Opening Day for Students
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Summer Reading Requirements
EMS Summer Reading Grades 7&8
EMS Summer Reading Grades 5&6
Above are the printable PDF versions of the letter your reading teacher gave you in June is posted along with the sample journal entry and a blank form for you to use. All journals are due September 14th, 2010.
School Supply List
A school supply list for each grade is posted for our up coming school year 2010-2011. Click here to see the supply list by grade level.
Athletic Physical Form
All student athletes are required to have a physical in order to participate on an athletic team. A sports physical is good for one year from the date it is completed. Each spring, typically in June, Edgar Middle School schedules a day for the school doctor to come and administer these physicals. Students can have a physical done at EMS or by their own doctor. Regardless of where a student receives the physical, they are required to use the form provided by the state. Please click on the link below to download the athletic physical form. Pages 1-4 are to be completed by the parent. Information regarding the date of the June physicals will be made available as soon as it is scheduled. We strongly encourage any student who may participate or try-out for a sports team next year to get their physical in June. Current eighth grade students who are planning on participating on a high school athletic team should also have their physical done at EMS.
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 9:35 am. Students may enter the building at 9:15 am 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.
Cafeteria Point of Sale (POS) System
Edgar Middle School has begun using a computerized POS (point of sale) system in the school cafeteria. Instead of paying cash for your child’s lunch or snacks, you may now 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, NOT IMMEDIATELY, but in the near future we will have a new 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.
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.
Dress Code
Students are reminded to wear clothing that is in accordance with the school dress code. Copies of the dress code are available in the school office and are posted on the school website
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