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

     

The next  meeting of the Midland Park Board of Education is Tuesday, June 5, 2018 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

 
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   MAY 2018 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT



Teacher Appreciation Week The week of May 7-11th is designated by the National PTA as Teacher Appreciation Week, a recognition program begun in 1984.  During this week, we pause to thank teachers for their professional dedication and service to children.  Midland Park’s teachers work daily with our students to guide and inspire them on their journey toward attaining the goal of lifelong learning.  There is an oft-repeated Russian proverb which speaks to the role of education in one’s life, “Education is light; lack of it is darkness.”  For all that our teachers do to light the way for students along their academic journeys, we extend sincere thanks and wish one and all a happy Teacher Appreciation Week.

We Are All Wonderfully Made   Special Education Week in New Jersey is commemorated by Proclamation of the New Jersey State Legislature, and is a chance for students, families, school administrators and decision-makers to celebrate special education services, special education programs, and most importantly, the special education teachers who make it possible for children with disabilities to learn effectively and to reach their full potential in their families and communities.  Special Education Week in New Jersey is co-sponsored by ASAH and the New Jersey School Boards Association. This year’s theme, “Working Together to Build a Special Future for All,” celebrates the collaborative spirit and educational strategies that make meaningful and productive futures possible for so many special education students in New Jersey. (Source: NJDOE website.)

Test Key  NJDOE Calls for Public Input to Inform Next Generation of Statewide Assessments (NJDOE Broadcast, 4/27/18)

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) is seeking input from superintendents, teachers, test administrators, parents/caregivers, students and other stakeholders about how to best transition to the next generation of statewide assessments. The first phase of outreach will begin in May. Stakeholder input will play an integral role in the NJDOE’s short- and long-term plans for, and improvements to, the statewide assessment program. The NJDOE is particularly interested in perspectives on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), which is the current statewide assessment in math and English language arts/literacy. Public input is needed to determine what elements of the statewide assessment program work well, and what areas need improvement. One specific way to engage is through Statewide Assessment Collaboratives. These Collaboratives will represent interested stakeholders from across New Jersey who have direct and diverse experiences with the realities of statewide assessments and who represent various New Jersey education and community stakeholder groups. The Collaboratives will meet for a single half-day to reflect on experiences and to form recommendations for the future of statewide assessment in New Jersey. 

If you are interested in participating in a Statewide Assessment Collaborative, please complete and submit an online interest form (available on the NJDOE website) by May 8 at 11:59 p.m. Locations and other details will be published by May 11.

 

Wishing you a wonderful May...

Marie C. Cirasella

Marie C. Cirasella, Ed.D.




          



Headlines


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.




NJ School Performance Reports


2016-2017 New Jersey School Performance Reports
(click the hyperlink to view the reports)

Big News

MIDLAND PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR IN DIGITAL FORMAT

We’re pleased to announce the Midland Park School District Calendar for 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 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
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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 – January 11, 2017

    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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