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News and Updates for Families

  • ESL Adult Night School Returns for Second Year

    Sept. 6, 2023-- Adults seeking to hone their English language skills have another opportunity to take night courses right here in the district.ESL Adult Night returns for its second year, with classes provided 6-8 p.
  • District Launches New Platform for Stronger School-Home Connection

    August 3, 2023– Toms River Regional Schools has launched ParentSquare—a simple and unified school-to-home communication platform—to reach and engage every member of the district family, helping ensure all parents and guardians have the opportunity to actively participate in their children’s education.
  • Deep Catalog of Summer Programs to Choose From in 2023

    From robotics and drones to publishing, foreign languages, painting, geometry, and ecology, this year's catalog of summer enrichment camps and study programs offers unique learning opportunities for students.
  • ELC Families Delight in Bubblethon Event

    April 26, 2023 -- Early Learning Center students and their family members were treated to a special night sponsored by the TREA. The preschool family engagement night included a Bubblethon during which students had an opportunity to explore bubbles of all different shapes and sizes.
  • Silver Bay, Young Audiences and Grunin Foundation Make Music Together

    April 5, 2023 -- Silver Bay Elementary hosted a "We Are Family" arts night that featured a performance from the Junk Jam Band. Members of the band demonstrated to families that one person's "junk" can be another's treasure.
  • Family Curriculum Night a Huge Success at The Hoop

    March 2, 2023 -- Classrooms were bustling with engagement and excitement at Hooper Avenue Elementary School on Wednesday night as families came together for an evening of fun learning activities.
  • 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.
  • 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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