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Wed. Nov. 21    Early Dismissal
Thurs. & Fri. Nov. 22-23   School Closed




David Rubin, Board attorney, will offer an update on the HIB law and Board policy. This will take place on December 5th at 7pm at the Metuchen High School auditorium and is open to all parents.
To place your order for our 2018-2019 yearbook, go to ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter our school code, 11518719. Early bird pricing is available until January 18th.
Please click on the link to view the District School Calendar adopted by the Board of Education.
Supply Lists
Supply lists for the school year are available. Edgar Middle School participates in a rebate program with Office Depot. Our Office Depot ID# is 70067037. Supply lists can be found under Hot Spots in the left sidebar.
New student registration can be done through the Metuchen Central Registration Office located at Moss School, 16 Simpson Place, Metuchen, NJ 08840 (732-231-8700 ext. 2000)

Monday to Friday: 8am - 12:30pm and 2pm - 3pm

Registration forms can be accessed by clicking the link above.

New entrants will be required to take placement tests in order to appropriately schedule them for classes.
Approximate duration:
  One hour for students entering grade 3-5 (Math only)
  Two hours for students entering grade 6-8 (ELA and Math)
Forms through Genesis
All forms for the school year need to be updated and/or submitted through the Genesis Parent Portal. If you have not yet completed these updates and consent forms, please do so as soon as possible. The electronic method of form submission replaces the packet of paper forms that have previously been sent home at the beginning of the school year.
With the implementation of the Scholastic Student Athlete Safety Act, all students are required by law to complete the N.J. Department of Education Health History Questionnaire and Physical Evaluation Form in order to participate in inter-scholastic sports and intramurals. While students participating in middle school sports teams have always needed a physical, the law now requires physicals for participation in intramurals. Physicals can be done by the school physician or your private health care provider. However, only the N.J. Department of Education athletic forms will be accepted. Paper copies are available in our main office and are available on our school website. Please note that in addition to athletic teams and intramural participation, Zone students who participate in recreation/sports activities in the after school program will also be required to have a physical. Please click on the above link for the forms.
Edgar Middle School uses a computerized POS (point of sale) system in the school cafeteria. Instead of paying cash for your child’s lunch or snacks, you may deposit checks into your child’s debit account! Just like EZ Pass on the NJ Turnpike, this system reduces time-consuming cash transactions, and will make our lunch lines move much faster. Note that while “good old fashioned cash” will still be accepted in the cafeteria, our hope is that many parents will appreciate the ease and convenience of pre-paying for their child’s lunch. For your additional convenience, we also have an internet-based payment system, which allows you the option of paying for your child’s lunch on-line, via credit card. This service also allows you to receive automated emails detailing your child’s account balance, which items they purchased for lunch, and if their balance is low. Think about it…no more lost lunch money…no more forgotten lunch money…no more “losing the change” to the $10 or $20 bill…your prepaid funds will be held safely in trust by the school until they are used to purchase healthy meals in our cafeteria. For more information on the internet-based payment system, please click the link above.

If you would like to put money on account for your child, please make checks payable to Metuchen Board of Education Cafeteria Fund. The payment will be posted to your child’s account. Payments will be accepted in as large or small a $ amount as you feel is convenient for you.

Edgar Middle School is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students. The Board of Education prohibits acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying of a pupil. A safe and civil environment in school is necessary for pupils to learn and achieve high academic standards. Harassment, intimidation, or bullying, like other disruptive or violent behaviors, is conduct that disrupts both a pupil’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to educate its pupils in a safe and disciplined environment.
Contact Information:
Edgar Middle School
49 Brunswick Avenue
Metuchen, NJ 08840

B. Stike, School Anti-Bullying Specialist (732) 321-8770 Bstike@metboe.k12.nj.us

Judi Cheung, District Anti-Bullying Coordinator (732) 321-8744 ext. 5028 Jcheung@metboe.k12.nj.us

Click the link provided above to access the District Incident Reporting Form.

Click the link to view District Policy 5512- HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, AND BULLYING.
Please click on the link to view the anti-bullying self assessment.
Homework Requests
If your child is out sick for 3 or more consecutive days and you would like to request that teachers send work and materials for you to pick up after school, please call the counseling office secretary at 732-321-8770, prompt 3, by 9:30 a.m.
The Metuchen Public Schools have partnered with the Borough to support their anti-idling campaign as a part of a Sustainable Jersey action step.  This can impact the health and welfare of our borough’s school children.  Please click on the link for more information regarding the harmful effects of idling. We encourage parents to turn off their engines as they wait to pick up their children at school or at various activities and functions.
Parents may access the Pupil Supervision After School Dismissal policy by clicking the link provided.
Emergency Changes In Schedule
Just a reminder about emergency changes in the school schedule due to inclement weather conditions. Parents will be notified through the District's Honeywell Alert System. You may also access information by calling the Board of Education at (732) 321-8700 or using the district's website at www.metuchenschools.org. On delayed openings, EMS starts at 9:35am. Students may enter the building at 9:15am on these days. Busses are expected to pick up students 90 minutes later than the regularly scheduled time. Any concerns about bussing should be directed to the District Transportation Department at (732) 321-8700 ext. 1010.

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Upcoming Events:
Today:
Mon Nov 19
EMS: Report cards available online 3:00pm
EMS: PTO meeting 7:30pm
Wed Nov 21
Early Dismissal - Thanksgiving Recess
Thu Nov 22
Schools and Offices closed - Thanksgiving Recess
Fri Nov 23
Schools and Offices closed - Thanksgiving Recess
Tue Nov 27
Board of Education Mtg. 8 PM @ MHS
Tue Dec 4
Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) Mtg. @ 7pm @ MHS
Tue Dec 11
Board of Education Mtg. 8 PM @ MHS
Fri Dec 14
EMS: Interims available online 3pm
Fri Dec 21
Early Dismissal - Winter Recess
Mon Dec 24
Schools and Offices closed - Winter Recess
Tue Dec 25
Schools and Offices closed - Winter Recess
Wed Dec 26
Schools and Offices closed - Winter Recess
Thu Dec 27
Schools and Offices closed - Winter Recess
Fri Dec 28
Schools and Offices closed - Winter Recess
Mon Dec 31
Schools and Offices closed - Winter Recess
Tue Jan 1
Schools and Offices closed - Winter recess
Fri Jan 11
EMS: 5/6 Activity Night 7-9pm
Mon Jan 14
EMS: PTO meeting 7:30pm
Wed Jan 16
EMS: 5-8 Instrumental Winter Concert @ MHS
Thu Jan 17
Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) Mtg. @ 7pm @ MHS