INFORMATION REGARDING THE 8TH GRADE CULMINATION EXERCISES AND THE REMAINDER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR:
Please be reminded that the 8th grade Culmination Exercises will be held on Monday, June 19th at 7:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room. Doors will open at 6:30 PM.
NO ONE WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE BUILDING BEFORE THIS TIME. Guests will be expected to line up outside of the glass doors and must have a ticket in order to be admitted.
Officers from the RPPD will be on site.
Also, please be reminded that we will have SHORTENED SESSION DAYS tomorrow (June 16) and Monday (June 19) with dismissal at 12:41 PM. Please make arrangements to pick up your children at this time.
Dear Rochelle Park community members,
We are thrilled to announce the addition of a brand new summer enrichment program right here at Midland School! This program is designed to prevent regression over the summer months and support the varying academic needs of students who are entering 1st through 8th grades. The Summer Enrichment Program will run in the afternoon hours, and walking supervision will be provided from the Rochelle Park recreation camp at Carlock Field if needed. Our program teachers are looking forward to working with your children in English language arts, ESL, and mathematics in order to boost their academic confidence as they prepare to enter into a new school year in September.
Please download the attached informational flyers HERE, in Spanish HERE, or go directly to our on-line registration page found at https://rochellepark.revtrak.net. Registration directions can also be downloaded HERE.
You can also access our "Frequently Asked Questions" flyer HERE.
We are extremely proud to share the Project T.E.A.(M)2 segment that was recently featured on Classroom Closeup NJ. This grant funded program was the brainchild of three of our own staff members and resulted in our ongoing Family Math Night series.
Congratulations to all of our school community members who made this possible!
To view the segment, click HERE.
Now that we are in the midst of our annual class field trips, I wanted to take this opportunity to make you aware of a procedure that we have been implementing this year. As you may know, when we collect fees for our trips, we must account for expenses such as transportation, tickets/admission, chaperones, etc. However, when we calculate the per student cost, we often round up, which permits us to build some extra money into the cost. This helps us “meet our bottom line” in case there is a student or group of students who do not go on the trip.
In the past, when there was a surplus of funds, the money would go into a Student Activities Account that could be used to help students in need from various grade levels. Starting this year, however, this process has changed. Please be advised that any surplus funds from field trips will be put into our accounting system and will follow the grade that generated them for future trips. Very simply, if a particular grade level has a surplus of funds for their field trip after all monies have been collected and all bills paid, that money will follow them to the next grade level.
We want to be as transparent as possible with regard to the money you are spending on your children’s field trips. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our administrative team.
Brian R. Cannici
At the April 20, 2017 meeting of the Rochelle Park Board of Education, the administration made the formal, public presentation on the proposed 2017-18 school budget. The public who attended the 7:30 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 7:30 P.M. May 4, 2017 meeting of the Board of Education, the board will again accept comments from the public on the budget as part of a formal Budget Hearing. The board will then 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 2017-18 budget to reach out to our Superintendent, Dr. Zoeller, directly at email@example.com or by phone at 201-843-3120 ext 114.
Dear family, staff, and community members:
As you know, we only used two (2) of our five (5) allotted emergency closing days during the current school year. Based upon this the Board of Education took action to modify the current calendar. As a result, we will be closed on Tuesday, May 30th (the day after Memorial Day) and our last day of school will now be on Monday, June 19th.
In addition, the Board of Education took action to adopt the 2017-18 school calendar. Both of the calendars are available in the upper left-hand corner of our website.
We wish all of our school community members a pleasant spring.
Very sincerely yours,
Geoffrey W. Zoeller, Jr., Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Registration for the Rochelle Park PreK-4 Program will be on Tuesday April 18th and on Thursday April 27th 2017. Rochelle Park residents may register their children from 1:30 pm – 3:00pm in the main office. There will also be an Open House you may attend to find out more information about our Preschool Program on Thursday April 27th from 10:00 to 10:30am in room 106. Please note that spots are very limited and registering your child does not guarantee you a spot! There will be a lottery for 8 preschool spots that you may attend on Tuesday May 2 at 10:00am in the Media Center.
At the time of preschool registration, parents are required to bring their child’s birth certificate and immunization records. It is not necessary to bring your child with you to registration. In addition, parents must have their child/ children examined by a private physician prior to the opening of school in September 2017. Examination forms will be available at the time of registration. All parents must show proof of residency in Rochelle Park by presenting a copy of a deed, signed lease or affidavit, and utility bill. Children must be age 4 on or before October 1, 2017, in order to be eligible for registration.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Miss Johnson at Djohnson@rochellepark.org
MANDATORY Kindergarten Parent Orientation:
Wednesday, May 3rd at 7:00 PM
Midland School Media Center
(Parent Questionnaire should be turned in at this time.)
Other Mandatory Dates:
~May 17th or May 24th
Dial-4 Student Assessment
(times assigned at parent meeting)
~June 13th – 1:00-2:30pm - Kindergarten Round-Up
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be as follows:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
All sessions will be held from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM in the Main Office at Midland School #1.
Please call first and set up an appointment. At the time of registration, parents are required to bring their child’s birth certificate and immunization records. It is not necessary to bring your child with you to registration. In addition, parents must have their child(ren) examined by a private physician prior to the opening of school in September 2017. Examination forms will be available at the time of registration. All parents must show proof of residency in Rochelle Park by presenting a copy of deed, signed lease or affidavit, and utility bill. Children must be age 5 on or before October 1, 2017 in order to be eligible for registration. All forms are available in PDF format on our website at www.rp.bergen.org under “For Parents” section “Registration forms”.
We are looking forward to receiving your children in the 2017-2018 school year.
Brian R. Cannici
Dear Members of the Rochelle Park Community:
At the October 13th Board of Education meeting, Mrs. Hurd, our Director of Curriculum, gave a comprehensive report on District Assessment. The excellent news is that our students are trending up on the PARCC assessment and this is a tribute to our faculty and staff members who work with our students every day. You may access that report here.
Also at the October 13th meeting, our Principal, Mr. Cannici, presented a letter that was recently received from the Executive Director of the Regional Achievement Centers (RAC), John Marshall. For those of you that do not know, the Regional Achievement Centers are intervention teams that were launched by the New Jersey Department of Education to implement proven turnaround principles and improve student achievement in districts that were identified as “Priority” or “Focus” Schools. Back in 2012, Midland School No. 1 was identified as a “Focus School” due to an achievement gap that developed between higher and lower performing subgroups on state assessments.
We are very happy to report that the letter from Mr. Marshall provided our district with some very encouraging news about the progress we have made in recent years. Our administrative team and our instructional staff members have been working extremely hard to improve student performance on state assessments, and the results we recently received prove that the hard work is paying off! Please feel free to read Mr. Marshall's letter here.
We are very encouraged by our progress to date and hope to continue to have your support as together we take our next steps in improving our program and achievement scores.
OUR LOST AND FOUND BINS ARE OVERFLOWING WITH UNCLAIMED STUFF
(COATS, HATS, GLOVES, LUNCH BOXES, CLOTHING)
PLEASE STOP BY AND CHECK THE BINS IN THE HEALTH OFFICE, MULTIPURPOSE ROOM AND THE CAFETERIA
ANY UNCLAIMED LOST AND FOUND WILL BE BAGGED AND DONATED TO CHARITY
Tuesday, JUNE 21st!
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.
Brian R. Cannici