Welcome Back! School is open

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Brielle Fraga, 7, entering second grade and Nicholas Fraga, 5, entering kindergarten

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills School District opened this morning for the school year 2016-2017.  The students arrived eager to meet their new teachers, see their friends and to start learning.

The sign in front of Littleton School where classes started this morning at 8:55 a.m.
The sign in front of Littleton School where classes started this morning at 8:55 a.m.
Ms. Tiesi, third grade teacher at Littleton School and student teacher Michelle
Ms. Tiesi, third grade teacher at Littleton School and student teacher Nicole Gallo. Ms. Gallo is a student at Caldwell University.
Ms. Tiesei's classroom at Littleton Elementary School
Ms. Tiesei’s classroom at Littleton Elementary School
Empty classes waiting for the return of students this morning
Empty classes waiting for the return of students this morning

Most Morris County area schools opened yesterday but Parsippany students got an extra day of sleep. Parsippany schools opened today, Wednesday, September 7.

Parsippany High School and Parsippany Hills High School opened for the 2016-2017 school year at 7:40 a.m. and classes end at 2:25 p.m. (Click here for Parsippany High School Bell Schedule and Click here for Parsippany Hills High School).

Brooklawn Middle School and Central Middle School opened at 7:55 a.m. and classes end at 2:46 p.m.

All Elementary Schools start at 8:55 a.m. and classes end at 3:25 p.m.

This school year contains 184 school days, with four days reserved for snow days.

Schools will end on June 22, 2017.

For additional information, click here.

Safe Driving Tips from AAA
Every fall, over 55 million children across the United States head back to school. With 13 percent of those children typically walking or biking to their classes, AAA warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians before and after school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous – over the last decade, nearly one in four child pedestrian fatalities occurred between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Launched in 1946, AAA’s School’s Open – Drive Carefully awareness campaign was created as a way to help reduce child pedestrian fatalities and injuries. Here are several recommendations from AAA regarding ways drivers can help to keep kids safe:

  • Slow down. Speed limits in school zones are reduced for a reason. A pedestrian
    struck by a vehicle traveling at 25 mph is nearly two-thirds less likely to be killed compared to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle traveling just 10 mph faster.
  • Come to a complete stop. Research shows that more than one-third of drivers roll through stop signs in school zones or neighborhoods. Always come to a complete stop, checking carefully for children on sidewalks and in crosswalks before proceeding.
  • Eliminate distractions. Research shows that taking your eyes off the road for just two seconds doubles your chances of crashing. And children can be quick, crossing the road unexpectedly or emerging suddenly between two parked cars. Reduce risk by not using your cell phone or eating while driving, for example.
  • Reverse responsibly. Every vehicle has blind spots. Check for children on the sidewalk, in the driveway and around your vehicle before slowly backing up. Teach your children to never play in, under or around vehicles.
  • Watch for bicycles. Children on bikes are often inexperienced, unsteady and unpredictable. Slow down and allow at least three feet of passing distance between your vehicle and a bicyclist. If your child rides a bicycle to school, require that he or she wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet on every ride. Find videos, expert advice and safety tips at ShareTheRoad.AAA.com.
  • Talk to your teen. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, and nearly one in four fatal crashes involving teen drivers occur during the after-school hours of 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Get evidence-based guidance and tips at TeenDriving.AAA.com

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