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Don't forget .....

Please report your child's absence 

by calling  732-842-0330 extension: 1


For the safety and well being of our students, changes in dismissal made after 2:30pm (on regular dismissal days) and 12:30pm (on early dismissal days) will not be honored.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this important matter.


Dear Parents / Guardians:

Please assist us in adhering to some simple rules that allow us to keep your child(ren) as safe as possible.

The following are a few safety reminders that will help us continue to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment to all students without disrupting instruction:

Regardless of the reason, all visitors (including parents) must buzz in and report directly to the Main Office to sign in.   

For security purposes, items may not be taken directly to your child's classroom.  Parents wishing to drop off any items for their child (books, sneakers, snacks, etc.) must bring them to the main office, making sure that they have a note with the child's name and classroom teacher, and place them in the appropriate grade level bins.  We will either deliver the item(s) or contact your child's teacher and have the child pick up the item(s) from the main office.  You may not proceed to other parts of the building unless you are attending a scheduled meeting.

Please remember parents may not visit or pop in their child's classroom unannounced after volunteering to assist with specials, a meeting, dropping something off, etc.  Once you are finished with your meeting, special celebration, or helping out a teacher, please report to the main office, sign out, and leave through the front main doors of the school.

Thank you for your continued cooperation in keeping our students safe.


Safety Reminders

  • Students are reminded to cross intersections only where a Crossing Guard is present. 
  • Students riding bikes or skateboards to school MUST wear helmets.  Bikes must be placed at a bike rack and locked while school is in session.   
  • Students are not to be discharged on Blackpoint Road at any time.  Please wait for your turn in the Rolling Car Line (RCL).  Please pull up as far as you can (the beginning of the covered pathway that leads to the entrance of the school) when dropping off students in the rolling car line.  This allows for more cars to pull into the loop and drop off.  

Click on the "more" link below to download our Student Registration Packet!

Residency Rules for Registration (doc)
Please see important residency requirements from the State of New Jersey in order to register your children in the Rumson Public Schools.

Giving Tree Project
On Wednesday, December 18, the Third Grade Helpers along with Mrs. Waters, Mrs. Piernik, Mrs. Sieg, and Mrs. Feeney delivered “Giving Tree” gifts to the Monmouth Day Care Center in Red Bank. The directors of the daycare greeted a school bus packed with presents and goodies generously donated by the Rumson community as well as DP staff members. Third Grade Helpers delivered the gifts, took a tour of the day care, and were treated to brownies. The Giving Tree Project, organized by Mrs. Liz Waters, collected new, unwrapped children’s gifts and non-perishable food items for less fortunate children.

Week of Respect - School Spirit (pdf)
Deane-Porter School is celebrating the Week of Respect from October 7-11, 2013! Our entire school community plays a vital role in supporting our students in their character development. During the week of October 7, there will be a variety of activities focusing on character building as well as preventing harassment, intimidation, and bullying. Please click on the "more" link below to view our five themed days for the week. You can also find a list of activities on the Guidance (Mrs. Piernik's "Announcements") tab. Throughout the year we will have assemblies, classroom lessons, and programs that reinforce for our students the importance of character building and that CHARACTER COUNTS ALL THE TIME. We thank you for your continued support!

Deane-Porter 13-14 Student Handbook (pdf)
Please click the "more" link below to view the 2013-2014 Deane-Porter Student Handbook.

Important message from Mrs. Zajac, our school nurse
Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year! My name is Krisanne Zajac, and I am the school nurse at Deane Porter. I wanted to send out a quick memo to refresh some important information.

Questions? Call our office at 732-842-0330 or check our frequently-asked questions. Our office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Parking: Please park in the spaces for visitors or parents, instead of the staff places. Thank you for this courtesy.

Security: All visitors to the school must stop in the front office to sign in and get a badge.

Shari Feeney, Principal

Virtual Backpack
Check here for more information or to find copies of misplaced papers.

Anti-Bullying Contact Information for         Deane-Porter School

Jessica Piernik, School Counselor, is the school Anti-Bullying Specialist at Deane-Porter.
Contact Information: jpiernik@rumsonschool.org or 732-842-0330 x409

Laurie Volpe, Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction & Guidance, is the district Anti-Bullying Coordinator.
Contact Information: lvolpe@rumsonschool.org or 732-945-3100


Deane-Porter School
50 Black Point Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
Phone: 732-842-0330  
Fax: 732-212-0843 

Forrestdale School
60 Forrest Avenue
Rumson, NJ 07760
Phone:  732-842-0383
Fax: 732-219-9458 


Superintendent's Office
60 Forrest Avenue
Rumson, NJ 07760
Phone: 732-842-4747 
Fax: 732-842-4877

Business Office
60 Forrest Avenue
Rumson, NJ 07760
Phone: 732-842-0354
Fax: 732-842-4877