WRMS Weekly Update

October 23, 2020

Daily Health Screening for Students

Please continue to conduct this screening at home, daily. If your student is symptomatic or potentially exposed, please contact Mrs. Penn at deborah.penn@wwrsd.org ASAP.

Hybrid Calendar Change

Please find our updated Hybrid Calendar for the remainder of 2020.

COVID-19 Testing and Flu Vaccinations

Mobile COVID-19 testing and flu vaccinations will cover various municipalities next week:


Thank you!

Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission


Attendance Update

We are in the process of improving our attendance processes in Genesis. We are in the process of updating students with the pictured icon to indicate what days they were learning virtually. Also, the "excused-remote" attendance code, for days when your student should have been in-person but instead was learning from home, will now indicate they were "present". If your student is staying home to learn on a day when s/he is scheduled to come in, please contact Mrs. McDonough via email (sharon.mcdonough@wwrsd.org) or by phone (201-664-5560 x6000). Thank you!

Remote Learning Support

We'd like to keep the success going, and could use your support with students on their remote days. Students must be on time to their remote classes (the bell schedule is in place even at home), and keep their screens on for the entirety of the time requested. Virtually, students are in class from 8:15 - 3:04, and most classes are live. Students should not be leaving unless their absence is recorded with our attendance office.

We could also use your support with the at-home learning environments. The better the in-school learning environment is mimicked at home, the better-off the student will be through the transitions. Students should not be playing music, they should not be on their phones, and parents and siblings should not be interrupting classes. Rule of thumb - if it wouldn't happen while they were in-person, it shouldn't happen at home. Thank you!!

If your student needs support, academic or otherwise, please reach out to their guidance counselor or AP, we are absolutely here to help them!

Chromebook Issues

If you need help with your school-issued chromebook, please have your student email tech.help@wwrsd.org from their school account.

Picture Days

Picture days are re-scheduled for Wednesday, November 11th and Thursday, November 12th. Group 1 students will have their pictures taken on the 11th and Group 2 on the 12th. Remote students can come in on their corresponding group days from 1:30 - 3:00 for their pictures. All pictures will be taken outside by the new main entrance, weather and temperatures permitting.

Forms will be going home when we return, but here, also, is the link to a digital copy.

Tours for Full Remote Students

Tours for full remote students will correspond with picture days. Students will be taken in small groups around the building following their pictures being taken. Please make sure you bring your mask!

At this time, students can pick up their agendas, WW masks, remaining chromebooks, and yearbooks from last year if they ordered one, as well.

Mischief Night and Halloween

Please see the linked letter from the WTPD and WWPD. Have fun, and be safe!

Travel Reminder

This is a reminder from the Westwood Regional School District Medical Department that if you are planning on traveling out of State, whether it’s for a day, weekend or an extended vacation, you should check the NJDOH Travel Advisory, NJ Travel Advisory Hub, prior to leaving.

This site is continually updated but if you travel to another state that is on the list, you will need to quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to school and/or work.

Recent clarification from the Department of Health regarding “traveling through a state” specified that if you are traveling and stop at a rest stop, short layover, etc., and do not visit anyone in that state, then you would not have to quarantine. However, if you stay less than 24 hours in a designated state that is on the list and visit someone in that state, even for a short period of time, you would have to quarantine for the 14 days because you have then increased your risk factor for contracting COVID-19.

Feel free to contact your building nurse for any questions regarding this matter.

Information on Distribution of Meals

Even in school-wide remote, meal pickup remains on the same schedule. Pickup is from 12:30 to 1:30, and the Middle School location has been moved to the new main entrance by the parking lot.

GROUP 1 and FULL REMOTE: On Mondays they will be given meals for Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday they will be given meals for Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

GROUP 2: On Tuesdays they will be given meals for Monday and Tuesday. On Thursday they will be given meals for Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Please click here for information on pre-ordering lunch and on free and reduced lunch.

Student Support

The Guidance Counselors are available every day to meet with students regardless of whether they are scheduled for in-person or remote learning. In an effort to maintain current safety guidelines, students are strongly encouraged to request meetings with their counselors by emailing them. Counselors will contact the student as soon as possible to schedule an online or in-person meeting. Counselors will continue to see students on an emergency basis, as well.

If your student is having difficulty, be is academic, technological, social emotional or more, please reach out to us! Our trained staff is here to support them whether we are in-person or remote!



Assistant Principals:

PSO Information

The WRMS PSO is gearing up for the school year! Thank you for the balloon arrangements to brighten our students' arrivals this week!

We are a Box Tops school! Even though Box Tops has gone digital, there are still some products out there that have unexpired traditional clips. If you see the traditional clip on the box, you can still get credit for those as long as they are not expired! Please have your student turn those in by the new main office and keep scanning your receipts!

Bergen County Mental Health & Community Support Resources

Please find a Bergen County Mental Health resource document for your reference and support. You can also check out the resource page on www.BergenResourceNet.org regarding resources about inclusion, social consciousness and understanding, etc.

Community Flyers

Please click here to access an online library of electronic flyers for our community partners.

Save the Date!

Please mark your calendars for important upcoming events...

  • 10/29 - Board of Education Meeting
  • 11/3 - Per Executive Order-177, "All public primary and secondary schools shall be closed to in-person instruction on November 3"; therefore, we will schedule an "All remote" day of instruction for all groups. Please mark your calendars.
  • 11/5 & 6 - District Closed
  • 11/11 & 11/12 - Picture Days
  • 11/11 & 11/12 - Remote Student Tours (during pictures)
  • 11/25 - Early Dismissal
  • 11/26 & 27 - District Closed

Monday is a remote B day.