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Save the Dates: Fair Haven Back to School Night Open Houses Scheduled!
FH School District will kickoff their Back to School Night Open Houses at Sickles on Thursday, September 10th. Knollwood will follow on Tuesday, September 15th. We look forward to showcasing our programs and staff on those two evenings!

FH Welcomes New Director of Student & Special Services (pdf)
After an extensive search for a great candidate, the Board of Education approved to have Mr. Scott Kiewe serve as the district’s new Director of Student & Special Services, effective on or about September 1st.
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Board of Education's Annual Retreat
On July 9th our Board of Education held one of their annual summer retreats at Knollwood's Library-Media Center (L-MC). This was a public session where the BOE reflected on their 2014-15 school year goals and began the design process of their 2015-16 Goals based on discussion, priorities identified and feedback shared during the evening. Their second summer retreat has been scheduled for August 10th at 7:00 p.m. in order to finalize and announce their goals.

Summer Hours - Main Offices
Summer hours for both Sickles and Knollwood's main office's will be from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Both schools will be closed on Fridays during the summer beginning on July 3rd through August 14th.

PowerSchool Parent Portal Is Now Open
Please check your emails for PowerSchool Parent Portal Instructions on how to access your child’s report card. Click the link below for the portal.
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2015-16 FH Schools User-Friendly Budget (pdf)
Our 2015-16 User-Friendly School District Budget has been approved as required and is available for review.
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Fair Haven Public Schools Designated as a “High Performing” district by QSAC
In the spring of 2013 the Fair Haven Public School District was designated as a “high performing” district from the results of NJ Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC).
Under QSAC, public school districts are evaluated in five key component areas of school district effectiveness - instruction and program, fiscal management, governance, operations, and personnel. Districts are required to go through the QSAC process every three years.

To view a copy of the Commissioner’s Letter, please click here.
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Budget Presentation to Community, April 29, 2015 (pdf)
On Wednesday, April 29, 2015 our Superintendent of Schools and Business Administrator shared the following presentation to the BOE and community on the 2015-16 School District Budget.
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Adverse consequences for school districts when students opt out of PARCC
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FH's Chris Aviles Sits on OET Tech Tuesday: Games for Learning
Every Tuesday the U.S Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology holds a weekly roundtable discussion with edtech experts. The discussion held on May 5, 2015 was "Games for Learning" and our Educational Systems Coordinator Chris Aviles was invited to discuss his thoughts on the topic and share what we are working on here in Fair Haven!

The discussion's playback can be viewed by visiting: http://jo.my/OETtt.

Everyone is starting to take notice of the great things we are doing in Fair Haven, even our DOE colleagues in D.C.!

WALL OF HONOR
It is with great pride that Knollwood School displays the pictures of graduates who are serving their country on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. These young men and woman have chosen sacrifice and service to their country and are not forgotten as they protect our way of life. This "Wall" reflects that dedication and honors their service. In a continuing effort to keep this display current the committee reaches out to the community to solicit any information about Knollwood graduates who are currently serving.
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Public Questionnaire on School Needs
The Fair Haven School District is currently engaged in an effort to assess educational, operational and facility needs in the district and exploring solutions for improvement. This is expected to take the form of a future referendum. Your input via our questionnaire over the past two months has been greatly appreciated. The data will be shared at a later time on our website, under our Strategic Planning page.
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Community Chats with our Superintendent
Thank you for attending our Superintendent's Chat on Wednesday, March 18th. Our next Chat will be held later this spring with a topic to be announced shortly.

BOE Approves Calendars for 2015-16 & 2016-17 School Years (pdf)
At our February 25, 2015 Board of Education meeting, the district calendars for both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years were approved.

We thank both the Rumson Elementary and RFH leadership teams, and their Board members, for their collaboration and time.
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Board Selects Firm to Support Strategic Planning (pdf)
After extensive interviews with several different firms over the early months of the school year, the Board of Education has selected Spiezle Architectural Group as the firm who will assist in the district’s efforts in identifying the needs and next steps to expand and improve the educational offerings for our current and future students. Spiezle’s team has visited to evaluate the buildings and will spend time with the staff at both schools to gather input. Following those visits, the team will meet with community organizations before presenting the school community with options and recommendations.
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Spiezle's Scott Downie Visits Fair Haven (pdf)
As part of our Strategic Planning efforts, Mr. Scott Downie, principal with Spiezle Architectural Group, visited our district on Tuesday, February 24th to share the work that he and his colleagues have begun in identifying the needs and next steps to expand and improve the educational offerings for our current and future students.

Thank you to the forty or so residents that attended our first informational session.

