Highlights from the June 17, 2021 Board Meeting: • Dr. Genecarelli appointed as the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources • Mr. Kendell Ali appointed Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion • June 19, 2021 proclaimed as Juneteenth Freedom Day • Approval district-wide use of material from the Racial Equity and Justice Initiative developed by Apple, Inc • Sixty-seven students from CHS were inducted into the National Honor Society • Eleven students from WHS were inducted into the National Honor Society • Six students from WHS were inducted into the Chinese Honor Society • Sixteen students from WHS were inducted into the French Honor Society • Twenty-One students from WHS were inducted into the Spanish Honor Society • Albert Jasani donated the use of Royal Albert’s Palace and the food to FMS for their eighth grade dance • District teaching & support staff selected to receive the 2021 Excellence in Education Award from the WTEF. • Three WHS staff members commended for coordinating the special needs prom, “Evening Under the Stars” • Law Enforcement Officials from Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department acknowledged for presenting the D.A.R.E. program • Presidents’ Council of Woodbridge Township $700 donation • Approval of NextGen Pilot Feedback Program pilot for grade 3 at School #29 • Capital Reserve account in the amount of $6,000,000 established • Renewal bids awarded to ESS, AHERA Consultants, Appetgy, Legacy Construction, Frontline Education, Genesis Educational Services, Littoral Inc. • Renewal bid to AHERA Consultants for environmental compliance, inspection & consulting services • Use & Occupancy agreement between Woodbridge Township Recreation Girls’ Softball League for use of CMS • Contract awarded for asphalt paving at JFK High School, School #20, and School #23 • Bid awarded to B&G Restoration, C&M Door Controls, Mack Industries, Continental Trading and Hardware, Vanas Contract and Pravco, Malachy Mechanical • School bus evacuation drills conducted • Transportation routes awarded to Destiny 23 Transportation, BRB Trans. LLC, and Dapper Bus
The Board Meeting scheduled for June 17, 2021, will convene at 6:00 p.m. at Ross Street School #11. To access a copy of the agenda please click on the folllowing link: https://5il.co/u67s
All Woodbridge Township Schools will be full remote on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, to accommodate Primary Voting.
All Woodbridge Township schools will be closed beginning Friday, May 28, 2021, through and including Tuesday, June 1. All schools are scheduled to re-open on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
The Woodbridge Township School District is offering a half-day (AM or PM) ESL Pre-Kindergarten Program at Kennedy Park School #24. Registration information for the 2021-2022 school year can be found at https://5il.co/t8ra
Highlights from the 5/20/21 Board Meeting: • Board President, Marie Anderson, and Board Member, Daniel Harris, achieved the status of Certificated Board Member by the NJSBA. • 168 district High School students inducted into the National Honor Society. • 40 district High School students received the Seal of Biliteracy from the NJ Dept. of Education. • 256 district Middle School students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. • 7 district Middle School students received the National Junior Honor Society Outstanding Achievement Award Scholarship sponsored by NASSP and NJHS. • Andrew Ferreira achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. • Thalia Santiago-Ortiz selected as the winner in the 2021 Mother’s Day Contest sponsored by the Corner Newspaper. • 11 district Middle School students participated in the Junior Youth in Government Day. • Submission of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006 Grant in the amount of $80,451.00 • Pre-K ESL Program approved at School #24 for the 2021-2022 school year. • LEAP Program approved at School #29 from 6/21 thru 6/30. • Shared Service Agreements with the Township of Woodbridge for communications systems maintenance; and for a part-time grant writer for 2021-2022. • Athletes from CHS honored for their outstanding performances in academics and athletics in various 2021 Winter Sports. • Coach Sandra Chiera selected as the Greater Middlesex White Division Coach of the Year in Girls Basketball for the Winter of 2021. • Coach Joseph Rotella selected as the Greater Middlesex Conference Coach of the Year in Ice Hockey for the Winter of 2021. • The Senior Olympics Organization of NJ will hold their annual event on 9/10, 9/11 and 9/12 at WHS and WMS. • Use and Occupancy Agreements between the Colonia Girls’ Softball League and the Little Fellow League of Colonia. • Bus Evacuation Drills conducted.
The next Board of Education meeting will convene at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Ross Street School #11. Click the following link to view a copy of the agenda: https://5il.co/sx40
Families from Woodbridge Township School District's Title I schools recently participated in a virtual Math Family Workshop. A committee of teachers created tutorial videos to enable families to participate at their leisure. Photographs and videos were submitted documenting the fun families had doing math projects and playing math games. Great job by all of the participants! Click here https://youtu.be/pXX2qC68gtw
Tonight's Budget Hearing and Final Budget Adoption meeting will convene at 6:00 p.m. at Ross Street School #11. A copy of the agenda may be accessed by clicking on the following link: https://5il.co/s8f7
The Open Public Budget Hearing will convene at 6:00 p.m. this evening at Ross Street School #11. A copy of the tentative budget presentation may be accessed here: https://5il.co/s3th
Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Massimino who has been appointed as the new Superintendent of Woodbridge Schools effective July 1, 2021.
