Contact Information: 

Dominick J. Silla, Principal

201-796-8700 @ ext. 2992

Dominick Silla is the Principal of Sixteenth Avenue Elementary School.  
He has been the principal of 16th Avenue School since the fall of 2004.  

Mr. Silla holds a master's degree in the area of early childhood administration
and a second master's degree in the area of administration and supervision.  

Mr. Silla began his career as a teacher at the Maywood Montessori School in Maywood, NJ.  
He also served as a teacher in the Bronx, NY, as well as River Vale, Oradell and River Edge, NJ.
Additionally, Mr. Silla served as an Elementary Principal in West Milford, NJ.  
Mr. Silla looks forward to serving the Elmwood Park community.  





(201) 796-8700


March 12, 202

Dear Elementary Parent/Guardian,

The Elmwood Park School District has worked actively on a plan to provide meaningful instruction in the event schools need to close due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  As you may be aware, You are receiving this letter as a result of a district closure as of 3/13/20.

Your child’s teacher(s) has planned lessons that will support learning at home.  The information you provided on the district survey sent on Monday, March 9, 2020 assisted our schools in planning instruction.  The following directions will assist you in logging your child’s attendance and accessing Google Classroom, where all lessons and activities will be readily available.  If you need your child’s Student ID Number, please contact their teacher directly.

Student Attendance: Please visit your school’s direct website and click on the “Click Here for Daily Attendance” link. 

You will then enter your child’s Student ID Number by 10:30 am daily You must log your child in each and every day using the link on your specific school’s webpage.

E-Learning Absences: A link will be posted to your school’s direct website for any student unable to participate in e-Learning for the day due to a sickness.

Google Classroom: A generic link to Google Classrooms will be placed on your school’s home page: “Click Here for Google Classroom e-Learning”.  Instructions for accessing Google Classroom, including your child’s ID number, were sent home.  A copy of provided assignments, varying from Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, and Science, will be on the homeroom teacher’s Google Classroom Page. Special Areas and ancillary subject instruction  (Art, Gym, Media, World Language, ESL, Basic Skills, Speech, OT, etc.) will also be available on the homeroom teacher’s Google Classroom website.

We are confident that the preparation by our staff will provide elementary students with the best learning environment during this school closing.  

You are welcome to reach out to us via email should you have any questions or concerns.  

Sincerely yours, Dominick Silla

Dominick Silla, Principal