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Upcoming Events

Early Dismissal at 12:30
Date: 11/25/2020, 8 AM 9 AM
School Closed Thanksgiving
Date: 11/26/2020
School Closed Thanksgiving
Date: 11/27/2020
HPS Board of Ed Meeting
Date: 12/8/2020, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Virtual
Early Dismissal at 12:30
Date: 12/23/2020

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

The maximum number of people who can attend a board of education meeting is twenty-five (25). This includes the Board of Education, Administration, and staff.

Public attendance at a board of education meeting will be handled in the following manner:

· The board, administration, and staff will be deducted from the 25 person
maximum capacity.
· The remaining seats available will be displayed on the district's website for
each meeting.
· Any public member who wishes to attend in-person, must complete the
"Request for In-Person Attendance" form located on the district website by
12:00pm the day of a scheduled board meeting.
· A lottery drawing will be held at 3:00pm the day of the scheduled board
meeting of all the public parties interested in attending in-person who filled
out a request prior to 12:00pm.
· The names chosen to attend in-person will be notified via email by 4:00pm
on the day of the scheduled board meeting.
· Any public member interested in attending a board of education meeting in
person must fill out a "Request for In-Person Attendance" for every meeting
they wish to attend.
· The maximum attendance shall remain at twenty-five (25) until Governor
Murphy changes Executive Order 173.

**** Superintendent’s Message to Community ****

Passing of Staff Member, Corrado LaRosa

Dear HPS Community,

This is Mr. Wacha, the Chief School Administrator for the Haledon Public School. It is with an extremely heavy heart that I express the following information with you.

Last night, we experienced a tragedy in our school community. Our beloved Director of Physical Plant and Custodial Services, Corrado LaRosa, along with his wife Tina LaRosa, passed away in an automobile accident in Haledon.

We know just how important Corrado LaRosa is to this community. He and his wife, through their kindness, work-ethic, and core values, have impacted so many lives and we are so grateful at HPS for every moment we had with Corrado.

We will be holding an emergency crisis team meeting this afternoon. At this meeting we will set up structures so that we will have grief counselors available for students and staff members this week at HPS. I will send out a message later on today detailing how we will set these structures up in-person as well as remotely.

Again, I will be communicating with the community later on today after we have enacted our crisis plan. This loss is going to weigh heavily on the entire community and we will do our best to provide necessary services for students and staff as they navigate their emotions through this difficult process.

Thank you so much, Corrado, for all you have given to our students and staff. We miss you and will never forget you.

*** Lunch APP Form ***

This form is the reason that we can offer Free Breakfast and Free Lunch to EVERY SINGLE CHILD. Because of the pandemic we have received few of these completed forms. PLEASE FILL THIS OUT so that we can continue to offer FREE BREAKFAST and FREE LUNCH.

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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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