News From Warren Glen Academy

Back to School 2023

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It’s always a pleasure each September to welcome students and their parents/guardians back to school. Each school year, just as a new calendar year, month, or day, provides new opportunities, excitement, dreams, and challenges. This school year is no different. Our teachers and staff are well prepared and ready to welcome your child back. We are excited to assist, help, promote, and continue the formal academic process for the students who attend Warren Glen Academy.

As the summer sun slowly dims daylight each day, we begin anew this September. I will repeat a verse used during our Promotion/Graduation ceremony in June which was:

“…don’t start your day with broken pieces of yesterday. Every day is a fresh start. Each day is a new beginning. Don’t carry a list of grievances complaining that the world or someone won’t devote themselves to making you happy. It’s not the world’s job to make you happy. You achieve happiness by what you do. Spend more time improving than being a victim of your circumstance and you’ll find more than just happiness.”

Each staff member at Warren Glen Academy believes in your child and is confident your child can be successful. It takes effort, time, accountability, and responsibility, on our part as well as your child. Together, with your help and support, we will succeed.

School opens on Wednesday, September 6 for students. Your home district will be in touch with
you pertaining to transportation pick up time. Warren Glen Academy does not set nor schedule these times. The first three days of school (September 6, 7, and 8) are Early Dismissal days at 12:15 p.m.
Starting Monday, September 11 is a full day schedule with dismissal at 2:15 p.m.

Here are some items you must be aware of before we start the school year, as well as throughout the year. We ask for your support and cooperation in these matters to avoid unnecessary conflict/confrontation to maintain a harmonious school environment.


All cellphones are prohibited! If cell phones are brought to school “inadvertently”, they are to be left in the main office immediately upon arrival and picked up at the end of the day.

First offense: If a student is found in possession of a cell phone during the school day it will be confiscated and ONLY released to a parent/guardian.

Second Offense: If a student is found in possession of a cell phone during the school day it will be confiscated and will NOT be returned for 30 calendar days. (If the 30th day falls on a weekend or vacation time it will be returned on the first day returning to school only to the parent/guardian).

Third Offense: Cell phone will be held until the LAST DAY of the school year and returned only to the parent/guardian. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this!

Students will be periodically electronically scanned, without notice, to check for contraband and for security purposes. Leave unnecessary items HOME. The staff and school are not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged, or misplaced personal items your child brings to school.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide students lunches at reduced or free cost. If you qualify for a Free or Reduced Lunch the proper paperwork must be submitted to determine your eligibility. You should have received this information already. If not, please contact the main office for a copy or go to our website and click on “What’s for Lunch”, where you will find the application and lunch menu. Applications are to be returned to the school nurse.

Lunch cost is $3.75 per meal
Payments can be made daily, or in a bundle: 3 pack $11.25
5 pack at $18.75 | 10 pack at $37.50
Milk is .75 cents | Juice is .60 cents

Each bundle can be used at any time and do not have to be used in consecutive order. Checks are to be made to “Warren Glen Academy”. If a check ‘bounces’ for insufficient funds, there is a $35.00 returned check fee. Any unused monies will be returned at the end of the school year.


Kindly return this paperwork immediately. We recognize that this can be a mundane task, however, in the event of an emergency we provide this information to First Responders as well as the hospital if this need should occur. They need to have reliable information to avoid medication reaction as well as family contact information. PLEASE keep your child’s information up to date which includes emergency contacts, medication changes, allergies, diagnosis, and any other medical conditions.

In the event of an emergency, you MUST have reliable transportation available. Please have a plan in place in the event you require immediate transportation. If you have questions about the medical forms you received, please contact the school nurse for assistance.


School safety and security remain a primary concern in all facets for educational institutions.
We ask that you remain vigilant with whom your child is with as well as his/her/their access or possession of harmful materials/weapons. (This INCLUDES websites and social media). Allow this to be a reminder, that while a police officer requires Probable Cause, school employees only require Reasonable Suspicion to search a student and their belongings. This includes clothing, backpacks, desks, lockers, lunch bags, on-line profile, etc. (strip searches are strictly prohibited). While this is not to be interpreted as anything more than information for your knowledge, it is necessary to monitor what your child brings to school and has access to. This is another example to avoid unnecessary conflict/confrontation and maintain a harmonious school environment.


Thursday, September 21 is our annual Back to School Night at 7:00 p.m. This is also an Early Dismissal Day at 12:15 p.m. We look forward to seeing you to introduce you to our staff and review our program with you. Please mark your calendar and join us for this meet and greet.


Enclosed you will find the N.J. Department of Education Assessments statewide testing calendar.
Every school is responsible for administering these assessments. We administer these tests through computer, not written, format. Your child’s classroom teacher will communicate any additional information.

We look forward to your child attending Warren Glen Academy. Wishing you and your child a wonderful and successful school year.

Dr. Randy Pratt
Executive Director

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Your child deserves to be accepted and seen for who they are. At Warren Glen Academy they will be.

Sept–June 8:15AM to 2:15PM

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