McKenzie School

All Children Can Succeed



       McKenzie School
    125 Carlton Avenue
    East Rutherford, NJ 07073
    Fax # 201-531-1491

     Dear Parents and Guardians:

    I hope that you and your families are safe and healthy during this time. As your proud Principal, I could not be more appreciative of our teachers and staff who have been working hard throughout the last month to ensure there is a dynamic remote learning environment for our students. 

    On Thursday, April 16th, Governor Murphy announced that the decision for schools to be reopened will not be revisited until at least May 15th. As a result, we will remain in our virtual learning environment until further notice. As we enter the week of May 4th of our remote instructional plan, our Preschool - 1st Grade students will move towards an online learning format to provide greater opportunities for student engagement and meaningful learning. These grade levels will complete daily instruction in Math, ELA, Science and Social Studies via platforms such as: Reading Eggs, Math Seeds, Freckle, Reading A-Z, Mystery Science, and Boom Learning. Parents/Guardians will be contacted with a username and password for each platform and what activities need to be completed daily. Please note that similar to Google Classroom, the teachers will be able to track students’ progress via these platforms. This means that teachers will be able to tell which students are completing the work on a daily basis. Any parents/guardians in Preschool - 1st Grade requiring a device for your child, please communicate via email with your child’s classroom teacher as soon as possible. McKenzie School will be arranging an appointment with a safe pick-up location via email with parents on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Furthermore, 2nd Grade - 4th Grade students will continue with their online learning via Google Classroom. After May 1st, please visit the district’s website and click on the “McKenzie Home Instruction” tab to access lesson plan information. 

    In closing, please visit our website at to view report cards in the Genesis Parent Access link, located under the McKenzie "For Families" tab. If you need any further assistance with your Genesis username and password or are having any difficulties viewing the report card, please email Ms. White ( or Ms. Lavornia ( To find out about more of our school’s activities, I would like to continue to invite you to see McKenzie School’s and the East Rutherford School District’s website. Our website has been designed to be a valuable source of school news, timely information, and easily found contact information for parents, students, and visitors to the site. If you have not already, please download our mobile app that accompanies our website to receive notifications and follow us on Twitter to see all of our Wildcats’ school spirit and great work being done. 

    Once again, thank you for all that you are doing for your children and for the manner in which you are collaborating with our faculty. 

    Stay well and positive! 

    Brian Barrow

    McKenzie School Principal
    Click here to e-mail me

    (201) 531-1235