Main Office
(973) 398-8805
School Nurse
(973) 770-8882
Attendance
(973) 770-8888
Day Plus
(973) 398-7796
Fax
(973) 398-0971
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Welcome!

Welcome to the new HopatcongSchools.org website.  We hope you'll like our updated website.  We're still tinkering with a few things, so please be patient as we continue to make improvements. Thank you!

Check out Camp Innovate! Our latest summer program combining summer fun with education with different topics each week.  Click for more!

Day Plus Registration 2016-2017

The AM Hudson Maxim School Program (Before School) is the only Day Plus program left open with limited space available for the 2016-2017 school year. All programs at Durban Avenue and Tulsa Trail are closed at this time. Please click here for more information.

Public Technology Center

The Hopatcong Borough Schools Technology Center's school hours will end Wednesday, June 8. Summer hours run from July 5 - Aug 25
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4pm - 7pm

Free Summer Meals for Kids

Text "Food" to 877-877 or call 1-866-3-HUNGRY for summer meals locations. Envie mensaje de texto "Food" al 877-877 o llama al 1-877-8-HAMBRE para encontrar ayuda en consenguir. For more information, click here or call 609-292-4498.

Little Chiefs Preschool Orientation

The Little Chiefs Preschool is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year!  Click here for more information on the program!

Superintendent's State of the District Report

On behalf of Superintendent Randina, please click here to view an important letter regarding the State of the District Report.

Parent Advisory Committee

                                                                    Parents of all school level students are invited to become a part of the Parent Advisory Committee to further create the vision and goals of the district. Click on the image above for more details.

Today

  • HHS Cheer
    Practice
    8a - 11:30a : HS Aux Gymnasium
  • Hopatcong Warriors
    Football & Cheerleading Practice (to proceed after completion of HHS Events if scheduled on same day)
    5p - 9p : Civic Center - Football Field

Saturday, August 27, 2016

  • Football
    Varsity Scrimmage
    Away vs. Hoboken
    10a - 2p : Hoboken High School
  • Hopatcong Warriors
    Warrior Game Scrimmage
    8a - 8p : Varsity Football Field
  • Hopatcong Warriors
    Football & Cheerleading Practice (to proceed after completion of HHS Events if scheduled on same day)
    9a - 3p : Civic Center - Football Field

Monday, August 29, 2016

  • HHS Cheer
    Practice
    8a - 11:30a : HS Aux Gymnasium
  • Hopatcong Warriors
    Football & Cheerleading Practice (to proceed after completion of HHS Events if scheduled on same day)
    5p - 9p : Civic Center - Football Field
  • Hopatcong Hornets
    Game/Practice
    3p - 8p : Varsity Baseball Field

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

  • Soccer
    Girls JV Scrimmage
    Glen Ridge
    (Cancelled) 11a - 2p : Hopatcong High School
  • Soccer
    Girls Varsity Scrimmage
    Glen Ridge
    (Cancelled) 11a - 2p : Hopatcong High School
  • Youth Travel Basketball
    Basketball Practice
    5:30p - 8p : HS Aux Gymnasium
  • HHS Cheer
    Practice
    8a - 11:30a : HS Aux Gymnasium
  • HHS Cheer
    Tumbling Practice
    4p - 6p : HS Aux Gymnasium
  • Hopatcong Warriors
    Football & Cheerleading Practice (to proceed after completion of HHS Events if scheduled on same day)
    5p - 9p : Civic Center - Football Field
  • Hopatcong Hornets
    Game/Practice
    3p - 8p : Varsity Baseball Field

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

  • Football
    Varsity Scrimmage
    Away vs. Weehawken
    5:30p - 9p : Weehawken High School
  • Youth Travel Basketball
    Basketball Practice
    5:30p - 8p : HS Aux Gymnasium
  • HHS Cheer
    Practice
    8a - 11:30a : HS Aux Gymnasium
  • Hopatcong Warriors
    Football & Cheerleading Practice (to proceed after completion of HHS Events if scheduled on same day)
    5p - 9p : Civic Center - Football Field
  • Hopatcong Hornets
    Game/Practice
    3p - 8p : Varsity Baseball Field

Monday, August 29, 2016

  • HBS
    BOE Meeting
    7p - 9p : Central Office

Friday, September 2, 2016

  • DA
    Open House
    12p - 2p : Durban Avenue School

Monday, September 5, 2016

  • HBS
    Labor Day - No School
    Hopatcong High School

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

  • HBS
    Schools Reopen
    Hopatcong High School

Monday, September 12, 2016

  • HBS
    Committee Meeting
    6p - 9p : Central Office

Monday, September 26, 2016

  • DA
    Fall School Pictures
    Durban Avenue School
  • HBS
    Early Dismissal for Students/Teachers In-Service
    Hopatcong High School

