Schools Open September 5

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Verona public schoolsVerona Public Schools open for the 2018-2019 school year on Wednesday, September 5.

School hours are 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Verona High School (grades 9-12), 8:30 a.m. to 2:52 p.m. at H.B. Whitehorne Middle School (Grades 5-8), 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. for grades 1 through 4 at all elementary schools and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for kindergarten classes.

The special education elementary classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. The pre-school program’s a.m. groups are 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the p.m. group is 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The pre-K all-day class is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

School offices will be open to register students for the new term from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. on August 29, 30, and 31 and on September 4 in each school.

Pupils entering school for the first time must present an official birth certificate and a doctor’s certificate showing required immunizations. Pupils transferring from another school district should present report cards and immunizations records.

When it becomes necessary to close the Verona Schools because of inclement weather or other emergency conditions, parents will receive a call from the district’s School Messenger System, our website will be updated, an announcement will be made on the television shows “Good Day New York” on channel 5, and on News 12 New Jersey. In addition, arrangements have been made locally to sound the fire horn when schools are closed. There will be three blasts of the fire horn at 7 a.m. followed by an additional three blasts at 7:05 a.m. In the event that a delayed opening is necessary, each parent will receive instructions as to time schedules following the commencement of school.

Supervision of the elementary school lunch program will be provided on the first day of school, Wednesday, September 5.

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