The Buck Bulletin

Back to School 2023

Chatsworth Elementary School

The Woodland Township School District values the uniqueness of individual students and provides a high quality education in our highly supportive community.

Important Dates

August 30 & 31 Teacher In-Service

September 5 - First day for students (early dismissal @ 12:50pm)

September 11 - PTO Meeting 6:30pm (in person at the school)

September 21 - Back to School Night

September 23 - Woodland Education Foundation Dine & Donate

September 25 - Regular BOE Meeting 6:30pm

District Website Update

The district website should be up and functioning properly.

District Calendar 2023-24


Lenape Regional School District and Tabernacle Township School District will be providing transportation for our students for the 2022-23 school year.

Bus passes have been mailed out to families with your child's morning pick-up and afternoon drop-off time. At the start of the school year - PATIENCE is key to the success of our bus runs. Your child should be out at their bus stop at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time. Pick-up and drop-off times will vary each day for the first week or so. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

School Lunches

For the 2023-24 school year school lunch prices will be:

Student Lunch: $3.10

Student Breakfast: $1.50

Milk: $0.55

Woodland Township School District is in a partnership with Shamong Township School District to provide our school lunches. To begin the school year, cold lunch and some hot lunch options will be available.

More hot lunch options to be added for this school year.

Google form will be emailed each Friday for ordering breakfast and lunch for the following week. Ordering form will be open from 4pm Friday afternoon until 6pm Sunday evening.

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All free and reduced lunch paperwork will be handed out first day of school. For every application returned - student will receive a soft pretzel on first pretzel day.

School Day

  • Student Full Day: 8:50am - 3:10pm

  • 8:40-8:50am - students may enter the building. Instruction begins in all classrooms at 8:50am (Students are officially marked late at 8:50am).
  • Student Early Dismissal: 8:50am - 12:50pm

*First day for students is Tuesday, September 5, 2023 – early dismissal 8:50-12:50*

Student Illness

  • It is critical for you to keep your child home if they or someone in your household is sick. We understand that this can be difficult with childcare and school age children. Support of this practice has enabled our school to remain open throughout this pandemic.
  • If a student is ill for an extended period of time and/or has to quarantine arrangements for obtaining missed school work can be made with the classroom teacher.

End of Day Parent Pick-Up Procedures

If you are picking your child up at the end of the day:

  • Student dismissal is at 3:10pm
  • Please write a note and send in with your child that day - if you need to call please do so by 2:30pm
  • If you will be transporting your child daily - you can write one note that will cover the school year. Your child will then be placed on the daily pick-up list.
  • Please pull up along the front of the school and stay in your vehicle.
  • Be prepared to show your ID until staff members know who you are.
  • A staff member will verify who you are and who you are picking up.
  • Students will exit the building and wait at a designated spot until a staff member instructs them to go to your vehicle.
  • Please do not double park. Please just stay in the car line. This is a fairly quick process :)

Specials Schedule

Monday - Art

Tuesday - PE (sneakers required)

Wednesday - PE (sneakers required)

Thursday - Health

Friday - Music

Realtime Parent Portal Information

The parent portal (accessed through the district website on the left side) will be utilized throughout the school year for various functions relating your student.

The portal is a safe and secure way of providing parents access to their child's educational records.

The portal will also allow the district to have parents sign off and give consent for various things without having to print out paper and send it home.

If you have accessed the parent portal previously, you can sign in again with same information. Portal must be accessed at start of school year for beginning of year parent acknowledgements. You will receive a separate email with your portal login information.

In order for your child to be assigned a Chromebook you must log into the portal and complete the required forms.

Attendance Policy

The Board of Education requires that the students enrolled in the district attend school regularly in accordance with the laws of the State. A pupil must be in attendance for 160 or more school days in order to be considered to have successfully completed the instructional program requirements of the grade/course to which he/she is assigned.

