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Midland Park Public Schools would like to welcome you to our website! Feel free to explore the new web space by checking out some of our new features including: calendars, news, and blogs. 

Announcements

     

The next  meeting of the Midland Park Board of Education is Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in the Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School Media Center,  250 Prospect Street Midland Park NJ at 8:00 pm

The Board of Education authorizes the use of electronic surveillance monitoring devices in school buildings and on school grounds.  Therefore, all school buildings and grounds within this school district may be monitored using such devices in accordance with Board Policy.  (MPBOE Policy 7441)  
      

Board of Education Policies-School Integrated Pest Management Plan  

  

Superintendent's Message

 
March in Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

MARCH  2019 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT


Dear Midland Park Parents/Guardians and Community Members,


Cat in the HatMarch begins with the district’s annual celebration of reading as we participate in the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Week (RAA.)  Our schools strive to instill a love for reading in students and we look forward to spotlighting this all-important skill all week.  This year’s theme focuses on diversity in literature, NEA believes diverse literature enables students to see themselves as the heroes of the story, while also showing them that all kinds of people can be the heroes too,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. “It is important that we emphasize books that are telling children of color that they belong in the world and the world belongs to them.”  An estimated 45 million educators, parents and students across the U.S. will participate in RAA events this year, which is the 22nd year of this program.  RAA also honors the March 2nd birthday of beloved children’s author Ted Geisel, better-known as Dr. Seuss.

Teen Mental Health and Suicide PreventionOn March 11th, MPHS will welcome motivational speaker Jeff Yalden, an advocate for mental health in youth and adults, and a leading authority on teen motivation, mental health, and teen suicide prevention and crisis intervention. His programs for teen mental health awareness, suicide crisis intervention and suicide prevention are highly sought after in school communities across the country.  Yalden is a New York Times bestselling co-author of A Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul, and a four-time Amazon bestselling author, including his book, Teen Mental Health & Suicide Prevention: The “Why” Behind Today’s Teen Suicide Epidemic.  In addition to working with students during the day, Yalden will provide an evening presentation for parents in MPHS’s Memorial Hall, 7-9 pm.  We hope you will join us for this important presentation on the health and well-being of our children.

Beauty and the Beast As always, everyone wants to be in the audience for MPHS’s annual musical!  This year’s production is Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.  We know you’ll be delighted to be our guest for this heartwarming production adapted from Walt Disney Pictures' Academy Award-winning 1991 animated musical film of the same name.   Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a cold-blooded prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert into his true human form, the Beast must first learn to love a bright, beautiful young woman whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle before it is too late. Be sure to mark your calendars for what promises to be another amazing MPHS production: March 29th, 30th, and 31st

On behalf of all in our district, please accept my best wishes for a happy month.

Sincerely,
Dr. Marie Cirasella,  Ed. D.
Dr. Marie Cirasella

 

 



          



 

Headlines


Midland Park Public Schools Preschool Program 2019-2020
The Midland Park School District is accepting applications for the 3 & 4 year old general education preschool integrated program housed at Godwin School for the 2019-2020 school year. The integrated preschool program incorporates the education of special education children with that of general education preschoolers, following general education curriculum standards. 

To be eligible, a general education child must be three or four years of age on or before October 1, 2019.  (Child must be toilet trained).  Children will attend either a morning (8:30 to 11:00 A.M) or afternoon (12:20 to 2:50 P.M.) session five half-days a week in accordance with the Midland Park school calendar. Current students will have priority for program registration.  Students will be assigned to either the morning or afternoon session at the discretion of the district.  Parents will be responsible for transportation. The annual tuition for the program is $3,100.00, either paid in full no later than September 1, 2019 or in two installments with a $25 fee, due September 1 and January 1. All students will be registered at the time of entry requiring birth certificate, copy of immunizations and proof of residency (program is only open to Midland Park residents).

Applications are available on the district website www.mpsnj.org .    You may also contact the Director of Special Services, Ann Marie Bruder at (201) 444-7445.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM APPLICATION 2019-2020
(click the hyperlink to access the application)


2018 Best Communities in Music Education

Midland Park School District recognized for being one of the best communities for Music Education in the nation 

for 2018- 5th year in a row.
Click here to learn more.




To access the NJ School Performance Reports for the state's public schools, please click on the link below.

NJ School Performance Reports Link
https://rc.doe.state.nj.us/SearchForSchool.aspx


School Board

ARE YOU CONSIDERING SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDACY?

For members of the Midland Park community who are considering running for a seat on the Board of Education, the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) provides valuable resources to review as you begin the process. NJSBA’s Candidate Kit provides vital resources in downloadable PDF formats, as well as links to important websites for anyone considering running for their local school board. 

