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    Dear students, parents and guardians,

    As Administrator of fresh Start Academy, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year. Fresh Start Middle High School offers students a choice. That choice is that All Students will Achieve their Unlimited Potential!

    We have a highly qualified staff at Fresh Start Academy Middle High School. Our teachers have worked with students in the traditional classroom and then have made the move to Alternative Education. I am very proud of our staff and am always confident of their performance and know the results will benefit students.

    Our purpose is simple, ensuring the physical, emotional and academic well-being of every student who walks through our doors, both on-campus and online. Our Focus this year will be on Social Justice and closing the digital divide.

    As we know these are unprecedented times. We are dedicated to ensuring ALL students continue to receive a high quality education. Fresh Start Academy and the East Orange School District are committed to providing uninterrupted teaching and learning opportunities. To that end, the district has determined the school year will begin with remote learning until further notice. Chromebooks have been distributed since March 2020. If your child needs technology, Chromebooks will be provided.

     Parents/Guardians must be present to sign Chromebook contracts. Identification is required. Chromebooks will not be released until we are in receipt of a signed contract.

     Parent involvement is a vital key to Alternative Education. We encourage parents to monitor student progress regularly. We send out progress reports and report cards on the same schedule as the other school sites Parents are welcome to set up appointments to meet with me and discuss the progress of their students.

    The entire staff at Fresh Start Academy is working towards the same goal - provide an opportunity for each student to succeed and to complete requirements for promotion and graduation. We welcome your suggestions and questions. Consider being a part of our School Site Council and participate in the exciting changes and further development of our program.

    You may contact me or make an appointment by calling 973.674.4200. Families, with your support, collaboration, and cooperation, students will live our school motto: “Unlimited Potential!”

    The entire faculty and I look forward to the 2020-2021 school year and working with the students, the staff, and the parents of Fresh Start Academy.

    Educationally yours,

    Dr. Stephen Webb


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