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    Washington Township Public Schools 
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    Sewell, NJ 08080
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  • BOE to Hold Special Meeting on December 15th

    specmeet 1 The Washington Township Board of Education will host a special meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 6 p.m. The Board will be conducting its annual self-evaluation. The meeting will be held virtually via Cisco WebEx, and members of the public will be able to view the meeting through a link posted here in the days prior to the meeting.


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  • BOE Meetings to be Held Fully Virtual in November, December

    The Washington Township Board of Education will hold its November and December public meetings fully virtual via Cisco WebEx due the surge in logo 0904 cases of Covid-19. Members of the public who would like to participate in or just listen to the meetings will be able to access a link posted here in the days prior to the meetings. To access the November 24th regular session, please click here. Work sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, November 17, and Tuesday, December 15. Regular sessions will be held on Tuesday, November 24, and Monday, December 21. Public meetings begin at 7 p.m.


    Please click here for a press release with more information regarding the change.


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  • BOE to Conduct Vacancy Interviews November 16th

    webex log 21 The Washington Township Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday, November 16, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. for the purpose of interviews to fill a vacancy on the Board. The meeting will be held virtually using WebEx. Residents wishing to listen to or participate in the meeting will have the opportunity to register via a link that will be made available here in the days prior to the meeting. 

    For more information, click here for a press release detailing the meeting.


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  • Vote for OVMS in Red Ribbon Photo Contest

    red ribb logo 10 Using a collage of photos taken during Ms. Ashley Johnson’s physical education classes, students at Orchard Valley Middle School have entered the Red Ribbon Campaign’s National Red Ribbon Week’s Photo Contest. Regional winners receive $1,000 for their school.


    Click here for a press release detailing the event. Click here to vote for OVMS (you can vote every day through November 16th)!


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    Enjoy OVMS 7th Grade Social Studies Creativity

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    The OVMS social studies teams created this entertainig and historically accurate YouTube video for their 7th Grade students as part of one of their lessons. 
    Click on the link and enjoy!
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  • District Seeks Applications for 2020-21 Teachers of the Year and Educational Services Professionals of the Year

    Teacher of Year Recognizing the important role that school personnel play in the community and in the lives of children, the Washington Township Public Schools seek nominations for the District’s 2020-21 Teachers of the Year and Educational Service Professionals of the Year.  Nomination forms are available here as well as in the Eileen Abbott Central Administration Building (206 East Holly Avenue, Sewell, N.J. 08080).  Please note the Friday, December 4th deadline.  For additional information, please contact Jan Giel in the WTPS School Community Outreach Office (856-589-6644, x6550).

    The District’s award winners will be honored at the WTPS Board of Education meeting on January 26, 2021.


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    Welcome to Kindergarten!

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    We invite the parents of our newest kindergarten class to view this video as we prepare for remote learning


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  • COVID Concerns Bring Changes to WTHS’ Traditional Toy Drive

    toy drive Ongoing concerns over COVID-19 will bring changes to Washington Township High School’s 25th Annual Holiday Toy Drive, but members of the school’s junior and senior class councils, which historically sponsor the event, will not allow a pandemic to steal their holiday joy.

    In years past, the group hosted the event in a 24-hour window, with a sleepover in the school’s Core lobby and an appearance by Santa.  Because social distancing will prevent this format, students, working in cohorts of up to 12 people, will be collecting toys from community members outside of the Core Building on the following schedule:               

                                  Tuesday, December 8, 2020: 12-8 p.m.

                                   Thursday, December 10, 2020: 12-8 p.m.

    Please ensure that all donated new toys and gifts are unwrapped. Monetary donation also will be accepted.

    NHS Sponsoring Fall Food and Goods Drive

    food drive 20 The Washington Township High School Chapter of the National Honor Society, in continuance of its mission of Service, Character, Leadership, and Academics, is holding a Fall Food and Goods Collection to help those in need. Please click here to view a flyer with a list of items the group is collecting and dropoff locations for those items. The drive will benefit the St. John’s Methodist Church Food Pantry in township, and the Stockings for Soldiers Organization based out of Wilmington, Del. 

    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.


    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.



    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.

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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.