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  • Mrs. Jeanne Howe
    Superintendent of Schools

    Dr. Roger Jinks
    Assistant Superintendent

    Mrs. Rita Oroho Giacchi
    Business Administrator

    Mrs. Josephine Ramirez
    Supervisor of Student
    Personnel Services
    District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

    31 State Route 181
    Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
    (973) 663-5780


  • Lead Testing Results

    Posted by Jeanne Howe on 6/27/2022 10:00:00 AM
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  • Responding to the Tragedy of the Robb Elementary School Shooting

    Posted by Mary Judge on 5/27/2022 12:30:00 PM

    Below is a list of resources that you can reference, as we, as a country, continue to process and heal from the incident in Uvalde, Texas.

    Talking to Children About the Shooting

    Talking to Children When Scary Things Happen

    Talking to Teens About Violence

    Helping Children Cope with Frightening News

    Additional resources are available for students or parents seeking assistance for social, emotional, or mental health needs:

    Children’s System of Care: Call this number to find out about services for children and teens with emotional and behavioral health care challenges (877) 652-7624

    Crisis Text Line: Connect with a crisis counselor to help defuse a “hot” moment or crisis—Text “HOME” to 741741

    NJ Hopeline: (855) 654-6735 -Through the hotline, chat, email, and text services, the goal of the New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hopeline is to lessen the amount of distress you are currently experiencing and work collaboratively with you to develop a resolution to whatever stressors prompted you to contact the Hopeline.

    2nd Floor: (888) 222-2228 – 2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth
    and young adults.

    Traumatic Loss Coalition: TLC provides support to communities affected by traumatic events such as
    homicide, illness, and suicide.

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  • Bus Mask Update

    Posted by Mary Judge on 3/1/2022 11:30:00 AM

    You may have heard the news that the CDC no longer requires masks on school buses and yesterday, I received word from the NJDOE that they will also not be requiring masks on school buses.  Effective Monday, March 7th, masks will be optional on all of our district transportation for students and staff.  

    Additionally, after consulting with the Local Health Department, JTPS will no longer require any student or staff member to quarantine after travel outside of the immediate area.

    I am happy to announce these two additional steps as we move toward a more typical school year.  We will continue to follow the guidelines from the NJDOH in consultation with the Local Health Department and make adjustments to our Covid-19 protocols and procedures as we are able.  

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  • HIPPA & FERPA Facts

    Posted by Mary Judge on 2/23/2022 1:30:00 PM

    During the February 22nd Board of Education meeting, there were many questions about the application of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) law to public schools. I am sharing the following information to assist in better understanding the difference between the HIPAA and Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) federal laws.

    HIPAA & FERPA Infographic




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