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March 20 BOE Meeting cancelled
March 15, 2017
The March 20, 2017 Committee of the Whole Board Meeting for the Glen Rock Board of Education has been canceled.
 
The next meeting will be held on March 27, 2017 and will be held in the Glen Rock High School, Dario Valcarcel, Jr. Media Center, 400 Hamilton Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ. The Board will recess to Closed Session at 7:00 PM and open the Regular Meeting at approximately  8:00 PM.
Glen Rock Schools Delayed Opening Wed. March 15
March 14, 2017
UPDATE: Emergency Notification - Due to clean-up from the storm, Glen Rock School District is on a delayed opening for Wednesday, March 15. All schools open at 10 a.m. BEFORE CARE AND MORNING TOTS PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED. Be sure to visit the Emergency Communications tab to the left of the district’s home page to review general information on “School Delays and Closures.”
REVISED DATE: Cyber Safety for Parents - March 29 9 a.m.
March 8, 2017
“It’s midnight somewhere on the Internet – do you know who your child is online with?”

The Bergen County Prosecutor's office will present a parent program on internet safety Wednesday, March 29 at 9 a.m., Central School. Please click here for the program flyer.
FINAL SESSION March 21: Superintendent Book Study: Raising Kids to Thrive
October 24, 2016
The final meeting of the book study will take place on March 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the HS Media Center. 
This book study session will begin earlier and may end later than the prior meetings to compensate for the dates that were rescheduled due to inclement weather.  

Click here for information on the Superintendent's Book Study: Raising Kids to Thrive
Parent Workshop: How to Talk to Your Child - Feb. 24
February 23, 2017
Dr. Gina Restivo, Glen Rock Schools psychologist and behaviorist, will present "How to Talk to Your Child..." on Friday, Feb. 24, 9-10:30 a.m. in the Alexander Hamilton School Media Center.
All elementary parents are welcome to attend.
Please click here for more information.
Glen Rock Community School Camp registration is now open
March 1, 2017
The Glen Rock Community School has opened registration for the 2017 camp season. To view all of our exciting new programs and returning favorites, please visit the GRCS Camp Page.
Registration can be made online via Community Pass. For assistance call the office at 201-389-5011.
Journey to Somewhere speaker/new half-day for students
February 17, 2017
Dear Glen Rock School District families,
As part of the Journey to Somewhere speaker series, the Glen Rock Board of Education has authorized a half day for students on Thursday, April 20 so that staff may participate in a special Professional Development program. A presentation is also scheduled for the parent community that evening at 7 p.m.
Please click here for all details.
WEATHER ALERT: CANCELLATION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THURSDAY, FEB. 9
February 8, 2017
Emergency Notification - Due to inclement weather conditions, the Glen Rock Public School District will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 9.  All before school, after school and evening activities and programs are cancelled.  All meetings, athletics and co-curricular activities are cancelled.  The Preschool Disabled Classes are cancelled.  All community school programs, including before care and after care, Tots preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, and daytime and evening classes are cancelled.  You may also visit the Emergency Communications tab to the left of the district’s home page to review general information on “School Delays and Closures.”
Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights (ABR) updated Feb. 6
January 25, 2017
The New Jersey Department of Education has released the school self assessments for determining grades under the ABR for the 2015-16 school year. Please click here to view the release for the Glen Rock School District. Dr. Linda Weber made a formal presentation of these results at the Regular BOE meeting scheduled on Monday, Jan. 30. Please click here to view the presentation.
January 23rd Board of Education Meeting cancellation notice
January 23, 2017
Please click here for information regarding the cancelation of the Jan. 23 Committee of the Whole Board of Education meeting.
WEATHER ALERT: CANCELLATION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MONDAY JAN. 23
January 23, 2017
WEATHER ALERT: The Glen Rock District announces cancellation of all after school activities today, Monday, January 23 due to the impending storm. All after school activities including athletics, clubs, practices, workshops, meetings and the BOE meeting are cancelled.  The After Care program WILL run, but parents are asked to pick up their children as early as possible. No other evening activities will be running. Questions or clarifications should be directed to individual school offices. Thank you.
Parent's Road Map to Protecting Their Children- NEW DATE: FEB 8
January 18, 2017
The Maywood School District welcomes all interested parents to attend a special presentation: "A Parent's Road Map to Protecting Their Children in the Digital World" on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Maywood Avenue School large gym.Please note this is a parents only program. Please click here for more information.
Kindergarten & TK registration set for Jan. 11 & 12 UPDATED Jan. 5
November 18, 2016
     Glen Rock District sets Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten registration for early January
 
     Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will be held at the Glen Rock Public Library from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on January 11 and 12, 2017. Children must be five years of age on or before Oct. 1, 2017 in order to register. The school district is emphasizing that for the convenience of all families, no appointments are necessary, and all registrations will be treated equally, with no “first come, first served” preference given.  
     Resident families with children entering grades 1-5 next year who are not currently attending Glen Rock Public Schools are also invited to attend registration following the schedule above.
     Families can access registration packets, including residency and age requirements and health forms via the district website at www.glenrocknj.org. Click on the Parents/Students tab and select Registration Information from the drop-down menu. All necessary documents for proof of residency and birthdate must be presented at the time of registration. School personnel will be on hand to answer questions.
     The steps for Kindergarten placement will follow the same sequence as last year. School assignment for all registrants will be determined through a process that seeks to balance enrollment figures across the four elementary schools, taking into consideration the presence of siblings. Families who complete registration on Jan. 11 or 12 will be notified of their child’s school placement in the spring of 2017. Families who register after those dates will receive their child’s school placement in late August.
     Registration for the Transitional Kindergarten program of the Glen Rock Community School will also be held at that time. In order to provide students with the best possible preparation for full-day Kindergarten, the TK program will now run from 8:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Staff will be available to answer questions and review the program with interested parents. Additional information and registration materials are available on the Transitional Kindergarten page of the Community School website at www.grcsonline.com.
 A future announcement will be made regarding time and place of Kindergarten parent orientation and student “Round-Up" at all elementary schools.
A message of thanks from Dr. Valenti
November 21, 2016
5YSP Preliminary Report
November 2, 2016
Please click here to view the 5YSP Preliminary Report presented at the October 17, 2016 Board of Education Meeting.
Arrival and Departure Safety
October 20, 2016
Please click here for an important announcement from Superintendent, Dr. Paula Valenti, regarding arrival and departure safety.
Comprehensive District Testing Report 2015-16
October 19, 2016
Click here to see the Comprehensive District Testing Report for 2015-16.
Tell Them From Me Presentation
October 19, 2016
Click here to see the Tell Them From Me Presentation.
THIS THURSDAY: Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg to Visit Glen Rock March 31
March 2, 2016
On March 31, the "Journey to Somewhere" speaker series will present Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, renowned expert on building resiliency in youth. Both morning and evening programs for area parents are planned. Click here to read the Superintendent's letter regarding the one session day for Elementary Schools on 3/31 to enable professional development for staff with Dr. Ginsburg.
Click here for the program flyer, which includes parent events and Dr. Ginsburg's website information.
The "Journey to Somewhere" continues...
February 19, 2016
February 19, 2016

Dear Glen Rock Parents/Guardians,

A very special Glen Rock Board of Education Community Relations Committee event will take place on February 23, 2016! You may recall that last March, the keynote program in our speaker series featured Dr. Denise Pope, senior lecturer at Stanford University and co-founder of Challenge Success. Based on the success of that program, we are bringing Dr. Pope back by way of SKYPE to engage with the public once again. You are invited to participate in this interactive session from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Glen Rock High School Media Center.  Click here to continue...

 
Important information about PARCC 2016
February 19, 2016
February 19, 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I'm writing to you regarding the 2016 PARCC assessments. Glen Rock students, parents, and teachers are very familiar with New Jersey Department of Education yearly assessments and Glen Rock students have historically performed well on these tests; I expect they will continue to do so. Parents will receive communication from their school principal regarding specific test times, along with expectations for testing days. Click here to continue...
Parent survey of current Full Day Kindergarten students
January 29, 2016
A letter from Dr. Valenti to all current kindergarten parents was distributed via Genesis earlier today, asking for assistance in completing a three-question survey of each family's experience with the new Full Day Kindergarten Program thus far. Following is the text from that letter, including a link to the survey. Thank you in advance for your participation in this brief survey. Please know that the district values your input - it is a critical component of the planning process moving into year two.

"January 29, 2016
  
Dear Kindergarten Parents/Guardians,
 
It is hard to believe, but the half-way mark for the Glen Rock Public Schools new Full-Day Kindergarten program is upon us!  Full-Day Kindergarten teachers have been meeting on a monthly basis to review the program and their classroom practices. 
 
Now, it is important for you to share your Full-Day Kindergarten experience with us.  Your feedback on this new initiative for the Glen Rock Public Schools is of great value to us as we prepare for year two implementation.
 
Please check your email for the link to a short three-question survey aimed at providing us feedback to assist in preparations for the second year implementation of the Glen Rock Public Schools Full-Day Kindergarten program.
 
I also welcome the opportunity to speak with you personally.  Kindly feel free to schedule an appointment with me by calling Mrs. Petrasek at 201-445-7700 (x8950).
 
I encourage and appreciate your participation in this survey.  Thank you.
 
Sincerely,
Paula Valenti, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

C:         Director, Curriculum and Instruction
            Elementary Principals 
 
GRCS Tots Preschool registration Sat., Jan. 30
January 27, 2016
The Glen Rock Community School's Terrific for Tots Preschool is holding registration for the 2016-17 school year this Saturday, Jan. 30 from 8-10 a.m. in the community school office, located in the main lobby of Glen Rock High School. For more information, including registration materials, visit the Tots page here.
SEPAC meeting Tuesday, Jan. 26 7 p.m. GRHS Media Center
January 25, 2016
The Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) provides a valuable forum for parents of students with educational disabilities to ask questions and offer input regarding our program of special services, as well as to share positive school-based experiences. We invite you to attend the District-wide, 2015-16 school year SEPAC meetings which will be held in the High School Media Center on the following Tuesdays: 

