WELCOME TO MIDLAND PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Midland Park Public Schools would like to welcome you to our website! Feel free to explore our web space by checking out some of our features including: calendars, news, and announcements. 

Announcements

Midland Park Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday,  July 19, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School Media Center

The Midland Park Board of Education meeting on July 19, 2022 will be broadcasted and may be viewed on local Cablevision Channel 77 and FIOS Channel 47.  It may also be viewed on YouTube Live by clicking on this link: TBD

Effective Monday, March 7, 2022, Midland Park Public Schools will make the wearing of facemasks optional for students and staff.  This determination follows Governor Murphy’s recent announcement lifting the indoor facemask mandate in schools and childcare settings as of that date. It is our understanding the Governor’s determination is reflective of the latest data regarding COVID-19 cases and statewide hospitalizations.  The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is expected to release additional guidance regarding this issue to school districts shortly.  Please know that should the data change and NJDOH recommendations indicate a return to the wearing of facemasks is necessary, we will revisit this decision and inform you of any revisions. As of this date, the lifting of the facemask mandate does not include changes to current contact tracing or quarantining procedures.

 

 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

SUMMER 2022 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

Summer 2022


 
  

July & August 2022

Dear Midland Park Families,

We woke up this morning with a new perspective—the last day of school has passed and it is time to enjoy more time with family and friends.  It is also the perfect opportunity to recharge and renew under the summer sun.  Our dedicated teachers and staff members, supportive families, and especially our amazing students, are to be congratulated for another outstanding school year, one that saw facemasks come off and smiles come out!

The recent celebratory events that are hallmarks of the end of a school year, among them Pre-K Graduation, Sixth Grade Promotion, Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony, and MPHS Class of 2022 Graduation, were very special.  These heartwarming milestones provided precious memories to last a lifetime.  As we welcome sunnier days, know that the district’s work for children continues as administrators and staff will meet regularly over the summer to plan for the upcoming school year. 

Parents and educators know that summertime offers ideal opportunities to READ and we encourage students to spend time this summer with a good book.  Here are some resources for families to access in ensuring reading is a frequent summer activity:

  • Please be sure to review the district’s K-12 Summer Reading Lists which will be posted on the district website by July 5:www.mpsnj.org
  • Two more great resources for summer reading may be accessed via the links below.
    • The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, provides summer reading lists for Birth-Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, and 6-8: https://www.ala.org/alsc/publications-resources/book-lists/2022-summer-reading-list
    • The We Are Teachers website provides summer reading lists to help keep children engaged through reading during the summer months: https://www.weareteachers.com/summer-reading-list-for-kids/

As always, July and August will pass quickly and we will soon gather in September for the first day of the 2022-2023 school year.  Until then, please accept my best wishes to you and yours for a safe, healthy, and happy summer! 

Sincerely,

Marie C. Cirasella, Ed.D.


Headlines

Summer Meal Outreach
(Click the link for details)


  Weekly Covid Report
June 17, 2022 
(Click the link to view the report)


June 2020 Adoption of New Sex Education
Standards in New Jersey

(click the link to view the important topic information)



COVID Travel and Quarantining Guidelines
(Click the link to view the Guidelines)



Emergency Virtual Plan
(Click the link to view the report)


Back-to-School District Update

(Click the link to view the update)



LEA Plan for Safe Return
to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services
 Update
(Click the link to view the Plan)


 
School by School Reopening
Information for Families

(Click the link to view the information)



What You Need to Know About Educational Equity
and Critical Race Theory

(Click the link to view the information)




American Rescue Plan
(Planned Use of Funds)


 

  

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)


Midland Park Public Schools Preschool
Program 2022-2023

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 2022-2023 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, 2022.  (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, 2022 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 2022-2023
(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.


NJ School Performance Reports Link
2020-2021 New Jersey Performance Report Letter
(Click the link to view the letter)

Performance Reports (state.nj.us)
(Click the link to access the reports)


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  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 calendar, simply visit the district webpage and click the "Calendar" tab.  Thank you.

  Instructions to Print the Online Calendar



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 –  May 12, 2022
  • 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.

 

 

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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