WARREN, NJ - Amid cries of, ” Not yet!” “It’s not fair!” and “I’m not ready for summer to end,” Watchung Hills and all sending districts except Watchung will be returning to school on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Watchung students will return on Thursday, Sept. 5.
But for some,
Twas the night before school started
when all through the town
the parents were cheering
it was a riotous sound.
By eight the kids were washed
and tucked into bed
when memories of homework
filled them with dread.
New pencils, new folders, new notebooks too,
new teachers, new friends, the anxiety grew.
The parents just giggled when they heard of this fright
and shouted upstairs-GO TO BED-IT'S A SCHOOL NIGHT!
Some important dates to start the 2019-20 school year and plan for the first few weeks of school are:
All students will have days off with schools closed on Sept. 30 for Rosh Hashanah, Oct. 9 for Yom Kippur, Oct. 14 for Columbus Day and Oct. 15 for staff development. In addition, Watchung Hills will have a half day for Students and Faculty on Friday, Oct. 4.
And finally some Back to School night save the date information.
Sept. 24 -Green Brook Middle School
Sept. 26 - IEF
Sept. 24 - Central Middle School
Sept. 18 - ALT School
Sept. 11 -Central School
Sept. 26 - Mt. Horeb School
Sept. 12 - Woodland School
Sept. 12 (grades 5-6)
Sept. 17 ( grades 3-4)
Sept. 19 ( grades 7-8)
Sept. 24 ( grades Pre-K-2)
And at Watchung Hills, Thursday, Oct. 3 is Back to School Night and Friday, Oct. 4 is a Half Day for Students and Faculty, however, the unofficial Back to School night is the Warriors home opener this Friday night, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.
And, don't stress. According to the American Psychological Association, parents face additional stressors. "Aside from paying the mortgage, working and everyday concerns, many parents may also be worried about their children starting a new school, changing school districts, facing a more rigorous academic year or dealing with difficult social situations. Often the fear of the unknown — classmates, teachers, the school building — whether it’s the children hopping on the school bus or their parents who have to wave goodbye."
For more, see
Save the Dates: Back to School Information for Warren and WHRHS Parents and Students
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