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



Midland Park Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, October  6, 2020 at 8:00 pm. 


Please be advised that Midland Park Board of Education meetings are to be conducted virtually in accord with directives to limit public gatherings during the COVID-19 health crisis.  Trustees of the Board of Education, along with Superintendent Dr. Marie Cirasella, Business Administrator Ms. Stacy Garvey, and other staff as needed, will use Zoom for these meetings. 

District technology staff will ensure the public can watch and listen to board meetings in real time on local access television channels:  77 for Cablevision customers and 47 for Verizon customers.  Members of the public simply need to tune in to their local access channel to watch and listen to the meeting.

To pose questions and/or provide comments to the Board President prior to and during the meeting, please email Ms. Stacy Garvey at:  sgarvey@mpsnj.org

Thank you.   



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

 
Welcome Back

  

SEPTEMBER 2020 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

 


Dear Families and Community Neighbors,

Here we are on September 1st, two days before our students will return to school in the most unconventional, non-traditional school opening in modern history.  Since March, school life has been dramatically altered as we strove to meet the challenges of education in a global pandemic, an eventuality none of us could ever have imagined possible.  Nonetheless, we persevered, evidencing the enduring commitment to students that defines the best in our profession. 

My admiration for our teachers and staff is deep and I know they will continue to focus on meeting the needs of all students during this school year.  I’ve also been amazed by our district families who worked with us and their children during the school closure to maximize the potential gains inherent in virtual learning.  This collaboration was difficult, yet productive, and we all learned a great deal.  Please be assured this new knowledge will be put into professional practice during virtual learning experiences this year as we continue to hone skills in developing effective, engaging virtual learning for students.

Please remember that one of the most important measures parents can take is to remain in touch with administrators and teachers throughout the school year—we’re all just one phone call or email away.  These words of encouragement to reach out have never been more important than in this school year.  There will doubtless be many, many questions for teachers, principals, and district administrators in the coming weeks.  We hope you will not hesitate to let us know of them immediately, so we may work together to allay anxieties by providing the most accurate program, school, and district information. 

In closing, as we come together in learning communities once again, I hope you will keep in mind that the mandated face coverings we will wear may obscure our smiles, but those smiles are still there, beaming messages of “Welcome Back” to one and all.  Until we see one another again, please accept my best wishes for a wonderful school year!


Sincerely,

Dr. Marie Cirasella,  Ed. D.

Dr. Marie Cirasella
Superintendent of Schools

 

 



          


 

 

Headlines

September 1, 2020 Board of Ed. Meeting
(click the link to view the meeting)

A and B day Schedule
(Click the link to view the Schedule)



Reopening Meeting-August 12, 2020
(Click the link to access the meeting)


District Technology Survey
(click the link to access the survey)



MIDLAND PARK SCHOOL REOPENING PLAN, SEPTEMBER 2020

Please be advised that the Midland Park School Reopening Plan is a living document subject to revision/modification upon NJDOE review/approval and as circumstances of the COVID-19 Pandemic evolve.





Summer Meal Program Notification
(Click the link for information)



 

  

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)

   

2019-20 Back to School Update & 10-Year Facility Improvements & Instructional Program Review
(click the hyperlink to view the report)

 

2019 Assessment Report for the Midland Park School District
The 2019 assessment presentation shows the results of all state mandated assessments and trends for the Midland Park School District.


DISTRICT FIELDS STATUS REPORT
(click the hyperlink to view the report)




Midland Park Public Schools Preschool Program 2020-2021

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 2020-2021 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, 2020.  (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, 2020 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 2020-2021
(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.




To access the NJ School Performance Reports for Midland Park, please click on the link below.

NJ School Performance Reports Link
https://rc.doe.state.nj.us/runreport.aspx?type=district&county=03&district=3170&year=2017-2018


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 for 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 calendar, simply visit the district webpage and click the "Calendar" tab.  Thank you.

  Instructions to Print the Online Calendar



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.


School District and School Grades Required by the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act – June 17, 2020
  • 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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