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Announcement Archive

 
Welcome to The Somerset Hills School District
Second Test of Alert Notification System
September 17, 2014
On Thursday, September 18, at 7 pm, The Somerset Hills School District will be conducting a second test of its alert notification system.  The alert system is used to relay important information to parents such as emergency cancellations. If you do not receive a call or would like the alert call made to a different phone number, please contact the main office of the school that your child attends.
Board of Education Meeting - TIME CHANGE
August 25, 2014
Board of Education Meeting -- AUGUST 27, 2014
CHANGE OF START TIME

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Somerset Hills Board of Education that the Public Input & Action Meeting on August 27, 2014 will begin at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of a Board Retreat.   Executive Session will begin at 6:00 p.m.  The regular meeting will be held as scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Bernards High School, The Community Room, 25 Olcott Avenue, Bernardsville, NJ
Nancy Lee Hunter
Board Secretary
A message from Dr. Frances Wood, Superintendent of Schools:
June 23, 2014
As you know, Dr. Lynn Kratz retired following the 2013-2014 school year. At the beginning of May, the district began an extensive search for her replacement. After screening the approximately fifty resumes, eight candidates were interviewed. Two finalists were selected to meet with a committee consisting of teachers, administrators, Board of Education members, Home and School Association representatives, and parents. At the conclusion of the process, Dr. John Alfieri was chosen as the new Bernardsville Middle School Principal. 

Some of Dr. Alfieri’s career highlights include the following: teaching middle school and elementary school math in Parsippany, leading K-5 schools in West Orange and Short Hills as principal, and serving as superintendent in Clinton, Vernon, and Livingston School Districts. Dr. Alfieri has experience in many areas that support Somerset Hills School District’s goals. He has partnered with Columbia University- Readers and Writers Workshop project to organize on-site professional learning in balanced literacy. Dr. Alfieri has worked with supervisors in other districts to implement the Math in Focus curriculum. He supported teachers in the study and implementation of the new Common Core Standards. Additionally, Dr. Alfieri has organized training for faculty in the area of differentiated instruction to meet students’ unique needs, while teaching to the goals of academic growth and engagement.

We are excited about the vast experience Dr. Alfieri brings to our district and welcome him as Principal of the Bernardsville Middle School.
Sports Field Usage Analysis
May 30, 2014
The Somerset Hills School District and the Borough of Bernardsville engaged T&M Associates to prepare an analysis of present sports field usage between the two entities and to provide recommendations for future needs of both school and recreation programs.  The results of that study can be reviewed by clicking on the following link - click here.
Wall Of Honor Induction Ceremony
May 21, 2014
On Sunday, May 18, Bernards High School hosted the inaugural Wall of Honor Induction Ceremony.  The inaugural induction class includes Gregory Barna, Joseph Ike, Charles Fortenbacker, Katie Meyler, Peter Miller, Franklin R. Myers, Phil Nardone, Frederick P. Olcott, Peter Palmer, George Potts, and Meryl Streep.  Click below to see a slide show of the nominees.  Click here to nominate individuals for induction next year.




The 2014 SHEF Summer Enrichment Academy is now open for registration!
April 17, 2014
New courses have been added for this year! For a complete list of programs and to register, click here: http://www.shefnj.org/enrichment_academy
Bernardsville 4th Annual Free Electronics Recycling Event
March 27, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 8am – 1pm at Bernards High School.
Please see this flyer for more information.
District Grade Report
March 16, 2014
Beginning with the September 2011-2012 school year, our school district has conscientiously implemented the requirements found in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. Please click on the link below to view our District Grade Report.

Somerset Hills School District Grade Report
Winter Weather Affects Calendar
January 6, 2014
SNOW DAYS HAVE CAUSED OUR DISTRICT TO TAKE DAYS FROM SPRING BREAK -- SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION ON APRIL 14 AND 15. If more days are needed, we will continue using days that week. 
2014-2015 District Calendar
January 30, 2014
Due to the state testing schedule, the snow days for the 2014-15 calendar had to be revised.
Click here to access the 2014-2015 District Calendar
New Jersey Green Ribbon Award Recipient
January 6, 2014
On December 18th, 2013, Bedwell School and the Somerset Hills School District was honored as a New Jersey Green Ribbon Award Recipient by the NJ State Board of Education at a ceremony in Trenton with Commissioner of Education Christopher Cerf. President Donna Coons,Business Administrator Nancy Lee Hunter and Principal Amy Phelan were in attendance.




