District Overview & News
Due to road conditions, all Wallington Schools will have a delayed opening today, March 2, 2015. All student will report to school at 10:00 am. All administrators and secretaries will report at 9:30 am, and all teachers will report at 9:45 am. All custodial staff will report at their normal times.
The breakfast program and before care programs will be cancelled.
Kindergarten dismissal will be at 2:40 pm
Grades 1-3 will dismiss at 2:50 pm
Grades 4-6 will dismiss at 2:55 pm
Jr/Sr High School dismissal will be at 2:50 pm
PARCC Assessment Schedule (Here)
Gavlak Gymnasium Remediation Letter (Here)
PARCC Information / FAQ for Families (Here)
Request for Assistance:
Recently we have had some parents request assistance in transporting their child(ren) to and/or from school. If any of our families is willing to help out and possibly carpool to help these families, please contact Ms. Giambrone, Gavlak/Jefferson Annex Principal, at (973)777-4420. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
The Wallington Public Schools has created a Facebook Page in the effort to keep our students and their families informed of important announcements, upcoming events, and other important information. Please â€śLikeâ€ť the page so that you can stay up to date on the Wallington Public Schools.
Please remember that this page is for announcements ONLY. Please address any comments or questions you have to the appropriate school or central office and NOT on this Facebook page.
Attention Jr/Sr High School Parents:
Click here for important information on purchasing 2015 Yearbook Ads
Please click here for important information for families regarding the Enterovirus D-68.
The NJ State Department of Education has made available four documents on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for your review:
â€˘ CCSS for Parents and Families: Overview
â€˘ CCSS for Parents and Families: Myths & Facts
â€˘ CCSS for Parents and Families: Resources
â€˘ CCSS Brochure for Parents and Families
Click HERE to access the link for these documents
Click here to view NJ School Performance Reports
â€śJefferson School Centennial: 100 Years of Learningâ€ť
The cornerstone for Public School #2 in the Borough of Wallington was laid in September of 1914. On April 1, 1915 Public School #2 (now Jefferson School) opened its doors to students for the very first time.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of these events, and to celebrate Jefferson Schoolâ€™s 100 years of educating the young people of Wallington, Principal Giambrone will be putting together a book of memories.
A form has been created for this purpose, and it is hoped that a variety of stakeholders, former students, teachers, community members, and elected officials will share their memories of Jefferson School for everyone to share and enjoy.
Those wishing to share their memories should return them to:
James J. Albro, Superintendent
Wallington Public Schools
32 Pine Street
Wallington, NJ 07057
Happy Birthday Jefferson Schoolâ€¦A Centennial Celebration
Please share a story or special memory (copies of pictures, poems) of Jefferson School and return the story to Mr. Albroâ€™s office.; 32 Pine Street, Wallington, N.J. 07057. Your memory will be part of a special book filled with â€śJefferson School Memories, 100 years of learningâ€ť.
Wallington is a small community, slightly less than one square mile in area, located eight miles from New York City on the banks of the Passaic River. The district has three schools serving 1,250 students: Jefferson School (K-3), Frank W. Gavlak School (K-6), and Wallington Jr./Sr. High School (7-12). Students are encouraged to participate in the vast range of co-curricular programs (i.e. student government, journalism, drama, athletics, music, clubs, Academic Decathlon, etc). There is a strong connection between the school and community as evidenced by Parent-Teacher groups: the PTA at the elementary level, and the Home & School Organization at the secondary school level. The school district promotes traditional values important to the community- Loyalty, Family, Patriotism, and Tolerance towards others.