Our Mission Statement

 

The mission of the East Hanover School District is to prepare our young people to be positive, contributing members of societyOur diversified curriculum incorporates the expectation that all students achieve or exceed the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) at all grade levelsThe educational environment fosters self-esteem, independent thinking, and respect for individual differences. We provide our students with the skills and experiences necessary to assist them in achieving their fullest potential as unique individuals and to meet the challenges of life.

One Day, One School Project at EHMS October 18, 2014

Enterovirus‐D68 (EV‐D68) Information

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As you may be aware from various media sources, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has emerged in some clusters throughout the United States.  EV-D68 is a rare strain of a very common respiratory virus and is characterized by the following symptoms: fever, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, body and muscle aches, and wheezing.  Children with asthma or a history of wheezing may experience more severe respiratory symptoms, and it is recommended that they maintain a supply of their prescribed medications on hand and seek medical attention if they have any type of respiratory difficulties.   Our consulting school physician has also asked that we remind parents to vaccinate their children, particularly those in high risk groups, against influenza.  EV-D68 is spread through close contact with infected people.  The virus likely spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes.  You can also become infected by touching objects or surfaces that have the virus on them and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes. 

The New Jersey Department of Health recommends the following measures to protect yourself from EV-D68 and other enterovirus infections:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after changing diapers
    • Enteroviruses are also found in stool. Good hand hygiene is important for anyone who comes into contact with stool.
    • Hand sanitizer is not effective against enteroviruses
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Use good respiratory hygiene; coughing and sneezing into a tissue or elbow and properly disposing of tissues. For more information about respiratory hygiene see the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/covercough.htm
  • Avoid kissing, hugging and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
  • Stay home when feeling sick and consult your health care provider
    • Since people with asthma are at higher risk for respiratory illnesses, they should take their medicine as directed by their health care provider
  • Stay up to date with immunizations, especially influenza

East Hanover Township School District will remain proactive in safeguarding our students, staff and families.  We ask that parents take the time to review with students the methods to prevent the spread of germs both in the home and at school.  We have also attached a memo from the CDC regarding EV-D68 prevention (see back of this letter).  For additional information regarding the virus and its prevention, please view the following website:  www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/EV68/.


NJ QSAC

The Commissioner of Education has determined the placement for the East Hanover Township School District on the Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) district performance review (DPR) as “high performing”:
 
 DPR AREAS INITIAL PLACEMENT 
 Instruction and Program  81%
 Fiscal Management  98%
 Governance  100%
 Operations  100%
 Personnel  100% 
 

 

Hanover Park Band Uniform Fundraiser

  • The Hanover Park Band Parent's Association is raising funds to purchase new band uniforms.  Local businesses are supporting this effort by offering discounts.  Complete the attached form to purchase a discount card.
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NAMM 2014 Merit Award
 
Central Elementary School has  received the
SupportMusic Merit Award designation as part of the
Best Communities for Music Education Program!

EHMS Wrestling Team  

 

CONGRATULATIONS

East Hanover Middle School
Wrestling Team  

2013-14 Undefeated Morris County Team Champions

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