Weekly Word – September 13, 2020


WAIVERS – please remember you need one every day before your child/children can come into school. Have it out, not in the backpack–too much time to go through it in the morning.  Covid-19 Waiver Forms can be found on our website (Parents/Forms/Back to School).

FORMS – All back to school forms and book fees are due Friday, September 18. You will receive an email on Monday, September 14 regarding same.

CELL PHONES – We must be able to reach you in case of an emergency. Please make sure your mailbox is not “FULL”. Student cellphones/Apple watches need to have a written permission form which is available online.

HONEYWELL INSTANT ALERT – Please make sure to check the instructions on our website (Parents/Forms/Back to School) to verify that all of your contact information is correct.

CAR RIDER NAME TAGS – Please remember to put your name tag on your visor when picking up car riders in front of school. For safety sake cars can must stay in a single lane when exiting.

LUNCHES – Everyone must bring their snack and lunch to school with their beverages for the day. Remember no peanut products.

NO Back to School Night – There will not be a formal back to school night this year. Details will follow regarding individual grade virtual meets.

Friday, September 18 – Virtual Mass at 8:30 – Click here: assumptionparish.org


ABSENCES – We are asking parents this year to please email school instead of calling when your child will be absent by 8:30 a.m. Please direct your email to attendance@assumptionnj.org. Kindly indicate your child’s name and grade/class and reason for being absent. This will be checked by the nurse. Kindly avoid calling school.

FRONT DESK – For safety sake, when school starts we will not have anyone manning the phone/desk at the station in the lobby. Therefore, we are asking that you please arrange for your child’s way home before he/she leaves for school. If you must change the way your child is going home, please email the teacher prior to 12:30.   We cannot guarantee that emails will be checked after 12:30. Please do not call school since we are trying to avoid going into classrooms. Teacher’s emails are on the website.

SCREEN TIME – for at home learners. The students will be online for all academic subjects. Their teachers will give them a schedule. When “in school” students have lunch, recess, breaks, gym, etc., the teachers computers will be turned off. We don’t want kids online all day.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES/PLAYDATES/WALKING INTO TOWN Please make all arrangements for the above activities before coming to school each day. Kids are strongly discouraged from making phone calls for these activities.

EARPHONES – All students should bring earphones, ear buds or whatever they call them these days to school each day.



Registration for cross country (girls and boys in grades 3 through 8) is now open for children attending school in-person and children who are remote learners.  A sufficient amount of adult volunteers will be required for us to go forward with the program.  Please contact Mike Ashton (m.ashton@enduringinvestments.com) or Kevin Bopp (kevin_bopp@nylim.com) to volunteer or if you have questions.

Please register through our website, http://assumption-school.siplay.com/site/.   The link can also be found on the Assumption School website, under the “Athletics” tab.

Unfortunately there will be no soccer this fall due to many of the schools that we usually play not offering fall sports.  CYO plans on starting the basketball season in early January.  This plan could change and we will update you as more information becomes available.

Please contact Kevin Bopp (kevin_bopp@nylim.com) with any questions.



In order to continue to receive Comp. Ed. Services, Chapter 192, for remedial instruction in Math, Language Arts, and Reading, please click the link below and send a message to the Senate and Assembly Budget Committee to assure our nonpublic students receive these services. https://njcatholic.org/faith-in-action?vvsrc=%2fhome

AFTER SCHOOL                             

After school will begin on Monday, September 21, 2020 for grades PreK 4 – 8. PreK 4 will begin at 1:00 p.m. and K – 8 will begin at 2:15 p.m.  After school ends at 5:30 p.m.  Children in PreK 3 can attend from 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. only if they have an older sibling who is strictly a car rider.

Parents or guardians must fill out and submit the after school registration which is found on the school website under forms prior to your child attending. Please remember you must have a contact that will be able to pick up a sick child in the event you are unable to get to school in a timely manner.

Should you have any questions, please contact Janet Sullivan at afterschool@assumptionnj.org