Board Meeting Rescheduled
January 1, 2014
The School Board Meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, January 2, 2014 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 4:30pm.
BEDWELL DISMISSAL
December 9, 2013
Dismissal for Bedwell Elementary School will be at 1:20 today, Monday December 9.
November 11, 2013
Veterans' Day Ceremony at Olcott Square


Bus Schedules
October 7, 2013
Please click on the following link to access the bus schedules and find out your pick up time.
2013-2014 Bus Schedules
October 21, 2013
June 25, 2013

Somerset Hills School District Community,

On the first day I entered this district as a teacher, it  was evident that the Somerset Hills School District was a special place.  Now 35 years later, as I prepare to end my career in  public education, I know not only is Somerset Hills a great place to work, but a great place to spend  an entire career. 

Thank you for supporting my work as a high school teacher, high school and central office administrator and superintendent. 

Parents, thank you for entrusting me with your children throughout their education.   Staff members, it has been my pleasure to work with the building administrators to support your daily efforts to make this district one of the best in the state. 

Here's one final Alert Now message...

Hello, this is Pete Miller, Superintendent of The Somerset Hills School District, thanks for the past 35 years.

Pete


SUMMER HOURS
June 24, 2013
Summer Hours for The Somerset Hills School District will be:

MONDAY - THURSDAY -- 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

All schools and administrative offices will be closed on Fridays
(June 24 - August 23)

SHEF ENRICHMENT ACADEMY
August 14, 2013

A few spots remain for the last
SHEF Enrichment Academy
Math & Music Enrichment Courses of the summer!
 
Gateway to Algebra I: Review math concepts needed for success in Algebra I.  Classes begin on Tuesday, August 20th at 9:00am.  
 
Gateway to Geometry: Review Algebra I skills necessary for success in Geometry. Classes begin on Tuesday, August 20th at 12:30pm. 
 
Gateway to Algebra II:  Review Algebra skills as well as provide a preview of Algebra II.  Classes begin on Tuesday August 20th at 12:30pm.       
 
Music Technology Camp:  Learn about the basics of the recording and digital music world.  Classes begin on Monday, August 19th at 9:00am. 
  
To review a complete description of each course see the COURSE CATALOG
 
To register go to 
April 26, 2013
Bedwell School wins the NATIONAL Green Ribbon Schools Award!
Bedwell Elementary School is among only 64 schools in the nation to be selected as  U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools!  Click here for press release.
Bedwell Recognized as NJ Green Ribbon School
February 15, 2013
The New Jersey Department of Education has announced that Bedwell is one of only two school buildings in the state to be recognized as a 2013 New Jersey Green Ribbon School. Additionally, Bedwell will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education as one of New Jersey’s nominees for recognition as a Green Ribbon School at the national level. The Green Ribbon School Program recognizes exemplary achievement and best practices in the areas of environmental impact and energy efficiency, healthy school environments and environmental and sustainability education.  Click here for press release.
August 30, 2013

Somerset Hills School District Now Accepts Payments Online!

We are excited to announce that parents can now pay Co-Curricular, Home School Association fees and the BHS Project Graduation Event - Tricky Tray online through our new Web Store! Parents can make payments online while on their home or work computer, any time of the day. It takes just a few minutes to make an online payment using a VISA, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit card.


Payments will be processed on a secure site, powered by RevTrak. 


Visit shsd.revtrak.net to learn more about our new online payment processor.



Bernards High School Wall of Honor
April 16, 2013
The deadline for the newly created Bernards High School Wall of Honor has been extended to September 20th!  Please help us in spreading the word about this exciting project.  Click here for more information and to access the nomination forms.
January 9, 2014
 
November 11, 2012
ALL SCHOOLS ARE OPEN AND WILL FOLLOW A REGULAR FULL DAY SCHEDULE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012

 

Updated information for Monday, November 12.   

