Friday, October 16, 2020

October 16, 2020 Update

 Updates for Mount Olive families:


  • Students in grades 6-12  whose families selected in-person instruction will return to in-person instruction according to the following schedule:
    • 10/19: Cohort B Grades 6, 11, 12
    • 10/26: Cohort A Grades 6, 11, 12
    • 11/2: Cohort A Grades 7, 8, 9, 10
    • 11/4: Cohort B Grades 7, 8, 9, 10
    • 11/9: Cohort A Grades 6-12
    • 11/16: Cohort B Grades 6-12
  • Please review the 10/14 letter from Mr. Stansberry to to 6-12 families regarding schedules and cohort request forms. 
  • As per executive order, election day (11/3) is an all virtual remote learning day for ALL grade levels. 
  • 11/2 and 11/4 will be fully virtual remote learning days for Grades 6, 11, 12.
  • As of 11/16 Grades 9-12 will have the option to change from the remote cohort (C) to an in-person Cohort (notification deadline 10/16). 
  • As of 12/7 Grades PK-8 will have the option to change from the remote cohort (C) to an in-person cohort (notification deadline 11/4). The request process to change cohorts will be forthcoming from building principals next week. 
  • In-person student activities and clubs will resume 10/27 on campus at MOHS and MOMS. 
    • Email ITHelpDesk@motsd.org if you need a Chromebook for your student.

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    October 8, 2020 Update

     Updates for Mount Olive families:

    • Congrats to our unified sports program for being nationally recognized by ESPN.
    • In 2019, MOTSD issued an RFP for food service, we included farm to table as a criteria for vendor selection. Since then,

      Soedxo (@MtOliveEats) has done a great job sourcing food for our students from local Morris County & NJ farmers. MOTSD was recently recognized by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture for our participation in the Jersey Fresh Program. 
    • Students in grades 6-12  whose families selected in-person instruction will return to in-person instruction according to the following schedule:
      • 10/19: Cohort B Grades 6,11,12
      • 10/26: Cohort A Grades 6,11,12
      • 11/2: Cohort A Grades 7,8,9,10
      • 11/4: Cohort B Grades 7,8,9,10
      • 11/9: Cohort A Grades 6-12
      • 11/16: Cohort B Grades 6-12
    • As per executive order, election day (11/3) is an all virtual remote learning day for ALL grade levels. 
    • 11/2 and 11/4 will be fully virtual remote learning days for Grades 6, 11, 12.
    • As of 11/16 Grades 9-12 will have the option to change from the remote cohort (C) to an in-person Cohort (notification deadline 10/16). 
    • As of 12/7 Grades PK-8 will have the option to change from the remote cohort (C) to an in-person cohort (notification deadline 11/4). The request process to change cohorts will be forthcoming from building principals next week. 
    • In-person student activities and clubs will resume 10/27 on campus at MOHS and MOMS. 






      Monday, September 21, 2020

      September 21st Updates

      Updates for Mount Olive families:

      • There have been multiple schools in our county who have had to switch to all-virtual learning and/or suspend athletics due to positive COVID19 cases. These instances of COVID19 resulted from lack of social distancing and/or large gatherings. Please, mask up Marauders and practice social distancing!

      • Students in grades 4 and 5 whose families selected in-person instruction will attend  full-days sessions on an alternating weekly schedule starting with Cohort B on 9/22. 

      Tuesday, September 15, 2020

      September 15, 2020 Update

      September 15, 2020 updates for Mount Olive families:

      A major point of MO pride: In January 2019, the Board of Education approved my recommendation to establish the MO AP Incentive program, which covers AP Exams fees for any additional exams beyond a student's first exam. Since 2018 our AP participation has increased by 43% from 536 exams in 2018 to 764 in 2020. Along the way, we simultaneously enhanced the diversity of students taking AP Exams and increased the average exam score. This year, a record 142 MO students earned AP Scholar awards by earning multiple scores of 3 on multiple AP Exams. This is a tremendous accomplishment for our students, dedicated AP teachers, and the entire District! Mr. Stansberry deserves special recognition as the growth of the AP program at MOHS was a passion project of his for over a decade.
      • Students in grades 4 and 5 whose families selected in-person instruction will attend  full-days sessions on an alternating weekly schedule starting on 9/22. 
      • Please read the below links for important information about benchmark assessments:


      Friday, September 4, 2020

      September 4, 2020 Update

      September 4, 2020 updates for Mount Olive families: