WELCOME TO MIDLAND PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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

Announcements

  • Board of Education Meeting-Tuesday, October 4th- Media Center-Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School- 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

To Educate 
 

SEPTEMBER 2016 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT


Summer 2016 is swiftly coming to an end and we’re ready to welcome September, the month when we embrace a new beginning for learning.  It has been a busy and challenging summer as the administrative team tackled the critical tasks of establishing a strong foundation for a successful school year.  Here are just a few noteworthy items to review as we begin our journey down a new road:

Under ConstructionFacility improvements continue and our buildings and grounds reflect significant change, including: the installation of new classroom tile floors at Godwin school; new tile floors in classrooms and cafeterias at MPHS; the renovation of the MPHS Media Center and Memorial Hall is nearing completion; boiler room upgrades at Godwin and MPHS are completed with new unit ventilators in both schools; all schools have completely renovated student restrooms with new ceramic tile, fixtures, and new epoxy floors; the Highland school field renovation includes new retaining wall and backstop, plus the installation of diamond clay.

check mark  In late August, Governor Christie announced improved statewide PARCC, Year Two results as more students took the Math and English Language Arts Tests: “Overall, a higher percentage of students met or exceeded expectations – indicating they are on pace to be college and career ready – in nearly all subjects and grade levels. This is the second year that the PARCC assessment has been administered in New Jersey, and it is the earliest that results from a New Jersey statewide assessment have been released after the close of the testing window.” (NJDOE Broadcast, August 2016)

Grad Cap   Some of you may be aware of the state’s new proposed Fairness Funding Formula as addressed in a front page article in the Record of August 15th.  The discussion over school funding initiated by the Governor’s proposed plan would give all students $6599 regardless of where the child lives and purports to equalize state aid in all districts.  There are relevant perspectives for consideration on both sides of the issue and it will be interesting to see how the discussion progresses in days to come.

One of the most important measures parents can take is to remain in touch with administrators and teachers throughout the school year—remember, we are all just one phone call or email away.  We also hope you will frequently access the district website for the monthly digital calendar of events and school and teacher web pages.  Finally, we look forward to seeing you at the many back-to-school events and activities scheduled this year at our schools…celebrating students for their academic and extra-curricular achievements makes for wonderful memories!  On behalf of all in our district, please accept my best wishes for a happy and healthy 2016-2017 school year!

 

Sincerely,

Marie C. Cirasella
 

Marie C. Cirasella, Ed.D.




          



Headlines

In accordance with Federal legislation, the New Jersey Department of Education requires public school students to participate in a variety of assessments to measure student achievement. 

 The Parent Notification below outlines the state assessments Midland Park Public Schools will administer during the 2016-2017 academic year:

 2016 Parent Notification of Test Administration
(click the hyperlink to view the notification)



Big News

MIDLAND PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR NOW IN DIGITAL FORMAT

We’re pleased to announce the Midland Park School District Calendar for 2016-2017 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 2016-2017 calendar, simply visit the district webpage and click the "Calendar" tab.  Thank you.

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


  •     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.  

 

  • 2015-16 Tentative School Budget

    At the Board of Education meeting held on March 17, 2015, the 2015-16 Tentative School Budget was approved. Included in the Tentative Budget is funding for a 1:1 Student Technology Resource Initiative for grades 7 through 12 and Full Day Kindergarten to begin in September, 2015. Please keep in mind that this is a TENTATIVE Budget which requires local and state Department of Education approval. The approved final budget will be voted on by the Board of Education on April 28, 2015 at the Public Hearing.

  • School District and School Grades Required by the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act – January 5, 2016

    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.

  • Midland Park Public Schools Preschool Program 2016-2017

    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 2016-2017 school year. Click the link for further information and to download the registration form.

  • NJQSAC Equivalency Process for High Performing Districts

    I’m pleased to provide this information with regard to Midland Park’s NJQSAC process. By way of review, NJQSAC stands for New Jersey’s Quality Single Accountability Continuum and is the Department of Education’s monitoring and evaluation system for public school districts. Click the link to read the message.

  

   

  • 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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