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West Orange School District Provides More Important Information About Start of School Year September 9

August 9, 2013 at 10:34 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ-The West Orange School District has issued several additional announcements as they prepare to begin the school year on September 9.  Broken down into topic, the latest information is as follows:

Summer Assignments Will Be Due When Your Child Returns to School:

If your child(ren) received summer assignments, they will be due the week they return to school.  Check the the West Orange Public School Summer Assignments at http://www.woboe.org:88/SitePages/Home.aspx. Your child should have received this information in June or been told where to access their assignments.

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Find elementary school assignments at: http://www.woboe.org:88/Elementary%20School/Forms/AllItems.aspx

Find middle school assignments at: http://www.woboe.org:88/Middle%20School/Forms/AllItems.aspx

Find high school assignments by department at: http://www.woboe.org:88/WOHS%20Summer%20AssignmentsBy%20Department/Forms/AllItems.aspx

School Registration Update

If your child has not yet been registered for the start of the school year in West Orange, the Registrar's office wants the community to know that parents and guardians should have them registered by September 3 to guarantee that they will be set to attend school on September 9.

All students entering the district must register by filling out a registration form and providing the necessary supporting documents found at http://wohsvmezapp.woboe.org/ezregistration.html. Registration packets are also available at the WOBOE district office at 179 Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange.

“Whether filling out forms on-line or in the registration packet, parents and/or guardians should pay close attention to the instructions regarding the documentation that is required to complete the registration, and which they must bring with them to their registration appointment, especially the Proofs of Residency including the signed and notarized documents required: Certificate of Residency – Homeowner for Homeowners or Certificate of Residency – Renter and Statement of Landlord for Renters and the students’ birth certificate. ” said Elise Norwitz, Registration Administrative Assistant.  Links for the documents can be found on the Registration Page, http://www.woboe.org/Registration/Pages/default.aspx  -Registration Documents.

Call the Registration Office once all the required documents and paperwork are completed on your end at  973-669-5400 x20505.  Leave a voice mail with your name and phone number, and the registration office will return your call to set up an appointment with you. The phone line is reviewed each day and calls are returned by the end of the next business day. 

The need for registration by September 3 is particularly true for West Orange High School.  

“Incoming high school students need to meet with a WOHS counselor to prepare a schedule so it is recommended that one act now,” continued Norwitz. “High School students will need to provide their health and immunization records and transcripts from other schools at their registration appointment, and may need to take a placement exam during their scheduling appointment with guidance.”

The WOHS Guidance Office will be closed on September 1, 5, and 6. There is no guarantee that your child will be able to begin school on September 9 if they are not registered by September 3. Call the West Orange High School Guidance office at 973-669-5301 x31600 for more information. The Guidance office will contact those who have completed their registration to schedule an appointment. 

For registered West Orange High School students, group tours of the high school are being offered on Tuesday August 13 and Thursday August 22. Call Ms. Foster to register at 973-669-5301 x31711. A 9th grade orientation is also scheduled on Thursday, August 29 from 8:30AM to 11:45 AM. Transportation is not provided for these events.

Updated Security Procedures At West Orange Schools

As noted by the district in June, new security efforts have been underway at the district's 11 school.  Some of those new measures include higher resolution cameras and monitors installed at each school's main entrance.  Additional cameras have been installed around the school's exteriors to provide more security and prevent vandalism. All classroom doors in all schools will be locked from the inside by the classroom teacher during class.  Police and school administrators will have a key.  First floor classroom windows have had blinds/shades installed so no one can see in from outside.  Room numbers have been placed on the exteriors of all buildings to allow easy identification from the outside for emergency responders.  Floor plans are updated and already on file with the West Orange Police Department.       

“The West Orange Board of Education budgeted $300,000 for security updates and most if not all updates have been implemented at this time,” said Interim Superintendent James O’Neill. “While some of the security enhancements and procedures are important to share with the community in order to foster a sense of well-being, and to provide information on protocols for parents in case of an emergency, to ensure the safety of students and staff across the district some of the security measures implemented will not be shared with the public.”

The Mock Active Shooter Drill, scheduled for August 20 at Liberty Middle School, will be discussed in detail in another article.  “This mock drill will also be an opportunity to test the West Orange Board of Education’s emergency management and communications plans, and to make adjustments if necessary,” continued O’Neill.

 

 

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