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, November 6, 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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OCTOBER 2018 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

 


Dear Parents & Community Partners,

We hope you will mark your calendars and join the Administrative Team for the district’s 2017 Assessment Profile, to be presented at the Midland Park Board of Education meeting of October 16, 2018 at 8 pm.  The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) speaks to the mandated reporting of state assessment scores to district boards of education and community, “The state Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics tests measure how well students are meeting grade-level expectations and developing college and career readiness skills, such as critical thinking, persuasive writing, and problem-solving.  Students, parents, and educators use these test scores as one way to learn about students’ academic strengths and academic needs. Educators use assessments to adjust their teaching to meet student needs.”  

The first days of autumn find our students immersed in academics, with athletic contests, fine and performing arts, and extra-curricular activities. This month features many enriching experiences for students of all ages; here are just a few highlights:

Fall LeafMusic in the Park XXI, Sunday October 7th
The district is very proud to host this annual competition with 58 students in the MPHS Marching Band this year.  Eight bands will march in competition at the event and the 180 member-strong Bergenfield High School Marching Band will also perform in exhibition.  With an eye toward our musical future, we’re especially delighted to note that the Highland Elementary School Band will join our band to perform, “The Star Spangled Banner.”  


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The Week of Respect, October 1-5
The first week of October is designated by the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights (ABR) legislation as The Week of Respect, a time when all public schools focus on the importance of maintaining mutual respect in all actions and venues.  In Midland Park, each school will recognize this event in grade-appropriate ways.  Please be sure to access our Week of Respect newsletter by clicking on the ABR link on the district website’s homepage.


Fall LeafPumpkins and Parades!
Elementary students are looking forward to the annual Harvest Festival, pumpkin sale, and Halloween Parades at Godwin and Highland Schools…we hope to see you there!

Warm days are turning cool and brightly-colored leaves are swirling around…October is a wonderful time of year to be outside at school events.

 

Sincerely, 

Dr. Marie Cirasella

Dr. Marie Cirasella

 

 



          



 

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

The Midland Park School District Calendar for 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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
(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.


  •     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 – June 13, 2018

    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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