Valenti continues, “It should be noted that the Northeast produced 25 percent of the top schools and we are proud that Glen Rock High is among those selected for the roster. Of particular interest is that Glen Rock High School is the number one Bergen County comprehensive high school on the roster! Our students, teachers and staff are among the brightest and the best, and are led by outstanding administrators! They have made their school, community and families proud.”
GRHS Principal John Arlotta, who took the helm in July 2011, states, “We are flattered to be recognized amongst the top high schools in this country. We are proud of our fine student body and staff, which are most responsible for this ranking. We continue to explore ways to personalize the education for each of our students by increasing rigor and offering associated opportunities, based on our students’ talents, passions and interests.”
GRHS currently serves 726 students in grades 9 to 12.
Valenti earned her bachelor’s degree in Art Education and her master’s in Elementary Education with a specialization in Gifted and Talented from Kean College, Union NJ. She holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership/Supervision and Administration from Seton Hall University.
Over the next few months, a series of new security measures will be introduced at Glen Rock High School and Middle School with the goal of providing improved security for students and staff. Phase 1 will begin on the first day of classes - Wednesday, Sept. 5 - when new limitations will be put into place for gaining access to the building on school days. All students and visitors should become familiar with the following schedule:
7 a.m. – Students may enter the building via entrances at Hamilton Lobby, Harristown Road (Auditorium Lobby), the Music Wing, the middle school parking lot and the Sports Lobby.
7:50 a.m. – All exterior doors with the exception of the Hamilton Lobby will be locked. Students and visitors will only be able to enter the building through the Hamilton Lobby doors.
3:07 p.m. – All students who do not have a teacher meeting, a club meeting or sports/performance practice will need to exit the building at dismissal time. Until 6 p.m., the only open entrance to the building will be the Hamilton Lobby doors. All students, including those reporting for sports practices, will need to enter the building through the Hamilton Lobby.
6 p.m. – The Sports Lobby entrance will be unlocked and will remain open until all sports activities are finished for the day. The interior double-doors leading into other areas of the building will be locked. There will be no access to the remainder of the building beyond the high school gym and locker rooms from the Sports Lobby.
The Hamilton Lobby doors will remain open on week days until all evening activities are over.
During school hours, visitor parking is available in the Hamilton Lobby lot and along the baseball field fence as marked by signage. Vehicles illegally parked in the Hamilton circle fire zone or in numbered spaces will be ticketed.
Please continue to visit the district and school web sites for updates to this initiative.