Manville School District

Small Town, Big Dreams, High Standards

Sneak Peek at the 2014-2015 School Year

  • August 20–22 Student Mailing
    • Teacher Assignment, Student Information to be returned, Final Schedule Packet
    • Lunch application is a separate mailing
  • Summer Hours: 8:00 am to 2:00 PM (District & School Offices)

Parent Portal

In 2012 the Manville School District implemented a Parent Portal for Parents to access and monitor their child's academic progress and attendance. Progress reports and report cards are available via the Parent Portal; hard copies of report cards will be available by completing the form distributed in the summer packet. Additional information on this program can be found in the Parent Portal on the Manville School District website. If you have not yet visited the Parent Portal, please go on line and follow the directions for registration. Hard copies of report cards are available by request only.

Summer Reading and Math

Summer Reading: The summer reading assignment is due on the first day of school. Students in Grades K–3 should complete the required reading and bring their banner pieces in to school on the first day. The banners illustrating the students' reading and thinking will be hung throughout the school. In Grades 4–12, students are required to read at least two books and complete the accompanying assignment. Assignments vary by school and will be counted as a grade for the first marking period. All students have received at least one book; the second book is a book of student's choice. Please see the grade level assignments on the district website for more specific information. Assistance will be provided for students who are struggling with their summer reading assignments. Help will be available at Weston School on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the period of July 7 through July 30 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Summer Math: The summer math assignment is due on the first day of school; it will be graded and counted as a grade in the first marking period. The purpose of this assignment is for students to review math concepts and be ready to start the school year with minimum review of prior learning. As we move forward implementing the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, mastering of key concepts are required at each grade level and review of content is limited. Assistance will be provided for students who are struggling with their project. Help will be available at Weston School on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the period of July 7 through July 30 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Formative Assessments:

Formative assessment is an active and intentional learning process that partners the teacher and the students to continuously and systematically gather evidence of learning with the express goal of improving student achievement. The primary purpose of formative assessment is to improve learning, not merely to audit it. (Moss & Brookhart, 2009) Formative assessments are used by teachers to improve instructional practices through differentiated learning. Throughout the school year, teachers administer formative assessments specific to their school and/or content area. The assessments for each school are as follows:

Weston (Grades K-3)

  • Developing Reading Assessment (DRA 2) – all students in Grades K–3
  • MAP (Math/Language Arts/Science) – all students in Grades K–3
  • Writing Samples (Language Arts) – all students in Grades 1–3
  • Extended Constructed Response Questions (Math) – all students in Grades 1–3

Roosevelt (Grades 4 -5)

  • Developing Reading Assessment (DRA 2) - for all students in Grades 4–5
  • Writing Samples (Language Arts) – all students in Grades 4–5
  • MAP (Math/Language Arts/Science) – all students in Grades 4–5
  • Extended Constructed Response Questions (Math) – all students in Grades 4–5
  • Technology Assessment – Grade 4

ABIS (Grades 6- 8)

  • Developing Reading Assessment (DRA 2) - for at risk students in Grades 6–8
  • Writing Samples (Language Arts) – all students in Grades 6–8
  • MAP (Math/Language Arts/Science) – all students in Grades 6–8
  • Extended Constructed Response Questions (Math) – all students in Grades 6–8
  • Technology Assessment – Grade 8

Manville High School (Grades 9-12)

  • Writing Samples (all content areas) – all students in 9–12
  • Timed Writing Samples (Language Arts) – all students in Grades 9–12
  • MAP (Math/Language Arts/Science) – all students in Grades 9–11
  • Extended Constructed Response Questions (Math) – all students in Grades 9–12

2014-2015 NJASK Testing Dates:

  • Grade Four Science testing will take place May 27, 2015
    • Make-up testing will be May 28, 2015
  • Grade Eight Science testing will take place May 27, 2015
    • Make-up testing will be May 28, 2015

2014-2015 HSPA Testing Dates:

  • HSPA testing will take place October 7–9, 2014
    • Make-up testing will take place October 14–16, 2014
  • HSPA testing will take place March 3–5, 2015
    • Make-up testing will take place March 10–12, 2015

2014-2015 PARCC Testing Dates:

  • PARCC testing Grades 3–12 will take place March 2, 2015 through March 27, 2015.

Back to School Night

In September, each school's principal will host an evening where parents can follow their child's schedule in shortened periods and learn about the goals and expectations of each class. Each Back to School Night starts at 7 PM:

  • MHS – Wednesday, September 10
  • Roosevelt – Thursday, September 11
  • Weston – Wednesday, September 17
  • ABIS – Thursday, September 18

Title I Meetings

Title 1 is a federal grant that provides funding for supplemental instruction services for students in Mathematics and Language Arts Literacy. Prior to their Back-to-School Night Weston will hold their Title I meeting in Room 15 at 6 PM; Roosevelt will hold their meeting in Room 13 at 6 PM. A separate mailing to all parents/guardians of eligible students will be forwarded in September.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Meetings

Students whose first language is not English are identified and placed into the English Language Learners (ELL) Program. The ELL teacher pulls a small group of students and provides targeted instruction in vocabulary development, listening skills, speaking, reading, and writing. ESL Parent Advisory Council for grades K-12 will be held in October, January, March and June. A separate mailing to all parents/guardians of eligible students will be forwarded in September.

School Lunch Prices for 2014-2015

The USDA along with the New Jersey State Department of Agriculture have required all school districts in the state of New Jersey to provide "Equity in School Lunch Pricing". This provision requires any school district that is charging less than $2.46 for a school lunch to increase the average price per year and not to exceed a $0.10 increase in one year. School lunches will increase in alignment with the USDA minimum required increase for the 2014-2015 School Year. Please see the chart below.

Meal Prices

  2013–2014 USDA Minimum
Required Increase
2014–2015
Elementary School Lunch $2.20 $0.10 $2.30
Middle School Lunch $2.30 $0.10 $2.40
High School Lunch $2.50 $0.10 $2.60
Oct. Weighted Average Meal Price $2.31 $2.40 ($0.10 req. incr.) $2.40
Premium Lunch $3.00   $3.25
Adult Lunch $3.00   $3.75
Elementary School Breakfast $1.35   $1.35
Middle School Breakfast $1.50   $1.50
High School Breakfast $1.50   $1.50
Adult Breakfast $2.15   $2.15

District Policies

Revisions have been made to the following district policies, please review the following polices on the district web site:

  • Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) – Policy/Regulation 5512
  • Pupil Suicide Prevention – Policy/Regulation 5350
  • Dating Violence – Policy/Regulation 5519
  • Reporting Violence, Vandalism, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse – Policy/Regulation 8461
  • Affirmative Action – Policy/Regulation 2260
  • Homework – Policy/Regulation 2330
  • Grading – Policy/Regulation 2624
  • Attendance – Policy/Regulation 5200
  • Tardy to School – Policy 5240
  • Pupil Supervision After School – Policy 8601
  • Pupil Discipline – Policy/Regulation 5600

"Sneak Peek"
August 28, 2014
Community Members/Parents/Students
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
No formal program; visit your school and "take a peek" before the first day. All students must be accompanied by an adult.

"New Student Orientation"
August 28, 2014
Invitations to all new students will be forwarded by each school

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