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March 2015

Greetings Lakers! If you are like me, you are hoping that March does not go out like a lion and that we have seen the last of the snow and ice for some time. I am certainly looking forward to warmer temperatures and spring sports.

Due to inclement weather, we have added (4) days to our calendar. Those days are as follows; Friday, April 10 (Full day for students); Friday, May 22 (1/2 day for students); Thursday, June 18 (1/2 day for students); and Friday, June 19 (1/2 day for students). These dates were approved at the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday night, March 18th

Finally, our parent/teacher conferences are just around the corner. March 26th and 27th will be early dismissal days for students. Please be sure to log in and secure your times. As always, thank you for your continued support.


Medford Lakes 2014-2015 Revised Calendar
2014-2015 Revised Approved 3.18.2015 B.O.E. Mtg. Revised.xls

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
The fourth grade will do their make-up PARCC testing on the following dates:

Thursday 3/26 - ELA Unit 1
Friday 3/27 - ELA Unit 2
Monday 3/30 - ELA Unit 3 




 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 30
COUNTY BATTLE OF THE BOOKS - 7TH & 8TH GRADE
Day 5
I&RS Recommendations Due to Mrs. Ramage
MLAA Women's Volleyball

Neeta APR

6:00 to 10:00

MLEF Mtg

Neeta Library

7:00

NSA - GIRLS LACROSSE
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, March 31
DAY 6
MLAA Men's Volleyball

Neeta APR

8:00 to 9:30

NSA - GIRLS LACROSSE
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, April 1
Battle of the Books
Grades 5th and 6th 
Library Battle
1:00 - 3:00
DAY 1
Field Trip
3rd grade visit to Leon Todd Memorial
MLEF Theatre Program

Neeta APR

Rehearsal

3:00 to 5:00

NSA - GIRLS LACROSSE
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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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