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At the public meeting held on May 19, 2020, the Board of Education approved the adjustment to the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar to reflect the last day of school to be Friday, June 19, 2020, for the current school year only, reducing the number of required student instructional days to 182, contrary to Board Policy No. 8210, which designates 183 days of instruction.

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An Update from Ms. Bache:
Homebound Instruction March 30, 2020

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Good Day Godwin Students,

I hope you enjoy my read aloud of Tomorrow I'll Be Brave.  It relates to the 4th trait of Godwin PRIDE.  Hope to see you very soon!

Be well,

Ms. Bache


Good Morning Godwin Students,
Happy Wednesday, Happy Hump Day...you are just a few days away from the weekend and spring break!!  You can do it.  When you have free time today or tomorrow, I hope you'll listen to my read aloud of Happy Dreamer by Peter H. Reynolds.  Do you remember when he visited our school?  He signed a copy of my book for my son, Matthew.  I hope you enjoy! 
Miss you, stay safe and healthy.


May 4, 2020

Dear Midland Park School District Families, Faculty, and Community Partners,

As many of you are aware, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced today that all public and private schools in the state will remain closed for the rest of the academic year.  In doing so, the Governor said, “This is a difficult decision and I know that many students, parents, and staff would like to be able to return to school.  However, I have been unwavering on the message that we need to make decisions based on science, not emotion.  And while New Jersey is making great strides in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, science tells us that at this point, we can’t safely re-open our schools.”

While this decision was expected, it nonetheless leaves us disappointed that we are unable to finish the school year together in our schools.  The many school events held at this time of year remain under review and we know all will understand we are unable to hold most of them due to the social distancing restrictions in place. During the past few weeks, the administrative team has prioritized the list of events and celebrations and developed plans reflective of a variety of options.  Of course, at the forefront of our efforts is high school graduation and assemblies and programs that celebrate the Class of 2020.  Please know we have been made aware that further guidance from county and state officials is forthcoming and we will use this information to help determine the most well-informed course of action, one that successfully balances safety and celebration.

As we look ahead to May and June, the district’s distance learning plan remains in force and we again thank our school families for their amazing support of instruction at home.  This week begins Teacher Appreciation Week, the annual observance celebrating teachers across our great nation.  The miracle of learning is facilitated by the outstanding work of our teachers.  Our gratitude for their commitment and professionalism knows no bounds and we simply cannot thank them enough!

For all those impacted by illness and loss of life during this public health crisis, be assured you remain in our thoughts.  On behalf of all in our district, please accept my best wishes for safety and health in days to come.


Dr. Marie C. Cirasella

Superintendent of Schools    


 Godwin School Newsletter
February 2020

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Midland Park School District recognized for being one of the best communities for Music Education in the nation 
for 2019- 6th year in a row.

To access the NJ School Performance Report for Godwin School, please click on the link below.
NJ Performance Report Link


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Godwin School Photo Gallery

Visit the Godwin School Photo Gallery by clicking the above link.

School District and School Grades Required by the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act – June 20, 2019

As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L., 2010, c122), the Midland Park Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district’s HIB webpage, and to each individual school’s webpage. In order to foster safe and positive learning conditions for students, the school and district grades are part of an integrated process for reinforcing and strengthening a school’s climate and culture through prevention and intervention efforts targeted toward harassment, intimidation and bullying. Please click on the headline above to find the district and school ABR grades.



Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Legislation, P.L. 2010, Ch. 122

Clickthe link to access the Midland Park School District's Anti-BullyingBill of Rights contact information regarding incidents of harassment,intimidation, and bullying.


Emergency Closing/Delayed Opening Procedures

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