I would like to welcome students and student families to the 2022-2023 school year, and what I am hopeful to be a further return to normal.
As we progress away from the hardships of the pandemic, we accept the challenge of meeting the dynamic academic and social emotional needs of our diverse student population.
The District will continue to offer a variety of additional supports and services to target individual student needs and has expanded our mental health programing with the addition of a second full time clinician to provide individual, group and family counseling.
This summer, in addition to annual maintenance of our facility, the district has renovated the Technology Learning Center and added a “walking path” around the perimeter of the lower fields. We have continued our focus on the enhancement of air purification mechanisms and the cleanliness of the schools and will maintain regular communication with the Department of Health to ensure best practices are in place for student and staff safety.
The goals for our district set forth in our Strategic Planning process include improvements in student achievement, focusing on social emotional learning and continuing to enhance our facilities.
While the past two school years have been anything but ideal, I look forward to working with student families to provide the best learning opportunities and the challenge of meeting the variety of individual student needs resulting from the pandemic.
Please feel free to reach out to your individual school’s office or to me for any assistance you may need. Also, for updates and announcements follow us on Twitter @WBPS_NJ.
Christopher J. Herdman