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: 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 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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
|2013–2014|| USDA Minimum |
|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|
|Elementary School Breakfast||$1.35||$1.35|
|Middle School Breakfast||$1.50||$1.50|
|High School Breakfast||$1.50||$1.50|
Revisions have been made to the following district policies, please review the following polices on the district web site:
August 28, 2014
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