From the Principal

WOK Middle School starts at 8:25 a.m. Please be aware there is no supervision at WOK prior to 8:05 a.m., this includes the playground. If you have any questions you may contact the school at 908 352-7664 ext. 4400.  In case of a delayed opening W.O.K Middle school will start at 10:25am.

My name is Juan Carlos Leonardo and I am the Principal at Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School. I, along with the faculty and staff of WOK are excited and carefully anticipating a very productive school year.

This letter is to inform you that the first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 8th.  We expect that all students will arrive ready and prepared for school.  Homeroom begins at 8:25 a.m. and dismissal is at 3:06 p.m. 

The Student Planner can be found at It has valuable information about school policies and procedures, what is expected of students, various contacts, etc.  I encourage you to review the planner.  It will be a valuable resource for both you and your child.  Students will receive a hard copy of the planner sometime in September.  Your child will be expected to have his/her planner with them every day.

All students are expected to wear the school uniform beginning on the first day.  The uniform colors are burgundy and gray.   A complete description can be found in the student handbook which is on the WOK website.  There are also samples hanging in the main lobby of the school. 

The Breakfast Program at WOK begins at 7:45 a.m. and only students who are having breakfast should arrive at that time.  Students not having breakfast should arrive no earlier than 8:05 a.m.

Please ensure your child brings money for breakfast and/or lunch.  The cost of breakfast is $1.10 and lunch is $2.55.  If your child received free or reduced lunch last school year, their status remains the same until October 1st or until the new application is processed.  Students will receive the 2015-16 lunch application during the first week of school.  Every family must complete a lunch application for the 2015-16 school year.  Applications will be processed at the school where the youngest child attends and will include all siblings.  Please understand that your status may change based upon the current year criteria for approval.

Your child's assigned Homeroom for the 2015-16 school year can be found on the envelope mailing label. They will receive their schedule in homeroom the first day of school.

I look forward to seeing you soon.


Daily Announcements

Congratulations to Mr. Wilberforce for being selected our

2014-2015 Teacher of the Year!

Kean University Learning Adventures (KULA)

The students of W.O.Krumbiegel Middle School are invited to join Kean University Learning Adventures - a unique after school learning experience!  Career Exploration, self-discovery and student empowerment are the cornerstones of this program for 135 students in grades 6 through 8, located at W. O. K. Middle School and administered by Kean University’s College of Education.

This program merges Kean University’s resources with Hillside District’s expertise to provide an exploration of career opportunities while challenging students to apply their academic skills to real-life and project-based learning experiences. All students participating in the project will complete the NJ Career Awareness Navigator Profile (NJCAN).  Using this tool each student will develop an on-line profile of their career goals and a plan of action for achieving their goals.  Parents and family members will be invited to sessions to participate in the planning and learn how they can assist their child with maximizing the high school experience to be fully ready to enter college upon graduation. Parent and students will be encouraged to “Think College Early” and workshops will be offered to help them prepare for college entry.

The after school component of the KU Learning Adventures will operate five days a week from 3:20pm - 6:20pm each day from October 1, 2015 through June 13, 2016.  The summer component of the KU Learning Adventures will operate five days a week, four hours per day from (dates TBD).   

The partners in this project, Kean University and Hillside Public Schools, have collaborated in developing this program to address the District’s Title I plan which emphasizes three areas for growth:  improved mathematics achievement, increased use and integration of technology, and increasing the numbers of Hillside graduates who attend college. KULA will emphasize each of these areas in the implementation of 21st CCLC identified goals. As required by the NJ Department of Education, this program will also be offered to students attending Trinity Temple Academy.

“This project is funded in its entirety with federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant funds through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.”

KULA 21st CCLC Afterschool Program Application 2015-2016.pdf

Lets welcome our 2015 W.O.K. PTA  Executive Board Members


VICE PRESIDENT                                



MEMBER COORDINATOR                

Message from our Superintendent Dr. Deo
Outstanding cafeteria balances must be resolved immediately.

