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Dear Parents,

Thank you for your attendance and participation at “Back to School Night”. It is always a pleasure to spend time with the families of our students. Hopefully, you walked away with a clear understanding of the outstanding education your child will experience this year. We can’t wait to see you all for parent-teacher conferences in October!

Students will be taking MAP testing next week including Language, Math and Reading respectively. Please make sure your child arrives at school on time and have had a substantial breakfast and plenty of sleep.


*Please understand that missing school and instruction can have a negative effect on your child’s academic performance. Beginning in elementary school, developing the routine and responsibility of regular attendance at school builds the foundation for success in middle school, high school, college, and even the workplace.

Helpful hints:

  • If your child is sick (fever/vomiting) keep him/her home. Children must be 24hrs free of the symptoms to return!
  • Send in a doctor’s note upon returning to school from illness or a note from you explaining the absence.
  • Maintain a consistent homework/study and bedtime schedule.
  • Maintain contact with your child’s teacher on progress: areas of strength and in need of improvement.
  • Arrange medical check-ups/appointments before or after school hours.
  • Avoid arriving late to school and planning extended trips while school is in session


Kindly note that all clubs have officially started this week. As you know, every child has a different schedule and depending on the club selection and day your child may be dismissed at 3:10 PM or 4:00 PM.

IMPORTANT: Please check your child's schedule to see if he or she has a club from Monday through Thursday. It is imperative for every student to have supervision. If your child is not assigned a club on anyday then the dismissal/ pick up time is promptly at 3:10 PM. If a student has a club, then the dismissal/ pick up time is at 4:00 PM.

If you have not activated ALMA account then please do so now, an email link was already sent to you. Kindly check your email to activate it.

SAFETY: All students are expected to arrive and be dismissed in a safe manner. Your child's well being is our priority. As a general reminder please ensure to follow the general school guidelines in regards to the traffic on premises. The speed cannot exceed 15 miles an hour. Students should be dropped off in a prompt manner. Parents who would like to have subsequent conversations or see an administrator must park their vehicle and come inside the building. Be considerate of other drivers and students. The pick up and drop off lanes are used specifically for that purpose. Be vigilant and always drive with caution to ensure everyone's safety. As always we act in a preventive manner vs. reactive. Do not pass vehicles. Due to our student demographic and young age they may not be seen by another car and result in a serious injury.

Thank you, as always, for your continued cooperation!

Have a great weekend!

Owen O. Akman

Next week is Spirit Week for all Elementary students!!

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SGA Fundraiser, Saturday 9/21

Pioneer SGA will be hosting its first fundraiser of the year this Saturday September 21st! It is a car wash being held from 10am-2pm.

Check out our facebook event page for more details.

Support out students, support our Student Government!

Map Testing

Pioneer Academy will one again be administering NWEA’s Measure of Academic Process (MAP) assessments for the fall this session during the dates of September 16th to 19th. See the schedule below for more details.

When taking these online adaptive tests, the difficulty of each question is based on how students respond to each question. As the student answers correctly, the questions become increasingly more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. In an mosts tests, a student answers approximately half the items correctly and half incorrectly. The final score is an estimate of the student’s achievement level. MAP assessments are designed to target a student’s academic performance in mathematics, reading, language usage, and science. Pioneer uses this assessment to evaluate our performance and to analyze the data in efforts to improve our curriculum and instructional practices.

Here are just some friendly reminders for our students. All students must remember to bring a pen or pencil to each test, and high school students need to bring their laptops to school fully charged.

Brian Caiazzo, M. Ed.

Testing Coordinator

Mathematics Teacher

Middle School Saturday Academy For Grades 5th - 8th

Online Registration for Saturday Academy
Please use the link below to register and select instructional courses.

Instructional Courses


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Please be informed that Pioneer Academy will have an early dismissal next week on Wednesday, 9/25 at 1:20 PM. All after school activities are cancelled except for paid After Care. Please be prompt when picking up your child.

Pioneer Athletics

Pioneer Basketball team will enter its second season with big aspirations of competing at the highest level. With a couple new faces and some returning ones, the eagles basketball team will take on its most vigorous schedule to date with almost 30 games including games against some of the top returning teams in new jersey and one of the top 5 teams in the country in Putnam and Olympus prep. We will have a team of 16 student athletes who will be coached by new basketball coaches Ismael Rosado and Daniel Trapp. With the schedule 95% completed we look forward to the community and school support.

There also may be a freshman girls basketball team added within the near future composed of some 8th graders and young high school girls (9/10 grade)

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25: Back to School Night at 5:30 pm. (Pre-K Parents)

23-26: MAP Test Grades K-11

23-27: Elementary School Spirit Week

25: Early Dismissal - Full Staff Inservice

Pioneer Academy leads in education and is rated by Niche as the #1 private school.

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Pioneer Academy leads in education and is rated by Niche as the #1 private school in all of the Passaic County. These results are further solidified by the College Board's results of the highest SAT performance in the Passaic County among both public and private schools.

Pioneer Acceptance

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