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Acting Superintendent Report and FAQs - 11/18/2022


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Good Afternoon Secaucus Families,


I hope everyone is doing well. 

As we progress through November and approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I would like to share what I am grateful for. I am grateful to be serving a community that I have been a part of for 23 years as Acting Superintendent. I am grateful for my amazing staff and administration for all of their support. I am also thankful for our Board Members, who donate so much of their time to ensure that we are providing the best education we can possibly provide to the students of our district. I would like to thank Jack McStowe, Kathy O’Connell, and Jayesh Patel for their years of service on the Board of Education. They will be missed. I would also like to welcome our new board members, Kelli D’Addetta, Alex DeHombre, and Christina DeBari. I look forward to working with them to make our schools even better at the start of the new year!

The latest FAQ based on the “Parent Communication Form” questions that have been asked over the past two weeks is located just below this letter. The Parent Communication Form is still open for questions and can be accessed here: There is also an easy-to-use button on the home page that you can click that will lead you straight to the form. As I’ve said countless times before, we welcome all questions and comments!

Take Care and Enjoy the Weekend!


Dr. Daniela Riser

Acting Superintendent



Frequently Asked Questions - 11/18/2022


Our Parent Communication Form is still open! If there are any questions you would like to ask the district administration, please visit this link to ask:


Q: If my family was planning a trip for 5 days, would there be any consequences for missing school?


A: That would depend on the attendance record of the child. Please refer to the student handbook of your child’s respective school in order to determine whether they will be penalized for missing school. You can always contact your child’s office to ask that question also


Q: I heard that the Middle School principal will be offering some parent nights and I wanted to give some topic suggestions. How can I do that?


A: Ms. Candela and Mr. Cocucci will be sending out information on those parent nights shortly. Please wait for a Google Form or other email to be sent regarding this issue. 


Q: I just wanted to mention that this district is going in the right direction! I wish we can continue this with the people we have as administration! Great job to all!


A: Thank you! The administration and staff are proud of our schools and take great pride in making the Secaucus School District the best it could possibly be!