District Overview & News
2014 School Improvement Referendum
The Wallington Public School District will be asking voters to vote on a referendum on March 11, 2014 for safety and facility improvements to the Gavlak School and Jr./Sr. High School. Below is a PDF document of the PowerPoint presentation that details the project with some pertinent information. The Board of Education has held one public meeting on this referendum, and will hold a second public meeting on March 10, 2014 at 6:30PM in the Lecture Room of Wallington High School. All members of the public are invited to attend to learn more about this referendum.
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The Barnes & Noble Book Fair to benefit the Wallington Jr/Sr High School will take place on Thursday, April 3rd from 9AM â€“ 11PM. The store is located in the Clifton Commons at 395 Route 3 East. A portion of your total purchases (including refreshments) will go to buy books for the high school. All students will receive vouchers which can be presented to the store cashiers to give credit to the high school. If you donâ€™t have a voucher with you, just mention Wallington at the register and your purchases will count for the school. Thank you for your support!
Amendment to 2013-2014 Calendar
Due to the four emergency closures in the Wallington Public School District that were necessitated because of excessive snow, the board of education has resolved at its February 10, 2014 meeting to amend the current school calendar. Accordingly, school will be in session on April 14, 15, 16, and 17 to make up those days we had closed. April 14, 15, and 16 will be full days of school, and April 17 will be a single session day. In the event that we need to close a fifth time before April, we will keep schools in session on April 21 as well.
Surely this is an inconvenience to many, however; I am sure you can appreciate that in a winter such as this our options are limited. The board considered several options, but decided on this one as the one that is the most beneficial for the continuity of your childâ€™s education.
James Albro, Superintendent of Schools
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.
Student Dress Code Policy Addendum: On January 27, 2014 the Board of Education adopted an addendum to the current dress code which will take effect in September of 2014. Click here to view this policy.
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.