Report cards will no be available if there are any outstanding fines.
Please click link below.

Letter from Superintendent April 2014.pdf
From our Nurse

Please read the form below, there have been recent changes in the immunization mandates for all students borned after January 1, 1997.  Children will not be admited to grade 6 in September 2013 unless they have received these immunizations.
5th grade immunization letter.pdf
Parent Portal in Genesis
We are pleased to announce the opening of the Parent Module for Genesis, the online student information system used by the district.  The system is presently available for parents of students in grades seven and nine offering access to your child’s academic records.  Specifically, this web based system will enable you to access your child’s grades, attendance, discipline record, and other important information from any computer with an internet connection.
Parent Portal Brochure .pdf
Student Drop-off

Please read attached letter for important information on procedures on student drop off / pick up.
Parent Letter - WOK school drop off.doc
Bell Schedules

Please click on the link below  to see our school schedules

Bell schedule 2015-16.xls

Dear Parents/Guardians:


We value your role in working to help your child achieve high academic standards.  The following is an outline of some of the ways you and school staff can build and maintain a partnership to share the responsibility for supporting your child’s learning.

WOK Student Planner-Handbook 2015-2016.docx

Box Tops Coupons
Welcome!  This year WOK Middle School will be collecting Box Top coupons to raise money for our school.  Did you know that some local schools raise thousands of dollars for their schools each year, just from clipping and submitting Box Tops?

Welcome to an exciting year at Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School! This year, our school will be participating in the Labels for Education® program. My name is Marisol Khristo and I am the Labels for Education coordinator for our school. Through the program we can collect UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products to earn points that can be redeemed for FREE educational merchandise!

Our goal this year is to collect 1000 points that we can redeem for . It’s easy to help – simply save UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products and drop them off at Office.


If your child is between three and twenty-one years of age,
and exhibits physical, sensory, emotional, cognitive, social,
or communication problems, please contact:
Hillside Board of Education – Department of Special Services

Children who exhibit one or more of the problems indicated
above, may be eligible for interventions in the general
education program, or for an evaluation to determine
eligibility for special education and related services.

To learn more about the programs and assistance available
please call (908) 352-7664 X 8448
contact the Special Services office for more information about free screening
for more information about free screening.

Our School's Mission Statement
The Mission of Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School is to provide a safe, positive and supportive learning environment in which all students can successfully develop, socially and academically, into lifelong learners.  We strive to motivate all students through various innovative instructional methods,  techniques and strategies.  Utilizing students skills and talents, we will prepare them to meet the demand of an ever changing global society.  

Aim for Excellence!    "We're Moving from Good to Great"!


WOK After School Clubs
There is something for everyone!!

Parent Involvement

Parental Involvement Plan

Parent involvement is crucial to the health and well-being of a child. As a parent, you are the most important influence in your child's success in school and in life. In this role, you have a fresh opportunity every day to get involved with your child.

Parent involvement in children’s education allows kids to perform better in school, and navigate more easily some of the challenges of growing up, such as bullying.

Click on the document below to learn our district's plan!!

Parental Involvement Plan.pdf

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator:
Sharon Ann Festante

Walter O Krumbiegel Anti-Bullying Specialist/
Co Anti-Bullying Specialist:
Tiffany Ellis
908 352-7664 ext 4450
Daniel Nuzzolo
908 352-7664 ext 4455

145 Hillside Ave, Hillside NJ

As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Hillside Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Sharon Festante, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.

HIB Self-Assessment Grade

Report forms, policies and other
information is located at
District HIB Information

Wednesday, September 2
Staff Development
Thursday, September 3
School Event
6th Grade Orientation/Meet and Greet


Tuesday, September 8
School Event
First Day of School
Monday, September 14
School Closed

Rosh Hashanah

Tuesday, September 15
School Event
KULA After School Program Begins

Today, 8/28/2015
High: 82 Low: 63
Mostly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/29/2015
High: 86 Low: 68
Partly sunny
9% chance of precipitation.