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June 21, 2016 - August 25, 2016 
Monday-Thursday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

August 29, 2016 - August 31, 2016
Monday - Wed. 8:30 am - 2:30 pm



Special Announcements


Digital Learning Survey

We are conducting a survey on digital learning. The school needs to hear your perspective on learning with technology. Your responses are anonymous.
Please base your answers on your experiences with technology in your school over the last 9-12 months. Be sure to click submit at the end of the survey, in order for your responses to be included.
Thank you for taking the time to participate and help our students.  The survey needs to be completed by June 17th and the data will be used to inform next steps in technology planning for the district.
Codes to take survey
Deane Porter School
  Parent/Guardian - Vulture364 10-12 minutes
Forrestdale School
  Parent/Guardian  -  Otter036 10-12 minutes
Thank you for your assistance.
With pride,
Dr. Bormann & Mr. Pelissier



June 2016

One year ago this month I was wrapping up my tenure in my prior school district and wondering what my days in Rumson would hold.   I had, by now, accepted the position of Superintendent for the Rumson Borough School District and was wondering if the love affair I had for 19 years in my former district  could be found again.   Now I sit here in my office, a place I have come to know as my second home, wondering what I was worried could I not have fallen in love with such a great place!  In my first year here I have come to know a staff that is truly passionate about their lives as educators, a Board of Education that is fully supportive of leadership that is  focused on teaching and learning, students who are respectful and responsible beyond their years, and a community that knows the value of all aspects of education- the social, emotional, cognitive, and experiential.  

Last May, in my first introduction to the media as a Rumson representative, I was quoted as saying “if it is not good for students, why do it?”.  I hope you join me in seeing and feeling all we have accomplished this year in the context of this belief.  It was done in great part due to the openness of the staff, support of the Board of Education, and efforts of the PTO, REF, and extended community.  From day one, I have been impressed with the willingness of all stakeholders to ensure the students of Rumson have the very best opportunity to realize their potential.  Together we have:

  • revamped the school schedule to expand academic opportunities and character development;

  • evaluated and revised academic curriculum and programming in all aspects of the school experience;

  • created new opportunities for student learning in the areas of STEM, project-based learning, and interest-driven choice;

  • rebuilt a school culture founded on the pillars of civility, collegiality, and collaboration; and

  • paved a path to ignite the potential of our students, our teachers, and our community far into the future.

At this point in the school year our staff is straddling the  proverbial fence, known as summer,  that separates the 2015-2016 school year and the 2016-2017 school year.  With a firm foot in the past and in  the future we celebrate what we have accomplished,  reflect on what we need to revisit and revise, and plan for continued growth as a school community.     Through these new purple-shaded glasses I wear I see so much potential in our schools and am so excited for what the 2016-2017 school year holds.

  • expanded STEM and project-based learning programs;

  • 4th and 5th grade science specialist and new 6-8 science curriculum;

  • new curricula and programs in ELA and Mathematics;

  • data-rich decision-making for improved student support and enrichment programs;

  • continued character education initiatives;

  • numerous training opportunities for our staff;

  • new FD gym facilities,  FD greenhouse infrastructure, FD innovation classroom, and DP makerspace classroom; and

  • enhanced technology- projectors, chromebooks, tablets, audio-visual devices

As we implement all these new initiatives for next school year, we ask you to help us by helping your kids to use those rainy or extremely hot summer days to continue reading and practicing their math facts (information will come home from your child’s teacher).  Besides helping to prevent the  summer slide in reading and math (see link for more information , please use every possible moment with family and friends to savor the summer!  Whether you are heading out on a plane, planting yourself firmly in the sand, or catching a few z’s on a shady hammock,  enjoy it!  With a head and heart filled with all that is summer, a new and exciting school year will be waiting for you all in September! Happy Summer!   

With pride.

John E. Bormann, Ed. D.

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Helpful Links
Summer 2016 Assignments
Genesis Parent Access
Volunteer Information
Rumson Symbaloo
Summer Reading and Math Assignments
District Testing Calendar
Mission Statement (pdf)
School Report Card
PARCC Resources
Report Bullying Incident
Rumson Policy Manual
Lunch Home Page
School Safety Committee Parent Application
Athletic Program
Request Maintenance or Use of School Facilities
Use of Facilities Forms
Board Agenda and Minutes
Rumson Education Foundation
RFH Home Page
Borough of Rumson
Rumson-Fair Haven Community Alliance
School Lunch Questions
Bus Transportation Questions

Alerts and Reminders

72 Hour Pesticide Notice

16-17 Kindergarten Registration Packet (pdf)

Rumson Nominating Petition (pdf)
Rumson School Board Candidacy Information...

The Rumson Board of Education would like to recognize the following members of the Girls Basketball Team for a great season:
  • Ellen D. (Grade 8)
  • Jordan J. (Grade 8)
  • Sophia P. (Grade 9)
  • Shaelyn S. (Grade 8)
  • Eliana S. (Grade 8)
  • Caitlyn W. (Grade 8)
  • Kathleen A. (Grade 7)
  • Kendall C. (Grade 7)
  • Braden C. (Grade 7)
  • Meadow M. (Grade 7)
  • Sophia S. (Grade 7)
  • Mary Kate A. (Grade 6)
  • Samantha C. (Grade 6)
  • Chapin M. (Grade 6)
  • Charlize R. (Grade 6)
  • Kaila S. (Grade 6)

Also, Congratulations to the new Forrestdale SGA officers for 16-17:

  • Peter O. President
  • Jackson P. Vice President
  • Kendall C. Treasurer
  • Sarah M. Secretary


School Climate Survey
Each year our district solicits survey information regarding you thoughts about your child's school. Please find the link for our "School Climate Survey- Parent" on the district web page and provide input as we work to improve student relationships, learning conditions, and the school's overall environment. Survey will close June 15.

