Ellen T. Briggs

Elementary School

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  • Briggs School
    Dr. Michael Valenti

    Mrs. Diane Schilling

    Mrs. Julie Tantillo
    Part-Time Secretary

    Mrs. Liz West
    Anti-Bullying Specialist

    Mrs. Jennifer Hirsch
    Nurse, X5317





    School Hours8:35 am - 3:00 pm

    1 Jefferson Drive
    Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
    (973) 663-0900
    Fax (973) 663-7853

    Dear Parents & Guardians:

    Welcome back to school!  We hope you had a relaxing and fun-filled summer break.

    By now you should have logged onto your Realtime Parent Portal.  There is a tremendous amount of information and resources available to you.  Please be sure to click on the “Parent Questions” tab and answer the questions regarding Internet Use, Media Release and Parent/Student Handbook, etc.  You should get into the habit of checking the portal frequently for updates.  Also make sure that your contact information is up-to-date.

    Our thanks for those of you that attended Back to School Night last evening.  We had a great turnout!

    Briggs School has seen some work done over the summer thanks to Referendum funds.  Specifically, door locks were upgraded, the kindergarten wing exterior façade was repaired and a new Makerspace classroom was created and furnished.  The public is invited to an open house on September 23rd from 6:00-8:00 pm at all the schools to see the completed work.


    Some important notes to remember:

    • Our school day begins at 8:35 am.  Please make every effort to have your child to school on time. 

    • If your child is going to be absent, please call the absence line before 9:00 am. Follow up with a note upon their return. 

    • Review the Transportation Department page and become familiar with procedures.

    • Check out our Student Showcase page to see all the great things going on at Briggs!


    September Dates:

    Thursday, September 26th:  Johnny Appleseed Day

    Monday, September 30th:  School Closed – Yom Kippur



    Dr. Michael Valenti

Student Showcase