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NORTHERN VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING – Revised Location MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020
ONLINE BOARD MEETING - MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020 7:30pm
Due to the state of emergency declared by the Governments of the State of New Jersey and the United States regarding COVID-19, the May 18, 2020 Board Meeting is being held via video conference. The Board Meeting may be viewed live via the District’s website at www.nvnet.org. 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 www.nvnet.org. All public written comments must include the sender’s full name and address and will be read aloud at the Board Meeting.
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Northern Valley Regional High School District Board of Education REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Food Service Management The Northern Valley Regional High School District Board of Education (the “Board”) is requesting proposals (“RFP”) for the operation and management of the school food service program. Proposals are due in the Business Office no later than Tuesday June 9, 2020 at 10:00a.m., prevailing time. All necessary proposal specifications and proposal forms may be secured upon written request to: By: Northern Valley Regional High School District Board of Education c/o Marc A. Capizzi Business Administrator 162 Knickerbocker Road Demarest, NJ 07627 Telephone: 201-768-2200 Email: capizzim@nvnet.org At the above date and time, the proposals will be opened and read publicly. Due to the current state of emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is strongly encouraged that bids be sent by certified mail or overnight delivery in an effort to avoid the need for hand delivery and to also confirm the delivery date. No proposals will be accepted after the time and date specified in this advertisement. If Governor Murphy’s directive requiring social distancing is still in place at the time of the RFP opening, the opening will be conducted via a virtual meeting. A meeting invitation will be posted on the District’s website at https://www.nvnet.org/ for the public to view. The Northern Valley Regional High School District wants to assure the safety of all. The proposal must include a USB flash drive within the sealed envelope containing a digital (PDF) copy of the RFP submission and supporting documents for public viewing on the District’s website following the RFP opening. The Northern Valley Regional High School District Board of Education is an affirmative action employer and pursuant to Federal and State regulations (Executive Order 11246) as amended and N.J.S.A. 18A:36-20 as amended as well as N.J.A.C. 6A:4-1.6, we hereby advise you of our intent to transact business only with other affirmative action employers. Any contractors and sub-contractors with whom we contract are obliged to take affirmative action to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age or sex. Proposers must also comply with the requirement of P. L. 1975, c. 127.
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BOARD OF EDUCATION
COW MEETING – Revised Location
MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020
ONLINE BOARD MEETING - MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020 7:30pm
Due to the state of emergency declared by the Governments of the State of New Jersey and the United States regarding COVID-19, the May 11, 2020 Board Meeting is being held via video conference. The Board Meeting may be viewed live via the District’s website at www.nvnet.org. 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 www.nvnet.org. All public written comments must include the sender’s full name and address and will be read aloud at the Board Meeting.
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NORTHERN VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

