Cozy Lake

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    Dr. Timothy Plotts, Principal

    Ms. Claire Olsen, Secretary

    Mrs. Jen Luisi, School Nurse

    Mrs. Dana Williams, School Counselor, HIB Coordinator

    185 Cozy Lake Road

    Oak Ridge, New Jersey 07438


    Fax 973-208-8409

    Mrs. Dana Williams
    School Counselor/Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Cozy Lake 
    (973) 697-4777

    Josephine Ramirez
    Anti-Bullying Coordinator
    Jefferson Township Public Schools
    (973) 697-3535 X5865
    1010 Weldon Road
    Oak Ridge, NJ, 07849


    2024 – 2025 SCHOOL YEAR

    Your child need not be present during registration.  Only those children who will be five years of age before October 1, 2024 will be eligible to enter kindergarten in September 2024 (see District Policy 5112, Entrance Age).

    Registration link:

    Initially, please sign up for an appointment to submit your registration documents. 

    Please scan the above QR code and fill out the student pre-registration form to register a child into our school. 

    Here are the dates of Kindergarten Registration at Cozy Lake:

    Monday March 4th, 9-12 AM and 1-2 PM

    Tuesday March 5th 9-12 AM and 1-2 PM

    Wednesday March 6th 9-12 AM and 1-2 PM

    Thursday March 7th 9-12 AM and 1-2 PM

    Friday March 8th 9-12 AM and 1-2 PM


    When coming to school for your registration appointment, please bring ALL of the following documentation: 

    1. Proof of Residency
      • Mortgage statement or 
      • Current Jefferson Township tax invoice or
      • Rental/lease agreement or
      • Utility bills (2 months)
    2. Parent picture Identification (i.e. Driver’s license)
    3. Original Birth Certificate (with raised seal). Child must be 5 years of age prior to October 1, 2023.
    4. Physical Exam within last year (within 365 days of start of school)
    5. Immunization Record-Official documentation signed and stamped by doctor:
      • P.T. Series (4 doses-one after 4th birthday OR 5 doses) NJAC 8.57-4.10)
      • Polio Series (3 doses-one after 4th birthday OR 4 doses) (NJAC 8.57-4.11)
      • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (2 doses or 1 dose and lab evidence of titer showing immunity) (NJAC 8.57-4.12)
      • Hepatitis B Series (3 doses) (NJAC 8.13-4.16)
      • Varicella (one dose) (NJAC 8.57-4.17)

    State Law prohibits the acceptance of any child who does not meet these requirements prior to the first day of entering school in September. 

    Only one registrant will be permitted in the building at a time. As such, please arrive on time for your appointment. You will be asked to sign up for a specific time at the end of the online pre-registration form. 

    Any questions, please contact: 

    Cozy Lake School (973) 697-4777             


    Follow all the action at Cozy Lake on Dr. Plotts TWITTER FEED!  Use:  @Dr.TimothyPlotts  

    Welcome to Cozy Lake Elementary School! We're glad you're here. Cozy Lake Elementary School is comprised of 2 grade levels. We have a preschool program, and a kindergarten.  Cozy Lake Elementary School provides all the services necessary to see your child grow and develop during their most formative years.  Throughout the school year, parents will be invited to attend various events at the school. We look forward to seeing you there.  

    Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out at 973-697-4777.

    If you have any questions regarding your child's school work, please contact the appropriate teacher.

    Best regards,

    Dr. Timothy Plotts, 









    Elementary Suggested Supply Lists




    To assist in getting your child ready for the first day of school, we are

    providing a list of “suggested” school supplies for each grade level. 

    Please note individual teachers may require additional materials.







    Pencil Pouch or Box


    Glue Sticks

    Folders (2 Pocket)










    Suggested school supplies for Kindergarten:

    Avery 1” Heavy Duty Clear Cover 3 Ring Binder

    1 “5 Star” paper water resistant laminated folder -

    3 hole punch

    Crayola crayons (24 pack)

    Ticonderoga pencils #2-SHARPENED

    2 pocket “5 Star” paper water resistant laminated folder with clasps

    (2) 2 marble notebooks

    1 clipboard post it notes (6 pack)

    Plastic pencil box or pouch

    Elmer’s glue sticks (8)

    Scissors (blunt tip)

    Tissue box (2)

    Headphones (over ear NOT earbuds)

    Highlighters (2)

    Expo unscented dry erase markers BLACK (2 pack)



    Preschool Program

    Cozy Lake School



    Dear Parents or Guardians,


    Welcome to the preschool program.  You and your child are invited to attend our orientation program on Friday, September 1, 2023 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm at Cozy Lake School.  During this time, you will meet your child’s teacher, teacher’s assistant(s) and become familiar with your child’s classroom.  The kindergarteners will have an open house, however preschool will have an orientation beginning at 1:00pm.  We hope you can make it at 1:00pm. 

    We would also like to discuss various aspects of our program.  Your child will have an opportunity to explore the classroom, meet new classmates and renew friendships while  parents will be able to go over and fill out important paperwork and meet other parents.  Preschool Disabled Classes will be invited to go on a van/bus ride around the block (integrated classes had an opportunity to ride the bus at the end of last year).

    Our regular school session will begin on Wednesday  September 6th.

    Attached is a copy of what your child will need for next year. 

    We are looking forward to seeing you and your child on Friday, September 1, 2023 at 1:00pm.  


    The Preschool Staff



    Jefferson Township Public Schools

    Preschool Program

    Cozy Lake School  


    Cozy Lake/Briggs

    Preschool Needs for School


    Dear Parents/Guardians,


    Your child will need the following items to keep at school.  Please label all items:


    1. A backpack large enough to hold art projects, notices, etc.

    (The mini backpacks are too small.)

    1. An old adult t-shirt (to be used as a smock.)
    2. A complete change of clothing including socks (Please put your

    child’s name on everything including the bag you put them in.)

    1. 2 Snacks- Please provide two daily snacks which do not need to be heated up (peanut/nut free) for your child including drinks.  You may want to send in an extra water bottle everyday, too
    2. Lunch-please pack a lunch (which does not need to be heated up) with a drink every day or buy a lunch using your school account
    3. Diapers (preferably a full bag), pull-ups (with Velcro sides), wipes, underwear, etc.
    4. Wear sneakers for gross motor activities (We will be going outside when the weather permits.)
    5. Crayola Washable Markers
    6. Crayola Crayons 24 pack
    7. One 2 Pocket Folder
    8. One 4 pack of Play-Doh
    9. 1 box of 2 ½ gallon ziploc bags (Can be store brand)
    10. Package of low odor fine tip dry erase markers
    11. Preschool Cot Sheet or Crib Sheet (Crib Sheets may rip in the corners)  and a blanket for Rest Time

    Thank You,

    The Preschool Staff