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PowerSchool Parent Portal Instructions
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PowerSchool Student Portal Instructions
To obtain more information in regards to the EPS School Calendar for the 2021 – 2022 school year, please click here or for the above document in PDF format visit 2021-2022SchoolCalendars.pdf (epsnj.org).
Stay ConnectedIt is extremely important that we have the most updated home address and/or phone numbers so that we may contact you in the event of an emergency or to discuss your child’s progress. Please be sure to update your contact information by logging into your PowerSchool Parent Portal and filling out the Emergency Information form found under the Forms link throughout the course of the school year should there be a change in either your home address and/or phone number. Open communication between the home and the school is expected and is one of the more pertinent keys to academic success in school.
Transportation will be available for the following students:
All students will be socially distanced while being transported to and from school.
Dress Code Guidelines are established to promote a standard of appearance that enhances the learning environment as well as allows for the reasonable comfort of all students. Uniforms are expected to be worn on a daily basis.
To obtain information in regards to the uniform and dress code requirements for your child’s school, please refer to Uniforms / Uniform and Dress Code Policies (epsnj.org).
Parents, we are asking for both your cooperation as well as your support in regards to your child’s adherence to the uniform policy. Students who do not adhere to the school uniform policy will not be permitted to enter the building on Thursday, September 9th or any school day thereafter. Please do not hesitate to contact the main office if you should have any questions with respect to the uniform policy.
Forms and Applications
Please ensure that all of the required documents listed below are reviewed and completed by the first day of school and that all personal information is updated regularly:
Health and Safety Protocols
Providing 24/7 protection against Covid-19 and the Delta Variant for students, teachers, and in the classroom is a top priority.
For the past few years, our school has operated as a 1:1 technology school; and as a result, all students will continue to utilize a laptop computer for their daily classroom instruction. Students should make every effort to take excellent care of their laptops throughout the school year, as this is a very special privilege. Our 1:1 technology implementation will continue to ensure that our students attain the competitive standards that are needed to foster both college and career readiness. All students are required to bring their charged laptops and power cords to school daily.
All new students to the district will receive their laptop during the first week of school.
9TH GRADE STUDENTS
Freshmen will receive their laptops at the 9th Grade Orientation.
The state of New Jersey has mandated that all children born after January 1st, 1997 and enrolled in Grade Six, will be required to receive a booster dose of the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine (Tdap) as well as one dose of meningococcal vaccine.
Documentation that your child has received the required sixth grade immunizations must be turned into the school nurse no later than Monday, August 30th, 2021.
Students entering 6th grade with birthdays on or after August 16th, 2021, must provide written confirmation from your child’s healthcare provider of the vaccination appointment. This appointment should be within two weeks of your child turning 11 years of age. The immunization record must be submitted immediately following the appointment. The Elizabeth Public School District is compelled by law to ensure that all students receive their required immunizations.
Children who do not meet immunization requirements or do not have documentation of a scheduled appointment within two weeks of turning 11 years of age will be excluded from school beginning the first school day.
Additional Immunization Documents
Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 and Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Hamilton Annex.
August 24th, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.- John E. Dwyer Technology Academy (Annex) - 501 Union Ave.August 25th, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. - John E. Dwyer Technology Academy (Annex) – 501 Union Ave.
Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Wednesday-Thursday, August 18th & 19th, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical 9th Grade at Charles W. Harris Academy425 Grier Avenue
Session I / Group IAugust 25th, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Students whose last names begin with the letters A-KEdison Academy Annex Gym
Session II / Group II August 25th, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Students whose last names begin with the letters L-ZEdison Academy Annex Gym
Freshman Orientation August 24th and 26th at 10:00 a.m. Place TBA
Thursday, August 26th at 10:00 a.m. at the J. Christian Bollwage Finance Academy 447 Richmond Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202.
FRESHMAN ORIENTATION: Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Before & After CareView PDF | Espanol
Connecting to teams using an Ipad | Conexión a equipos mediante un Ipad
Connecting to Teams using a Laptop | Conexión a equipos mediante un portátil
Below are the links of the sessions so far
Guidebook for Parents
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Information Session for School #26 and #27 Parents