"Our Mission: Maximizing all students' potential for success in an ever-changing world."

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Important Information from CDC

Please click on this link to read information from the CDC regarding Measles and the vaccine.

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The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

Beginning in the spring of 2015, students throughout New Jersey will participate in a new assessment. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a computer-based assessment in English Language Arts and Mathematics skills for students in grades 3-11. PARCC will be replacing the NJASK/HSPA for these grade levels.

To assist you in understanding this assessment, the West New York School District has compiled a “Frequently Asked Questions” sheet, accessible via this link. Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions sheet.

Some key points to consider:

  • Student scores will not be used for academic placement purposes for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The PARCC will be administered in two sessions: beginning March 2, 2015 and beginning April 27, 2015, for a total of up to nine days.
  • The testing is done online using the following equipment: Desktops, Laptops, and Chrome Books.
  • NJASK Science testing in grades 4 and 8 will still be administered via pencil and paper.
  • Accommodations will be made for students as appropriate.
  • As a result of our focus and planning, the West New York District exceeds all recommendations provided by PARCC and the NJDOE in the area of technology readiness.

Since the state requires that districts have at least 95 percent of students participating in the test, (districts could potentially lose state or federal funding if they do not meet that rate), the district is obligated to administer the exam to all eligible students.

Our District is committed to ensuring that our students are prepared to be successful in college and their careers. We will continue our efforts to provide high quality curricula, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, to facilitate our students’ success.

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NOTICE OF SCHEDULED MEETINGS FOR THE PERIOD
JANUARY 2015 TO JANUARY 2016

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, the Board of Education of the Town of West New York in the County of Hudson, New Jersey, will meet to discuss or act upon public business at 5:30 p.m. on each of the dates set forth below, in the West New York Middle School, 201 - 57th Street, West New York, NJ 07093.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 (formerly February 11, 2015)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 (Reorganization)

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Information as per the Superintendent of Schools, John Fauta

Dear Parents/Guardians,

With the recent reports of Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) in our State, I want you to know that I understand your concerns and that you have many questions surrounding it. To help address some of these questions, the New Jersey Department of Health has developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document regarding EV-D68. These FAQs are available at http://nj.gov/health/cd/documents/faq/ev_faq.pdf and are continuously updated, so please check back often. We will continue to monitor the instances of the virus throughout the State and our district and be in contact with additional information if necessary. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns regarding EV-D68 and your child, please contact your School Nurse:

Sincerely,
Beverly M. Lazzara
Director of Special Services

Early Childhood 201-553-4000 x 69020/69021
Annex #4 ECC 201-553-4000 x 69025
PS#1 201-553-4000 x 61020
PS#2 201-553-4000 x 62020
Robert Menendez School #3 201-553-4000 x 63020
Albio Sires School #4 201-553-4000 x 64020
PS#5 201-553-4000 x 65020
Harry L. Bain #6 201-553-4000 x 66020
Middle School 201-553-4000 x 68020
Memorial High School 201-553-4110 x 67020

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Attention: For the safety and security of our students, staff, and visitors to our schools, the following procedures will continue to be enforced:

  • All visitors must utilize the front door for business.
  • All visitors must present a valid picture identification card (e.g., driver license) to be admitted into the building.  The photo identification will not be returned until the visitor leaves the premises.
  • Each visitor will be given an identification tag or badge, which must be worn while the visitor is in the school and/or on school grounds.
  • The Principal or office personnel designated by the Principal shall arrange for an escort to accompany each visitor to his/her destination. 
This is an edited summary of the District's School Visitors Policy 9150. You may review the entire policy online for further clarification.  Some items may feel like an inconvenience at this time, but they are designed to create a safer environment for all.  Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.