Dear Penns Grove-Carneys Point RSD Parents, Guardians and Staff Members,
I am excited to welcome you back for the 2019-2020 school year! I hope you enjoyed your summer break and are ready and eager to learn. I would encourage students to take advantage of the academic and athletic programs our district has to offer. Make this the most successful year full of endless possibilities to develop your learning potential.
At Penns Grove-Carneys Point Regional School District, we are committed to developing leaders and achievers as we expand the academic offerings for you. Our high school offers Achieve Beyond to provide a different learning setting for students to obtain the necessary credits for graduation using online courses and teacher facilitation tailored to the needs of the student. One of my goals this year is to fine-tune the high school program to incorporate schools of learning based on the career interests of our students by working with the high school principal to provide our students with college credits that may lead to an Associate’s degree.
I will be collaborating with the new leadership in our middle school to implement the Teaching, Learning and Counseling (TLC) Program for our students and eliminating ISS. This will provide guidance and direction for the students who need focus while aligning with the Achieve Beyond Program in our high school. The 21 st Century grant has expanded by including the middle school in the program while continuing to provide services for our elementary and high school students. A new mathematics program for our students that aligns with the NJ Learning Standards is set to begin this year in the middle school and high school. District certificated staff will be using LinkIt! as a reporting platform and data analysis on the progress for our students in learning and assessment that will inform teacher practice.
Professional development for our teachers and administrators will be offered to expand their knowledge and skills in the areas of benchmark assessment, data use for student improvement, teaching understanding cultural backgrounds and reading and writing across the curriculum. The success of our students is our responsibility. Leadership is a shared responsibility, with teams and collaborations engaging with our parents, community partners and all of our stakeholders. The Board of Education and I will continue working together to hear your voices and make decisions that benefit our students.
I look forward to another great year! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions, comments, or concerns. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my office phone number is 856-299-4250.
GO RED DEVILS!
My best for the coming year,
Dr. Zenaida Cobian
Superintendent of Schools