January 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
March 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
May 31, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
ABR (Anti-Bullying Bill Of Rights) District and School Grade Report
December 22, 2015
In compliance with N.J.S.A. 18A:37-17a and the annual review of the Board of Education’s HIB policy as required in N.J.S.A. 18A:37-15c, the Glen Rock School District has completed a self-assessment in determining the district’s status in complying with the ABR Act. The district is required to report to the BOE and the public the exact grade reports issued by the NJDOE. The purpose is to provide the board and the public the opportunity to learn about the district’s implementation of the ABR. Glen Rock will use this information in its annual review of its HIB prevention programs, approaches and other initiatives. In completing the self-assessment, the use of the reference to “HIB” is intended to be broader than the terms “harassment, intimidation and bullying;” it includes initiatives aimed at addressing anti-bullying and the improvement of school climates, school cultures and other conditions that negatively affect student learning and growth.
Click here to view the NJDOE assigned grades for Glen Rock School District and schools.
BOE candidate interviews set for Jan. 11
December 22, 2015
The BOE will hold a regular meeting in the GRHS/MS media center on Monday, Jan. 11 for the purpose of interviewing candidates for the vacant trustee position. The meeting will open at 7 p.m. and immediately recess to closed, but will return to open at 7:30 p.m. to conduct the interviews.
School Age Child Care registration for 2016-17 is underway
August 1, 2016
The Glen Rock Community School has announced that it has begun accepting registrations for School Age Child Care (SACC) for the 2016-17 school year. Any student registered to attend Glen Rock Public Schools grades K-5 is eligible to attend the programs for before and/or after school care.
Registration is ongoing throughout the summer; however students in need of care beginning with the first day of school on Sept. 6 must be enrolled by August 26. The Glen Rock Community School offers the convenience of online registration. Families should visit www.grcsonline.com for full SACC program and registration information. Anyone with questions or in need of assistance with the registration process may call the community school office at 201-389-5011. 
Glen Rock School District sets Kindergarten Registration Dates
December 14, 2015
     Kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year will be held at the Glen Rock Public Library from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on January 7 and 8, 2016. Children must be five years of age on or before Oct. 1, 2016 in order to register. The school district is emphasizing that for the convenience of all families, no appointments are necessary, and all registrations will be treated equally, with no “first come, first served” preference given.  
     Resident families with children entering grades 1-5 next year who are not currently attending Glen Rock Public Schools are also invited to attend registration following the schedule above.
Families can access registration packets, including residency and age requirements and health forms via the district website at www.glenrocknj.org. Click on the Parents/Students tab and select Registration Information from the drop-down menu. All necessary documents for proof of residency and birthdate must be presented at the time of registration. School personnel will be on hand to answer questions.
      Registration for the half-day Transitional Kindergarten program of the Glen Rock Community School will also begin at that time. Staff will be available to answer questions and review the program with interested parents. Additional information is available on the Transitional Kindergarten page of the Community School site at www.grcsonline.com.                  
       The steps for Kindergarten placement will follow the same sequence as last year. School assignment for all registrants will be determined through a process that seeks to balance enrollment figures across the four elementary schools, taking into consideration the presence of siblings. Families who complete registration on Jan. 7 or 8 will be notified of their child’s school placement in the spring of 2016. Families who register after those dates will receive their child’s school placement in late August.
A future announcement will be made regarding time and place of parent orientation and student “Round-Up" at all elementary schools.
Dates set for superintendent's book study group
December 6, 2015
Interested members of the community are invited to join Glen Rock Superintendent Dr. Paula Valenti’s book group, which is currently reading “Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids,” by Denise Pope, Maureen Brown and Sarah Miles. Preliminary discussion sessions will take place at 7 p.m. on Jan. 5 and Feb. 9, 2016 in the Superintendent’s Conference Room – Central Office.  A SKYPE session and book discussion with Dr. Pope will take place on Feb. 23 from 7-8 p.m. in the Glen Rock HS Media Center.
Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) announces schedule for school-based meetings
December 4, 2015
The Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is a district-wide organization created by parents to support the emotional, social and academic wellbeing of children with special needs. SEPAC provides information, educational opportunities, resources and support to families to benefit all children in the community. All are invited to attend their upcoming school-based meetings:
 
Hamilton School:               December 7, 7 p.m. Hamilton Learning Center
Coleman School:               December 8, 10 a.m. Coleman Art Room
Byrd School:                     December 10, 9 a.m. Byrd Learning Center
MS/HS:                            December 15, 7 p.m. MS/HS Media Center
Central School:                 December 17, 9 a.m. Central All Purpose Room

 
Glen Rock Schools get even healthier!
October 26, 2015

PARENT SURVEY BEGINS TUESDAY, MAY 26
May 4, 2015
The Glen Rock School District has launched a series of surveys of key stakeholders. The parent survey is now open and will remain available through Friday, May 29. It is voluntary but all are encouraged to have their voices heard! If you need additional information regarding the survey link, please contact your building principal.  
Please click here to read an important letter from Superintendent Dr. Paula Valenti regarding the surveys.
Gender Inclusivity Workshop for Parents April 23
April 15, 2015
The Glen Rock School District is pleased to present Jean Malpas, Director, the Gender and Family Project,  Ackerman Institute for the Family, for a special workshop on gender inclusivity. The workshop is hosted by Hamilton Elementary School, 9-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 23. Click here for more information.
Information regarding the measles
February 6, 2015
The Bergen County Department of Health has released important information regarding the measles.
Please click here for details.
Please click here for immunization guidelines.
Byrd School Announcements
Quick Links to Help You Stay Informed
September 17, 2012

Dr. Weber's Fusion Page
Teacher Fusion Pages For information about your child’s classroom, homework, information from the teacher
Byrd HSA's Website For information about Home and School Association sponsored activities
Genesis ~ Parent Portal To access your child’s report card
Parent Handbook 2016-2017  
   School Code of Conduct (Parent Handbook pg. 42-47)
   Food Guidelines  (Parent Handbook pg. 15-17)
   HIB Information  (Parent Handbook pg. 29-41)
   Schedules (Parent Handbook pg. 7)
   Report Card Dates (Parent Handbook pg. 22 & 23)
Internet Safety For Parents
October 16, 2012
March 29, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Central School, Glen Rock 
Presented by:
BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE CYBER CRIMES UNIT
Click here for more information.
Byrd School Student Council
November 17, 2016
The deadline for our “Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch” fundraiser has been extended to Wednesday, February 1st.  Please make a donation to help the hungry in New Jersey, thank you!


