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Mrs. Russo's Class

Welcome to Second Grade!


Hi all! My name is Jessica Russo. This is my eighteenth year serving the families of Hillside. I teach all subject areas to oursecond graders. I am a graduate of Rider University where I recieved my bacheor of arts degree in education. I have also obtained a masters degree in education from Grand Canyon University. I am looking forward to a great year filled with learning and laughter!



Contact information:

Room 202

[email protected]

(908) 315-3041 - You can leave a message for me with our school secretaries.

*Best way to reach me is through the messaging system on ClassDojo* 

 Conferences are by appointment only




Our class schedule:

Lunch 10:50 - 11:20 (Monday - Friday)

Monday: Art

Tuesday: World Language and Physical Education (please wear sneakers)

Wednesday: World Language

Thursday: Music

Friday: Physical Education (please wear sneakers)



Homework Expectations:


Homework for the entire week will be sent home at the beginning of each week and due back to school on the last day of classes for that week. Homework will consist of several math questions and several language arts questions. Additionally, your child will be responsible for reading at least 20 minutes each night. There will be a reading log attached to the homework sheets for you to sign off on each night reading is completed. Homework is also a way for students to practice responsibility. Your child is responsible for putting their completed work in their binders to return to school each week. They may need reminders in the beginning, but the hope is to see their independence shine through as they become comfortable with the routine.




Helpful Websites:


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Math Platform:


Reflex Math: