• School Evacuation Drill

    Today, Midland School held a school-wide evacuation drill.  This exercise was planned in conjunction with Rochelle Park emergency services.  The drill was very successful and I'd like to thank all of our staff and students for their efforts today.  I'd also like to thank the Rochelle Park Police Department, Rochelle Park Fire Department, Rochelle Park EMS, Rochelle Park DPW, Rochelle Park Township Officials and Rochelle Park OEM for coordinating our exercise.  Thank you to all for your dedication in keeping the students of Midland School safe.

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  • Pic Day

    GET READY TO SMILE!

    MIDLAND SCHOOL PICTURE DAY

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018

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  • Please click link below to see 

    2018-2019 State Assessment Information


     

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    Latchkey registration for the 2018-2019

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  • Proposed 2018-19 School District Budget 

    At the April 26, 2018 meeting of the Rochelle Park Board of Education, the administration made the formal, public presentation on the proposed 2018-19 school budget. The public who attended the 7:00 P.M. meeting were able to ask questions after the presentation was over. The PowerPoint used for that presentation may be found here.

    At the 7:00 P.M. May 10, 2018 meeting of the Board of Education, the board will take formal action to adopt the budget to meet the state timelines as required under law and regulation.

    We urge any members of our community who have concerns about the district’s operations and proposed 2018-19 budget to reach out to our Superintendent, Dr. Zoeller, directly at gzoeller@rochellepark.org or by phone at 201-843-3120 ext 114.


     

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  • 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Chromebook Initiative

    Dear 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Families:

    The Rochelle Park School District would like to inform you of an exciting addition to our instructional program. Strategic technology integration is key to supplementing an authentic, engaging, and relevant learning environment. We have been moving toward that goal over the past few years as we have converted over to being a Google for Education school and significantly upgraded our technology infrastructure. In continuance of that end, we will be implementing a 1:1 Chromebook initiative at Midland School. Every 6th, 7th, and 8th grade student will receive a Chromebook that will be used to foster creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. Students will be provided daily access to valuable applications and resources to strengthen student achievement across the curriculum and foster the development of 21st century skills.

    Early next week we will both email and send home in hardcopy information on our Acceptable Use Policy and Frequently Asked Questions. We will also include information on our Maintenance/Self-Insurance Fee. This fee covers unintentional and non-negligent damage in addition to a yearly accidental damage waiver.

    Since the program is being phased in, the information for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are all somewhat different. Please (1) look over the information carefully, (2) fill out the forms completely, (3) return them to your English teacher, (4) follow the instructions for going on-line to pay the Maintenance/Self-Insurance Fee, and once all of this is done (5) your Chromebook will be issued.

    Again, all of this will be emailed and will be going home with your student early next week. Once you receive and review the information, feel free to contact me directly with any questions/concerns that you may have at gzoeller@rochellepark.org.

    Have a pleasant weekend,

    Geoffrey W. Zoeller, Jr., Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools


     

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  • Hackensack Contract Negotiations Update

    Members of the Rochelle Park Community:

    Recently there has been some confusion about our current relationship with the Hackensack School District and the state of our negotiations for a successor tuition contract. Obviously, I am unable to go into details about the ongoing negotiations until the contract is settled, but let me share with you what I can at this time. 

    During the 2016-17 school year, the last year of our seven-year contract with Hackensack, our district paid $14,781 per pupil in tuition. With the contract expiring on June 30, 2017 and no successor contract in place, we were ‘informally’ led to believe that tuition for the current school year would go up by 2%, which is not in our previous contract, but language to this effect exists in the tuition contracts of at least one of the other sending districts (i.e., Maywood and South Hackensack). 

    A 2% increase over last year would have resulted in a tuition rate this year of $15,076 – a number that has been widely quoted in the newspapers and by various officials in Maywood, Rochelle Park, and South Hackensack (though not by Hackensack and not by this office). While it is certainly understandable why many individuals were quoting this number, it turns out that the $15,076 figure is not correct. Hackensack has already agreed that the tuition rate for 2017-18 is to be frozen at the same rate as 2016-17 – that is to say at $14,781. Since Hackensack themselves has made that commitment publicly, I feel comfortable in divulging this aspect of our negotiations to date with you at this time.

    There is a lot of speculation and rumor out in the community and some of this is coming out of our neighbors and good partners to the East – Maywood. Please know that Maywood’s issues and Rochelle Park’s issues are not the same. Maywood owes a very considerable additional sum of money, often referred to as arrearages, while Rochelle Park owes NONE. We are negotiating from very different places.

    I hope this message has cleared up some of the confusion, but if anyone would like to reach out to me, feel free to email me at gzoeller@rochellepark.org or call me at 201-843-3120 ext 114.

    Very sincerely yours,

    Geoffrey W. Zoeller, Jr., Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools


     

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  • Focus School Status Removed!

    Dear members of the Rochelle Park community:

    It is my distinct pleasure to report to you that after years of hard work and achievement, the New Jersey Department of Education informed us today that the “Focus School” status has been removed from Midland School!

    I would like to congratulate our director of curriculum and instruction, Mrs. Cara Hurd, for leading the work in the multi-year revisions to our curriculum and our principal, Mr. Brian Cannici, for his tireless efforts in supporting best practices in our classrooms. Of course, the lion share of the credit must go to our wonderful faculty who has worked so cooperatively in supporting Cara and Brian’s efforts while delivering solid instruction to our students every day.

    Finally, I want to thank both the past and current Board of Education who bought into the vision of what needed to be changed and on how best to accomplish it. Given extremely tight budgets with which to work, resource allocation targeted to strengthening curriculum and instruction has been a primary focus. Thank you for your support of that vision, our school, our teachers, and our children. 

    Rochelle Park has much to be proud of!

    Allow me to wish you all a wonderful Fourth of July and a pleasant and fun-filled summer.

    Very sincerely yours,

     

    Geoffrey W. Zoeller, Jr., Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools


     

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  • Important Information From Pomptonia Food Service 

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    Elementary Snack Program Update

    Rochelle Park Snack Program


     

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  • new messaging tool this year   

    New messaging tool this year 

    Some of our middle school teachers are using a new messaging tool this year called "Remind". This tool, which can be used as an "app" on your cell phone, helps teachers share important updates and reminders with students and parents. If you receive an email explaining that your child's teacher is currently using "Remind", please be advised that it is safe and that we are aware of its use in our classrooms.

     

     


     

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