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  • sat logo Washington Township High School is tentatively scheduled to resume SAT test administration on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the CollegeBoard website and/or contact CollegeBoard customer service at 1-866-756-7346.


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  • BOE July Meetings to be Held Virtually

    webex logo The Washington Township Board of Education will hold its August 17 work session and August 25 regular session virtually instead of in person, using the Cisco WebEx platform. Members of the public wishing to listen and/or participate in the meeting can access the virtual meeting through instructions on our website, www.wtps.org. Executive (closed) sessions start at 6:30 p.m., with the open, public sessions starting at 7 p.m. Click here for a press release detailing the information.


    Please keep an eye on this spot as the meeting day draws near for a link to register to take part in the meeting.


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  • 2020-21 Preschool Lottery Drawing

    pk lott The District hosted its Pre-K 3 lottery on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm live on the WTPS Facebook page. To watch a replay of the drawing, click here. The selected families will be contacted shortly with further information.


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  • Register Today for Kindergarten Summer Snapshot

    snapshot 2020-21 Kindergarten registration begins this week, through our new online registration portal, for parents and guardians of children who will be five years old on or before October 1, 2020.   


    The District is hosting Kindergarten Summer Snapshots on July 28, 29 and 30, and August 4 and 5. The Kindergarten Snapshot will take place at your child's kindergarten school. An informational flyer is available by clicking here. To sign up for a timeslot, please click here to go to our online registration site.


    Check out our registration website at this link for more details on the start of online registration so you can be prepared and make the process as smooth as possible.  


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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

    The Washington Township Public Schools has set up an all-encompassing page that will include letters, links and information regarding the Coronavirus cvirus 20 1 (COVID-19) and proactive measures the District is taking. This includes early dismissals scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, March 16-17, that will be used to prepare staff for the possibility of remote learning. We will continue to monitor the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and the New Jersey Department of Health and provide further information as necessary.


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  • Census 2020: Every Person Counts!

    census orange logo The Census is a headcount of every person in the United States and is completed every 10 years, including 2020. The Census count impacts federal funds that communities receive for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, including special education, after-school programs, classroom technology, teacher training, food assistance, and maternal and child health programs. Click here to access the District's page on Census 2020, and don't forget to take part in this year's count!


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  • School Climate Survey Permission Requested


    As part of its strategic plan, Washington Township Public Schools plans to conduct a School Climate Survey for all students in grades 4-12. The survey climate logo 2 may be read to younger students, administered in a small group or individually as needed, and allows students to choose picture icons for responses. Data collected will assist the district in identifying areas of strength and areas that need improvement so that we may continue to provide your child with the best educational environment possible. Click here for more information and to grant permission for your child (grades 4-12) to participate in the survey. 


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  • golf WTEF Postpones 24th Annual Golf Classic; Hopes to Reschedule Event for Fall


    The Washington Township Education Foundation has postponed its 24th Annual Golf Classic, originally scheduled for Friday, June 19, 2020, at White Oaks Country Club, because of ongoing quarantine restrictions due to COVID-19.  The Foundation remains optimistic that the fundraiser can be hosted in the fall and will share out a new date if and when it is confirmed.  We are grateful for your understanding and ongoing support of the WTEF. 



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  • Fully Certified!

    No Place for Hate All 11 District Schools have received 2019-20 certifications in the Anti-Defamation League's "No Place for Hate" Program.  We are grateful for the efforts of so many administrators, staff, teachers and families who have prioritized this mission in our schools and community.



    District Hosts Equity Summit, Develops Steps to Ease Community Concern

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    The Washington Township Public Schools’ District Equity Committee gathered for a Virtual Equity Summit on Thursday, June 4th, to discuss social justice in the current world climate. During the summit, the committee agreed on a series of steps intended to help address the community’s concern with the emotional well-being of students and their families, as we are bombarded with disturbing images of racially motivated acts of violence at almost every turn.

    Please click here for a press release about the summit. 

    For race and equity resources, use these links: Elementary  Middle/High School

    Also, click here for a letter from Superintendent of Schools Joe Bollendorf to our families.

    WTHS Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation

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    Please celebrate the Washington Township High School Class of 2020 by witnessing our virtual graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 7 p.m.  The link to the festivities is below.

