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Dr.

Steve Gallon III Superintendent Of Schools Opening of Schools Bulletin

District Opening of Schools Bulletin


Cover Page Opening of Schools Letter (Superintendent) Mission Statement 2009-2010 DSP Goals and Metrics District Offices & Key Departments Schools & Principals

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Affirmative Action Certification Code of Conduct and Dress District Acceptable Cell Phone Usage District Acceptable Internet Use Employee Assistance Program Employee Evaluations Employee Tardiness Fire and emergency Drills Grievance Procedures Leave of Absences Media Issues Nepotism Parental Contact Log Permission to Leave Early Personnel Files Protocols

PTO/Parental Involvement
Reporting Absences Reporting Incidents School Security and Safety School Uniforms Search/Seizure/Expanded Search Smoking Prohibition Staff Behavior Technology & Inventory Transfer Request Truancy Workers Compensation Clubs/Organization Fundraising Health Benefits Payroll & Direct Deposit/Check Distribution Purchasing Procedures School Maintenance & Cleanliness

BUSINESS OPERATIONS
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School Attendance Reporting Requirements


Student Transportation for Field Trips Use of Grant Funds Use of School Facilities At-Risk/Dropout Prevention Bilingual Education Certification- Mentoring Program Classroom Management/Student Discipline Data Analysis

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
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Electives-Fine Arts & Practical Arts Evaluation of Student Progress Field Trip Procedures & Timelines Fire & Emergency Drills Gifted & Talented Grade Reporting Gradebooks/Genesis Home Instruction Homework Language Arts Lesson Plans Mathematics NJCCCS Parental Reporting of Student Progress Preschool Preschool/Kindergarten Professional Development & Training Promotion/Retention Pupil Progression Services Science Social Studies Special Education Student Intervention and Family Support Services (SIFSS) School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP) Student Dress Student Folders/Portfolios Student Services/Counseling Student Suspension Summer School

2009-2010 School Calendar District Master Calendar District Testing Calendar (State Mandated, College, & Interim)

Plainfield Public Schools

The Plainfield Public Schools In Partnership With Its Community, Shall Do Whatever It Takes For Every Student To Achieve High Academic Standards No Alibis! No Excuses! No Exceptions!

Plainfield Public Schools


2009 -2010 District Strategic Plan Metrics
GOAL 1 METRIC LEARNING Implementation of Continuous Improvement Model (CIM) OUTCOMES
Number of Trained Staff in CIM Implementation of Instructional Program Reviews Number of Teachers/Staff Trained in Special Education Mandates & Procedures Expanded Mainstreaming in all Schools Expanded Inclusion Models District wide Implementation of Vertical Articulation Plan Implementation of Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies Program Decreased Dropout Rate Increased Graduation Rate Strengthened Transitional Program & Process Increased Percent of Students Increasing Academic Performance Improved Attendance Rate Decrease Suspension Rate Number of Schools making AYP Increased Percent of ELL Students making Proficiency or Above Increased Percent of Special Education Students making Proficiency or Above Increased Number of Students Taking ACT & SAT Implementation of District-wide Assessment Program Number of Staff Trained in Assessment & Data Analysis Increased Number of Students in Gifted & Honors Implementation of District-wide Literacy Plan Implementation of Structured Summer School Program Implementation of Teen Leadership Summit Implementation District-wide Master Scheduling and Articulation Plan Implementation of Pupil Progression Plan Expansion of In-District SPED Programs

Plainfield Public Schools


2009-2010 District Strategic Plan Metrics
GOAL 2
HUMAN RESOURCES

METRIC
Implementation of District-wide Professional Development Plan Strengthened Professional Learning Communities Number of Staff Trained participating Site Based Professional Development Implementation of Orientation & Induction Program & Process for New and beginning Teachers Teacher Retention Rate Increased Number of College Interns Implementation of Leadership Development and Succession Management Program (Plainfield Leadership Program) Implementation of Administrator Performance, Assessment, & Evaluation System Implementation of Superintendents Circle of Excellence Development of Faculty Bulletin/Handbook Provision of Customer Service Training Provision of Security Training Implementation of Breakfast with the Boss Initiative Implementation of On-Site Higher Education Programs/Partnerships

Plainfield Public Schools


20092010 District Strategic Plan Metrics
GOAL 3 METRIC
Implementation of a School Allocation Plan Strengthen/revise districts long range facility plan Revision and dissemination district operations manual Expanded In-District Contracted Program Develop Telephone Use Monitoring Plan Implementation of Electronic Textbook Purchasing & Inventory Procedures Reduced Number of Audit Findings Expanded use of New Payroll System Develop Cleaning Plan for Hourly Custodial Staff Implementation of a new Finance Operational manual Exploration of Refinancing of District Debt Implementation an electronic work order system Strengthened the District wide Technology inventory and Accountability Plan Increased Competitive Grant Revenue Sources

Number of Staff Trained in School & District Budget Management BUSINESS PRACTICES

Plainfield Public Schools


2009 -2010 District Strategic Plan Metrics
GOAL 4
Revised Student Code of Conduct SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Strengthened/Expanded Crisis Management Plan Continue/Strengthen Expanded Search/Detection Plan Develop Health Threat Intervention/Response Plan

METRIC

Plainfield Public Schools


2009 - 2010District Strategic Plan Metrics
GOAL 5
COMMUNITY & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

METRIC
Increased Number of Parents Attending Parent Night/School Events

Increased Number of Community Partnerships Increased Number of Educational & school Volunteers Increased Number of Town Hall Meetings Increased Number of Students participating in Health Services/Programs Implementation of the District wide Marketing Plan Increased Number of Parents Attending Parent Night/School Events Expanded the Principal for a Day Project Expanded the Boss for a Day Project Implementation of the Adopt-a-School Program Develop Adopt-a-Student Mentoring Program Increased the Number of College/University Partnerships (MOU) Enhanced Electronic Newsletter Implementation of the Quarterly Parent Nights Develop Electronic Student Transfer Procedures Implementation of Family Involvement Day Improved District Website Implementation of the Monthly messages from Superintendent to parents/community on district website Implementation of the State of the District Address Increase parents in PTO District Wide (Schools)

Plainfield Public Schools Services and Schools

Dr. Steve Gallon III, Superintendent of Schools (908) 731-4350

Dr. Garnell Bailey, Assistant Superintendent, Administrative Services (908) 731-4331


Public Information and Marketing Human Resources and Support Services Information Technology and Support Services School Safety and District Security Student Truancy and Support Services (908) 731-4333 (908) 731-4328 (908) 731-4365 (908) 731-4331 (908) 731-4282

Ms. Angela Kemp, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services

(908) 731-4424

Assessment, Data Collection and School Improvement (908) 731-4374 Bilingual Education and ESOL (908) 731-4446 Early Childhood Programs and Services (908) 731-4372 Educational Services (908) 731-4383 Pupil Progression Services (908) 731-4251 Professional Development and Support Services (908) 731-4380 Special Education, Gifted and Psychological Services (908) 731-4379 Student Intervention and Family Support Services (908) 731-4360 o Plainfield Center for Stronger Families (Family Success Center) (908) 731-4272 o School Based Youth Services Program (908) 731-4361

Mr. Gary Ottmann, Business Administrator


Accounting/Purchasing Compensation Administration Grant Administration Student Accounting District Facilities and Grounds Transportation

(908) 731-4344
(908) 731-4338 (908) 731-4322 (908) 731-4373 (908) 731-4321 (908) 731-4356 (908) 731-4351

All telephone numbers are in area code 908


Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services Assistant Superintendent, Administrative Services 1200 Myrtle Avenue 07063 1200 Myrtle Avenue 07063 731-4424 731-4331 Angela Kemp, Ed.S Garnell V. Bailey, Ph.D

School Phone Listing

Elementary Schools (K-6)


Barlow Emerson Evergreen Jefferson Stillman Washington Woodland 2 Farragut Road, 07060 305 Emerson Avenue, 07062 1033 Evergreen Avenue, 07060 1750 West Front Street, 07063 201 West Fourth Street, 07062 427 Darrow Avenue, 07060 730 Central Avenue, 07062 731-4300 731-4205 731-4260 731-4250 731-4240 731-4230 731-4290 Caryn D. Cooper Janet R. Grooms Wilson Aponte, Ed. S Christy Oliver-Hawley Mark A. Williams Kwame W. Asante Kathleen Gorski

K-8 Centers
Cedarbrook Clinton Cook 1049 Central Avenue, 07060 1302 West Fourth Street,07060 739 Leland Avenue, 07062

731-4280 731-4220 731-4215

Frank Asante BJ BrownJohnson John A. Martucci

Intermediate Schools (6-8)


Hubbard Maxson Plaineld Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies (PAAAS) 661 West Eighth Avenue, 07060 920 East Seventh Street 1700 West Front Street 731-4320 Gwynetta Y. Joe Anthony Jenkins Angela Bento (Vice Principal)

731-4310 731-4421

High Schools (9-12)


Barack Obama Academy for Academic & Civic Development (BOAACD) Plaineld High 209 Berckman Street, 07062

731-4270

Shirley Johnson-Tucker

950 Park Avenue, 07060

731-4390

Brian Bilal, Ed. D

Administrative Services Affirmative Action Board of Education guarantees to all persons equal access to all categories of employment, retention and advancement in this district, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partnership status, familial status, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of any individual, make available the results of a genetic test. Policy 4111.1/4211.1 Certification Pursuant to New Jersey Statutes Title 18A:6-40, the term qualifying academic certificate shall be applicable to any certificate issued by the Commissioner of Education certifying that the person to whom the certificate is issued has had the preliminary academic education required by the rules of the supreme court or by any law of the state. The Districts Office of Licensing and Credentials is available to assist with questions and provide tracking assistance with respect all applications and state required documents for certification. Policy 4112.2

Code of Conduct and Dress The District believes that employees serve as role models for the children of its schools and help shape the students attitude and values concerning neatness, pride, cleanliness and acceptable behaviors. Therefore, all employees are expected to observe standards of professional dress and behavior at all times. Refer to Plainfield Board of Education approved Policy 4119.22.

