Superintendent's Office

September 14, 2021 
Dear Member of the Greenwich Township School District Family, 
It has been an exciting first week as we welcome our students back into our school full time! Over this past week, we have begun implementing our Greenwich Township School District Education, Health, and Safety Plan. The goal of this plan emphasizes providing a safe, educational environment for full-time, in-person learning, but it also includes required planning for other scenarios. 

This document was created using current directives and guidance from the Office of the Governor, state and local Department of Health offices, the New Jersey Department of Education, the Center for Disease Control, and additional advisory personnel. The plan was Board-approved on September 13, 2021. This plan wW be revised as new guidance is provided, as new mandates are enacted, or if circumstances require. You can find that document on our website. 
Over the past week, we have enjoyed returning to many of the traditional activities we associate with school. Pre-school has returned to Broad Street and we have expanded our offering to include more of our youngest students. Our K-5 Broad Street students are, once again, learning in classrooms for a full day, engaging in play during recess, and eating lunch at school. Our Nehaunsey Middle School students, too, are experiencing a typical, full day of academic content as well as upcoming extra-curricular activities. Both our Broad Street and Nehaunsey bands will be playing again. 

In order to support a healthy learning environment while we offer these experiences to our students, we have implemented curricular and procedural restrictions to limit respiratory transmission and minimize the need for students to quarantine under current CDC/DOH guidelines. This includes activities such as social distancing, open-air band practice, and one-way traffic in the hallways. For questions about your child's program and the safety measure in place, please contact your specific school. 
If circumstances allow, we look forward to hosting seasonal and end-of year activities such as graduation, concerts, and field trips. Please mark your calendars for upcoming Back-to-School Nights. 

Nehaunsey Middle School - Wednesday, September 22, 6-7:30
Broad Street-Thursday, September 23, 6-7:30

Students, staff, and all visitors in our buildings will be expected to wear masks correctly and consistently when indoors and within 6 feet of others. Inside the buildings, teachers will schedule regular masks breaks, but staff and students will observe social distancing when unmasked, with the exception of during mealtimes as included in the Governor's mask exemptions. When outside during recess or physical education class, students may be unmasked, but social distancing will be encouraged if students are engaged in high-intensity aerobic or anaerobic activity. These precautions are designed to limit respiratory transmission and to limit the number of students identified for quarantine under strict CDC guidelines. 

From our Food Service Program, Nutriserve- Our lunch menus will include additional choices, including a hot lunch item, beginning in October. Parents may order breakfast and lunch using our online app. Please contact your school if you need additional support in accessing this resource. 

From Technology- All K-8 students have been issued a Chromebook. If you need support with your child's device or if you need assistance with internet connectivity access, please reach out to Mr. Grelli at 224-4900 or 
mgrelli@gtsdk8.us. 

From our School Nurses-Each school has a designated school nurse, please reach out to us for help and support! As we start the new school year, we want to remind our families to submit any new immunizations your child has 
received since fast year to your school nurse. For our incoming 6th grade students, there are 2 NJ State mandated vaccinations they should have received once they turned 11 years old. The Meningococcal and Tdap vaccinations are required for 6111 grade, so if your child has not been to the doctor due to the pandemic, please schedule an 
appointment for them to receive both vaccinations. Once they have been vaccinated, please send in a copy to be added to their health records. 

Broad Street Elementary, Mrs. Susan Pipczynski-ext. 1113 spipczynski@gtsdk8.us                       Nehaunsey Middle School, Mrs. Amy Camp-ext. 2137 acamp@gtsdk8.us 

From our Guidance Department-Our Guidance Counselors at Greenwich Township School District are here to help our students who may be experiencing any difficulties academically, socially, or emotionally. If you have any concerns for your child(ren), please do not hesitate to contact our counselors. They can be reached at the contact information listed below. 

Broad Street Elementary, Deborah Laird, ext. 1136 dlaird@gtsdk8.us  Nehaunsey Middle School, Dan Giorgianni, ext 2135 dgiorgianni@gtsdk8.us

From our Child Study Team-The start of the year brings a lot of excitement as well as some anxiety for our students and families. Many of your questions can be answered from within our special services department. Through our partnership with Acenda Health, Greenwich Township School District aims to provide our children with access to mental health services. These confidential services are geared toward supporting students and families who may be experiencing emotional or mental health concerns. Families can access these supports through our school counseling services and/or our school social worker services. You can also reach out for additional services at: 

Suzanne Lavin Secretary 
District 856-224-4900 x2160 (Preschool-Gr.5) slavin@gtsdk8.us 

Katie Mclaughlin School Psychologist Case Manager  856-224-4900 x1151 kmclaughlin@gtsdk8.us

Diana Dresh School Social Worker Case Manager. 856-224-4900 x2163 ddresh@gtsdk8.us

Jacob Lightman, Speech Therapist District, 856-224-4900 x2163. jlightman@gtsdk8.us

From Broad Street School-Broad Street School had a great re-opening! Students came to school ready to learn and meet their new teachers. Picture day is September 22nd and Back to School Night is September 23rd. I-Ready testing for grades 1-5 will begin this week. We use this information to assist the teachers in creating individualized paths for the students. 

From Nehaunsey Middle School-Welcome Back! We are thrilled to host our middle schoolers for full in-person 
learning. Please don't forget to return all required forms to Mrs. Ellick in the main office. NMS will be offering many of our after-school clubs and programs this year to all middle school students and our eighth graders will begin receiving information to help plan for high school. Watch the Thursday folder for this and other exciting news! 
We are looking forward to a great school year! Help support us in our mission to provide students with all of the events, activities, and learning opportunities they deserve by supporting commonsense health measures in the community so that we can support the academic growth and well-being of each student and staff at school. Please monitor your child's health daily and keep your child at home if he or she displays any ill health. 
Sincerely, 
Dr. Jennifer Foley-Hindman 

Staff

JENNIFER FOLEY-HINDMAN

Superintendent/NMS Principal
jfoley-hindman@gtsdk8.us | Phone: 856-224-4900 ext:2132

CAROL GARRISON

Administrative Assistant/Superintendent
cgarrison@gtsdk8.us | Phone: 856-224-4900 ext:2132