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District Announcements
GR BOE meeting rescheduled for Feb. 2
Due to the inclement weather, the January 26, 2015 Regular Board Meeting for the Glen Rock Board of Education has been canceled. The meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at 8 p.m. in the GRHS/MS Cafeteria. 
"The Well-Balanced Student" - March 2, 7 PM
Nationally acclaimed senior lecturer at the Stanford University School of Education Dr. Denise Pope will speak with parents, educators, students and the general public on March 2 in the Glen Rock High School auditorium, sharing research-based strategies designed to create healthier home and school environments for children. Click here for more information.
2015 PARCC Testing Dates
Below are the dates for this year's PARCC tests.
Performance-Based Component
Grades 3 through 8 - March 2, 2015 through March 27, 2015
High School - February 20, 2015 through April 2, 2015
(10 day break for HSPA testing – no PARCC March 2 through March 16)
End-of-Year Component
All grade levels - April 27, 2015 through May 22, 2015
 
PARCC Field Tests
PARCC has published "Lessons Learned" from the field tests conducted last school year.
To view the results, visit http://www.parcconline.org/sites/parcc/files/field-test-lessons-learned-final.pdf .
Enrollment Projection and Facility Utilization Study
At the Board of Education public session on Dec. 15, Ross Haber of Ross Haber Associates presented an Enrollment Projection and Facility Utilization Study to assist senior administration and the BOE in determining the feasibility of full-day kindergarten in the district. 
Click here for the complete report.
No "Opt Out" of the PARCC Tests
On Oct. 30 Acting Commissioner of Education David Hespe issued a memorandum that seeks to clarify the ability of parents and students to choose to “opt-out” of the online PARCC tests. Click here for more information. 
Inclement Weather Announcements
The Glen Rock Public Schools will utilize the Honeywell system to alert families of emergency delayed openings and school closings. Families are reminded to check and update Honeywell information to ensure correct phone numbers are entered into the system. The information will also be posted to FIOS, Channel 12 and Channel 2 news programs.
College Board Names 74 GRHS AP Scholars
Glen Rock High School is pleased to announce that 74 students have earned the distinction of Advanced Placement Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their outstanding achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Examinations in May, 2014.
Please click here for the complete story and list. 
Media Violence Impact on Youth
The Governor recently signed P.L. 2013,c.146, which requires the NJDOE to educate parents on how they can limit a child’s exposure to violence on television, cell phone, computers and other electronic devices. Please click here for important information regarding this initiative. 
ABR (Anti-Bullying Bill Of Rights) District and School Grade Report
In compliance with N.J.S.A. 18A:37-17a and the annual review of the Board of Education’s HIB policy as required in N.J.S.A. 18A:37-15c, the Glen Rock School District has completed a self-assessment in determining the district’s status in complying with the ABR Act. The district is required to report to the BOE and the public the exact grade reports issued by the NJDOE. The purpose is to provide the board and the public the opportunity to learn about the district’s implementation of the ABR. Glen Rock will use this information in its annual review of its HIB prevention programs, approaches and other initiatives. In completing the self-assessment, the use of the reference to “HIB” is intended to be broader than the terms “harassment, intimidation and bullying;” it includes initiatives aimed at addressing anti-bullying and the improvement of school climates, school cultures and other conditions that negatively affect student learning and growth.
Click here to view the NJDOE assigned grades for Glen Rock School District and schools.
NJDOE Releases School Performance Reports for 2012-13
The New Jersey Department of Education has released the School Performance Reports for the 2012-13 school year. These reports are designed to inform parents, educators and students about how well a school is preparing its students for college and careers.
In particular, the new School Performance Reports seek to:
·         Focus attention on metrics that are indicative of college and career readiness.
·         Benchmark a school’s performance against other peer schools that are educating similar students, against statewide outcomes, and against state targets to illuminate and build upon a school’s strengths and identify areas for improvement.
·         Improve educational outcomes for students by providing both longitudinal and growth data so that progress can be measured as part of an individual school’s efforts to engage in continuous improvement.

The Performance Reports include measures of student growth, utilizing the Student Growth Percentile (SGP) methodology. SGP creates a measure of how students progressed in grades 4 through 8 on the NJASK language arts literacy and math assessments when compared to other students with a similar NJASK test score history. A short video explaining the SGP methodology can be found here: http://www.state.nj.us/education/njsmart/performance
 
The School Performance reports for Glen Rock can be accessed online at: http://education.state.nj.us/pr/  

 

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