• A Message from Mr. Alberta

    Dear Midland School Families,

    I hope this letter finds you and your families well.  As summer comes to a close and the new school year approaches, I wanted to provide families with important information to make the start of school as smooth as possible. I look forward to welcoming all of our students back to school on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. The past few years have presented a multitude of challenges. However, we persevered and as we get ready to open this school year, I hope you share my excitement. 

     

    Realtime Parent Portal

    As part of the Rochelle Park School District's continued effort to enhance communication with parents, our Realtime parent portal will continue to be your one stop shop for information.  Realtime, a web-based student management system, gives parents access to view a student's attendance, grades, and provide parents/guardians with the capability to update contact information, sign off on required documents, and complete all necessary paperwork for the start of the school year. Teacher assignments (Pre K-5) and student schedules (6-8) will be available very soon.   Please log into your Realtime parent portal to access and sign off on all required documents for the 2022-2023 school year.  If you have any questions regarding your Realtime parent portal, please contact Dr. Steven Lahullier, Coordinator of Technology (slahullier@rochellepark.org).

    Care Program

    Registration for our Before or After Care is available by clicking here or by visiting our website. Please note the Care Program begins on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2022.

    Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

    Student safety is of prime importance to all of us. Your understanding and cooperation with our morning/afternoon procedures are essential to ensure your child’s safe arrival at school.  

    The Rochelle Park School District has made changes to the Midland School traffic flow for the 2022-2023.  Please note the parking lot entrance and exit have been reversed.  Traffic will now enter the Midland School parking lot using the northernmost entrance (former exit) and exit the parking lot using the southernmost entrance (former entrance).

    Please note the following regarding student Arrival/Drop Off.

    • Students are not to arrive at school before 8:05 a.m. unless your child participates in the Morning Breakfast Program or is registered for the Before Care Program.
    • Those driving children to school are asked to use the designated drop-off lane adjacent to the side of the school - not the general parking area - to drop off students.
    • Be sure that children are ready to exit your vehicle.
    • Students should exit on the LEFT side of the vehicle only.
    • If you choose to park and walk your child up to the school, please utilize our new designated Visitor Parking Area (former basketball courts) or the William Street parking spaces.  PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN NUMBERED STAFF PARKING SPACES.
    • Please drive slowly, use extra caution, and exercise patience when dropping off children.

    All students will enter school starting at 8:20am. 

    In the event of inclement weather, students will be permitted to enter school starting at 8:10am.

    Students are to report to the appropriate entrance for their grade and assemble in their respective areas.

    Grade Level

    Typical Assemble Area/Entrance

    Inclement Weather Assembly Area/Entrance

    Pre-K and Kindergarten

    Will assemble and enter using the rear cafeteria entrance

    Will enter using the rear cafeteria entrance and assemble in the cafeteria

    Grades 1-3

    Will assemble and enter using the main Rochelle Avenue entrance

    Will enter using the main Rochelle Ave entrance and assemble in the cafeteria

    Grades 4-8

    Will assemble and enter using the courtyard/gym door entrance

    Will enter using the courtyard/gym door entrance and assemble in the gym

    Please note the following regarding student Dismissal

    • Pre-K through Grade 5: Teachers will escort their classes to the appropriate door at the time of dismissal. Parents who are meeting their children must wait outside for the students.
    • Grades 6, 7, 8: Students will exit the parking lot door at the end of the main hallway.
    • Teacher supervision is provided near the parking lot door and in the parking lot until 3:10 p.m.
    • Students may exit only; they are not to allow people back into the building. All visitors wishing to enter the building must ring the bell at the main front entrance and then sign in at the main office as per policy.

    Chromebook Distribution for 5th – 8th grade students

    • As we continue with our 1:1 Chromebook initiative for students in grades 5-8, families will be required to submit their annual user fee. Personal devices (Chromebooks, Laptops, iPads) will not be permitted. Families in grades 5-8 will be receiving a separate communication with the PaySchools link for their Chromebooks.
    • Students in grades Pre K – 4 will have access to devices (Chromebooks, iPads) during the school day, as classrooms will be outfitted with devices for each student.

    If you have questions regarding PaySchools, please contact our business office (busoffice@rochellepark.org)

    Food Services

    The cafeteria food program will begin on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.  Students may bring their own lunch or buy a school lunch starting on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.  If you haven’t already done so, please complete the Free /Reduced Lunch Application which can be found on our district website.  Students will be able to purchase lunch using cash or their account set up through PaySchools.  If you have any questions regarding PaySchools or the Free/Reduced Lunch application, please contact our business office (busoffice@rochellepark.org).

    School Website

    Please be sure to visit our website www.rochellepark.org for continuous updates and information of the coming school year.   We have made many exciting updates this summer, and look forward to a successful 2022-2023 school year.  As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Midland School main office.

    Sincerely,

    Michael J. Alberta

    Principal