District Acceptable Cell Phone Usage All requests for cell phones to be issued by the Plainfield Public School District are subject to review and approval by designated administrative staff. Assigned equipment is to be used for work-related purposes only. It is not authorized for personal use. It is the responsibility of the assignee to maintain the phone and accessories issued to him/her in good working order. Phone must be kept charged at all times and remain on during and outside of working hours as required by each administrator. Liability for damage to or loss of the assigned phone and accessories (e.g., headsets, chargers, etc.) and for billing overages beyond the district approved service plan is the sole responsibility of the assignee. A headset for hands-free operation must be used while staff members operate a vehicle when performing work-related duties inside and outside of the district. Phones must be returned with all assigned accessories. Any violations and/or may result in the suspension/termination of assigned phones.

District Acceptable Internet Use The Internet is a worldwide network of computers that contains millions of pages of information. Users are cautioned that many of these pages include offensive, sexually explicit, and inappropriate material. Even innocuous search requests may lead to sites with highly offensive content. Additionally, having an e-mail address on the internet may lead to receipt of unsolicited e-mail containing offensive content. Users accessing the internet do so at their own risk and the District is not responsible for material viewed or downloaded by users from the Internet. To minimize these risks, use of the Internet at Plainfield Public School District is to be used for legitimate District business purposes. Users are provided access to the computer network to assist them in the performance of their jobs. Additionally, all Users have a responsibility to use District resources and the Internet in a professional, lawful and ethical manner. Abuse of the computer network or the Internet, may result in disciplinary action, including possible termination, and civil and/or criminal liability. Policy 2142.10/6142.10 Employee Assistance Program The Plainfield Board of Education recognizes that there are times when employees and /or their families can benefit from consultation with professionals in the mental health field. Employees of the district may seek assistance with various services through Human Resources, following official hiring. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides assessment, referral, and short-term counseling services. Employees may contact the UMDNJ, University Behavioral HealthCare staff that will assist in making an appointment. Evening hours are also available. To make an appointment or to speak with a counselor, call one of the offices between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Piscataway: (732) 235-5930 Newark: (973) 972-5429 Voorhees: 1-800-734-2116

Employee Evaluations A non-tenured teacher shall be evaluated at least three (3) times a year and a tenured teacher shall be evaluated at least once (1) a year in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6:3 et seq., as is or may be amended. A secretary shall be evaluated at least once a year. Custodial employees shall be evaluated at least once a year. The evaluation shall be deduced to writing within ten (10) work days from being completed, and a copy provided to the employee. The employee shall be free to append comments within ten (10) work days after it is reduced to writing and the employee receives a copy thereof. All new non-certificated employees shall be evaluated at least three (3) times during the first year of employment by the appropriate supervisor or his/her administrative designee. After the first year, no employee shall be evaluated less than once a year by the appropriate supervisor/administrative designee. In all cases, the evaluator may discuss the employee's performance with others (e.g., teachers, head custodians, coordinators, and other administrators) in order to complete the evaluation. All evaluations shall be deduced to writing and a copy provided to the employee within ten (10) working days

from being completed. The employee shall be free to append comments to the evaluation and must do so within ten (10) working days from the receipt of the evaluation. All evaluation reports shall be in a format established by the Board of Education which shall include strengths, weaknesses and specific suggestions for improvement. Policy 4116 Employee Tardiness The District expects every employee to contribute towards learning outcomes and to the overall operational effectiveness. All employees are expected to come to work on time. Employees who are excessively tardy may be subject to disciplinary action, including but not limited to the withholding of increment and/or termination. Fire and Emergency Drills Pursuant to New Jersey Statutes Title 18A:41-1, every principal of a school of two or more rooms or of one room, when located above the first story of a building shall have at least two fire drills each month within the school hours of operation and shall require all teachers of the school whether occupying a building of one or more stories, to keep all doors and exits of their respective rooms and buildings unlocked during the school hours. Where schools have been provided with fire escapes, they shall be used by a part or all of the pupils performing every fire drill. Grievance Procedures Pursuant to the current contract PEA or PASA, the grievance procedures are defined as an appeal by an employee or the Association of the interpretations, application, or violation of the policies, agreements and administrative decisions affecting them. There are four steps involved with the grievance procedure, which should be taken in a timely manner. Policies 4118.3/4218.3 Level One Submit written grievance to supervisor Level Two Appeal to Superintendent in writing Level ThreeAppeal to Board of Education by Association Level Four Request for arbitration Leave of Absences All employees requesting any type of leave of absence must be approved by the Plainfield Board of Education. Leave of Absence Forms can be obtained from the Districts website or a hard copy is available in the Office of Administrative Services. Policy 4150/4250

Media Issues The Board encourages public presentation of programs, policies and progress of the schools through press, radio and television. Building principals shall clear proposed presentations with the Chief School Administrator. The Building principals shall ensure that the parents/guardians of pupils who participate in such presentations are informed. Policy 1110

Nepotism In order to avoid both the reality and the appearance of conflict of interest in employment, the Board will not appoint a relative of a Board member or of the Chief School Administrator to any employment position in this district. The Board also directs that no relative of a Board member or Chief School administrator shall be placed in nomination for any vacant position. The Chief School Administrator shall not recommend to the Board any relative of a Board member or of the chief School administrator. Nor shall any person be considered for employment in any position in which he/she would come under the direct or indirect supervision of any relative. Policy 4112.8/4212.8 Parental Contact Log Parents are essential to the success of their childs learning and the parent contact log is designed to facilitate the communication made with parents. The contact log will enable the District to maintain the pertinent data as it relates to parental concerns and ensure that there is documented follow up and resolution. The form requires the date, parent contact information, name of the student(s), the school involved, the concern or issue, the action taken, follow-up required, and resolution. Permission to Leave Early The District expects every employee to contribute towards learning outcomes and the overall operational effectiveness. Employees must obtain approved from the building Principal or Department Head with regards to leaving their respective work site early. The building principal or Department Head must notify Administrative Services if and when they have granted an employee permission to leave early. Personnel Files Personnel files are intended to reflect the activity that occurs during the course of the year for each employee. Copies of all documentation such as doctors notes, commendations/letters of reprimand, course completion certifications, etc. should be forwarded to the Human Resources Office for placement in employee files. Policy 4112.6/4212.6 Protocols The Superintendents Office must be notified of any events and/or activities that will invite and/or potentially involve Board Members and/or elected officials. Additionally, a copy of the letter of invitation and draft of the program should be forwarded to the Superintendents Office prior to the event through the school principal. The protocol is as follows: Board President ( will recognize Board Members and or elected officials Superintendent will recognize members of Cabinet or Board Members or elected officials in the absence of Board President or Vice President Elected Officials

Protocols (Internal to the District) The Superintendents Office should be notified of any events and/or activities that will invite and potentially involve Board Members and/or elected officials. Additionally, a copy of the letter of invitation and draft of the program should be forwarded to the Superintendents office. The protocol internal to the District is as follows: Building based Principal or Supervisor Director/Cabinet Member Administrative Services Superintendent PTO/Parental Involvement Showing an interest in a child's education, setting high expectations for achievement and letting them know that there is belief in his or her abilities set a positive context for growth and achievement. Research reveals many benefits when parents are involved in their child's education, including/ higher grades and test scores, better attitudes and behavior; better school attendance, more homework completed, decreased placement in special education, increased likelihood of graduating from high school; and a increased likelihood of enrolling in postsecondary education. Plainfield Public schools encourages and supports parental involvement. Reporting Absences All employees are required to record their absence(s) from work through the SubFinder system every time an absence occurs. It is also the responsibility of employees to record their absence within the allotted time, in most cases that would be no later than 7:00 a.m. If it is too late to record an absence, employees must contact their building administrator/attendance designee with the type of absence they will be using. Employees who do not use the SubFinder system or continuously use the attendance designee to record absences will be charged each time they do not use the system to record their absence. Policy 4151/4251 Reporting Incidents All incidents with regards to safety must be reported to the Superintendents Office immediately. A subsequent School Security Incident Report (SSIR) form must also be completed. The SSIR is designed to enhance accountability and uniformity of reporting throughout the State of New Jersey as it relates to school safety incidents. The SSIR form will be comprised of three pages which shall be forwarded via district e-mailed to Mrs. Michele Gill, Confidential Secretary for Administrative Services. The SSIR report must be completed within 1-2 business days from the time of the incident. School Security and Safety The District strives to provide a safe, secure, professional, and clean environment for students, staff, and members of the community. Security staff is available to support and assist during the school day and during evening programs. Any request for the use of additional security officers other than those assigned to a building must be preapproved through the Office of Administrative Services prior to the event.