 
This year, Byrd School's annual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF raised a total of
$1,020.83 to help children all over the world! Student Council members would like to thank everyone for helping us reach our goal to surpass last year's $800 donation.
Byrd Student Council would like to thank our friends, family, and school staff for their generosity during our food drive. We collected 532 items for Ridgewood Social Services! That's the most we have ever donated!!
 
"When Kayla was Kyle"
December 14, 2016

Read-A-Thon
March 1, 2017
2017 CHILDREN’S
ALL STAR READ-A-THON

Read:Wednesday, March 1- Friday, March 31
Then turn in your entry sheet and checks at the Glen Rock Library Children’s Room or at your school by Friday, April 21st.​
Click Here for additional Information and Forms
Visit: www.
glenrock.bccls.org/friends-of-the-library

 
Oct 25th is Richard E. Byrd's Birthday! So...
October 6, 2016
on Tuesday, October 25th it's Party Hat Day in honor of Richard E. Byrd’s birthday!
Back-To-School Night
September 1, 2016
Byrd School’s Back-To-School Night
is set for
Sept. 22nd at 7:00 PM





 
COMMUNITY SHOWCASE 2016
October 27, 2016

Picture Day~
September 3, 2016
Tuesday, September 13th


 
Summer Hours
June 24, 2015
Monday thru Thursday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Updated hours will be on the voice mail message in event staff is out of the building. 
Staff may be out of the building so please call office first before visiting.

Glen Rock Pops Concert
November 17, 2016
3 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2016
Glen Rock H.S. Auditorium • Donations appreciated
Click Here for Details
It's Fall StoryWalk Time!
September 12, 2016
Join us on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 2:00 to 4:00 PM, at the Thielke Arboretum, 460 Doremus Avenue, Glen Rock, for the launch of our new fall StoryWalk book, Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson. 
Click Here for more information.

Online Safety
May 2, 2016
May 10th at the MS/HS Auditorium starting at 7pm. Special Agent David Falon, Fr. will share important information on the ttopic of online safety.
Click Here for more information.

Hidden in Plain Sight
February 22, 2017
Interactive Awareness Program designed for Parent, Caretakers, Educators, and Community Members **
** Due to the nature of this program no one under the age of 18 is permitted to attend
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7:00—9:15 pm
Doors Open at 6:15 pm
Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School
Click Here for important information about registration and additional information.

Sponsored by: The Bergen County Division of Addiction Services’ County Municipal Alliance Program, the Borough of Westwood and the Township of Washington


3rd Annual FIRST ROBOTICS SHOWCASE
May 1, 2016

May 14th from 1pm to 3:00pm at George Washington Middle School Gym, RidgewoodGet Ready To See the Future. Watch, learn and play with robots or bring your own
Click Here For More Information
January 22, 2016
The Friends of the Library is accepting gently used books from January 29 through March 26 – in good condition for the Great Book Sale.  Young Adult and Children’s fiction and non-fiction books and DVDs in all subjects are needed. 
Click Here for more information


 
Kindergarten Orientation set for June 2 - Please save the date
January 20, 2016
Kindergarten Orientation set for June 2 - Please save the date
 Orientation for all children registered to enter Glen Rock Public Schools kindergarten in the fall of 2016 will be held on Thursday, June 2.   From 8:30-9 a.m. all parents will meet with their respective principals and HSA leadership. Following that, four sessions are planned – from 9-9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m., 1-1:45 p.m. and 2-2:45 p.m.  –  when children will meet with the kindergarten teachers. Families are asked to please plan ahead to attend these important introductory events.
Letters from the elementary principals will be sent to all registered families on or about Monday, May 16, noting the child’s school building and orientation session assignments. Any incoming kindergartner who is registered on or before June 1 will be included in orientation.
Families who register their child after that date will receive placement notification in mid- to late August.  Registration packets for all students needing to register with the district  may be downloaded from the district’s website at www.glenrocknj.orgunder the Parents/Students tab. Completed packets should be delivered to the Glen Rock Board of Education Office, located at the rear of the Glen Rock High School/Middle School campus.

Save the Date
February 24, 2016
Glen Rock Public Library is proud to be a participating site for
 
New Jersey Makers Day on Saturday, March 19, 2016!
​ It's concert season in Byrd School!
May 13, 2016
 
All of the students have been working steadily on preparations for the upcoming concerts.  ​The students are very excited to perform for you and your families.  This year, we will host 2 performances in our school. 
     The first will take place on May 24th which the 4th and 5th grade students will perform.  This performance will include a variety of performances from the Recorder Club, String Ensemble, Band, Morning Chorus and the Combined Chorus.  The performance will begin at 7 pm. 
     If your child is performing, please read the attachment.  It will give you information on all of the particulars, such as wardrobe, when and where to meet.
      The second of the performances will take place on June 3rd at 9am.  The performers will be the Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd & 3rd grade students.  Wardrobe is easy......comfortable clothes!
     If you have any questions regarding either performance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 I  look forward to seeing you at the concerts!

 
Join Girl Scouts
September 10, 2014
"Calling All Yogis""
Click Here
for Flyer with details. May, 19th 
Open to All Girls ages 8-12 who are not currently Girl Scout members.
This is not a school sponsored event. 



 
Winter Concert
January 1, 2016
4th & 5th Grade Winter Concert @ 7pm on Thursday, January 21st
Any questions?  Email Mrs. Sattler @
sattlerc@glenrocknj.org
Please be aware that we ask you to stay for the whole concert, not just your child’s portion. It causes too much of an interruption for the performers and other guests to have audience members in and out. Please be mindful of visiting sibling's behavior as to not distract performers and other guests as well.

