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An Important District Message
District was recently informed of a second individual who tested positive for the
COVID-19 virus at Selzer School. Although there was minimal contact with
students and staff, after consulting with District health officials, the Bergen
County Health Department, the Dumont Board of Education and the County
Education Office concerning the status of this latest report, the Bergen County
Health Department has recommended that Selzer School be changed to an
All-Virtual format. In addition, we were also informed that an individual at
Grant School has also reported to test positive. Once again, the Dumont Public
School staff has been working diligently to contact everyone involved. Due to
the number of reported cases, the shortage of available staff, and in the interest
of the health and safety of all involved, the Dumont District will be operating
on an All-Virtual format for all students beginning on Friday, November 20,
2020 until Friday, December 4, 2020, with a tentative return to the Hybrid
format on Monday, December 7, 2020. An updated
message will be forthcoming in the event that a change to this schedule becomes
Superintendent of Schools
Reopening Update (Phase 2)
I hope this finds you and your family well. As we are preparing to enter Phase 2 of our reopening plan, the District Restart Committee, School Pandemic Teams, District administrators and staff have been working hard to implement Phase 1 of our plan, evaluate its progress, review concerns from stakeholders, and make the difficult decision on how best to move forward. There is no illusion that whatever is decided will satisfy all involved or address all the individual concerns from parents, students and staff. However, our plan going forward must focus on safety first and our ability to implement with the best of intentions.
With that being said, we are going to extend our present format, Cohort A and B, with Wednesday all virtual through the end of the first marking period on November 4. Beginning on November 9 with Marking Period 2, we will eliminate the all-virtual Wednesday and add it to our cycle. The new format will span over two weeks.
During Week 1, Cohort A will meet on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, while Cohort B will meet on Thursday and Friday. During week 2, Cohort A will meet on Monday and Tuesday, while Cohort B will meet on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (see table below).
In addition, we are planning on having our pre-school students attend school 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) beginning November 9th. Additional information about our pre-school schedule will be forthcoming from the building Principal and the Director of Special Services. To begin planning for our next phase, we are sending out a new survey that must be completed and returned in a timely manner. A survey message will be forthcoming and a link to the survey can also be found on our website.
NOTE: Due to the change in our timeline, the information collected from this survey will serve as your request for which program (either Hybrid or All-Virtual) your child will be enrolled in during the 2nd marking period.
We are also in the process of reviewing our present staffing, student schedules and in-person enrollment numbers, to determine whether any additional changes can be made. We will continue to evaluate our progress, the effectiveness of our implementation, and work toward addressing the concerns expressed by stakeholders, while maintaining our focus on the safety of all involved. I remind you that we continue to follow the Department of Education‘s guidelines, the Governor’s Executive Orders and the Bergen County Health Department‘s recommendations. As I have stated several times, any or all of our plans can change at a moment’s notice based upon any updates in those guidelines, orders or recommendations. At a time when our patience level is at an all-time low and our anxiety level is at an all-time high, we must continue to work together in order to get through this difficult pandemic, which continues to disrupt the lives of all Americans. Please stay safe, wash hands often, wear your mask and social distance to the greatest extent possible.
Superintendent of Schools
"High Performing" District
I am pleased to inform the educational community that on June 14, 2019 we received notification from the Assistant Commissioner, Robert Bumpus, indicating that the Dumont School District has been designated as "High Performing" for the fourth consecutive three year cycle. Dumont scored well above the 80% minimum passing level on the Quality Single Accounting Continuum (QSAC) review in each of the following areas: Instruction and Programs, Fiscal Management, Operations and Personnel, and Governance. Another proud moment for Dumont.
To view the District and School HIB Grade report, click here.
The Dumont Board of Education is happy to announce that senior citizens are invited to attend all Dumont High School athletic events free of charge. Go Huskies!
If your address has changed, you must contact the registrar at (201) 338-8933 or email@example.com to make an appointment for
RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION 2020-2021
This form must be completed for all students who are currently in grades 1-12, both virtual and hybrid. If your child attended the Pre-K4 program in Selzer School last year, and is now in Kindergarten, then your child is considered a returning student, and you must complete this form as well. Students in grades K-12 who are new to the district this year should NOT complete this form.
A Returning Student Registration form must be submitted for each student in your family. Once you have successfully submitted one Returning Student Registration, you will have the opportunity to begin another from the "Submission Confirmation" page. The deadline for completing Returning Student Registration is Monday, October 5, 2020. If this Registration information is not completed by October 5, 2020, individual permissions may not be available, for example: Utilization of Technology, Google Apps and email.
An email WILL BE sent to you with instructions and a SNAPCODE. Select this Linkto begin your Returning Student Registration.
If you did not receive a SNAPCODE, send an email to request one to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW STUDENT and KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2020-2021
This portal is for new students grades K-12 who will be entering the Dumont School District in the 2020-2021 school year. SelectLinkto create an account.
After you have completed your on-line registration you must call to make an appointment for Residency Verification. For an appointment please contact the registrar at 201-338-8933 and leave a message. *NOTE: If your child is currently enrolled in the Dumont School District as a Pre-K student, DO NOT begin the registration process. Instead, contact the Registrar at 201-338-8933.