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Principal Advisory Board Info

The Principal’s Advisory Board (PAB) provides a forum for stakeholders to express their ideas on how to improve the

Clayton High School experience for all students in the areas of academics, athletic, and the arts.

 

Attention all High School parents:

 I would like to invite you to join our Principal’s Advisory Board (PAB).  Parent involvement is one of the major factors in improving schools.

Clayton High School recognizes your importance and actively solicits your participation.  The Principal’s Advisory Board provides a link between the community and school.

Parents hear about new programs and discuss ways of improving the High School experience for our students.  The PAB is an important decision making group and I encourage you to join us.

Please contact Terri Tornatore (ttornatore@claytonps.org) to join this group at 881-8701 ext 1001.

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New PARCC Info

March 2018

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

This year New Jersey will again be administering the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) as the statewide assessment for all students enrolled in grades three through eleven. This is a computer-based test that will assess your child’s knowledge of the curriculum standards in two areas – Mathematics and Language Arts.

 

This streamlined schedule was designed to maximize instructional classroom time and minimize test taking time.  This is a computer administered test.  This schedule is subject to change.

 

High School LAL testing is scheduled for April 24th, 25th and Math testing April 27th, 30th.

 

Students will participate in testing with their grade level and/or subject area. PARCC assessments are scheduled in 2 1/2 hour blocks.

         

Students with IEP/504 accommodations may have alternate schedules based on specific provisions outlined in their IEP/504 plans. We are asking students to bring a book with them from their classroom library, media center, or home. If they finish testing early, they will be asked to read quietly until the end of the session.

 

HS Students: 12th grade Non-test takers will report to school by 7:43 and they will be dismissed at 12:15 each day. On Math testing days, Calculus and Pre-Cal students will report to school at 7:43 and stay for a full day.

 

Parent/student checklist for PARCC:

  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • 8th to 11th grade students must bring their charged iPads to school during testing
  • All students should bring their own ear buds/headphones for testing
  • Do your best on the assessments
  • Bring a book to read during free time

 

For more detailed information about PARCC testing, please visit:

https://parcc-assessment.org/parent-resources/

 

Thank you,

 

 

Joseph Visalli

High School Principal

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Forward 2021 Strategic Plan Letter to the Community (8/29/2017)

CLAYTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
Office of the Superintendent
350 East Clinton Street, Clayton NJ 08312 

Nikolaos C. Koutsogiannis                                                                Phone:            856-881-8700
Superintendent of Schools                                                                 Fax:               856-863-8196 

FORWARD 2021

 

 Dear Faculty, Parents, and Community Members:

The Clayton Public School District is about to embark on Forward 2021, a strategic planning initiative that engages employees, parents, students, community members, business owners, and government leaders in the future planning of our school system. This collaborative planning process will result in a three-year plan that will begin in July 2018 and will focus the District’s efforts and financial resources on mutually determined goals that support the needs of our students and the District as a whole.

Strategic planning will begin with a first meeting to discuss the District’s accomplishments, successes, and traditions that instill in us a sense of pride. A second meeting will focus participants on the expectations and needs which represent and reflect every aspect of the Clayton Public School District. The last meeting will provide participants an opportunity to define action steps critical in meeting the community’s goals and expectations by the year 2021. Details of the meetings can be found below.

Date Time Place Meeting Theme
October 4, 2017 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Clayton High School

Cafeteria

Points of Pride
November 15, 2017 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Clayton High School

Cafeteria

Expectations for the Future
December 6, 2017 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Clayton High School

Cafeteria

Creating an Action Plan

There is increasing pressure on our students to compete with 21st century skills. Forward 2021 allows us to identify opportunities during these challenging times and focus all of the community’s resources toward common goals. I invite you to join with the Board of Education, our faculty and staff, and all those who have a vested interest in the success of the Clayton Public School District as we begin this journey forward towards 2021.

Sincerely yours,

Nikolaos C. Koutsogiannis
Superintendent of Schools
Clayton Public School District

NK/rml

 

Click here to download the letter (PDF)

 

 

 

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