 
Report Cards
November 25, 2015
Grade 1-5 report cards open for viewing Dec. 18 @3PM
(Kindergarten-FEB 12)


 
Glen Rock Public Library Activities
August 21, 2013
Summer Reading Club 2016
Registration Is Online Only beginning
Saturday, June 18th at 10:00 AM
Free and open to all Glen Rock residents
To Register for Programs and Events
Click Here for more information

Pathways for Exceptional Children
September 9, 2016

What: Acting
When: Thursday, March 16th
Where: High School Cafeteria
Time: 4pm-5pm
We will be creating our own skits and presenting them to each other!!!
Click Here for more information

Click here to read more about this program here in our district and visit www.pathwayskids.org.


January 13, 2016
 Gives Kids a Smile Day (GKAS) New Jersey is the largest, single-day program in the state providing free dental care to children ages 12 and younger. GKAS is meant to provide services to children who could not otherwise afford dental treatment and do not have a “dental home.”
See more at:
https://www.njda.org/menus/give-kids-asmile_1.html#sthash.UDJVNwp7.dpuf
Harlem Wizards Game
November 1, 2015
This fun-filled event will take place on Sunday, December 13 at the High School gym, where the Harlem Wizards will dazzle us with "tricks, hoops, and alley oops".
Visit www.byrdhsa.org for more information.

February 10, 2016
See attached letter regarding PARCC testing and 'opting out'. "If parents refuse to allow their child to take the PARCC assessment, they must submit a signed written letter to the principal of their child’s school; E- mail will not suffice." 
Click Here

See attached letter from Dr. Valenti regarding Glen Rock's 2016 PARCC Testing Click Here

March 18, 2016
Click Here to see important information regarding recent calendar changes for this year. 
The Week of Respect
October 3, 2013
10/5- “Show Respect” on Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention© An initiative of STOMP Out Bullying™- wear a blue shirt.
10/6- “Be Optimistic and Look on the Bright Side”-wear bright colors.
10/7--”Show Good Citizenship and Team Up Against Bullying”-wear sports clothing.
10/8-”Be Kind and Follow the Golden Rule”-wear yellow or gold clothing.
10/9-”Show Your Positive Self-Esteem and be Proud of Yourself and Your School”-wear school colors or your favorite shirt.


 
2016 PARCC Testing Dates
January 12, 2015

Click Here for details on PARCC schedule 
 


Annual Halloween Parade
October 5, 2014
DATE:  Saturday, October 31, 2015
TIME: Parade begins promptly @ 9:30 am; gather at 9am in costume
WHERE: Veteran’s Park, Main Street
Children are invited to Trick-or-Treat on Rock Road at participating merchants with an orange pumpkin in the window.

Enrichment through GRCS
September 20, 2016

Keyboarding for Children - Grades 2-5 at Byrd School
Now is the time to brush up on those keyboarding skills! This self-paced course teaches finger placement, memorization and navigation around the keyboard. Class meets 3:30-4 p.m.
Tuesdays, Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1, 15 and 22. Call the GRCS at 201-389-5011 or register through Community Pass.
Elementary Classroom Assignments 16-17
June 26, 2016
Elementary student class placement can be accessed via the Genesis Parent Portal, Wednesday, August 24 at 12 noon.
Login for the Genesis Parent Portal is found under the Parents/Students tab on the main page of the district website. 

www.glenrocknj.org 


 
Bergen County Division of Veterans Services 5K Run
October 1, 2015
Sunday October 25, 2015 @ Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park Click Here for information
Register at: https://5ktracersrun.eventbrite.com
Suppy Lists for 2016-17
June 7, 2015
September is Library Card Sign-up Month
September 12, 2015
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year.
To read more... Click Here

 
Parent Workshops
October 1, 2015
The Office of Curriculum and Instruction is conducting workshops for parents/guardians with students in grades K-5 to help parents/guardians better understand and support their child with our literacy and mathematics programs. Click here for RSVP & additional information.
Literacy Tips for Parents 
Dr. Gravity Goldberg
October 22 - 7-8:15 PM

Central School

 
Digital Resources &  Games Available
on the New Everyday Math e-Suite

Ms. Jackie Fox
November 9 - 6-7:30 PM
Coleman Media Center 

“Building Community Health During Stressful Times”
October 1, 2015
The Bergen County Human Relations Commission will be hosting a conference called “Building Community Health During Stressful Times.”  It will be held at Ramapo College on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.  The conference is free of charge.  Please see the flyer at this link for more details: http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/DocumentCenter/View/479
Summer Enrichment through GRCS
April 20, 2016

This summer the Glen Rock Community School is offering several programs to inspire young writers and encourage young readers. In addition, we are offering a special one-week program for incoming 6th graders who are "Making the Move to Middle School." Also, our Study Skills program is open to all incoming 5th and 6th graders. Please visit the links below for more information. These are limited-enrollment programs – early registration is highly recommended!

