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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,  January 17, 2023 at 8:00 pm
Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School Media Center

The Midland Park Board of Education meeting on January 17, 2023 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/btD85dWXIbk

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

JANUARY 2023 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

2023

   

Dear Midland Park Families, Staff, and Community Partners,

World-renowned futurist, influencer and thought leader in the field of business and technology Bernard Marr addresses the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on our world, “AI has become embedded in every aspect of society. From virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa to automated industrial machinery and self-driving cars, it’s hard to ignore the impact. In 2023, more and more of us will find ourselves working alongside robots and smart machines specifically designed to help us do our jobs better and more efficiently. Overall, developing the ability to work with and alongside intelligent, smart machines will become an increasingly indispensable work skill.”

It is reasonable that the work of futurists should be considered when framing instructional goals.  After all, the skills require to effectively churn butter do not have much of a place in the curriculum these days.  It is a brave, new world indeed and the former graphic identifiers of education…the little red schoolhouse, the black chalkboard and white chalk, and the apple for the teacher, have given way to different symbolic images…the computer, the SmartBoard, and the learning pod.  Change is a constant dynamic in education and teachers understand the need to adapt and remain afloat—even when sailing on turbulent seas.

As we look ahead to 2023, we are confident the amazing staff of the Midland Park School District will continue to meet and master every challenge that comes its way.  When the day comes that AI finds its way into to the classroom, its rightful place is to serve as another resource for the teacher.  For only the teacher possesses the innate intelligence to develop effective instruction for the precious human beings under their care. 

We welcome the New Year with excitement and thoughts turn to MPHS’s Class of 2023…time passes quickly, and these wonderful students stand poised on the brink of high school graduation! Until we gather together to watch our seniors march on to the field and accept their diplomas, please accept my best wishes for a happy and healthy new year and a world where peace is an attainable reality, rather than a longed-for dream.

Best regards,

  

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 2023-2024

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 2023-2024 school year. The integrated preschool program incorporates the education of special education children with that of general education preschoolers, following general education curriculum standards.  The integrated preschool program is a lottery based system.  Although applications are submitted, there is not a guarantee your child will be accepted.  Students will be selected at random based on the number of spaces available for each session. 

To be eligible, a general education child must be three or four years of age on or before October 1, 2023. (Child must be toilet trained). Children who are four years of age will attend the morning session (8:30 to 11:00 A.M).  Three year old children will attend the afternoon session (12:20 to 2:45 P.M.) five half-days a week in accordance with the Midland Park school calendar. Current students will have priority for program registration. 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, 2023 or in two installments with a $25 fee, due September 1 and January 1. All students will need to register after being selected for the integrated preschool program.  At that time, the following information is required:  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. 

Applications are due on or before March 1, 2023

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM APPLICATION 2023-2024
(click for PDF)


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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