School Uniforms The Plainfield Public School District believes that student school uniforms have a positive effect on the educational climate. The implementation of a district-wide school uniform program will create a positive learning environment, increase safety by having all students easily identified, eliminate distractions from offensive material or styles worn by students, reduce peer pressure, increase learning and promote a sense of unity, pride and self esteem. Policy 5132.1 Expanded Search and Detection A pupils person and possessions may be searched by a school official provided that the official has reasonable grounds to suspect that the search will turn up evidence that the pupil has violated or is violating either the law or the rules of the school. Policy 5145.12 The procedure is as follows: Each secondary school shall have a designated number of searches to be conducted during each week. Each secondary school shall ensure minimum classes are randomly selected. A pre-determined number of student lockers shall be systematically searched each week. School administrator/designee shall randomly through a scientific method determine which classrooms within the facility shall be searched. A team of security officers accompanied with at least one administrator will use hand-held metal detection wands to ensure student compliance. Any identified contraband shall be confiscated and disposed of as per District/school policy. On-site School Resource Officer (SRO) shall be available to assist if summoned by the school administrator. Immediately following the random search, the school administrator will complete the Expanded Security and Detection Reporting Form., keeping the original on file at the school and forwarding a copy to Administrative Services; attn. Asst. Superintendent

Smoking Prohibition To promote the health and safety of all students and staff and to promote the cleanliness of school grounds, the Board prohibits all smoking our use of tobacco products in all school facilities, vehicles and on all school grounds at all times. Policy 3515 Staff Behavior Expectation of staff is to conduct themselves as appropriate role models for pupils. When an employee, either within the schools or outside normal duties, creates conditions under which the proper operation of the schools is affected, the Board upon recommendation of the Chief School Administrator and in accordance with statute shall determine whether such acts or lack of actions constitute conduct unbecoming a school

employee, and if so, will proceed against the employee in accordance with law. Unbecoming conduct sufficient to warrant Board review may result form a single flagrant incident or from a series of incidents. Policy 4119.22/4219.22 Technology Inventory The Districts technology inventory process enables the Information Technology Team to have a single consolidated account of the IT infrastructure, identify problems early, prioritize workload, and be proactive in support of servicing the Districts technology needs. All District hardware and software must be managed and maintained through appropriate inventory controls. Transfer Requests Pursuant to the current contract Article XXVIII C.1., any employee desiring a voluntary transfer shall make an application in writing. District employees requesting to be transferred must complete the Transfer Request Form which can be obtained from the district website. Requests for the following school year should be submitted to Human Resources and Support Services prior to May 30 of each year. Transfer requests are typically not granted during the school year unless there is an emergency situation. The District will, however, make every effort to accommodate requests for the following school year. Policy 4113/4213 Truancy Student Parent Attendance Management (SPAM) is a district-wide attendance and truancy initiative designed to track and monitor school attendance and identify truant students. It is geared to help parents to be accountable for attendance, truancy, skipping and tardiness (age appropriate). SPAM will work closely with schools, parents and students to assure and encourage students to school regularly. Parents are encouraged to call the SPAM office for guidance and assistance with their child(ren) regarding school attendance at (908) 731-4282. Workers Compensation The accident reports, which include employers first report of accident, the employees report, and the supervisors accident investigation report, must be filed immediately with the Human Resources Office. Policy 4151/4252

Business Operations Clubs/Organization Fundraising Fund-raising provides an opportunity to increase the amount of monies available for student activities. However, it should be noted that all fundraising activities must comply with Board policy #5136 Fund-Raising Activities. Policy 5136

Health Benefits Health insurance is available to all contractual employees and becomes effective the date of hire for PASA members and 30 days after the date of hire for PEA members. Open enrollment is held twice annually in May and December to allow employees to change health carriers/plans.

Payroll & Direct Deposit Paychecks are issued on a semi-monthly basis on the 15th and the last day of the month. Employees are strongly encouraged to enroll in direct deposit to their financial institution for the receipt of their paychecks. Ten month employees have the option of enrolling in a twelve month pay plan in order to receive income during the summer months. Purchasing Procedures The Board of Education encourages the administration to seek advantages in savings through joint agreements for the purchase of work, materials or supplies with the governing body(ies) of other contracting units within this county or adjoining counties or by other cooperative pricing arrangements. The administration shall also evaluate any savings which may result from the purchase of any materials, supplies or equipment under contracts entered into by the state treasury department, division of purchase and property. Policy 3320

School Maintenance Heath and safety issues are of prime concern in all district schools and buildings. Any item which requires assistance from the Buildings and Grounds Department should have an electronic work order request submitted by the head custodian through the districts SCHOOLDUDE software. Student Attendance Reporting Requirements Registration, transfers, attendance and discipline data must be entered in Genesis on a daily basis by each school. Class Size, ADA, Staff Attendance and Discipline reports must be submitted to Student Accounting on the last day of each month from all schools. Policy 5113

Student Transportation For Field Trips Any school or department which is requesting district provided transportation for field trips must submit the Field Trip Request Form to the Transportation Department for approval prior to submission to the Assistant Superintendents office. This is required to verify availability of District transportation. Title I Supplemental Educational Tutoring Services will be offered to eligible students in grades K to 8, providing that they attend a Title I school in need of improvement. To be eligible for this program, students must receive free or reduced lunch. Parents will be informed of this program by letter in late August/early September. Please call Dawn Ciccone at (908) 731-4373, if you have any questions or need additional information. Use of Grant Funds Staff members are encouraged to submit competitive grant applications to support District Strategic Plan goals. A grant submission/award template will be required for clear documentation of all grant submissions and awards. The template will be disseminated electronically to all schools and departments, on or before August 31, 2009.

Use of School Facilities The districts facilities belong to the community, which are to be used for the primary purpose of offering a full educational program for its children. Prudent use and management of school facilities outside of the regular operating schedules--providing that such use does not interfere with the orderly conduct of a thorough and efficient system of education--allows the community to benefit more broadly from the use of its own property. The Board will permit the use of school facilities when such permission has been requested in writing and has been approved by the Chief School Administrator. Policy 1330

Educational Services At-Risk/Dropout Prevention The purpose of the Plainfield Public Schools Alternative Education program is to provide an integrated comprehensive educational program for youth who have been academically unsuccessful in a traditional school setting. The goal of the Alternative Education Program is to raise the academic performance level of students through a rigorous and challenging academic program. Policy 6171.3/6172 Bilingual Education The Bilingual Education department is dedicated to ensuring the effective implementation of Plainfields Standards for a Balanced Literacy Program for all students, including Special Education and English Language Learners in grades Pre-K-12. The department works to ensure that students of limited English proficiency are provided instruction in a language they understand in order to help them develop academic skills while acquiring English language skills. Policy 6142.2 Certification-Mentoring Program The Office of Early Childhood Mentoring Program for Novice Teachers consists of five components: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Five days of High/Scope training Five days of training by the Office of Early Childhood Master Teachers Five days in the classroom of a cooperating teacher Five days of in-classroom support by the master teacher Thirty weeks of mentoring provided by master teachers

