Does School Start Too Early? Now’s Your Chance to Comment!

The NJ Department of Education is conducting a study on later start times for middle and high schools, and they will be holding meetings to provide an opportunity for the public to share their thoughts on this issue. Please click here for details and consider offering your testimony.

Order Your Balloons in June Today! Deadline: May 13

Balloons in June Online Order Form

This annual celebration of the graduating RHS Senior Class is a fundraiser for the Junior Class. During the last week of school, volunteers will deliver mylar balloons and messages of congratulations to RHS graduates residing in our school district (Basking Ridge/Far Hills). Balloons are $5.00 each and will be tied to a house mailbox, or front door in condo developments. Balloon delivery is capped at 30 balloons per household; however, if more than 30 are ordered the graduate will still receive all personal message cards from purchasers. Note: For RHS graduates who live outside of our district, balloons must be picked up at the UPS Store in the Lyons Mall on delivery day, June 13.

This is a fun way to congratulate your child, neighbor, friend, babysitter, relative, or employee on their graduation! Please share the link with friends and family members, local or far away.

Balloons in June has a new two-step process this year.  Please order your balloons online through this link.  Then you’ll be prompted to print out your email confirmation and mail/deliver with check and handmade 3×5 index cards.  Your order is not complete until the payment has been received.

Please submit your order as soon as possible. The deadline is Friday, May 13. Orders received after this date require an additional $20 late fee and may not be accepted. Be considerate of the volunteers – last year nearly 5,000 balloons were purchased and we cannot process them all at the last minute.

Bernards Township Annual Health Screenings: May 5-6

The Bernards Township Health Department is conducting the Annual Health Screening on Thursday, May 5th and Friday, May 6th from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at St. James Church located at 184 S. Finley Ave. in Basking Ridge. In-person pre-registration is required at the Bernards Township Health Department at 262 S. Finley Avenue in Basking Ridge from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday starting Monday, April 18th

Click here for details: Health Screening Flyer 2016

This screening includes comprehensive blood work such as a lipid profile measuring total, HDL and LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as blood pressure check, urinalysis, and stool hemocult. Cost for the screening is $30 for residents and $40 for non-residents with an additional fee for optional Thyroid Screening and for measure of Hemoglobin A1c.

The Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test may be used to screen for and diagnose diabetes and prediabetes in adults. A nondiabetic person will have an A1c result less than 5.7%. For most diabetics, it is recommended that they aim to keep their hemoglobin A1c below 7%. Results should always be discussed with your healthcare provider.

The Annual Health Screening is a great way to identify health concerns to ensure optimal and timely treatment. In addition, if someone has elevated blood lipids, diabetes, hypertension or another chronic health issue, this is a great way to check their progress in addition to their yearly physical with their doctor. There is a $5 processing fee for cancelled appointments.  For more information call (908) 204-2520 or visit

The Bernards Township Health Department is the contractual health agency for Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.