Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham

Superintendent's Symposium
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NY Jets kicker Nick Folk visits Public School #2.
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Memorial HS Chorus Tenor to perform at Carnegie Hall. Congrats Jason!
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Memorial HS senior shares her experience of going to Japan in 2015 with the Rotary Youth Exchange. Click here to watch

Memorial High School has been awarded the Bronze Medal by the U.S. News & World Report
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Optimum Community Brings Student Lens Screening to Memorial High School.
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Readers aboard the Reading Bus
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Congratulations MHS Sophomore Erika Crisantos!
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PS#1 S.T.E.A.M. Challenge
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MHS: A night of conversation with Dr. Oz
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Ron Grosinger, Alternative Fuels/Maker Teacher, attended the Maker Faire, at the NY Hall of Science. More details...

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

   

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Dear Parents:

As you are aware, the District will be beginning PARCC testing. The New Jersey Department of Education has issued mandates to the schools during the testing period. The State prohibits any unauthorized electronic device to be in the room where the testing is taking place, or even in the testing areas around the school.

Electronic devices include, but are not limited to: cell phone, tablet, Smartwatch, laptop, etc. These items will not be allowed in the classrooms and the hallways where testing is occurring. The District is strongly suggesting that parents do not permit their child to bring a cell phone/electronic devices to school during testing days or it will be collected. Students involved with testing, who do bring a cell phone/electronic device must give the device to the building principal prior to entering the testing area. The devices will be taken to a secured location within the school outside of the testing environment as designated by the Building Administration.

Prior to testing each day, High School and Middle School students, testing that day, will be asked to sign a document certifying that they do not have any unauthorized electronic devices in their possession. It is the responsibility of you, as the parents of our Elementary School students, to advise your child that electronic devices are not allowed in school during the test. If unauthorized electronic devices are noted as being in the possession of students taking the test when in the testing area or in an area adjacent to the testing area the student’s test may be voided, you will be notified by the District and your child may be disciplined consistent with District Policy 5600.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact your building principal.

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

Each spring, students throughout New Jersey participate in the PARCC 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.

  • This year, PARCC will be administered once: beginning March 27th through May 16th, 2017.
  • The testing is done online using the following equipment: Desktops, Laptops, and Chromebooks.
  • NJASK Science testing in grades 4 and 8 will still be administered via pencil and paper on May 31, 2017. NJBCT Science will be administered to appropriate high school students from May 31-June 1, 2017, also using a paper version of the test.
  • 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. By participating in the PARCC assessment, we will gain additional information regarding your child's strengths and how we can enhance them. In addition, it will provide us with information regarding areas where your child may need more support so that we can adequately address his/her individual needs. We thank you for your support as we continue our efforts to provide high quality curricula, aligned to the Student Learning Standards, to facilitate our students’ success.

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NOTICE OF SCHEDULED MEETINGS FOR THE PERIOD
JANUARY 2017 TO JANUARY 2018

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 6 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 4, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 (Reorganization)

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Public Health Alert: Measles Exposure in Hudson County

Contact A Health Care Provider If You Suspect Exposure
The New Jersey Department of Health has confirmed a case of measles — a highly contagious disease — in a Hudson County adult male who may have exposed individuals at several public places in Jersey City between January 16-24, 2017. The individual acquired measles while traveling abroad and is recovering at home. Click here for more details.

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NOTICE to Parents:

All 3-4 year olds enrolled in the West New York Pre-K Programs must have the flu vaccine administered no later than 12/31/16.  If students are not vaccinated, they will not be permitted to attend Pre-K until March 31st (duration of the flu season) or until proof is presented stating they have received at least one dose of the influenza vaccine.

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Parent Information Regarding Testing

Notification to Parents/Legal Guardians:

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-6.6, beginning in the Fall of 2016 school districts and charter schools must, by October 1 of each year, provide parents or guardians certain information on any State assessment or commercially-developed standardized assessment that will be administered in that school year. Please click on the following link for that information. Translations can be accommodated through Google Translator. Click here to view schedule.

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Free Preschool Education Registration Continues

for 3 & 4 year old children living in West New York.

Daytime Schedule - Monday through Friday - Hours: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Children eligible for the 3 year old Pre-K Program must be 3 on or prior to October 1, 2017.
Children eligible for the 4 year old Pre-K Program must be 4 on or prior to October 1, 2017.

Visit the Registration page for more information

Matrícula de Educación Preescolar Gratuita Continúa

para niños de 3 y 4 años que residan en West New York.

Horarios de matrícula - lunes a viernes - 8:30am - 12:30pm

Niños elegibles para el programa preescolar de 3 años de edad, deben cumplir 3 años el 1ero de octubre del 2017 o antes.
Niños elegibles para el programa preescolar de 4 años de edad, deben cumplir 4 años el 1ero de octubre del 2017 o antes.

Visite la página de Registración para más información.

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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.