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Mission Statement Pre K-8 School District

"Igniting Potential"

The Rumson School District ignites the potential of its learners by growing, inspiring, and cultivating personal excellence academically, socially, and emotionally.



The Deane-Porter School, Forrestdale School and the District Office will
operate on the following schedule for the Summer 2020:

June 16, 2020 - August 28, 2020 the District will be open:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fridays 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

(Open = virtual and/or in-person TBD)



**Staff working from home, please use
email to contact district

(Click here for further information)


News & Announcements

Novel Coronavirus - COVID-19 Information - School Closure Plan
The Rumson School District is working with New Jersey Department of Education and New Jersey Department of Health to provide the school community with the most up to date information concerning the Novel Coronavirus. Please find available resources below, and watch for updates.

What is the 2020 Census?
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.

Rumson Referendum Passes! Visit our webpage for more information.

Monmouth County Health Dept. to offfer vaccination clinics
The Monmouth County Health Department (MCHD) is partnering with the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center (VNACJ CHC) to provide immunizations to County residents during the month of August at multiple health locations in Monmouth County.

Monmouth County Special Needs Registry
The Monmouth County Special Needs Registry is a voluntary service open to all citizens with special needs who reside, attend school or are employed in Monmouth County...

Rumson School District Social Media
You can follow the Rumson School District on Social Media:
  • For those of you that use Twitter you can now follow us at @Rumsonbulldawgs
  • For those of you that use Facebook you can now follow us at Rumson School District page (there are several, the official one is the one with the picture of Forrestdale School and a Bulldog)
  • NEW for 17-18 For those of you that use Instagram you can follow us at bormannjohn.
  • For those of you who want to receive reminder notifications through Remind for Deane Porter School from Mrs. Feeney please text @Bulldogsdp to 81010 (ex. bus pickup is late, spirit days, Back to School Nights, etc.)
  • For those of you who want to receive reminder notifications through Remind for Forrestdale from Mrs. Gibbons please text @BulldogsFD to 81010 (ex. bus pickup is late, spirit days, Back to School Nights, etc.)
  • For those of you who want to receive reminder notifications through Remind for the Rumson School District from Dr. Bormann please text @rumsonsd to 81010 (ex. board meeting events, school accolades, safety or security reminders, etc.)

Amazon Smile
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Rumson School App
The mobile app has been updated with new information and functionality. Please delete the old version and install the new version for Android and Apple phones.

Google Play iTunes Store

Upcoming Events
Fri Jun 12
Last Day of School

Press Releases
Tri-District Special Ed Transition Forum-Media Release (2019-2020)-Final (pdf)
Press Release - Bye Bye Birdie Production (pdf)
20-21 PreK Open House and Registration (pdf)
20-21 DP K Open House and Registration (pdf)
New Jersey Trout in the Classroom Grant- Press Release (pdf)
Press Release-Transitional Kindergarten (2019-2020)-Final (pdf)
Forrestdale Press Release - FD 4th Grade Serves Up Kindness With Your Coffee (pdf)
Operation Oyster 2019 Press Release (pdf)
Press Release- Executive Functioning Skills - Helping Students Develop Life-Long Management Skills (pdf)
Deane-Porter - Veterans Day (pdf)
Rumson School District continues partnership with Chhange and welcomes Nathaniel Nayok (pdf)
2019 Forrestdale Field Hockey Team (pdf)
Rumson Therapy Dog Helps build love of Reading (pdf)
Rumson School District Partners With Rutgers Behavioral Health (pdf)
Forrestdale School Expands Career-readiness Program (pdf)
Spreading Kindness Throughout Rumson and Fair Haven, One Week at a Time
Monmouth County Wellness Symposium on Mental Health & Wellness 2019 (pdf)
Monmouth University and Rumson to Host Two River Seminar Series
Schools and Parents navigate the "slippery slope" of Smartphones
Press Release - Forrestdale Middle School Students Practice their Teaching Skills (pdf)
Press Release - Rumson School District (pdf)
Press Release Wellness Month (pdf)
Forrestdale Debate Team Press Release 5.7.19 (pdf)
FD participates in Monmouth County G&T Event (pdf)
Deane-Porter STEM Makerspace Continuing to Educate Students about Local Conservation (pdf)
Mindfulness Matters (pdf)
Press Release_Rumson Peer Leaders Tackle Unconscious Bias (pdf)
Press Release_Rumson Girls Basketball Team Champions (pdf)
Rumson School District - 3rd Annual Preschool Performance (pdf)


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