Roxbury Public Schools

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  • Vision:
     
    Preparing the children of today for tomorrow... 
      
    Mission:
     
    The Roxbury Township Public Schools, a dynamic and thriving district, in partnership with a supportive and collaborative community, inspires and empowers all learners to flourish as ethical and global citizens in the 21st century.
      
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  • District Delayed Opening and Early Dismissal Times

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  • Roxbury New Jersey School Performance Reports 2015-2016

    Please click here to view the New Jersey School Performance Report for 2015-2016.


     

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  • PARCC Corrective Action Plan

    PARCC Corrective Action Plan


     

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    The Facilities Usage Request Form can be found under the District Offices and Buildings & Grounds page.

     
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Superintendent's Message

Winter News from the desk of Superintendent's Message
Loretta Radulic 
Superintendent of Roxbury Public Schools
Dear Parents and Students:
 
   Welcome back! I sincerely hope you have enjoyed celebrating the holidays and the New Year with your family and friends! The New Year marks a time when we pause to consider the past and think about the future. To that end, I have been thinking about our district goals and am excited to present updates at the January 23rd Board of Education meeting. For me, it parallels looking back and preparing a New Year’s Resolution. While as a District, we have many, there is one that is most important to me which I will tell you about shortly.

   Why do we make resolutions? Often we make them to improve ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and/or spiritually. The most popular resolutions include the commitment to lose weight, to get organized, to quit smoking, to stay fit and healthy, and to spend more time with family & friends. While 45% of Americans make resolutions, only about 8% achieve them. 8%! What a terrible statistic! Disheartening, really. After all, these are resolutions that offer change and benefits to our lives.

   So, how do you keep your resolutions? Educators know the secret. It’s as simple as applying their occupational know-how to their lives.

   Following are the ten ways educators can use what they do in their careers to make their resolutions come true.
  1. Set a SMART goal. A specific, measurable, attainable, results-oriented, and time bound goal is easier to achieve than the nebulous, “I want to improve my eating habits.”
  2. Measure success! When student learning is assessed, they receive grades. Do the same for your resolution. Make marking periods for your goals!
  3. Appreciate and celebrate small steps forward. Teachers praise and encourage students when they make improvements. Why not offer yourself a smile or pat on the back?
  4. Share the news! Teachers know the impact of a refrigerator paper or work displayed in the classroom! Sharing with someone else, makes the accomplishment sweeter and encourages continuation of goal setting.
  5. Create a schedule. It’s like lesson planning plus! Teachers and students live by a schedule. There’s a time of the day for learning subject matter and a time for lunch. If you can schedule a test or a parent meeting, why not schedule your goal? Don’t look for time – schedule it!
  6. Prioritize! Every New Jersey resident is crazy busy, but people make time for what they value. Value your goals and work towards them. There’s no rush. You just want to keep moving forward.
  7. Be patient. No road is perfectly straight. No one goes through life unscathed or having to face only simple choices. Everyone carries a weight. Be patient with yourself and accept that the road towards your goal may be a little bumpy at times or may include detours.
  8. Be kind to yourself. When you find yourself on the detour, know that the next morning offers you the opportunity to get right back on track.
  9. Celebrate someone else’s achievement. It will strengthen your own resolve. If you are honestly happy for someone else, you will be rewarded with extra strength.
  10. Make it a habit. Teachers tell students to read every day, practice math, and enjoy learning. Habits become who we are.

   Teachers, I hope you will share the secret of keeping a New Year’s Resolution with your students. Socrates said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” While we continue to build, I’ll share my resolution with you. This district is very important to me, and my resolution is to continue to build bridges and open communication. While I’ve been in buildings and have visited about half of the non-tenured classrooms, I cannot be in every classroom or building every day. So, I thought I would offer you office hours. These are hours that I will put aside for anyone who wants to visit and chat, complain, suggest, brag, question or celebrate.
  • January 17-     3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • January 31-    7:00am - 8:30am
  • February 9-    3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • February 23-  7:00am – 8:30am
  • March 7-         3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • March 15-       7:00am – 8:30am
  • April 12-         3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • May 3-            7:00am – 8:30am
  • May 17-          3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • June 6-            3:00pm – 4:30pm

   Just send my Administrative Assistant, Lauren Dubek, an email (ldubek@roxbury.org), and she’ll schedule some time for you and me.

Enjoy 2017!

Best to you all,
 
Loretta Radulic

Who We Are

  • Vision:

    Preparing the children of today for tomorrow...

    Mission:

    The Roxbury Township Public Schools, a dynamic and thriving district, in partnership with a supportive and collaborative community, inspires and empowers all learners to flourish as ethical and global citizens in the 21st century.


     

    Map of Roxbury NJ Our district is located in Morris County, approximately 36 miles west-northwest of New York City, 12.8 miles west-northwest of Morristown, New Jersey and 26 miles east of the Delaware Water Gap on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Approximately 23,000 residents in the towns of Landing, Lower Berkshire Valley, Kenvil, Succasunna, Ledgewood, and Port Morris, live within the district’s 22-square mile boundary. Students who live in Mt. Arlington, and parts of Wharton and Flanders send their students to attend High School in Roxbury. 

      
    In 2011, Roxbury became the first community in the state to be honored as one of America’s Promise 100 Best Communities for Young People, thanks to its dedication to youth. The Township operates more than 200 programs to serve the children within its boundaries.  In 2014, Safewise.com ranked Roxbury No. 42 in its list of 50 Safest Cities in New Jersey.
     
    We offer smaller class sizes and individual attention along with a variety of extra-curricular opportunities and a range of honors, advanced placement and college-preparatory courses. 
     
    Are you a new resident of Roxbury? Welcome! Read our At Home in Roxbury brochure. 
     
    District Strategic Plan

    In 2014, Roxbury competed its five-year strategic plan. To view presentations and information on planning meeting outcomes, click here


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