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District-wide Announcements
Kindergarten Wrap Program
It's a Wrap!
 
The Wayne Township Public Schools "wrapped up" an important milestone for an exciting new program available this school year.  A parent and student orientation for the new Kindergarten Wrap Program was held on August 30th.  Shortly after a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 A.M., orientation sessions started and ran into the afternoon.  Each session was full and 115 parents were in attendance.  Parents and students alike enjoyed the opportunity to meet the teachers and learn about the program.  A highlight of the orientation was a demonstration about how technology is used to support the 21st century kindergarten classroom.  Parents especially enjoyed a chance to play and learn with their children using a Smart Table, which is an interactive display in the form of a table designed for children.  The district was able to develop the K-Wrap Program last spring in response to the expressed desire of kindergarten parents to have a placement for their children in the Wayne Township Public Schools for a complete school day.  The district developed the program after researching similar programs that exist in other local districts such as Madison and Ramsey.  At present, the program has a maximum enrollment of 160 students.
Wayne Township Public Schools Welcomes New Administrators
Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback welcomes three new administrators to Wayne Township Public Schools.  Mrs. Kim Wettstein has been appointed as the Principal of Schuyler Colfax Middle School; Mr. Richard Porfido as Assistant Principal of Athletics, Physical Education, and Activities at Wayne Hills High School; and Mr. Jacob Cavins as Assistant Principal of Mathematics and Special Education at Wayne Hills High School. Please click here for the press release.
Anthony Wayne Middle School Awarded Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grant to Fund a Clean Water Initiative
Sustainable Jersey for Schools representatives announced that Anthony Wayne Middle School has been awarded a Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grant. Anthony Wayne is one of 30 schools in New Jersey to receive a Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grant funded by the New Jersey Department of Health in this funding cycle. Click here for the press release.
Elementary School Teacher Assignments
Teacher Assignment letters for Elementary Schools were mailed to parents on the following dates:
 
Kindergarten:  Friday, August 12, 2016
Grades 1 through 5:  Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Secondary Student Schedules - To Be Posted After 5:00 P.M. in OnCourse Connect on Monday, August 29, 2016
Secondary student schedules will be posted August 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in OnCourse Connect.  To access your child's schedule, go to the district site and click on "Quick Links" and select "OnCourse Connect." If you have any questions regarding your child's schedule, please contact your child's school. 
 
If you are a first time OCC user or forgot your username, please contact the school office for your username and temporary password. If you forgot your password, simply select the "Forgot password" link in OnCourse Connect.
 
NEW FEATURE: You now have the ability to update your password and email address in OnCourse Connect. Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner and select "profile," here you can change your password and email address.
 
Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills Both Named Top 100 New Jersey High Schools
Every two years, New Jersey Monthly Magazine ranks comprehensive public high schools in New Jersey.  The Wayne Township Public Schools are proud to announce that both Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills were listed by New Jersey Monthly among the top 100 high schools in New Jersey.  We are also very happy that both high schools made significant moves up the rankings.  In 2014, Wayne Valley was ranked at #91 and now Wayne Valley is ranked #69.  Wayne Hills went from a #65 ranking and moved up to #56.
PARCC Letter from the Superintendent
August 19, 2016
 
Dear Parent/Guardian:
 
In the spring, your child participated in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests to measure his or her academic progress with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Evaluating the results from PARCC testing can be a helpful tool in measuring your child’s success in school, and it is just one of the many ways your child’s teachers and administrators can determine whether he or she is on track to being college and career-ready. New Jersey has had statewide tests for decades, and they have served as a small, but important part of assessing our students’ annual progress.  Click here for a continuation of the Superintendent's letter with links for the English Language Arts and Math parent guides for the score reports.
2016-2017 Back to School Forms
Preparation for the 2016-2017 school year has begun, and the new student forms are available on the district and school websites.  Please review the cover letter for instructions under Parents > Parent Information and Forms > Student Back to School/Enrollment Forms.  
Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley Ranked Among the Very Best High Schools
The Wayne Township Public Schools are proud to announce that both Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley were recently ranked among the top 500 high schools in the United States by Newsweek.  Wayne Hills was ranked at 222 while Wayne Valley was ranked at 417.  The ranking represents the performance of the school in terms of preparing students for college. Click here for the press release.
Toni Liskiewicz Appointed Assistant Superintendent
At the July 27, 2016 regular meeting, the Wayne Township Board of Education appointed Mrs. Toni Liskiewicz to serve as the next Assistant Superintendent of Schools effective immediately.  The district wishes her great success. Click here for the press release.
Extended Day Program Registration
Wayne Youth Programs is now accepting Extended Day Program Registrations for the 2016-2017 School Year.  The Early Start and Wrap-Up Programs meet each day school is in session in your child’s school.  Click here for additional information and to access the online registration.

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