Elementary School News & Updates

Earlier this morning, the Herma S. Simmons Elementary School administration received a  report that a student was in possession of a taser. The student was immediately isolated,  and the administration took possession of the device. The Clayton Police Department has  been contacted, and they are investigating the situation. At no time were any staff  members or...
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Dear 6th through 11th grade Students, Parents, and Guardians, We will be bringing back our student 1:1 iPad Summer Take-Home program this summer which was implemented prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting today, we are giving you the option to keep your iPad during the summer or return it until the start of the 2022-2023 school...
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We are excited to spend this month highlighting, teaching, and celebrating the experiences and contributions of African Americans.  Our district is committed to teach and share about the contributions and experiences of all peoples in our curriculum, classrooms, and interactions with our students throughout the year.  During the month of February, we will enliven our resolution...
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Dear Clayton Community: As you are aware, the Governor has lifted the school mask mandate effective March 7, 2022. In addition, our COVID-19 cases continue to take a sharp decrease in our school district. As an example, during the month of December, we had a total of 101 positive cases. In January, we had 80 positive...
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Dear Clayton Community: I want to inform you of our school schedule for the upcoming week. I am happy to announce that we are ready to reopen our schools for full-day in-person learning on Tuesday, January 18th. Even though we continue to get reports of positive COVID-19 cases, the rate of these reports has begun to...
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Due to unforeseen circumstances with our web hosting provider, we are in process of rebuilding the Clayton Public School District website.  You are currently viewing the new website, however, we are still in the process of adding pages and content for each school and department.  Thanks for the cooperation and understanding, as this will take some...
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As I communicated to you over the weekend, my goal was to announce by mid-week whether or not we would continue with virtual learning in order for you to make the necessary preparations. Unfortunately, due to the number of staff and students that will need to continue to quarantine, extending virtual learning is currently the only...
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Elementary School Contact Info

Address & Phone

Herma Simmons Elementary School
300 West Chestnut Street
Clayton, NJ 08312

Phone: (856) 881-8704 x3000
Fax: (856) 307-0924

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