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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020 10:00 A.M.

A Special Meeting of the Northern Valley Regional High School Board of Education will be held on August 12, 2020. Due to the state of emergency declared by the Governments of the State of New Jersey and the United States regarding COVID-19, the August 12, 2020 Special Meeting is being held via video conference. The Meeting may be viewed live via the District’s website at  Members of the public may remotely access and provide written public comments at this Board Meeting through Zoom, a remote video conferencing system. Specific instructions for accessing the Board Meeting and providing public comments will be posted to the front page of  All public written comments must include the sender’s full name and address and will be read aloud at the Board Meeting.

The Special Meeting will Open at 10:00 a.m. Action may be taken.

The Board will act on agenda items open for the public commencing until all such items are covered; as follows:

Agenda (to the extent known):

  • Revised 2020-2021 Budget – reduction in State Aid.
  • Interview candidates for the Board vacancy.
  • Internet Services Agreement.

This meeting will be open to the public in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

Marc A. Capizzi

School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

The Northern Valley Regional High School District Board of Education, a nine-member elected board, currently has a vacancy resulting from the resignation of one member. Old Tappan, New Jersey residents interested in becoming a member of the board may submit a letter of intent and resume, no later than Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 4 p.m. to Joseph Argenziano, Board President, Northern Valley Regional High School District, Administration Building, 162 Knickerbocker Road, Demarest, New Jersey 07627, or calling (201) 768-2200 ext. 12035. This is an unpaid position and the term of office is until the reorganization meeting following the November 2020 general election. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

March 13, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, Faculty, Staff, Students, and Community Members,

As we continue to take proactive measures in the interest of health and safety in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please be advised that all Northern Valley Regional High School District previously approved and pending facility use applications have been cancelled effective immediately.

We appreciate your continued support and understanding.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


Marc A. Capizzi

School Business Administrator/Board Secretary



March 12, 2020

Dear all Parents and Guardians,

Effective 3:00 pm on Friday, March 13, 2020, the Northern Valley Regional High School District will be closing school and canceling all activities for a minimum of two weeks. This closure was based on a directive from the County Executive, County Health officials, and Executive County Superintendent of Schools. It is important to note that at this time we are not aware of any confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the Northern Valley area. This school closure directive is strictly a much appreciated preventative measure.  

To ensure the continuity of learning, we will be implementing our online learning program that was developed by the district and approved by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE).  All of our teachers are familiar with our online learning plan and are prepared to make the transition as seamless as possible. We have been informed that by implementing the online learning plan, the NJDOE will allow us to count the days toward our 180-day mandate. Students are to report to school on Friday, March 13 at regular time and will be participating in an administrative homeroom to learn more about the online learning plan. More details related to our continuity plan will be communicated to all of our parents in a follow-up email. 

This pandemic has created an unprecedented level of fear and disruption in our schools and society. We are confident that through direct communication, preparation, and perseverance, we will be able to respond and overcome the challenges presented to our communities.  

As always, we thank you for your support and assistance in ensuring our students being able to continue their education during these stressful times. 


James M. Santana
Superintendent of Schools


As we continue to take proactive measure in the interest of health and safety in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the following previously scheduled events have been changed:
We will postpone the junior prom, scheduled for March 20, 2020. We hope to reschedule this event at a later date. 

NVOT Junior Prom - March 20, 2020 - Postponed
Due to the coronavirus and In the interest of the safety and health of all students and staff, the NVOT Junior Prom scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020 has been postponed.

Administration and the Junior Class Advisors are in the process of exploring another date pending availability of a venue and of course the status of the coronavirus. We will do our best to secure another date.

The SAT scheduled to be conducted at Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest on Saturday, March 14, 2020 has been cancelled. You may access more information regarding closings using this link or email or call 866-756-7346 for specific questions.
We appreciate your continued support and understanding. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


A Special Meeting of the Northern Valley Regional High School Board of Education will be held on March 12, 2020 at the Northern Valley Regional High School Old Tappan,140 Central Avenue, Old Tappan, New Jersey. The Special Meeting will Open at 6:30 p.m. Action may be taken.

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Pride Survey Results

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Bergen County Lead Awareness Flyer

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NV Timeline Concerning District Technology, Purchases, Inventory and Disposals

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Recent Guidance Presentation

Please click to view the NV Guidance presentation School Counseling Program and the College Process.


