The Vice Principals’ Corner
It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of October. The time moves quickly. We are off to a great start, and our sport teams are doing particularly well. Our boys’ soccer team is ranked in the Top 10 in the state, girls’ volleyball is in the Top 20, and our football team is off to a 4-2 start, currently ranked third in the playoff race in the powerful Group V, North Jersey Section II.
Last week, students showed their school spirit by dressing according to certain daily themes. The week culminated in our pep rally on Friday afternoon, followed by a well-attended homecoming dance on Saturday evening. As always, our students showed their enthusiasm all week and joined together on Wednesday and again on Friday evening by wearing pink to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
As we near the end of the first marking period (November 6), we still need your help reminding students about a few important issues. Students are expected to be in school on time, and while we have seen a decrease in the number of students coming to school late, we still believe a better effort can be made. Please encourage your child to arrive to school on time. In addition, with colder weather around the corner, we expect to see a decrease in the amount of students who come to school not adhering to the dress code. Our dress code may be found in the Parent/Student Handbook on page 13. Unfortunately, far too many students have been coming to school not dressed accordingly. Please note that if a child does not have clothing to change into, you will be notified of your child’s inappropriate attire and will need to bring clothing to the school as students will not be allowed to return to class until they have proper clothing. We appreciate your support.
On a similar note, next Thursday is Halloween. We are sure you all remember the past two Halloweens when weather-related issues prevented us from being in school. Though we do allow students to dress up for Halloween, please remind them that their dress must be appropriate. Students are not allowed to wear masks, bring any type of prop that resembles a weapon, wear anything that has an inappropriate message, or dress in any manner that administration deems offensive or unacceptable. Students who violate any of these conditions will be asked to remove the costumes immediately and revert to normal dress attire.
Finally, we are holding a program next Tuesday afternoon, October 29, during the last two periods of the day to honor those former graduates who have served or our currently serving in the military. We will be blocking off sixty senior parking spots in the front of the school. We have spoken to all 12th grade history classes to make them aware of this. We have suggested students possibly car pool for that day or risk having to park in the gravel lots or in the Mountain Avenue lot. This small inconvenience is for one day only.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s vice principal.
Mr. Terry MacConnell Vice Principal, 9th & 10th Grades
Mrs. Patricia Toubin Vice Principal 11th & 12th Grades
Mr. Steve Searfoss Vice Principal, Special Education
Mr. Nick Serritella Vice Principal, Attendance
Grades 9 and 10
Mr. Terrence MacConnell
Mr. Steve Searfoss
Mr. Nicholas Serritella
Grades 11 and 12
Mrs. Patricia Toubin