FOR YOUR INFORMATION
2014-2015 Super Session Dates
Super Sessions provide Glen Rock parents and residents the opportunity to engage, in an informal setting, with the district superintendent on matters of educational concern .
The following 2014 - 2015 dates and times have been placed on the calendar:
9/30/14 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am and 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Central Office Superintendent Conference Room
1/8/15 (updated 9/15/14) at 9:30 am - 11:30 am and 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Central Office Superintendent Conference Room
3/12/15 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am and 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the (updated) 9/13/14) Central Office Superintendent Conference Room.
2014 - 2015 District Goals
Glen Rock Public Schools
2014 – 2015 District Goals
Goal: Student Achievement
Strategy: To offer Professional Development and oversight for the development of rich and robust Student Growth Objectives
Goal: Student Achievement
Strategy: To implement an Ad Hoc Committee to study the implementation of Full Day Kindergarten in GR Public Schools
Goal: Student Achievement
Strategy: To expand Curricula offerings at the Middle School and High School
Strategy: Develop a budget plan aimed at the re-design of the High School Media Center
Strategy: To work within parameters of the BOE finances to renovate elementary school athletic fields
Strategy: To implement programs and parent activities aimed at educating and addressing the development of the whole child
Strategy: To establish a multi-year district-wide technology plan
Summer Fun Activities with Children
Click here to review a Parent Advisory that includes a broad selection of recommended activities to try with your children over summer months!
Important Parent Notice: YikYak
Click here to read the Superintendent's letter alerting parents and guardians of a potentially damaging and hurtful online site where individuals can submit anonymous postings.
Parent Role in the Common Core
Click here to view a three-part series interview with NJDOE Chief Academic Officer Dr. Tracey Severns on the Parent Role in the Common Core.
Click here to learn more about the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC).
Super Session #2
The second Super Session was held on February 19th in the GR Public Schools Central Office Conference room. Twelve parents participated in the morning session and ten parents attended the evening session. Additionally, two Board members were present at each session. Once again, topics covered a wide range of parent concerns and educational interests. One item we have acted on is to open communication with Pomptonian Food Service management to permit the online ordering of meals for our Kindergarten Plus programs. Mrs. Tahinos, Community School Director, is working with Pomptonian to determine how this might fit into the daily schedule of the program for 2014-15. Additional topics included full day kindergarten, class size for accelerated subjects, challenging curriculum for elementary school students, Middle School transition 5th grade - 6th grade and homework. Parents also expressed a desire to see Middle School students have more opportunity for outdoor exercise time during lunch. While the MS students do have opportunity to go outdoors during lunch the MS administration is looking to design a lunch time activity program for the next school year. This year, students will continue to have the opportunity to go outdoors during lunch weather and supervision-permitting. In addition, we have formed an Ad Hoc Committee comprised of school-based administrators, teachers, the Director of the Community School and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction who will begin a thorough review relative to implementing full day kindergarten in Glen Rock. As the work of the committee gets underway, parent representatives will be invited to join the professionals.
The next Super Session is scheduled for May 20, 2014. The morning session will be held at the Glen Rock Public Library lower level meeting room from 9:30 am - 11:00 am. The evening session will be held at the Central Office Conference Room from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
Click here to view the Superintendent's presentation on the Genesis Student Information Management System to the Board of Education on February 10, 2014
Guidance Effective Evaluation System Pilot
Click here to view the Superintendent's presentation on the implementation of the Guidance Counselor Effective Evaluation System Pilot to the Board of Education on February 10, 2014
Stronge Effective Evaluation System
Click here to view the Superintendent's presentation on the implementation of the Stronge Effective Evaluation System and My Learning Plan/OASYS to the Board of Education on January 27, 2014.
Super Session #2 February 19, 2014
The second Super Session will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in the conference room located at GR Public Schools Central Office: 620 Harristown Rd. There will be two sessions: 9:00am - 11:00am and 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Super Sessions offer residents and parents an opportunity to engage with the superintendent on matters relative to the public schools.
Seasonal Greeting from the CSA
Click here to read the seasonal greeting from Dr. Valenti.
Super Session 11/14/13
Thank you to those residents and school community members who attended the first two Super Sessions held at the Public Library on November 14th! Approximately 38 parents attended the sessions. We have already acted upon a few items that were brought forth in the discussion; specifically we will create a link for our website that lists AED locations; families will soon receive a correspondence requesting they update their Honeywell and Genesis data to ensure accurate communication. If you have not updated your emergency contact information in some time it is recommended that you do so as soon as possible. Honeywell data may be updated via the district website and the Genesis system is updated by contacting the Guidance Department at the High School. The Super Session conversations covered a broad range of topics including the recent evacuation, overall communication, technology, report cards, conferences, voting in schools, home work and the proposed new schedule for the high school. Super Sessions will be held again in the winter. The meetings are organized as informal opportunities to gather at the table with school leaders to share ideas, thoughts and comments on school district initiatives. Please watch for information regarding the next scheduled Super Session!
Bergen County Family Support Organization
Family Support Organizations (FSO’s) are family-run, county-based organizations that provide direct family-to-family peer support, education, advocacy and other services to family members of children with emotional and behavioral problems. To access services, you may call these organizations directly or call 1-877- 652-7624.
Family Support Organization of Bergen County
0-108 29th Street
Fairlawn, NJ 07410
PHONE: (201) 796-6209 ext. 101
FAX: (201) 796-1151