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Photo: Hills Music Department posing together with their awards.
Hills Music Department at the Philadelphia Heritage Festival
The Pascack Hills Chamber Choir and Concert Band went to the City of Brotherly Love for the World Strides Philadelphia Heritage Festival from April 28 to April 30. Students had the opportunity to showcase their musical talents while also experiencing the rich culture, art, and history in Philadelphia.
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Photo: Staff and students participating in the podcasting program
Podcasts 2022-2023
Teachers received podcasting recording equipment for their classrooms and a full day of training from the ADP Center for Learning Technology at Montclair State University.
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Photo: Talent Night 2023 partial group photo.
Hills hosts Annual Talent Night
Since Talent Night was introduced to the Hills community in 2016, it has brought new and old faces to the Hills stage.
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Graphic: Date of the Talent Night hosted by Tri-M Music Honor Society and Chamber Choir
Talent Night 2023
Do not miss the wonderful opportunity to see the performances by our very talented students on Thursday, April 13th at 7 pm in the PH Auditorium. Come to see your friends performing at the Talent Night and you won't be disappointed!
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Photo: Digital Poster Contest, Second Place winner
District World Language Celebrates National Foreign Language Week
Pascack Valley Regional High School district celebrated National Foreign Language Week with a variety of educational activities to emphasize the need and the importance of studying foreign languages.
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Graphic: candid shot of keynote speaker and address of Coalition location.
Hills Valley Coalition and Mental Health Fair
We are thrilled to announce our 2023 Spring Event will take place at Pascack Hills HS on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 7pm with a Mental Health Fair at 6pm.
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Photo: Casey McKay, Grade 12; Jillian Fleishman, Grade 11; Asiya Crandall, Grade 9
Sister Rose Thering Essay Contest
Three Pascack Hills students of teacher Heather Lutz were honored in the 13th Annual Rose Thering Essay Contest run by Seton Hall University. The students were invited to attend the Celebration of Education at Seton Hall University on Sunday, April 16, 2023.
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Photo: PHHS Model United Nations team posing together
PHHS Competes at St. Peter's University High School MUNC
The Pascack Hills Model UN team competed in the St. Peter's University High School Model United Nations Conference. After two days of competition, the PHHS Model UN team returned with four awards!
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Photo: Team photo with DECA Advisor Corin Gamgort
NJ State DECA Competition
Pascack Hills DECA competed at the State level of competition with 6,000 students in over 50 business categories. PH DECA team had 9 winners and 5 finalists, with their advisor being recognized for her 12 years of service.
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Photo: red rose on top of piano keys, with a music score behind the rose.
Inter-District Choral Celebration at Pascack Hills
Pascack Hills is happy to welcome both middle schools to participate this year on March 9th, 2023, at 7 pm to host the Annual Inter-District Choral festival.
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Photo: District Dance team posing with their trophy
Dance Team Union Dance Team Nationals
Congratulations to the Pascack Valley Regional Dance Team for winning several awards at the DTU National Championships in Orlando!
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Photo: PH Future Educator students posing with the kids at the Montval Public Library
Future Educators of America (FEA) Story Hour
Pascack Hills students visited the Montvale Public Library and led a Valentine's Day themed Story Hour. They read a book, made arts and crafts and had tons of fun!
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English Teacher Publishes in National Journal
Dr. Alexandra Pfleging recently published her article, "The Social and Emotional Learning 'Layer'" in NCTE's English Journal.
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Hills Tri-M Music Honor Society Induction and Concert
You are cordially invited to attend TRI-M Music Honor Society Induction Ceremony and the Concert. The induction ceremony shall take place February 16, 2023 at 7pm in the Auditorium at Pascack Hills.
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Photo: South American asylum seekers lined up for South American Border patrol.
Encouragement Packages
The PHHS Student Immigrant Alliance and Spanish Culture Club collaborated on creating encouragement packages for South American asylum seekers.
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Graphic: Echoes Magazine Volume LVII, PHHS
Echoes Art & Literary Magazine Garners Awards
The Pascack Hills Echoes Art & Literary Magazine recently won two prestigious awards!
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Midterm Exam Schedule
Midterms will be held during the week of Jan. 24 to Jan. 27. The schedule this year will be two periods each day, each day is going to be a mid-day.
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Photo: PHHS Project Paterson Club
Project Paterson Toy Drive
Together we helped make the holidays magical for nearly 1,500 children in Paterson this year!
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Photo: All Pascack Hills Choirs posing together
Pascack Hills Choirs performance at the Middle Schools
Pascack Hills Choirs performed at the Fieldstone and Woodcliff Lake Middle Schools, December 21st, 2022
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Photo: PHHS Chamber Choir
Chamber Choir Performance Radio City Music Hall
Pascack Hills Chamber Choir performs at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
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Photo: Margarita Elkin and Ryan Dore, Teachers at PHHS
Christmas Tree Lighting in Montvale
On Friday, December 2nd, the Pascack Hills Chamber Choir and Marching Broncos performed at the annual Montvale Tree Lighting. The band and choir took turns performing festive holiday carols that had people singing along with smiles on their faces.
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Photo: PHHS Chamber Choir
NJSMA High School Choral Festival 2022
On Tuesday, November 29th the Pascack Hills Chamber Choir performed at the Region Choral Festival hosted by Mountain Lakes High School.
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Photo: Auschwitz survivor, Itu Lustig
Valley Chabad/Eternal Flame Program
Valley Chabad hosted a Holocaust survivor to speak free-of-charge to our students on Sunday, December 4, 2022.
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Photo: (left to right) Barry Bachenheimer, Christine Pollinger, Lorrie Sandhage, and Tim Wieland
Teacher and Educational Services Professional of the Year
We are pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Teacher and Educational Services Professional of the year for Pascack Hills High School!
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Montclair State University Network for Educational Teacher Study Group Grant
Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal Teacher Study Group Granted us $500 to further the research of GLAM
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Photo: Ariel Sharon, Senior
Bergen County Band 2022-2023
