For Parents

Parent and Guidance Resources

The NJ Children’s System of Care (CSOC) provides children & adolescents with coordinated access to mental health supports, substance use treatment & services for intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Below is the contact information for PerformCare for parents who are concerned about their children’s mental health.

Performcare: (877-652-7624)

https://www.performcarenj.org

 

NJ State Youth Resources

NJ Parent Link

www.njparentlink.nj.gov

NJ Parent Link Older Siblings

https://www.njparentlink.nj.gov/njparentlink/developmental/older/

NJ Parent Link Child Care & K-12

https://www.njparentlink.nj.gov/njparentlink/childcare/choices/

NJ Parent Link Special Situations

https://www.njparentlink.nj.gov/njparentlink/services/special/

NJ Parent Link COVID-19 Family Resources

https://njparentlink.nj.gov/njparentlink/current/covid-19.html

NJ COVID-19: Coping, Challenges, Crises Intervention & Support

https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/youthhelp

MonmouthCares hosts and manages the Directory for the County. The County hopes that families use this Directory to search for services for the entire family. MonmouthResourceNet www.monmouthresourcenet.org

Emergency Rental Assistance HERE; Spanish HERE

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer- Is a program to help you purchase food for your child(ren) who normally would get free or reduced price meals at school but couldn't due to reduced school attendance or hours. P-EBT benefits are available for any month of the 2020-2021 school year that your child(ren) had a fully virtual or a hybrid learning schedule for most of the month. More Info Here and Spanish

The Monmouth County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is accepting applications for tenants who owe back rent due to Covid-19. Tenant OR landlord may initiate the application.  The application must be completed online. www.monmouthcountyerap.com

There are 11 community agencies throughout Monmouth County who are able to assist people who do not have access to computers, or who may need help in completing the application. The list of those organizations is also HERE

MCVSD Virtual Parent Presentation: Strategies, Resources and Support for Teens. Download the Presentation HERE

Lasagna Love is a nationwide grassroots movement that aims to positively impact communities by connecting neighbors with neighbors through homemade meal delivery. It also seeks to eliminate stigmas associated with parents--especially moms--asking for help when it is needed most. More Information HERE

Parenting During COVID-19 Resource Guide Parenting-During-COVID-19-Resource-Guide

The Counseling Center - FREE Parenting Pandemic group and more

A Parent Resource NASP COVID-19 Parent Handout

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

Classes of 2023–2025 High School Graduation Assessment Requirements

Updated July 2022 On Tuesday, July 5, 2022, Governor Murphy signed P.L.2022, c.60 (ACS for A-3196/S-2349), which requires the State Board of Education to administer the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) as a field test for the class of 2023. There is no graduation assessment requirement for any student who is expected to graduate with the class of 2023. Students in the class of 2023 must still meet all the other State and local graduation requirements, including but not limited to credit, curriculum, and attendance requirements. The graduation assessment requirements for the classes of 2024 and 2025 remain in place.The requirements in this section were adopted by the New Jersey State Board of Education on September 8, 2021 for the classes of 2023–2025.

English Language Arts and Literacy (ELA)

If, after completing the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment in grade 11, students did not demonstrate proficiency by passing the ELA component, such students may access the following pathways:

  • Second Pathway: By meeting the designated cut score on a substitute competency test such as other high school-level NJSLA/PARCC assessments, the SAT, ACT, or ACCUPLACER; or
  • Third Pathway: By submitting, through the district, a student portfolio appeal to the New Jersey Department of Education.

Mathematics

If, after completing the required New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment in grade 11, students did not demonstrate proficiency by passing the mathematics component, such students may access the following pathways:

  • Second Pathway: By meeting the designated cut score on a substitute competency test such as other high school-level NJSLA/PARCC assessments, the SAT, ACT, or ACCUPLACER; or
  • Third Pathway: By submitting, through the district, a student portfolio appeal to the New Jersey Department of Education.

MCVSD District Standardized Test Schedule

2022-2023 Assessment Test Dates

Start Strong (Federal/State Requirement)

August 31 - October 21

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

Testing Time Allotted per student: One 60 minute unit.
Testing Mode: Computer-based
Subjects: ELA 9, ELA 10, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Science 9, Science 12

NJSLA Fall Block (Federal/State Requirement)

November 28 - December 16

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

Testing Time Allotted per student: Two 90 minute units. Total time 180 minutes per subject.
Testing Mode: Computer-based
Subjects: ELA 9, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry

NJSLA Spring Block (Federal/State Requirement)

May 1 - May 26

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

Testing Time Allotted per student: Two 90 minute units. Total time 180 minutes per subject.
Testing Mode: Computer-based
Subjects: ELA 9, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry

New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) Grade 11 (Federal/State Requirement)
March 13 - March 17; Make-up March 20 -24

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

NJSLS-Science (NJSL-S) Grade 11 (Federal/State Requirement)
May 1 - May 26

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

PSAT 11 (District)
Check with the school for a specific schedule.

AP Exams (District)
Check with the school for a specific schedule.

IB Exams (District)
Check with the BTHS for a specific schedule.

High School Portfolio Appeals (State Requirement)
Grade 12

January 3 - May 5

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)