Guidance & Testing Update
There are many wonderful lessons and experiences happening for the students in the RPSD each day. The staff and administration are grateful for a return to normalcy this year as our students engage in learning for full school days not unlike what they experienced before the pandemic began. In the guidance office our counselors continue to identify student needs and provide both counseling to our students and support for our teachers as they navigate rigorous academics and social interactions.
In this edition of the "Guidance & Testing Update" you will find spring testing dates and practice test support. As the district looks to bridge the achievement gap created by the pandemic a multi-tiered system of support has been developed. I encourage all students to do their best on all spring assessments for accurate placement in academic courses and intervention groups.
I wish you all a very happy and healthy holiday season.
Stay safe and be well,
Director of Guidance/Testing
New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA)
- Aldene School- May 2nd
- Robert Gordon- April 25th
- Sherman School- May 2nd
- Roselle Park Middle School- April 25th
- Roselle Park High School- May 16th
Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 & Alternative Access for ELLs (ELL students grades: K-12)
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
AP Exams (High School)
Start Strong Assessments
PSAT/NMSQT (10th and 11th grade)
The Middle School Welcomes Mental Health Counselor, Ms. Gomez
Middle School Counselors:
Mental Health and Emergency Resource List
Inclusive Schools Week, December 6-10
Save the Date for SELebration Week 2022: April 4th to April 8th
Connect & Learn
Family Game Night
Reading Suggestions for Elementary Students
Information for Homeless Families
McKinney Vento Information
The Stewart B. McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth (McKinney-Vento EHCY) program provides homeless students with protections and services to ensure they enroll in and attend school; complete their high school education and be positioned for success after graduation, so they may avoid poverty and homelessness as adults. Of the over 1.3 million children and youth experiencing homelessness in the United States, more than 10,900 homeless children and youth were identified in the state of New Jersey during the 2016-17 school year.
The McKinney-Vento EHCY program ensures homeless children and youth have equal access to a free, appropriate public education and are able to enroll in and attend school. The program funds supplemental academic support services for homeless children and youth to ensure their school success.
Information above shared from the NJDOE website.
If your housing situation has changed recently and you believe your child or dependent may be eligible for McKinney Vento services reach out to our district's homeless liaison Colleen Bodek by emailing email@example.com.
Click here for access to parent/student rights under the McKinney Vento Act.