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HIB Information
MDistrict Anti-Bullying Specialists
Judge Ellis, PreK-8
Contact Information:
     732-842-0383 x4316

Jessica Piernik, PreK-3

Contact Information:
      732-842-0330 x4409
Allie Copman, Gr. 4 - 6
Contact Information:
      732-842-0383 x4390

Nancy Pearson, Gr. 7 - 8
Contact Information:
      732-842-0383 x4455

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Dr. John Bormann
Contact Information:

Affirmative Action Info

District Affirmative Action, Title IX Officer, 504 Officer
Michael Snyder, Supervisor of Special Education

Contact Information:

District Affirmative Action Team

Spencer Austin, School Psychologist
Michael Snyder, Supervisor of Special Education
Jessica Piernik, School Counselor
Allie Copman, School Counselor
Nancy Pearson, School Counselor

Homeless Liaison
Michael Snyder, Supervisor of Special Education

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Information for Parents

Education Stability Liaison
Michael Snyder, Supervisor of Special Education

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Coordinator

Michael Snyder, Supervisor of Special Education
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Child Abuse

Michael Snyder, Supervisor of Special Education
Contact Information:

"Child Abuse Hotline Number"

Human Resource Officer for Domestic Violence (HRO)
Policy 1581 - Domestic Violence
Regulation 1581 - Domestic Violence

Michael Snyder, Supervisor of Special Education
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Mission Statement Pre K-8 School District

"Igniting Potential"

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




Important Dates

March 29 - April 2 - Spring Break


Class of 2021 - World Language Placement Exam & Graduation Info

Please save the date for the RFH Virtual World Language Exam on March 2, 2021 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. 

This exam is for any incoming freshman who would like to place into Spanish II, Spanish II Honors, French II, French II Honors.  If you want to start with a level 1 course, you need NOT take this exam. 

If you are currently enrolled in Chinese I at the high school, and plan to continue with this language next year, you also need NOT sign up for the placement test. The link below will direct you to the high school website page to sign up.

Also, please remember to click the link below so we have your students robe size for graduation.

 Please refer to the Sports Calendars for all updates. Remind messages are only sent out for cancellations. Spring sports physicals with the school doctor will be held on Friday, March 19th from 1:30-3:30. Please email Mrs. Montanez if your child would like a physical with our school doctor. Students must have a ride home and may not walk after the physical.

The link to sign up for spring sports is below.





In the event that you are experiencing technology difficulties at home, please contact us for support. 

The link has been published in the "Student Technology Assistance" document posted on the district website under the Virtual Learning tab.


Academic Dates

Please see the virtual backpack for the Sports Manual


***Please check the virtual backpack every 
Tuesday to see any important weekly notices 
from the PTO, REF and other local organizations.




News & Announcements

Paw print press (pdf)

Paw Print Press Superbowl (pdf)

Paw Print Press-Did you know (pdf)

Paw Print Press Forrestdale and Deane-Porter Renovations (pdf)

Paw Print Press Bulldogs (pdf)

Paw Print Press (1)-Before we were Forrestdale (pdf)

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to many of your questions.

Reporting Absences
Please report your child's absence from or planned lateness to school by 8:30am. You should call 732-842-0383, option 1 to leave a message or speak to Mrs. Divers. Your attention to this will save time and help us account for all students in an efficient manner. If your child is arriving late from a medical appointment, be sure to ask your medical provider for a note in order for the lateness to be excused. Please note that Deane-Porter school has a separate attendance line. Deane-Porter's number is 732-842-0330.

Phone Calls Home
Please remind your children that if they call you from school, they should leave a message when they do not reach you. If our nurse or school office contacts you, we will always leave a message. If you need to call back, please call 732-842-0383. Bear in mind that the number that shows up on your caller ID will not identify accurately where the call originated. Please listen to your voicemail message before calling the school back, and dial the main office number for the school of your child's enrollment.

Mrs. Jennifer Gibbons, Principal 

Phone: 732-842-0383 
Fax: 732-219-9458 

Admin. Asst:  Mrs.Tricia Zifchak 
Admin. Asst:  Mrs. Marissa Divers 


Virtual Backpack
Virtual Backpack

Check here for more information or to find copies of misplaced papers.

Important Reminders: 

  • Due to the current situation of COVID-19, please refer to the Hybrid Handbook for pertinent information.