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

  • DA
    Back to School Night for both Grade 4 & Grade 5
    Durban Avenue School

Monday, October 10, 2016

  • HBS
    Committee Meeting
    6p - 9p : Central Office
  • HBS
    Columbus Day - No Schools for Students/Teachers In-Service
    Hopatcong High School

Monday, October 24, 2016

  • HBS
    BOE Meeting
    7p - 9p : Central Office

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

  • HBS
    Election Day - School Closed for Students/Teachers In-Service
    Hopatcong High School

Thursday, November 10, 2016

  • HBS
    NJEA Convention - Schools Closed
    Hopatcong High School

Friday, November 11, 2016

  • HBS
    NJEA Convention - Schools Closed
    Hopatcong High School
  • HBS
    Veterans' Day
    Hopatcong High School

Monday, November 14, 2016

  • HBS
    Committee Meeting
    6p - 9p : Central Office

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

  • HBS
    Early Dismissal for Thanksgiving Recess
    Hopatcong High School

Thursday, November 24, 2016

  • HBS
    Thanksgiving Recess - Schools Closed
    Hopatcong High School

Friday, November 25, 2016

  • HBS
    Thanksgiving Recess - Schools Closed
    Hopatcong High School

Monday, November 28, 2016

  • HBS
    BOE Meeting
    7p - 10p : Central Office

School Contacts

Main Office
(973) 398-8805
School Nurse
(973) 770-8882
Attendance
(973) 770-8888
Day Plus
(973) 398-7796
Fax
(973) 398-0971

News Flash

School Events

Monday, August 29, 2016

  • HBS
    BOE Meeting
    7p - 9p : Central Office

Friday, September 2, 2016

  • DA
    Open House
    12p - 2p : Durban Avenue School

Monday, September 5, 2016

  • HBS
    Labor Day - No School
    Hopatcong High School

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

  • HBS
    Schools Reopen
    Hopatcong High School

Monday, September 12, 2016

  • HBS
    Committee Meeting
    6p - 9p : Central Office

Monday, September 26, 2016

  • DA
    Fall School Pictures
    Durban Avenue School
  • HBS
    Early Dismissal for Students/Teachers In-Service
    Hopatcong High School

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

  • DA
    Back to School Night for both Grade 4 & Grade 5
    Durban Avenue School

Monday, October 10, 2016

  • HBS
    Committee Meeting
    6p - 9p : Central Office
  • HBS
    Columbus Day - No Schools for Students/Teachers In-Service
    Hopatcong High School

Monday, October 24, 2016

  • HBS
    BOE Meeting
    7p - 9p : Central Office

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

  • HBS
    Election Day - School Closed for Students/Teachers In-Service
    Hopatcong High School

Thursday, November 10, 2016

  • HBS
    NJEA Convention - Schools Closed
    Hopatcong High School

Friday, November 11, 2016

  • HBS
    NJEA Convention - Schools Closed
    Hopatcong High School
  • HBS
    Veterans' Day
    Hopatcong High School

Monday, November 14, 2016

  • HBS
    Committee Meeting
    6p - 9p : Central Office

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

  • HBS
    Early Dismissal for Thanksgiving Recess
    Hopatcong High School

Thursday, November 24, 2016

  • HBS
    Thanksgiving Recess - Schools Closed
    Hopatcong High School

Friday, November 25, 2016

  • HBS
    Thanksgiving Recess - Schools Closed
    Hopatcong High School

Monday, November 28, 2016

  • HBS
    BOE Meeting
    7p - 10p : Central Office

Principal's Message

 

August 11, 2016

Dear Parents and/or Guardians:

Welcome to the 2016 – 2017 school year! I am looking forward to a fresh start with your children. I am a firm believer that all students can and will achieve excellence if they truly believe they can! This year, we will assure that each student is given the opportunity to believe in him or herself and thus be a successful student.

The 2016- 2017 school year will officially begin on Tuesday, September 6th for students. We will continue the same arrival procedures this year that will be fully enforced, and I ask for your cooperation and commitment to following them as always. Please know that all decisions are made for the safety of the students. Buses will begin arrival at 7:45 as that is when staff supervision begins.  I encourage you all to take advantage of using our district transportation as this makes arrival much smoother. However, if you choose to drop off your child by car, you will have to wait until 7:50 in order to allow the majority of the buses to drop off first. After 7:50, you may proceed to the front of the building and safely drop off your child. All students should exit out of the right hand side of the vehicle to assure safety.  No students will be allowed to be dropped off before this time. All students will directly enter the building upon arrival. The bell will ring at 7:55 to begin our school day.   We appreciate your cooperation as we want all students to be supervised at all times. 