Reader’s Clubhouse, for students entering Grades 1-2 and 3-5. Students at all reading levels will enjoy this opportunity to share – or develop – their love of reading with their peers. Click here.
Rock Solid Reading Foundations, for students entering Grades 1-2. The newest addition to our Language Arts summer enrichment, Rock Solid provides students with engaging, phonics-based classroom instruction focused on specific areas of need. Click here.
Young Authors, for students entering Grades 3-5. Keep writing skills sharp this summer while working alongside other young authors. Click here.
Middle School Success

For students entering 6th grade $99
August 15-19, 1-2 p.m. Glen Rock Middle School

The transition from elementary to middle school can be a daunting one. This course offers practical solutions and preparation tips to make it easier. Click here for more information.
Study Skills Essentials
For students entering grades 5-8
August 8-12, 1-2:15 p.m. Glen Rock Middle School $125

This program provides the necessary tools that are imperative for success in middle school and beyond, including organizational skills, time management, following directions and other key skills important for school success.Click here for additional information.
Winter enrichment through GRCS
January 24, 2017

If you're looking for some after-school programs that will enrich your child's winter months, consider one of the many classes offered by the Glen Rock Community School! Schedules begin as early as Jan. 31.
Spots are still available in the following - just click the title for more information.
Boosting the Basics Writing Workshop
Brixology
​Keyboarding
Painting Party
K-3 Spring Concert
April 30, 2013
Join us on May 29th at 2pm. Students in Grades K,1,2,and 3 are excited to present their "Under the Sea" Spring Concert and Art Show. The students will wear their new field day shirts, shorts and comfortable shoes. Looking forward to seeing you and having a fun filled afternoon!
Any questions?  Email Mrs. Sattler @ sattlerc@glenrocknj.org
Please be aware that we ask you to stay for the whole concert, not just your child’s portion. It causes too much of an interruption for the performers and other guests to have audience members in and out. Please be mindful of visiting sibling's behavior as to not distract performers and other guests as well.
 

See Something – Say Something
November 25, 2015
Homeland Security See Something – Say Something campaign is a way for the everyday citizen to assist authorities to maintain safety. "If You See Something, Say Something™" is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.
To report suspicious activity, contact your local law enforcement agency. Describe specifically what you observed, including:
  • Who or what you saw;
  • When you saw it;
  • Where it occurred; and
  • Why it's suspicious.
If there is an emergency, call 9–1–1.
Click Here to view PAS

Wear a HAT on FRIDAY
April 30, 2015
Byrd School Student Council is collecting Cash for Kathmandu to help those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. 
Everyone is encouraged to wear a hat on
Friday, May 1st, and donate a dollar or more
Thank you for your support.

Curriculum Expectations 2016-2017
September 14, 2016
Click the Grade Levels below to see their Brochure.
      
Kindergarten First Grade
Second Grade Third Grade
Fourth Grade Fifth Grade

To see more information about Curriculum and Instruction visit the Curriculum and Instruction Webpage
Idle-free April: Turn Your Key- Be Idle Free
April 2, 2015
Click Here for important information on idiling.
Click Here for you to pledge to not idle. 

Gender Inclusivity
April 2, 2015
This introductory workshop will discuss gender expression, gender identity, and child development.​
Thursday, April 23, 2015
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Hamilton School
Click Here for more details

BEGINNER ATOMS Clinic
October 9, 2015
“Want to give Ice Hockey a try but not sure where to start?”
The Atoms beginner program gives young players an opportunity to learn the sport of ice hockey in a supervised, developmental and nurturing atmosphere. It is intended for the young player (2009/2008 birth year or younger) who wants to start to learn ice hockey.  Click Here for more information
BYRD HSA
November 22, 2013
Visit the Byrd HSA website regularly for updates and information about upcoming sponsored events!
 
Teen Technology Trends
March 18, 2015
Come listen to the Glen Rock Schools’ Student Assistance Counselor, Heather Nover, discuss technology: What apps are teens using? What do parents need to know? How can parents keep their children safe?
Click Here for more information.

PARCC Information
November 1, 2015
Parent friendly website for PARCC information www.bealearninghero.org
 
Impact of a Child’s Exposure to Media Violence
November 1, 2015
Symptoms of Over exposure to Violence
What can parents do?
CLICK HERE  for important helpful information.
Emergency Preparedness
October 2, 2015
Ready: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.Families are encouraged to visit: http://www.ready.gov/kit for important information regarding emergency preparedness.

Also Go to www.pseg.com/sesamestreet to download the PSEG and Sesame Street “Let’s Get Ready!” emergency preparedness app for young children.
PARCC Test Security and Social Media -
March 18, 2015
With the launch of anything new, sometimes questions emerge that appear to be new when in fact they are not. As the schoolhouse steps have gone virtual, so have our efforts to ensure that our tests are secure, that the administration is fair, and that the hard work of educators who developed and reviewed the test questions is respected. This memo addresses the global issue of PARCC test security. 
Click Here for more information

Math Training~ Parent Workshop
November 12, 2014
Click here for additional information on Parent Math Training
All Glen Rock Parents and Guardians of Grades K-5 Students
November 19, 2014 (Wednesday)
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM                 
The Coleman School Media Center


 
Crossing Guard Update
August 5, 2015
Please be advised that during the 2015 2016 school year there will be adjustments to the crossing guard assignments per the Glen Rock Police Department.  After consultation, it has been determined that lunch time crossing guards will not be assigned for the next school year; the only exception being at 2 posts for Byrd School (Rock & Doremus, Boulevard & Marinus).
~Paula Valenti, Ed. D.
Classroom Assignment Information
July 17, 2015

Parents may access their child’s classroom teacher utilizing the Parent Portal Friday, August 14 beginning at 3PM.

If you have questions about your account, please click here for more information.  Enjoy Summer!

Enrichment
November 12, 2014
If you have any of the supplies listed on the attached document and would like to donate them for our Pre Engineering classes please send them to school with your child labeled ENRICHMENT.
THANKS!!!!!
Click to see list


 
Common Sense Media
November 1, 2015
Common Sense Media is a San Francisco based non-profit organization that provides education and advocacy to families to promote safe technology and media for children.
Click here for additional information:
www.commonsensemedia.org
Public Safety Expo
August 20, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Rain Date: Sunday, October 18
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
281 Campgaw Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Click Here for more Info.
Student Council Spirit Days
November 17, 2016
March 2 – Character Day
April 28 – Tie-dye / Hippie Day
May 26 – Hat Day
June – Spirit Week details to come
Byrdies show their spirit on National Penguin Day!

