Hybrid and Virtual Cohorts

As you know, this year will be like no other- and that includes this year's unique scheduling needs. We hope this will assist you in preparing for your child's hybrid and/or virtual classes:

If your child is Cohort A, they will attend WDMS on Mondays and Wednesdays for in-person instruction and learn virtually on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

If your child is Cohort B, they will attend WDMS on Tuesdays and Thursdays for in-person instruction and learn virtually on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

If your child is Cohort C, they will attend WDMS on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and learn virtually on Fridays.

If your child is Cohort D, they will learn virtually every day.

Parents must complete the survey that was emailed on October 1st verifying their child's cohort by 5:00 pm by October 8th.

WDMS Is Helping to Ease the Stress of Virtual Instruction

WDMS knows that full virtual instruction can be stressful for both students, staff and parents. In an effort to assist our families, WDMS launched our “WDMS Student & Parent Text Help Line”! Students and parents can text questions at any time to 856-539-4632 if there are any questions about school, or need to speak with an administrator or counselor.

Also, WDMS School Counselors have compiled updated well-being and mental health resources to improve families’ access to these types of supports. Within our Outpatient Counseling/Therapy guide, parents can also view which local mental health agencies are providing in-person and telehealth appointments and what insurances they accept. You can find these resources on our school website by clicking “Well-Being & Mental Health Supports - Click Here!”.

RESPECT WEEK October 5th - October 9th

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WDMS New Student & 5th grade Student Orientation

WDMS is excited to be able to host an Orientation for all interested new students and 5th graders. Attendance is by appointment only and will include the student and one adult. All visitors will be required to complete a brief health screening prior to entering the building and masks must be worn throughout the entire visit.

During your visit, you will have the opportunity to tour the building, visit the classrooms, and meet several staff members. There will also be several WDMS Swag items available for cash and carry purchase. These items include WDMS athletic socks ($15), WDMS steel refillable water bottles ($20), and our Eagle Launch tie-dye t-shirt in the color of your wing-5th-yellow, 6th-blue, 7th-red, 8th-green. The shirts are $12 each. We have limited colors and sizes on hand, however, shirts can be ordered to meet your needs.

5TH GRADE PARENTS: The two dates available are Tuesday, October 27, and Thursday, October 29 between the hours of 8 am - 11 am and 12 pm - 3 pm. An invite link was emailed to 5th grade parents.

6TH-8TH GRADE PARENTS OF STUDENTS NEW TO WDMS: The two dates available are Tuesday, October 27, and Thursday, October 29 between the hours of 11 am -12 pm. An invite link was emailed to parents of students new to WDMS.

October 5th is World Teacher's Day!

Submit a Staff Shout-Out!

October 5th is World Teacher's Day! What better way to salute our WDMS Teachers than to submit a Staff Shout-Out! We will send out this form every Monday as we hope to recognize staff weekly!


Governor Murphy announced on August 3, 2020, that all students and staff MUST wear masks at all times unless eating, drinking, or where medical documentation states otherwise. As we anticipate our Hybrid Reopening on November 9th, we will require masks to be worn in the buildings at all times. Students are encouraged to place one or two masks in a labeled sandwich bag to keep in their classroom. We are researching safe ways to help students and staff with mask comfort and handling other issues. Face shields may be used as a substitute for other face coverings for students with special needs. Please see the New Jersey Department of Education guidance on face coverings here.

From the Nurse's Office:

As Hybrid learning begins on November 9th, we would like to remind parents of some important health issues. Please let me know if your child has any significant health history, life-threatening allergies, or special medical concerns. If your child has any of the following medical conditions, please complete the appropriate forms. This would include:

· Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan

· Asthma Action Plan

· Seizure Care Plan

· School Diabetic Care Plan

· Daily Medications, over the counter medications, and/or as needed medications. (Medication Administration Record form signed by a Licensed Healthcare Provider).

For ALL medications, you must bring the medication to school yourself in the original pharmacy-labeled bottle; do not send with your child.

Please bring in the required forms and medications prior to November 1st.

Please email the school nurse with any questions. Thank you!

Kimberly Lee, RN, MSN, CRNP



Please join us in supporting our WDMS Music Department with Fun Pasta Fundraising. Whether you’re a College Football fan, Dog Lover, Musician, Pirate, Vegan, Hockey Player, Dancer, Gymnast or so much more, Fun Pasta has something for you. Great for stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, or a night where you’d like to smile while you eat dinner, we are here to help. The products are unique, affordable, healthy and make great gifts! This year our entire fundraiser is online and accepting orders until 11/29/2020. Please click HERE for the direct link to order. Any Questions? Please email Mrs. Manzano at mmanzano@wdeptford.k12.nj.us

Operation Blessing

As you may know, Operation Blessing is community-wide event that assists families in need during the holiday season. This year, each school in our district will adopt twenty families. If interested in donating or sponsoring a family through Operation Blessing this year, please contact WDMS Nurse, Kim Lee at klee@wdeptford.k12.nj.us. Together, we can make a difference!


Bus routes will be emailed to WDMS families during the last week of October in preparation for the school reopening Monday, November 9th.

WDMS ATHLETICS-Spectator Guidelines

  • All spectators must wear a mask
  • All spectators should bring their own seating as bleachers will not be available
  • All spectators will be asked to social distance whenever possible

Red Ribbon Week October 26th - October 30th

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Follow this link to the school district website and click "Student Technology Support Request Form" if you need assistance with your student's Chromebook.