Special Education Reports

Northern Valley Regional HS District releases the final Executive Summary (please click to view) and Comprehensive Review of Special Education, ages 14-21 reports.(please click to view)

District Fall 2018 Presentations

Please click to view the Northern Valley Regional HS District's Fall 2018 Presentations.

Data Presentation Fall 2018  

Advanced Placement Fall 2018




Welcome To Northern Valley Regional High School District!

Welcome to the Northern Valley Regional High School District (NVRHSD), a dynamic learning community that promotes excellence, supports innovation and creativity, is highly collaborative while promoting critical thinking, problem-solving, and lifelong learning. Recognized as one of the top performing school districts in Bergen County, New Jersey, and across the country, the district embraces 21st Century Learning with global outreach within and beyond the walls of the classroom. Priority one in our commitment to high student achievement for the Northern Valley Regional High School District is to base every decision on what is best for students and to pursue excellence in academics, the arts, athletics, and volunteerism.

In those regards, our district values a balanced educational opportunity for all students in a nurturing environment supporting formal learning and social and emotional well-being. We encourage a broad understanding of ethical behavior and character education and encourage participation and involvement in extra and co-curricular activities. To maximize potential, many of our students study abroad over the summer or go to third world countries to volunteer their services. We promote and support healthy perspectives on teamwork, setting goals, and learning how to deal with a variety of situations and outcomes as preparation for college, careers, and life!

Located in the upper North Eastern corner of the state, NVRHSD is comprised of two high schools, Northern Valley at Demarest and Northern Valley at Old Tappan and a PreK-21 Special Education Program that serves over 45 northern New Jersey school districts. The District also serves as the LEA for the Bergen County Region III Council for Special Education and Northern Valley Curriculum Consortium (NVCC). Northern Valley embraces a collaborative and nurturing partnership with the sending school districts and prides itself in shared services in the areas of curriculum and instruction, special education, technology, business services, and grounds and maintenance. Our long-standing successful and cost-efficient PK-12 consortium remains an exemplary model of shared services including seven local PK-8 districts (Closter, Demarest, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, and Old Tappan) that send their students to the regional high schools. We take great pride in our continued commitment to research-based professional development and curriculum efforts through our outstanding Northern Valley Curriculum Center.

Northern Valley Regional High School District is proud of the outstanding achievements of our students and staff. Through a comprehensive experience of academic and elective offerings, various technologies including our 1:1 laptop program for all students and staff, field experiences, etc. our students emerge well prepared for the challenges ahead of them. Our students are exposed to blended learning and personalized learning experiences with a special focus on the lifelong development of the individual. 

Continuing a tradition of excellence, Northern Valley produced 7 National Merit Finalists and 32 National Merit Commendations.  In addition to offering over 50 rigorous honors courses, Northern Valley offers 31 Advanced Placement courses. In May 2019, 772 students took 1468 AP tests, with 81% of our scored tests earning a 3 or higher.  266 AP students were recognized as AP Scholars. Furthermore, our Class of 2019 averaged SAT scores of 634 in Critical Reading and 648 in Math. The same class averaged 27.1 on the ACT. These scores reflect strong academic readiness for college and demonstrate the effectiveness of our educational programs.


We continue to explore community partnerships to maximize student and staff opportunities.  To this end, 55 of our courses are offered as dual-enrollment opportunities through Bergen Community College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Seton Hall University.  Additionally, we had nearly 400 of our Seniors participate in Structured Learning Experiences, including Service Learning/Volunteer, Teaching Mentorships and Unpaid Internship/Job Shadowing – reflecting a focus on character education, career readiness, and civic responsibility.


Our college admissions reflect the collaboration among our students, parents and staff.  We strive to prepare and assist students through a successful college search and application process.  Indeed, over 96% of the Class of 2019 will attend two or four-year colleges. While we proudly commend approximately 87% of the Class of 2019 who will be attending institutions considered 'competitive' through 'most competitive' according to Barron’s (2013), we are proud that all Northern Valley students have worked hard to select appropriate post-secondary programs and are prepared for future success.

In summary, Northern Valley is a beautiful place to grow and learn for children of all ages! We welcome and invite you to contact us to learn more about our schools and community.

James M. Santana
Superintendent of Schools