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Principal's Message

Dear Dugan Dragons,

Last year, I shared how humbled and honored I was to begin my tenure as Principal of Frank J. Dugan Elementary School.  After a tremendous school year in which I was able to share my passion as an educational leader, I am looking forward to my second year in which I will remain dedicated to inspiring our staff and children to continuously grow and improve.

Serving as an advocate for children, I continue to welcome the opportunity to collaborate with district staff, families, and community members in ensuring that all may benefit from high-quality instruction, data-driven decisions, and personalized, blended learning.  Rightfully so, high expectations are pervasive throughout this district and my continued plan is to settle for nothing less than the excellence that makes us Marlboro.

I have always been proud of my career accomplishments.  Having served the Marlboro Township Public School District since 2006, I have held positions at Marlboro Memorial Middle School, the David C. Abbott Early Learning Center, and as a District Curriculum Supervisor of Instructional Technology.  My unwavering loyalty to this school district has carved a winding path to Dugan Elementary and there is nowhere else I’d rather be! I look forward to continuously committing myself to a school vision that propagates lifelong learning while fostering students creatively and innovatively so that each individual can reach their optimal potential.

Great leaders aspire to lead by serving the needs of their people.  At home, this means being a devoted husband to my wife, Samantha--who is also an educator--and father to my 2-year old daughter, Gianna, and 5-month old daughter, Juliet.  Despite these past thirteen years doing what is best for children, nothing has offered me a greater perspective to our responsibility and our impact than becoming a parent myself.  Thank you for sharing your children with us each and every day.

Please know that my door is always open and that I encourage you to become an active participant in your child’s educational journey.
 
Warmest Regards,
 
Richard M. Pagliaro
Principal - Frank J. Dugan Elementary School
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Letter to the Community March 17, 2020

Hello Marlboro Community, We officially finished our first virtual day. If you have any problems or concerns, please reach out to your child’s teacher and/or building principal. We will be happy to serve you during this difficult time. Tomorrow, March 18th, will be the last day to enter the buildings to pick up chromebooks and personal items. If you need any items, please reach out immediately to your building leadership and we will accommodate you. The district has enabled Google Hangouts Meet so that teachers have the option of using this application with our students. In order to do so, teachers will be asking for your consent. Please note that students will not be able to initiate a Hangouts Meet with other students. The teacher alone has the ability to initiate a session. On Thursday, we will be remotely working in our district due to the concern for the transmission of COVID-19. We will be forwarding calls that come into our district to the proper staff member. Please know, that as of Thursday, the most efficient mode of communication will be email. We will deliver lunches/snacks this Thursday to eligible students exactly like we delivered today. On Thursday, we will deliver lunches/snacks for Thursday and Friday. For next week (23rd - 27th), we will deliver lunches/snacks on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. You will receive two lunches/snacks next week on Monday and Wednesday and one lunch/snack for Friday. Please know that the Governor’s Executive Order closed schools indefinitely. There is the likelihood that our district may be closed longer than the two weeks I initially explained to the community. Please also know that we are revising our plan day-by-day to meet the needs of our students, staff, and our incredible community. If you know of anyone who needs help, please email me directly, and we will work to meet his/her needs. Please expect regular communication as the situation evolves. Good luck on Day #2. Sincerely, Dr. Eric M. Hibbs Superintendent of Schools

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