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MP 2 Interim Progress Reports Available on Parent Portal
Date: 12/22/2017
Pre-K thru 4th Grade Birthday Celebration/Dress Down Click for more details
Date: 12/22/2017, 8 AM 9 AM
School Closed - Winter Recess
Date: 12/25/2017, 7 PM 8 PM
School Closed - Winter Recess
Date: 12/26/2017, 7 PM 8 PM
School Closed - Winter Recess
Date: 12/27/2017, 7 PM 8 PM
Mr. James Queli
Vice Principal of Student Affairs
Phone: 973-790-9000
Ms. Christine Villaruz
Phone: 973-790-9000 x1234
Mrs. Monica Costello
Phone: 973-790-9000 x1218
Harrassment Policy School HIB Grade

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News & Announcements

How Well Does Your Child Read?

Beginning with the first report card, parents will now be able to see how well their child is reading, based on the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System. All students in grades K-8 are assessed three times per year, and teachers use this information to plan instruction. Be sure and look for the Independent Reading Level letter on the report card!

Students in Kindergarten - Grade 5 Get New Report Cards

Students in grades 1-5 will be looking at new Report Cards this marking period. The new report cards have been revised to offer more information about a student's progress, including the current reading level. Kindergarten students will also get a revised Report Card, but not until 2nd Marking Period.

Haledon Music Teacher Interviewed on WTBQ

Over Labor Day weekend Haledon music teacher and band director Matthew Testa was interviewed on 93.5 FM WTBQ's "The Lovelace Music Experience" show. The show features music professionals from the Tri-State area including musicians, sound engineers, promoters and other music professionals. The first half of the interview focuses on Mr. Testa's efforts to grow Haledon's music program and the success of last year's Tri-District Music Festival. Check out the full interview with the link below.

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Superintendent Dr. Miguel Hernandez Ed.D

Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Community Members,
A warm welcome to our students and families as we enter the 2017 – 2018 school year.  Our school is ready to go! This summer we worked hard to prepare for a great school year.  Our staff is eager to care for, support and challenge each student to pursue excellence.
Our district goals, which can be found on the district website, guides our work and holds us accountable to the promise of educational excellence.  This year, in support of the district goals and our commitment to excellence, we will continue to invest in the following: 
High quality instructional practices
School-wide professional learning communities
Coordinated academic, social, emotional and behavioral support for students
Increase use of instructional technology
Our teachers, staff, administrators and Board of Education all share the common goal of providing an outstanding level of education to all of our students.  Together as a school and community we can and will achieve great things for our students.  To that end, I encourage all parents to partner with the school to ensure student success.
I thank you for your continued support of the school district. For more information concerning all Haledon Public School activities and programs, please check the district website at or visit our social media pages at and
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Principal Mr. Christopher Wacha

 Principal's Welcome Message
     Dear Haledon Parents and Community Stakeholders,
     My name is Christopher Wacha, and I am extremely excited to have been entrusted with the opportunity to serve the students of Haledon as the principal of the Haledon Public School.  The children of Haledon are undoubtedly the town's most valuable resource, and I am looking forward to working with a talented staff of teachers and school support staff to provide our students with an excellent educational experience.  Student advancement and achievement, whether it be academic, artistic, social, behavioral, or athletic, will always be the top priority of this school district.
       I am certainly not a stranger to the Haledon Public School, the children of Haledon, or the township of Haledon due to my past educational positions.  I served as an English teacher, athletic coach, and SAT instructor at the Passaic County Technical Institute for over a decade. Next, I spent four amazing years serving many Haledon students as the Assistant Principal, English Supervisor and Federal Programs Administrator at Manchester Regional High School. These experiences have granted me with a keen understanding of this town, these children, and the educational needs of said children.  
     I am eager to meet all of the children and young adults that will attend Haledon Public School this September.  I will seek to continue, develop, and buttress a culture that prioritizes student achievement, collaboration, strategic planning, clear communication, and logical data-driven decision making.  I  am looking forward to this amazing upcoming school year and towards many amazing school years to come.
     Go Wildcats!
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