    Bunker Hill Bulldog Leaders!

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    Please join in the celebration of a great 2019-20 school year at Bunker Hill Middle School by clicking on this link.

    Recognition at the Ridge!

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    Please join in the celebration of a great 2019-20 school year at Chestnut Ridge Middle School by clicking on this link.

    Washington Township Elementary School Students Honor First Responders 

    thx first 1 In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, Students from the Washington Township elementary schools came up with a very special way to offer a heartfelt thank you to our first responders for their sacrifice in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 1,000 students sent in personalized videos to make sure our first responders know how much they mean to us. A compilation of the videos can be found at this link.


    NJ Mental Health Cares Offers Free Support

    njmhc logo New Jersey residents now have access to free counseling, emotional support, information and assistance through NJ Mental Health Cares. For more information, click here for a flyer in English, or click here for the same flyer in Spanish.

    District Celebrates the Washington Township High School Class of 2020

    WTHS Class of 2020 Please join us in saluting the proud members of the Washington Township High School Class of 2020 through this video tribute that was crafted by WTHS television production teacher Kristen Dirato. We are hugging each one of you virtually and wishing you the best!



    District Art Night 2020 Postponed

     District Art Night The Washington Township Visual Art Department's District Art Night, origninally scheduled for Thursday, April 2, 2020, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Washington Township High School, has been postponed.  The event may be re-scheduled, if possible.

    District Art Night annually draws thousands to the school to view displays of K-12 student artwork, as well as to witness student-artist demonstrations. The WTHS chapter of the National Art Honor Society will be sponsoring a Fine Art and Craft Sale and wile having face-painting activities for the kids in attendance.

    District Art Night admission is free and open to the public. 

    Vaping Awareness and Resources

    stop vape 2 The Washington Township Public Schools have established a webpage with links and resources related to vaping awareness and prevention. The resources were culled from an April 2019 District presentation by Steered Straight founder Michael DeLeon. Click here to access the page and take advantage of the resources.


    Safe Schools Task Force Presentations

    safeschool 1 On Wednesday, November 28th, the District held its semi-annual Safe Schools Task Force Meeting. There were two very important presentations given at the meeting.

    The first was a presentation by Cristina Martins of the Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative regarding the vaping epidemic. Please click here for a recorded video of her presentation.

    The second was a presentation led by our School Counseling Director Ms. Jennifer Grimaldi that provides a detailed view of what we are doing to identify and support our children with their mental health, social, and emotional needs. Click here to watch that presentation.

    Learn More About the District's "Flipped Classrooms"

    flipped classrooom What is a "flipped classroom"?  Click here to learn the philosophy behind this shift in teaching and learning.

    Click here to access a video that provides additional information.

    School Safety Initiatives - Watch Video

    school safety The Washington Township Public Schools administration has implemented safety measures in all of our schools and continues to work collaboratively with the Washington Township Police to ensure the daily well-being of our students and staff.  Please click here to access a video that highlights some of our efforts.

     WTPS Statement on Website Accessibility

    access 1 The Washington Township Public Schools' website is in the process of being updated to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any website accessibility concerns may be brought to the attention of the WTPS website team at feedback@wtps.org. For more information, please view our statement on Website Accessibility.

     Superintendent's Letter on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

    ESSA Click here to access a letter from the superintendent on how to provide input to the New Jersey Department of Education.

    Washington Township, Gloucester County  

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    Please click here to visit the Washington Township municipal website.

     Important Registration Information
    calendar The Washington Township Public Schools' Registration Office currently is available via appointment only! If you need to register your child for school or have questions for the registration office, please call (856) 589-6644 x6698 to schedule your appointment. We thank you for your patience and consideration.

    Project Child Find Services Available

    Do you have or know of a special needs child ages 3 to 21 years old residing in Washington Township who may have physical, childfind mental or emotional problems? Are you aware of any child who is in need of special education programs and services?  An extra effort is being made to identify children between ages 3 to 5 for our preschool program for children with special needs.

    Project CHILD FIND, a service of the New Jersey State Department of Education, assists in identifying un-served or underserved handicapped children. Please click here for more information.