  • Power has been restored to all three district schools. 
  • Monday, November 12 will be a regular school day for all three district schools. 
  • Lunch will be served. 

 

Updated transportation information for each school is as follows for Monday, November 12:


Bernards High School:

  • The following bus routes will not operate on Monday:  HM1, HM3, HM11, FH1
  • Peapack-Gladstone students who normally take the train will be picked up by bus at the Gladstone train station at 7 a.m. and at the Peapack train station at 7:14 a.m.  They will also be transported back to the train stations by bus at the end of the school day.
  • Far Hills students who normally ride bus FH1 or take the train will be picked up by bus at the Far Hills train station at 7:29 a.m.  They will also be transported back to the train station by bus at the end of the school day.

 

Bernardsville Middle School:

  • The following bus routes will not operate on Monday: HM1, HM3, HM10, HM11, FH1
  • Far Hills students who normally ride bus FH1 will be picked up by bus at the Far Hills train station at 7:29 a.m.  They will also be transported back to the train station by bus at the end of the school day.

 

Bedwell Elementary School:

  • The following bus routes will not operate on Monday: B1, B10, B12

 



All bus routes are posted on the district’s website.

 

We expect more bus routes to open each  day.  An additional update regarding bus transportation will be provided on Monday evening. 

 

Students without a safe route to school will be excused and should not attempt to report to school.   Attendance modifications will be made for all students who are unable to report to school. 

 

The Bernardsville Police Department has asked that all walkers be accompanied by an adult. 

Welcome Back SHSD Students and Staff!!
November 8, 2012

The following update contains important information about schools opening on Friday, November 9, 2012. 


Bernards High School will be open on Friday, November 9 with a regular full day schedule.   Lunch will be served.

Transportation information for BHS

  • The following Somerset Hills bus routes are operational:  HM4, HM5, HM6 and HPG8. 
  • All Bedminster bus routes are operational.
  • Peapack-Gladstone students who normally take the train will be picked up by bus at the Gladstone train station at 7 a.m. and at the Peapack train station at 7:14 a.m.  They will also be transported back to the train stations by bus at the end of the school day.
  • Far Hills students who normally ride bus FH1 or take the train will be picked up by bus at the Far Hills train station at 7:29 a.m.  They will also be transported back to the train station by bus at the end of the school day.

Bernardsville Middle School does not have power restored.  Middle school students will report to Bedwell on Friday, November 9 and will follow a shortened, split session schedule from 7:45a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Students will not eat lunch during the school day, but they are welcome to bring a snack.

Transportation information for BMS

  • The following bus routes are operational for the middle school on Friday, November 9:  HM2, HM4, HM5, HM6 HPG1, HPG2, HPG3, HPG4, and HPG8. 
  • Far Hills middle school students who ride bus FH1 will be picked up by bus at the Far Hills train station at 7:29 a.m.  They will also be transported back to the train station by bus at the end of the school day.
  • The arrival and dismissal of middle students by car will follow Bedwell’s car-rider line located behind the Bedwell Elementary School.
  • Due to the expected increase in car traffic, please carpool whenever possible.
  • The Bernardsville Police Department has asked that all students walking to and from school be accompanied by an adult.

Bedwell Elementary School has had power restored and will report to school on Friday, November 9 and will follow a shortened, split session schedule from 11:30 a.m. – regular dismissal time.

Students will not eat lunch during the school day, but they are welcome to bring a snack.

Transportation information for Bedwell

  • The following bus routes are operational for Bedwell on Friday, November 9: B2, B4, B5, B6, B11, B13, PG14, PG15, PG16, PG17, and PG18. 
  • Preschool parents will be contacted directly regarding transportation.      
  • Bedwell bus pick up times will be approximately three hours later than the regular pick up times. 

General Information for All Students

Students without a safe route to school will be excused and should not attempt to report to school.  Attendance modifications will be made for all students who are unable to report to school.

All bus routes are available via this link:
Somerset Hills School District Bus Routes 

More bus routes are expected to open each day.   An additional update regarding bus transportation will be provided on Sunday.  

There will be no homework, tests, or quizzes until further notice. 

