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  • Regular Board of Education Meeting October 18, 2016

    In accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act, P.L. 1975c 231, this is to advise that the Kearny Board of Education Regular Board Meeting Scheduled for Monday, October 17, 2016 has been changed to Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room, 1st Floor, 172 Midland Avenue, Kearny, New Jersey  07032.  Upon opening the meeting, the Board will take action to enter into Executive Session and reconvene in Public at 7:00 p.m.  Action will be taken

    Kearny School District
  • START PROJECT, SPAN In conjunction with the Kearny Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG)


    Parent Involvement in Special Education overview of rights

    An introduction to the rights and responsibilities of

    parents of children with special needs under

    the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004,

    the State Special Education Code 2006, and

    Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act.

    Learn to identify your dreams and goals for your children, and the laws and advocacy strategies that will help your children reach these goals.

    Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2015

    Time: 6:30 p.m-8:30pm

    Location: Kearny Board of Education, 172 Midland Ave, Kearny, NJ

     PRESENTER:    Myriam Alizo, Parent Group Specialist, START (SPAN)

    Kearny School District


     The election for members of the Kearny Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

    The deadline for filing to seek a seat on the nine member board is July 25, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

    Nominating petitions are available from the Office of the County Clerk – Elections Division between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The County Clerk is located at 257 Cornelison Ave., 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ  07302. The contact number is 201-369-3470 extension 2767 or option 6.

    There are three (3) seats available each for a term of three (3) years which will be voted upon.

    Candidates filing a nominating petition for board membership must meet the following qualifications:

    ·         He/she is a citizen of the United States of America

    ·         He/she must be at least 18 (eighteen) years of age to qualify for office

    ·         He/she must be able to read and write

    ·         He/she has been a resident of the municipality from which he/she is to be elected for at least one (1) year preceding the date of the election

    ·         He/she is not disqualified as a voter pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:4-1

    ·         He/she is a registered voter in the district

    ·         Not hold office as a mayor or member of the governing body of the same district

    ·         He/she is not disqualified from membership on the Board due to conviction of a crime or offense listed in N.J.S.A. 18A:12-1

    ·         He/she has no interest in any contract with, or claim against, the Board

     Please refer to the following New Jersey School Boards Association link:

    Kearny School District

"The mission of the Kearny School District, a diverse metropolitan "hometown" working together as a unified community, is to provide unlimited opportunities that maximize everyone's potential to be a life-long learner and a contributing member of society."

The following schedule will be in effect for PARENT CONFERENCES:

KEARNY HS will have a single session day.  HS Dismissal is at 12:54 p.m. No lunches will be served at the HS.
Parent conferences will be held from  2:00 - 4:30 p.m. & 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Dismissal is at 1:05 p.m. No lunches will be served at the elementary schools.
Parent conferences will be held from  2:00 - 4:30 p.m. & 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
KEARNY HS will administer the PSAT to all juniors and select seniors who will report to school at 8:30 a.m.
Those NOT taking  the PSAT will have a DELAYED OPENING  and should report to school at 9:45 a.m.
LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL will have a single session day. Dismissal is at 12:54 p.m. No lunches will be served at the middle school. 
Parent conferences will be held from  2:00 - 4:30 p.m. & 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

District Calendar

  • Lincoln Middle School

    Grades 7-8 Parent Conferences

    Kearny School District
  • Lincoln Middle School

    Grades 7-8 Parent Conferences

    Kearny School District
  • Schools Closed - Election Day

    Kearny School District
  • Schools Closed - N.J.E.A. Convention

    Kearny School District
  • Veterans Day

    Kearny School District
  • Thanksgiving Eve - Single Session

    Kearny School District
  • Thanksgiving Vacation

    Kearny School District
  • All Schools

    P.M. IN-Service - Single Session

    Kearny School District
  • All Schools

    Christmas Vacation Begins - Single Session

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  • All Schools

    Schools Closed - Christmas Vacation

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  • Firefighter Phil

    Schuyler School students celebrated Fire Prevention Week with a Firefighter Phil assembly and a visit from Firefighter Juan from the Kearny Fire Department. They learned a lot about fire prevention!!

    Schuyler School
  • Music Notes September Edition

    News and Info from Music Class

    Welcome Back!

    Welcome back to all of our students and young music makers! I am glad to see and hear so many smiling faces and singing voices once again!

    This year we will continue to use Orff instruments, including xylophones and glockenspiels! These instruments will be tools to teach your children technique for playing and to help them in improvising and creating their very own songs! They will also be part of the Orff Ensemble after-school group your students may choose to join. If interested in singing, students are also invited to join 5th and 6th Grade Chorus. More information on both ensembles will be sent out shortly. 

