Notifications and Policies

Non-descrimination Policy

Garfield Park Academy does not discriminate in any form against students, employees or applicants on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or disability.

Wellness Policy/Nutrient Standards for Meals and Other Foods

Child and adolescent obesity has become a major health concern in the United States. The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA), funds child nutrition programs and establishes required nutrition standards for school lunch and breakfast programs. In accordance with the requirements of the HHFKA each school in the district shall implement THIS WELLNESS POLICY that includes goals for nutrition promotion, nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that promote student wellness. Click here to read the policy now as a PDF.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) operated by US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. To find a nearby site, call 1-866-348-6479, or go to www.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks.

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

USDA recently proposed practical, science-based nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold to children at school during the school day. The proposed standards, required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, will allow schools to offer healthier snack foods for children, while limiting junk food. CLICK HERE for more information on the Act.

Reinspection for Asbestos Containing Material

Ensuring Safe Drinking Water for our Students

The health and safety of all students and staff are the top priority for Garfield Park Academy. With national events bringing increased attention to the issue of water quality, and in compliance with Department of Education regulations, we tested all of our school’s drinking water and food preparation outlets for lead. Sample collection, including identifying water outlets to be tested, carefully followed the guidance given by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection. We received the results of those tests on May 28, 2017.

We are pleased to report that none of the collected samples tested above the lead action level established by the US Environmental Protection Agency for lead in drinking water (15 pg/l [ppb]). View the full test results at the links below for the details of our lead testing initiative.