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District Announcements
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY KICKS OFF NEW AUTHOR SERIES
The Friends of the Library, in partnership with Books, Bytes & Beyond, will present the first in its series of Conversations with Authors featuring Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, on Monday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Glen Rock High School Auditorium.
 
Ms. Andrews will talk about developing a child’s joy of reading that can last a lifetime in a discussion for both parents and educators. Tickets at $20 each are available at the library and Books, Bytes & Beyond. The admission also includes a signed copy of her new book, “The Very Fairy Princess – Graduation Girl!” The income generated through this event is dedicated to funding the replacement of picture books ruined from roof leakage in the Children’s Room due to ice build-up on the library’s roof during the past winter. 
 
The Friends has been asked to inform the public that photos, video and other types of recording devices are not permitted at any time during the event and that there will be no opportunity for signing of any kind of memorabilia.  

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
In celebration of National Library Week, the Glen Rock Public Library will replace any lost or worn GRPL card for free! Click here for additional information.
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.
EMERGENCY CLOSING MAKE-UP SCHEDULE
This notice is being posted as a result of the Glen Rock School District utilizing more than two emergency closing school days for the current school year. This is a gentle reminder:  the 2013 – 2104 published school year calendar remains intact. As of Feb. 25, staff and students will be expected to make up two (2) emergency days beginning with Thursday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 16. Should schools be required to close for additional emergencies and/or weather-related incidents the pattern will continue to ensure Glen Rock remains in compliance with the NJDOE requirement for 180 days of instruction. We appreciate your cooperation.
 
Please click here to view the 2013 – 2014 calendar and feel free to contact individual schools if you have any further questions. Our goal is to provide you with the best services for all students.

HONEYWELL ACCOUNT UPDATE
With the ongoing weather issues this season, the district is reminding all families that the Honeywell Instant Alert System allows for multiple points of communication. Now is a good time to review your account and add additional devices and email addresses. During the recent school closing, some families experienced a delay in receiving the phone message from Honeywell, while text and emails were delivered on time. It appears that the volume of phone messages placed in the queue on the Honeywell system caused the delay.

The more points of contact you have registered with the system, the more likely it is that you will receive important messages in a timely fashion. Please click here to update your account.

 
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/  
POMPTONIAN FOOD SERVICE ADDS NEW ITEMS
Pomptonian Food Service has added a variety of healthier options to the school menu. Please click here to view these tasty additions!
GLEN ROCK'S 2013 GRADUATION RATE HIGHEST IN BERGEN COUNTY
Data released yesterday by the state indicates Glen Rock had the highest graduation rate among public schools in Bergen County for 2013 at 99.4%, up from 97.6% in 2012.


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