Please click below for calendars for JHWMS' daily schedule for the remainder of the school year.
Virtual Instruction: April 12-16
Therefore, the Nutley Public Schools will be 100% virtual for instruction the week following Spring break, April 12 – 16, 2021, to mitigate the transmission of COVID due to the anticipated travel of staff and families over break.
Spring Break Travel
At last night’s Board of Education meeting, there was a discussion regarding the return to five-days per week of in-person instruction for students. This increase to in-person learning is proposed to begin on Monday, April 12, contingent upon the data collected in the portal.
Discussion co-hosted by Nutley Public Schools and the Faculty and Students from the School of Medicine to answer your questions on COVID-19, symptoms, quarantining, vaccination, and more. Please submit in advance any questions you have about COVID-19 through this form.
Date and Time:
2/24/21, 7PM-8PM EST
Zoom Join Info:
Nutley music is part of who Vincent Vicchiariello is. Not only did he attend Nutley schools as a child, but he has taught at the elementary, middle school and now Nutley High School. So, it’s not surprising that he calls the Nutley band program a family. “When I took over as director at the high school, I made it a point to let the students know that we are all there for each other no matter what,” he said.
There will be a virtual parent question and answer session with the Flex teachers and our vice principal, Mr. Sullivan, on Thursday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. The link is listed below.
Please join me for a bilingual parent meeting with a special guest from Nutley Family Services on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm for a short meeting where we will discuss many important resources for you and your students.
Here is the link for the meeting on Wednesday. https://meet.google.com/jxp-jqcg-cno
On Monday night, December 21, the Nutley Board of Education voted to approve the following:
A return to work, for all staff, in the buildings on Monday, February 22, 2021.
Students in grades PreK through 2, all levels of self-contained special education, grades 7, 9 and 10 will return to hybrid instruction in the buildings on Monday, March 1, 2021.
Students in grades 3 through 6, 8, 11 and 12 will return to school for hybrid instruction on Monday, March 8, 2021.
The Nutley Board of Education will hold a Virtual Public Meeting at 6:30pm December 21, 2020.
This will be a virtual meeting conducted under emergency regulations N.J.A.C. 5:39 - 1.1 through 1.7.
Public action will be taken.
As you have been made aware, Nutley Public Schools applied for and have been approved by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to provide all resident children under the age of 18 with breakfast and lunch. This program has been on-going since March 2020. We have now been able to extend our program through June 30, 2021.
At a special meeting of the Board of Education held last night, the Board voted to approve a resolution which will keep students in grades PreK through 6 and self-contained special education in their current hybrid schedule until Wednesday, November 25.
As an additional way for students to connect with one another and their counselors this year, the School Counseling Department is offering live Virtual Meet-Ups! At the Elementary level, the grade level meet-ups will be held every other week. At the Middle and High School levels, they will be held weekly. There are also weekly parent meet
We understand that our students and families are managing many emotions surrounding the anticipation of the upcoming school year, and facing challenges at the community, family and individual levels as well. As a part of our plan to support our community, we have scheduled wellness programming events beginning next week and encourage you to attend.
Please read the letter attached, from Dr. Glazer, regarding the re-opening of school for the 2020-2021 school year.
The draft plan, outlined in this document, is not an emergency or crisis education program, and it bears little resemblance to the Virtual Learning of the 2019-20 school year. The models presented here, and the resulting compacted curricula will be comprehensive, rigorous, and adaptable to either an in-person or an online setting.
At the July 27th Board of Education meeting, the Board voted to amend the 2020-2021 school year calendar. Staff will report to the district on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, September 1, 2, and 3 for Professional Learning regarding the hybrid instruction model that we plan to implement this fall due to COVID-19. Details on these staff days will be forthcoming.
Please review the just released information from the Governor's office regarding September's Restart and Recovery Plan. As we develop our plan here in Nutley, we will update you regularly. Please continue to check your email and the district website this summer. Thank you.
As the year comes to a close, we would like to make sure you are aware of how to watch upcoming and past virtual events. This section has been created on the district website where you can watch all of these events, either at the time of their first showing, as listed below, or at a later time that is convenient for your family.
The Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 at 6:30 PM in the JHWMS Choir Room will now take place as a Virtual Online Meeting.
Formal action will be taken.
