Tue, August 22, 2017

SUMMER READING
Summer Reading list for Rising Grades 1-3 Students, click here .

Summer Reading list for Rising Grades 4-5 Students, click here .

SUMMER Math Packets (Grades 3-5)

Click here for the 2017 Summer Math Packets


Go Green!

Click Backpack for "Paperless" School Notices.

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WELCOME TO THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR AT

Clark Mills SCHOOL!

Click HERE for the revised School Calendar

To register your child for Rosetta Stone, please review the letter from Dr. Santora below on our website.

Click HERE for important Back to School Documents and Letters

Click HERE for information about First Grade Orientation on September 6,2017

Click HERE for information about New Student Orientation on August 30,2017 (Grades 2-5 only)

Click HERE for information about Passage Point, our visitor management system.

Click HERE for information about Title 1

Clark Mills Back to School Night is September 19, 2017. Click HERE for information.

Click HERE for the Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Only complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application if you are applying for eligibility. You can chose to print this out, complete the form, and send it in to school with your child to give to his/her teacher; OR you can complete it electronically and email to melissaweinberg@mersnj.us

Click HERE for the Annual Integrated Pest Management Notice and Policy


Beyond the School Day Intervention Program
If you received a letter stating that your child was being recommended for a Tier 2 reading or math intervention in September, please click on the link https://goo.gl/forms/NTM5LWddnwko91Yj1 and complete the form by August 20, 2017. Thank you.

Report Card Timelines and Parent Handbooks

**Revised for 17-18**

                                                                           

One manner in which parents/guardians are notified about a child's academic progress is through a standards based reporting method.  

Listed below are parent handbooks for grades K-5 which provide detailed information about this report card.  Sample report cards are provided within each handbook. Please click on the links below.

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Students in grades 1-5 are assessed on a trimester schedule.

Paper copies of report cards for students in grades 1-5 are not sent home. Parents/guardians access their child's report card via the Parent Portal. 

Trimester terms are as follows:

Term 1

Term 1 Midpoint - Monday, October 23, 2017

Term 1 Ends - Monday, December 11, 2017

Parent Portal opens for families to view report card information - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Term 2

Term 2 Midpoint - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Term 2 Ends - Thursday, March 15, 2018

Parent Portal opens for families to view report card information - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Term 3

Term 3 Midpoint - Friday, May 4, 2018

Term 3 Ends - Last Day of School

Parent Portal opens for families to view report card information - Last Day of School


Important Update About the 2017-2018 School Year: The Parent Portal and Summer Mailings

Parent Portal Reopens August 25th

for Student Placement

The Clark Mills Parent Portal will reopen on August 25th to allow parents to access their child's placement.

Students entering Grade 1:  A packet will be mailed home on August 4th, which includes information about how to access the name of your child's teacher through the Parent Portal. First Grade Orientation will take place on September 6, 2017, at 8:00 am at Clark Mills School.

NEW Students TO THE DISTRICT in Grades 2, 3, 4, or 5 :  A packet will be mailed home on July 28th, which includes information about how to access the name of your child's teacher through the Parent Portal. New Student Orientation will take place on August 30th at 10:00 a.m. at Clark Mills School.

Returning Students to MERS in Grades 2, 3, 4, or 5: A packet will not be mailed home for students who were enrolled in the district during the 2016-2017 school year. Please use the Parent Portal to access the name of your child's teacher. 

If you have difficulty accessing the Parent Portal, please contact the following email address:

PSportalhelp@mersnj.us

For information about creating a Parent Portal account, please visit the school webpage at www.mers.k12.nj.us/cm.

For parents with an existing Parent Portal account, please visit the school webpage at www.mers.k12.nj.us/cm.

BUS PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE PARENT PORTAL THE WEEK OF August 22, 2017.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! 


ROSETTA STONE LANGUAGE SELECTION

FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 3-5

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Students in third through fifth grade use the Rosetta Stone program to meet their New Jersey World Language requirement. Rosetta Stone is accessible through any web-enabled device.

At the beginning of every school year, you are given the opportunity to choose a language for your child to study. Please click on the link below to review the list of possible languages and make your selection.

https://goo.gl/forms/AO900qsfoVo5bj5x1

This form must be completed by Friday, September 8, 2017‚Äč. If you do not complete the form, your child will automatically be registered for Spanish. If you have more than one child in grades three through five, you must complete a form for each child.

If your child is in grades three through five, you can change the language from the previous year. However, if you change the language, their progress reports from the previous year will no longer be accessible after Friday, September 8, 2017.

If your child is enrolled in our district’s English as Second Language program, you should select American English as your child’s Rosetta Stone program. 



    Congratulations, Mrs. Reid, Clark Mills

            Teacher of the Year for the 16-17 school year!                                            

Congratulations, Mrs.Camporeale, Clark Mills

         Support Staff of the Year for the 16-17 school year! 


PASSAGE POINT REGISTRATION AND LOGIN

Passage Point: Visitor Registration & Login

Please use the link below to register your visit.

http://passagepoint.mers.k12.nj.us:2080/pp/wi1

If you have not yet registered for use of the program, please refer to the directions by clicking HERE.