The educational program offered by this district is dependent on the presence of the student and requires continuity of instruction and classroom participation. Please be advised that:

1. A student who is absent without legal or special excuse receives no credit for work missed. He/she may make up major tests and may be required to make up class time;

2. When a student has been absent, arrangements should be made to make up his/her work as soon as possible;

3. Pupils may not leave school before dismissal unless a note is brought from home and approved by the superintendent. Only listed names on the emergency form will be called if parents/guardians are unavailable to pick up a child who is ill or has missed the bus. If someone else is to pick up the child, a note must be given to the office from the parent or guardian;

4. Students' absences will be checked each marking period. A letter will be sent to the parent/guardian of a student missing eight (8) days of school if absences are affecting classroom performance.

5. Letters will be sent for excessive absenteeism, and if absences continue, another letter will be sent to the parents/guardians that legal action will be taken if attendance does not improve. This does not apply if the student has a medical problem.

6. A child who has missed twenty (20) or more days of school during the year shall have the question of promotion reviewed. Board Policy #’s 5200, 5410

7. Some religious holidays are exempt as being counted as absent. Written notification signed by the parent/guardian must be sent to the school office prior to the holiday. In this case the absence will be excused;

8. Parents should make every effort to make appointments for students after school hours. However, if an appointment is necessary during the school day, the student is required to present a note to the superintendent's office that morning requesting an early dismissal. The parent or adult must come to the school at the designated time and sign the appropriate register before the student will be released. Anyone picking up a student from school will be required to present some form of picture identification. Students are encouraged to report back to school after appointments;

9. All students who are late (Start Time: 8:50) must be signed in at the front office. If a student exhibits a pattern of unexcused tardiness, the student and parents will be notified that the student will be required to stay after school. For truancy or cutting classes a student will be required to make up time missed.

Notes from the parent/guardian are required for EVERY absence even if you have notified the school by phone of your child’s absence.

You will be receiving an email providing information on how to log onto the parent portal. You will need to complete necessary information in order to access the portal to begin the school year. Please log in and complete this as soon as you can.

Student Medication

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Please contact the school nurse with any questions about dropping off medication, any individual, etc. at 609-726-1230 ext. 204 or at


Fall Cross Country - Students in grades 5-8

All student physical packets must be turned in by the first day of school in order to participate in Cross Country this fall.

You can find the packet here:

Physical Packet

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The Woodland Education Foundation's first annual Dine and Donate and basket raffle will be held on September 23, 2023 at Mayo's Halfway House.

Our goal is to raffle as many baskets as possible and bring the community together for a great cause. We are asking businesses to support community involvement by making a contribution to this event. If your business is able to donate, we will acknowledge your business's support through our social media and advertise your donation at the event.

With your help, we hope to make this year's event a huge success! This fundraiser will allow the Woodland Education Foundation to continue our mission to enhance the learning experiences for the students of Chatsworth Elementary School and fund our scholarship offerings to Woodland Township students at Chatsworth Elementary, Seneca High School and BCIT Medford.

The goals of the Woodland Education Foundation include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Technology enhancements
  • Teacher grants for projects/initiatives
  • Student field trips
  • Scholarship opportunities for Woodland Twp. students
  • Building positive relationships between school and community

If you have any additional questions, feel free to email us at or call 609-280-0521. We are looking for businesses to get involved primarily with donations, none too big or too small. We are a 501(c)(3) charity (EIN #84-2807884) and all donations are tax deductible.

Thank you,

The Woodland Education Foundation

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Homelessness Information

The Woodland Township School District ensures that homeless children enroll and succeed in school and those children and their families receive the educational services for which they are eligible. Grant funds are available for eligible families through McKinney-Vento Homeless Grant and can be accessed through the district’s Homeless Liaison. For more information, contact the Supervisor of Pupil Services/District Homeless Liaison, Carolyn Fischl, Ed.S., NCSP at 609-726-1230, 224.