A mentoring manual outlining the roles and responsibilities of the provisional teacher, cooperating teacher, director and master teacher is provided to the novice teacher. The manual delineates the experiences each novice teacher should have to ensure a consistent and meaningful mentoring process. Classroom Management/Student Discipline Through our commitment to excellence in public education, the Plainfield Public Schools Discipline Policy seeks to maintain a safe environment that provides all students with the opportunity to develop intellectually, emotionally, and physically. The policy seeks to accomplish this by setting high standards and expectations which challenge each student to develop into mature, responsible, well-rounded citizens and leaders of the future. Policy 5131/5114 Data Analysis The Plainfield Public Schools assessment program supports all student populations such as General Education students, Bilingual students and Special Education students. Although most of the Bilingual and Special Education students participate in the regular

assessment programs, there are assessments that are specially designed for these special populations. Also, accommodations and modifications are incorporated throughout the assessment process to meet the specific needs of English Language Learners and students with disabilities. The New Jersey State Department of Education mandates the establishment and administration of statewide assessments in grades 3 through 8 and 11. The district also has its own assessment in the other grade levels. The Office of Assessment, Data Analysis, and School Improvement also provides specific support to schools such as data analysis, interpretation, and application/use and student discipline. Electives-Fine Arts & Practical Arts The Arts teachers in Plainfield Public Schools are required to align their lessons with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards: aesthetics, creation and performance, elements and composition, critique, and cultural history. Since literacy, mathematical and science learning is critical to all academic development, the Arts teachers work on five interdisciplinary units that incorporate literacy, mathematical and science learning throughout the year. Evaluation of Student Progress Each pupil shall be assessed upon entrance into the district's schools and beginning in grade three shall be assessed annually thereafter, to identify pupils not meeting district proficiency levels. The Chief School Administrator shall develop procedures to implement a program of individual pupil needs assessment. Identifying district needs as the basis for development of mandated goals; development of staff in-service programs; selecting and approving instructional materials; staffing; Identifying and determining the needs of students Disseminating results of such assessments to parents/guardians, staff and state and federal agencies as required without invading the privacy of the individual pupil. Policy 5120 Field Trip Procedures & Timelines The Board of Education recognizes that field trips, used as a device for teaching and learning are integral to the curriculum, and are an educationally sound and important ingredient in the instructional program of the school. The BOE considers field trips which are included in Curriculum Guides as pre-approved. Board Resolutions must be submitted by the site administrator. All other trips must be approved by the Board in advance. Policy 6153 Gifted & Talented Gifted and Talented Education supports and encourages appropriate programming for gifted and talented students. The goal is to collaborate with different content areas (e.g., mathematics, language arts) and departments such as ELL and Special Education to ensure all of our populations in gifted education are appropriately served. The aim is to ensure gifted students are challenged and performing at the advanced level in their area/s of identification and that talented students are able to engage fully in their area of interest.

Grade Reporting The gradebook for each teacher will be updated eight (8) times a year: (4) interims & (4) marking period. These dates are listed on the District Calendar. Teachers and administrators have 5 school days following the end of the grading period in which to post and review all student grades for the respective grading period. Grades are not finalized until the end of the marking period. Gradebooks/Genesis Gradebooks are an essential and legal document/tool for maintaining student records. A grade represents the students total academic achievement within a given course over a specified period of time. At least 10 artifacts or products of learning are required each marking period in order to analyze and determine the students progress. At least 5 artifacts are required by the mid-marking report period. A full year course requires a mid-term and final exam. A semester course requires a final exam. Hard copies of grade books should be available for review upon request. Grades must also be submitted at the close of the school year. Accurate and timely grading of student assignments is imperative with the implementation of the Genesis Parent Portal. This Parent Portal allows parents the opportunity to see their childs demographic information, attendance, discipline, report card, and grade book. Home Instruction To provide uninterrupted education for students unable to attend their regular classes because of illness, disability or administrative action, the Board of Education shall provide home from school instruction when proper application has been made and, approved, subject to the restrictions. Policy 6173. Homework Homework shall be considered a necessary part of the learning process and a legitimate demand on the non-class time of students. A home assignment should be an extension of clearly defined school activities. In this regard, the students total daily homework load must be considered when deciding upon the length of an assignment. Policy 6154 Language Arts To build a strong foundation in both reading and writing, a balanced literacy program is essential. It should be aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, State Testing, and the Districts Strategic Goals. Instruction should consist of writing and reading daily to ensure that students progress toward achieving standards in their work. Moreover, it should be interactive, student-centered, and focused on critical thinking skills. Reading, Writing, Oral Literacy, and Collaborative Learning strategies are fully embedded into the lessons that are being taught in the classrooms. The implementation of standardbased instruction and assessments ensures that students perform at their highest level.

Lesson Plans Lessons plans are not only a contractual obligation, but represent an essential and sound educational practice for all teachers. Weekly lesson plans should be completed using the district approved format and should reflect objectives, essential questions, activities, homework, and assessment. Additionally, lesson plans should be readily available for review upon request. The lesson plan template is available on the district website. PreK teachers lesson plans are completed using the small group lesson plan template and the High/Scope daily plan template. Teachers are encouraged to work collaboratively to design interdisciplinary units that integrate content from different curricular areas into thematic lessons. In addition, teachers are encouraged to work with other teachers within their discipline to design lessons that may be taught to all students in a given grade and subject. Such collaboration fosters relationships among teachers, inspires creative lesson ideas and decreases lesson planning time. Policy 6143.1 Mathematics Mathematics education, aligned to national and state standards, prepare students for a rapidly changing global society. Engaging and meaningful instruction promotes high expectations. Thus, students develop a positive outlook towards learning and understanding mathematics. Moreover, they acquire flexibility in reasoning, quantitative knowledge and conceptual understanding. NJCCCS The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) describe what students should know and be able to do in nine academic areas: visual and performing arts, comprehensive health and physical education, language arts literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages, technological literacy, and career education and consumer, family, and life skills. The NJCCS are to be implemented in classrooms to ensure appropriate educational deliver to all students. http://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/ Parental Reporting of Student Progress The Plainfield Board of education believes that the cooperation of school and home is vital to the growth and education of the whole child. It recognizes its responsibility to keep parents/guardians informed of pupil welfare and progress in school. The Board directs the establishment of a system of reporting pupil progress that shall include written reports, pupil-teacher conferences, and parent/guardian-teacher conferences. If the parent/guardians primary language is other than English, translation shall be provided whenever possible. Schools shall annually prepare and distribute to the parents/guardians the school compact, an agreement between home and school incorporating shared responsibility and partnership for student learning. Policy 5124

Preschool High/Scope is the comprehensive, evidence based preschool curriculum implemented in Plainfield Public Schools preschool classrooms. In the High/Scope educational approach, children are active learners, supported and challenged by adults. The content of preschoolers learning is guided by 58 key experiences in language and literacy, mathematics and science, social-emotional development, physical development, and the arts that provide the framework for meeting the New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards. The High/Scope curriculum integrates all aspects of young childrens development throughout the daily routine, using research-based strategies to enhance growth in academic, social-emotional, and creative areas. The preschool program is designed to stimulate, assist, support, and sustain emergent skills that children need to ultimately be successful in meeting the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards. Preschool/Kindergarten The heart of the High/Scope daily routine is the plan-do-review sequence, in which children make choices about what they will do, carry out their ideas, and reflect on their activities with teachers and other students. By participating in the plan-do-review sequence, children gain confidence as thinkers, problem-solvers, and decision makers. They learn how to act with intention and reflect on the consequences of their actions. Research indicates that providing opportunities for children to plan and reflect on their learning promotes the development of thinking and reasoning skills in young children that will serve them well in school and throughout their lives. The preschool daily routine and the kindergarten schedule both include the plan-do-review sequence. Professional Development & Support Services The Office of Professional Development & Support Services is committed to the progressive movement of the district and the overall success of its students. Efforts reflect a commitment to establish and support systemic, on-going professional development focused on improving student learning. The elements that support the vision include the collection and use of data to drive instruction, building of capacity within the district by using best practices, and creation of sustained opportunities for collaboration and sharing. A main objective is to assist in the development of staff in the area of performance and life-long learning. Policies 4131/4131.1 and 4231/4231/4231.1 Promotion and Retention The Board believes that the purpose of the Plainfield School District is to work with all stakeholders to support all students achieving the high academic standards embodied by the New Jersey Core Curriculum content Standards (NJCCCS). The Chief School Administrator to develop detailed regulations that support all children achieving high standards. Regulations shall include: Promotion requirements for grades 1 12 Timely efforts to help all pupils achieve acceptable levels of proficiency Timely notification and involvement of parents/guardians when there is a possibility of failure

