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,  October 4, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School Media Center

The Midland Park Board of Education meeting on October 4, 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/GKmEtdUmJ9w

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

SEPTEMBER 2022 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT



 
  

Dear District Families and Community Partners,

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 is the first day of classes for the 2022-2023 school year and we are truly excited to welcome students, staff, and families back to school.  While the summer months are busy ones, they can also be a bit lonely, as our schools stand quiet as brick-and-mortar structures.  The magic happens when children return to the district, happily filling classrooms once again…for it is the presence of students that transforms buildings into schools!

Here is a brief update on school and district matters for September:

  • Comprehensive Health and Physical Education District Curriculum Guides

    The district’s K-12 Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Curriculum Guides are available for review on the district website: www.mpsnj.org    Questions regarding these and any other curriculum guides may be addressed to the teacher and principal.

  • NJDOE Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Standards

    The New Jersey Department of Education’s (NJDOE) Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Standards are being implemented this year.  For more information on this state mandate, please access the following link: https://www.nj.gov/education/cccs/2020/2020%20NJSLS-CHPE.pdf

  • Back-to-School Nights at our Schools

    Please mark your calendars for our Back-to-School Nights: MPHS—Thursday, September 15; Highland School—Thursday, September 21; Godwin School—Tuesday, September 22. Additional important information may be found on each school’s website where monthly calendars and lists of school activities are posted and regularly updated.

  • District Back-to-School Update

    We will be presenting a district Back-to-School Update at the Board of Education meeting of October 4, which will include information on safety measures, school and department news, the revised health and physical education standards, and more.  Please know we will post this presentation on the district website immediately following the meeting.

  • School District Staff Vaccinations

As you may be aware, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced the state is ending requirements that teachers, school employees, workers at childcare facilities, state employees, and state contractors who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 must undergo regular testing for the virus. This is yet another step away from the rigors of pandemic protocols and we remain hopeful those dark days are behind us.

As we look ahead to the 2022-2023 school year, remember that one of the most important things families can do is remain in touch with administrators and teachers throughout the school year—we are all just one phone call or email away.  When questions arise, please choose to contact the appropriate source for answers: teachers, principals, and district administrators will always return phone calls or emails in swift order to allay anxieties and clarify inaccuracies.  This year, let’s work together to ensure the most accurate program, school, and district information is correctly communicated.

Coming back together in collaborative learning communities is an annual joy.  Until we see one another again, please accept my best wishes for health, safety, and a wonderful school year to you and your loved ones!


Best regards,

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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