Congratulations to Ariel Sharon on successful audition into the Bergen County Band! Concert at Bergenfield HS on Jan 15th!
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Graphic: PVRHSD Art teachers posing together with their artwork
Encaustic Artist Visit PVR
PVRHSD Art teachers participated in an encaustic art workshop, led by encaustic artist Sandra Koberlein, on November 7.
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Photo: PHHS Model UN team together
Princeton Model United Nations Conference 2022
The PHHS Model UN team participated in the 2022 Princeton Model United Nations Conference and came back with three major awards!
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Photo: (left-to-right) Courtney Rems, Teresa DelGiudice, and Francesca Silvano
World Language Teachers selected to present Workshops at State & Regional conferences!
Several World Language teachers from Pascack Hills and Pascack Valley High Schools have been selected to present their workshops at the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages on March 2-4th, 2023 and the Foreign Language Educators of NJ Annual Conference on March 17-18th, 2023.
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National Merit Commended Scholars/AP Scholars
PHHS recognizes the 2023 AP Scholars and National Merit Commended Students.
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Photo: Students who were accepted to County Choir
Acceptance to the Bergen County Choir
Congratulations to 5 members of our Pascack Hills Chamber Choir on their acceptance to 2022-23 Bergen County Choir. It is an honor and privilege to perform in an ensemble made up of the best singers in the county!
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Celebrate Languages Induction Ceremony
On Thursday, December 1st, the Celebrate Languages Ceremony will take place at 7:00 PM in the Pascack Hills Auditorium. Administration, faculty, staff, and families are cordially invited. Students will be recognized for earning the NJ DOE Seal of Biliteracy in one or more languages and/or being inducted into the Chinese, French, Italian or Spanish National Honor Societies.
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Picture: Newly Hired Staff Members
Staff Recognition
On Monday, October 17, the Board of Education recognized numerous staff members.
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Photo: PHHS Marching Band
Marching Band Competition
The Marching Broncos competed in the Midland Park Music in the Parks competition on Sunday 10/9. The band competed against bands from around the area and took first place in their size group along with awards for best Music, best Percussion, best Color Guard and best overall effect.
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Dig Pink 2022
The Hills volleyball team has participated in this Side Out Foundation sponsored charity tournament against Pascack Valley. The tournament begins at 4:15pm on October 25th at PH!
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Back To School Night
Pascack Hills Back To School Night is Thursday, September 22.
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Graphic: Photo of Superintendent Sarah Bilotti, with the letters "PH" on the left and "PV" on the right
Meet the Superintendent
The Pascack Hills PFA is hosting a "Meet the Superintendent" evening on Monday, September 12.
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Photo: Pascack Hills student Riley Haworth
Senior chosen to the 2022 All-National Mixed Choir
Congratulations to the senior, Riley Haworth, who has been selected as a member of the 2022 All-National Mixed Choir!
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Photo: Hills Valley Coalition Virtual Meeting Banner
Hills Valley Coalition Quarterly Meeting
Please join us via ZOOM on October 3 at 5:30pm for our quarterly meeting to discuss the safety of our children and how best to support our families. Hear from our Juvenile Officers, School Administrators, Student Representatives and local mental health providers.
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Welcome Back!
We are excited to welcome everyone back for the start of the 2022-2023 school year!
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Graphic: The words "Under Construction" with a hard hat on top of the word "Under"
Track Replacement
UPDATE: Due to construction delays, the track will not be open until at least the middle of September.
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Photo: Pascack Hills boys tennis team, Ari Hirshfield, and children posing all together side-by-side.
Pascack Hills Fundraiser of Sunrise Day Camp
The tennis team conducted a fundraiser to send a child with cancer to Camp Sunrise. Camp Sunrise provides a summer experience for children who have cancer.
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Graphic: District logo on top, with the words "Board Member Vacancies River Vale & Woodcliff Lake" below
Board Vacancy Notification
The Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education will have two vacancies in the Nov. 8 Annual School Election.
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Photo (left-to-right): Mr. Timothy Wieland, Ms. Marnee Rosen, Ms. Charleen Schwartzman, Ms. Val Mattessich, Dr. Daniel Fishbein
2022 Support Staff Members of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Marnee Rosen, Ms. Marie Lombardi, and Mr. Washington (Willie) Pico for being recognized as our Support Staff Members of the Year! These professionals work tirelessly to serve our students and the community.
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Photo: Pascack Hills Students and middle school students who participated in the showcase all posing together in group photo.
Tri-M Project Showcase 2022
On May 24th, Tri-M Music Honor Society hosted a Showcase where we invited all the Tri-M Project 2022 participants willing to perform in the live program.The program was a big success, greatly appreciated by the participants (teachers and students), their families and friends. We strongly believe that Tri-M Project will be continued next year!
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Graphic: Jonathan Mathew & Jake Agranovich, Students
SIA Donation Drive for Ukraine
The Pascack Hills Student Immigrant Alliance conducted a donation drive collecting items to be distributed to Ukrainian refugees entering the United States and to be sent to Ukraine.
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Graphic: Echoes Magazine Volume LVII
Echoes Literary Magazine 2022 Now On Sale!
Pascack Hills' Literary-Art Magazine Echoes is now for sale! The 2022 edition is themed "Metamorphosis," as in our year of change and transition. Please see the attached order form for ordering details.
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PHHS Arts Festival 2022
The annual PH Arts Festival! Including an art display, cupcake wars, fashion display and live music.
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Photo: Graduates tossing their caps in the air at the end of their commencement ceremony.
Graduation 2022 Information
Principal Wieland provides important information with regards to Graduation 2022 in this letter sent home to parents.
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"Miming Display" Artwork, made by Pascack Hills Student, Tala Atkinson
Congressional Art Competition
Tala Atkinson, junior student at Pascack Hills High School, recently had her painting, “Miming Display,” displayed at the Fair Lawn Library in the Pine Gallery.
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Graphic: Riley Haworth, PH Student
2022 NJMEA All-State Mixed Chorus Student Acceptance
Congratulations to Riley Haworth on her acceptance to the 2022 NJMEA All-State Mixed Chorus!
