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GWMS e*news - November 1st

Dear Parents, Guardians and GW Staff:

GWMS Notices & Reminders

Students should not be dropped off or picked up in front of the school in the morning or at dismissal! Dropping off on Washington Pl. is dangerous to both children and drivers.

If your student can walk or bike to school that is a great option! If not, the safest place to drop off your child is a couple of blocks from school. They can walk to the corner and cross with the crossing guard.


If your student needs to be dismissed before the end of the school day, you must give them a signed note indicating the reason for the request. This must be brought to the Main Office by the student at the start of the school day. The student will receive an Early Dismissal pass. At the start of the designated period, they will show the teacher the pass so they can leave the class at the designated time and report to the Main Office to await pick up.


Classes begin at 8 am. Students are expected to be in their classroom when the 8:00 bell has rung. If your child will be tardy for any reason, you must call the Absence line at 201-670-2784 prior to 8:45 am. All reasons for tardiness require a phone call. If a student does not make it to class by 8 am, he/she will be marked tardy. After 8 am, your child should go directly to the Main office to obtain a late pass. Ongoing tardiness may be dealt with at the discretion of the Administrators.

RSA Thanksgiving Day Food Drive

It is that time of year again! Ridgewood Social Services Association will be collecting Thanksgiving Day Food items for our friends and neighbors needing some assistance. Due to COVID 19, we will only be collecting shelf stable Thanksgiving Day items and Stop and Shop or ShopRite gift cards.





UNEXPIRED food items will be collected at GW Monday, November 7th through Thursday, November 17th. Please have your student bring them to their Homeroom teacher. Thank you!

HSA Notices

School Photo’s Retake and Make-ups will be on Friday, November 4th at 10am. You do not need to sign up in advance. There will be announcements for students to visit the Photo Station during their Period 3 class or during Homeroom that day.

Mark your calendar for these important dates in November & December:


11/4 - Photo retakes and makeups

11/10 - NJEA Convention, SCHOOLS CLOSED

11/11 - NJEA Convention/Veterans Day, SCHOOLS CLOSED

11/16 - HSA Meeting at 1:30pm *POSTPONED*

11/23 - Minimum Day, 12:15pm dismissal

11/24 - Thanksgiving Recess, SCHOOLS CLOSED

11/25 - Thanksgiving Recess, SCHOOLS CLOSED


12/1 - Band Concert 7th & 8th, 6:30pm

12/6 - Orchestra Concert 7th & 8th, 6:30pm

12/8 - Choir Concert 7th & 8th, 6:30pm

12/14 - 6th Grade Concert - Ensembles

12/16 - HSA Holiday Breakfast

12/23 - Minimum Day, 12:15pm dismissal

12/26 - 12/30 - December Recess, SCHOOLS CLOSED


Teen Education Series presented by The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources: (space limited to 20 students, must register on Community Pass)

Tuesday, 10/25 “Refusal Skills”

Tuesday, 11/29 “Mindfulness”

College Club Annual Book Fair November 10th - November 13th

RHS White Dress Closet and Prom closet is open! Also accepting donations!

RHS Swim Team Thanksgiving Pie Sale The RHS Swim Team is proud to once again offer delicious fresh baked 10” pies from Country Gardens. Have them fresh for Thanksgiving or the pies can be frozen for up to four months.

Swimmers will contact you to deliver pies to your home on Monday, November 21st or Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022.

RHS Class of 2025 Water Bottle Fundraiser water bottles and drinkware sale to support the RHS Class of 2025.

12th Annual Kelly Creegan Coat Drive Graydon Parking Lot, Saturday, November 26th, 9am - 12 Noon

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens - Youth Leadership Training (Grades 9-12), Presented by The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources (TCADR), Facilitator: Jan Ramos, CHES / Prevention Specialist, Thursdays, November 3 December 1, 15 January 5, 12, 19 26 February 2, 4:30 to 5:30pm, Anne Zusy Youth Lounge, located in Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue

Bergen County Department of Health Services - C.A.T.S. Children’s After-School Treatment Services

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