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Superintendent's Corner

 Dr. Paula Valenti
 Superintendent of  Schools
 valentip@glenrocknj.org  @grpssupt












Dear Community Members, 
On behalf of the Glen Rock Board of Education welcome to the Superintendent's Corner.
Please know that on a daily basis, the district is taking rigorous steps toward achieving its mission of providing all students an exceptional  education and opportunity for personal  development through a comprehensive and  rigorous curriculum, accompanied by co-  curricular activities that foster productive and  responsible members of the global society. Glen  Rock’s public schools rank among the best in  Bergen County and the State of New Jersey.  Walking, or driving through the town center, there  is an almost palpable sense that Glen Rock is a  great place to raise a family.

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 Mrs. Patricia Petrasek
 Administrative Assistant to  the Superintendent
 petrasekp@glenrocknj.org
 Phone: 201.445.7700  Ext.8950
 Fax: 201-389-5019

 Mrs. Kathy Ryan
 Administrative Assistant for  Personnel
 ryank@glenrocknj.org
 Phone: 201.445.7700  Ext.8951
 Fax: 201-389-5019

 

 
 

The Office of the Superintendent of Schools consists of the Chief School Administrator and her administrative assistants, who are responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the district, including all matters relating to personnel and students.

 
Discussion Topics
Blog Entry Dr. Paula Valenti: Twitter Posted: Wednesday, March 30 at 4:07 PM Discuss
Blog Entry Dr. Paula Valenti: Valenti's View: PARCC Posted: Monday, March 14 at 1:49 PM Discuss
Blog Entry Dr. Paula Valenti: Valenti's View Posted: Wednesday, March 9 at 2:15 PM Discuss
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FOR YOUR INFORMATION
High School Graduation Requirement Update
Click here to review the most recent updates to high school graduation requirements for New Jersey public school students. A letter from the Guidance Director on this important topic was sent to all families on March 30, 2016.

PARCC Parent Letter
Click here to read the Superintendent's letter regarding the 2016 PARCC Assessments and the district's NJDOE required Corrective Action Plans regarding PARCC participation.
"How Different Can a Test Be?"
Click here to view a YouTube educational webinar about state assessments created by the New Jersey PTA and NJ Chamber of Commerce.
District Goals Update
Click here to review the Superintendent's presentation on the progress toward accomplishing the 2015 -16 District Goals.
Glen Rock District report on testing SY 2014-15
At the Dec. 21 Glen Rock Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Paula Valenti, Director of Student Personnel Services Lawrence Wolff and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Kathleen Regan presented a report on the district's testing performance on PARCC, SAT and ACT for the 2014-15 school year.
Please click here to review the Comprehensive Testing Report.
See Something Say Something Campaign
The Department of Homeland Security has launched a nation-wide campaign: See Something Say Something. Click here to watch a 90 second video about this initiative.
PARCC Parent Guide to the Score Report
Click here to view a video about the 2014-15 PARCC student score report.
Coleman Cafe







Dr. Paula Valenti enjoys sharing lunch and good conversation with fifth grade students at Clara E. Coleman Elementary School during Coleman Cafe. During the event, Principal Dawn Cappadona reminded the students that they represent the class that began this program when they were first graders.




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Emergency Preparedness APP for Children

Go to www.pseg.com/sesamestreet to download the PSEG and Sesame Street “Let’s Get Ready!” emergency preparedness app for young children.

Emergency Preparedness
Families are encouraged to visit: http://www.ready.gov/kit for important information regarding emergency preparedness.
District Convocation, Sept. 1, 2015

Dr. Paula Valenti delivered her state-of-the-district speech at the Glen Rock Public Schools convocation on September 1, 2015. Please click here to view a copy of the speech.
Super Sessions
Super sessions are meetings open to the Glen Rock community who are interested to discuss areas of educational interest/concern with the superintendent. The 2015 -16 dates, times and locations for the sessions are listed below:

November 12th 9:30 am – 11:30 am – GR Public Library lower level meeting room

November 12th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Supt. Conference Room Central Office

January 13th 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Supt. Conference Room Central Office

January 13th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – GR Public Library lower level meeting room

April 19th 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Supt Conference Room Central Office

April 19th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Supt Conference Room Central Office

Checklist for Student Success
Click here to read a newly released parent checklist from the US Department of Education. Family and community engagement is critical in helping to raise student achievement.
Homework Tips
Click here for a recent publication from the US Department of Education regarding homework in America's public schools and how parents can partner with schools to further student achievement..
Revised PARCC Testing Times 2015 - 2016
Click here to review the NJDOE revised PARCC testing time for the 2015 -2016 school year. And click here to review test change highlights.
District Technology Plan
Click here to review the Technology Plan recently presented and adopted June 8, 2015 by the Glen Rock Board of Education.

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