George Washington Middle School General Information

      Attendance Reporting

      • Absence from school should be held to an absolute minimum in the best educational interest of the student. The only reasons permitted for an excused absence are religious holidays, illness of the students, or a death in the immediate family.

        • Please call 973-633-3140, ext. 4, before 8:00 AM to let the school know your child will be absent.
        • For medically excused absences, please secure a physician's note while at the office. Provide this note to the nurse upon returning to school so that she can record the absence as excused.

      Forms & Notices

      FAQs

      • What documents are required to complete registration for school?

      • What are the hours of the school day?

      • How early may my child arrive at school?

      • Is there a before or after school child care program?

      • How do I let the school know that my child will not be in school?

      • What is the attendance policy?

      • How many hours does my child need to be present in school to receive credit for the school day?

      • What do I do when I want to visit the school?

      • What are the drop off and pick-up procedures?

      • How are report cards distributed?

      • What do I do when my child needs to leave school early?

      • Are cell phones, cameras or ipods permitted in school?

      • May I call school to directly talk to my child?

      • What is the procedure for the make-up of school work due to absences?

      • May my child wear jewelry during Physical Education classes?

      Driving Directions

        • George Washington Middle School
          68 Lenox Road
          Wayne, NJ 07470
          973-633-3140


          The following directions are better than directions from online map sources.  The school is located on Lenox Road but the parking lot and entrance are accessible from Ciccone Drive.

          From Route 80 EAST

          NOTE:  There is no exit for Route 23 North directly from Route 80 East. 

          To reach Route 23 North from Route 80 East:

          Exit off Route 80 East at Exit 55 Minnisink Road, Totowa.

          Left at the top of the ramp. Go over the top of Route 80.

          Left immediately after crossing over Route 80.

          Left back onto entrance ramp for Route 80 West.

          Stay in the right-hand lane to Route 23 North.

          Route 23 North Exit 53

          Right at the first traffic light (Packanack Lake Road)

          Left on Fir Place (first left – directly behind the shopping center)

          Right on Cedar Place

          Left on Hillcrest Drive

          Left on Magnolia Place

          Right on Ciccone Drive

          The school parking lot will be straight ahead


          From Route 46 East/West

          From Route 80 West

          Route 23 North Exit 53

          Right at the first traffic light (Packanack Lake Road)

          Left on Fir Place (first left – directly behind the shopping center)

          Right on Cedar Place

          Left on Hillcrest Drive

          Left on Magnolia Place

          Right on Ciccone Drive

          The school parking lot will be straight ahead.


          From: Route 287 North/South

          Exit 52 – Riverdale/Wayne

          Route 23 South

          Travel several miles on Route 23 South.  Get in the right-hand lane when you see    Fuddruckers.

          Follow signs for Packanack Lake Road.  (2nd light after Fuddruckers)

          Go through the light.

          Make a right immediately after the Exxon station.

          Go around the back of Exxon station. Stay in the right-hand lane as you make a right onto Packanack Lake Road.

          Cross Route 23

          Left on Fir Place (first left – directly behind the shopping center)

          Right on Cedar Place

          Left on Hillcrest Drive

          Left on Magnolia Place

          Right on Ciccone Drive

          The school parking lot will be straight ahead.


          From:  Ratzer Road East

          Right on Hillcrest Drive (4th street on the right from Route 23)

          Right on Magnolia Drive

          Right on Ciccone Drive

          The school parking lot will be straight ahead.


          From: Ratzer Road West

          Left on Hillcrest Drive (4th street on the left after the Packanack School)

          Right on Magnolia Drive

          Right on Ciccone Drive

          The school parking lot will be straight ahead.

      About

      • George Washington Middle School
        68 Lenox Road
        Wayne, NJ 07470

          

        Principal: Mr. Jack E. Leonard
        jleonard@wayneschools.com

        Assistant Principal: Mr. Kevin Smilon
        ksmilon@wayneschools.com

        Main Office: (973) 633-3140
        Fax: (973) 633-7590

        Health Office: ext. 14
        Attendance line: ext. 70
        Guidance: ext. 15