Wednesday Update for SHSD - Hurricane Sandy
November 7, 2012

Update as of 4pm Wednesday, November 7, 2012
  • District schools, including Bernards High School, will remain closed on Thursday, November 8 due to current weather conditions and existing hazardous roads.   
  • At this time power has not been restored to Bedwell Elementary School or Bernardsville Middle School
  • Bernards High School will open on Friday, November 9 following a regular schedule.  
  • An update regarding the status of all three schools for Friday, November 9 will be provided tomorrow by 5 p.m.  
 Thank you for your ongoing cooperation.
Tuesday Update for SHSD - Hurricane Sandy
November 6, 2012

Please read this message carefully as there is
 important new information posted today
  • As of Tuesday, November 6 at 4 p.m., our schools remain without power and many roads are still not passable by school buses. 
  • Schools will remain closed on Wednesday, November 7.
  • Schools will be open as soon as possible.  
  • It is possible that Bernards High School may be open before the other two schools.
  • Whenever Bedwell or the middle school has power restored, there is a possibility of opening those schools on a split session.
  • The first marking period and report cards will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Upon returning to school, there will be no homework, tests, quizzes, etc. until a normal schedule is resumed.
  • Adjustments to the district's school calendar will be finalized after all schools are fully operational.
  • An update on Thursday's school status will be provided by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7.  
 
Thanks for your continued patience and cooperation.
Monday Update
November 5, 2012
  • As of Monday, November 5 at 4 p.m., our schools remain without power and many roads are still not passable by school buses. 
  • Schools will remain closed on Tuesday, November 6.
  • An update on Wednesday's school status will be provided by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6. 
  • Schools will be open as soon as possible.
  • All Bernardsville voting districts will vote at Bernards High School.  Use Performing Arts Center doors.
 Thanks for your continued patience and cooperation.
Sunday Update
November 4, 2012
  • As of Sunday, November 4 at 4 p.m., our schools remain without power and many roads are not passable by school buses.
  • Schools will remain closed on Monday, November 5.
  • It is likely that schools will remain closed on Tuesday, November 6.
  • An update on Tuesday's school status will be provided by 5 p.m. on Monday, November 5.
  • Schools will be open as soon as possible.
Thanks for your continued patience and cooperation.
Hurricane Sandy Update for SHSD
November 2, 2012

  • As of Friday,  November 2 at 2 p.m., all of our schools remain without power.
  • Our district staff, along with outside contractors, have been working diligently throughout the week.  Our schools will be ready to open as soon as power is restored and roads are safe for school buses.
  • A Red Cross Shelter has been established at Bernards High School.
  • The NJEA Convention scheduled for next Thursday and Friday has been cancelled.  If power has been restored, our intention is to have schools open on November 8 and 9.  
  • Many families may have plans for those two days, and we will make appropriate modifications to our attendance policy.
  • Additional school calendar modifications  will be provided as soon as possible.
  • At this time, the district will likely be closed on Monday, November 5.  An update will be provided on Saturday, November 3.
  • The SAT scheduled for Saturday, November 3 at Ridge High School has tentatively been rescheduled for Saturday, November 17.
Thank you for your continued cooperation during this difficult time.
Pete Miller, Superintendent 
District Closed - Friday, November 2, 2012
November 1, 2012
The Somerset Hills School District will be closed Friday, November 2, 2012 due to weather conditions.
Energy Savings to Date - $366,358.00
October 22, 2012
Please see the attached chart that represents the savings to date across all buildings within the district.
Click here
August 29, 2012
WELCOME BACK!
SOMERSET HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE – JULY 25, 2012
July 23, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Somerset Hills Board of Education that a Special Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. in the Olcott Building, 25 Olcott Avenue, Bernardsville, N.J   The agenda, to the extent known, is to appoint personnel and to award a bid for masonry repairs.  Action will be taken.