REQUEST FOR BIDS

Bid Advertisement

The Board of Education of The Northern Valley Regional High School District, County of Bergen, New Jersey, hereby advertises for competitive bids in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-21(a) and (b) for the following:
LEASE PURCHASE OF APPLE MACBOOK AIR DEVICES
The bid specifications and forms may be secured via download from the District’s lease purchase coordinator’s website: www.escnj.us or by contacting
Patrick M Moran at Pmoran@escnj.us or (732) 777-9848 ext. 3120.
Bids must be sealed, the envelope to bear the following information:
Title: Lease Purchase Bid – Apple MacBook Air Devices
Name and Address of the Bidder
and delivered to the Business Office of the Northern Valley Regional High School District, 162 Knickerbocker Road, Demarest, NJ 07627, on or before
Date: June 4, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.
At the above date and time, the bids will be opened and read publicly. Due to the current state of emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is strongly encouraged that bids be sent by certified mail or overnight delivery in an effort to avoid the need for hand delivery and to also confirm the delivery date. No bids will be accepted after the time and date specified in this advertisement.
If Governor Murphy’s directive requiring social distancing is still in place at the time of the bid opening, the opening will be conducted via a virtual meeting. A meeting invitation will be posted on the District’s website at https://www.nvnet.org/ for the public to view. The Northern Valley Regional High School District wants to assure the safety of all.
The bidder must include a USB flash drive within the sealed envelope containing a digital (PDF) copy of the bid submission and supporting documents for public viewing on the District’s website following the bid opening.
Bidders are required to comply with all relevant federal and State statutes, rules and regulations, including but not limited to Equal Employment Opportunity compliance (N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. (P.L.1975, c.127) , N.J.A.C. 17:27 et seq. and N.J.S.A. 10:2-1 et seq.), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. S121 01 et seq.) and the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, the New Jersey requirement for bidders to supply a Statement of Ownership (N.J.S.A. 52:25-24.2), a Non-Collusion Affidavit (N.J.S.A. 52:34-15) and a Disclosure Of Investment Activities In Iran (N.J.S.A. 52:32-55 et seq.).
The bidder is also required to comply with the New Jersey business registration provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:32-44 which impose certain requirements upon a business competing for, or entering into a contract with a public contracting agency. A copy of a Business Registration Certificate issued by the Department of the Treasury, Division of Revenue for the Contractor may be submitted with the proposal, but must be received prior to the award of Contract.
The bid package will also include other documents that must be completed and returned with the bid. Failure to comply with Instructions to Bidders and to complete and submit all required forms may be cause for disqualification and rejection of the bid.
The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids in accordance with New Jersey law and to waive any informalities. The Board further reserves the right to take such alternates as they deem appropriate, and in any order that the Board feels may be in its best interest.
Marc A. Capizzi
School Business Administrator/ Board Secretary
Northern Valley Regional High School District
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NORTHERN VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION  COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE/REGULAR MEETING REVISED DATE AND LOCATION (original date April 20, 2020) ONLINE C.O.W./REGULAR MEETING - MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020, 7:30 p.m.; EXECUTIVE SESSION 6:00p.m.


The originally scheduled April 20, 2020 Board of Education combined Committee of the Whole/Regular Meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, April 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Due to the state of emergency declared by the Governments of the State of New Jersey and the United States regarding COVID-19, the April 27, 2020 Board Meeting is being held via video conference. The Board Meeting may be viewed live via the District’s website at www.nvnet.org.  Members of the public may remotely access and provide public comments at this Board Meeting through a remote video conferencing system.  Specific instructions for accessing the Board Meeting and providing public comments will be posted to the front page of www.nvnet.org.  All public comments must include the sender’s full name and address.



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NORTHERN VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
PUBLIC HEARING 2020-2021
ONLINE BOARD MEETING - MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020, 7:00 P.M.


Notice is hereby given to the legal voters of the Northern Valley Regional High School district, in the County of Bergen, of the State of New Jersey, that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the following budget for the 2020-2021 school year.

Due to the state of emergency declared by the Governments of the State of New Jersey and the United States regarding COVID-19, the Public Hearing is being held via video conference, and may be viewed live via the District’s website at www.nvnet.org.  Members of the public may remotely access and provide public comments at this Public Hearing. Specific instructions for accessing the Board Meeting and providing public comments will be posted to the front page of www.nvnet.org. All public comments must include the sender’s full name and address.  Click on the 20-21 Advertised Budget document for additional details. 2020-2021 Advertised Budget.pdf

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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.

Sincerely,

Marc A. Capizzi

School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

 


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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. 

Sincerely, 

James M. Santana
Superintendent of Schools

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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:
 
NVD JUNIOR PROM - POSTPONED
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.


SAT @ NVD - CANCELED
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 sat@info.collegeboard.org 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.


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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.

Click here additional details.


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Pride Survey Results

Please click on the links to view the 2019 Pride Survey reports.

 NVD executive

 

 NVD standard

 

 NVOT executive

 

 NVOT standard

 

 NVRHS executive

 

 NVRHS standard

 

 NVRHS year2year

 

 



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Bergen County Lead Awareness Flyer

Please click on the link to view the Bergen County flyer, Know Your Child's Lead Level.

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NV Timeline Concerning District Technology, Purchases, Inventory and Disposals

Please click to view the 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.

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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)
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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



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There are no policies pending Board of Education approval at this time.


SUPERINTENDENT's Message

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