POINT PLEASANT — Footsteps echoed through the halls of Point Pleasant School District buildings once again Tuesday as students returned to the classroom to begin a new year of full-day in-person instruction.
“The teachers, school counselors, support staff, and administrators of Point Pleasant Borough Schools welcomed students back to full-day in-person learning with words of encouragement, an air of excitement, and a focus on teaching and learning,” Superintendent Adam Angelozzi told The Ocean Star of the first day of the 2021-2022 academic school year Sept. 7.
“Considering the many obstacles, mandates, and guidelines that schools across the state have encountered over the past few months, our school district community came together to support our students and schools. Moving forward, we will continue to improve upon our processes and procedures as we navigate these uncertain times.”
According to officials, the school year kicks off with a focus on social and emotional learning [SEL] embedded into the instructional practice. Teachers in sixth through 12th grades have engaged in professional development focused on social and emotional learning supports and have developed a guidebook of strategies that support social and emotional learning in classroom environments. In addition the district has added an additional guidance counselor at the elementary school level to ensure that a mental health professional is available at both elementary schools during the school year.
“The Ocean Road School staff and students are looking forward to a great year! We are excited to return to a full-day schedule with lots of fun and exciting learning opportunities. We appreciate the support and commitment of our parent community,” Principal Sheila Buck shared with The Ocean Star.
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