Nancy Lee Hunter

Board Secretary


June 1, 2012

Congratulations to the 2011-2012 SHSD Educational Professionals of the Year

The honorees are:
Bedwell School – Judi Jensen, Design/Technology

Bernardsville Middle School – Brian King, Science
Bernards High School – Karen DeTrolio, Science

BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVES NEW ADMINISTRATORS
May 4, 2012
Superintendent Peter Miller has announced the appointment of 3 new administrators --
Bernards High School Principal - Mr. Scott Neigel
Bernardsville Middle School Assistant Principal - Mr. Shawn Kelly
K-8 Supervisor of Instruction - Mrs. Coleen Butler
Click here for more information
November 13, 2012

School Dude Facilities Direct

The Somerset Hills School District is in the process of implementing an on-line system for the request for the use of facilities by members of the community.  The name of the program is School Dude Facilities Direct.  Please click here for instructions and link.
2012 SCHOOL BOARD VACANCY INFORMATION
April 30, 2012
For more information please following this link
PowerSchool Upgrade Complete
April 4, 2012
The PowerSchool upgrade has been completed.  You may log into your accounts as you normally would.  You will notice slight changes and a much cleaner layout. 

The web addresses have not changed:

Parents/Students: http://powerschool.shsd.org/public
Teachers:  http://powerschool.shsd.org/teachers
Admin:  http://powerschool.shsd.org/admin

You may need to clear your cache prior to logging on if you experience a problem.

Thank you all for your patience today as we performed this upgrade.

PowerSchool Upgrade
April 3, 2012
The Technology Department will be upgrading PowerSchool from version 6 to version 7. The new version will include a new look and some new features for parents, teachers, and school administrators, but these changes are mainly cosmetic and will not require the user to relearn the system.

IMPORTANT NOTE: During the transition to PowerSchool 7, PowerSchool will be offline and unavailable on Wednesday April 4th, 2012 and potentially Thursday April 5th, 2012. PowerSchool will remain offline until the new version is upgraded and tested. We anticipate the entire upgrade process to take at most 2 days.
INFORMATION SESSION -- TONIGHT, Janaury 5, 2012 - 7:00PM
January 5, 2012

There will be an information session provided by the Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center Staff for parents and staff on Thursday, January 5, 2012 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Bernards High School Performing Arts Center.   This session will focus on how to talk to children about difficult topics.  All adults are welcome to attend. 


SOMERSET HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT RECEIVES ENERGY STAR AWARDS
March 30, 2011
The Somerset Hills School District (SHSD) has received two prestigious ENERGY STAR® awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  
Bernardsville Middle School (BMS) has earned the ENERGY STAR®, the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Bernardsville Middle School is one of only 14 school buildings in New Jersey to have received an Energy Star label.  To date, less than 1/2 of 1% of school buildings statewide have obtained this distinction.
 
The Somerset Hills School District (SHSD) has also been named an ENERGY STAR® Leader. ENERGY STAR® Leaders manage energy strategically across an entire portfolio of buildings. To date, SHSD is only the 3rd school district in New Jersey to have received the ENERGY STAR®Leader award.

For more information, click here.
Message from Bernardsville Office of Emergency Management
August 30, 2011
 

DUE TO HURRICANE IRENE MANY BERNARDVILLE RESIDENCES ARE CURRENTLY WITHOUT POWER, AND
2/3 OF THE TOWN'S FRESH WATER SUPPLY COMES FROM PRIVATE WELLS. RESIDENTS CAN OBTAIN
FRESH WATER OR SHOWERS/BATHING FACILITIES AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
 
FRESH WATER: (BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS)

 

  • BERNARDSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY, ANDERSON ROAD
  • BERNARDSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT, MINE BROOK ROAD (202)
  • BERNARDSVILLE POOL, SENEY DRIVE

 
SHOWERS: 

  • BERNARDSVILLE POOL, SENEY DRIVE 
  • SOMERSET HILLS YMCA, MT. AIRY ROAD, BASKING RIDGE, NJ
     
WELCOME BACK!
August 31, 2011
SCHOOLS OPEN - THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8   
June 17, 2011
SUMMER HOURS FOR THE SOMERSET HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT
Monday - Thursday - 8:00am - 4:00pm
(June 20 -  August 26)
Regular hours resume on Monday August 29
SPRING BREAK
April 14, 2011
The Somerset Hills School District is closed for spring break and construction updates from Monday, April 18 through Friday, April 22. In an emergency, please call 908-204-1930 ext. 2300 between the hours of 8a.m.-3p.m.
December 20, 2010

VOTER REGISTRATION & ABSENTEE BALLOTS

Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot information can be found in the menu to the left, or click on the links below for the forms:
Voter Registration  - due April 6
Absentee Ballot/Vote by Mail - apply by mail due April 20; apply in person by 3pm April 26
March 10, 2011

Destiny - New Web-Based Library Catalog

The Somerset Hills School District is pleased to announce the arrival of Destiny a new web-based, district wide library browser. Destiny is produced by Follett, a well respected software company in school libraries.  This system is replacing the district's 9 year old online public catalog.