Governor Murphy announces school closures through the remainder of this school year. "This is a difficult decision and I know that many students, parents, and staff would like to be able to return to school," Murphy said in a press release. "However, I have been unwavering on the message that we need to make decisions based on science, not emotion. And while New Jersey is making great strides in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, science tells us that at this point, we can't safely re-open our schools."
According to Governor Phil Murphy, all New Jersey schools will remained closed until, at least, May 15. He announced this at Thursday's press conference.
The Nutley Board of Education will hold a Special Virtual Online Meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm. A link to the online video meeting and a telephone number for audio-only will be posted on www.nutleyschools.org shortly prior to 5:00 pm.
Upon opening the meeting, the Board will immediately go into Closed Executive Session for an undetermined period of time to discuss a pending litigation matter.
Close to 400 students, parents and staff members came out last night for dinner and a movie. In partnership with the Nutley Educational Foundation - NEF, the District presented a screening of the documentary LIKE, focusing on the perils of social media and the impact of technology on our lives. A panel discussion followed with NHS students, staff members as well as key members from our community. Thank you to all who came out for the event and for all those who helped make it possible especially Nutley Family Service Bureau and the Nutley Police Department.
Please join us for the Student Council NEON / GLOW IN THE DARK Dance on Friday, 2.7.20 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Press HERE for more information.
National School Counseling Week is February 3-7, 2020. This week, we celebrate the unique contribution of school counselors and the tremendous impact they can have in helping students and families. School counselors help students in more ways than you realize, working to support students' academic, college, career, and social emotional development. This week we celebrate them! Take a moment to thank your school counselor.
Follow this link to learn more about the school counselors' role!
Congratulations to our JHWMS students who won the VFW Post 493, Men's and Women's Auxiliary- 2019 Patriot's Pen Essay content. The Board of Education recognized these students at this week's meeting.
From the Post:
1st place: Camila L.
2nd place: Matthew B.
3rd place: Samantha G.
From the Post Auxiliary
1st place: Tar'rihana M.
2nd place: Gabriella H.
TREP$, short for enTREPreneur$, teaches students in grades 4-8 how to start their own businesses in 6-8 weeks. They learn the lessons in the six weekly workshops, and apply them at home as they build their business with the help of their families. The whole school community comes out to enjoy the TREP$ Marketplace where the young entrepreneurs launch their businesses together.
The John H. Walker Drama Club is running a school-wide apparel sale fundraiser! You can purchase JHWMS merchandise from November 1st-17th. All proceeds will go toward the Drama Club, which is putting on it's first fully staged production of Into the Woods in Spring 2020. Please visit https://johnwalker2019.itemorder.com/sale to place your order! This is an ONLINE ONLY SALE. All items will be delivered to school during the week of December 2nd.
The 8th grade Digital Production students at JHWMS wrote, produced, recorded and edited podcasts for their first project. Listen and enjoy their Tips for 7th Grade students by clicking on the links below.
The Nutley School District will observe the Week of Respect beginning Monday, October 7. In order to recognize the importance of character education, each school will provide age-appropriate instruction focusing on the prevention of harassment, intimidation, and bullying.
Last month, Governor Phil Murphy signed a law that requires all schools to publicly post the Department of Children and Families’ Child Abuse Hotline number – also called the State Central Registry (SCR) – so that students as well as teachers and administrators are made aware that it exists and can easily call, if needed.
All K-12 students attending the Nutley Public Schools during the 2019-2020 school year will have the opportunity to select books that they are interested in and motivated to read during the summer. By providing students with an element of choice, we believe that the students will be more engaged and committed to read this summer.
The New Jersey Department of Education has released school and district HIB grades as per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights (ABR) Act. The Nutley Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades for the 2017-2018 school year to the district's homepage, the HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. These grades were determined by a district self-assessment released by the New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joseph Cappello, the Anti-Bullying Coordinator, at 973-661-8989.
Dear Nutley Parents, Staff and Community Members,
Tonight, we will watch as our Nutley High School Class of 2019 graduates walk out onto the Oval for the last time as our students. When they next return, it will be as alumni.
We are so proud of their individual and class accomplishments; academically, athletically, artistically and as members of the community. In addition to these achievements, the Nutley Public School district has much to celebrate this year as well.