The Cumberland Regional School District is launching a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I) Initiative to better understand the strengths and needs of our school community. Students, parents/guardians, and staff are asked to complete a survey before Oct. 15:
Volunteers will be asked to participate in virtual Focus Groups during the week of Nov. 1. For more information on Cumberland Regional's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Initiative, please click here. (La información está disponible en español aquí.) Questions may be directed to Mr. Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any Cumberland Regional High School parent/guardian interested in joining the Superintendent's Citizen Advisory Council is encouraged to contact Connie Landwher at email@example.com. Your feedback and input are greatly appreciated.
Please click here to read Oct. 1, 2021, letter from Dr. Hoopes, asking parents/guardians to discuss appropriate use of social media with their children in light of concerns related to social media trends including "TikTok Challenges."
For a list of COVID-19 testing locations in Cumberland County, please click here.
Sept. 13, 2021
As a means of communicating information with our school community in a timely manner, the Cumberland Regional School District will be providing daily updates via our website regarding the number of students and staff members who have tested positive for Covid or are quarantining due to Covid exposure. Visitors to the Cumberland Regional School District website will see a notification regarding the number of CRHS students who have tested positive for Covid and the number of staff who have tested positive for Covid.
This will reduce the number of phone calls the general CRHS population receives from the school related to Covid updates, while keeping our school community informed on a daily basis. Our school nurses continue to stay in daily contact with the Cumberland County Department of Health, and any important information beyond these figures will be shared through direct notification via our Blackboard Connect automated notification system. Please note that parents/guardians of students who have been identified through contact tracing as a close contact with a positive Covid case will receive direct notification and guidance from the district. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. Thank you.
Cumberland Regional High School is pleased to announce we will be utilizing the SchoolCafe by Primero Edge system for the 2021-2022 school year. Parents/guardians may use the SchoolCafe system to deposit funds into their student's account for food services, as well as to complete their free/reduced-price meal application online. Free/reduced-price meal applications also may be submitted via paper copies, available on our website, at CRHS via the Security Desk by the Main Office, or by contacting School Social Worker Laurie Athey.*Please note: Although breakfast and lunch meals will be provided to all students at no cost during the 2021-2022 school year regardless of free/reduced-price meal eligibility, IT IS CRITICAL THAT ALL CRHS FAMILIES SUBMIT A COMPLETED APPLICATION to ensure the district has accurate information for our student population.* Money deposited into student accounts can be used for purchasing snacks or beverages not included in meals provided.To access the SchoolCafe system: https://www.schoolcafe.com/CRHSCafeteriaFor guidance on SchoolCafe payments: https://vimeo.com/280726861/5bf3e5414eFor guidance on SchoolCafe online applications: https://vimeo.com/280726060/a627865334
Questions on the SchoolCafe by Primero Edge system may be directed to CRHS Food Service Director Robin Carman at firstname.lastname@example.org / 856-451-9400, ext. 265.
Parents/guardians who wish to register a student at Cumberland Regional are strongly encouraged to begin the student registration process online and to make an appointment with Mrs. Schilling before arriving at CRHS to complete registration. For more information, please contact Mrs. Schilling at email@example.com / 856-451-9400, ext. 233.
Please click here to read Aug. 24, 2021, notice with information and resources related to COVID-19 protective measures.
Please click here to read Aug. 9, 2021, letter from Dr. Hoopes regarding Executive Order 251, which mandates all New Jersey K-12 school district employees, students, and visitors ages 2 and older wear masks indoors at schools, regardless of vaccination status.
The district continues to prepare to reopen Cumberland Regional High School safely in fall 2021, with the following guidelines in place:
1) Universal and Correct Wearing of Masks
At the end of the 2020-2021 school year, Cumberland Regional was requiring masks to be worn by all persons inside the school building. Procedures are in place to deal with students and staff who fail to wear the masks correctly. We will continue these practices if masks are recommended by the Department of Health, the Governor’s Office, and/or the Department of Education.
2) Physical Distancing
Class sizes and number of students are being monitored to allow for social distancing. When that is not possible, we are utilizing larger instructional spaces. Lunches are the greatest concerns. Therefore, we have included an additional lunch period in our daily schedule to allow for social distancing.
3) Handwashing and Respiratory Etiquette
Effective handwashing is encouraged throughout our school for students and staff. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer has been made available throughout the building. While masks are required, respiratory etiquette is maintained. If masks become optional, etiquette will be reviewed with all persons in the building.
4) Cleaning and Maintaining Healthy Facilities
Our entire ventilation system was upgraded in 2019. We also upgraded to stronger filters for our system. Most rooms are on their own filtration system. The building is deeply cleaned each night, which includes fogging. Doors, counters, tables, and most surfaces are cleaned multiple times per day. This all will continue during the 2021-2022 school year.
5) Contact Tracing
Our school is equipped with both a quarantine and an isolation room. They are supervised by our nurses. Our nurses also work with the county health department to complete all contact tracing. Impacted individuals are contacted immediately, and appropriate quarantining periods are enacted.
6) Diagnostic and Screening Testing
All testing is done by outside agencies. Notification comes through our county health department. We stay in close contact with that department to expediate all results, and actions needed. We will continue this practice and procedure during the 2021-2022 school year.
7) Efforts to Provide Vaccinations
Cumberland Regional has worked with our county health department and local health care partners to hold vaccination clinics here at the school for anyone interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. We also share via email all opportunities for vaccines within our community.
8) Appropriate Accommodations for Children with Disabilities with Respect to Health and Safety
Our nurses, in consult with our child study team, have reviewed all students with disabilities with respect to health and safety to ensure safe delivery of instruction. We are working with families to determine the best course of action for the 2021-2022 school for safe delivery of instruction. We maintain an open line of communication with said families to ensure fidelity for both safety and instruction.
Effective June 24, 2021, meetings of the Cumberland Regional School District Board of Education will be held in person in the Cumberland Regional School District Board Office, 65 Love Lane, at 6 p.m.Effective Tuesday, Sept. 7, the district will be open 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If planning to speak with a specific person, please contact them in advance to confirm their availability if possible. Labeled materials can be dropped off in the gray box outside the main entrance in front of the school at any time with a completed student item return sheet.
Governor's STEM Scholars 21-22 class includes CRHS junior Emma Fylstra
Students, parents/guardians, staff asked to participate via surveys, focus groups