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West New York Board of Education
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, the Board of Education of the Town of West New York in the County of Hudson, New Jersey, is re-advertising the November 2017 Board Meeting which last week was re-scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
The meeting will now take place on Monday, November 13, 2017. The meeting will be held in the West New York Middle School Auditorium, 201 - 57th Street, West New York, NJ at 6:00 pm.
Agenda items: Business and Finance, Curriculum, Operations, Legal, and Personnel. Detailed agendas will be made available at the meeting.
A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public for attorney client privilege, negotiations and matters of personnel. Board action will be taken.
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.
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.
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.
NOTICE OF SCHEDULED MEETINGS FOR THE PERIOD
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
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 (originally 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
Monday, November 13, 2017 (formerly November 15, 2017)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 (Reorganization)
Public Health Alert: Class 1 Recalls by the US Food and
Public Health Alert: Measles Exposure in Hudson County
Contact A Health Care Provider If You Suspect Exposure
Contact A Health Care Provider If You Suspect Exposure
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.
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.
Parent Information Regarding Testing
Notification to Parents/Legal
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.
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.
Attention: For the safety and security of our students, staff, and visitors to our schools, the following procedures will continue to be enforced:
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.