Byrdies show school spirit on Crazy Hair and Outfit Day!


 
Pomptonian Lunch Information
September 12, 2015
Pomptonian is pleased to be Glen Rock School District’s food service provider, and we appreciate your
comments and suggestions. You can reach us at cafeteria@glenrocknj.org .

Please visit http://glenrock.pomptonianmenus.com/order to place an order by credit card.

 
Elementary School Code of Student Conduct
August 20, 2015
Who we are as individuals makes up what we are together, whether family, school, community, or nation. We have established the R.O.C.K.S. program as an overall framework for our elementary schools...
Click Here to read the whole document.
 
Family Support Organization of Bergen County
September 12, 2015
School Performance Report
February 9, 2015
5th Grade Class Night- 6/12
June 9, 2014
5th grade students are asked to arrive between 6:30 & 6:45. They should report to thier classrooms. Please dress in "comfortable casual". No flip-flops.
The program begins at 7pm.
Light refreshments will be served afterwards.
Byrd School is proud to announce...
May 29, 2013
 that Mrs.
Groszew is our 
TEACHER OF THE YEAR!




 
GLEN ROCK 2016-2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR – BOE APPROVED 2/22/16
March 3, 2016
NJDOE School Self Assessment for Determining Grades Under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights
January 5, 2015
Beginning with the September 2011-2012 school year, our school has conscientiously implemented the requirements found in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.
 
During the first three years of implementation of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, our school has made progress in addressing and improving harassment, intimidation and bullying and the school climate and culture through activities, educational programs and student  assemblies.
 
The law requires a Self-Assessment, which we completed last June for the 2013-2014 school year.  Through that assessment we learned that our school has demonstrated
strengths in all areas of the Self-Assessment.  Reflected below are the indicators with the maximum points allowed and Byrd’s score:
  • HIB Programs Approaches or Other Initiatives: Max.= 15; Byrd’s grade = 15
  • Training on the BOE-Approved HIB Policy: Max.= 9; Byrd’s grade = 9
  • Other Staff Instruction and Training Programs: Max. =15; Byrd’s grade = 14
  • Curriculum and Instruction on HIB and Related Information and Skills: Max. = 6; Byrd’s grade = 6
  • HIB Personnel: Max.= 9; Byrd’s grade = 9
  • School-Level HIB Incident Reporting Procedure: Max. = 6; Byrd’s grade = 5
  • HIB Investigative Procedure: Max. = 12; Byrd’s grade = 12
  • HIB Reporting: Max = 6; Byrd’s grade = 6
  • Grade for the School: Max. = 78; Byrd’s grade = 76
The Self-Assessment helped our school identify areas for improvement in the
following areas: continued activities to promote a positive school climate. 
 
Our district and schools plan to further assess strengths and vulnerabilities for learning by conducting a school climate survey during the upcoming year.  The school district and school will be seeking your input in this survey.
Exciting Times! It's our 100th anniversary
September 10, 2014
More information to follow.


 
No idling Information
March 18, 2015
Walk/Bike to School Day
October 1, 2013
Wednesday October 9th is “Walk/Bike to School Day”.  This is an annual event that is done internationally. Join inthe fun!


Opt-Out Form for Federated HSA Handbook
October 2, 2013
Mural ~ Classroom Close Up
October 3, 2013
Just a reminder that our segment of Classroom Close Up, NJN channel is coming up on the following dates if you’re interested in watching!!
Oct. 27, Nov. 2, Dec. 1 and Dec. 7.
The show will air on NJTV Sunday at 7:30am, 12:30 & 7:30pm and Saturday at 5:30am




Lunch Info~ Pomptonian
January 27, 2014
Dear Parents,
This new ordering system, it is no longer necessary to order by the month or weeks ahead. We expect to post the menu for each upcoming month on or around the 20th of the prior month and will be forwarding a notice to let you know it is available.
Please visit http://glenrock.pomptonianmenus.com/order to place an order by credit card.
As always, we appreciate your comments and suggestions. 
You can reach us at cafeteria@glenrocknj.org .

Rosetta Stone World Language Summer Login Information
June 13, 2013
This year's 5th grade students entering the GRMS in September will have continued  access to the Rosetta Stone World Languages Learning Platform during the summer.  Click here for login information.
Children's Activities at Glen Rock Public Library
September 22, 2013


10 Bergen County schools on list of highest performing in state- Byrd is one of them!!!
March 13, 2013
Click here to read the full article from NorthJersey.com
"Ten Bergen County schools are among 57 that New Jersey has deemed to be "Reward Schools," meaning they were among the highest performing in the state last year, or saw the greatest student gains in passing state tests... The others in the high-performance category include Alpine Elementary School, Lyncrest Elementary School in Fair Lawn, Richard E. Byrd School and Central School in Glen Rock, Charles DeWolf Middle School in Old Tappan and Sicomac Elementary School in Wyckoff. The state said these schools had the highest rates of proficiency on state tests last spring — schoolwide and in various racial and ethnic groups."
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Spelling Bee
February 13, 2013
The Glen Rock Women in Community Service would like to invite all 4th and 5th grade residents of Glen Rock and those who attend a Glen Rock School to participate in our Twenty-Sixth Annual Spelling Bee.
The Spelling Bee will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in the Middle/High  School Auditorium. The competition will begin at 7:00 pm and sign-in for spellers will begin at 6:30 pm.
See Below of additional information:
Glen Rock Public Library Activities
January 3, 2013

  • Hands-on Science Workshop For second graders Wednesday May 29th  3:30 – 4:30pm More Info 
  • Reading Buddies at GR Library's Children Section- 1/2 hr sessions~ More Info
  • Spring Storytime Sessions- Babies from 6-weeks-old to Kindergarten-age are invited to participate in Spring Storytime sessions. Click here for sessions & times
Information for Parents
July 24, 2013
Elementary families can access their child’s information, including their classroom teacher for the 2013-2014 school year beginning Friday, August 23 at 3:00PM.  Families who need to set up a Genesis Parent Portal account can click on the following link.

