COVID Concerns Bring Changes to WTHS’ Traditional 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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"
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
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
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 email@example.com. For more information, please view our statement on Website Accessibility.
Superintendent's Letter on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
to access a letter from the superintendent on how to provide input to the New Jersey Department of Education.
Washington Township, Gloucester County
Please click here
to visit the Washington Township municipal website.
Important Registration Information
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, 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.