The first day of school, September 6th, is quickly approaching, and we are looking forward to welcoming returning and new students to Lloyd Road. As that day gets closer, it is a good time to provide you with some reminders and updates. First is our Grade 4 Orientation with details below:
Grade 4 Orientation: Wednesday, August 24th
Students with Last Names beginning with A-L
Session # 1: 1:00-1:45pm
Students with Last Names beginning with M-Z
Session # 2: 2:00-2:45pm
The summer orientation is for parents and students. Some of the content will be the same the students heard during their May visits to Lloyd Road, but it is helpful for parents and students to visit together to help ease anxieties right before school starts.
It has been a busy summer at Lloyd Road with a variety of work getting completed, including the first phase of the new heating and air conditioning units upstairs. That work is almost done and the rest of the building is scheduled for next summer. A new playground base has also been laid down, hallway painting and trim, and the usual cleaning preparations.
The Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District’s Parent Portal is open to all district parents. The Parent Portal offers a school/home connection by providing electronic communication and information opportunities via our district webpage. Of course, student report cards are accessible through the Portal, but we have also started to use the Portal for parent/teacher conference sign up. This year, our conferences will be in January.
Your child’s placement for the 2016-2017 school year will be available on the Parent Portal the evening of August 25, 2015. This information will no longer be mailed out.
Other information available for Parents/Guardians on the Parent Portal includes:
Food Services Account
District Information and Policies
The link to the Parent Portal is available on the district website at www.marsd.org, and on Lloyd Road School’s homepage.
If you are not set up for the Parent Portal you will need to contact one of our secretaries in our main office for it to be activated for you. This feature is both secure and easy to use. If you forget your password you can reset it on the portal site and a new password will be emailed to you. Also, you may update your contact information in the Parent Portal. All school district communications will be delivered through your contact phone number and email from the Parent Portal. This includes flyers/notices, snow closings, delayed openings, and early dismissals, so it is very important any contact numbers and emails are kept updated in the Parent Portal.
Please check that you have an email address entered in the Portal, and that it is correct.
As the Matawan Aberdeen School District continues its progress towards a paperless environment, all opening school paperwork will be distributed to students on the first day of classes. All other flyers/information throughout the school year will be viewable on the Virtual Backpack, or on our homepage.
The following documents can be found on our school website:
- 2016-2017 school year calendar with important dates, days off, early dismissals, etc. - under Upcoming Events on the Lloyd Road School website (BOE Approved PDF Calendar Version), or on the main district website.
- Immunization requirement information found on our school’s main web page. This is important to review to assure all immunizations are up to date.
- General school supply lists per grade level posted on the Lloyd Road School website, under Announcements (General School Supply Lists).
- Free and reduced lunch and breakfast information and applications are on the main district website.
If you have any questions regarding the Parent Portal or your account before school begins, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any general school questions do not hesitate to contact me or the main office. I am looking forward to a great new school year!
*Please mark your calendars for our Back to School Night on September 15th. Grade 5 has their session from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and Grade 4 from 7:40-8:40 p.m.