September 1, 2023

    Good Afternoon East Brunswick Community,

    This is Victor Valeski, Superintendent of Schools.  

    We are EB…and we are Envisioning Big Things this year!   We are ready and anxious to welcome students to the 2023-2024 school year.  We look forward to highlighting student successes throughout the year, supporting our families and sharing a vision for the future of your Blue Ribbon, East Brunswick Public Schools.

    Last night’s Board of Education meeting showcased some of the projects we have been working on:

    • EB student performance on standardized assessments continues to show improvement.  Our curricular change to enVision Math, Grades K-6, last year has already resulted in mathematics gains.
    • We have developed a systematic process for tracking and analyzing students enrollment impacts on individual class capacity.  We have detailed every room capacity, in every school facility, using room square footage, Board of Education Policy, NJ Department of Education facility standards, and federal Special Education class size standards.  We are able to update the information real-time.  This will become a valuable tool for both board decision making and informing the community about how class sizes are trending with new enrollment.
    • Also, we presented the work of the Board of Education’s Ad Hoc Committee for a new high school.  Community members spent last school year looking at the feasibility of replacing East Brunswick High School with a completely new, grades 9-12, facility as compared to moving the 9th grade to the high school and renovating the entire facility in multiple stages.  

    To be clear, a new high school has not been approved by the board.  Any new school or renovations to the existing school would need to be approved by the community in a referendum vote.   We will keep you updated on our high school planning progress and a community forum designed to get your ideas and feedback.   

    Finally, as we prepare for school opening, Transportation has been able to assign buses to those students, eligible for transportation, who have been registered with East Brunswick Public Schools up to and including August 29, 2023. Please check your parent Access under “Documents” for your student’s bus pass.

    We encourage all parents to check their student’s bus passes in case of updated information.

    We are looking forward to the first day of school, next Wednesday, September 6th.

    Until then, have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.

    August 15, 2023

    Good Afternoon East Brunswick Community,

    This is Victor Valeski, Superintendent of Schools.

    I would like to provide a few updates and school opening guidance as we approach our first day of school which is Wednesday, September 6th.  Student forms that need to be completed annually are now available through Parent Access. 

    All forms need to be submitted no later than Wednesday, August 30th.  If you do not have internet access, please reach out to your child’s school for assistance. 

    On Friday, August 25th at 3 PM, student schedules and teacher assignments will be available through Parent Access. Bus passes will be available on Monday, August 28th after 3 PM through Parent Access. 

    I hope you enjoy the last few weeks of summer.


    July 14, 2023

    Good Morning East Brunswick Community, 

    This is Victor Valeski, Superintendent of Schools. 

    I am pleased to share that last evening at the Board of Education Meeting, the Board approved two new elementary principals.

    Mr. Russell Petronko as the new Principal of Hammarskjold Upper Elementary School.  Mr. Petronko has been a teacher in the District, was an Assistant Principal at Hammarskjold Middle School and most recently was an Assistant Principal at East Brunswick High School.

    In addition, I am pleased to share that the Board approved Ms. Tatianna McBride as the new Principal of Chittick Elementary School.  Ms. McBride has been an elementary teacher, instructional coach and Director of Curriculum and will be joining our administrative team in August. 

    Join me in welcoming Mr. Petronko to Hammarskjold and Ms. McBride to Chittick.

    I hope everyone is having a great summer.