Highlights from the 4/22/21 Board Meeting: • Student Calendar revised: No School – Friday, May 28, and Tuesday, June 1 • Ms. Anderson facilitated the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccinations to our staff • Hackensack Meridian Health provided the COVID-19 vaccinations to our staff • Mr. Rafanello, Eastern Janitorial, donated 15 cases of hand sanitizer • Mr. Ediga donated $1,000 to the WTSD College Application Award • Five district students awarded the 2020-2021 Student Recognition Award • CHS student selected as a semi-finalist for the National Honor Society Award • Four JFK students selected as finalists for the National Merit Scholarship Award • Twenty-two IMS students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society • JROTC Cadets from WHS received Honor with Distinction (HUD) status • Nine JFK students received athletic awards for 2020-2021 winter sports • JFK Boys’ Bowling Team won the 2020-2021 Division Sportsmanship Award of the Greater Middlesex Conference • Twenty-one WHS athletes had outstanding performances during 2019-2020 fall sports • WHS Girls’ Tennis Team won the 2020 Greater Middlesex Conference White Division Sportsmanship Award • WHS Football Team won the 2020 USA Today Network NJ Big Central Conference Group 4 Team of the Year and the 2020 USA Today Network NJ Group 4 Team of the Year • WHS football player named as the 2020 Home News Tribune Player of the Year • WHS football player named as the 2020 Home News Tribune Defensive Player of the Year • Harding William “Pete” Peterson, WHS Class of 1946, inducted into the NJIAA Hall of Fame • Pilot programs approved: Cultural Concepts, Global Arts and Crafts, Foundational Art, and Art through the Ages • Agreements approved: ESC, HCESC, Auditor, Board Attorney, Financial Advisors, NJSBA • Approval of shared service agreements & renewal lease with the Township of Woodbridge • Contracts awarded to: ISE Appliance, Core BTS, MRA International • Approval to purchase of Dell computers, laptops and software • Contract approvals for asbestos abatement at WHS, corridor additions Schools 24 and 22, heating renovations at School 18 • Transportation agreement with ESC • Approval of Drug & alcohol testing program with National Safety Compliance • Purchase of four 24-passenger vans with car seats • School lunch/breakfast prices for 2021-2022 • Renewal contract with Chartwells • Support of NJ Assembly Resolution 239 condemning violence against the Asian American & Pacific Islander community
A copy of the April 22, 2021 Board Meeting Agenda may be accessed by clicking on this link: https://5il.co/rtbk
REVISED PUBLIC NOTICE The Woodbridge Township Board of Education announces that the open public budget hearing will take place on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at Ross Street School #11, 110 Ross Street, Woodbridge, NJ. The Board may retire to Closed Session to discuss personnel matters. Formal action may be taken. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 173, there may be capacity limits on the number of people who may attend this Board Meeting in-person in order to maintain social distancing guidelines. As a result, the meeting will be streamed live on Channel 35 and those residents who are unable to attend in-person may e-mail their public comments to email@example.com until the end of the Meeting. The previously scheduled Open Public Hearing and Final Budget Adoption has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at Ross Street School #11, 110 Ross Street, Woodbridge, NJ. The Board may retire to Closed Session to discuss personnel matters. Formal action will be taken. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 173, there may be capacity limits on the number of people who may attend this Board Meeting in-person in order to maintain social distancing guidelines. As a result, the Meeting will also be streamed live on local Channel 35 and those residents who are unable to attend in-person may e-mail their public comments to firstname.lastname@example.org until the end of the Meeting.
The following link contains an update from the Superintendent on the status of hybrid learning and other school-related info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB3ig0DJTjA Stay safe and enjoy your Spring Break!
The meal distribution plan for Friday, 4/2 will provide a daily breakfast and lunch for 7 days, & a snack for Friday. No meals will be distributed beginning 4/5 - 4/9, as the district will be closed. Meal distribution will resume on 4/12. Click here: https://5il.co/r5jl
Highlights from 3/16/21 Board Meeting: • Colonia Middle School collected over $750 & 2,000 lbs. of food for the Have a Heart Food Challenge • Bi-Annual HIBs reported for 7/1/20 thru 12/31/20 • Recognition to L. Zecchino for her heroic efforts during a house fire in Port Reading. • District in support of waiving the required ESSA testing • Approval of pilot e-Sports at Iselin Middle School • Approval of various professional development workshops • Anti-racism pledge to be adopted and circulated throughout the district. • Purchase of books ensuring diversification of lesson plans & activities. • Commend D. Johnson, from JFK HS, for being selected by the NJSIAA National Girls & Women in Sports as the outstanding female athlete for 2020-2021 • Submission of the tentative proposed 2021-2022 budget in the amount of $300,626,628. • Corrective actions on Audit Recommendations placed in effect. • Request County approval to transfer $700,000 to purchase laptops for all education staff members. • Submission of the ERIC North Grant Application for building security, safety, and safety equipment and training. • Excel Environmental Services contracted for consulting services related to the proposed new Avenel Elementary School • Payment of $489,350 to Apple, Inc., covering the remaining two year contract for proprietary Apple products. • Karbone, Inc. contracted for brokerage services related to SREC sales. • Resolution determining format & details of $37,718,000 school bonds, series 2021. • AECOM authorized to advertise and procure bids for the new Avenel Elementary School. • Hazmat Diagnostic LLC contracted for asbestos abatement services at School #18. • Commercial Interiors Direct contracted to furnish and install new flooring in the all purpose room at School #18. • Contract awarded to purchase 2021 Ford Explorer for the Security Office.
Please view the following message from the Superintendent regarding an update on hybrid and in-person instruction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnmexAwK0AU
Please click on the following link to view a copy of the March 16, 2021, Board Meeting agenda: https://5il.co/qn6d