District Announcements

  • Letter from the Superintendent - October 27, 2020

    Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students: As reports make their way to our District regarding large-scale parties held this past weekend and others planned for this upcoming weekend, I would like to remind all members of our school community that such events may lead to our inability to continue with in-person instruction. Large-scale parties can become “super spreader” events that result in school shutdowns and other unpleasant or tragic outcomes. Click Learn More for the full letter.

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  • Important Announcement Regarding Election Week

    Election week represents a challenge due to the fact that schools are closed for election day (November 3rd) and then again for the NJEA Convention (November 5th and 6th). Wednesday, November 4th is already scheduled as a Virtual Day. To allow for deep cleaning and other health and safety measures, we are scheduling Monday, November 2nd as a VIRTUAL DAY for all students and staff. All school buildings will be closed to the public throughout this week.

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  • October 29, 2020 "Virtual" Regular BOE Meeting

    With consideration for the public during the current health crisis, the Board of Education will virtually open the meeting to the general public and the public is invited to participate and comment through the district's virtual software platform. This meeting will also stream live on Channel 77. Click to learn more.

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  • Wellness Newsletter - October Edition

    To kick off the Week of Respect, the Wayne Township Public Schools is releasing the second edition of the Social, Emotional, and Wellness Newsletter. This month's edition includes important links and resources, including a newly created elementary counselors website which focuses on providing easy to access information on mindfulness, wellness, diversity, and inclusion for students, parents, and educators.

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  • 2020-2021 Annual Assessment Information - Letter from the Superintendent

    September 30, 2020 - Dear Parents and Guardians: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-6.6, school districts are required each year by October 1 to provide notification to parents and guardians regarding information on any state assessment or commercially developed standardized assessment that will be administered in the school district during the current school year. Click "Learn More" to see the complete letter and attachment.

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  • Both Wayne High Schools Ranked Among the Best

    The Wayne Township Public Schools are proud to announce that when US News and World Report released their 2020 Best High School Rankings, both Wayne high schools were included among the best high schools in New Jersey and the United States. Click Learn More for the full press release.

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  • UPDATE: Extension of Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Wayne Students

    September 24, 2020 - The USDA has approved an extension of the Summer Seamless Food Program this week making every child in Wayne Township eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch. This program was approved for all 14 schools until further notice. As part of the WTPS Return to School Plan, lunch will continue to be available when preordered for all Cohorts and Virtual students via the Wayne Schools Online Lunch Order Site. To preorder lunches for the week, please click on the link below before 4:00 p.m. every Sunday. Click "Learn More" for more details.

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  • Wayne Township Public School District Awarded for Outstanding Financial Reporting

    The Wayne Township Public School District received its seventh consecutive Certificate of Excellence Award in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

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  • Wellness Weekends - Letter from the Superintendent

    September 21, 2020 - Dear Parents/Guardians and Students: As we settle into the routine of a non-routine school year, I am writing to make you aware that this year we are excited to continue our goal for student and staff wellness, which includes Wellness Weekends. Wellness weekends represent a break away from school responsibilities. During each of the four wellness weekends, students do not have any obligations to the school district, which means no homework, no tests or quizzes, and no due dates scheduled directly before or after a wellness weekend. We hope this goal will lead to healthier students, employees, and families. Click "Learn More" for the complete letter and dates.

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  • Welcome Back!

    Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students: The new school year is upon us, and as you can imagine, our schools will look and feel differently based on the many precautions that are in place to keep everyone safe and healthy. As I have shared in prior correspondence, we are following our plan which has since been accepted by the New Jersey Department of Education and further reviewed by our Wayne Township Health Department. We also contracted with a pediatric infectious disease specialist to further guide our planning. Click Learn More for complete letter.

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  • 2020-2021 Annual Re-Verification and Back to School Form Process

    Annual Re-Verification & Back to School Form Acceptance has been activated in OnCourse Connect: Please use your parent/guardian username and password to log in to OnCourse Connect. You will be prompted to go through the Annual Re-Verification process and accept the Back to School forms.

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  • September 10, 2020 PWS Virtual Meeting

    With consideration for the public during the current health crisis, the Board of Education will virtually open the meeting to the general public and the public is invited to participate and comment through the district's virtual software platform. This meeting will also stream live on Channel 77. Click to learn more.

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  • Extended Day Program: Before/After Care Registration Now Open!

    Our Elementary Extended Day Program (Before/After Care) is still accepting students! Click Learn More to access the registration page.

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  • Letter from the Superintendent - August 14, 2020

    Last March, the District started to consider how we might be able to return our students and staff to school safely. As we planned, we identified and found solutions to many problems, and last Friday, we submitted our plan to the New Jersey Department of Education for an in-person start of the school year using a hybrid instructional model. While we are still confident that our plan places us in the best possible position to open safely, there was a major shift in Trenton, and a new executive order must be considered.

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  • 20/21 Reopening of Schools Website

    The Wayne Township Public Schools developed a new website that will serve as a central hub for the community for all information pertaining to our return to school plan. Please check back often for updates. We plan to update the website weekly. You will also note that we included the always popular FAQ section. This section of the website is organized by topic to help you find answers to the most critical questions as identified by members of our school community. We welcome you to our new website, and we believe that all users will find it easy to navigate and informative.

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  • Wayne Board of Education Approves District Goals

    (Wayne, New Jersey) - At the special meeting of August 6th, the Wayne Board of Education approved two district goals for the 20-21 school year. Both goals are timely and address immediate concerns. The first goal calls for a district-wide focus on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and requires a collaborative process and formal review of district programs and operations. The second goal pertains to the successful re-opening of the school system after the extensive pandemic closure. This goal is primarily focused on enhancing the distance learning experience to allow for a stronger connection between students and teachers while also offering adaptability to a variety of potential changes. Click Learn More for full press release and district goals.

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  • Reopening of Schools - Family Guide and FAQs

    Dear Members of our WTPS Community, The administrators and staff members of the Wayne Township Public Schools recognize that we are in a moment like no other where we are all experiencing feelings of hyper-uncertainty and justifiable anxiety. At the same time, the coronavirus is not new to any of us and it has become the background for our lives. What is new is the idea of opening schools for in-person instruction during a pandemic.

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  • Letter from the Superintendent-Return to School Plan Update

    July 31, 2020 - Dear WTPS Community: I am writing to provide you with an update on our return to school proposal that the administration shared with the community at our last Board of Education meeting on July 16th. Since that time, the District completed a Thoughtexchange, and we were able to gain a better sense of issues on the minds of the school community. Click "Learn More" for complete letter and FAQs.

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  • Return to School Proposal Available for Review

    The Wayne Board of Education heard a RETURN TO SCHOOL PROPOSAL at the regular meeting of July 16th. The proposal contains detailed information about a return to school. It is not a finalized plan and there is a public review and comment period which will extend from July 16th through July 27th. A Thoughtexchange will be distributed on July 20th to collect feedback from the public. Please click Learn More to view the proposal.

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  • Nicholas Grimshaw Appointed Principal of A.P. Terhune Elementary School

    (Wayne, New Jersey) The Wayne Township Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Nicholas Grimshaw as Principal of Albert Payson Terhune Elementary School effective July 14, 2020. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Hobart College and possesses a Masters in Educational Leadership from The College of St. Elizabeth. He began his career as a Social Studies teacher in the Ridgewood School District and has served the last 5 years as an administrator starting in the Summit School District and then here in Wayne. Click Learn More for the full Press Release.

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