A Message From Your Principal

Dear Arbor Parents and Guardians,

I warmly welcome you to another school year in Piscataway! As principal of Arbor Intermediate School I take great pride in ensuring your child receives a top notch education provided by a knowledgeable and capable staff, each day they walk through our doors. Arbor School remains a place where we are dedicated to student success and willing to go the extra mile for each child. Our doors remain open to you and we look forward to maintaining positive lines of communication throughout the school year.

Each year, I believe it is important to set common goals and work toward creating the best educational experience for our students. The three areas of focus this year, align with district and overall school goals of which I believe you will be able to easily support.

  1. Information/Communication-This area is relevant to parents and students. It is important that you are aware of dates, events, and academic information at all times. Most of this can be found online via the school or district website and the Genesis Parent Portal. In addition, I am pushing students to have more information about their academic progress throughout the school year. Students will be expected to know their reading levels, how to progress to higher levels, classroom grades/averages, and due dates for all projects and assignments. When students know what is expected of them, along with their current levels of performance, it is easier to determine what needs to be done to achieve growth.
  2. Involvement-Parental and family involvement makes the job of educating children seamless and comprehensive. Your support is vital to ensuring success. Become a member of our PTO, volunteer in your child’s classroom, and attend community events.
  3. Inspire-During the 2015-2016 school year, our district adopted “Inspire” as its ongoing theme. Taking from their lead, I too believe that each one of us has the ability to inspire those around us. With your child, you can inspire them by sharing positive words, showing an interest in their work, talking to them about how to be successful, and believing in what they strive to achieve.

With your support and collaboration, the 2016-2017 school year will be a great one! I look forward to getting to know you as a returning or new member of the Arbor Intermediate School Family. Remember to wear the Arbor School colors of blue and green on the first day!


Janelle D, Williams

Janelle D. Williams