Standards and procedures for whole-school and family involvement in retention decisions Standards and procedures for documenting A-D Policy 6146.2 Pupil Progression Services Pupil Progression Services Department is designed to monitor all students within the Plainfield Public School district as they progress through the educational system from grades K-12. The mission of this office is to ensure that students are meeting all comprehensive and developmental academic standards that are required to achieve promotion, graduation, or a vocational education. Students who are deemed to be in danger of not progressing will receive intensive counseling and intervention. Support and guidance will also be provided to support students post secondary preparation and aspirations. Science Science education in today's classroom environment requires that educators possess a specific set of skills and knowledge that combine a deep understanding of science content, pedagogy, and familiarity with standards and research on student learning. All students will be provided the opportunity to learn and enjoy science on a daily basis. The ultimate goal is to ensure that all students develop a deep understanding of the important interconnected knowledge and skills of science identified in the standards and how they can draw upon these knowledge and skills when needed. The curriculum should be inquiry-based, problem-based learning, and driven by performance based assessments. Social Studies The objective of Social Studies is to provide students with a greater understanding of their community, country, and the world through the implementation of student centered, inquiry-based lessons correlating with the New Jersey State Standards. The use of current events and world happenings provide a forum for educators to bring the outside world into their classroom each day. The study of U.S. History, Geography, and World Cultures allow students to develop a better understanding of multiculturalism and diversity in our community and throughout the world. Educators will use the NJCCS and district assessment expectations to ensure that students reach their highest learning potential. Special Education The Special Education population represents around 13% of the total student population in PPS totaling approximately 910 students. Students are placed in the least restrictive environment that will meet their educational needs. From In-Class Support to Inclusion, the goal of the Special Education Department is to provide an excellent and appropriate education to all children so that they can achieve their greatest potential. Programs are generated from Individual Education Plans (IEP) written by child study team members, teachers and parents in a manner that both supports and complies with IEA mandates. Together staffs collaborate to make sure all childrens needs are met. Policy 6171.4

Student Intervention and Family Support Services (SIFSS) The SIFSS Department plays an essential role in the Districts ability to effectively implement the State mandated Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) Program and other related support services for students (pursuant to N.J. C.A 6A:16-7 et seq). State mandates that the District develop and implement a coordinated system of intervention and referral services designed to assist students whose academic performance is negatively impacted by social, emotional, behavior and health issues. SIFSS personnel provide intervention and referral services for a large percentage of the student population. SIFSS departmental support services are also critical in the development of programs, events and activities to address a variety of global school-based issues and concerns. SIFSS addresses the special needs and challenges of children that may present barriers to academic achievement and healthy youth development. The department accomplishes this through a holistic approach to service delivery, program development and implementation by incorporating district, local, state, and federal resources. This support includes locating community resources, developing additional recourses where none exists and providing staff training to help our educators understand the social service. School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP) SBYSP is funded by the New Jersey State Department of Children and Families, Division of Prevention and Community Partnerships Office of School Linked Services and the Plainfield Board of Education. SBYSP is designed to enrich and enhance the lives of youth in the Plainfield Public Schools at the secondary level. Located at Maxson, Hubbard, and Plainfield High School, the program is designed to help increase the likelihood of students completing their education by providing a variety of support services which could help many students negotiate their adolescent years. Each site has a recreation program where students can go after school to participate in a safe, non-threatening environment. Student Dress The New Jersey State Board of Education regulation concerning dress regulation standards for students, states attire which causes the disruption of the educational process or which constitutes a health or safety hazard or concern is not permitted. The Dress and Grooming policy of Plainfield Public Schools support apparel choices that are neat, clean and modest. Student apparel should reflect responsibility and self-respect and an atmosphere that is conducive to learning, not destructive or disruptive. This policy is aimed at avoiding suggestive, biased, offensive and harassing messages avoids communicating or advertising illegal substance and activity, and should not interfere with identification of a student. Parents/guardians are expected to cooperate in helping the school district attain its objectives and foster pride and good taste in appearance by exercising positive guidance and authority. Good grooming is expected at all times. Policy 5132

Student Folders and Portfolios Before the end of each marking period, teachers and students collaboratively review student folders/portfolios. This enables students to consider how their work in the content area has improved during the last marking period, set new goals for the next marking period, and identify interests they would like to pursue. During the review, teachers and students consider the pre-established criteria for evaluating the portfolio and discuss the extent to which the portfolio has met these criteria. Student Suspension Positive approaches to acceptable behavior are usually more effective, but it may sometimes be necessary to penalize pupils for violations of school regulations to ensure the good order of the school and to teach pupils the consequences of disruptive behavior. Pupils who indulge in disruptive behavior may be suspended or expelled. Refer to Policy 5114 for a listing of disruptive behavior. Summer School Plainfield Public Schools may provide available remedial and enrichment opportunities to students in grade 12 required for graduation and/or for students in grade 8 required for promotion. Additionally, extended learning opportunities will be provided to targeted elementary and middle schools and students in grades K-7. These opportunities will be provided to students in the required courses of Literacy, Mathematics, Social Studies, and/or Science. Direct teacher instruction and/or technology-based interventions will comprise the delivery model for these areas. Additionally, English Language Learners and Special Education students in selected grades will be provided an opportunity to extend their learning as reflected in the appropriate curriculum for ELL students or IEP for SPED students.

PLAINFIELDPUBLICSCHOOLS
JULY2009 S 5 12 19 26 M 6 13 20 27 T 7 14 21 28 W 1 8 15 22 29 T 2 9 16 23 30 F 3 10 17 24 31 S 4 11 18 25 OCTOBER2009(20) S 4 11 18 25 M 5 12 19 26 T 6 13 20 27 W 7 14 21 28 T 1 8 15 22 29 F 2 9 16 23 30 S 3 10 17 24 31 F 1 8 15 22 29 S 2 9 16 23 30 S 3 10 17 24 S 1 8 15 22 29 M 2 9 16 23 30 NOVEMBER2009(17) T 3 10 17 24 W 4 11 18 25 T 5 12 19 26 F 6 13 20 27 S 7 14 21 28 S 2 9 16 23 30 M 3 10 17 24 31 AUGUST2009 T 4 11 18 25 W 5 12 19 26 T 6 13 20 27 F 7 14 21 28 S 1 8 15 22 29 F 5 12 19 26 S 6 13 20 27 F 6 13 20 27 7 14 21 28 S 1 8 15 22 29 S 7 14 21 28 M 1 8 15 22 29 S 6 13 20 27 M 7 14 21 28 DECEMBER2009(17) T 1 8 15 22 29 W 2 9 16 23 30 T 3 10 17 24 31 F 4 11 18 25 S 5 12 19 26 S 6 13 20 27 M 7 14 21 28 SEPTEMBER2009(19) T 1 8 15 22 29 W 2 9 16 23 30 T 3 10 17 24 F 4 11 18 25 S 5 12 19 26

2428NewTeacherOrientation

1TeachersReport 2TeacherProfessionalDay 3StudentsReport 7LaborDay

12ColumbusDay 30TeacherProfessionalDay JANUARY2010(19) S 3 10 17 24 31 M 4 11 18 25 T 5 12 19 26 W 6 13 20 27 T 7 14 21 28

23(4HourSession) ParentConferences 56NJEAConvention 25(4HourSession) 2627 Thanksgiving Recess FEBRUARY2010(18) S 7 14 21 28 M 1 8 15 22 T 2 9 16 23 W 3 10 17 24 T 4 11 18 25

23(4HourSession) 2431WinterRecess

MARCH2010(22) T 2 9 16 23 30 W 3 10 17 24 31 T 4 11 18 25 F 5 12 19 26 S 6 13 20 27

1WinterRecess 18Dr.MartinLutherKing,Jr. Day APRIL2010(16) S 4 11 18 25 M 5 12 19 26 T 6 13 20 27 W 7 14 21 28 T 1 8 15 22 29 F 2 9 16 23 30

5TeacherProfessionalDay 15PresidentsDay MAY2010(20) S 2 9 16 23 30 M 3 10 17 24 31 T 4 11 18 25 W 5 12 19 26 T

12TeacherProfessionalDay 1617(4HourSession) ParentConferences JUNE2010(14) S 6 13 20 27 M 7 14 21 28 T 1 8 15 22 29 W 2 9 16 23 30 T 3 10 17 24 F 4 11 18 25 S 5 12 19 26

29SpringRecess

31MemorialDay

1718(4HourSessionStudentsOnly) 17PHSGraduation 18LastDayforStudents/Teachers

180 Student Contact Days plus 2 Snow Days 187 Teacher Days Approved by the Board of Education on February 17, 2009

PLAINFIELDPUBLICSCHOOLS
JULY2009 S M T W T F 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 31 3IndependenceDay(Observed) AUGUST2009 T W T 4 5 6 11 12 13 18 19 20 25 26 27 SEPTEMBER2009 S M T W T 1 2 3 6 7 8 9 10 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 27 28 29 30 7LaborDay

S 4 11 18 25

S 2 9 16 23 30

M 3 10 17 24 31

F 7 14 21 28

S 1 8 15 22 29

F 4 11 18 25

S 5 12 19 26

OCTOBER2009 S M T W T 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29 12ColumbusDay

F 2 9 16 23 30

S 3 10 17 24 31

NOVEMBER2009 S M T W T F 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 29 30 56NJEAConvention 2627ThanksgivingRecess FEBRUARY2010 S M T W T F 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 15PresidentsDay

S 7 14 21 28

DECEMBER2009 S M T W T 1 2 3 6 7 8 9 10 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 27 28 29 30 31 2425WinterRecess 3031WinterRecess MARCH2010 T W T 2 3 4 9 10 11 16 17 18 23 24 25 30 31 JUNE2010 T W T 1 2 3 8 9 10 15 16 17 22 23 24 29 30

