Counseling for Soaring Heights Charter School students is available, please email the school for an appointment with Ms. Hopp.
September 24th, 2020 - December 31st, 2020
Covid-19 School-Age Tuition Assistance For Working Families
Families can now apply for child care tuition assistance to help with care for children who have remote learning schedules due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Click HERE for more information.
September 1st, 2020 - November 30th, 2020
Click here to fill out your registration packet!
September 1st, 2020 - October 5th, 2020
September 1st, 2020 - November 30th, 2020
Click here to view our Soaring Heights Reopening School Plan for Parents.
May 20th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020
May 15, 2020
Dear Parents/ Guardians and Community Members,
As members of the Soaring Heights Charter School community, we need your help in reaching out to legislators who can advocate for our school.
Do you know about the HEROES Act? The HEROES Act is the fourth in a series of bills intended to provide economic relief to Americans suffering during the Coronavirus pandemic. It provides some funding for K-12 education, but not nearly enough. Even more, it lacks guaranteed fair funding for charter schools.
Help us by reaching out to your local legislator to urge them to ensure that equitable treatment of charter schools is given and that charter schools receive their fair share of federal, state, and local funds.
Together we can make a difference. Together we can stand out. Together we can get the support we need.
Click here to reach out to your local legislators
Soaring Heights Charter School Staff
May 2nd, 2020 - August 31st, 2020
Taking Care of Your Emotional Health - for educators, students, and parents https://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/mental-health-resources/trauma-disaster/take-care- of-your-emotional-health-for-your-clients-and-the-public
Soothing Meditations and Mindfulness Recordings - for adults and children https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep- breath?utm_source=lifecycle&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=difficult_times_nonsubs_031 720
7 Science-Based Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety - for adults, possibly older children https://theconversation.com/7-science-based-strategies-to-cope-with-coronavirus-anxiety-133207
How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus - for parents, caregivers, and teachers https://www.counseling.org/membership/aca-and-you/school-counselors/talk-to-kids-about- coronavirus
COVID-19 Response Resources - for educators and families https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support
Self-Care for Counselors - for adults https://www.counseling.org/membership/aca-and-you/school-counselors/self-care-for-counselors
Teaching Through a Pandemic: A Mindset for This Moment - for educators (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://www.edutopia.org/article/teaching-through-pandemic-mindset-moment
Apps for Students With Special Needs - for educators and parents (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://www.edutopia.org/article/apps-students-special-needs-school-buildings-shutter
Manage Stress and Coping by CDC - for adults https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress- anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019- ncov%2Fprepare%2Fmanaging-stress-anxiety.html
Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource - for parents https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate- safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from- covid-19
How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus - for parents https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-how-talk-child.html
Tackle the Stress Monster Exercise - for parents (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://ptaourchildren.org/tackle-the-stress-monster-exercise/1
COVID-19 Resources Human Rights Campaign - for everyone
The LGBTQ Community and COVID-19 https://www.hrc.org/campaigns/covid-19
National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children About COVID-19 - for parents
Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/NASN/3870c72d-fff9-4ed7-833f- 215de278d256/UploadedImages/PDFs/02292020_NASP_NASN_COVID-19_parent_handout.pdf
National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement COVID-19 Pandemic - for educators and parents (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://www.schoolcrisiscenter.org/resources/covid-19-pandemic-resources/
National PTA - for parents (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://www.pta.org/home/family-resources/coronavirus-information?fbclid=IwAR0NFdt- 1j8ZVm8RmWRSa3FY_nZSatFCTTl4EafU_lhMSt-JEupOlyIuNbw
Narrated PowerPoint for Students - (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://www.schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/home/ASCA-Stress-Management-ppsx.zip
12 Tips for Practicing Effective Self-Care - for everyone (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://counselors.cmionline.com/12-tips-for-practicing-effective-self-care/
Creating Rituals that Feed Your Soul - for everyone (link must be copied and pasted into browser)
Organizing Time to Bring More Joy - for everyone (link must be copied and pasted into browser)
BrainPOP Video About Coronavirus - for students (link must be copied and pasted into browser)
Support Site for Parents https://parents.cmionline.com/
School Crisis Center https://www.schoolcrisiscenter.org- Code: HELP4STUDENTS - for free course “Supporting Grieving Students”
Coalition to Support Grieving Students - (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://grievingstudents.org/2
National Association of Social Workers NJ Chapter Community Resources - for educators and families
Useful Resource to Support Individuals with Intellectual or Development - for everyone (link must be copied and pasted into browser) https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Plain-Language-Information-on- Coronavirus.pdf
Mental Health Cares - free hotline 8a-8p everyday 866-202-4357 or call 2-1-1 for 24 hr. help
April 6th, 2020
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March 27th, 2020 - April 30th, 2020
At Soaring Heights Charter School, the health and safety of our students, their family members and staff is top-priority. We are committed to support you in the days ahead as we recognize the significant impact that school closures have on everyone.