Byrd School is Adopting a Penguin!
January 17, 2013

Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant is offering animal adoptions. Click Here to read more about this exciting Student Council Activity!!!

Penguin Day
January 4, 2016
January 20th is National Penguin Day!
 
New Building procedures for Before and After School Hours
February 20, 2013
Cick here to read more about new procedures to help ensure school security. We recognize that these new procedures may be inconvenient at times. However, our highest priority is the safety of every child during his or her time in a district school building, whether before, during or after regular school hours. We appreciate your assistance in ensuring your family’s compliance with these new procedures.
HIB Contact
September 12, 2016
Ann Jakobsen- Anti Bullying Specialist  
201-445-7700 ext #7450
201-3895025
jakobsena@glenrocknj.org
West Bergen Programs and Activities
May 3, 2013
The Asperger’s Related Services Department  is offering an interactive workshop. More Info
The West Bergen Beat Newsletter Click Here


NJDOE Anti-Bullying School District and School Grades
June 24, 2016
Click here to view NJDOE Anti-Bullying School District and School Grades
The ABCs of Our New Report Card
December 10, 2012
Click here for additional information about our new report card.
Security Procedures
October 1, 2013
Our highest priority is the safety of every child during his or her time in a district school building, whether before, during or after regular school hours. We appreciate your assistance in ensuring your family’s compliance with these new procedures Click here to read detailed information regarding Security Procedures.

Dismissal Letter to Parents
August 16, 2013
Welcome all Kindergarten and Elementary NEW families!  Please download this Dismissal Letter to Parents and return it the first day of school, September 9.  Thank you!

Anti-idling Signs
June 14, 2012
The Environmental Commission of Glen Rock would like you to please note the new anti-idling signs the DPW has posted around the perimeter of the school properties.

Peanut Allergy Letter
February 23, 2012
Please refer to the following Byrd School Peanut Letter for information pertaining to Byrd School snack policies.
Glen Rock WICS Spelling Bee
February 9, 2012
Note from the Glen Rock WICS Spelling Bee which will be held on March 7th at 7:00 in the MS/HS auditorium:
 
Certain changes have been made to the Bee this year:  hard copies of the registration forms and practice words will no longer be delivered to each school, but will be accessible on the Glen Rock School District website; participants and their parent/guardian will be asked to sign a Code of Conduct in order to participate; and the practice round of words has been eliminated.  It is our belief that these changes will foster an efficient and respectful environment for the 4th and 5th graders of Glen Rock schools to successfully participate in the Bee. Click the file below to download the registration form and info packet with practice words.
- Spelling Bee Registration Packet & Info
Integrated Pest Management Notice
January 17, 2012
Please refer to the Byrd School Integrated Pest Management Notice for information regarding district protocal in compliance with the New Jersey School Integrated Pest Management Act.
Bullying Questionnaire Consent Request
December 5, 2011
Please refer to the following Olweus Bullying Questionnaire Memo from Dr. Weber for information regarding consenting for your son or daughter to participate in the survey.
Anti Bullying Parent Information Session
November 15, 2011
Please refer to the Anti Bullying Parent Memo for information regarding an information session being held for all Glen Rock parents regarding the new Anti-bullying Bill of Rights Act on Tuesday, December 6th in the Glen Rock Middle School/High School auditorium.
Report Card Posting Announcement
November 2, 2011
Dear Parents,
 
Report cards for students in Grades 1-5 for the first marking period will be available on the Genesis Parent Portal on November 23 at 12:15 PM. You will have to have an active parent account to be able to view the report card. If you do not have an account, please refer to the Genesis Portal Request Form to begin the activation process. If you would like to receive a paper copy instead of viewing it electronically, please send an e-mail directly to your child’s classroom teacher to let them know.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
LindaWeber, Ed.D.
Principal
Genesis Portal Request Form
September 22, 2011
Please refer to and fill out the Genesis Portal Request Form to gain access to the Genesis Parent Portal.
Byrd School’s Anti-Bullying Specialist
September 6, 2011
Mrs. Jakobsen is the Byrd School’s Anti-Bullying Specialist.
Glen Rock Bicycle Permission Form
September 1, 2011
Please refer to the following Glen Rock Bicycle Permission Form for important information pertinent to any student interested in riding his or her bicycle to school.
Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Talking Points
September 1, 2011
Please refer to the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Talking Points for information on policies and required actions concerning the new HIB law taking effect at the start of the school year.
Student and Parent Handbooks
September 1, 2011
Please refer to the 2011-2012 Student Handbook and 2011-2012 Parent Handbook for information regarding Byrd School policies for the upcoming school year.
Above the Line Behavior
August 23, 2011
Please review the Above the Line Parent Letter from Dr. Weber regarding the new "Above the Line Behavior" guidelines for the new school year.
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