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Upcoming Events

HPS Board of Ed Meeting
Date: 3/9/2021, 7 PM 8 PM
Location: HPS Gymnasium
Early Dismissal at 12:30 - Teacher In-Service
Date: 3/17/2021
Early Dismissal at 12:30 - Parent Teacher Conferences
Date: 3/22/2021
Early Dismissal at 12:30 - Parent Teacher Conferences
Date: 3/23/2021
HPS Board of Ed Meeting
Date: 3/30/2021, 7 PM 8 PM
Location: HPS Gymnasium

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News & Announcements

*** Pre-K Lottery ***

Dear Haledon Parents and Guardians,

Haledon Public School offers pre-kindergarten (pre-k) to eligible students living in Haledon. We enroll our pre-k classes via a lottery. We will be accepting names of potential students for our lottery between February 1st, 2021 and February 28th, 2021. To enter the Pre-K lottery go to and submit your entry by clicking on the Pre-K Lottery 2021 Link. If you are unable to submit online, contact Mrs. Mania at 973-790-9000 ext. 1215, or for further assistance.

Eligible lottery students must be four years old on or before October 1st, 2021. We will not make exceptions for students that are not old enough to enroll. If your child is picked in the lottery you will receive a call the first 2 weeks of March, 2021.

Estimados Padres y Tutores de Haledon,

La Escuela Pública de Haledon ofrece preescolar (prekínder) a los estudiantes elegibles que viven en Haledon. Registramos nuestras clases de prekínder a través de una lotería. Aceptaremos nombres de estudiantes potenciales para nuestra lotería entre el 1ro de Febrero del 2021 y el 28 de Febrero del 2021. Para ingresar a la lotería de Pre-K, vaya a y envíe su participación haciendo clic en el enlace Pre-K Lottery 2021. Si no puede enviarlo en línea, comuníquese con la Sra. Mania al
973-790-9000 ext 1215, o para obtener más ayuda.

Los estudiantes elegibles de la lotería deben tener cuatro años antes o para el 1ro de Octubre del 2021. No haremos excepciones para los estudiantes que no tengan la edad suficiente para inscribirse. Si su hijo es escogido en la lotería, recibirá una llamada la primeras dos semana de Marzo del 2021.

Pandemic Learning Recovery: Essential Skills Enrichment Program

What is this: We are looking to offer free “priority skills” enrichment programing to students in grades 2-8. This program is 100% optional and we will not grade students. Instead, staff will work with students to focus on refining essential academic skills, by grade level, that may have not been fully addressed during the pandemic.

When: Classes will be held in MARCH and APRIL. Class will take place on

Tuesday (6:00-7:30 P.M) Thursday (6:00-7:30 P.M.) Saturday (9:00-11:00 A.M.)

*** Revised Procedures for Public Attendance at a Board of Education Meeting ***


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Haledon Public School District hereby amends its annual meeting notice to confirm that the public meetings scheduled for 2021 shall be both an in-person and remote meeting in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act and the emergency regulations set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:39-1.1 et seq. The meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Gymnasium, located at 91 Henry Street, Haledon, New Jersey 07508. Action will be taken at these meetings.
To ensure capacity limits are not exceeded, the Haledon Board of Education requires all attendees to fill out a Public Attendance Request Form, located under Board of Education/Public Attendance, no later than noon on the day of the meeting. The District will try to limit capacity to twenty-five people for an in-person gathering, inclusive of Board members, administrators, and staff present in the meeting room.

Members of the public may also attend the meetings remotely via Zoom. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board strongly encourages members of the public to attend meetings via Zoom. To access the meetings remotely, please visit
Individuals wishing to make public comment during any of the meetings may do so in the following ways: (1) in person, if they are able to attend in person; (2) via Zoom, for those using Zoom on an electronic device; (3) via telephone for those who dial into the Zoom meeting via telephone; or (4) through written submissions, which must be sent to for email comments or to the Board Secretary/John Serapiglia for letters sent via mail or hand delivery at 91 Henry Street, Haledon, New Jersey 07508. Written comments must be received no later than noon on the day of the meeting.

Copies of the agenda will be available for those who attend in person, and anyone attending either in person or remotely can also access the agenda and all related documents at the Board's BoardDocs webpage, htips://qo.boarcidocs.comini/haledon/Boarcl.nsf/Public. The agenda for a meeting will be available two days before the meeting.

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Chief School Administrator, Mr. Christopher Wacha

Mr. Wacha
Wildcat Community:
We know that this is the most unique and perhaps the most challenging year in the history of New Jersey Public Education.  The Covid-19 pandemic has absolutely changed all aspects of society, and it has indeed altered the traditional structure of instruction at the Haledon Public School.
          We have invested heavily in safety protocols and prioritized safety planning so that the Wildcat staff and students that enter the building will be in as safe an environment as possible.  We have also embraced a totally new style of instruction. We will be live-streaming our lessons so that the students at home are able to see, hear, and communicate with our teachers in real-time.  We know that this is a style of instruction that we have never before delivered, and we know that we will hit bumps in the road along the way.  The great news is that we also know that our students, our staff, and our parents will all get a bit more familiar with this each and every day.  I am proud of the efforts of our staff, excited about the enthusiasm we have seen from students, and grateful for the support our community has shown us as we transition into this uncharted educational journey.  Go Wildcats!
Christopher A. Wacha
Superintendent and Principal
Haledon Public School
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Principal Mr. Christopher Wacha


   Principal’s Read Alouds

Our school is currently on hiatus due to the Coronavirus.  In order to try to make the best of a bad situation the HPS administrative team will be uploading Read-Aloud recording so that our Wildcats can hear an adult read to them every day during the break.  This is our first time every trying this so we hope that the video quality will improve once we get the hang of this!  Go Wildcats!
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House Scoreboard

HPS House Scoreboard
House of Franklin  3,910
House of DaVinci  6,060
House of Pythagoras  5,625
House of Poe 4,135
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