WRMS Weekly Update

November 4, 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.

In-person Learning Checklist

Each day your student is in-person, please make sure they bring each of the following with them:

  • 2 masks (1 on + a back-up)
  • A fully charged, school-issued chromebook
  • Headphones
  • Refillable water bottles
  • Tissue packs
  • Individual hand sanitizer
  • Other materials according to their teachers

Middle School Parent Survey

We welcome your feedback about hybrid and remote learning through this survey.

Halloween Pictures

Typically we have a fun section in our yearbook with Halloween pictures. We'd like to try to continue this, and would appreciate any pictures you could share with us. Please send them to tracey.zalarick@wwrsd.org or ashley.koehler@wwrsd.org. Thank you!!

Remote Attendance

We have a number of students who are missing one or two classes during the course of a remote day. Please be proactive in communicating with Mrs. McDonough and your student's assistant principal (below) if this is a planned absence or technical issues. Our assistant principals will be reviewing each student's attendance to ensure students are attending class when they should be, and discipline may be assigned accordingly.

Grade 6: michael.corso@wwrsd.org

Grade 7: barry.albert@wwrsd.org

Grade 8: michael.attanasio@wwrsd.org

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 started going home today and will also on Monday, 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, remote students can also pick up their agendas, WW masks, remaining chromebooks, and yearbooks from last year if they ordered one, as well.

Special Education Parent Advisory Council Meeting

The next Special Education Parent Advisory Council meeting will be held on November 11, 2020, at 6:30 PM via zoom. All parents are encouraged to attend! Laura Junta and Benni Versaci from Spectrum of Care Management and Counseling LLC will be discussing Support Coordination and transition planning for individuals ages 18-21. Jessica Gluck, Assistant Director of Special Services, and Ray Renshaw, Director of Special Services will help to facilitate this discussion and share additional resources regarding DDD services. It is never too soon to start planning for your child's future.

Please click on the zoom link below to attend:


Meeting ID: 868 1183 9433

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Kindergarten Registration

The Westwood Regional School District will open online Kindergarten registration for the 2021‑2022 school year on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. This is a pre-registration only; students will not be considered enrolled until parents/guardians submit the required documentation at an in-person registration appointment.

Be aware that your child must reside in the Borough of Westwood or Township of Washington and be five (5) years old on or before October 1, 2021 to enter Kindergarten next September.

For more information, click here. We look forward to welcoming your kindergartener!

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.

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...

  • 11/11 & 11/12 - Picture Days
  • 11/11 & 11/12 - Remote Student Tours (during pictures)
  • 11/19 - End of Quarter 1
  • 11/19 - Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 PM
  • 11/25 - Early Dismissal
  • 11/26 & 27 - District Closed
  • 11/30 - Report Cards available in Genesis

This week's schedule:

  • Monday, 11/9: B Day, Group 1 in-person, periods 1-5, lunch, 6-7

  • Tuesday, 11/10: A Day, Group 2 in-person, periods 1-5, lunch, 6-7
  • Wednesday, 11/11: B Day, Group 1 in-person, periods 7-3, lunch, 2-1
  • Thursday, 11/12: A Day, Group 2 in-person, periods 7-3, lunch, 2-1
  • Friday, 11/13: B Day, Group 1 in-person, periods 1-5, lunch, 6-7