How will Destiny benefit the students and staff of our schools?
  • Destiny is web-based so it can be used from any Internet connected computer.
  • Destiny is image-rich. The book cover is pictured in the search list. Selecting the book cover displays valuable information, such as the copies available in the school, a description of the book, the reading level of the book and much more.
  • Destiny allows students to see the Top 10 books that have been checked out of their library in the last 30 days.
  • Destiny makes suggestions of other books that students may be interested in reading.
  • Destiny creates a bibliography from a booklist with the touch of one button.
Please click here to access each school's online catalog.
COMMUNITY FINANCE MEETING
February 4, 2011
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Somerset Hills Board of Education that the Community Finance Meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., at Bernards High School, The Community Room, 25 Olcott Avenue, Bernardsville, NJ.

The Public Input & Action Meeting has been moved from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Bernards High School, The Community Room, 25 Olcott Avenue, Bernardsville, NJ

Makeup Snow Day
February 3, 2011
School will be in session on Friday, February 18, 2011.  Monday, February 21, 2011 is a holiday - NO SCHOOL.
December 1, 2011

INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION

As you know, the district uses AlertNow as our automatic notification service.  In the event that the service experiences technical difficulties, please be aware of the following district procedures to follow on inclement weather school days.  



1.  An AlertNow call will be made to students’ homes at approximately 6:00 a.m.   

2.  If you do not receive a call by 6:15 a.m., please use any of the following resources to find out if school is closed or delayed:

District’s website: www.shsd.org

District’s snow line: 908-630-3019

Radio & Television Stations:
Channel 2 WCBS
Channel 4 WNBC
Channel 5 FOX
Channel 7 WABC
Channel 12 NJ News      
New Jersey 101.5 FM (www.nj1015.com )

3.  If the AlertNow call is for a delayed opening, please be certain to listen to the entire message.   If there is a possibility that the delayed opening will be changed to a closing, that will be included in the message.  For your information, the second call would not be made any later than 7:30 a.m.

Please be certain that you inform your respective school(s) of any changes to your telephone number.   The information in AlertNow is updated on a daily basis; however, if you do not receive the AlertNow call and have recently changed your telephone number, please consult one of the resources listed above.  

Thanks in advance for your cooperation as we plow through the winter months.  
January 12, 2011
January 12, 2011
The Somerset Hills School District Board of Education meeting will take place as scheduled on Wednesday January 12, 2011 at 7:30pm in the Community Room at Bernards High School.
January 4, 2011

WeTip School Safety Program

The Somerset Hills School District has joined the WeTip National School Safety hotline program. This program empowers students and their families to keep their schools and communities safe and crime free. WeTip has provided the nation's only totally anonymous, neutral third party, crime hotline to school for the past 33 years. Click here for continued letter from WeTip OR  look at their website www.wetip.com                  

1-800-78-CRIME - Anonymous, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Reward - Up to $1,000
Parent PowerSchool Information
November 1, 2010
All parents/guardians in The Somerset Hills School District are reminded to create a Parent Single Sign-on Account in PowerSchool.  It is critical that all parents/guardians set up this account so the district can send email notifications in emergency situations.  It will also enable the schools to contact groups of parents/guardians via email with important announcements when needed.  This will be in addition to providing access to their children’s attendance (Pre-K-12) and attendance and grades (5-12) in PowerSchool.  The following link will provide easy step-by-step instructions to create a  Parent Single Sign-on Account in PowerSchool.    

Parent Single Sign-on Instructions

Parent PowerSchool Information Page
Bernards High School Honored for Going Green
April 24, 2012
Bernards High School is one of four schools in the state to receive this Green Ribbon award from the U.S. Department of Education. Starting in the 2011-2012 school year, the U.S. Department of Education recognizes schools that save energy, reduce costs, feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces, protect health, foster wellness, and offer environmental education to boost academic achievement and community engagement. 

