District Announcements

  • 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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  • June 11, 2020 Public Work Session (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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  • 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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  • Important Message from Dr. Toback 3/18/2020

    Tomorrow we will be embarking on a new journey together. Adding to the uncertainty is the fact that we are embarking unexpectedly and without much advance notice. However, based on a tremendous effort by all of our employees and the cooperation of each school community, our district is ready for this journey and we look forward to working with you to make sure distance learning works for all of our students. Our principals, teachers, counselors and other members of the instructional staff stand at the ready to provide the same excellent education you have come to expect and almost all of the services your children are accustomed to receiving are still available.

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  • Important Message 3/16/2020 - Updated FAQs

    3/16/2020 - Please visit the FAQ page on the Wayne Township Public School Coronavirus Update Center website for updated information.

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  • Food Services Important Announcement

    For those students who currently receive free & reduced meals at school, grab and go breakfast & lunch can be picked up between the hours of 11 am to 1 pm, beginning Thursday, March 19th.

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  • Online Resources for Elementary Students

    3/16/2020 - Click here for copies of the packets going home today for Grades K-5.

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  • Important Message 3/15/2020

    We understand this is a challenging time and we thank you for your patience as we navigate these unprecedented circumstances. We have been monitoring the news all weekend, and as updated information and guidance is presented, we continue to make decisions with the prioritization of our students and staff in mind.

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  • Important Message

    Beginning Monday, March 16th, the Wayne Township Public Schools will be operating on a different schedule due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We will hold a scheduled minimal day on Monday and then we will be closed for two emergency days. After that, we will be following a distance learning model for an extended period of time up until spring break. Students will return home after classes on Monday and all extracurricular activities will be suspended during this time period. Our greatest hope is that we will be able to resume classes on April 13th.

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  • 2018-2019 New Jersey School Performance Reports Released - Letter from the Superintendent

    March 12, 2020 - Dear Parents, Guardians and Members of the School Community: I am writing to provide you information about the 2018-19 New Jersey School Performance Reports, which were recently released and are available on the NJ School Performance Reports webpage at www.njschooldata.org.

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  • Letter from the Superintendent - Coronavirus Update - March 9, 2020

    March 9, 2020 - Dear WTPS Families and Staff: On Friday, March 6th you received an update regarding the need to close school on Friday, March 13th to prepare for a possible health-related shutdown. Included with that message was information about cleaning that would take place and some have expressed concerns about the possible use of extraordinarily powerful cleaning agents to achieve this goal. I am writing to clarify that there are no plans to use anything other than the same disinfectant that is already in use in the Wayne Township Public Schools for a number of years. Our goal is to continue to use a disinfectant that is effective in controlling the spread of Coronavirus and other communicable diseases. Click Learn More for the full letter.

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