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District Announcements
Teacher Appreciation Week--A Message from the Superintendent of Schools
Every school day, the 806 teachers working in the Wayne Township Public Schools deliver over 5,000 lessons to their students.  Quietly, they deliver lessons that change lives and inspire students.  They often give students much more to think about after school besides their homework.  There are countless examples of our teachers extending themselves well after the final bell.

Today is a special day to celebrate our teachers.  On behalf of the Wayne Township Board of Education and the administration, it is my pleasure to express sincere appreciation for their excellent work and dedication.   We thank our teachers for being models of patience, honesty, wisdom, responsibility, generosity and for their commitment to lifelong learning. 

Mark Toback
Superintendent of Schools
Unused Emergency Days and Memorial Day Break
Currently, the district used two of four emergency days.  With the two remaining, the Board approved extending the Memorial Day break to include Friday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 31.  In the event that one additional emergency day is needed, the Memorial Day break will only be extended to include Friday, May 27.
"In a Different Key: The Story of Autism" Book Discussion
Please join the Department of Student Support Services, Wayne Special Parent Association, and Wayne Public Library Foundation for a book discussion, In A Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donovan and Caren Zucker. This event will be held on Tuesday,
May 3, at 7:00 pm in the Wayne Public Library. Please click here for further information.
Reminder - Wayne Community Forum, Tuesday, May 3rd
We are honored to have the opportunity to partner with Mayor Vergano and the Wayne Township Police Department to present the "Wayne Community Forum, Let's Hear from the Kids", an anti-drug initiative designed to provide updated information about the most current drug trends in our area. We hope to see you and your child at this special and informative event on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wayne Hills High School auditorium. A letter with more details has been sent to all parents and guardians of middle and high school students. Click here for a copy of the letter from Mayor Christopher Vergano and Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback.
2016 Summer Camp Opportunities
The Wayne Education Foundation is pleased to offer their 2016 Summer Camp schedule.  All camps will be held at Wayne Hills High School during the weeks of July 11-15; July 18-22; and July 25-29.  All camps are instructed by certified teachers to provide a higher quality camp experience.

Register early as the classes will close when they reach maximum participants.  There are many fun-filled camps to choose from including Camp Adventure; Instrumental Camp; New Game Development; Art Camps; Mad Scientist; Kindergarten Enrichment; K-12 Interactive Camps, and a 3-week Arts Quest Theater Arts Camp featuring Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  Click here to view the flyer.  For more information and to download the application and camp brochure, which include frequently asked questions and answers, click here.   
School Announcements
Mandatory 8th grade re-registration

Attention 8th grade parents/guardians,

The Wayne Public Schools will be requiring all enrolled eighth grade students in the district to provide current documents that demonstrate residency in Wayne.
Please carefully review the contents of the attached letter for specific directions.

Schuyler student featured in TREP$ on Track
Click here to read an article from the latest addition of TREP$ on Track, featuring Schuyler student Mackenze and her "Coast to Coast" company.  
Safety Town 2016
Safety Town is in need of volunteers for a two-week commitment during the weeks of July 5- July 29, 2016 . The volunteers will assist the Safety Town Teachers with interactive, activity based learning about safety issues for children who are going to enter Kindergarten in the fall of 2016.
Registrations are being accepted online using your Community Pass account.There is a limited number of Volunteers accepted so we encourage you to register soon!  All completed registrations will be approved.   Please register by June 1, 2016. 

UPDATED! PARCC assessment

The PARCC assessment will be administered from Tuesday, April 12 through Thursday, May 5.  Grade level testing dates are as follows

Grade 6: 4/12-4/14 (ELA, morning), 4/15-4/19 (Math, afternoon)
Grade 8: 4/21-4/25 (ELA, morning), 4/26, 4/27, 4/29 (Math, afternoon)
Grade 7: 5/2-5/4 (ELA, morning), 5/5-5/9 (Math, afternoon)

*Please review the grade-level specific emails that will be sent prior to testing

8th grade Promotion DVD
Please see attached to order a copy of the Class of 2016 Promotion DVD.
Governor's Educators of the Year
Schuyler-Colfax Middle School is pleased to announce that Mrs. Diane Meigh and Mrs. Marcine Cirigliano have been selected as Teacher and Educational Specialist of the year.  Nominations were submitted by both parents and colleagues and were reviewed by a committee of stakeholders.  Congratulations to two well-deserving candidates who help make Schuyler-Colfax Middle School a great place to teach and learn!
Updated - Washington D.C. trip
Attention eighth grade parents/students,
We are now accepting the final payment for the Washington DC trip, in the amount of $368.00. This payment is due February 1st on Community Pass.
- Trip insurance is still available for purchase for $21.
- Attached  please find the following forms that must be filled out:
  • Medical Information Form - return ASAP for all students attending
  • Indemnification Form - return ASAP for all students attending
  • Wayne Health Services Form -  for students who need medication (other than Tylenol) return by 4/15/16 filled out by your doctor and with the medication​

Schuyler-Colfax Middle School wins garden grant
Sustainable Jersey for Schools announced the 46 New Jersey schools and school districts selected to receive Sustainable Jersey for Schools small grants funded by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA.) Schuyler-Colfax Middle School was awarded one of eleven $10,000 grants to establish a "Digging in the Dirt" school garden program.  Stay tuned as we  transform our upper courtyards to produce gardens. 

Schuyler-Colfax Middle School • 1500 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470 • Phone: 973-633-3130

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