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Announcements


Notification of Board Action on Superintendent's Agreement at the July 14, 2020 Public Meeting


Midland Park Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm. 


Please be advised that Midland Park Board of Education meetings are to be conducted virtually in accord with directives to limit public gatherings during the COVID-19 health crisis.  Trustees of the Board of Education, along with Superintendent Dr. Marie Cirasella, Business Administrator Ms. Stacy Garvey, and other staff as needed, will use Zoom for these meetings. 

District technology staff will ensure the public can watch and listen to board meetings in real time on local access television channels:  77 for Cablevision customers and 47 for Verizon customers.  Members of the public simply need to tune in to their local access channel to watch and listen to the meeting.

To pose questions and/or provide comments to the Board President prior to and during the meeting, please email Ms. Stacy Garvey at:  sgarvey@mpsnj.org

Thank you.   



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

 
Class of 2020

JUNE 2020 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

Abraham Lincoln



The month of June has arrived and is now identified as the fourth month of the transition to mandated distance learning required to contain the spread of Covid-19 in our communities and state.  But, June is always evocative of what has gone on before and what will go on from this point—a celebration of the academic journeys of the members of our senior class and shared, excited anticipation for the bright futures which lie ahead.  The 76 graduates of the Class of 2020 have been accepted into 74 colleges and universities and have received a collective total of $1,494,000 in scholarship monies.  Seventy-one of these amazing students will be attending colleges and universities and five students have chosen to enter the workforce.  Our graduates have grown in scholarship and character and will be dearly missed by one and all.  Congratulations go out to each and every member of this special class and we wish them success and happiness as they move on to new challenges.

In reflecting back on this tumultuous school year, we once again acknowledge our administrators, teachers, and staff for their commitment to providing excellent educational opportunities, despite the modality chosen for us.  Our school families have been valuable partners in distance learning and together we have ensured instruction continued during the final months of the school year.  As always, we are grateful to the trustees of our Board of Education for the many hours of volunteer service provided to our community.  Finally, the efforts of our many partners, including the Boosters, PAPs, MPPEF, MPEPTA, and PTA, provided important support for students, schools, and district and we thank them. 

This time in our country’s history has been replete with difficult challenges—challenges which called upon everyone to tap into inner strengths and meet great adversity with strong resilience.  Although progress has been made, we still do not know when, or even if, daily life will return to what it was before the pandemic.  As such, these words of American heroine Helen Keller seem particularly poignant today, “Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere, and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.”

On behalf of all in our district, may June and all the months to follow find you and your loved ones safe and healthy.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Marie Cirasella,  Ed. D.

Dr. Marie Cirasella
Superintendent of Schools

 

 



          


 

 

Headlines

Midland Park Public Schools
COVID-19 Emergency School Closure and Response Plan



At the public meeting held on May 19, 2020, the Board of Education approved the adjustment to the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar to reflect the last day of school to be Friday, June 19, 2020, for the current school year only, reducing the number of required student instructional days to 182, contrary to Board Policy No. 8210, which designates 183 days of instruction.


Summer Meal Program Notification
(Click the link for information)



May 4, 2020

Dear Midland Park School District Families, Faculty, and Community Partners,

As many of you are aware, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced today that all public and private schools in the state will remain closed for the rest of the academic year.  In doing so, the Governor said, “This is a difficult decision and I know that many students, parents, and staff would like to be able to return to school.  However, I have been unwavering on the message that we need to make decisions based on science, not emotion.  And while New Jersey is making great strides in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, science tells us that at this point, we can’t safely re-open our schools.”

While this decision was expected, it nonetheless leaves us disappointed that we are unable to finish the school year together in our schools.  The many school events held at this time of year remain under review and we know all will understand we are unable to hold most of them due to the social distancing restrictions in place. During the past few weeks, the administrative team has prioritized the list of events and celebrations and developed plans reflective of a variety of options.  Of course, at the forefront of our efforts is high school graduation and assemblies and programs that celebrate the Class of 2020.  Please know we have been made aware that further guidance from county and state officials is forthcoming and we will use this information to help determine the most well-informed course of action, one that successfully balances safety and celebration.

As we look ahead to May and June, the district’s distance learning plan remains in force and we again thank our school families for their amazing support of instruction at home.  This week begins Teacher Appreciation Week, the annual observance celebrating teachers across our great nation.  The miracle of learning is facilitated by the outstanding work of our teachers.  Our gratitude for their commitment and professionalism knows no bounds and we simply cannot thank them enough!

For all those impacted by illness and loss of life during this public health crisis, be assured you remain in our thoughts.  On behalf of all in our district, please accept my best wishes for safety and health in days to come.

Sincerely,

Dr. Marie C. Cirasella

Superintendent of Schools    

  

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)

   

2019-20 Back to School Update & 10-Year Facility Improvements & Instructional Program Review
(click the hyperlink to view the report)

 

2019 Assessment Report for the Midland Park School District
The 2019 assessment presentation shows the results of all state mandated assessments and trends for the Midland Park School District.


DISTRICT FIELDS STATUS REPORT
(click the hyperlink to view the report)




Midland Park Public Schools Preschool Program 2020-2021

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 2020-2021 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, 2020.  (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, 2020 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 2020-2021
(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.




To access the NJ School Performance Reports for Midland Park, please click on the link below.

NJ School Performance Reports Link
https://rc.doe.state.nj.us/runreport.aspx?type=district&county=03&district=3170&year=2017-2018


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 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 calendar, simply visit the district webpage and click the "Calendar" tab.  Thank you.

  Instructions to Print the Online Calendar



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.


School District and School Grades Required by the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act – June 17, 2020
  • 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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