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At the public meeting held on May 19, 2020, the Board of Education approved the adjustment to the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar to reflect the last day of school to be Friday, June 19, 2020, for the current school year only, reducing the number of required student instructional days to 182, contrary to Board Policy No. 8210, which designates 183 days of instruction.

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3rd Grade Orientation

Highland School Reading Day
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May 4, 2020

Dear Midland Park School District Families, Faculty, and Community Partners,

As many of you are aware, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced today that all public and private schools in the state will remain closed for the rest of the academic year.  In doing so, the Governor said, “This is a difficult decision and I know that many students, parents, and staff would like to be able to return to school.  However, I have been unwavering on the message that we need to make decisions based on science, not emotion.  And while New Jersey is making great strides in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, science tells us that at this point, we can’t safely re-open our schools.”

While this decision was expected, it nonetheless leaves us disappointed that we are unable to finish the school year together in our schools.  The many school events held at this time of year remain under review and we know all will understand we are unable to hold most of them due to the social distancing restrictions in place. During the past few weeks, the administrative team has prioritized the list of events and celebrations and developed plans reflective of a variety of options.  Of course, at the forefront of our efforts is high school graduation and assemblies and programs that celebrate the Class of 2020.  Please know we have been made aware that further guidance from county and state officials is forthcoming and we will use this information to help determine the most well-informed course of action, one that successfully balances safety and celebration.

As we look ahead to May and June, the district’s distance learning plan remains in force and we again thank our school families for their amazing support of instruction at home.  This week begins Teacher Appreciation Week, the annual observance celebrating teachers across our great nation.  The miracle of learning is facilitated by the outstanding work of our teachers.  Our gratitude for their commitment and professionalism knows no bounds and we simply cannot thank them enough!

For all those impacted by illness and loss of life during this public health crisis, be assured you remain in our thoughts.  On behalf of all in our district, please accept my best wishes for safety and health in days to come.


Dr. Marie C. Cirasella

Superintendent of Schools    



Highland School's Virtual Classroom Program
Mr. Galasso's Letter to Highland Parents

(click the link to view the letter)

The Highland Roar
Our Student Newspaper
February 2020 Issue 1. Vol. 1

6th Grade Expectations and Privileges

(Click the links below to view the information)

Highland School Newsletter

February, Vol. 3 Iss. 3.pdf

Math Extra Practice- Grades 4-6

Reflex Math Parent Guide

To avoid the summer slide in math here is a resource that can help the students over the summer. (Students should know their log-in information)

Students can also practice flash cards or other online programs based in math fact acquisition. There is nothing that has to be handed in or no specific requirement, we  only encourage it.

 Here are some sites that students have logged into at school:
(log ins required)




To access the NJ School Performance Report for Highland School, please click on the link below.

NJ Performance Report



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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

 School District and School Grades Required by the Anti-

 Bullying Bill of Rights Act – June 17, 2020
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.

Sweeping Changes to the School Lunch Program
The New Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Requirements. Click the link to read the letter to Parents.

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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