Dear Parent/Guardian(s), The Westampton Township Public Schools participates in state and local standardized testing during specific periods of time throughout the school year to provide vital benchmarking data on student growth and progress toward state standards of learning as prescribed by the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS). Students participate in testing based on their grade level and program assignment. Here is the annual testing schedule, subject to change for inclement weather as well as other unforeseen variables: • MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Testing – This is a web-based assessment tool that is aligned to state standards and adapts to student performance to determine student current learning levels. It is provided through a non-profit education organization called NWEA (Northwest Education Association). It is a tool that is only used locally, at the district level, to guide instruction and personalize lessons to your child’s needs. o For Grades K-5, this test is administered three times a year during the September, January, and April/May. o For Grades 6-8, this test is administered twice a year during September and March. • NJSLA(New Jersey Student Learning Assessment) – This is the required NJ state standardized assessment tool that is administered to students in Grades 3-8 during April and May of each school year. The assessment tool indicates student performance on grade level learning standards and provides a measure of growth from one year to the next for each student. o For Grades 3, 4, 6, and 7 – English Language Arts and Math o For Grades 5 and 8 – English Language Arts, Math, and Science • ACCESS for ELL (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners) – This test is administered to our English Language Learners only, Grades K-8, once a year during the months of March and April. This assessment provides data about English Language proficiency. • DLM (Dynamic Learning Maps) – This test is administered to a small percentage of our special education students in Grades 3-8, whose disabilities indicate that general state assessments are not appropriate, even with accommodations. DLM assessments offer these students an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of concepts in English Language Arts, Math, and Science (Grades 5 and 8 only). Detailed testing schedules with specific dates will be shared for each group of students prior to test administration. The following are some suggestions to help your child be successful during this testing process. It is extremely important that students are present and on-time during testing days. A good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast will also help to provide the energy your child needs to focus on the testing. It is also suggested that you dress your child in layers. Children do better on tests if they are physically comfortable, rather than hot or cold. If your child is nervous about the test, please share that we only ask all students to try their best. These helpful hints are all our students need to perform at their own personal best on the test. Please feel free to reach out to your child’s principal with additional questions. Educationally Yours, Dr. Rachel Feldman District Testing Coordinator
Greetings Westampton Community! All of the Covid-19 protocols that are keeping our schools safe and healthy take a great amount of staffing. If you or anyone you know may be interested in becoming a Substitute in our schools, please reach out to Natasha Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We will work around your schedule as much as possible. We need: o Substitute Teachers (60 college credits required) o Substitute Aides o Substitute School Nurses (NJ RN license required) o Substitute Custodial Staff A criminal history background check, and TB test are required. If you are new to substitute teaching, we will be your school sponsor to assist you in the process. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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Please see this Community Letter from Westampton Schools here - https://5il.co/ys2g . Have a great weekend!
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Please see the Community Letter August 19 for important school information! Follow this link - https://5il.co/xhvi or visit westamptonschools.org
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Please see this important message from Westampton Schools. https://5il.co/r5is Have a safe and happy break!
Please follow this link for important school information about the remainder of the school year! https://5il.co/qo0b
On Thursday, February 18, many families in Westampton participated in Mr. Gentek's Family Game Night! Family Feud was the game of choice! Each family was able to buzz in and answer questions for their team! In the pictures, can you guess the favorite pizza topping or what you would find on a teacher's video call?? A great time was had by everyone! Hope you can make the next game night!!
RV's dance clinic and annual dance show are coming up in March! These events are open to boys and girls from grades K-8. The clinic and show will be outside on the RV Turf. The registration link is below! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd37TcMWUw_XyjmpVrxQl1-XnhTMLIfoxnhddapfXVfLgF3RA/viewform
Good morning. Due to poor road conditions on many back roads, all Westampton Schools will operate on a full day, full remote schedule today, Friday, February 19. Please stay safe!
Good evening! With the chance of freezing precipitation in the overnight hours, we will be deciding on school status early tomorrow morning. Please look for an update first thing tomorrow. Stay safe!
Due to the forecasted weather, all Westampton Township Schools will operate on a full day, full remote learning schedule tomorrow, Thursday, February 18. Thank you and stay safe!
