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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, February 4, 2020 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

 


2020 Happy New Year

JANUARY  2020 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

 


Wake Up Alarm ClockAt the end of 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (S3160) requiring the Department of Education to establish a four-year pilot program testing later school start times for five high schools. The law will assess how shifting start times would impact districts overall, including how extracurricular activities may be impacted and how transportation to and from school would be affected.  "Research also shows that academic progress may be negatively impacted by starting school too early," Murphy said. "By testing the viability of changing start times, we are exploring ways to improve learning outcomes for New Jersey students."  Under the legislation, Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet was charged with selecting five school districts to participate in the pilot program that could open schools as late as 8:30 a.m.  "The pilot program on later start times for high school students will also allow the Department of Education to gain important impact on how students and families would be impacted by changes to the school day," said Repollet. (from the NJDOE website).

Tech Wonders SignClay Dillow of POPSCI.COM speaks to the tech wonders which lie ahead in 2020, “Get ready for the first complete synthetic human brain, moon mining, and much more. Maybe robotic moon bases, chips implanted in our brains, self-driving cars and high-speed rail linking London to Beijing. According to a dazzling number of technology predictions that single out the year 2020, it's going to be to be one heck of a year.”  For those of us old enough to remember George Jetson and his flying car, such rapidly-emerging innovative technologies are at once thrilling and startling. While we welcome the visionary work that continues to significantly impact daily life, we are aware that the quest to attain peace in an unsettled world remains.  President John F. Kennedy was eloquent in penning his perspective on peace, Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”  So, as we look ahead to the new, amazing technology structures which will fill us with wonder, and the new, quiet structures built by global citizens to promote peace, please accept my best wishes for a new year filled with health and joy.

 Sincerely,

Dr. Marie Cirasella,  Ed. D.

Dr. Marie Cirasella

 

 



          


 

Headlines


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)

  Education Hall of Fame Information

The Midland Park Board of Education is seeking nominations to the Education Hall of Fame.   The Education Hall of Fame is open to all former Midland Park employees who have been retired at least three full years  and made significant contributions to the improvement of the Midland Park school system over at least a five-year period of employment.  A nomination requires at least two separate endorsement letters per candidate.  Nominations must be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, 250 Prospect Street, Midland Park, NJ 07432 by February 14, 2020.  The candidates will be announced at a Board of Education meeting in April and their pictures will be placed in the “Hallway of Fame” at the high school.






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

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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


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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 20, 2019
  • 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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