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Message from the Superintendent

January 2017

Happy New Year!  In the famous lyrics of Rolf to Liesl in the Sound of Music we hear a great message...

You are 16 going on 17
Baby it's time to think
Better beware
Be canny and careful
Baby you're on the brink”.



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.


There will be a 90 minute delayed opening today.
School doors will begin at 10:10 am
AM PRE-K will run from 10:10 am - 12:10 pm
PM PRE-K will run from 1:05 pm - 3;05 pm


Rumson Teachers of the Year and

 Educational Services Professionals of the Year

Teachers of the Year:  Carol Tagliareni (FD) and Keri Lecorchick (DP)
Educational Services Professionals of the Year: Sandy Self (FD) and Deb Tomaino (DP)



                  PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE / REGISTRATION 17-18                                  

The Deane-Porter School in Rumson will be having an Open House and Registration for Pre-Kindergarten for the 17-18 school year on February 1, 2017 from 9:15 - 10:15 am.

The pre-school program is designed to run five days per week during the school year.  Students must be three years of age by October 30, 2017.  Three and four year olds are integrated.  If necessary, a lottery will be held.  Participation in the program requires a tuition fee.

We invite interested parents and their children to attend a Preschool Open House.  This event will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2017, from 9:15 am to 10:15 am.  At this time you will receive a registration packet, visit our classrooms, and your child will participate in some activities.  Registration packets can also be obtained by visiting our website at www.rumsonschool.org.

To insure participation in the lottery your registration MUST be completed and turned into the office by February 10, 2017.  Anyone registering after that date will be put on a waiting list. Past participation in the program guarantees a spot for the 2017-2018 school yea, but to insure a spot the child must be re-registered by February 1, 2017.

If you have any questions, please call Laura Randazzo at 732 842-0811.


The Deane-Porter School in Rumson will be having an Open House and Registration for Kindergarten for the 17-18 school year on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 9:15 - 10:15 am.

We are proud of our highly successful programs, and the foundation they build for the top-rated levels of academic performance we have achieved in the state and federally. The primary goal of the Kindergarten program is to provide developmentally appropriate educational experiences that build a strong foundation for future academic success.

Registration packets will be given out at this time and are due on February 16, 2017.   Children must be five (5) years of age by October 30, 2017 to register for kindergarten.  If you are unable to attend please contact the school to obtain a registration packet or visit the school website at www.rumsonschool.org.

Please RSVP by January 17, 2017.  If you have any questions, please call Diane Ryan in the school office at 732-842-0330.          

News & Announcements

17-18 Kindergarten Registration Packet
The primary goal of the Deane-Porter Kindergarten program is to provide developmentally appropriate educational experiences that build a strong foundation for future academic success.

17-18 Pre-School Registration
The Rumson Public School District is pleased to announce year eight of the implementation of its integrated preschool program. The program will serve three (3) and four (4) year old children. Morning and afternoon sessions will be held five days per week.

Students Change Hunger Results 2016 (pdf)
Congratulations to Forrestdale School for being recognized as a Winner for their participation in the Monmouth-Ocean Food Bank Hunger Challenge. See more below!

REF Donor. Thank You-2016 (1) (pdf)
The Rumson Education Foundation (“REF”) extends its sincere appreciation to all local families and businesses that helped to make our fundraising initiatives this year an overwhelming success through their generous donations, sponsorships, and support of the REF’s Dance with your Darling, The Rumson Kitchen Tour and The Celebration for Education...

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.

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

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...

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

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 students’ teachers and paraprofessionals.

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.


Upcoming Events
Tue Jan 24
Wed Jan 25
BOE Meeting 7:30 pm
Thu Jan 26
FD Drama Production
Fri Jan 27
MP 2 Ends
FD Drama Production
Sat Jan 28
FD Drama Production
Mon Jan 30
Spirit Week begins
FD Geography Bee 9:00 am
Tue Jan 31
Kindergarten Open House
Wed Feb 1
PreK Open House
PTO Mtg 9:15 am
FD/Holy Cross Game RFH Gym 6:00 pm
Policy Committee 6:30 pm
Fri Feb 3
SGA Dance 7:00 pm
Mon Feb 6
NO Bulldog PAC
RFH incoming student/parent tour 7PM
Tours begin at 6 PM

Press Releases
Future City Press Release (pdf)
Community in Kindergarten - Rumson Press Release (pdf)
PARCCpressrelease12.14.16 (pdf)
Fall Sports at Forrestdale (pdf)
Special Ed Dept. Ignites Potential
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)