F 4 11 18 25

S 5 12 19 26

JANUARY2010 S M T W T F 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 31 1WinterRecess 18Dr.MartinLutherKing,Jr. S 2 9 16 23 30

S 6 13 20 27

S 7 14 21 28 S 6 13 20 27

M 1 8 15 22 29 M 7 14 21 28

F 5 12 19 26 F 4 11 18 25

S 6 13 20 27 S 5 12 19 26

APRIL2010 S M T W T 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29 2SpringRecess

F 2 9 16 23 30

S 3 10 17 24

S 2 9 16 23 30

M 3 10 17 24 31

MAY2010 T W T 4 5 6 11 12 13 18 19 20 25 26 27

F 7 14 21 28

S 1 8 15 22 29

31MemorialDay

16 Vacation Days

Approved by the Plainfield Board of Education on February 17, 2009

PLAINFIELDPUBLICSCHOOLS
JULY2009 S M T W T F 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 31 3IndependenceDay(Observed) AUGUST2009 T W T 4 5 6 11 12 13 18 19 20 25 26 27 SEPTEMBER2009 T W T 1 2 3 8 9 10 15 16 17 22 23 24 29 30

S 4 11 18 25

S 2 9 16 23 30

M 3 10 17 24 31

F 7 14 21 28

S 1 8 15 22 29

S 6 13 20 27

M 7 14 21 28

F 4 11 18 25

S 5 12 19 26

7LaborDay

OCTOBER2009 S M T W T F 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30 12ColumbusDay

S 3 10 17 24 31

NOVEMBER2009 S M T W T F 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 29 30 56NJEAConvention 2627ThanksgivingRecess FEBRUARY2010 S M T W T F 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 15PresidentsDay

S 7 14 21 28

DECEMBER2009 S M T W T 1 2 3 6 7 8 9 10 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 27 28 29 30 31 2431WinterRecess

F 4 11 18 25

S 5 12 19 26

JANUARY2010 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1WinterRecess 18Dr.MartinLutherKing,Jr. APRIL2010 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 2SpringRecess

S 6 13 20 27

S 7 14 21 28

M 1 8 15 22 29

MARCH2010 T W T 2 3 4 9 10 11 16 17 18 23 24 25 30 31

F 5 12 19 26

S 6 13 20 27

MAY2010 S M T W T 2 3 4 5 6 9 10 11 12 13 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 30 31 31MemorialDay

F 7 14 21 28

S 1 8 15 22 29

S 6 13 20 27

M 7 14 21 28

JUNE2010 T W T 1 2 3 8 9 10 15 16 17 22 23 24 29 30

F 4 11 18 25

S 5 12 19 26

18 Vacation Days

Approved by the Plainfield Board of Education on February 17, 2009

2009 - 2010 PPS Staff Master Calendar September 2009


Monday Tuesday
1) 10 month staff report District Convocation PHS Auditorium 8:15 a.m. 7) Labor Day/District Closed

Wednesday
2) Professional Development Day/
Schools Closed

Thursday
3) First Day of School

Friday
4) Suicide Awareness Week begins

Saturday 5)

8) BOE Work & Study Mtg.


BOE Auditorium 8:00 p.m.

9) Superintendent Meeting Community Stakeholders 10: 00 a.m. Youth Watch Awareness Program PHS Auditorium 6:00 p.m.

10) ESL Site Coordinator Meeting 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

11) Recognition of 9/11 District Test Coordinators Meeting BOE Building 12:00 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

12)

Suicide Awareness Week

14)
District Instructional Site Review Meeting BOE Staff ONLY 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

15)
Breakfast with the Boss New Employees ONLY BOE Building 8:15 a.m. BOE Business Mtg. Student Performance - PHS BOE Auditorium 7:00 p.m. Hispanic Heritage Month

16) School Redesign Task Force Meeting BOE Auditorium 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Back to School Night Cook, Cedarbrook, Stillman, Washington, Jefferson 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

17)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

18)
Principals Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

19)
Project CRISS Level 1, Day 1 Training 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Back to School Night Clinton, Woodland, Barlow, Emerson, Evergreen, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

21)

22)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Superintendent Meeting Teacher Stakeholder Group 3:30 p.m. Back to School Night Hubbard, Maxson, PAAAS 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

23) Principals PLC


3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

24)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Learning Support Seminar New Teachers ONLY 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Lunch Applications Deadline

25) Vice - Principals Meeting


1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Testing Plans Due to Ofce of Assessment & Data Collection School Website Updates/ Character Education Nominee Update Due

26)
Family Involvement Day Hubstein Field 11:00 a.m.

Back to School Night BOAACD & PHS 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

SRI/RPA Test Window Hispanic Heritage Month 28) SPDC Meeting BOE Building 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

29)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

30) Universal Design for Learning


PLC Vice - Principals PLC 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

SRI/RPA Test Window Hispanic Heritage Month

2009 - 2010 PPS Staff Master Calendar October 2009


Monday Tuesday Wednesday
1)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday

Friday
2) Math Meeting (Grades 4-8)
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. State Assessment Training Ed. Services Staff ONLY BOE Building 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Saturday
3)
Project CRISS Level 1, Day 3 Training 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

SRI/RPA Test Window Hispanic Heritage Month

5) Grade Posting Begins


Crisis Management Meeting BOE Building 9:00 a.m. HSPA Testing District Interim Assessment

6) Instructional Site Review


8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. BOE Policy Mtg. BOE Auditorium 8:00 p.m.

7) 1st Quarter
Mid-Marking Period Superintendent Meeting Student Stakeholder Group 3:30 p.m.

8) ESL Site Coordinator Meeting


1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Autism Workshop (SPED) Washington School 6:00 p.m.

9) Grade Posting Ends 3:00 p.m.

10)
Project CRISS Level 1, Day 2 Training 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m

Hispanic Heritage Month

12) Columbus Day/


District Closed

13) Instructional Site Review


8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Progress Reports Review/Printing BOE Work & Study Mtg. BOE Auditorium 8:00 p.m. HSPA/DIA (Make-Up)

14) Progress Reports Disseminated Content Area Mtg. (K-3) 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PSAT Testing 10th/11th Teen Summit PHS Cafetorium 7:00 p.m.

15) NJSMARTS Report Due


Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. School Redesign Task Force AdHoc Committee Meeting BOE Building 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

16)
ELA Meeting (Grades 4-8) 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Principals Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

17)

19)
Science Meeting (Grades 4-8) 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PPS Coat Drive Begins (Selected Schools/Dept.)

20)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. BOE Business Mtg. Student Performance - Evergreen BOE Auditorium 7:00 p.m.

21)
Principals PLC 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

22) Instructional Site Review


8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. State-of-the-District Address Washington School 7:00 p.m.

23)
Social Studies Meeting (Grades 4-8) 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Vice - Principals Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

24)

CIM Module I Training DRA Testing (Grades 1-8)

26) SPDC Meeting


BOE Building 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. School Website Updates/ Character Education Nominee Update Due

27)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Truancy Parent Support Conference BOE Building 6:00 p.m.

28)
Data Interpretation Training (K-3) 8:00 a.m. (4-5) 12:00 p.m. UDL PLC Meeting Vice - Principals PLC 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

29)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Learning Support Seminar New Teachers ONLY 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

30) Professional Development Day/ Schools Closed Read 180 Day 2 Training CIM Module IV, Assessment Module I Secondary Reading Plus

31)

DRA Testing (Grades 1-8)

2009 - 2010 PPS Staff Master Calendar November 2009


Monday
2)Parent Conferences/
Single Day Session Crisis Management Meeting BOE Building 9:00 a.m. DRA Testing

Tuesday
3) Parent Conferences/
Single Day Session BOE Policy Mtg. BOE Auditorium 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday
4) Data Interpretation Training
(6-8) 8:00 a.m. (9-12) 12:00 p.m. DRA Results submission to Ofce of Assessment & Data Collection

Thursday
5) 6)

Friday
7)

Saturday

NJEA Convention/ District Closed November 5-6, 2009


12)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Beginning of 2nd Quarter Marking Period Assessment Module I Training (Grades K-3) Lead Poisoning Parent Workshop (SPED) Emerson School 6:00 p.m.

9)
Grade Posting Begins

10)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. BOE Work & Study Mtg. BOE Auditorium 8:00 p.m.

11) End of 1st Quarter


Marking Period ESL Site Coordinator Meeting 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Youth Watch Awareness Program PHS Auditorium 6:00 p.m.

13)
Grade Posting Ends 3:00 p.m. Assessment Module I Training (4-5) Math Meeting (Grades 9-12) 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Principals Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PPS Coat Drive Ends

14)

CIM Module I Training

16)
ELA Meeting (Grades 9-12) 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Progress Reports Review/Printing PPS Toy Drive Begins (Selected Schools/Dept.)

