Education

Montclair High School In-Person Graduation POSTPONED Due to Concern Over Possible COVID-19 Exposure

Montclair's new Superintendent of Schools sent parents and caregivers an email Tuesday postponing the planned in-person graduation for Thursday, July 9: Congratulations to the Montclair High School Class of 2020 on the successful completion of...

Superintendent Ponds Reviewing History of Equity Positions in Montclair Public Schools

Montclair parents are raising concerns about equity positions in the district, specifically the Student Equity Advocate position that seem to have disappeared without explanation. Montclair created a student advocate position back in 2016, but that...

Verona High School Football Players, Coaches Asked To Quarantine After COVID-19 Exposure

Verona High School football players and coaches have been asked to quarantine by Montclair Department of Health, according to Dr. Rui Dionisio, Superintendent of Schools for Verona Public School District, who emailed parents Thursday. Dionisio...

Montclair Parents File Federal Class Action Suit Against District, BOE and Superintendent

MONTCLAIR, NJ – A group of Montclair parents, who have filed a class action lawsuit against the Montclair School District, the Board of Education and the Superintendent as defendants, are looking to bring students...

Montclair Board of Education Says It “Does Not Condone Racism” in Statement

Montclair, NJ - Montclair Board of Education has issued a statement in response to concerns regarding policies regarding racism and the issue of how the Board conducts public meetings. In response to recent community...

New Jersey Modified Outdoor Graduation Ceremonies; Guidelines Include Masks, Limited Guests, Temperature Checks

Masks, limited guests, temperature checks. Those are among the recommendations from the New Jersey Department of Education who released guidance Wednesday night on modified outdoor commencement ceremonies to be allowed beginning July 6. The...

Montclair Public School 101- Welcome to Kindergarten

Welcome to Montclair Schools' Kindergarten families and mark your calendars! The Montclair PTA Council presents: Montclair Public Schools 101- Welcome to Kindergarten on August 12, 2020 at 7pm. Join for an evening for Kindergarten families to learn...

Montclair Parents Rally To Push District To Offer Outdoor Learning

Montclair families rallied Wednesday at Edgemont Park in support of Montclair Public Schools bringing learning outdoors and moving quickly to offer a hybrid model. A group of more than 50 - comprised of parents...

Enter The MHS Project Graduation Gingerbread House Decorating Contest!

Are you bored? Tired of being at home? Desperate to find ways to entertain your kids? Do you need a new family activity? Enter the Montclair High School Gingerbread House Decorating Contest! Decorate a gingerbread...

Montclair High School Students Host Clothing Drive – Saturday, April 3

Montclair High School Classes of 2021 & 2022 are hosting a Clothing Drive this weekend on Saturday, April 3rd from 9am to 1pm at the Main Entrance of Montclair High School. Students will be...

Montclair Schools Superintendent Reports Renaissance Teacher Tested Positive For COVID-19

Interim Schools Superintendent Dr. Nathan Parker informed parents that a teacher from Renaissance Middle School tested positive for COVID-19. Parker writes: Confirmed Case in our District We, like all communities, will continue to hear about new...

MFEE’s “America to Me: Real Talk” Explores How To Deepen Racial Literacy

“What are you willing to do that is being asked of you by black and brown people?” That’s the question that Dr. Bettina Love, says white people need to be asking themselves during the Black...

Glen Ridge Residents Petition For Glen Ridge School District To Switch to All Remote...

Glen Ridge, NJ - Glen Ridge residents are signing a petition asking Glen Ridge Board of Education to move Glen Ridge Public Schools to a full remote model of learning. The petition cites the...

Letter to the Editor: Montclair Public Schools ‘Risking Lives’ For Hybrid Instruction

As COVID cases are once again on the rise, and as many area districts – including Bloomfield and South Orange-Maplewood – commit to remaining remote into 2021, Montclair superintendent Dr. Ponds seems intent on...

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