STUDENT HEALTH UPDATE FROM NJDOE: Epinephrine Recall

Dear Parents and Guardians,

All public school districts and nonpublic schools must have a policy regarding the emergency administration of epinephrine to students.   Recently enacted legislation additionally requires all public school districts and nonpublic schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors that is accessible to the school nurse and trained designees for administration to a student experiencing an anaphylactic reaction.

The New Jersey Department of Education recently received information that Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling all Auvi‑Q® (epinephrine injection, USP). The recall involves all Auvi‑Q currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths. The lot numbers include every consecutive lot number beginning with 2081278 through 3037230.  The products have been found to potentially have inaccurate dosage delivery.

More information can be found HERE.

As further information becomes available my office will forward it along to you.

Sincerely,

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Brian Brotschul, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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See the Difference a Container Can Make (UPDATE!)

Delran Community:

During the last few months we have fielded inquiries from staff members and those that live in the community regarding the storage container that was transformed into a library for children in Uganda.  Below are some pictures and footage of our trailer in use as well as the playground that was sent over to Uganda inside of the container.  Thanks to the work of scores of people in and around Delran there are many stories of success and appreciation in Uganda.

Photos

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Video

Click HERE to see a video of students using a playground that was donated and shipped in the Delran container.

Article

Click HERE to read a reflective article written by Erica DeMichele, Supervisor of Science at Delran Township Public Schools.

We are most appreciate to have been afforded the opportunity to positively contribute!

Board of Education Recognizes Students and Staff at its October Regular Public Meeting

The Delran Township Board of Education recognized students and staff members at its Regular Public Meeting on October 12, 2015.  See and read accomplishments below:

DIS and Millbridge Playground Updates

Students and staff members came together this summer to improve the playgrounds at DIS and Millbridge.  Click HERE for more information provided by Erica DeMichele, Supervisor of Science.

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Best of Burlington County Times

Three Delran teachers were named as the Best of Burlington County Times:

  • Erin Gupta, DMS
  • Karen Rau, DHS
  • Perri Myers, DIS

The Best of Burlington County is a list of  favorite businesses, products and services in the community. We in Delran are delighted to celebrate the work of all of our award winners.

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Student Ambassador

Jessica Brown was recognized as a DHS student ambassador and translator for her work supporting a fellow student.  New to DHS was a Haitian transfer student whom has limited English.  Jessica was quick to accept a role as a mentor to our new student.   For the first couple of days at DHS, the student in need followed Jessica’s schedule and Jessica made her feel comfortable by introducing her to her classmates, accompanying her to lunch, and even walking her to the correct bus going  home.  It was very clear that Jessica’s personalized approach to support was appreciated during this incredibly difficult transition.  In addition to being an Honors and AP student, Jessica is also tremendously thoughtful and most worthy of this recognition from the Delran Township Board of Education.

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National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.

Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise were awarded this year to Delran High School students Julia Ma and Ethan Kabel. Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. Julia and Ethan will become candidates to win awards and scholarship for future study throughout the year.  Join us in congratulating both of Delran’s finest students!

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Board Approves Resolution for Schneider Electric to Oversee Energy Savings Improvement Program

A new State law allows government agencies like Delran Township Public Schools to make energy related improvements to their facilities and pay for the costs using the value of energy savings that result from the improvements.  According to guidance from the New Jersey Clean Energy Program, an Energy Savings Improvement Program(ESIP) provides schools in New Jersey with a flexible tool to improve and reduce energy usage with minimal expenditure of new financial resources.  This means, we will be able to upgrade many of our services from an energy perspective and pay for those upgrades from savings (without impacting the district budget).

On October 12, 2015 the Board approved Schneider Electric to begin this process and conduct this important work.

GREAT News from the Business Operations Committee of the Board

Dear Delran Parents, Community Members and Critical Stakeholders:

The Business Operations Committee of the Delran Township Board of Education has been actively pursuing opportunities that optimize the efficiency of the school district with the strong potential to eliminate costs.  One example of the work that the Committee has been exploring has been an Energy Savings Improvement Program in the District.

A new State law allows government agencies like Delran Township Public Schools to make energy related improvements to their facilities and pay for the costs using the value of energy savings that result from the improvements.  According to guidance from the New Jersey Clean Energy Program, an Energy Savings Improvement Program (ESIP) provides schools in New Jersey with a flexible tool to improve and reduce energy usage with minimal expenditure of new financial resources.  This means, we will be able to upgrade many of our services from an energy perspective and pay for those upgrades from savings (without impacting the district budget).

The District has been involved in identifying a vendor to provide the energy savings services for several months.  We have performed an audit of our energy usage; we advertised professionally for proposals from qualified organizations and have reviewed those in-depth proposals (Schneider Electric, Johnson Controls and Honeywell).  The Committee conducted extensive interviews of all three of the above companies and has identified Schneider Electric as worthy of presenting formally to the full Board of Education and Delran Community on October 12, 2015 at 6:30pm in the Delran Middle School Cafeteria.

I write to invite you as residents and critical stakeholders to attend on Monday evening and hear about the great energy saving projects that the District will be engaging in, while making all of our schools better conservers of energy and, above all, more efficient in the way that precious funds are spent on the education of our children.

I look forward to seeing you on Monday night.

Sincerely,

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Brian Brotschul, Ed.D.