Building on our unique traditions, the mission of the Pitman School District, in partnership with families and our community, is to educate all students through exceptional learning experiences to be discerning, ethical, confident citizens. It is the expectation of this school district that all pupils achieve the New Jersey Student Learning Standards at all grade levels.
A lockbox has been placed in the front of Memorial School located at 420 Hudson Avenue, Pitman, NJ 08071. Please place all RFPs in the lockbox by the date and time listed in the RFP proposal.
See Below for RFPs.
The health and safety of our students and staff remains our highest priority. We are adhering to the guidance provided by the New Jersey Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With information changing frequently, we believe it is important to stay informed and prepared. We will update this page as new and relevant information becomes available.
CURRENT STATUS: All Pitman schools are currently closed. On March 16, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order #104, in which all New Jersey public schools would remain closed as long the Order remains in effect. Any changes to this status will be announced to families and staff in advance.
Virtual instruction days are in effect at this time. Contact your child's principal by email/phone if you have any questions or concerns; although they may be working remotely, they have access to email and voicemail, and will respond ASAP. Specific concerns regarding a particular class should be addressed initially to your child's teacher via email.
Athletics: The Tri County Conference has canceled all contests,
up to and including April 20, 2020 with a meeting to re-evaluate the situation at that time. The NJ State Interscholastic Athletics Association has an FAQ document available that may be helpful to you.
Field trips: All school trips during the announced closure are cancelled/postponed (potential new dates TBD).
SPECIAL NOTE RE: PHS SENIOR TRIP - Disney World recently announced a closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In recent communication with the tour company, the district is reviewing options for postponing the senior trip until mid-May or later; details have been sent to our PHS seniors and their families. The tour company continues to monitor CDC Travel Advisories and information from local health departments. We will share any additional information as soon as we have it.
Long-term school closure: Per recommendations from the New Jersey Department of Health and the New Jersey Department of Education, school districts have implemented contingency plans in the event we need to close for an extended period of time. These plans are posted on the district website under the "Families" tab.
Make-up assignments: If your child is unable to participate in virtual learning due to illness, please notify your child’s teacher. They will continue to provide assignments and opportunities for learning, but may make modifications or changes to deadlines.
School Cleaning: Since the closure of schools, our custodial staff has worked diligently to mitigate the spread of germs with enhanced cleaning routines in all schools. They are focused on disinfecting surfaces, common areas, door handles and restrooms. As building access is restricted, maintenance cleaning will be performed in certain areas during an extended closing in preparation for a return to school.
School events: For the duration of the school closure, student activities, clubs, and events will suspend operations and/or postpone/cancel. If continuation of selected activities can be done virtually, student participation may be re-evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
School buildings and grounds: Public access to school grounds and buildings is restricted during the closure. Access by district staff is very limited, and only by essential personnel on an as-needed basis; remote work protocols are in place for district employees as applicable. Per recommendation, and out of an abundance of caution, school playground access is restricted and use of playground equipment is prohibited until further notice.
Student Medical Concerns: Please direct specific student medical concerns that may impact learning to the school nurse.
What can I do to reduce the spread of coronavirus?
The New Jersey Department of Health reminds everyone that the best protection from contracting influenza or coronavirus (COVID-19) is to practice good hygiene. Practicing good hygiene includes the following:
Is it safe to travel?
If you are planning to travel, please refer to the CDC travel advisories for the latest information. Travel Health Notices inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues that impact travelers’ health, like disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, and natural disasters, in specific international destinations. Click here for CDC Travel Advisories.
Have a question? Email Dr. McAleer (Superintendent)
Pitman School District Coronavirus Meal Service Survey
Due to the school closure, shelf-stable meals (packaged as a school week's supply) will be available for current Pitman families. Meals will be available for pick up at Pitman High School's student parking lot. (DRIVE UP SERVICE - no need to exit your car)
The following survey is to see who wishes to receive this week's 5 day supply of shelf-stable food.
MENU - Week of March 30th:
Cereal, fruit/juice & milk
Pop Tarts, fruit/juice & milk
Mini bread or muffin & graham crackers
or yogurt, fruit/juice & milk
Turkey & Cheese Anytimers, veggie, fruit and milk
Ham & Cheese Croissant, veggie, fruit and milk
*Food Pick up is Monday, March 30, 2020 between the hours of 8 AM - 10 AM at Pitman High School in the student parking lot.* Drive-up service; please do not exit your car. *
**Please have your child's PIN at pickup (contact your child's principal with any questions).**
IN ORDER TO INSURE AN ACCURATE COUNT OF MEALS, IT IS IMPORTANT TO COMPLETE THIS SURVEY. If you know of someone in need who does not have a computer, encourage them to call 856-589-0369, Extension 6006 and leave a message with their name; their children's names, grade level, and school; which meals (breakfast/lunch/both) they are ordering; and any information re: food allergies.
***PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY BY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020 by 2:00 PM!!***
Click on the picture or the link and complete the Pitman School District Preschool 2020-2021 Pre-registration Form.
If you are interested in registering your child for our half day pre-Kindergarten programs for next school year, please visit this link and complete an online pre-registration form (an appointment slot on 3/11/20 or 3/12/2020 will be scheduled for you and your child; you will also receive additional information).
About the Program
The Pitman Public Schools offers half day preschool options for students ages 3 and 4 (2020-21 program is housed at Memorial School):
* - current schedule: AM = 8:30 - 11:00; PM = 12:30 - 3:00; 2020-21 schedule (tentative pending approval): AM = 8:40 - 11:10; PM = 12:40 - 3:10
For more information, contact Memorial School at 589-2526.
Congratulations to the Pitman School District's 2019-2020 Teachers and Educational Services Professionals of the Year!
John Hopely- Special Education at Pitman High School
Meghan Bourquin- Special Education at Pitman Middle School
Laura Pirrone - 1st Grade at Kindle Elementary School
Dare Euler-4th Grade at Memorial Elementary School
Janine Morrison- 1st Grade at W.C.K. Walls Elementary School
Michelle Natali-Muldoon- Paraprofessional at Pitman High School
Christine Heier- Paraprofessional at Memorial Elementary School
Dawn Conner- Paraprofessional at W.C.K. Walls Elementary School