17)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Report Cards Disseminated Principals PLC 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. BOE Business Mtg. Student Performance - Cook BOE Auditorium 7:00 p.m.

18) UDL PLC Meeting


Science Meeting (Grades 9-12) 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Vice - Principals PLC 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Truancy Parent Support Conference BOE Building 6:00 p.m. 25) Thanksgiving Recess/ Single Day Session

19)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. School Redesign Task Force Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting BOE Building 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ESL Site Coordinator Meeting 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

20) 1st Quarter Metric Mtg. BOE Auditorium 9:00 a.m. Social Studies Meeting (Grades 4-8) 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Vice - Principals Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. School Website Updates/ Character Education Nominee Update Due

21)

CIM Module II Training

23) SPDC Meeting


BOE Building 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. PPS Coat Drive Reception BOE Building 3:30 p.m.

24)
Learning Support Seminar New Teachers ONLY 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

26)

27)

28)

THANKSGIVING RECESS/ DISTRICT CLOSED

30)

2009 - 2010 PPS Staff Master Calendar December 2009


Monday Tuesday
1) Data Interpretation Training
(K-3) 8:00 a.m. (4-5) 12:00 p.m. SRI Testing Window

Wednesday
2) Data Interpretation
Training (6-8) 8:00 a.m. (9-12) 12:00 p.m.

Thursday
3) CIM Module II Training
Superintendent Meeting Community Stakeholders 10: 00 a.m.

Friday
4) 5)

Saturday

7)
Crisis Management Meeting BOE Building 9:00 a.m.

8)
Superintendent Meeting Non-Instructional/Certied Staff Stakeholders 3:30 p.m. BOE Work & Study Mtg. BOE Auditorium 8:00 p.m.

9)
Content Area Meeting (Grades K-3) 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Youth Watch Awareness Program PHS Auditorium 6:00 p.m.

10) CIM Module II Training


Learning Support Seminar New Teachers ONLY 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Superintendent Town Hall Meeting Cedarbrook K-8 Center 7:00 p.m.

11) Grade Posting Begins


Principals & Vice-Principals Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PPS Toy Drive Ends

12)

SRI Testing Window

14)
Bilingual/ESL/World Languages UDL PLC Meeting

15) 2nd Quarter Mid-Marking Period Math Meeting (Grades 4-8) 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ELA Meeting (Grades 4-8) 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. BOE Business Mtg. Student Performance - Hubbard BOE Auditorium 7:00 p.m.

16) UDL PLC Meeting


Science Meeting (Grades 9-12) 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Principals PLC 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

17)
Grade Posting Ends 3:00 p.m. ESL Site Coordinator Meeting 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Superintendent Meeting Student Stakeholders 3:30 p.m.

18)
Progress Report Review/Printing PPS Holiday Party School Website Updates/ Character Education Nominee Update Due

19)

PPS Toy Drive Reception BOE Building 3:30 p.m.

21)
Progress Reports Disseminated SPDC Meeting BOE Building 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

22)
Vice - Principals PLC 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

23) Winter Recess/ Single Day Session

24)

25)

26)

WINTER RECESS/SCHOOLS CLOSED


29) 30) 31)

28)

WINTER RECESS/SCHOOLS CLOSED

2009 - 2010 PPS Staff Master Calendar January 2010


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
1)
New Years Day/School Closed

Friday
2)

Saturday

4)
Crisis Management Meeting BOE Building 9:00 a.m.

5)
District Test Coordinators Meeting BOE Building 12:00 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. BOE Policy Mtg. BOE Auditorium 8:00 p.m.

6)
Math Meeting (Grades 9-12) 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m ELA Meeting (Grades 9-12) 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

7)
Science Meeting (Grades 9-12) 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m Social Studies Meeting (Grades 9-12) 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

8)

9)
Project CRISS Level 1, Day 1 Training 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m

11)
SPDC Meeting BOE Building 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

12)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. BOE Work & Study Mtg. BOE Auditorium 8:00 p.m.

13)
Assessment Module II Training (K-3) Youth Watch Awareness Program PHS Auditorium 6:00 p.m.

14)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ESL Site Coordinator Mtg. 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Midterm Examinations Standardized Test Preparation Parent Workshop (SPED) PHS 6:00 p.m.

15)
Principals Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

16)
Project CRISS Level 1, Day 2 Training 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m

18)
Dr. King Observance/ District Closed

19)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. BOE Business Mtg. Student Performance - PAAAS BOE Auditorium 7:00 p.m.

20) Assessment Module II Training (4-5) Principals PLC 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Truancy Parent Support Conference BOE Building 6:00 p.m.

21)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. School Redesign Task Force Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting BOE Building 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

22) Grade Posting Begin


Vice - Principals Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

23)
Project CRISS Level 1, Day 3 Training 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m

25)
School Website Updates/ Character Education Nominee Update Due

26)
End of 2nd Quarter Marking Period

27)
Beginning of 3rd Marking Period UDL PLC Meeting Vice - Principals PLC 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

28) Grade Posting Ends


3:00 p.m. Learning Support Seminar New Teachers ONLY 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

29)
2nd Quarter Metric Mtg. BOE Auditorium 9:00 a.m. Report Card Review/Printing

30)

District Interim Assessment

2009 - 2010 PPS Staff Master Calendar February 2010


Monday
1)
Report Cards Disseminated Crisis Management Meeting BOE Building 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday
2) 3)

Wednesday
4)

Thursday
5)

Friday
6)

Saturday

Superintendent Meeting Community Stakeholders 10: 00 a.m.

Superintendent Meeting Educational Support Professionals Stakeholders 4:30 p.m.

Professional Development Day/ Schools Closed Assessment Module II Training (Secondary Teachers)

8)
CIM Module III Training

9) Instructional Site Review


8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. BOE Work & Study Mtg. BOE Auditorium 8:00 p.m.

10) Content Area Meeting (K-3) BOE Building 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

11) Instructional Site Review


8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ESL Site Coordinator Meeting 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

12) Data Liaison Mtg.


BOE Building 9:00 a.m. Math Meeting (Grades 4-8) BOE Building 12:00 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

13)

Course/Subject Selection

Youth Watch Awareness Program PHS Auditorium 6:00 p.m. 17) CIM Module III Training

15)
Presidents Day Observance/ District Closed

16)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

18)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

19)
Principals Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ELA Meeting (Grades 4-8) BOE Building 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

20)

Course/Subject Selection BOE Business Mtg. Student Performance - Cedarbrook BOE Auditorium 7:00 p.m. SRI/RPA Testing Window 22) Science Meeting (Grades 4-8) BOE Building 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. School Redesign Task Force Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting BOE Building 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

23)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

24) Grade Posting Begins


CIM Module III Training Vice - Principals PLC 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Truancy Parent Support Conference BOE Building 6:00 p.m.

25)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

26)
Third Quarter Mid-Marking Period Vice - Principals Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ELA Meeting (Grades 4-8) BOE Building 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 2009-10 Teacher/Support Staff Recognition Report Due to Administrative Services

27)

Principals PLC 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Learning Support Seminar New Teachers ONLY 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

SPI/RPA Testing Window

UDL PLC School Website Updates/ Character Education Nominee Update Due

2009 - 2010 PPS Staff Master Calendar March 2010


Monday
1)Crisis Management Meeting
BOE Building 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday
2) Grade Posting Begins Ends 3:00 p.m. Read Across America Day HSPA

Wednesday
3) Progress Reports Review/Printing

Thursday
4) Progress Reports Disseminated

Friday
5) 6)

Saturday

8)

9) Instructional Site Review


8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. BOE Work & Study Mtg. BOE Auditorium 8:00 p.m. HSPA (Make-Up)

10) Youth Watch Awareness Program PHS Auditorium 6:00 p.m.

11)Instructional Site Review


8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Teen Community Services Parent Workshop (SPED) PHS 6:00 p.m.

12)
Professional Development Day/ Schools Closed Assessment Module II Training (Secondary Teachers)

13)

15)
Math Meeting (Grades 9-12) BOE Building 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ELA Meeting (Grades 9-12) BOE Building 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ACCESS Testing

16) Parent Conferences/


Single Day Session

17) Parent Conferences/


Single Day Session Truancy Parent Support Conference BOE Building 6:00 p.m.

18)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ESL Site Coordinator Meeting 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. School Redesign Task Force Ad-Hoc Meeting BOE Auditorium 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

19)
Principals Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Title 18A/Human Resources Report due to Administrative Services

20)
Be Engaged, Be Informed, Be Enlightened Parent Workshops Emerson School 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.,m.

BOE Business Mtg. Student Performance - BOAACD BOE Auditorium 7:00 p.m.