Press Release
Substitute Nurses Needed
October 14, 2010
The district is in need of substitute nurses.  Please pass this information to any nurse who might be interested.   The daily rate of pay, effective October 14, is $175 per day.  The requirements include a  New Jersey RN License  with either a New Jersey Substitute Credential or  School Nurse Certification.    Interested candidates are asked to contact Rita Taber at 908-630-3010 or rtaber@shsd.org
PowerSchool Mobile Apps Now Available
April 10, 2012
Two new apps are now available in the Apple iTunes® App Store:
  • PowerSchool for Parents
  • PowerSchool for Students

These new apps will allow parents and students to access all the same information they would normally access from a browser, but with the ease and convenience of an app installed on their Apple mobile device.

The apps are FREE and available for download from the iTunes store. Version 1.0 of the apps will be supported on any Apple iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad running iOS version 4.0 or higher.

Click here to download the PowerSchool Parent app.
Click here to download the PowerSchool Student app.

Short Video Overview of Mobile Apps for PowerSchool.
August 30, 2010
New Traffic Flow at BHS - Click for map
Please be advised of the following changes to the traffic pattern at BHS effective on September 7, 2010.  With the installation of the new driveway and pedestrian walkway, we have not only improved student and staff safety, we have also been able to address the traffic circulation at the high school.   Here are a few things to remember when dropping off or picking up students at BHS:
Car rider drop off and pick up will remain in  front of the Olcott Building. 
During both arrival and dismissal, the only way for cars to enter the BHS student parking lot will be through
   the new driveway located on Olcott Avenue.
During both arrival and dismissal, buses will be dropping off and picking up students via the newly
   constructed  sidewalks in the BHS upper parking lot.
Students, parents, visitors and staff are reminded to please use the sidewalks
August 31, 2010

COMMUNITY FRIDAY FOLDER

Information and flyers about each school are sent home weekly in each school's electronic Friday Folder. Community information is sent through a separate email -- the Community Friday Folder. To sign up to receive this information, click on this link: Friday Folder Signup
June 23, 2010
Earlier today, an AlertNow telephone message was sent. Based upon a quick response to the phone message, it has been determined that the woman is the relative of a Bedwell student who was also in the back seat of the car at the time. Our students’ safety is always our priority therefore, we must take all incident reports seriously.
Graduation Ceremonies
June 21, 2010
Congratulations to all our graduates!

Bernardsville Middle School - Tuesday, June 22 - 7:00PM - BHS Performing Arts Center

Bedwell Elementary School - Wednesday, June 23 - 4:30PM - BHS Performing Arts Center

Bernards High School - Thursday, June 24 - 7:30PM - Olcott Field (weather permitting); BHS Performing Arts Center if necessary.
SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
May 4, 2010
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Somerset Hills Board of Education that a Special Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2010.  Executive Session will be at 6 p.m. in the Principal’s Conference Room.  followed by the Public Session in The Community Room at Bernards High School, 25 Avenue, Bernardsville, N.J. The agenda, to the extent known, is for the purpose of discussing personnel in executive session. Action may be taken.
Schools for Energy Efficiency (SEE) Program First Quarter Report
May 4, 2010
Please click on the report below for our first quarter energy savings:
First Quarter 2010 Report
Schools for Energy Efficiency (SEE) Program Second Quarter Report
August 19, 2010
August 2010
Please click on the report below for our second quarter energy savings
SEE 2nd Quarter  Report
Friday Folder Information
September 16, 2011
We apologize that this week’s Friday Folder was not sent out.  SchoolFusion, the provider of our website technology, is experiencing issues and has assured us that they are working non-stop to resolve the problems.

Please click on the following link to access this week’s Friday Folder:
December 22, 2009



The Somerset School District wishes safe and happy holidays to one and all.

Winter break begins on December 24. School resumes session on January 4, 2010.

