CDW Summer Update

July 29, 2022

A Message from Ms. Santa

I hope that everyone is enjoying Summer Break! The custodial staff is working hard to prepare the building for the 2022-2023 school year. We look forward to opening the doors of CDW to the students on September 6th! Please see reminders below of upcoming dates and important information.

Grade 5 Locker Day

The CDW Grade 5 Locker Day is on Wednesday, August 17th beginning at 10:00 AM and ending at 12:00 PM. As Grade 5 students will be using lockers for the first time when transitioning to CDW, we offer a time for them to come in and prepare their locker before school starts. There will be Student Government representatives at CDW guiding the Grade 5 students through the process. Parents are also welcome to come and assist their child(ren).

See the flyer below and attached for more information.

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Grade 8 Student Volunteers

If your Grade 8 child(ren) would like to help out on Locker Day on August 17th and/or New Student Orientation on September 1st, please complete THIS FORM.

Summer Academic Work

Summer work is meant to guide students to review the essential skills learned in reading and math throughout the year. This allows them to transition more smoothly to the next grade level. The links are below, and the information can also be found via the CDW website under, "For Students."

Summer Reading

Summer Math

  • Here is the strongly suggested Summer Math Work. Please read the correspondence and complete the work associated with your child's grade level completed during the 2021-2022 school year.

Supply Lists for the 2022-2023 School Year

The 2022-2023 Supply Lists are posted to the CDW website under "For Parents."

The PTO will be selling prepackaged school supplies through School Tool Box. Please see the School Tool Box information below.

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Join the PTO!

The PTO is looking for volunteers for the upcoming school year!

Volunteers play a huge part in the PTO and what we are able to offer our students and teachers. Without volunteers, many of the programs that students, teachers, and families enjoy will not be able to happen. Volunteer descriptions can be found at: under "More Info" and then "Flyers."

If you have interest in joining the PTO Board, joining or running a committee, or just want to learn more- please reach out to the PTO by visiting and selecting "Contact Old Tappan PTO" under the Help tab.

Genesis Homeroom/Period 1 Release Date

Each student's Homeroom/Period 1 class will be shared with families via the Genesis Parent Portal at the end of August. Prior to these assignments being released, parents need to complete the Summer Packet 2022-2023 Forms and Documents on the Genesis Parent Portal.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Rosica-Kirchner at (201)664-1475 or

Important Genesis Parent Portal Reminder

When filling out the Parent Portal forms in Genesis, please remember to fill out the "Student Dismissal Options" for your child so that he/she is dismissed according to your preferences starting on the 1st day of school. If you choose Option 3, your child must be signed out from the Main Office each day at dismissal. See the picture below of what it will look like in your Parent Portal.
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Chromebook Insurance Information

If you would like to purchase insurance for your child(ren)'s school issued Chromebook, please refer to the information below, or you may purchase directly from
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Mr. L's Corner

Reminders and Updates from CDW's Student Manager

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Fall Sports: Soccer and Volleyball

Dear Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s):

In order to participate in any of our middle school sports programs, your child(ren) must have his/her most recent medical records on file. Please speak with your child(ren) to see what sport(s) he/she is interested in and make sure to submit all medical documents by the dates below. Unfortunately, your child(ren) will not be able to participate/compete until all medical documents have been submitted, reviewed, and approved. Please be mindful that all physicals expire after one calendar year. Therefore, if your child(ren) submitted a physical around October 2021, then he/she will need to submit a new physical before October 2022 to complete the fall season on the team.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Tino Lauriello





B/G Basketball




*Intramurals will begin in the fall and will be held throughout the year.


Fall Sport:

Submit between July 1, 2022, and August 30, 2022

Winter Sport:

Submit before October 14, 2022

Spring Sport:

Submit before February 10, 2023

*All forms must be submitted to the school nurse, and coaches will verify all medical documents are on record.

Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Forms

Please use the Health Office Information Link for all medical documents.

All of this information can also be found in the Student Handbook.

Mark Your Calendar


Wednesday, August 17th~ 5th Grade Locker Day 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Wednesday, August 31st~ New to District Student Orientation Part I 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM


Thursday, September 1st~ New to District Student Orientation Part II 2:00 PM

Monday, September 5th~ School Closed for Labor Day

Tuesday, September 6th~ First Day for CDW Students; 12:30 PM Dismissal for Staff PD Day

Thursday, September 8th~ 7th Grade Parent Sharpe Reservation Information Meeting, 6:30 PM

Thursday, September 15th~ Back to School Night 7:00 PM (More information will be shared soon!)

Monday, September 26th~ School Closed for Rosh Hashanah