22)
SPDC Meeting BOE Building 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

23)
Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

24)
Science Meeting (Grades 9-12) BOE Building 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. District Test Coordinators Meeting BOE Building 12:00 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. Principals PLC 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

25)Grade Posting Begins


Instructional Site Review 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Learning Support Seminar New Teachers ONLY 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Superintendent Town Hall Meeting Hubbard School 7:00 p.m.

26) 3rd Quarter Metric Mtg.


BOE Auditorium 9:00 a.m. Vice - Principals Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CIM Module IV Training School Website Updates/ Character Education Nominee Update Due

27)

ACCESS Testing

29) End of Third Quarter


Marking Period CIM Module IV Training ACCESS Testing

30)Social Studies Meeting


(Grades 9-12) 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Beginning of Fourth Quarter Marking Period

31) Grade Posting Ends 3:00 p.m. Superintendent Town-Hall Meeting PLC Vice Principals Hubbard School p.m. 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 7:00 p.m.

2009 - 2010 PPS Staff Master Calendar April 2010


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
1) Report Card Review/Printing

Friday
2) Spring Recess/ District Closed

Saturday
3)

5)

6)

7)

8)

9)

10)

SPRING RECESS/SCHOOLS CLOSED - April 2 - April 9, 2010


BOE Work & Study Mtg. BOE Auditorium 8:00 p.m.

12) Report Cards


Disseminated Crisis Management Meeting BOE Building 9:00 a.m.

13)
BOE Business Mtg. Student Performance - Maxson BOE Auditorium 7:00 p.m.

14)
6th Grade Parent Orientation Youth Watch Awareness Program PHS Auditorium 6:00 p.m.

15)
ESL Site Coordinator Meeting 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. School Redesign Task Force Committee Meeting BOE Building 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 2010 Teacher/Support Staff Recognition Celebration PHS 7:00 p.m.

16)
8th Grade Transition Tour (PHS)

16)

ACCESS Testing DIA Testing

19)
7th Grade Transition Tour (Maxson)

20)
Superintendent Meeting Student Stakeholders 3:45 p.m. 2010 School Board Election

21)
Principals PLC 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Truancy Parent Support Conference BOE Building 6:00 p.m. ACCESS Testing

22)
TAKE YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY

23)
7th Grade Transition Tour (Hubbard)

24)

Learning Support Seminar New Teachers ONLY 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

CIM Module IV Training

26)
School Website Updates/ Character Education Nominee Update Due

27)
Superintendent Meeting Community Stakeholders 10: 00 a.m. NJ ASK 7&8

28)
Vice - Principals PLC 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

29) 23rd Annual


Month-of-the-Young Child Parade Plaineld Library Park 9:00 a.m.

30)

ACCESS Testing

2009 - 2010 PPS Staff Master Calendar May 2010


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1)

Saturday

3)
Crisis Management Meeting BOE Building 9:00 a.m. NJ ASK 7&8 (Make-Up) NJ ASK 5&6

4)
BOE Reorganization Mtg. BOE Auditorium 8:00 p.m.

5) Superintendent Meeting Teacher Stakeholders 3:30 p.m.

6) Grade Posting Begins

7)

8)

10)
NJ ASK 5&6 (Make-Up) NJ ASK 3&4 Fourth Quarter Mid-Marking Period

11)

12) Grade Posting Ends 3:00 p.m.

13) Progress Reports Review/Printing

14) Progress Reports Disseminated

15)

BOE Work & Study Mtg. BOE Auditorium 8:00 p.m.

Youth Watch Awareness Program PHS Auditorium 6:00 p.m.

Transition to High School Parent Workshop (SPED) PHS 6:00 p.m.

17)
EOC Biology

18)
BOE Business Mtg. Student Performance - Stillman BOE Auditorium 7:00 p.m.

19)
Boss-for-A-Day Program (Secondary Schools) Truancy Parent Support Conference BOE Building 6:00 p.m.

20)
EOC Biology (Make-up)

21)
Principals & Vice - Principals Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

22)
Relay-for-Life

District Spelling Bee BOE Building 7:00 p.m.

23)
Relay-for-Life

NJ ASK 3&4 (Make-Up)

24)
SPDC Meeting BOE Building 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

25)
Principal-for-A-Day Program (District Schools)

26)
UDL PLC Meeting District Assessment (Gr. 1-2)

27)

28)

29)

31) Memorial Day/ District Closed

School Website Updates/ Character Education Nominee Update Due

Superintendent Town Hall Meeting PAAAS 7:00 p.m.

2009 - 2010 PPS Staff Master Calendar June 2010


Monday
1)

Tuesday

Wednesday
2)PPS Scholarship Awards
Ceremony PHS Cafeteria 6:00 p.m.

Thursday
3) 2010 PTO/PTA Celebration
Emerson School 7:00 p.m.

Friday
4) 5)

Saturday

DRA (Kindergarten Only) Final Examinations

7)
Crisis Management Meeting BOE Building 9:00 a.m. Math/Science/Technology Fair Community Night Washington School 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. DRA (Kindergarten Only) Final Examinations

8)
BOE Work & Study Mtg. BOE Auditorium 8:00 p.m.

9) Grade Posting Begins


Data Liaison Meeting Youth Watch Awareness Program PHS Auditorium 6:00 p.m.

10)
DRA Results submission to Ofce of Assessment & Data Collection Learning Support Seminar New Teachers ONLY 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 2010 Promenade & Prom (BOAACD & PHS)

11) End of Fourth Quarter Marking Period Final Examination Make-Up

12)

Principals & Vice-Principals Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

14)
8th Grade Promotion Exercise (Hubbard School) PHS Auditorium 10:00 a.m.

15)
8th Grade Promotion Exercise (Maxson School) PHS Auditorium 10:00 a.m. Grade Posting Ends 3:00 p.m. BOE Business Mtg. Student Performance - Clinton BOE Auditorium 7:00 p.m.

16)
4th Quarter Metric Mtg. BOE Auditorium 9:00 a.m. Report Cards Review/Printing

17) Four-Hour Session/ STUDENTS ONLY


School Redesign Task Force Committee Meeting BOE Building 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 2009 PPS Commencement Hubstein Field 6:00 p.m.

18) Four-Hour Session/ STUDENTS ONLY


Report Cards Disseminated Last Day of School for Students & Teachers

19)

UDL PLC Meeting

21)

22)

23)

24)

25)

26)

28)

29)

30)

New Jersey Statewide Assessment Schedule


2009-2010 School Year
GRADE 3 TESTING NJ ASK (for all third-grade students) DATES Regular Testing (Language Arts Literacy Days 1 May 10-13, 2010 and 2, Mathematics Days 1 and 2)

May 17-20, 2010

Make-up Testing

GRADE 4 TESTING NJ ASK 4 (for all fourth-grade students) Regular Testing (Language Arts Literacy Days 1 May 10-14, 2010 and 2, Mathematics Days 1 and 2, Science)

May 17-21, 2010

Make-up Testing

GRADE 5 TESTING NJ ASK 5 (for all fifth-grade students) Regular Testing (Language Arts Literacy Days 1 May 3-6, 2010 and 2, Mathematics Days 1 and 2)

May 10-13, 2010

Make-up Testing

GRADE 6 TESTING NJ ASK 6 (for all sixth-grade students) Regular Testing (Language Arts Literacy Days 1 May 3-6, 2010 and 2, Mathematics Days 1 and 2)

May 10-13, 2010

Make-up Testing

GRADE 7 TESTING NJ ASK 7 (for all seventh-grade students) Regular Testing (Language Arts Literacy Days 1 April 27-30, 2010 and 2, Mathematics Days 1 and 2)

May 3-6, 2010

Make-up Testing

GRADE 8 TESTING NJ ASK 8 (for all eighth-grade students) Regular Testing (Language Arts Literacy Days 1 April 27-30, 2010 and 2, Mathematics, Science)

May 3-6, 2010

Make-up Testing

New Jersey Statewide Assessment Schedule


2009-2010 School Year
OCTOBER 2009 HSPA ADMINISTRATION HIGH SCHOOL TESTING High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) for retained eleventh graders, twelfth graders, retained twelfth graders, returning students, and adult high school students. DATES October 6-8, 2009 Regular Testing (Mathematics and Language Arts Literacy Days 1 and 2)

October 13-15, 2009

Make-up Testing

March 2010 HSPA ADMINISTRATION High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) for all first-time eleventh graders and retained eleventh graders, twelfth graders, retained twelfth graders, returning students, and adult high school students Regular Testing (Mathematics and Language Arts March 2-4, 2010 Literacy Days 1 and 2) March 9-11, 2010 Make-up Testing

END OF COURSE BIOLOGY TEST May 17, 2010 (Regular testing day) May 20, 2010 (Make-up testing day) END OF COURSE ALGEBRA I TEST (for all students grades 7-12 taking Algebra I or equivalent) May 24, 2010 (Regular testing day) May 27, 2010 (Make-up testing day) END OF COURSE ALGEBRA II TEST (participating districts only) May 17 - 28, 2010