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Message from the Superintendent - February 8, 2022

Message from the Superintendent

Dear Members of the WTPS Community,

It is hard to believe that one month ago, we were reporting to the community that hundreds of students and staff members were testing positive for COVID.  I am happy to report that we have had many consecutive weeks showing dramatic decreases.  Today, we have only eighteen positive COVID cases among our students and staff members.  

Recognizing similar reductions in COVID cases across New Jersey, yesterday Governor Murphy announced a new direction for masking in schools.  While Governor Murphy did not lift the masking requirement completely, he allowed local school boards the option to keep, modify, or make masking optional starting on March 7th.  In response to this news, the Wayne Schools will be modifying our COVID policies to make masking optional for all students, staff, and visitors effective March 7th.  We will continue to provide updates should there be any additional guidance.