Woodmont Parents & Visitors:
During the summer, please call the Woodmont School Main Office at (973) 331-7100 x1800 to schedule an appointment before coming to the school. We are in and out over the summer and want to be sure someone is in the office and is prepared to assist you with your specific needs. Thank you!
Good news! Students can continue learning and growing in the areas of reading and math over the summer months with the use of i-ready and Raz kids. Students have access to these internet based programs through their individual sign on’s and passwords they have been using throughout the school year. If your child needs access to their i-ready sign on or password, please contact Mr. Esposito during the weeks of summer.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
You may have heard that on March 31st, Netflix released a new series called “13 Reasons Why.” The series is based on the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. This series has attracted the interest of many young people, specifically in middle and high school. It is our understanding that students across the country, including those in Montville Township, are binge watching the series and discussing it with friends and on social media. We highly recommend that you monitor the viewing of this series, if indeed, your child has access to it.
The premise of the series revolves around a high school student who takes her own life and sends 13 cassette tapes to those whom she blames for her death. While the show is fictional, the series is extremely graphic, encompassing topics such as suicide, bullying, sexual assault, drug use, drunk driving and other social issues that may affect teens. It raises significant concerns about the emotional safety of those watching it -- especially for those youth who may have had some experience with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
Although we recognize that conversations on this topic may be uncomfortable, we encourage parents/guardians to have open discussions with your children about these concerning issues. We encourage you to review the Guidance for Families published by the National Association of School Psychologists and Talking Points from Suicide Awareness Voices of Education as support resources for conversations you and/or your child may initiate.
Please know that district mental health professionals are available to discuss these issues with you and your child. Our staff can also provide additional recommendations for counseling support outside of school. If you have any question or concerns regarding your child, please reach out to your child’s school counselor, case manager, or Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC – in MTHS and Lazar) at:
Main Phone Number: 973-331-7100
MTHS Department of School Counseling: Ext. 2645
Department of Special Services: Ext. 2665
Lazar Department of School Counseling: Ext. 2331
Department of Special Services: Ext. 2346
Cedar Hill Elementary School Counselor: Ext. 1015
Hilldale Elementary School Counselor: Ext. 1215
Valley View Elementary School Counselor: Ext. 1415
William Mason School Counselor: Ext. 1615
Woodmont Elementary School Counselor: Ext. 1815
Mental Health Resources:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “START” to 741741
NJ Hopeline: 1-855-NJ-HOPELINE (654-6735)
2nd Floor Youth Helpline: 888-222-2228 (call or text)
St. Clare’s Hospital at 973-625-0280 OR
Morristown Memorial Hospital at 973-540-0100
If your child is in crisis and requires immediate assistance, please call: 911
We appreciate your partnership in helping us work to keep our children safe.
Leslee J. Scheckman
Director of School Counseling
Montville Township Public Schools