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, February  27, 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

 
President's Day 

 

  FEBUARY 2018 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT


The 2018-19 legislative session in New Jersey is underway and the Senate Education Committee will be discussing several new pieces of legislation.  One important measure is S-1055, which would require all school districts to provide full-day kindergarten programs, beginning in 2019 or 2020, based on district factor group status.  The bill would also establish a uniform age for students to enroll in kindergarten, rather than allowing each school district to make that determination.  Under this bill, the child would have to be five years old by October 1st of the school year in order to enroll.  We’re pleased that our district’s proactive measure to implement a full-day kindergarten program in 2015 enabled us to ensure compliance and provide the best educational opportunities for our youngest learners, “Full-day kindergarten programs offer social, emotional and intellectual benefits to kindergarteners, giving them more time to focus and reflect on activities, and transition between them.  Further, research shows that five-year-olds are more than ready for a longer school day, and do better in a setting that allows them time to learn and explore activities in depth.” (National Institute for Early Education Research)

We know that community involvement in education correlates with higher academic performance and school improvement, “Parent involvement in education is crucial. No matter their income or background, students with involved parents are more likely to have higher grades and test scores, attend school regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school. The most accurate predictors of student achievement in school are not family income or social status, but the extent to which the family creates a home environment that encourages learning, communicates high yet reasonable expectations for the child’s achievement, and becomes involved in the child’s education at school.” https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/what-research-says-about-parent-involvement/  As we enter the sixth month of school, please continue to stay involved in your child’s education, remembering everyone in our district is just one phone call or email away.

In Midland Park, we are extremely fortunate to have a stellar record of community involvement in our schools and district.  Evidence of this involvement is noted countless ways—here are just two of the many events which link our schools and community:

  • The Midland Park Boosters held its annual fundraiser at the end of January and the Wings Cook-Off was a tremendous success!

  • The Midland Park Public Education Foundation will host its annual fundraiser on April 14th at Macaluso’s; this year’s event is the Seaside Soiree featuring the Nerds…tickets are selling out fast for this much-anticipated night!

These events are just two of the many fundraising efforts which support district programs and enrich school spirit.  Our volunteer organizations certainly set the gold standard and we are truly grateful.  We know you will continue to provide them with your support whenever possible.  

Sincerely,

Marie C. Cirasella

Marie C. Cirasella, Ed.D.




          



Headlines


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
(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 – 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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