Sparta Teacher Featured in NJEA Review Maganzine! Helen Morgan School teacher, Jenn Caputo, recently had an article posted in April's edition of NJEA Review on 'Mindfulness'. Below is the link to the edition, and the article by Jenn Caputo can be found on page 24.
NJEA Review Magazine Article: "Mindfulness Is Not a Class Period, It's a Lifestyle"
Important Update on School Closures from the Superintendent
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The safety, security, and well-being of our students, staff, and community members is always our first priority. While the challenges we face are vast, we will persevere as a school community and support all learners to reach their potential via our current remote learning platform. Thank you to all of our students, parents, staff members, and community members for their efforts in supporting the needs of all learners during this period of school closure.
As you are aware, the Sparta School District shared a message on Friday, 3/13/20 which closed our school district from 3/16/20-3/27/20. Then on 3/16/20 Governor Murphy ordered all schools closed. School districts will remain closed until such time as the Governor allows them to reopen. Remote learning plans will continue to be provided during this period of closure, and all days of instruction via remote learning will count towards the mandated 180-day requirement.
In an effort to provide clear and concise guidance to the members of our school community, please be advised that at this time the Sparta School District will be extending the school closure through 4/9/20. The Sparta School District will maintain our previously scheduled spring break from 4/10/20-4/19/20. All district schools and activities will be cancelled during the period of school closure from 3/23/20-4/19/20.
We will continue to reevaluate and assess the situation based upon current information and directives from Governor Murphy, the New Jersey Department of Education, and the New Jersey Department of Health on a weekly basis. Additional information will be shared with our community as it becomes available.
Thank you for your continued support as we implement remote learning plans for all students. Please reach out to the school with any questions or concerns.
Dr. Michael A. Rossi, Jr.
Sparta Township Public Schools
Announcement: As a result of an Interim Review with the NJDOE, Sparta has scored an 88 in Instruction and Program and has completed the required District Improvement Plan (DIP) for Instruction. According to NJQSAC definitions, and all other definitions, Sparta Township Schools are being recommended to the NJ State Board of Education as a "High Performing District"!