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February 12, 2015

                                                                       

Dear Parents/Guardians:


Next month, public schools in the state of New Jersey will begin implementing The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing. PARCC takes the place of the NJASK for English/Language Arts and Mathematics for grades 3-8. PARCC assessments will be computer-based and occur twice during the school year: Performance Based Assessments (PBA) in March 2015 and End of Year (EOY) assessments in late April and May 2015.


PARCC results do not count toward your child’s grade nor does it determine if your child will be promoted or retained.  The tests will measure your child’s achievement in the areas of mathematics and language arts (reading and writing).  These results will be available in October 2015.


The PARCC schedule is listed below. Please make every effort to have your child in school on their corresponding testing dates.  If your child is late for school, he or she cannot be admitted to the testing areas and will have to make up the test during the following week. Please note that make-up dates will be during regular classroom instruction and will be communicated to you individually.

 

Grade

PBA dates

EOY dates

3

March 2, 3, & 4th

April 27, 28, & 29th

4

March 5, 6, & 9th

April 30th, May 1 & 4th

5

March 10, 11, & 12th

May 5, 6, & 7th

6

March 13, 16, 17th

May 8, 11, & 12th

7

March 18, 19, & 20th

May 13, 14, & 15th

8

March 23, 24, & 25th

May 18, 19, & 20th


We encourage students to get a good night’s rest and have a good breakfast on the testing dates. The assessment will measure the students’ knowledge of the Common Core State Standards as instructed in the classroom; therefore, one cannot study for this test.  Encourage your child to relax and do his/her best.  Students should wear comfortable clothing that adheres to our dress code. 


Students will be using headphones during portions of the assessment. If your child does not already have a pair of headphones in school, we encourage you to send a pair of headphones in prior to the first date of testing. While we will provide all students in need with headphones, using their own headphones is best for the child’s comfort and health during testing.


If you are not familiar with the PARCC assessments, you can find additional information online at the NJDOE website (www.state.nj.us/education/sca/parcc/). You can also access sample items and practice tests at http://parcc.pearson.com/


Sincerely,





Kelly Scapellato, NCSP

District Test Coordinator

Supervisor of Special Services


APPLICATION FOR INCLUSIVE PRESCHOOL

2015 – 2016

Letter-Inclusive preschool letter 2015-16.pdf

FEBRUARY 2015

               I wanted to take a moment and thank all of those who were able to join us for our Parent Forum regarding the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC. It is very pleasing to be a part of district so involved in their children’s education. Our hope was to answer questions and put minds at ease the best we could and I believe we achieved our goals. Again, we thank you for your participation.

               As we turn our attention to the calendar, there are a few dates to mention. Our “24 Challenge” classroom competitions in grades 3-5 will run February 9th – 12th; Valentine’s Day parties for K-5 will take place on February 12th; the first budget work session for 2015-16 will take place on February 12th in the Neeta Library at 6:00 p.m.; and the “24 Challenge” finals will take place on February 27th.

               Finally, a reminder that there is full day staff in-service scheduled for Friday, February 13th (No School for students) and in honor of President’s Day, school is closed on Monday, February 16th.

Thank you for your continued support of our programs.


Important Information regarding
PARCC and Common Core

PARCC parent presentation 2015
Common Core Parent Presentation




 Thank you to the Medford Lakes Home and School Association
for our Salsa lessons! 




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Medford Lakes School District 
Grading Procedures


Grading Procedures Powerpoint BOE approved 10.15.14 (1).pdf
Medford Lakes School District
2015-2016
Kindergarten Registration
If you have a child who will be five years of age on or before October 1, 2015 who you wish to enroll in Medford Lakes School District kindergarten, please contact Mrs. Cooper at 609-654-0991 x 215 to request a registration packet. Please return packets by Monday, December 22nd, 2014.


June 2, 2014
Dear Parents/Guardians - 
Please take a few minutes to learn more about the
PARCC Assessment.  This is the assessment
that is scheduled to replace
NJASK during the 2014-2015 school year.

If you have questions please contact
Mrs. Ramage, Neeta School Principal/Director of Curriculum & Instruction 
or Mrs. Scapellato, Supervisor of CST/District Test Coordinator



 A New Vision of Assessment 

Anti-Bullying/
HIB-Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying
 
Anti-Bullying Specialists:
Mrs. Scapellato, School Psychologist
 kscapellato@medford-lakes.k12.nj.us
(609) 654-5155 ext. 117

Mrs. Safko, School Social Worker
asafko@medford-lakes.k12.nj.us 
(609) 654-5155 ext. 117
 
Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Mrs. Ramage, Principal
cramage@medford-lakes.k12.nj.us
(609) 654-5155 ext. 111
 
Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act pdf.


Alleged HIB Reporting Form August 2011.pdf

Absentee Call Numbers:
Remember to call your child's school before 8:45am if your child will be absent!

Neeta ext. 116
Nokomis ext. 216



 


School Calendar

Monday, March 2
DAY 3
MLAA Women's Volleyball

Neeta APR

6:00 to 10:00

MLEF Theatre Program

Neeta APR

Rehearsal

3:00 to 5:00

PARCC

Performance Based Assessment

3rd to 8th

Read Across America Week

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Activities

Nokomis students will recite Reader's Pledge after the flag salute.
  
Nokomis students will sit in the hallway outside of classroom and read for 15 minutes

"The more you read, the more you will know.  The more you learn, the more places you'll go"


Tuesday, March 3
Board of Education Meeting
Budget Work Session
Neeta Library
6:00 PM
DAY 4
MLEF Theatre Program

Neeta APR

Rehearsal

3:00 to 5:00

Online Scheduling for Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences
PARCC

Performance Based Assessment

3rd to 8th

Read Across America
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Think left and think right and think low and think high.  Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!


MLAA Basketball - Neeta APR
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

6:30 to 7:30

From the Superintendent

Mission Statement


The Medford Lakes School District, in partnership with our community, shall provide diversified opportunities for educational and personal development in accordance with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards to ensure all children reach their potential as students and citizens.
Goals

1.     Create an environment of academic excellence in all student-related activities.

2.     Provide an environment for communication between stakeholders.

3.     Facilitate district success through responsible fiscal decisions.

 




Medford Lakes School District, 135 Mudjekeewis Trail, Medford Lakes, NJ 08055
Phone: Nokomis - 609-654-0991 Neeta - 609-654-5155
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