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Graphic: Trayee Jha, PH Student
New Jersey Council for the Social Studies Recognition
Congratulations to Trayee Jha for being recognized by the New Jersey Council for the Social Studies for her contributions to social studies education at Pascack Hills!
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Pascack Hills Tri-M Project 2022
Starting in the month of March, members of the Tri-M Honor Society, along with other music students at Pascack Hills, began working on the Tri-M Project. This is the second year the Pascack Hills chapter of the Tri-M Honor society has worked to give musical opportunities to the next generation of musicians.
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Graphic: PHHS 2022 Talent Night
Talent Night 2022
Talent Night, presented by Tri-M Music Honor Society and Chamber Choir, is back at Pascack Hills! We are very excited finally to have a live performance on April 12th at 7pm in the PH auditorium.
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Photo: Ms. Sarah Bilotti (left) appointed as the new Superintendent of Schools, pictured with Joseph Blundo
Appointment of New Superintendent
Congratulations to Ms. Sarah Bilotti, who was appointed the new Superintendent of Schools at the March 28 Board Meeting.
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Graphic: Seal of Biliteracy students
109 Seal of Biliteracy earned by students!
We had 109 total seals earned by our PHHS and PVHS students for the State & Global Seals of Biliteracy!
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Graphic: PHHS DECA Awardees
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Graphic: Students at St. Peter's MUNC Conference
Saint Peter's University Model United Nations Conference
The Pascack Hills Model United Nations team participated in the St. Peter's University Model United Nations Conference on March 7, 2022 and March 8, 2022. The Hills Model UN won eight awards!
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Parent Support Groups
The Pascack Valley Regional Guidance Department and Regional Curriculum Office will be partnering up to offer Parent Support Groups to families in our community.
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Graphic: PHHS Tri-M Music Honor Society Inductees
Tri-M Music Honor Society Induction Ceremony
PHHS TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY Induction Ceremony and the Concert took place on Wednesday, February 16th at 7 PM in PH auditorium. A group of 15 gifted musicians shared their talents in performing vocal and instrumental solos and duets in various genres and styles (from classical to contemporary).
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Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced
Congratulations to Pascack Hills Class of 2022 Valedictorian, Jolie Lefkowitz, and Salutatorian, Lina Kim.
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ECHOES Art & Literary Magazine Wins Awards!
Echoes, Pascack Hills' Art & Literary Magazine, won two prestigious awards for its 20-21 edition!
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District Searches For New Superintendent of Schools
The Pascack Valley Regional High School District is seeking a new Superintendent of Schools.
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Superintendent Search: Seeking Input Through Survey and Community Forum
The Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education has hired the executive search firm Strategic Educational Advantage to assist with finding our next superintendent of schools.
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PVRHSD's Veterans Visit English Classes
PVRHSD's veterans visit with English classrooms with students reading "All Quiet on the Western Front".
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March 14 Delayed Start for Students
Pascack Hills will have a 10:00am start on Monday, March 14.
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Amy Sheehan to represent Hills at Bergen County Band
Hills Junior Amy Sheehan, will represent Pascack Hills at the Bergen County Band festival and performance
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Photo: PH Holiday Music Performances During the Holiday Season
Hills Music Performances During the Holiday Season
The Pascack Hills Music Department is excited to be performing this holiday season!
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Bergen County Chorus 2021-22
Congratulations to Riley Haworth and Ariel Sharon, on their acceptance to 2021-22 Bergen County Choir. It is an honor and privilege to perform in an ensemble made up of the best singers in the county!
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2021-2022 Teacher and ESP of The Year
Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Teacher and Educational Services Professional of The Year!
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Happy Veterans Day
The History Club at Pascack Hills has created a tribute to honor our veterans.
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Celebrate Languages Ceremony at PHHS
We will recognize students who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy and induct our Pascack Hills students at 7pm on Thursday, December 2, 2021
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Graphic:  Pascack Hills HS Junior, Maddy Leibman
Maddy Leibman, a PH Chamber Choir junior, got accepted to All-State Treble Chorus 2021
Maddy Leibman, a Chamber Choir junior, will proudly represent Pascack Hills in All-State Treble Chorus performance at NJ PAC in Newark, NJ on February 26, 2022
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Graphic: CRED participants Sophie Edelshain, Madeline Leibman, and Scarlett Presha
Youth CRED (Credentially & Recognizing Excellence & Determination)
"Y" Cred is an event especially designed for "Youth" that will include opportunities for bilingual conversations with classrooms around the world, interactive learning activities, exciting live presentations, on-demand sessions and so much more. More importantly, it answers the question, "WHY" learn a language? High School language learners will hear from older university peer learners and career professionals on how language has positively impacted their lives.
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Photo: Auditorium of parents attending Financial Aid Night
Financial Aid Night Presentation
On Wednesday, October 6, the PVRHSD school counseling department held its annual financial aid program. Jim Anderson, Director of Financial Aid at Montclair State University, was the guest speaker.
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Photo: Bags of food for the food drive
Interact’s Fall Food Drive at Pascack Hills
The Interact club collects food for the Helping Hands Food Pantry in Hillsdale.
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Photo: PH Students from Class of 2022 who are National Merit and/orAP Scholars
Class of 2022 Scholars
We proudly recognize PHHS Class of 2022 National Merit Scholars and AP Scholars.
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Out of the Darkness Walk
On October 17th, PH Cares (a nonprofit club) will be walking in an Out of the Darkness Walk to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
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Photo: Libby Wikfors (right) honored for her work with children, pictured with her teacher Claire Mazan (left)
Wikfors Receives Proclamation for Efforts
Libby Wikfors received a Proclamation from the Borough of Bergenfield and was honored with the key to the city for her dedication and generosity.
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COVID19 Updated Guidance

