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

     

The next  meeting of the Midland Park Board of Education is Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in the Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School Media Center,  250 Prospect Street Midland Park NJ at 8:00 pm

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

 

Albert Einstein


SEPTEMBER 2019 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

 


Education researcher Kathleen L. MacKay speaks to the impact of education on our country’s society, “Exactly how important is education in the current culture of American society? Will Durant, great American writer and philosopher, once said, ‘Education is the transmission of civilization.’ Durant delved into the study of several civilizations throughout history in some of his publications, and noted the importance of education as it applies to society, including its economic growth. A nation’s brilliance and ability to prosper is directly dependent upon its people’s edification. Without continuing to open one’s mind and allowing oneself to be taught, a person becomes stagnant, ignorant, and frozen in time.”

In Midland Park, we prepare for the first day of school with eagerness and are always re-energized when our schools are filled with students and teachers once again.  Our team of education professionals collaborate on the provision of instruction borne of research-based best practices proven to support students as they continue on personalized learning journeys.  The administrative team focused on a myriad of identified goals to prepare for the critical work of establishing a strong foundation for a successful school year.  Here are a few noteworthy items to review as we begin anew:

State SealThe Murphy Administration boosts Extraordinary Special Education Aid by $50 million, making some progress toward the $300 million needed each year for full state funding of special education costs.  A four-year pilot program to study risks/benefits of later school start times for some high schools is underway, with five schools participating in the study.  Pending further approval, “Mallory’s Law” would impose tougher penalties on parents when a student bullies another student, providing for civil liability of a parent of a minor found to be guilty of harassment or cyber harassment.

HammerProgress on facility improvement projects continues and the buildings look wonderful.  Here are a few highlights: staff restrooms at Godwin have been renovated and the new nurse’s office is completed; Highland has a new security-enhanced vestibule and the new interior door installation is beginning soon; at MPHS, the soffit project has been completed, faculty restrooms have been renovated, the new main office vestibule is completed, and preparations for the new Culinary Arts Suite are in full swing; and the solar project is complete and fully operational.

Stay in Touch
As we look ahead to our collaborative work, one of the most important measures parents can take is to remain in touch with administrators and teachers throughout the school year—remember, we are all just one phone call or email away.  We also hope you will frequently access the district website for the digital calendar of events and school and teacher web pages.  Finally, we look forward to seeing you at the many back-to-school events and activities scheduled this year at our schools…celebrating students for their academic and extra-curricular achievements makes for wonderful memories.  On behalf of all in our district, please accept my best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019-20 school year!


Sincerely,

Dr. Marie Cirasella,  Ed. D.

Dr. Marie Cirasella

 

 



          



 

Headlines



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





Midland Park Public Schools Preschool Program 2019-2020
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 2019-2020 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, 2019.  (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 $3,100.00, either paid in full no later than September 1, 2019 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 2019-2020
(click the hyperlink to access the application)


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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 that transitioning to a 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.

 For Instructions to Print the New Online Calendar,
click here.


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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 20, 2019
  • 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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