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Message from the Superintendent

December 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians:

In a season of festivities around the joy of family and the celebration of childhood it is important to rememberhow important our school family is to a happy and healthy year for our students!...


HIB Information
District Anti-Bullying Coordinators & Specialists
Jessica Piernik, Deane-Porter
Contact Information:
      732-842-0383 x409
Nancy Pearson, Forrestdale
Contact Information:
      732-842-0330 x455

Affirmative Action Info

District Affirmative Action and Title IX Officer
Michael Snyder, Supervisor of Special Education

Contact Information:

District 504 Officer
Vera Ridoux, Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessments

Contact information:


"Igniting Potential"

The Rumson School District ignites the potential of its learners by growing, inspiring, and cultivating personal excellence academically, socially, and emotionally.


News & Announcements

WhatisGiveKidsASmile (pdf)
Through the ADA Foundation's Give Kids A Smile program, launched nationally by the American Dental Association in 2003, more than 5 million underserved children have received free oral health services. These free services are provided by approximately 10,000 dentists annually, along with 30,000 other dental team members.

Influenza Vaccination Week - Dec. 4-10, 2016
It's not too late to get vaccinated!

RallyCap Sports - WE NEED YOUR HELP (pdf)
We need your help for the 2016 Christmas Light show...

RallyCap Sports (pdf)
Calling all volunteers for RallyCap Basketball...

Bell Schedule
Click below to view the following:
  • New 2016-2017 Deane Porter Bell Schedule
  • New 2016-2017 Forrestdale Bell Schedule
  • New Marking Period Calendar
  • Six Day Rotation Calendar

Parent Academy Presentation 10.24.16 (pdf)
The Parent Academy held on October 24 was hosted by our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) team.

Monmouth County Health Dept. Update
Flu shots are now available...

Special Needs Harvest Festival
Sunday, November 6, 2016
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

NJSBA November 2016 Election Important Dates (pdf)

Special Education Parent Academy (pdf)
On behalf of the Tri-District Special Services Departments, we welcome each of you to the start of another exciting school year!

Monmouth County Special Needs Registry
The Monmouth County Special Needs Registry is a voluntary service open to all citizens with special needs who reside, attend school or are employed in Monmouth County...

Annual Child Nutrition Survey (pdf)
Please fill out this application and return it to the school.

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: dguerci@rumsonschool.org or 732-842-4747 or obtain application materials and tuition information right here.

Implementation Guidelines of Best Practices for Education of Students.pdf (pdf)
This year Deane-Porter will be joining the NJ Department of Education and Rutgers University in the implementation of best practices for the education of students in grades K-3...

Health Alert (pdf)
Hand Foot and Mouth Disease Talking Points for Schools/Childcare

School Safety Committee Parent Application 2016-2018
School Safety Team: Parent Volunteers Wanted! The Forrestdale and Deane-Porter School Counselors are looking for a parent volunteer at each school...

Two Rivers Friends Of Different Learners 16-17 Support Group Meetings (pdf)

Zika Health Alert Update (pdf)

Zika Virus Update
Monmouth County Health Department (MCHD) continually monitors the Zika virus situation in the country and New Jersey. At the end of August there were 100 confirmed travel-related cases of Zika Virus in the state. Currently, there are no Zika cases resulting from transmission by local mosquitoes.

NJKEA - NJ Kindergarten Entry Assessment (pdf)
Our teachers participated in NJKEA (New Jersey Kindergarten Entry Assessment) workshops last Spring and we were invited to continue with this work for the 2016-2017 school year.

16-17 Kindergarten Registration Packet (pdf)
In order to ensure our class sizes, staffing, classroom placements, and program implementation are aligned to support the benefits of this innovative approach to kindergarten instruction we would like to ensure that all incoming Kindergarten students are registered. While our doors are always open to new students we urge you to register by July 25, 2016.

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.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)_3 (pdf)
Parents have the right under the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their studentsí teachers and paraprofessionals.

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

Rumson School District Social Media
* 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.)

Amazon Smile
SHOP Amazon & SUPPORT the REF! A portion of your purchase amount will go to the REF so we can continue making incredible strides supporting our Deane-Porter & Forrestdale Schools! Thank you! Click "More" and start shopping!

New Rumson School App
The mobile app has been updated with new information and functionality. Please delete the old version and install the new version for Android and Apple phones.

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Upcoming Events
Tue Dec 6
1:00 Dismissal DP/FD
DP Night Conferences
No Bulldog PAC
Wed Dec 7
RFH student tours 3:30 PM
Policy Comm - 6:30 pm
Fri Dec 9
10: PTO- Family Winter Festival
Mon Dec 12
Parent Meeting Bulldog PAC - 3:45 pm
Tue Dec 13
Finance Comm - 5:00 pm
Wed Dec 14
DP Winter Concert 10AM
Ed Comm - 5:00 pm
Planning Comm - 6:00 pm
Personnel Comm - 7:00 pm
Fri Dec 16
SGA Dance 7PM-9PM
Tue Dec 20
FD Holiday Concert 10AM FD Gym

Press Releases
Crisis Prevention Institute Training. (pdf)
Inaugural Class Induction into Forrestdale Chapter of NJHS (pdf)
NIEER Press Release (pdf)
Innovation LabPress Release (pdf)
State Releases Every Schools PARCC Scores
October was a busy month at Deane-Porter (pdf)
Kingore press release (pdf)
Bike to Ignite (pdf)
Therapy Dog at Deane-Porter (pdf)
MakerspaceSTEM (pdf)
Makerspace - Two River Times Press Release
PTO Fall Festival Rumson (pdf)
Rumson Launches a New Brand (pdf)
High Quality Preschool Program (pdf)