Patrick Bernardo, Ph.D.
    Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology
    Phone - 201-573-6000 ext. 5410    Fax:  201-573-4964



    Office of Curriculum and Instruction, Assessment, & Educational Technology

    Patrick Bernardo, Ph.D.
    Dir. of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology
    Melissa Ballaera
    Supervisor of Elementary Education
    Patricia Cozzitorto
    Administrative Assistant.



    District State Assessment Schedule - 2019-2020





    Dear Parents,
    I am happy to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year!   We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children achieve their highest potential.
    We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school.   We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.  As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.

    Cathy Timpone, Ed.D.


    New Jersey’s Student Learning Content Standards address two critical education priorities:

    1.    Alignment with the knowledge and skills needed by all students for post-secondary opportunities.
    2.    A framework for teaching and learning that responds to the needs of 21st-century digital learners by incorporating the 'new literacies' required in an innovation economy: the ability to effectively access, evaluate, and synthesize vast amounts of information; to apply knowledge and skills to personal, workplace, and global challenges; to work collaboratively in cross-cultural settings; to solve problems creatively; and to act ethically as citizens of the world community.
    These 21st-century student outcomes require a deeper understanding of academic content at much higher levels than ever before. The revised standards facilitate this in-depth learning in all content areas through the systematic and transparent integration of 21st-century knowledge, skills, and themes; global perspectives; cross content connections; and technology.  (NJ DOE)

    The Content Standards Adopted by the State Board of Education for implementation during the 2019-20 School Year are as follows:



    2019-20 - Instruction and Program

    Board Approved - August 26, 2019

      NJ Studend Learning  Standards Implemented
    during the 2018-19 School Year:

    State Board
    Adoption Date

    District Implementtion of Revised Curriculum


    1 English Language Arts: 5/4/2016 September 2017
    August 2019
    2 Math (June 2014 Standards) 5/4/2016 September 2017
    August 2019
    NJSLS - Mathematics
    3 Science (June 2009) 7/9/2014

    Grades K-5: September 2017, August 2019

    Grades 6-12:
    September 2016, August 2019

    NJSLS - Science
    4 Social Studies (June 2014) 7/9/2014

    September 2015
    August 2019

    NJSLS - Social Studies    
    5 World Languages (June 2014) 7/9/2014 September 2015
    August 2019
    NJSLS - World Languages  
    6 Technology (June 2014) 10/1/2014

    September 2015
    August 2019

    NJSLS - Technology  
    7 21st Century Life and Careers (June 2014) 10/1/2014 September 2015
    August 2019
    NJSLS - 21 Century Life and Careers  
    8 Visual and Performing Arts (June 2014) 7/9/2014 September 2015
    August 2019
    NJSLS - Visual and Performing Arts  
    9 Comprehensive Health and Physical Education (June 2014) 7/9/2014 September 2015
    August 2019
    NJSLS - Compehensive Health and P/E



       Title I A - Improving the Academic Achievement of Students