Update from Mr. Famularo


                                         Creating a Caring Community

October 26, 2020


Be sure to read the district note below regarding Halloween. Thank you in advance for helping to follow the guidelines to make it a safe and fun day for all. No treats, gifts, or other items should be brought to school for distribution to the class. Teachers are not permitted to distribute anything to students.

Thank you also for your efforts to maintain social distancing and mask protocols while dropping off and picking up students at school. Also, to best keep our Coolidge community safe, I encourage families to follow these protocols when students are gathering outside of school, especially if together during afternoon Google Meets for school. 

Wyckoff Schools Weekly WSW 10-23-20.pdf letter sent on 10/23/20. As a reminder, per Executive Order from Governor Murphy, all Wyckoff Schools will operate with fully remote instruction only on November 3rd, Election Day. You will still be able to contact the main office via telephone. 

Please note the district adjustment in the protocol for absences for grade 3-5 students. Students in grades 3-5 who are absent due to illness for 2 days or more may join live stream lessons, or less than 2 days if deemed feasible by principal/teacher. A parent must email the teacher, principal, and school nurse to gain approval prior to joining a live stream as there may be circumstances where this will not be approved. Note, this only pertains to absences due to quarantine or one-symptom exclusion, not other "days off". 

Starting Monday, we look forward to hearing our 5th-grade students once again take part in the reading of our Daily Words of Wisdom. 

Thank you to Wyckoff Police Officer Brian Zivkovich for speaking to our grade 3-5 students about bicycle safety. Students recently finished a bicycle safety unit with Physical Education teacher Ms. Paton where students brought their bicycles to school and actually practiced the safety lessons they learned. 


If they have not done so already your child's teacher will reach out to you shortly to sign up for a conference. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held virtually on November 11th and 18th between 1:45 PM and 7:45 PM. Both days will be minimum days with instruction ending at 1:05 PM. Parents are encouraged to reach out to special area teachers or other staff members should they wish to schedule a conference on either of these days. Here is a link to the staff directory. 


Visit our website for Friday Folder Handouts

  • Roller Hockey Clinic, Lacrosse Sign-Ups, Basketball flyer, Wyckoff Safe Trick or Treating, Girl Scouts

Visit the Coolidge PTO's website for handouts and PTO related information. 


Dear Parents,

As Halloween is rapidly approaching, we would like to share guidelines to ensure our school remains safe for students, staff, and teachers while maintaining the social distancing protocols and safeguards that have successfully been put in place this school year. 

With that being said, students will be permitted to wear a school-friendly costume on Friday, October 30th. However, in order to provide a safe environment for all students and staff, it is important that parents partner with us to ensure children select an appropriate costume for school. Your support, discretion, and assistance will help ensure a safe and fun day for all. 

Please adhere to these guidelines to help ensure the day remains safe and fun for your child:

  • A safety mask must be worn at all times to mitigate COVID-19 exposure.

    • Costume masks are not permitted and do not take the place of safety masks. 

  • Students must come to school fully dressed in their costumes. 

    • Changing into costumes will not be permitted in school. 

    • Costumes should be simple and not require staff assistance during the day. 

  • Edit costumes for school to ensure student comfort, safety, and independence. 

    • Oversize costumes and props of any kind are not permitted.

    • Students must be able to walk outdoors safely in costume during mask breaks. 

    • Students should be able to independently use the bathroom while in costume.

Unfortunately, parents will not be permitted to visit the school that day to assist with costumes or  bring in treats. While teachers will lead some fun games/activities, there will be no traditional parties or parades. We are working on a fun way to memorialize the day with video or photos. Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we look to provide a fun and safe environment for all on Oct. 30!


Scott Blake, Washington School Principal

Rob Famularo, Coolidge School Principal

Pat Lee, Lincoln School Principal

Steve Raimo, Sicomac School Principal

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