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, February 1, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School Media Center

The Midland Park Board of Education meeting February  1, 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






As you may be aware, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has mandated that facemasks will be required indoors at all school buildings for students, staff, and visitors for the 2021-2022 school year.  This includes Board of Education Meetings.  The full text of the Governor’s Executive Order at the following link: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-251.pdf


 


 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

JANUARY 2022 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

January 2022



Dear
Midland Park Families, Staff, and Community Partners,

The wizards of the technology sector are fond of predicting the future, especially at this time of year.  For 2022, they forecast some amazing innovations, including voice-to-text features to eliminate keyboards, legally approved global cryptocurrencies, an increase in popularity of augmented and virtual reality headsets, an abundance of electric vehicles on the road, and healthcare’s new normal: telehealth experiences with an artificial intelligence virtual provider.

Public education took a swift and unexpected step into the future almost two years ago when the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic required us to alter the way we work with students, blurring the lines between physical and virtual space.  Administrators and teachers adapted quickly to ensure effective instruction, tapping into new methods for virtually engaging students; school families were valued collaborators and supported their child’s learning experiences in every way; and students rose to the occasion, accepting the many changes presented to them and working to maximize learning opportunities through the hybrid days. As we look ahead with hope to a healthy 2022, let us continue our efforts to remain vigilant in adhering to COVID-related safety protocols, joining together to keep one another and ourselves safe.

As always, the New Year brings thoughts of peace for the world our children will inherit.  President John F. Kennedy spoke frequently about global peace and his message is enduring, “Peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings.”

On behalf of all in our school community, please accept my best wishes to you and yours for a year of health, happiness, and peace.

Best regards,

Dr. Marie Cirasella


Headlines

Referendum Click Here

March 8, 2022 Referendum 
(Click the link for information about the upcoming referendum)



Referendum Community Forums
(click the link to view the information)



Weekly Covid Report
January 14, 2022-January 21, 2022
(Click the link to view the report)


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)




New Student Registration 2021-2022

(click the link to access the registration)



  

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
2019-2020 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 – July 19, 2021
  • 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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