Wolf Hill News - Welcome Back!

August 22, 2023

Principal's Message

Dear Wolf Hill Families,


I hope that your summer has been amazing and filled with laughter, joy, and making memories! As we close in on the start of the 2022-2023 school year, I wanted to reach out and provide you with much needed information to start the year off smoothly! We are excited to welcome our learners back! We remain committed to providing each and every one of our students access to a high quality education while remaining committed to the social and emotional growth of our students and staff. We remain committed to flexibility and a collaborative process with our school community stakeholders in order to ensure that our students find optimal success this coming year.


The Wolf Hill school staff has been hard at work preparing for the upcoming school year and are looking forward to a tremendous year of learning, laughing, and engagement. Building relationships with students is always at the forefront and heart of what we do as educators. I know that with a collaborative effort between home and school we can make this an unforgettable school year and a truly positive experience for our students. Our staff is ready, willing, and able to provide assistance where needed for our students and parent community.


We will have some exciting new facility upgrades ready for our students when they return! We have a brand new cafeteria, media center, and a fully functioning play area! Our play area is equipped with two new playgrounds (Preschool and K-4), swing apparatuses for both, a paved blacktop area with games, a gaga ball pit, full court basketball, and a disc golf set! The play area is also fully monitored by security cameras to ensure student safety. Our Kindergarten classroom renovations will be complete by October 1st with fully functioning bathrooms!


We are also excited to announce that we will be offering a new special area class to all students. It will be a STEAM special that all students will be offered once a week. Mrs. Mistretta will be transitioning from her 4th grade role to spearhead this new initiative for our students. Ms. Kallok will be transferring from Maple Place to the Wolf Hill family as our new 4th grade teacher! We are excited to have her as a part of our team. We also welcome in a new fulltime Gifted and Talented teacher, Mrs. Goldsmith, a new instructional coach in Mrs. LaSalle, and a new preschool teacher in Mrs. Harmon! We are every excited about the positive impact these additions will have on our school community and student population!


As we embark on a new school year, I am confident that with a continued commitment to a collaborative relationship, we will ensure a strong home to school connection to support student learning. I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of your summer and I cannot wait to see all of you again in the halls of Wolf Hill in September. Please read all sections of the newsletter below as they contain important and pertinent information.


Sincerely,

Mr. Mags

Main Office Staff

We welcome our new school secretary, Mrs. Tomaino to Wolf Hill! Mrs. Tomaino comes to us after having spent the past few years as the Maple Place School secretary. If you need any assistance at all with anything, please feel free to contact her in the Main Office at extension 2110.


Mr. Gomez returns for his second year as our school security officer. Prior to his arrival at Wolf Hill, he served as a West Long Branch police officer for over 35 years. He will be heading up our School Safety Team and planning and conducting our school security drills.


I will be returning for year 4 as the principal of Wolf Hill School! Prior to coming to Oceanport, I served as a teacher from Grades 1-4 for 9 years in Hazlet and as a Curriculum Director/Vice Principal in Union Beach for a year and a half. Please feel free to email me or call the main office if you ever need anything!

2022-2023 School Calendar

Please review the board approved 2022-2023 school calendar. This contains all the pertinent dates for Back to School Night, Conferences, 4 hour sessions, school closures, etc.

Important Information

❏ Schedules and teacher assignments will be available on the Realtime parent portal on Friday, August 26th. Please note that many factors go into scheduling and student placement. If you do not have your portal login credentials, please contact Mrs. Tomaino in the Main Office.

❏ The first day of school for students will be on Tuesday, September 6th. This will be a 4 hour session. (8:35AM-12:35PM)

❏ The regular school day will run from 8:35AM - 3:05PM for K-4 STUDENTS.

Students can enter the building beginning at 8:35AM each morning. Homeroom starts at 8:45AM. Arriving to school after 8:45 AM will result in the student being marked late.

❏ Bus students will enter the building through Door #2 at the end of the bus loop just like last year.

❏ Walkers may enter the building through Door #11 or Door #2 if being dropped off in the bus loop.

❏ Walkers and Parent Pickup will be dismissed out various doors by grade level.

  1. Grade K - Door #1
  2. Grade 1 and Grade 2 - Door #2
  3. Grade 3 - Door #11
  4. Grade 4 - Door #10

❏ Please note that the bus loop should remain cleared of all cars from 8:15 AM - 8:35 AM each morning and from 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM each afternoon to allow adequate time and space for our school busses.

Student Handbook and Code of Conduct

Please review the attached Student Handbook and Code of Conduct. It is important that review all sections of this document. Please also fill out the attached google form and sign that you read and understand the Code of Conduct.


The Google Form for sign off can be accessed here: https://forms.gle/3L9uYgTsu4Can8tVA

Student Dismissal Form

The first few days of school can be hectic with student dismissal. Please fill out the attached dismissal form prior to the first day of school so that we can plan and prepare for how your child will be dismissed each day. Please remember that ANY CHANGE in dismissal procedures must be communicated the main office by 12 PM and to the classroom teacher in writing.


The dismissal form can be accessed here: https://forms.gle/gdv14Un1KP6Jhtu29

Media Clearance Form

We like to take lots of pictures of our students in action for newsletters, the school website, and social media. Please fill out the Media Consent Form attached to help us organize who can and cannot be photographed.


Media Consent form can be accessed here: https://forms.gle/gBK8TafHZfrcAzYGA

Walker Permission Slip

Fourth Grade students are permitted to walk home with their siblings at the end of each day. Parents must fill out a Walker Permission Slip and return to the school for both the fourth grader and any sibling who will be walking with them. Please fill out the form and return to the main office.

Kindergarten Playdate!

Please see the information attached below for the upcoming Kindergarten Play Date organized by the PTO!

Preschool Playdate!

Please see the information attached below for the upcoming Kindergarten Play Date organized by the PTO!

Champion's Childcare Enrollment (K-4)

Kindergarten Orientation

Preschool Orientation

New Student Orientation

ANY student that is new to the district may come for a tour of our school on Tuesday, August 30th at 9 AM! If you cannot make that day, please reach out to Mr. Maglione to schedule another visitation day.

Important Dates for September!

September 5th- Schools closed for Labor Day

September 6th - First Day for Students! (4 Hour Session)

September 7th - 4 Hour Session

September 8th - First Full Day of School for Students!

September 15th - 4 Hour Session for Students, Back to School Night at Maple Place

September 16th - Challenge the Principal, Dunk Tank Challenge! (Make sure you complete your summer reading assignments to participate in a chance to dunk Mr. Mags!)

September 21st - Wolf Hill Picture Day!

September 21st - Board of Education Meeting!

September 22nd - 4 Hour Session for Students, Back to School Night at Wolf Hill

September 26th - District is CLOSED