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, August 24, 2021 at 8:00 pm. 
Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School Media Center


 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

   SUMMER  2021 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDEN
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Dear Midland Park Families and Staff,

Can it be that the last day of school for this, a year unlike any other, has finally arrived?  We are so very grateful to our amazing teachers and staff members, supportive families, and especially, our outstanding students, for all their flexibility and hard work as we faced the many challenges of the past year together. 

It was truly wonderful to enjoy recent celebratory events with our students, among them PK Graduation, Sixth Grade Promotion, Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony, and MPHS Class of 2021 Commencement.  These heartwarming milestone events provided us with memories to last a lifetime!  As we welcome sunnier and warmer 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. 

It is important to re-state that, unless otherwise required by an Executive Order of Governor Murphy, the district will provide full days of instruction with lunch in September 2021 and always remain in compliance with state mandates in this regard.  As of now, the Governor has not authorized a full virtual instruction option for September.  However, should state mandates change, we will adjust accordingly to remain in compliance with his orders and advise families as soon as possible, understanding how important it is that we do so.

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

  • Our district posts its annual K-12 Summer Reading List on the district website:www.mpsnj.org
  • Another great resource for summer reading is provided by the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association.The ALSC provides four grade span-developed list of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer: Birth-PK, K-2, 3-5, and 6-8: https://www.ala.org/alsc/publications-resources/book-lists/2021-summer-reading-list
  • The School Library Journal (SLJ) is the premiere publication for librarians and information specialists who work with children and teens. A source of quality journalism and reviews for more than 60 years, SLJ produces award-winning features and news coverage on literacy, best practices, technology, education policy and other issues of interest to the school library and greater educator community.“SLJ provides information on a collection of links designed to keep children and young adults happily reading over the summer, and includes links to the books that have won recent awards and honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature.” https://www.weareteachers.com/summer-reading-list-for-kids/

As always, July and August are sure to pass quickly and we will soon be gathering together once again on the first day of the 2021-2022 school year.  Until then, please accept my best wishes to you and yours for a safe, healthy, and happy summer! 

Sincerely,

Dr. Marie Cirasella


Headlines

Safe Return to School Plan
(click the link to view the plan)

Should you need help accessing the plan, need accommodations to review the plan such as audio or in another language, or have any specific questions that will help you comment on the plan, please contact the Curriculum Department at 201-444-7400 x 232.

En Espanol:

Si necesita ayuda para acceder al plan, necesita adaptaciones para revisar el plan, como audio o en otro idioma, o tiene alguna pregunta específica que lo ayude a comentar sobre el plan, comuníquese con el Departamento de Currículo al 201-444-7400 x 232.

Form is now closed for public comment, however you can still review the plan.



New School Year 2021-2022 Student Registration

(click the link to access the registration)



Kindergarten Registration
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PHASE II RE-OPENING PLAN: GRADES K-8
February 23, 2021

(Click the link to view the plan)

Godwin School Phase II Plan


Highland School Phase II Plan

Midland Park Jr./Sr.High School Phase II Plan


  

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 2021-2022

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 2021-2022 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, 2021.  (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, 2021 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 2021-2022
(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
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Performance Reports (state.nj.us)
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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 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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