World Language Teachers selected

World Language Teachers selected to present Workshops at State & Regional conferences!
Photo: (left-to-right) Courtney Rems, Teresa DelGiudice, and Francesca Silvano

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 2-4, 2023 and the Foreign Language Educators of NJ Annual Conference on March 17-18, 2023. 

For World Language state and regional conferences, workshop submissions are reviewed by several committee members and undergo a rigorous evaluation to ensure that best pedagogical practices will be highlighted using guidelines related to world language proficiency and national standards. 

Ms. Teresa DelGiudice (Teacher of French), Ms. Francesca Silvano (Teacher of Italian) and Ms. Ivica Kanova (Teacher of Spanish) have all been chosen to present workshops dedicated to the theme “Reimagining the World Language Classroom” for NECTFL in New York, New York. This annual conference draws in over 1,500 attendees from all over the Northeast region! 

Ms. Teresa DelGiudice (Teacher of French), Ms. Dorely Leal-Drago (Teacher of Spanish), Ms. Courtney Rems (Teacher of Spanish), Ms. Elena Spathis (Teacher of Spanish) and Ms. Francesca Silvano (Teacher of Italian) have been selected to present workshops dedicated to theme, “Language Connect Us All” at the state’s annual conference, hosted by FLENJ. This year’s state conference will be held at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. 

We are incredibly excited and proud that each of these teachers will represent our district at both the state and regional conference level, demonstrating excellence and their passion in sharing about the best methods in world language instruction!

Photo: (left-to-right) Courtney Rems, Teresa DelGiudice, and Francesca Silvano

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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