If you wish to visit the Durban Avenue School and locate your child’s classroom, you are cordially invited to come to the school on Friday, September 2nd between 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. during our Open House. See the label on the right corner of this letter for your child’s teacher’s name and room location. You will notice that two teachers are listed. This is the result of a very exciting new initiative here at Durban Avenue School. We will be departmentalizing both the 4th and 5th grades. This means your child will have one teacher for Language Arts and Social Studies and another teacher for Math and Science. Students will travel to their classes. This will enable teachers to focus on their area of expertise and provide an outstanding opportunity of growth for our students. It will also prepare our students for their Middle School experience. I am certain students are going to love it! If you have any questions at all about this new procedure, please do not hesitate to call me.

For your convenience, I have listed some important general information pertinent to our beginning days of school. We encourage you to take the time to look through this information carefully. 

On the first day of school, each student will be receiving a packet of important information. This packet will include a copy of the General Guide Booklet, Insurance Forms, Medication Forms, Lunch Forms, a Media Release Form, and two (2) Emergency Cards. Please look over and read thoroughly the information provided. Most importantly, we ask that you fill out the Emergency Cards (front & back), returning them to school with your child(ren) as quickly as possible. These cards are our link in reaching you if an emergency should arise; therefore, the accuracy of contact numbers is vital. When you select an alternate person to be called, i.e., neighbor/relative, please be sure that the person(s) is aware she/he has been selected and that the telephone number is correct.

Back-to-School Night – Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th for both Grade 4 and Grade 5. A schedule will be forthcoming.

 

Phone Numbers – Please place these numbers in a location that will enable easy and quick access:

     Main Office/Principal: 973-398-8805

     Nurse’s Office: 973-770-8882

     Attendance Office: 973-770-8888 (to report an absence)

Bus Information – In a separate mailing, you will be receiving a postcard containing the bus number, bus stop and pickup time if your child is eligible for bus/van transportation. Please note that you are advised to allow ten minutes of time before and after the times indicated, especially during the first few days when bus drivers are establishing their runs and certainly whenever inclement weather conditions prevail.

Lunches – Breakfast and lunch are served daily with the exception of planned early dismissal days. With our electronic lunch card program, parents have the ability to send in a check to school (payable to Hopatcong Board of Education) periodically to be put toward the balance on the student’s lunch card. All parents will be provided a password to the system that can be accessed at the school website to monitor food purchase and remaining balances.   It is the parent’s responsibility to track the balance remaining on the card. Menus and prices for lunches can be found in the school newsletter which is distributed once a month and also on the website at www.hopatcongschools.org. Applications for free and reduced lunch will be included in the information packet, which will be sent home with your child(ren) on the first day of school.

PLEASE NOTE – If your child forgets his/her lunch money, an IOU will be extended for a lunch. This IOU is to be paid in full the following day. No additional IOUs will be extended.

Day Plus Program – Once again, our Day Plus Program is available to provide services for parents looking for supervised care before and after school hours. If you are interested, a brochure can be obtained by calling the District Business Office at 973-398-8800. 

Absences – Whenever your child(ren) is going to be absent, you are requested to telephone the school attendance office at 973-770-8888. An answering machine will record your call. Please indicate your child’s name, teacher, and reason for the absence. When your child returns to school, please write a note explaining the reason for the absence for our files.

If you have any questions with regard to the information provided, please do not hesitate to contact the main office at 973-398-8805. I hope the remaining days of summer will be happy, healthy, and safe for you and your entire family.

 

Sincerely,

 

Tracey Hensz

Principal

 

        

 

 

Please visit the "NCLB Letter" by clicking here to view the Parent Right To Know letter for No Child Left Behind .

 

HIGH HONORS MARKING PERIOD 4

HONORS MARKING PERIOD 4

HONORABLE MENTION MARKING PERIOD 4

 

SUMMER READING UPCOMING GRADE FOUR

SUMMER READING UPCOMING GRADE FIVE

SUMMER READING CHART FOR GRADE FIVE

  

When May My Child Return to School After Ilness?

 

 

 

 

Elementary Guidance Handbook click here

 

 

 

Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Anti-Bullying Specialist

Mrs. Jaime Walker

Mrs. Melissa Kennedy

jwalker@hopatcongschools.org

mkennedy@hopatcongschools.org

973-770-8863

973-398-8805

Hopatcong Borough Schools 
P.O. Box 1029
Hopatcong, NJ 07843

 HIB Initial Reporting Form

HIB Policy 

2014-2015 HIB Grade Report

 

Please visit the "NCLB Letter" by clicking here to
view the Parent Right To Know letter for No Child Left Behind from the building principal.

Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Mrs. Jaime Walker

973-770-8863

jwalker@hopatcongschools.org

Hopatcong Borough Schools 
P.O. Box 1029
Hopatcong, NJ 07843

 HIB Initial Reporting Form

HIB Policy 

2015 HIB Grade Report

Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Information

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