Information Session Registration

Parent WorkshopsLanguage Arts  Literacy Evening Workshop for K-5 Parents/Guardians


  • January 18, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Central School Media Center (location of workshop)
  • Dr. Gravity Goldberg, Consultant and Dr. Kathleen Regan,  Director of Curriculum and Instruction

The language arts literacy workshop will provide parents with an overview of the elementary literacy curriculum and strategies for supporting your child as a reader and writer.

To ensure ample seating, please RSVP by clicking on the following link. Please remember to click on the ‘submit’ button at the bottom of the reservation form

In the event of inclement weather, please check the Curriculum & Instruction website announcement page for cancellation information.

The workshop is geared specifically for parents and guardians; therefore, please note that children may not attend.

Schoology Day in Glen Rock - December 8th and Parent Workshops


The Glen Rock School District will launch its new learning management system (LMS), Schoology, on December 8th. A letter has been sent home to all parents/guardians via Genesis with details about receiving log on information for the parent portal on December 8th and upcoming Schoology informational sessions for parents/guardians to learn more about Schoology. The parent informational sessions are as follow:
  • December 12, 2017 (Tuesday) 8:45-9:45 AM (Central School Auditorium)
  • December 11, 2017 (Monday) 1:30-2:30 PM (MSHS Auditorium)
  • December 14, 2017 (Thursday) 6:00-7:00 PM (MSHS Auditorium)

Mr. Paul Cusack, Special Projects Coordinator, and Dr. Kathleen Regan, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, will be available to answer Schoology questions during the sessions. If interested, please click on the following link to register for one of these parent informational sessions.
Information Session Registration

K-12 Parent Surveys for Curriculum Input

The Mathematics, Fine Visual and Performing Arts, and HS Social Studies 5 Year Review Committees are seeking parent input regarding these programs. The survey results will be reviewed by the committee and considered in the development and improvement of our programs and curriculum. Please click on the below links which pertain to the grade level/s of your child/children and complete the survey. As always, your input is valued, considered and appreciated. HS Social Studies Survey for HS Parents - new course options K-5 Mathematics Survey for Elementary Parents Grades 6-12 Mathematics Survey for MS and HS Parents Grades K-12 Fine, Visual and Performing Arts Survey for Parents

Please contact the Office of Curriculum and Instruction at 201-445-7700 X8949 should you have any question about the workshops or surveys. Thank you!

ProjectsCurriculum Projects and Initiatives for 2017-18

A presentation was made at the October 10th. Board of Education meeting on the curriculum and instruction initiatives for the 2017-18 school year. The presentation can be found in the below 'Useful Information' section of this website page in the 'Presentations' folder.


ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is an English language proficiency assessment for Grades K–12. The test is administered every year to help school districts monitor the English language development of students identified as English language learners.

What is the purpose of the test?
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 measures students’ abilities to understand and produce English used within school settings. The four sections of the test are Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing.

Why does my child have to take the test?
Your child is identified as an English language learner. Your child will take the test every year until his/her scores meet the criteria to exit the language support program. Contact your child’s school for more information on how your child was identified as an English language learner.

When will my child take the test?
Students eligible for and participating in the district ESL program will be assessed during the first two weeks of March. More information can be found in the below 'Useful Information and Documents' section of this page in the folder entitled 'ACCESS 2.0 Parent Information.'

Grade 7K-7 Curriculum Expectations Brochures for 2017-18

During the summer, a team of middle school teachers developed a grade 7 curriculum expectations brochure. A team of teachers updated the previously developed grades K-6 brochures. The brochures reflect the essential skills students will learn by the end of the school year based on the district curriculum and grade level benchmarks. The brochures can be found in the below Useful Information and Documents section of this website in a file entitled Curriculum Expectations Brochures.

Everyday MathK-5 Everyday Math Family Login Instructions

Welcome back to school !!

Our teachers encourage families of elementary students to explore and use the digital Everyday Math Student Learning Center. This is a digital resource for students which include interactive lesson activities to access assignments on-line, play virtual math games, collaborate with classmates on math learning activities, access the Student Reference Book (grades 3-6), Home Links, and family letters. In the below useful information section, please find the EDM4 file to access the Quick Start Guide for login instructions. Please contact your child's teacher for specific passwords and access codes.

Action PlanCurriculum Mapping Plan for 2017-18

The curriculum mapping plan for the upcoming year has been completed recently by the district Curriculum Mapping Committee. The new plan can be viewed in the below Useful Information and Documents Section.

Mentoring HandbookProfessional Development Plan 2017-18

Professional development and mentoring plans can be found in the below USEFUL INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS
section of this website. Additionally, a current edition of the Mentoring Handbook for new teachers and their mentors can be found in this section.

Back to SchoolNew Teacher Orientation - August 22-24, 2017

The Glen Rock School District looks forward to warmly welcoming our new teachers during the annual New Teacher Orientation Program scheduled for August 22, 23 and 24, 2017. The schedule and details for the program, along with The Glen Rock School District Mentoring Handbook 2017-18, can be found in the below Useful Information and Documents section of this website in the Mentoring and New Teacher Resources file folder.

TeachersCongratulations Glen Rock Teachers of the Year

We are pleased to announce this year's Teachers of the Year. The following teachers were selected by a school committee based on their effective instructional practices and commitment to their students:

Byrd School - Mrs. Jennifer Burke
Central School - Mrs. Effie Kolovos-Lebet
Coleman School - Mrs. Jennifer Lawson
Hamilton School - Ms. Kimberly McCloskey
Glen Rock Middle School - Ms. Susan Wechtler
Glen Rock High School - Mrs. Monica Weisberg

Congratulations to our Glen Rock Teachers of the Year!

Career ReadinessCollege and Career Readiness- 2.0

A presentation on the results of the pilots for a district learning management system (LMS) and laptops to support the 1-1 initiative at the high school can be found and viewed in the 'Presentations on Curriculum Initiative' file in the below Useful Information and Documents Section. The Schoology LMS and HP Elitebook 820 i5 were recommended by faculty and administration through a committee process.

Parent LiteracyInformation from Literacy Workshop for Elementary Parents

The Parent Literacy Curriculum Presentation, which was conducted by Dr. Gravity Goldberg and held on February 1st., can be viewed by scrolling down to the Useful Information and Documents File and opening up the file on Parent Workshops.

ArtThe Arts Throughout the Schools

The schools throughout the district have been conducting magical concerts with opportunities for gifted vocalists and musicians to perform solo pieces. Additionally, our fine arts programs have been beautifying the school hallways with artwork by our talented students. Please scroll down this page and you will be treated to a slide show of magnificent student artwork displayed during the art shows.


LearningNJDOE Website for Parents on PARCC

The NJDOE has created a website designed to help parents and guardians to better understand the PARCC. The website, Be A Learning Hero, provides video clips on how parents can interpret Individual Student Report (ISR) for their child. ISRs are expected to be released within the next several weeks. The website also provides resources for parents to support their child's learning and academic performance. The website can be found at:

The NJDOE also launched another new website to help parents understand the results of their child's PARCC results. That website is www.understandthescore.


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