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September 2018


Dear Parents,


By now you have received the most important word about how this school year has begun – the informal reports given to you by your son or daughter.  The faculty and staff in Franklin Lakes Public Schools hope those reports are positive and we hope you feel the school year has begun well for your children.


From my perspective, the school year in Franklin Lakes is off to a terrific start.  All classes began smoothly and these first few days have been a fine beginning of what should be a productive school year. The students are adjusting to their new schedules and their changed surroundings are a friendly presence in the school.   The boys' and girls' energy and smiling faces show us we are looking at a fabulous school year ahead.


If you have any concerns about any aspect of your son’s or daughter’s schooling, feel free to contact the teacher concerned, his or her guidance counselor, principal or me.  We welcome your inquiries.


I look forward to meeting many of you at the Back-To-School Nights.


Educationally Yours,


Dr. Gayle Strauss


2017-2018 District Goals

The Franklin Lakes Public Schools will establish a comprehensive strategy for assessment that includes the use, analysis, and reporting of multiple measures, as well as an evaluation of current assessments to ensure alignment to key learning goals outlined in the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, to drive instructional expectations and their outcomes, as measured by tri-annual reporting of appropriate state and local data.



The Franklin Lakes Public Schools will develop and be prepared to implement policies and procedures to address mid-year changes in enrollment in support of the seamless provision of services, as measured by enrollment reports, achievement data, and applicable reallocation of financial and staff resources.



The Franklin Lakes Public Schools will communicate effectively with parents, students, and the Franklin Lakes community, by providing improved 2-way mechanisms for teachers and administrators to interact with parents, and for the community at large to become more informed about the District, as evidenced by the implementation of additional methods for stakeholder dialogue, such as public forums, surveys, and workshops.



The Franklin Lakes Public Schools will allocate financial resources in a fiscally responsible and transparent manner that ensures the provision of high quality educational services while remaining sensitive to taxpayers, and strives to propose a 2018-2019 budget within the state imposed budget cap, as measured by outcomes of the annual budget process.