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,  December 13, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School Media Center

The Midland Park Board of Education meeting on December 13, 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: https://youtu.be/CUVnDZyEsNY

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

DECEMBER 2022 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT



 

Dear Midland Park District Parents, Staff, and Community Partners,

December is a wonderful month for our schools, one filled with memorable events for students and families: Godwin’s Winter Dance, Highland’s Winter Concert, the MPEPTA Holiday Store, and the MPHS Jr./Sr. Choral Concert are seasonal favorites we look forward to each year.

There is a growing chill in the air and Emergency Closing Days are part-and-parcel of the winter season.  Please know the district will use its three identified closing days when necessary.  Now is a good time to review the district’s Emergency School Closing Notification information.  In addition to robo-calls, emergency closing bulletins will be posted on the district website: www.mpsnj.org, and disseminated to NJ News 12, WABC, WNBC, and FOX television stations.  Please contact your child’s principal with any questions or concerns.

Elementary Parent-Teacher conferences were held recently and we hope they were successful discussions for all families.  Please be sure to continue to reach out to your child’s teachers to ensure school experiences are meeting expectations. Regardless of a student’s grade level, questions are sure to arise and it is important to contact the best person for the correct answer.  Teachers and administrators are only one phone call or email away, so please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

As we look ahead to 2023, thoughts turn to hope for a peaceful world.  The words of Nigerian human rights, civil rights, and democracy activist Hafsat Abiola come to mind, Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But, it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are.” 

On behalf of all in our district, please accept my best wishes for a peaceful, healthy holiday season and a new year filled with joy.

 

Sincerely,

 

Marie C. Cirasella, Ed.D.


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)


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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