WELCOME TO MIDLAND PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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

Announcements

Midland Park Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm. 
Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School Media Center

The Midland Park Board of Education meeting of October 19, 2021 will be broadcasted and may be viewed on local Cablevision Channel 77 and FIOS Channel 47.  It may also be viewed on YouTube Live by clicking on this link:

https://youtu.be/X_XyknGELVI



As you may be aware, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has mandated that facemasks will be required indoors at all school buildings for students, staff, and visitors for the 2021-2022 school year.  This includes Board of Education Meetings.  The full text of the Governor’s Executive Order at the following link: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-251.pdf


 


 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

OCTOBER 2021 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

Pumpkin Field


Dear School Families & Community Partners,

The Dangers of TikTok Challenges

As you may be aware, the social media platform TikTok is a short-form, video-sharing app that allows users to create and share 15-second videos on any topic.  It is recognized as the world’s fastest-growing app and is especially popular among teenagers, having just hit 1 billion monthly users worldwide.   

A new TikTok challenge, known as “Devious Licks,” began early in September when students began posting videos of themselves stealing items from schools, tampering with soap dispensers and fire extinguishers, and vandalizing school bathrooms. It is important for parents to support the district’s effort to stop such destructive acts by reinforcing with their children that any vandalism or theft of school property will be mediated according to the school’s Code of Conduct and law enforcement authorities will be notified. District schools are the students’ homes during the instructional day and we know the vast majority of them are proud caretakers of their learning environments.  With your help, we can bring an improved awareness of the dangers inherent in the destructive behavior of such TikTok challenges to all students, and we thank you in advance for your support.

The Week of Respect, October 4-8, 2021; School Violence Awareness Week, October 18-22, 2021

The first week of October is designated by the state of New Jersey as The Week of Respect, a time when we focus on creating and sustaining school environments that are welcoming and supportive to all.  In Midland Park, each school will continue to recognize this annual event in grade-appropriate ways.  The district also provides a Week of Respect Newsletter to our community, which includes a message from the Superintendent with regard to the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights legislation for New Jersey Public Schools, a message from Mr. Craig Rush, the District's Anti-Bullying Coordinator, and messages from the Godwin, Highland, and MPHS school administrations. Please be sure to access this important newsletter by clicking on the HIB link on the district website’s homepage. 

School Violence Awareness Week follows later in the month.  The state’s website speaks to the importance of the district’s role in this regard, “While the New Jersey Legislature has set aside both weeks to highlight these very important issues, it is a school district’s clear, consistent message throughout the school year about positive school climate and student behavioral expectations that will help reduce violence and create safe and supportive learning environments for all students and staff.”

Wishing you and your families a safe and happy October!

Best Regards, 

Dr. Marie Cirasella


Headlines

Weekly Covid Report
October 8, 2021-October 15, 2021
(Click the link to view the report)


Emergency Virtual Plan
(Click the link to view the report)



Back-to-School District Update

(Click the link to view the update)



LEA Plan for Safe Return
to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

(Click the link to view the Plan)


COVID-19 TRAVEL ADVISORY
(Click the link to view the Advisory)




School by School Reopening
Information for Families

(Click the link to view the information)


What You Need to Know About Educational Equity
and Critical Race Theory

(Click the link to view the information)


New Student Registration 2021-2022

(click the link to access the registration)



  

AP Honor Roll District Recipient

Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School Named to the College Board’s 10th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success
(click the hyperlink to view the letter)


Midland Park Public Schools Preschool Program 2021-2022

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 2021-2022 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, 2021.  (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 $3,250.00, either paid in full no later than September 1, 2021 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 2021-2022
(click the hyperlink to access the application)



BCME 2019 Logo

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

for 2019- 6th year in a row.


NJ School Performance Reports Link
2019-2020 New Jersey Performance Report Letter
(Click the link to view the letter)

Performance Reports (state.nj.us)
(Click the link to access the reports)


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 has been created in a digital format and is currently available to school families and community neighbors via the district website.  We are confident the  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 calendar, simply visit the district webpage and click the "Calendar" tab.  Thank you.

  Instructions to Print the Online Calendar



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.


School District and School Grades Required by the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act – July 19, 2021
  • 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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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 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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