WELCOME TO MIDLAND PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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



Midland Park Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, November  17, 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

 

  

OCTOBER 2020 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

 
 

Dear School Families & Community Partners,

School Re-opening Plans—Next Steps

As we seek to meet the challenges of providing education in a COVID-19 pandemic environment, we are continuing the process of planning for a second phase of school re-opening.  Crafting such plans is an arduous, task-laden endeavor involving district administration, teachers, staff, and parent input.  While there is no identified time frame for the onset of Phase II, it is important that we do not cease discussions, thereby ensuring effective planning with the best interests of students at the forefront of our efforts.  Please be assured we will keep the community apprised of developments in this regard, understanding the health guidance, NJDOE direction, and governmental mandates remain fluid and evolving.

The Week of Respect, October 5-9; School Violence Awareness Week, October 19-23, 2020

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 Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying  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.”

While school life is markedly changed from prior years, we are happy that students still have opportunities to participate   extra-curricular activities. We hope for the happy day when traditional school schedules return and all restrictions on student activities are lifted.

Wishing you and your families a safe and happy October!

Sincerely,

Dr. Marie Cirasella,  Ed. D.

Dr. Marie Cirasella
Superintendent of School

Headlines

  October 20, 2020 Board of Ed. Meeting
(click the link to view the meeting)


A and B Day Schedule
(Click the link to view the Schedule)



A and B Day Schedule
November and December

(Click the link to view the schedule)



Reopening Meeting-August 12, 2020
(Click the link to access the meeting)



District Technology Survey
(click the link to access the survey)



MIDLAND PARK SCHOOL REOPENING PLAN, SEPTEMBER 2020

Please be advised that the Midland Park School Reopening Plan is a living document subject to revision/modification upon NJDOE review/approval and as circumstances of the COVID-19 Pandemic evolve.





Summer Meal Program Notification
(Click the link for information)



 

  

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 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 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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