District Announcements

  • August 6, 2020 Emergency Special BOE 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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  • 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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  • Dr. Jessica Hammond Appointed Principal of Preakness Early Childhood Center

    (Wayne, New Jersey) -The Wayne Township Board of Education is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Jessica Hammond as Principal of the Early Childhood Center at Preakness School. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mark Toback, noted “Dr. Hammond’s work in Wayne started on July 1st, but her experience in early childhood education, special education, and educational leadership spans over twenty years at the state, local, and university level. She is uniquely qualified for this position and we are thrilled to have her join our administrative team.” Click Learn More for the Complete Press Release.

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  • Food Services Summer Meals Announcement

    The Wayne Township Public Schools are happy to announce that our application to offer food service for all students in Wayne Township until August 31, 2020 has been approved by state officials. Each week our food service will send a weekly menu home with the food along with tips on what to bring for the meal pick up.

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  • Wayne Board of Education Supports Resolution Against Racism

    At the regular Wayne Board of Education Meeting of June 25th, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mark Toback, with the support of the Board of Education, read the following resolution to start the public meeting. WAYNE BOARD OF EDUCATION RESOLUTION AGAINST RACISM

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  • Wayne Township Public Schools Class of 2020 Newsletter

    Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Read the End of the Year District Newsletter.

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  • Wayne Township Public Schools 2020 Virtual Promotions and Graduations

    Wayne Township Public Schools is proud to share the 2020 Virtual Promotions and Graduations! Click "Learn More" for links.

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  • Board of Education Graduation Update - June 9, 2020

    June 9, 2020 - Dear Members of the Class of 2020, Parents, and Guardians: The Wayne Board of Education met in executive session on June 8th to discuss our legal challenges regarding graduation. We know you have been through much and we hope this letter will provide clarity with regard to the intent of the Wayne Township Public Schools and plans for a graduation ceremony to be held in your honor on July 30th. The Wayne Board of Education wants nothing more than to give all our seniors the graduation they deserve on the field at their home schools with all our staff and principals in attendance. Click on "Learn More" to read the complete letter.

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  • Letter from the Superintendent Regarding District Curriculum - June 5, 2020

    Tragic situations offer an opportunity for change and progress. We look at the ongoing exchange of thoughts about our schools in the wake of the tragic murder of George Floyd as an opportunity for progress. Recently, many of you have been asked to support a CHANGE.ORG petition where a statistic about our school district is shared regarding a lack of inclusion of African American History in the curriculum. Click Learn More for the complete letter.

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  • Safety Town 2020 "From a Safe Distance"

    Safety Town will be offered virtually this year on July 27-31st or August 3-7th to incoming kindergarten students. Children will participate in fun activities about safety in their home, community, and school virtually with direction from a district teacher. After the interactive weeklong session, children will be provided with many additional activities to enjoy at their convenience. Online registration is open now. Click Learn More for registration information.

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  • Letter from the Superintendent - June 3, 2020

    June 3, 2020 - Dear Students, Staff, Families and Residents: The recent death of George Floyd is a sad and disturbing moment in our country’s history that sparked fear, anger, and protests across the nation. We acknowledge the pain and anger that so many in our community and our nation are feeling. As you may be aware, a Wayne Township Public School student recently made a hateful comment on social media about African-Americans. We abhor any racist statements made by any member of our school community as we understand that such statements will only serve to fuel hatred and further divide us. The matter is being addressed by the District under applicable policies and has been referred to the Wayne Police Department for further review.

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  • Important Notice Regarding Lunch and Breakfast Program

    May 12, 2020 - The Wayne Township Public Schools were approved to expand meal services to all students through June 30th. Starting on Monday, May 18th, all students of the Wayne Township Public Schools are eligible for breakfast and lunch. Pick up locations are at Wayne Valley and Ryerson Elementary School between 11AM and 1PM. Families can go to either location for their pickup which includes a package containing a full week of food for breakfast and lunch. Any questions, or if you are unable to pickup the food package, please contact Michael Schmitt, School Nutrition Director, at (973) 317-2239.

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  • Letter from the Superintendent - Important Update

    May 5, 2020 - Dear Parent, Guardians, and Caregivers: Yesterday, Governor Murphy announced that all public and private schools across New Jersey will remain closed for the remainder of this school year. As a result, our distance learning program will continue through the final day of school, which is currently scheduled for June 18th. In response, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) canceled the spring season for all high school sports. Click on "Learn More" for the complete letter.

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  • Distance Learning e-Newsletter

    The first edition of Wayne Township Public Schools' Distance Learning e-Newsletter is live. Click to learn more.

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  • Message from the Superintendent - Updated FAQs on the Coronavirus Update Center

    April 17, 2020 - We wish you well as we work through this together. Communication is always important, but even more so when faced with a crisis situation. We recently updated our list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) in response to actual questions that have been asked and that are relevant to all members of the school community. We encourage you to keep writing if you have questions and we will continue to provide timely responses.

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  • Letter from the Superintendent - Coronavirus Update

    April 12, 2020 - Dear Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers: As our spring break comes to an end, I wanted to write to you to update you on a number of topics that are important for our school community. Before I get to that, I wish all members of our school community well as we continue to push through a public health crisis. While better days are on the horizon, we have to continue to work together to make the most of this virtual school experience. We are listening and making adjustments and will continue to do so as we enter the second phase of our COVID-19 school shutdown, which will extend through May 1st. At that point, we will be making additional adjustments. Click Learn More for the complete letter.

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  • Letter from the Superintendent - Distance Learning Update

    March 27, 2020 - Dear Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers: Earlier this week I wrote to thank you for your participation in our most recent Thoughtexchange and also provided you with main themes that emerged from the process. This week, we completed a Thoughtexchange with our staff members and found a number of similarities between both exchanges. Today, I am writing to you to provide an update about how we are evolving as a school system to make distance learning better for everyone. For the sake of brevity, my letter is organized around four important topics as follows: Click Learn More for complete letter.

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  • Letter from the Superintendent - Thoughtexchange Feedback

    March 25, 2020 - Dear Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers: I am writing to share my appreciation for the feedback we received from parents through our most recent Thoughtexchange, which closed yesterday. Over 1,000 parents participated in this exchange and over 600 unique thoughts were shared. The administration reviewed your thoughts and we shared the main themes with teachers and school administrators. The thoughts will be used as guidance as we work toward planning for the coming weeks in combination with other guidance we receive, feedback from the staff, consideration of best practices for delivering online instruction, and consideration of other issues like health and wellness.

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  • Important Message from Dr. Toback 3/20/2020

    First, I would like to thank all members of our school community for the many ways you have supported this difficult transition to distance learning. I would also like to thank all of our employees for their unbelievable effort to maintain our educational programs while considering other non-educational needs and the feelings of our students who are struggling with this new normal. Lastly, I would like to thank the members of the Wayne Board of Education for their unwavering support. The strength of our school system is on full display and our strength will carry us through this global setback. As I wrote earlier this week, we are all on an unexpected journey together. One of our primary objectives is to make sure the distance learning model is working for all students. As a result, we are seeking your feedback so we can hear directly from you and better understand the challenges you and your children are facing.

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