For Parents

Parent and Guidance Resources

Spring 2019 New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for English Language Arts and Mathematics (NJSLA-ELA/M) Video Individual Student Reports (Video ISRs)

The New Jersey Department of Education is pleased to announce a new and innovative method for presenting parents/guardians with ISRs. This is in response to feedback from stakeholders during the two phases of outreach to the public conducted by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE).

In addition to traditional paper ISRs delivered by schools, video versions of the ISRs are currently available via the online parent portal (https://nj-results.pearsonaccessnext.com/login). The video score report communicates information from the ISR through animations and a voiceover in New Jersey’s top five languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, and Arabic. The portal will also allow for parents/guardians to track their student’s scores from year to year, beginning with spring 2019.

The printed ISRs include the claim codes that parents/guardians can use to access their child's performance results in the NJ Parent Portal. Parents or guardians must create an account on the parent portal and use the claim code provided on the student’s ISR to add the results to their profile. Once parents/guardians create their accounts, they can add codes for additional students and/or administrations by adding new codes to their accounts.

We are excited about the opportunity to strengthen our efforts to effectively communicate your child’s performance on the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments with you.

Warning Signs of Suicide (FACTS)

Feelings- Expressing hopelessness about the future
Actions- Displaying severe/overwhelming pain or distress.
Changes- Showing worrisome behavioral cues or marked changes  in behavior, including: withdrawal from friends or changes in social activities; anger or hostility; or changes in sleep.
Threats- Talking about, writing about, or making plans for suicide.
Situations- Experiencing stressful situations including those that involve loss, change, create personal humiliation, or involve getting into trouble at home, in school or with the law. These kinds of situations serve as triggers for suicide.

If you notice any of these warning signs, you can help!

  1. Express concern about what you are observing in their behavior
  2. Ask directly about suicide
  3. Encourage them to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 800-273-TALK (8255)
  4. Involve an adult they trust

Remember, if you have IMMEDIATE concerns about someone's safety, call 911 right away!

*This is an updated version of the FACTS handout available in the Lifelines Curriculum and "Making Educators Partners"
For more information and resources https://www.sptsusa.org/parents/


Testing

NJSLA Statewide Assessment Results Parent Letter NJSLA

2019-2020 NJSLA Test Dates

Regular (BTHS, HTHS, MAST):
April 20 - May 29; Results Available TBD

Fall Block (AAHS, ALPS, CHS, CLASS):
December 2 - January 17; Results Available TBD

Spring Block (AAHS, CHS, CLASS):
April 27 - June 8; Results Available TBD

Testing will be scheduled throughout the school day. Contact the school for a specific schedule.

Testing Time Allotted per student: Three 90 minute units. Total time 270 minutes per subject.
Testing Mode: Computer-based
Subjects: ELA 9-10, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry

NJSLS-Science (NJSL-S)
Grade 11 (State/Federal Requirement)
May 4 - June 5
Students will test in the AM

PSAT 10/11
October 16 (AAHS, ALPS, BTHS, CHS, HTHS, MAST)
PSAT 9
Check with the school for a specific schedule.

AP Exams
May 4 - 15
Check with the school for a specific schedule.

IB Exams
Check with the BTHS for a specific schedule.

High School Portfolio Appeals
January 6 - May 8 (As necessary)

Graduation Requirements

Class of 2020, 2021, 2022 (DOE Updated June 2019) Here

Parents Make a Difference!

Our School-Parent Compact:

  • Working cooperatively with parents to provide for their participation in the successful education of their children agree to:
  • Provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment;
  • Give student the help needed to meet the State’s performance standards;
  • Describe and explain the curriculum and proficiencies;
  • Provide for parent-teacher meetings;
  • Provide reports on student progress.
  • Parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning
  • Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school
  • Parents are full partners in their child’s education

You can help your child succeed by:

  • Providing a home that encourages learning and get your child the help he /she needs
  • Providing a home that supports your child’s physical, mental, and emotional development
  • Having positive values about education serves as an important perspective for your children
  • Work with the school and other community groups that have an impact on your child
  • Talk with your child about school, activities and friends. Be sure to listen to what they say
  • Make sure your child attends school and gets there on time
  • Set high but realistic expectations for success
  • Keep your child healthy
  • Communicate with the school about how your child learns and about other things that might affect learning or behavior at school
  • Encourage your child to develop his/her interests and help him/her find opportunities to learn more about them
  • Help your child to develop good relationships
  • Keep your child safe and help him or her understand the consequences of behaviors.

Support for Families from the New Jersey Department of Education:
The NJ Department of Education has created a family-focused web site at www.NJFamily.com with resources to help you support your child's education, and navigate your school system. The NJDOE has also opened a "Help Desk" which can be reached through the parent menu option of their toll-free number: 877-900- 6960.

Electronic Communication Between Teaching Staff Members and Students Policy 3283 (PDF Format)
MCVSD Parent Involvement Policy Letter to Parents (PDF Format)
MCVSD Right to Know Letter to Parents 9/2015 (PDF Format)
MCVSD LEP Statement (PDF Format)
District Parent Involvement Policy (PDF Format)
Parental Rights in Special Education 2019 (PRISE))
Title I Entrance and Exit Criteria 9/2015 (PDF Format)
School/Parent/Student Compact 9/2015 (PDF Format)

Updated (November 2015) Graduation Requirements from the NJDOE for Classes of 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (PDF Format)