Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year

Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year
Posted on 08/23/2023
Message from the Superintendent: Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!

23 August 2023

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! As you prepare for the first half-day of school, Tuesday, 5 September 2023, please be sure to log into the Genesis Parent Portal to complete all of the required forms in the Summer Packet. Having all of your child(ren)'s required information prior to the first day of school is a safe way for all of us to begin the year. 

Once all of your required forms are completed, you now will be able to access your child(ren)'s teacher assignment(s). To do so, you must be in the Parent Portal and click on "Student Data" and then "Summary." 

  • For TBD students, the teacher listed will be the child's classroom teacher. 
  • For CDW students, the Homeroom teacher listed will be the child's Period 1 teacher. You also will see the child’s full schedule. A paper copy of your child’s middle school schedule will be distributed and explained on the first day of school. 

As a reminder, we use an emergency notification system for school closings and/or school messages that links directly with the Genesis Parent Portal. Please be sure to update your Guardian 1 and Guardian 2 information (home phones, cell phones, e-mails) under the "Contacts" tab in the Genesis Parent Portal.  

Our latest 
District Newsletter, which highlights school news and procedures, is attached. This Newsletter is also posted to our website for easy reference. I encourage you to visit our web calendar to view school and District events, as you plan your schedule for the year. Some important dates to note: 

  • 8/30 and 9/1: CDW New to District Student Orientation at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
  • 9/14: CDW Back-to-School Night at 7:00 PM
  • 9/21: TBD Back-to-School Night start times will vary by grade-level

To ensure a smooth opening, please remember that our first day of school is a half-day, with no lunch served. Students in Grades 1-8 will be dismissed at 12:30 PM on Tuesday. Preschool and Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 11:45 AM on Tuesday. Everyone enjoys a full day of school, beginning on Wednesday, 6 September.  

Should you have any questions prior to the start of the school year or during the year, please contact the school's Main Office. We are happy to help you. The principals, faculty, staff and I are looking forward to the 2023-2024 school year with you and your child(ren). See you on Tuesday, 5 September!


Danielle M. Da Giau, Ed.D. 
Superintendent of Schools
Old Tappan Public School District

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