Please visit our Strategic Planning link on the left for additional information.
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NEWSLETTER: Eye On FH Schools - Volume I, Issue I (pdf)
Please review our district newsletter at your convenience!
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PARCC Parent Letter (pdf)
Dear Parents:

Attached is a letter addressing questions that have been asked to our district directly, or that we have heard around the community. If you have specific questions that are not answered within the letter, please contact your child's school principal. Thank you.
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Your Local School Board, Your Students and PARCC: Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
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Media Sources for Delays & Early Dismissal Announcements
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New Jersey Department of Health Fact Sheets - Meningitis and HPV
The New Jersey Department of Health requires public schools to annually distribute health information to parents. Attached please find a Meningitis Fact Sheet for parents of students entering sixth grade and a HPV fact sheet for parent of seventh graders.
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1-11-15: Supt Letter, APR Benches and Tables (pdf)
Dear Parents/Guardians, Please take some time to review this letter from our Superintendent, that shares the steps our district takes regarding our All-Purpose Room equipment at both of our schools. Thank you.
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Fair Haven PreSchool Lottery
The Fair Haven Public School District will be offering an Integrated Preschool Program at the Viola L. Sickles School, 25 Willow Street, Fair Haven, which will be open to three- and four-year-old children. Classes will be taught by a dually certified teacher (special/general education) and supported by paraprofessionals. The program, which is aligned with the New Jersey State Department of Education's Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards, provides an inclusive educational environment for preschool children according to information provided by the school district.
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Absence Reporting Phone Numbers
To report absences call: Knollwood 732-559-0007 or Sickles 732-559-0008

Fair Haven Public Schools - 2013-14 NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Grade (pdf)
As part of New Jersey’s updated Anti-Bullying law, Fair Haven Public Schools have been graded on their efforts to comply with the regulations to protect students from harassment and create a safe school climate. Statewide, the scores range from 0 to 75. Our school district received a grade of 74. It is an average of the total scores of both of our schools in the district. Knollwood scored a 72, while Sickles scored a 75. Please review the PDF files below. One is the official state report, the other a district-created spreadsheet that is an easier read, the third an NJDOE memo on guidance for grading schools and districts.

The scores are based on a 20-page self-assessment that rates performance in eight areas, including prevention, staff training, student curriculum and instruction, and reporting and investigation procedures.
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NJDOE FH Schools 2013-14 Self-Assessment Grading Breakdown (pdf)
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NJDOE Guidance on Grading Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights (pdf)
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Mission Statement
The mission of the Fair Haven School District, a small caring community that values education, is to provide students with a broad academic foundation based on the New Jersey and Common Core State Standards, to nurture their talents and abilities, and to inspire them to become life-long learners.

Student Athletic Forms CLICK HERE
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District Anti-Bullying Specialists
Sickles Anti-Bullying Specialist: Pamela Greenhall, 732-741-6151/ greenhallp@fairhavenbe.org.

Knollwood Anti-Bullying Specialist: Cara Remmert, 732-747-0320/ remmertc@fairhavenbe.org.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Kathy Elgrim, 732-747-0320/ elgrimk@fairhavenbe.org.

Fair Haven School District Homeless Liaison
Our school district's homeless liaison is Ms. Cara Remmert. She can be reached via email at: remmertc@fairhavenbe.org, or by phone at (732)747-0320.

Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) Frequently Asked Questions
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Ebola FAQs (pdf)
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Update on Student Athletic Form Changes - 2014 (pdf)
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Knollwood School Welcomes Students Back with New Playground
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2014-2015 Budget (pdf)
Our 2014-15 school year budget was approved by our Board of Education and Executive County Superintendent. Please click on "More" to view the user-friendly version.
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2014 Parent-Teacher Conference Feedback (pdf)
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Support for Families from the New Jersey Department of Education
As parents or guardians, you want nothing more than an excellent education for your children. At the NJ Department of Education, we want nothing more than to help you achieve this!

We have created a family-focused web site at www.NJFamilies.com with resources to help you support your child’s education, and navigate your school system. We have also opened a “Help Desk” which can be reached through the parent menu option of our toll-free number: 877-900- 6960.

Let’s work together for the good of our children. Please sign up for our mailing list on our web site at http://families.nj.gov/. We look forward to helping you help your children.
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Upcoming Events
Today:
Fri Jul 31
School Offices Closed
Fri Aug 7
School Offices Closed
Mon Aug 10
BOE Retreat @ 7 p.m., Knollwood L-MC
Fri Aug 14
School Offices Closed
Wed Aug 26
BOE Mtg. 6:00 p.m. @ Knollwood L-MC
Fri Aug 28
Sports Paperwork Due
Tue Sep 1
Kindergarten Picnic
Staff Return; Professional Day
Wed Sep 2
Staff Professional Day
Thu Sep 3
Staff Professional Day
Fri Sep 4
Schools Closed
Mon Sep 7
Schools Closed - Labor Day
Tue Sep 8
1st Day of School
Thu Sep 10
Sickles Back to School Night
Tue Sep 15
Knollwood Back to School Night
Wed Sep 16
BOE Meeting, 7 p.m. @ Knollwood L-MC

Fair Haven Public Schools
224 Hance Road, Fair Haven, NJ 07704
Phone: 732-747-2294     Fax: 732-747-7441