CDW Weekly Wrap-Up
October 8, 2021
A Message from Ms. Santa
CDW is officially midway through the first marking period of the 2021-2022 school year! We have accomplished so much already this school year in such a short amount of time. The students have completed the NJ Start Strong standardized tests, we had an in-person Back to School Night, the 7th Graders went on their traditional trip to Sharpe, and we are currently preparing for our 8th Grade visit to NVOT which is next week. (The permission slip went home October 1st and is due this upcoming Monday, October 11th.) Stay tuned for many more events yet to come!
Just a reminder, at the bottom of each CDW Weekly Wrap-Up are upcoming, important dates!
Marking Period 2 CE Options for Grades 5-8
Please see the descriptions of the possible CE choices below.
The Hallways and Décor of CDW
On the first Monday of every month, Mrs. DeSciora's class reflects on the previous month's goal, and then sets new ones. This bulletin board is called, "Mindset Motivation." The goals are posted anonymously on the classroom bulletin board, which is a visual reminder.
The second display of Mrs. DeSciora's students' hard work is from the "The Lady or the Tiger" Door Assignment. The class read, "The Lady or the Tiger" and were tasked with creating a door that opens to reveal what the man saw when he opened the door. The students wrote a short paragraph to express their thoughts.
Halloween at CDW!
When your child(ren) is choosing a Halloween costume, please remember:
The costume must allow the student to see to ensure safety.
If the costume has an accompanying weapon (knife, sword, gun, bow/arrow, etc.), your child will not be permitted to bring it to school.
Your child will wear the costume for the length of the school day so it should be something that allows him/her to walk and sit comfortably.
Costumes should comply with our dress code (page 7 of our Student Handbook).
Students do not have to wear a costume. Some students might opt to wear black and orange.
All students must continue to wear the "regular mask" that he/she has been wearing to school each day.
FRIGHT NIGHT is back!
Grades 5-7 Parent(s)/Guardian(s), please sign up using the Sign-Up Genius links below to volunteer:
Desserts, supplies, etc - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B45ABAE23A4FB6-frightnight2
7th Grade Sharpe Trip
Interim Progress Reports
If you have any questions about any of the comments on the Interim Report and/or grades that you see in the Grading module, please feel free to contact the teacher(s) for more information.
The Mid-Marking Period Interim Reports will be available for parents to view on Tuesday, October 12th at 12:00 PM.
Please see the fliers below for more information.
Nex-Trex Plastic Film Recycling Program
Art Room Supplies Needed!
- Plastic Bags
See the Flyer from Ms. Watters HERE.
Chromebook Insurance Information
Lunch Vendors are Back!
Join the PTO!
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: OTPTO.org 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 OTPTO.org and selecting "Contact Old Tappan PTO" under the Help tab.
Travel Quarantine Requirements
We know that families are planning trips in the near future so below is the current information regarding the need to quarantine after travel. Please remember that travel quarantines are subject to change based on guidance from the CDC and/or Governor Murphy. The information below is current as of September 17, 2021.
- Traveling within the United States - Currently, there is no requirement to quarantine if you and your family travel within the United States.
- Traveling Internationally - If you and your family travel to a country on the CDC's Travel Ban list, your child(ren) is required to quarantine for 7-10 days upon their return to the United States. This list can be found by clicking here. If you plan to travel internationally, please contact me to discuss your child's quarantine period.
If Your Child is Not Feeling Well
- has a fever. Students should be fever-free for 24 hours without medication prior to returning to school.
- is nauseous or is vomiting.
- has diarrhea
Due to Covid-19, if your child comes to school with the following symptoms, Mrs. McCarthy, our school nurse, will call you to pick up your child from school:
- At least two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, rigors, myalgia, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose; OR
- At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, new taste disorder.
Any student who falls into one of the categories above will be required to have a negative Covid-19 test to return to school. If your child has a chronic illness with one or more of the above symptoms, please contact Mrs. McCarthy so she is aware.
Anytime your child is not feeling well, and will not attend school, please contact Mrs. McCarthy at 201-664-1475 ext. 2103.
Mark Your Calendar
Monday, October 11th~ Columbus Day 12:30 PM Dismissal for Students
Thursday, October 14th~ 8th Grade NJHS Induction Ceremony
Tuesday, October 19th~CDW Picture Day
Monday, October 25th/Tuesday, 26th~ 6th Grade Field Trip