Wall High School Knightly News
A Message From Dr. Righi
It’s my pleasure to welcome you to another school year and let you know some important, upcoming dates.
First, our 9th grade orientation is finalized and should prove to be informative. All incoming 9th graders and their parents will meet on Wednesday, August 23rd, in the High School auditorium at 10:00am. *Please have your child sit with you in the auditorium*
After a brief meeting, the students will leave to receive their schedules and tour of the building while the parents get to hear a presentation on vaping.
The faculty will start the year with two staff-development days on September 1st and September 5th. *Students start school on Wednesday, September 6th, with a full-day schedule*
Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, September 14th. More information will be sent to you shortly.
Please consider joining us for our Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meetings. These meetings will offer you a chance to hear information regarding school programs and other important information directly from the High School Administration. The PAC meeting schedule can be found here.
We’ve been working hard this summer to improve the way in which we provide support for our students and we’re very excited to get off to a great start on September 6th.
Enjoy the remaining days of summer!
🏫 September 6, 2023: A/B Bell Schedule 🎒
Homeroom: 7:20 AM - 7:27 AM (7 minutes)
Block 1A: 7:27 AM - 8:07 AM (40 minutes)
Block 2A: 8:12 AM - 8:52 AM (40 minutes)
Block 1B: 8:57 AM - 9:37 AM (40 minutes)
Block 2B: 9:42 AM - 10:22 AM (40 minutes)
UNIT LUNCH: 10:22 AM - 11:02 AM (40 minutes)
Block 3A: 11:07 AM - 11:47 AM (40 minutes)
Block 4A: 11:52 AM - 12:32 PM (40 minutes)
Block 3B: 12:37 PM - 1:17 PM (40 minutes)
Block 4B: 1:22 PM - 2:02 PM (40 minutes)
❗ Important Information ❗
Monday, August 21st at 3:30 p.m.: Schedules Released
Valid reasons for which a student may request a change of schedule include:
An error or omission in data entry
Meeting a graduation requirement (seniors)
Course failures, which prohibit progress to the next sequential course
Successful summer school attendance allowing progress to the next sequential course
In order to honor, where possible, the student’s original course selection requests
Any student requesting a change of schedule must do so by Friday, September 15th. The dropped course will not become a part of the student’s permanent record. A student dropping a course after September 15th will have the course printed on his/her permanent record. The course will appear on the student’s transcript as either Withdraw Pass (WP) or Withdraw Fail (WF) based upon the grade at the time of dropping the course. This policy for changes will be followed at all times.
- The Genesis portal also communicates busing information. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding busing, please contact the Transportation Department at 732.681.7698
Don't forget your summer assignments! 📚
We wanted to share some details to assist you in gearing up for a successful start of the 2023-2024 school year. All AP classes have a required summer assignment. Most math courses have an optional assignment to enhance your readiness for the math course. Summer Reading is required in all grades.
You can access Summer Assignments on the Wall High School Website under the Academics tab or by following this link:
🍽️ Lunch Information 🥪
Free and Reduced Lunch Application
A new program has been implemented to qualify more children for free meals. Even if you have not qualified in the past, your child may qualify for no-cost meals through the Working-Class Families Anti-Hunger Act. Please fill out an application online for Free and Reduced school meals at PaySchools Central.
For your convenience, we have attached the paper copy of the application for you to print or you can call your child's school to request one to be mailed home.
For questions email Debra Markoski, WTPS Food Service Manager, at email@example.com.
Welcome Mr. Tarantin! New Freshman Counselor!
Dear Incoming Freshmen,
I hope you are having a great summer and enjoying your time off from school. This year, I have the exciting opportunity to be in a new position as your 9th grade freshmen school counselor. This is my fourth year working at Wall High School and I am looking forward to working with you this school year to help transition you into high school and meet your goals as you endeavor into a new chapter in your life. I am here to help support you in any way I can!
Scoir: New College Platform
Scoir is a solution for students, supporters, counselors, and colleges focused on finding the right fit through a unified college search and planning network. This platform connects students to a powerful set of tools to help them identify their talents, search for their college fit, plan with their supporters, and apply when ready. As a parent/guardian, you play an integral role on Scoir by providing your student(s) with college suggestions, financial information, and general guidance.
For more information click here to view the Parent/Guardian Scoir Guide or view the video below.
**All visits are during Unit Lunch at 10:22 a.m. in the Counseling Office**
More visits may be added. Please check the College Visit Calendar for updates.
Monday, September 18th
* Muhlenberg College
Tuesday, September 19th
* Penn State University
* University of Delaware
Wednesday, September 20th
* Lafayette College
* Towson University
Tuesday, September 26th
* University of New Hampshire
Wednesday, September 27th
* Fairfield University
* Rutgers University (Camden)
Thursday, September 28th
* College of Charleston
* Monmouth University
🦸♂️ Clubs & Activities 🎭
Clubs & Activities Fair 2023
Get Involved and make this year count!
All students are invited to join us in the Courtyard during
Unit Lunch on Wednesday, September 27th (Rain Date: 9/28)
to learn about the clubs and activities WHS has to offer.