    Whether in music class or music ensembles, students are asked to bring a folder this school year to gather and keep music assignments and compositions. This music portfolio will give you and your children a chance to reflect on their work throughout the year and think critically as musicians. 

    All children—and all people—are musical in their own way. So, as the school year begins, I encourage you and your child to find something musical in the everyday!  

    Schuyler School
  • KHS Newsletter

    Kearny High School
  • 6th Grade Cultural Fair

    The 6th grade of Garfield School is having a culture fair in PBL. This culture fair is being implemented as a means of exposing our students to a variety of cultures they may have never thought about in the past. The mission of this fair is to highlight key aspects of countries from around the world. Our students have researched their assigned country and have created a tri-fold poster to display their research. Additionally, they have prepared either a t-shirt, song, or dance that accurately demonstrates the cultures and traditions from their countries. This PBL project is cross-curricular and has students working in pairs. Our hope for the end result of this project is a greater understanding and appreciation for different cultures across the globe as well as this being an opportunity for the 6th grade to share their knowledge with the younger grades.

    Garfield School

School Calendars


    Roosevelt School

    Schuyler School
  • School Voilence Awareness Week

    Garfield School
  • Scholastic Book Fair

    Garfield School
  • Parent/Teacher Conf. 2 to 4:30 & 6 to 9 (NO appt.)

    Lincoln Middle School
  • “Red Day”

    Schuyler School
  • GATE Grade 3

    Garfield School
  • Media Center

    Student of the Month Breakfast

    Kearny High School
  • PTA Trunk or Treat

    Franklin School


    Roosevelt School

    Roosevelt School

    Roosevelt School
  • Blacktop

    PTA Trick or Trunk

    Schuyler School
  • Hudson County Boys and Girls Soccer Finals

    Kearny High School
  • GATE Grade 6

    Garfield School

    Roosevelt School
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Quaker State "Best In Class Challenge

Kearny HS's Automotive Technology Program has made it to the finals for the second consecutive year; VOTE NOW the Challenge Phase has begun.

The five finalists are:

Atlanta- Jordan Vocational High School

Charlotte- Charles B. Aycock High School 

Chicago- New Trier High School 

New Jersey- Kearny High School

Orlando-Satellite High School



Beginning October 11th until November 20th, Kearny moves on to the Challenge Phase of the competition where online voting decides which team is truly the Best in Class.




Tectonic Engineering & Surveying Consultants P.C. has completed the pilot sampling and analysis of potable water collected from multiple Point of Use (POU) points at a total of seven (7) Kearny Schools. The sampling was performed to verify the quality of drinking water provided to Kearny Schools, specifically the levels of lead. This initial pilot test was implemented as a recommended progressive approach in conjunction with public communication.

Sampling and analysis of drinking water points of use (POUs) for lead was performed by Kearny Board of Education (KBOE)  all district public schools in response to public concerns.

Based on the testing results, the levels of lead found in the water taken from all sample points did not exceed appropriate limits. The reported lead concentrations were compared to both the public water service AL and the schools-recommended CL value.


Lead was not detected above the recommended  AL  of  15 PPB  or the  CL of  20 PPB in

Any of the fourteen (14)  POUs from a total of seven (7) different facilities

The intent of this information is to clarify the facts regarding an incident that occurred Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Kearny High School:

 This afternoon six students in a class of approximately 20 were affected by fumes from a generator that was being used on the construction site.  The teacher had opened the window briefly when the classroom became stuffy.  As soon as the smell came into the room, the teacher alertly closed the window.  However, when some students complained about not feeling well, the teacher immediately notified the office, the classroom was evacuated and the generator was turned off.  The affected students were escorted to the nurse who observed symptoms that warranted further examination; an ambulance was called, parents were contacted and the fire department was notified. Because our students' health and safety is our primary concern, the decision to send the children to the hospital for evaluation was chosen.  

 The area was tested by an independent air quality company, Briggs Associates, who were on-site for random air sampling tests and zero levels of carbon monoxide were found.  Additionally, the Kearny Fire Department walked the entire building and found no elevated levels of carbon monoxide. 

 Finally, last week a 20 day notice regarding the removal of non-friable asbestos in certain areas of the high school was posted.  This notice is required by law.  The asbestos removal will commence sometime after October 20th.  Unfortunately, rumors have been spread that there is a major asbestos removal taking place at the high school beginning on Monday.  This is NOT the case.  Anyone seeking information on the safety of non-friable asbestos removal is welcomed to contact the office of our Plant Director, Mark Bruscino, at 201-955-5011.

 Please know the safety and security of our students and staff remains our top priority.


 Patricia Blood

Superintendent of Schools