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August 2019

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

The mission of the Morris County Vocational School District is to “provide vocational and enrichment programs that inspire and prepare students to succeed in today’s world and pursue tomorrow’s opportunities.” 

 

Our devoted staff is ready to inspire and empower our students to take full ownership of and actively participate in their learning.  In their book, Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning, authors John Spencer and A.J. Juliani (Impress Books, 2017) state, “When we shift from preparing our students for what’s next, to helping them prepare for anything, a world of possibilities open up in their learning.” It is our honor to be working side by side with you, the community, and our business partners to “help students prepare for anything.”  

 

In just a few short weeks the 2019-2020 school year will begin. We are excited to welcome all new and returning students to our campus. In order to facilitate a smooth transition please review, understand and acknowledge the following documents and policies in your initial log on to the Genesis Parent Portal Parent Genesis Login. If you need to establish access, please follow the instructions provided.  If you need assistance, please contact our Guidance Office at 973-627-4600 ext 230 or 238.

Please read the following documents and policies and provide an electronic signature in our Genesis Parent Portal System:

  • Academic Integrity Policy
  • Attendance Policy
  • Emergency Contact Card
  • Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Policy
  • Internet Use Policy- BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
  • Application for Free and Reduced Lunch/ Medicaid form
  • Military Letter
  • Janet’s Law
  • State Mandated ELL Survey
  • Student-Parent Handbook

                       

The Morris County School of Technology uses the Honeywell Instant Alert System as a means of notification to parents and guardians regarding school closings and other important information.  On our home page please access the Menu button and select the Student/Parent menu option. Proceed to the “Conduct, Health and Safety” heading, and click on the Instant Alert System option. You will find instructions on how to create your personal profile in the Honeywell system and set your contact preferences.                                                                                            

Freshman Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4th in the gymnasium from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Freshmen Orientation Letter and Itinerary

Check your email for important information from our Guidance Department regarding counselor assignments as well as resources that include our new traffic pattern, a sports letter, and a list of sports and after- school activities. Other helpful links are 2019-20 School Calendar, information on our Cafeteria Home Page-MySchoolBucks One Pay System and our Clubs and Organizations.  Please refer to the website for updates and information.

Picture day is scheduled for September 19th and 20th, 2019. All freshmen will be issued a school ID on one of these days. Pictures are scheduled during PE/Health classes.

Please mark your calendar for our Back to School Night on September 26th at 6:00 p.m.

You should have received information from your home school district’s Transportation Department regarding busing.  Please contact them if necessary.

A letter from Denise Curran, the MCSTPTO Board President, is attached below.  The PTO will be streamlining membership with an on- line sign up.  Please look for information on joining our PTO. Please refer to the PTO page on our website for updates and meeting schedules. 

On behalf of the entire MCST staff, we look forward to a productive and rewarding school year!

Best,

 

Lynne M. Jackson, Principal

Prepare. Inspire. Succeed.