We encourage parents to remain calm and follow the federal, state and local guidelines. It is important to follow them and work as a community so that the coronavirus will come to an end.
Read more here.
March 19th, 2020 - April 1st, 2020
Effective Monday, March 23rd, Soaring Heights Charter School will be taking attendance on a daily basis
Find more information here.
March 18th, 2020 - April 1st, 2020
A. The Director and members of the Management Collaborative have evaluated
information disseminated to the school from the New Jersey Department of
Education, Hudson County Superintendent, New Jersey Department of Health,
and the Center for Disease Control. Soaring Heights Charter School is
implementing a distance learning procedure and other related services set forth
1. Parents/Guardians will be notified of the school closing via One Call
Now and email@example.com .
2. Students in grades K - 1 are provided with two weeks worth of
math, ELA, science and social studies assignments to be
completed. Students will access their IXL online account to
complete work as designated in the packet of assignments. The K
- 1 teachers will be available via email from 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. to
answer questions regarding the completion of assignments.
a. In the event the school will be closed for more than two
weeks, the parents will be contacted to drop off the
completed material and pick up more math, ELA, science
and social studies work.
3. Two hours of assignments for students in grades 2 - 8 will be
emailed daily with instructions. The assignments are to be
completed and sent back via email to the teachers in grades 2 - 8
for evaluation. Teachers will be available for questions via email
regarding assignments from 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
a. Students will access online textbooks and IXL accounts to
4. Students with an Individualized Education Plan will be assigned
work based upon their grade levels via email by both the resource
teachers and general education teachers.
5. The school will inform all families of hot spot areas for students with
no internet access in their homes. Work can be completed on a
cell phone or tablet.
6. Speech and occupational therapy services will be made up when
7. The school counselor will email the parents of students who receive
counseling services to set up times to provide services to any
student whose parent would like his/her child to speak with the
As Soaring Heights Charter School contracts with the Jersey City Food Service
Department, meals will be distributed to all students under the age of 18 regardless
of lunch status from the sites designated by the Jersey City Public School District: MS
#40 and all neighborhood schools. Breakfast and lunch will be distributed between the
hours of 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. The information will be posted on the school’s website as well
as communicated through One Call Now.
March 17th, 2020 - April 1st, 2020
Jersey City Free Meal Program Pickup times and locations:
All Jersey City Children under the age of 18, regardless of the school they attend, can pick up FREE MEALS (Breakfast & Lunch) at a school nearest to their home between 9:00am and 12:00 Noon. This is regardless of your lunch status.
More information here.
March 16th, 2020 - March 27th, 2020
In preparation for a possible school closure due to the coronavirus, the teachers have
prepared a two week home instruction packet for your child in grades K - 1. In grades
2 - 8, assignments will be emailed daily with instructions. Students should submit
their work daily to his/her teacher via email. If the state Department of Health or the
state Department of Education close schools, please have your child start the packet.
In the event of a closure, you will be notified via OneCall Now. Teachers will check their
emails daily between 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. each school day for questions that you may
have. If the closure is longer than two-weeks, the school will contact you with additional
More information in the attached PDF.
March 16th, 2020
April 4th, 2020 - April 13th, 2020
April 15th, 2020 - April 16th, 2020
January 28th, 2020 - January 30th, 2020
January 24th, 2020 - January 25th, 2020
February 24th, 2020 - February 25th, 2020
January 27th, 2020 - January 28th, 2020
December 16th, 2019
This week has been a very painful and disheartening time for the entire Jersey City community. In the midst of this, we continue to work together to prepare our children for tomorrow. At the end of the day, we are left with the need for all of us to move forward together. We find the strengths within us to unite and hold onto the belief that the human spirit will rise above this. What better way to invest in tomorrow than joining together with all of you to make a world that reflects our dreams for our children to live in peace… On behalf of everyone at the school, I thank you for all of the wonderful support you have offered us this week.
November 27th, 2019
Testing for Lead in Water
In March 2019, Soaring Heights Charter School had water samples throughout the building tested for lead levels by AAA Lead Professionals, 6 White Dove Court, Lakewood, NJ 08701.
AAA Professionals sent six samples to EMSL Analytical, Inc. in Cinnaminson, NJ for testing, and the report that the school received from AAA Lead Professionals on March 28, 2019, noted that “results were at satisfactory levels.”
Download 2019 Lead Testing Results here.
If you have questions related to this test, please call the school at 201-434-4800.
November 13th, 2019
November 8th, 2019
November 7th, 2019
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