Sept 2022



WHEN TO STAY HOME: 

The New Jersey Department of Health recommends that students with the following symptoms or combination of symptoms be promptly isolated from others and excluded from school:


PLEASE STAY HOME AND NOTIFY YOUR NURSE IF YOUR CHILD HAS:

  • At least two of the following symptoms: fever (measure or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), myalgia (muscle aches), headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion, or runny nose;

    OR

  • At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, or new taste disorder.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO RETURN TO SCHOOL IF SYMPTOMS:


  • A medically supervised  negative  COVID19  PCR test or Rapid Antigen test is required to return to school for symptomatic individuals, even with an alternate diagnosis such as a positive strep or influenza swab.  This requirement for testing is for all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status. We can not accept home tests at this time to rule out COVID19.

  • Please notify the attendance officer or the school nurse office if your child is exhibiting Covid-19 compatible symptoms. 


IF COVID19 POSITIVE:


  • Please notify your school Nurse

  • Student will need to remain home for 5 days from symptom onset (symptom onset is considered day “0”)

  • Days 6-10: Students may return ONLY if no symptoms and fever free for 24 hours.  They must wear a well fitted mask at all time, indoor and outdoors, during this time frame while at school.

  •  Regardless of immunization status of other family members, those who are COVID 19 positive should be isolated from others in the household, if possible, for the full 10 days

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