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Toms River, New Jersey
Ocean County
Toms River Regional School District
Silver Bay Elementary School is a public school located in Toms River, New Jersey with 663 students in grades Pre-K-5.
Highlights
Technology has been infused across all content areas in each classroom. Arts infused lessons through a grant funded partnership with Young Audiences.
Positive school climate and culture which was enhanced by implementation of PBSIS.
Partnership between school and home strengthened through various PTO-sponsored events. Community collaboration with various stakeholders to enhance students educational experience.
Awards

Silver Bay's PBSIS Team was selected to be a showcase school for it's implementation of the Positive Behavior System in Schools. Future Ready School, Young Audience Grant, Ocean First Grant.

Location
100 Silver Bay Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
Contact
Principal: Mr. Michael DeVita
732-505-5880
mdevita@trschools.com
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Grades
Pre-K-5
White 81%
Black 3%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 11%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 4%
School size
663
students
Female 49.9%
Male 50.1%
Economically disadvantaged students 24%
Students with disabilities 25%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 2%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
95
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 15%
101
Kindergarten 14%
93
1st Grade 14%
91
2nd Grade 15%
101
3rd Grade 14%
96
4th Grade 13%
87
5th Grade 14%
94
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English & language arts proficiency
54%
of students

Math proficiency
52%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.3
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 2
Total incidents 2
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
73%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 4%
1 to 5 days 36%
6 to 10 days 33%
11 to 15 days 18%
Over 15 days 9%
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English 96.1%
Spanish 3.0%
Other 0.9%
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Learn more about Silver Bay Elementary School.

Mission

At Silver Bay, we embrace and develop the unique abilities of each student through compelling, creative learning experiences. We provide a safe and nurturing environment and instill a sense of pride and self-worth in each student.” There’s No Place Like Silver Bay!

Academics

The teachers implement the New Jersey Learning Standards which establish high expectations for student learning. The instruction the students receive emphasize higher level thinking skills that incorporate real world applications. These skills will allow the students to be college or career ready. Students use curriculum that is research based to improve instruction in the classroom.

Clubs

There are opportunities for the students to participate in activities that go beyond the classroom instruction. Students can attend clubs that focus on Social and Emotional Learning, Technology, Leadership, School Beautification, Chorus, Instrumental Music, and Safety Patrol.

Programs

Y-Kids Program offered by the YMCA.

Teachers

The staff continues to participate and facilitate professional learning activities that allow them to grow as instructional leaders. The workshops enhance their proficiency and knowledge in enriching our learning environment and educational programs. The staff participates in monthly Professional Learning Communities that share best practices which provide a horizontal/vertical articulation and collaboration.

Supports

Student support services are available through the building wide intervention team, I&RS, and the Child Study Team. Teachers work collaboratively with parents to determine and apply strategies to promote student growth.

Health

Silver Bay has implemented the Positive Behavior System in Schools to promote a safe and healthy educational environment. This program helps improve the whole child, mentally, physically, and emotionally. Students participate in a morning meeting with the use of Sanford Harmony to encourage positive student behavior and social and emotional learning.

Parents

The PTO at Silver Bay works with school and community officials to support the educational goals that have been set for student success. They offer opportunities for parents to take an active role in their children’s education with family nights. The community and school work together to provide educational opportunities beyond the classroom. Teachers incorporate various forms of daily parent communication to foster student growth.

Facilities

Silver Bay Elementary is 46 years old. We are in the process of renovating our Media Center and turning it into a dual purpose area. The new media center will accommodate our diverse student population and allow our students to grow as engineers. Recent improvements include the alteration of unused space into an area to properly administer necessary hygiene for a special needs population which is housed in the facility.

School safety

Silver Bay Elementary is patrolled by our police officer. The main entrance has a remote locked door/video system that is opened only after checking identification of the visitor . Upgraded security cameras have been added to the interior and exterior of the building. Monthly fire and security drills are conducted following state procedures. Annual safety procedures are reviewed with all staff at the beginning of the school year and reviewed as needed. Silver Bay Elementarty takes great pride in our positive working relationship with the local police department who meets with staff and students on a regular basis to educate all on current safety concerns.

Technology

Recent upgrades to the WAN backbone enable high speed 1 Gb connections to all locations and 10 Gb between two data centers, with resiliency from potential outages. Firewalls have been upgraded to provide improved cybersecurity. SBE now has over 330 shared computing devices. All classrooms have improved WiFi access. Every staff and student has Google accounts. All schools participate in Computers Science Education Week, NJ Makers Day, NJ STEM Week and Digital Learning Day. Staff training is provided by a district Ed Tech Supervisor and building web developers. Tech courses focus on computer applications, problem solving, the use of media and the maker mindset. Opportunities have been expanded and enhanced through grants and foundations, with more than 2/3 of raised in the 18-19 school year going to STEAM initiatives.

Early childhood

Silver Bay Elementary School has six preschool classrooms for children with special needs. At Silver Bay Elementary School, we educate apporximately 150 children with from ages 3-5. The six classrooms include General Education/Inclusion, Preschool Disabled, Preschool AI, and Preschool MD.

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Our language arts literacy curriculum in grades 3 through 5 is standards based, offering the children an opportunity to be exposed to rich literature and be given a platform to allow for discussion and independent practice related to the standard based skill being introduced. District created thematic reading units were created to support standards based instruction in the classroom. These programs support the workshop learning model that has become the focus of instruction in grade K-5. Teachers skillfully integrate language arts instruction throughout the content areas of math, science and social studies, with an emphasis on perfecting their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Teachers continued to implement writing workshop in their literacy block. All of our students were leveled using Fountas and Pinnell Leveling System, to provide our students with their independent and instructional level to help them with their selection of “just right” books. Students were also leveled using running records in order to guide small group literacy instruction. This process goes far in creating a lifelong love of reading and literature. Ready Math implementation helps students develop vocabulary and dialogue related to math practices. The IReady platform allows students an individualized learning pathway to increase student performance. Mystery Science helps to develop scientific dispositions and habits of mind, including curiosity and heightened critical thinking skills. Children have enjoyed their hands-on experiences as they make discoveries in science using the NGSS. Students conduct engineering type experiments and learn about the engineering process.

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