Thank you to our great nurses for putting together valuable resources all in one spot! Please check out our COVID-19 Newsletter here - https://5il.co/poiu Also, access our new COVID-19 Information Hub at our website at https://www.westamptonschools.org/o/district/page/covid-19-information-hub
Good morning! Due to the challenging road conditions, all Westampton Schools will operate on an all remote schedule today, (Thursday) Students should log in at their regular start time. Please look for another communication specific to your school to follow. Have a safe day!
Good evening! All Westampton Public Schools will operate on a full remote learning schedule tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2nd.
Good evening. All Westampton Public Schools will be fully closed tomorrow, Monday, February 1st. Please stay safe!
Important notice! https://5il.co/p52v Please read this notice regarding 2021 weather related school closures.
Great News! Based on the results of the interest survey, the virtual clubs have been established. Details about each club and the opportunity to join will be coming in an email from the club advisor this week. So parents and students, please check your email for these exciting opportunities to join a virtual club or two!
Good morning! We are testing our Emergency Contact System. Please check for a text message and an email from Westampton Schools and fill out this quick survey - https://5il.co/naq8 Thank you!!
If your child will be riding the bus this week, please click on this important announcement - https://5il.co/mutl
Important letter regarding school re-opening for in person learning! Please see the letter here - https://5il.co/mrqv
Good morning WTPS! If you haven't selected remote or hybrid yet, Follow this link - https://5il.co/m4j5 We MUST have everyone's decision by Wednesday! Thank you! Only answer ONCE for each child!
Good morning! Please see important information from Westampton Schools regarding in-person learning at this link - https://5il.co/m4j5 Survey deadline October 21!
Board of Education members will be in-person for this Wednesday's board meeting. There will be limited public seating and the meeting will also be simulcast on Zoom. Please see NEWS on main page for more details!
Message From Westampton Township Rec Department! Information on the Remote Care Program is now available on the recreation website for a limited number of students. Enrollment will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The sessions will run daily from 8am-6pm. The cost is $6 per hour, but the website will charge in 2-hour blocks ($12). Once we can change the website to be more user-friendly, we will modify the checkout page. The Remote Care Program will start on Monday, September 14, 2020, and will be held at the Westampton Middle School. To understand the program and what we are offering, please refer to the Q & A for parents and sample schedule under Additional Forms and Files on the Remote Care Program page. Remote care options are for parent(s)/guardian(s) whose typical child care arrangements are unavailable because the schools are not opening for normal classes this fall. Note: A minimum enrollment must be met for the program to operate. 710 Rancocas Road Municipal Building, Westampton, NJ. 08060 • (609) 267-1891 • http://westamptonnj.myrec.com/
Next School Board Meeting is Monday, September 14 at 7:00 PM. Come back to the website for Zoom instructions before the meeting!
REMINDER: If you have not already done so, please click the link below to order breakfast and lunch for your student(s) for September 9th-11th. Orders MUST be placed by 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 1st. If you do not want to order meals for your student(s) you may disregard this message. https://forms.gle/NsaUGXmXTcSwkH489
If you haven't answered the TECH SURVEY yet, please do so now! Please click on this link to submit for your family - https://forms.gle/LWncbP6QAABywL2j6 Thank you!
Please see the below message from the Westampton Recreation Department: The Westampton Recreation Department is looking for interested candidates to work as caregivers for our Remote Care Program (school-day hours) and After-School Care Program during the 2020-21 school year. This will be a temporary position. Full- and part-time hours available, Monday through Friday, 8am -6pm, while the Westampton School district is teaching remotely. The position could extend longer, depending on how the next phase of in-class teaching happens moving forward from full remote classes. To apply in person: Westampton Municipal Building 710 Rancocas Rd Westampton, NJ 08060 We will accept applications from 9am-3pm on the following days: Tuesday, 8/25 Wednesday, 8/26 Thursday, 8/27
Westampton Families: Please fill out the survey below in order to give us a better understanding of the need/interest throughout the district for meal participation. Even if you are not interested in meals please complete this survey as it will help us determine the needs of our district. Only submit 1 response per household. https://forms.gle/1NxzsmZWJriwx8ZE7
Good evening. It appears that we have reached our maximum visitors to our Zoom meeting tonight. We didn't hit 100 until a couple minutes after 7:00, so we hope not too many were disappointed. We are so sorry if you tried to get in and couldn't. We did immediately begin recording the meeting so we could make it available tomorrow. Please send any comments to email@example.com and they will be shared with the Board of Education. Thank you!
Read Superintendent's Parent/Guardian Letter regarding September School Opening at https://5il.co/hnaw
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