosted its first Title I-funded family involvement program for the 2021-2022 school year. The program, entitled “Stories Around the Campfire,” took place outside on school grounds on a beautiful fall day.
  • FREE Summer Tech, Enrichment Programs Being Offered

    June 25, 2021-- Students in grades 6-12 are invited to apply for Toms River Regional Schools FREE TR:Tech virtual summer coding camps. All camps run Monday through Thursday July 26-August 5.
  • Graduation Day 2021

    June 21, 2021 -- After what has been a challenging year, we are excited to celebrate our district's graduates! There will be a live stream of the intermediate and high school graduations, which can be accessed on this page.
  • Summer Enrichment Programs Being Offered!

    June 8, 2021 -- This year, students in grades 6-11 have the opportunity to participate in a variety of Summer Enrichment Programs! Topics include coding, outdoor adventure, vocal music, graphic novels, and more.
  • Achievements Recognized at High School East

    The Spirit of the Raider shone bright on Thursday, May 27 when 80 High School East students were celebrated for their civic-mindedness, volunteerism, and academic achievements.
  • WSS Students Star Gaze Through Literature During Family Night

    April 30, 2021 -- Washington Street Elementary School had a great evening during a Title I Family Night program. Students and families read portions of "Zoo in the Sky" by Jacqueline Mitton and created their very own constellations out of marshmallows.
  • Free Meals Program Transitions to Take-Home Meal Kits

    March 29, 2021-- Beginning this Thursday, April 1, the free meals for which all students are eligible will be in the form of convenient kits."The free meal kits being provided are shelf-stable, peanut-free, and meet state and federal guidelines for nutrition," said Food Services Director Peter Brattan.
  • West Dover Families Participate in Virtual Workshops

    March 10, 2021 -- West Dover Elementary School students and their families had the opportunity to participate in a wide range of virtual family nights offered by the school during the month of March.
  • Holiday Performances From Around the District!

    Dec. 21, 2020 -- Be sure to check out some of the festive holiday performances by students from all over the district. The students performed together virtually in order to share their talents at this special time of year.
  • Dual Enrollment with OCC a Huge Plus for TRRS Students, Parents

    High school students at Toms River Regional Schools will have ample opportunities to get a head start on their collegiate careers thanks to an expanded partnership between the district and Ocean County College.
  • Learn About the High School Career Academies!

    Nov. 12, 2020 -- Toms River Regional Schools is proud to present grade 8 students and parents/guardians with this flyer that contains video presentations from our high school career academies: Business, STEAM and Arts.
  • Phase 4 Completes Return to School

    Nov. 10, 2020 -- Today marks the second day of Phase 4, which is the last phase of the district's #TRSafeReturn. During this phase, secondary students in grades 6-12 joined students who returned to the classroom during Phases 1-3.
  • Calling All Artists!

    Oct. 29, 2020 -- The Toms River Education Foundation believes that our students' participation in extra-curricular school-based programs will help foster overall academic excellence while instilling important life qualities such as leadership, team-building, self-confidence and respect for each other.
  • STRE Receives Grant for PBSIS Initiative

    Oct. 20, 2020 -- First Financial Federal Credit Union recently donated $500 to South Toms River Elementary to help support the school's NJ PBSIS (New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools) initiative.
  • 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.
  • 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.   


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One-to-One Chromebooks FAQ

Frequently asked questions regarding one-to-one Chromebooks in grades 6-12.

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Student Device Handbook

Handbook of policies and procedures for the the district 1-to-1 Chromebook program in Grades 4-12.

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K-12 Virtual Learning Parent/Guardian Handbook

A guide for families about virtual learning and instruction.

State of New Jersey Department of Education

Annual State-Mandated Testing

Information regarding annual state-mandated tests including Start Strong, NJGPA, and NJSLA-ELA, Math, & Science. Includes graduation requirements, schedules, unit testing times, practice tests, and FAQs.

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School Safety and Security

Information on protocols, plans, and resources to maximize safe environments in our schools.

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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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