Click Here to access the information



 

Big News

MIDLAND PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR IN DIGITAL FORMAT

The Midland Park School District Calendar for 2018-2019 has been created in a digital format and is currently available to school families and community neighbors via the district website.  We are confident that transitioning to a digitized format will improve our ability to update scheduling changes more swiftly and with greater accuracy.  Please know that all school and district information previously available in the paper-based calendar is included in the digital calendar.  To access the 2018-2019 calendar, simply visit the district webpage and click the "Calendar" tab.  Thank you.

 For Instructions to Print the New Online Calendar,
click here.


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Summer Meals 4 Kids
(click the hyperlink to view the flyer)


EMERGENCY CLOSING/DELAYED OPENING PROCEDURES
(click the hyperlink to view the procedures)


Midland Park Designated as “High Performing” via QSAC

We’re pleased to provide this information with regard to the NJQSAC process. By way of review, NJQSAC stands for New Jersey’s Quality Single Accountability Continuum and is the NJDOE’s monitoring and evaluation system for public school districts. QSAC evaluates districts through a single comprehensive accountability process that consolidates and incorporates the monitoring requirements of applicable state laws and programs and complements federally-required improvements. Through QSAC, districts are monitored according to five components that have been identified as key factors in effective school districts: Instruction & Program, Operations, Governance, Fiscal, and Personnel.

 

NJDOE has streamlined the QSAC process for select districts and we were pleased note that a state review of our submitted indicators resulted in a “High Performing District” designation.  Subsequently, the Midland Park School District was eligible to submit an equivalency application to waive completion of the time-consuming QSAC monitoring.  NJ Commissioner of Education Kimberly Harrington has advised us that the waiver has been approved and the Midland Park district will maintain its high performing status for a period of three years.  We plan to use the time and resources provided through this initiative to support continued best practices in the five QSAC areas.

 

We wish to acknowledge the amazing contributions of district staff: administration, instructional, support, and buildings and grounds personnel, and our Board of Education, students, and school families, for their valued contributions to this well-deserved designation.


  •     Work in ProgressREFERENDUM UPDATE!
  • The Midland Park School District’s referendum projects are being tackled in swift order as we seek to maintain a timeline of approximately two years for completion. To keep the community informed, please continue to check here for periodic referendum updates. To access the latest Referendum Update, click on the Work In Progress icon above.  

 


  • School District and School Grades Required by the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act – June 13, 2018

    As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L., 2010, c122), the Midland Park 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. In order to foster safe and positive learning conditions for students, the school and district grades are part of an integrated process for reinforcing and strengthening a school’s climate and culture through prevention and intervention efforts targeted toward harassment, intimidation and bullying. Please click on the headline above to find the district and school ABR grades.

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  • Midland Park Public Schools Preschool Program 2018-2019

  • The Midland Park School District is accepting applications for the 3 & 4 year old general education preschool integrated program housed at Godwin School for the 2018-2019 school year. The integrated preschool program incorporates the education of special education children with that of general education preschoolers, following general education curriculum standards. 

    To be eligible, a general education child must be three or four years of age on or before October 1, 2018.  (Child must be toilet trained).  Children will attend either a morning (8:30 to 11:00 A.M) or afternoon (12:20 to 2:50 P.M.) session five half-days a week in accordance with the Midland Park school calendar. Current students will have priority for program registration.  Students will be assigned to either the morning or afternoon session at the discretion of the district.  Parents will be responsible for transportation. The annual tuition for the program is $3,100.00, either paid in full no later than September 1, 2018 or in two installments with a $25 fee, due September 1 and January 1. All students will be registered at the time of entry requiring birth certificate, copy of immunizations and proof of residency (program is only open to Midland Park residents).

    Applications are available on the district website www.mpsnj.org .    You may also contact the Director of Special Services, Ann Marie Bruder at (201) 444-7445.

      

QuestionDo You Have a Question for Your Board of Education?


  • The questions and concerns of the community are important and contact information for trustees of the Midland Park Board of Education are readily available on this website—just click on the Board of Ed. Link on the district homepage to find individual phone numbers and email addresses for all Board of Education trustees.

 

Thank you   REFERENDUM DETAILS TO IMPROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES!

Click the link above for more information.

 

Anti-BullyingAnti-Bullying Bill of Rights Legislation, P.L. 2010, Ch. 122

Click the link to access the Midland Park School District's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights contact information regarding incidents of harassment, intimidation, and bullying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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