News and Updates for Families

  • 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.
  • Recorded Parent Academy Sessions Now Available!

    October 15, 2020 -- In an effort to support parents during virtual and blended learning, several of the TRRS Parent Academy sessions were recorded and can be viewed by accessing the document below.
  • 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!

Information

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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 6-12.

Student virtual learning

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 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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