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A Message from Mr. Sedita
Week of June 27, 2022

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It is hard to believe that this is the final Nish News of the 2021-2022 school year! We thank all students, families, faculty, and staff for a wonderful school year! We also wish everyone a very happy and healthy summer vacation! We look forward to seeing you in September! As a reminder, our final two days of school will be June 27th & 28th. We will follow an abbreviated schedule with a 2:10 pm dismissal on both days.

Chromebook Collection
As part of our end of the year procedures we will once again be collecting all student Chromebooks and their charging cables. We ask that you please do the following if your child(ren) have their Chromebooks at home:
● Please log out of the device. This can be done by clicking on the oval button at the bottom right corner of the screen and clicking log out. Turning off the device does not always force a log out.
● Please wipe the device with a slightly damp cleaning wipe (Clorox, Lysol, etc.)
● Make sure the device is clearly labeled with your child's name.
● Make sure the charging cable is clearly labeled with your child's name.

● Wrap the charging cable neatly. It can be secured with a rubber band if necessary.
● Return the Chromebook and charging cable to school as soon as possible.

Kindergarten and 1st grade students will be receiving their same device in the fall. Second grade students will receive their devices at their new school in the fall.

If you have any questions about this, please reach out to [email protected] for assistance.

Nishuane Visitor Protocols
Visitors are invited to visit Nishuane by appointment. Please click here to review Nishuane’s updated visitor protocols.
Nurse's Notes:
Please see the below reminders from Nurse Anne Ndungu
(Phone: 973-509-4236 or E-mail: [email protected]):

Updated COVID-19 protocols are available here on the district website.

Vaccinations & COVID-19 Test Results: Please continue to share any COVID-19 vaccination records and/or COVID-19 test results with Nurse Anne Ndungu.

COVID Testing:
○ The district provides testing at the MHS Annex Atrium on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 4 pm to 6 pm.  The district also accepts home tests.

Medication Pick-Up: As the end of the school year approaches, I would like to remind parents/guardians to pick up their child/children's medication the last week of school. By the district's policy we cannot store any medications for the following school year.

● Important Reminders for Next School Year:

○ All Medication Administration Forms and orders expire at the end of the school year and must be renewed at the beginning of the school year by the first day of school. This applies to all medications: prescription, over the counter, inhalers and EpiPens.
○ Medications must be brought to school by parent/guardian on the first day of school in their original container with proper labeling of the student's name.
○ Please notify the nurse when there is a change in your child's health status, if a medication has been added or discontinued, or a change in the student's treatment plan.
○ Yearly Physical Examination Forms are greatly appreciated in order to keep the students' records up to date.
○ All forms can be obtained in the nurse's office or from the district's website: .

Important Dates 

LGBTQ+ Pride Month: June 1, 2022-June 30, 2022
Caribbean Heritage Month: June 1, 2022-June 30, 2022
Abbreviated Day for Students (2:10 pm dismissal): June 27, 2022
Third Trimester Report Cards Available on Genesis Parent Access Portal: June 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm
Last Day of School for Students & Staff (Abbreviated Day: 2:10 pm dismissal): June 28, 2022
Deadline to order 1st Day of School Supplies: June 30, 2022
First Day of School: September 7, 2022

School Action Team for Partnerships (SATp) News & Upcoming Events
●  Volunteers needed! We are looking for people to join our team and our different sub-committees for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.   Please reach out to Frank Sedita at [email protected] if you would like to become a member of SATp!

PTA News & Upcoming Events 

Thank you to everyone who supported the PTA this year! From donations of time, talent and treasure, you made our community stronger.

Thanks to the outpouring of FIREBALL support, we have nearly reached our $40,000 goal for the Nishuane & Hillside community! We still have a few auction items left, so please bid and help us reach our goal! At Nishuane this will allow us to buy new furniture for Kindergarten classes, make playground repairs and buy decodable books.

The FIREBALL journal acknowledges our generous donors and event volunteers. We are especially grateful for Platinum Sponsor Papasikos Orthodontics, Gold Sponsor East Coast Advanced Plastic Surgery and Silver Sponsors Pops Therapeutics and GTIG. Special thanks to Susan Gardner Zartman, Vice President, Membership & Events for her leadership!

Nishuane PTA has once again partnered with 1st Day of School Supplies for beginning of the year supplies for Nishuane students & teachers. Purchase window for the 2022-23 school year ends 6/30. Supplies will be delivered directly to the school and delivered to classrooms.
Click here to purchase or donate a box.

PTA Website

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-Nishuane PTA
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District-Wide Updates

Digital Backpack: Please click here to view community and organization events in town.
Housekeeping: Please check the district website ( for district policies and school procedures (In our Parent Handbook on our website).
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