Gifted and Talented Programming Changes for 2016-2017.
Here are the grade level specific screen casts and Power Points.

Grade 8 Awards Criteria (pdf)
Grade 8 staff will recognize students, by subject, in two distinct areas: commitment and excellence.

Water Testing in Rumson Schools
Water testing in Rumson Schools.

Rumson User Friendly Budget 2016-2017 (pdf)

16-17 School Budget Presentation (pdf)

16-17 Pre-School Registration
The Rumson Public School District is pleased to announce year seven of the implementation of its integrated preschool program. The program will begin on Sept. 6, 2016 and will serve three (3) and four (4) year old children. Morning and afternoon sessions will be held five days per week.

Non-resident Tuition Students
The Rumson School District is now accepting applications for Non-Resident Tuition Students in grades K-5 for the 2016-2017 school year.
Placements are limited depending on enrollment.

The Rumson Public School District is known for providing children with quality academic challenges and social experiences that we all want for our children.Tours are available.

If you are interested in providing your child with a strong academic experience, please contact Denise Guerci at: or 732-842-4747 or obtain application materials and tuition information right here.

SpringSafetyTips (pdf)
As signs of spring-like weather begin to appear we would like to take this opportunity to ask parents to help us in ensuring the safest delivery and pick-up of our students. Please review these Spring Safety Tips!
Thank you,
Dr. Bormann
Mrs. Gibbons
Mrs. Feeney

Audit_Synopsis (pdf)

Wellness Policy
See attached letter from the Superintendent and Policy.

Beginning with the September 2011-12 school year, the Rumson School District has conscientiously implemented the requirements of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. We have made great strides to address harassment, intimidation and bullying and to improve our school climates and cultures to be safe, respectful, responsible and full of P.R.I.D.E. These efforts have been supported through classroom guidance lessons, school meetings, special programs, climate surveys, and parent forums. The yearly Self-Assessment helps our schools and district confirm that great kids and very supportive parents are among our many strengths. In the spirit of continuous improvement, we also seek to take notice of our vulnerabilities. This year our district has renewed its focus and commitment in the area of character education. With the addition of time to the district’s daily instructional schedule, time is now set aside at the start of each school day to address social-emotional learning and character education. For example, all K-8 students began the school year with six anti-bullying lessons created by the NJ Bar Foundation that are designed to give all students a common language across all grade levels. In addition, the district is training K-5 teachers in the Responsive Classroom framework for Morning Meetings to ensure that character education and pro-social learning is a focus across the school day, each and every day. It is the goal of the Rumson School District to commit to these research-based practices, which predict that students who start their day accordingly make great gains in social, emotional and academic skills.

Parent academies are once again scheduled throughout the year to inform parents and increase understanding of childhood and teenage developmental issues and their impact on both learning and HIB. The 2015-16 Parent Academy dates are: • October 12: Character education initiative overview • December 7: 15-Minute Child Break - giving parents tools they need to talk to their kids about drugs and alcohol; presented by Drug Free NJ • January 11: PARCC score overview • February 15: How to recognize and understand anxiety in elementary and middle school children - presented by Dr. Alison Block • March TBD: Fishbowl • April TBD: Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century

Bell schedule 2015-2016 (pdf)

Board of Education Goals and District Goals 15-16 (pdf)

Sports Related Eye Injuries (pdf)
An Educational Fact Sheet for parents.

Rumson School District Social Media
Communication is paramount to our team effort. As a result the administrative team and I have been focused on ensuring new pathways to share with the community highlighting the great teaching, learning, and experiences occurring in the Rumson School District.
  • For those of you that use Twitter you can now follow us at @Rumsonbulldawgs

  • For those of you that use Facebook you can now follow us at Rumson School District page (there are several, the official one is the one with the picture of Forrestdale School and a Bulldog)

  • For those of you who want to receive reminder notifications through Remind for Deane Porter School from Mrs. Feeney please text @Bulldogsdp to 81010 (ex. bus pickup is late, spirit days, Back to School Nights, etc.)

  • For those of you who want to receive reminder notifications through Remind for Forrestdale from Mrs. Gibbons please text @BulldogsFD to 81010 (ex. bus pickup is late, spirit days, Back to School Nights, etc.)

  • For those of you who want to receive reminder notifications through Remind for the Rumson School District from Dr. Bormann please text @rumsonsd to 81010 (ex. board meeting events, school accolades, safety or security reminders, etc.)

QSAC has designated the Rumson Borough School District as a High Performing District

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Upcoming Events
Wed Jul 27
BOE Meeting - 6:30 pm
Fri Jul 29
Fri Aug 5

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Vera Ridoux, Supervisor of Student Services, is the Anti-Bullying Coordinator for the Rumson School District. Contact Information: or 732-842-0383 X316

NJDOE Annual School Self-Assessment District/School Grade Report FY2014-15

FY2016 ABR Statement

District HIB Homepage

Deane-Porter School
50 Black Point Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
Phone: 732-842-0330  
Fax: 732-212-0843 

Forrestdale School
60 Forrest Avenue
Rumson, NJ 07760
Phone:  732-842-0383
Fax: 732-219-9458 


Superintendent's Office
60 Forrest Avenue
Rumson, NJ 07760
Phone: 732-842-4747 
Fax: 732-842-4877

Business Office
60 Forrest Avenue
Rumson, NJ 07760
Phone: 732-842-0354
Fax: 732-842-4877