From the Principal

The first day of school is Thursday, September 4th, 2014

NOTE: Open House is Thursday, August 28th from 12:30-2:00.  
Due to construction in the front driveway of our building, please enter the school through the back doors located by the playground.  
Use Cosgrove Avenue to access the playground area parking.

Dear WHES Families,


    Our August OPEN HOUSE for students and families will be held on Thursday, August 28th from 12:30-2:00 PM. The welcome back mailing was sent out on August 21st.  If you did not receive it, please call the office.  The school office is open daily from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Happy Labor Day!

Mrs. Esposito & Mr. Reiner


  • All visitors to our school must present a valid photo ID to enter.
  •  All visitors are required to present Photo ID when signing in at school.
  • School starts at 9:07 and ends at 3:46 for all students in grades 1-3.
  • Half Day AM kindergarten starts at 9:07 and ends at 11:54.  Half Day PM starts at 12:59 and ends at 3:46.
  • If driving your child to school, follow all traffic signs in our parking lot and drop off area.  Never leave your car unattended in the drop off lane.  Staff members will be on hand to assist all students every morning.
  • Student drop off starts at 8:52. Please DO NOT drop your child off before then as there will be no student supervision.
  • If you need to pick your child up before the regular dismissal time, please send in a note to your child's teacher or call the office ahead of time.  We ask that you not pick up between 3:30 and 3:46.  This is a very busy time in the classrooms as teachers are giving important directions and children are in the process of packing up.  Any interruption in the class during this time affects all students. Picking up your child from school early should be the exception and not the norm.  Please try to schedule appointments well after dismissal when at all possible to avoid loss of instructional time for students. 
  • Dismissal is at 3:46 pm.  If you are picking up your child at dismissal time, you MUST enter the library to meet your child and sign them out.  

Summer Reading 2014

Click below to find out about summer reading for grades 1-6!
Have a wonderful summer!

K-3 Supply List for 2014-2015

Kindergarten Celebration 2014

2014 Field Day

Daily Announcements

New to NRCSD
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Blackboard ConnectEd. The portal links below will allow you to control how you receive
alerts, whether by phone call, text, or email. Please click on a link below to self-register.
Parents will need a student I.D. to complete the process.
North Rockland CSD Parent.htm
North Rockland CSD Community.htm


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2014-2015 School Opening and Closing Times

AM Session  9:07 AM — 11:54 AM
PM Session  12:59 PM —  3:46 PM
Grades 1—3
9:07 AM — 3:46 PM

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Thursday, August 28
WHES Open House
12:30-2:00 PM
Come in and take a self guided tour through our building.  Find your classroom and get acquainted with your new surroundings. Hope to see you there!
Monday, September 1
Labor Day
Tuesday, September 2
Supt. Conference Day
Wednesday, September 3
Staff Development
Thursday, September 4
School Opens

Today, 8/28/2014
High: 80 Low: 63
25% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/29/2014
High: 79 Low: 53
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.