Bernard High School Track
November 19, 2009
The renovation of the track at Bernard High School has been completed.  The track is now open to the public.
NJQSAC
November 11, 2009
In accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:30-3.2, the district is required to post its proposed responses to the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC) District Performance Review (DPR) and statement of assurance on its website and make it available at the district office for public review. 
Click here for more information
H1N1 Questions & Answers
January 8, 2010
The district has prepared a resource guide for our community with current information regarding H1N1 flu, which will be updated as new information is provided.
  • Superintendent's Letter
  • The State Department of Health and Senior Services announced on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 that physicians, local and county health departments and other health care providers can now provide the H1N1 vaccine to the general public.  Until now, the Department’s H1N1 vaccination program has been limited to individuals in specific target groups who were most at risk of serious complications from the flu.  While it is still important for those in target groups to get vaccinated as soon as possible, it is important for all residents of the state – older than six months of age – to be vaccinated against H1N1.  Vaccination remains our most effective tool to prevent the flu.Click here for more information.
  • NEW DATES FOR MARCHThe Bernards Township Health Department will be taking appointments for Mondays in the month of March. Click here for information
  • Director of Center for Disease Control reminds all parents that children from 6 mo. to 9 years of age need to receive 2 doses of the H1N1 vaccine. Click for letter from the director.
  • For more H1N1 Information, click here
  • Return To School Form

Friday Folders
November 3, 2009
Each school's Friday Folder is the method used to share school-specific, district, and community information. The nature of these notices will include forms, notices, general school information, etc that would normally be sent home with your child. Please subscribe to the Friday folder if you wish to receive weekly information via email. This "green" initiative is to save money on paper and reproduction, and to better serve our environment.

For complete information please visit the following link:  Friday Folder Information
Website to replace Edline on October 30, 2009!
October 23, 2009
The Somerset Hills School District has begun to phase out its use of Edline.  The district website, www.shsd.org, and PowerSchool will be used to accomplish all that Edline did and much more.   In order to continue to receive notifications from your child(ren)'s school, you must register at www.shsd.org. Edline will be deactivated during the first week of November, and the district website will be used exclusively for all email notifications.

Website registration instructions containing the information needed to create an account on the district website were mailed home last week. Detailed step-by-step instructions are also posted on www.shsd.org under the Parents’ section

On October 30, each school in The Somerset Hills School District will begin to utilize a new communication tool, a weekly Friday Folder email notification. The Friday Folder will provide information that was previously emailed via Edline, mailed via USPS, or sent home with your child(ren).   Only those parents who have completed the website registration process will receive Friday Folder notices.  This “green" communication method will streamline the distribution of notifications, bulletins, and reminders about upcoming school events and activities.

As always, if you cannot find the answers you are looking for in the Parents section of our website, please email your questions to webmaster@shsd.org.
WeTip School Safety Program
November 30, 2009
This anonymous program encourages anyone to report incidents through a simple phone call. Click here for more information.
Information Regarding the New Website, PowerSchool and EdLine
September 18, 2009
For important information regarding the district's new Website, PowerSchool and EdLine, please follow the link below.

Technology - Website, PowerSchool and EdLine
“Sounds Around Town” – Bernardsville, Thursday, September 17, 5:00 - 10:00pm, Celebration to honor NJ State Little League Champions -- 5:30pm
September 14, 2009
Welcome Back
September 4, 2009
Schools Open Thursday, September 10 
Welcome to another school year in The Somerset Hills School District!
August 24, 2009
During the Summer months, we've been busy preparing a new web site that caters to the web needs of K-12 schools.

Using this new web system, we will be able to involve the individual schools and their students and parents directly into the process of exchanging information and staying informed. While you may find things a little confusing or out of place at first, we are confident that you will end up finding the new web site much more functional and dynamic than our previous one.

Some of the features that you're sure to find useful include

  • A dynamic, searchable calendar
  • A standardized page layout
  • Easy to use tabs and menu structures with expanding menus
  • Classroom Pages
  • Much, Much More!

As with anything new, we're all still learning and experimenting, so if you run into anything that you think could be done better, or doesn't appear to be working properly, please let us know!

Thank you, and we look forward to working with you during the new school year, and beyond!

Bernards High School Parking Lot Closed
August 24, 2009
The painters will be at BHS tomorrow, Tuesday, August 25th to reline and renumber the main parking lot.   The main driveway will be open, but parking will only be available in the lower lot.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
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