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November 28th VTSD Podcast

In episode 38, Dr. McKay talks about the upcoming Cozy Up With a Good Book night at Rolling Hills on Monday 12/3. In Ms. D’Avino’s Superintendent Spotlight, Ms. D’Avino interviews two GM students about tomorrow night’s TREP$ Marketplace. Also in this episode, upcoming concert dates, the GM Robotics team, student-athletes who recently got college scholarships, and more!


Board of Ed Special Meeting Monday 11/26

Special Meeting


Due to the Board Meeting being on location at Walnut Ridge, the meeting will be recorded and uploaded later and will not be live. We will post the meeting online later this week.


The recording is now up on our youtube channel:  https://youtu.be/oVVbcTgmpWU

Report Cards in Parent Portal Now!

For grades 2-12, the GRADING tab is now open in the parent portal. The GRADEBOOK tab shows the individual assignments throughout the marking periods but the GRADING tab shows the report card with final marking period grades and any comments made by the teachers. Please note: if your student has an open fee or fine, the report card will not be visible. Please contact your school with any questions. click here to go to the Genesis Parent Portal now

(Cedar Mountain: the Interim Report is available in the Grading tab – report cards will be available at the end of the trimester)

Open Board of Ed Seat

A seat has become available on our Board of Education. Interested applicants should contact the business administrator, Steve Kepnes, by Wednesday, November 14th. Applicants may need to be available for interviews for the public session on Thursday, November 15th.

Apply to Steve Kepnes:  skepnes@vtsd.com   (O) 973-764-4186

VTSD November 7th Podcast

In episode 37 of our ongoing podcasts, Ms. D’Avino and Dr. McKay interview Glen Meadow students in their STEAM and Design classes. Students share their websites, projects, and discuss how they design, collaborate, and persevere through their projects!

VTSD October 26th Podcast

In episode 36, Dr. McKay highlights this week’s Parent-Teacher Conference, the upcoming State playoffs for some of our sports, the successful College Jam Night, the Engineering visit to NJIT and more!

October 19th Podcast

In episode 35, Dr. McKay interviews students from DECA while Ms. D’Avino unveils the first ever Super Spotlight with the VTHS Robotics team! The DECA Harvest House turkey dinner is Saturday, October 20th from 4-7pm. Also in this episode, the upcoming College Jam Night for Thursday 10/25, the Walnut Ridge Assembly for Parents, Mr. Loggie’s class meets with a Holocaust survivor and more!

Parent Teacher Conferences

October 12, 2018

Dear Families,


It is once again that time of year…Parent/Teacher Conferences!!


We will be holding three dates for Parent/Teacher Conferences this Fall. Those dates are  November 5th, November 6th, and November 7th. The time slots will be during the following time frames for  November 5th and November 6th : 9am – 12pm, 1pm – 3pm, and 4pm – 7pm and November 7th 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm.


To sign up for an appointment with your child(ren)’s teacher, please use the links below (these links are also included in digital form on my most recent Principal’s Blog):


Sign-up Genius links to November 2018 Parent-Teacher Conferences




Mrs. Bicskei              https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs4


Mrs. Cook                  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs5


Mrs. Lombardi          https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs6


Mrs. MacDougall      https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs9


Mrs. Vanderbeck      https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs7


Speech Therapists:


Mrs. Hammil            https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs11


Mrs. Hertlein            https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs10


Mrs. Murray             https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFA729A4FC1-mrs8


If you would like to meet  with Occupational or Physical Therapists, please contact them directly to arrange a conference:


Marlene Zerbe (OT) Monday evening drop in and/or email  mzerbe@vtsd.com


Kelly Bronzini  (PT) kbronzini@jandbtherapy.com

Also, please remember to leave yourself some extra time before or after your appointment with your child(ren)’s teacher to attend our Fall Scholastic Book Fair, which will be taking place in the All Purpose Room.  I will be working the fair with Mrs. DiCarlo, and we both would love to see you there!



Joseph S. Piccirillo, Principal

October 5th Podcast: Athletics Spotlight

In episode 34 of our ongoing series, Dr. McKay interviews our director of athletics, Bill Foley, our new football coach, Steve Down, and our cross country coach, Jim Shenise. Also in this episode, Dr. McKay and Ms. D’Avino highlight the Vernon Coalition, the VTEA’s educational support person of the year, Denise DeSalvia, and more!

Mosquito Control Notification

Please see the following link regarding the use of pesticides near one of our school properties.


Mosquito Control Public Notice


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