Lacey Township School District Updates
Dear Lacey Township Parents,
In the spring, your student participated in the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) administration to measure their academic performance. Evaluating the results from statewide testing can be a helpful tool in measuring your student’s success in school.
Included with this letter you will find one report for each content area in which your student tested. The reports illustrate how your student performed on each test. There are also charts and graphics that show you how your student performed in relation to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and how your student’s performance compares to other students in their school, district, and the state.
Your student’s ISRs are also available in the New Jersey Parent Portal. The online portal includes your student’s scale score, level of performance, and a video explanation of the score report. The portal allows you to track your student’s scores from year to year, beginning with spring 2019. If this is the first time you will be accessing the online portal, you must create an account using the unique claim code that is located on your student’s paper ISR. Additional resources to help support your student can be found on the New Jersey Assessments Resource Center under Parent Resources.
We believe the connection between home and school is a critical component of student success. Please reach out to your child’s teacher(s) and principal with any questions about these assessments or any other educational matters.
Lacey Township School District
August 30, 2022
Dear Lacey Township School District Community:
Welcome back to school! I hope you had the opportunity to rest, relax, and rejuvenate throughout the summer. It certainly was a hot one, but we are grateful for the abundance of sunshine that we had for the past few months. The summer is a great time to reflect on the previous school year and prepare for a brand new one. It is my privilege to welcome back the students, families, and staff of the Lacey Township SchoolDistrict, ready to continue A Tradition in Pride...and A Tradition in Excellence.
As we begin a new school year, we focus on supporting the most critical factors impacting student achievement – the instruction that our students receive and the staff who teach them. We are grateful for our dedicated staff and the important work they do. In addition to the excellent academic programming, we provide year-to-year, we also look ahead to new academic programs that will enhance our students’ educational experience. Throughout the school year, we will be showcasing these great programs and highlighting our enthusiasm for teaching and learning. During the summer months, we worked collaboratively to introduce new programs and revise existing ones, including:
● Revision of the K-12 curriculum maps in all subject areas
● Upgraded literacy skills evaluation program for grades K-5
● Implementation of a new Lacey Township High School Business Academy
● Expansion of the Elementary Special Education Program
● Reformatted master schedules at the Lacey Township Middle School and High School
The District’s secretarial staff, custodians, and grounds and maintenance crew have worked tirelessly on the details that prepare every aspect of school opening. Be sure to give them all a “high five” should you cross paths with these dedicated staff members. Our facilities have also undergone some enhancements, including:
● New fire alarm systems in all six schools
● Upgraded building security hardware
● New interior and exterior light fixtures with money-saving LED technology
● New public announcement hardware in all buildings to enhance communication
● New digital clocks in most locations
● New boilers at Cedar Creek and Lacey Township Middle School
Another area of focus continues to be safety and security. As such, we are very proud of the collaborations that took place with the Lacey Township Committee, Chief DiBella, and the Lacey Township Police Department. Starting on September 6, Class III Officers Bruno, Johnson, Russell, and Santos will join School Safety Officers Brignola and Norton for the start of the new school year. Our six officers will work closely with our School Resource Officer to ensure that our schools are safe and that our visitor management protocols are appropriately followed.
I am excited to begin the new school year, and I hope you are as well. Enjoy the final days of summer. We will see you on September 6th!
Vanessa R. Pereira, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools