MLK Events

  • Student Early Dismissal

    12:45 Dismissal

    Teachers PM PD

  • School Closed

    Memorial Day Observance

  • Proposed Last Day of School/Early Dismissal

    Proposed Last Day of School for Teachers & Students

    12:45 Dismissal for Students

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District Events

  • School is In Session

    1/2 Day for Students and Staff Snow Make up Day

    Atlantic City Board of Education
  • Board Meeting

    Committe Meeting Begins at 5:00 pm

    Regular Meeting Begins at 6:00 pm

    6th Floor Citi Center Building

    Atlantic City Board of Education
  • Memorial Day

    Schools Closed

    Atlantic City Board of Education
  • Abbreviated Day


    Atlantic City Board of Education
  • Abbreviated Day

    Atlantic City Board of Education
  • Abbreviated Day

    Atlantic City Board of Education
  • Board Meeting

    Committe Meeting Begins at 5:00 pm

    Regular Meeting Begins at 6:00 pm

    6th Floor Citi Center Building

    Atlantic City Board of Education
  • Abbreviated Day

    Atlantic City Board of Education
  • Abbreviated Day

    Atlantic City Board of Education
  • Proposed Last Day


    Atlantic City Board of Education
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Our Parental Involvement Policy

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School Complex's Parental Involvement Policy

To print the policy, click here:  MLK Parental Involvement Policy.pdf 

The faculty and staff at Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. School Complex promote and encourage Parental Involvement to assist in meeting student needs in all phases of the educational process. This policy has been jointly developed with parents to establish the expectations for parent involvement described as below. Ongoing opportunities for such involvement will arise throughout the school year for interested parties to participate and/or be informed. The Parent Involvement Plan will be reviewed annually and revised as necessary. We appreciate any suggestions that you may have to better our Communication and Parental Involvement processes (see Part One and Part Two below).



  • Open House is held at the beginning of school year. This event gives parents the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher(s), learn about the curriculum used in the classroom, forms of assessment used to measure student progress, and after-school programs for students and parents, etc.
  • Interim report cards will be sent home to inform parents of progress, or lack of, before final report cards are sent home.
  • Notices will be sent home to inform parents of special student recognition and upcoming events and activities, and early dismissals, etc.
  • The school web site will be kept up to date with current school news informing parents of activities, cafeteria menus, classroom news, and much more.
  • Published news articles, in our district newsletter, will keep parents informed of successes and upcoming activities.
  • A scheduled Parent/Teacher Conference will be held annually and upon parent request for communication between parent and teacher on student progress. The school-parent compact is jointly discussed as it relates to the child’s current achievement. Provisions will be made to provide flexible scheduling opportunities for parents who have possible conflicts to arise.
  • A School-Parent compact will be distributed to each child annually to outline the commitment and learning expectations for all key stakeholders.
  • A student/parent handbook is designed and published annually to provide information concerning school policies and procedures, academic guidelines, notification of our written school level parent involvement plan, current school calendar, and extracurricular schedule of events, etc.


Parental Involvement:

  • Our PAC, Parent Advisory Council, meets monthly to strengthen our partnership in developing a stronger educational facility for all students and parents.
  • We promote parent volunteers with our annual Book Fairs, Media Center, Extracurricular Activities, etc.
  • Parents are invited into classrooms to read stories, discuss careers, share cultures/customs, etc.
  • Parents are encouraged to actively participate with school personnel in an annual meeting to review/revise the school policy, parental involvement plan, school-parent compact, participation in the School-wide Title I program, and interpretation of state assessment results.
  • Parents are given opportunities through our Title I Parent Resource Center
    • to receive training and/or learning materials to work with their children to improve academic achievement
    • to attend day and night parent/adult classes in wrap-around service resources, computers, GED, and ESL
  • A transition plan involving orientation is implemented for parents and students to assist in the adjustment of pre-school to kindergarten and middle school to the high school level.

Our Parent/Student/School Compact

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School Complex's Parent/Student/School Compact

To download the document, click here:  MLK Parent Compact

School-Parent Compact

 This compact is to promote a positive school-parent relationship to assist all students in achieving high academic standards.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School Complex is committed to the development of the whole child-physically, mentally and emotionally.  We shall establish a safe orderly, caring and attractive educational environment in which our students will learn to function productively and cooperatively in a diverse society and world.  Learning shall be meaningful:  it shall actively involve students in acquiring and applying academic skills.  The commitments requested in this compact are voluntary and in no way legally binding. 

 As a parent/guardian, I                         , will strive to;

  • Be totally committed to assist in the academic advancement of my child.
  • Have my child in school on time, in uniform, well rested and prepared with the tools necessary to complete assignments.
  • Support my child by showing interest and helping my child with home work.
  • Create a professional relationship with my child’s teacher.
  • Attend the School’s Parent Advisory Council Meeting and District-Wide Parent Advisory Council Meetings.
  • Help my child to resolve conflicts in a positive and non-violent ways.
  • Encourage my child to be respectful at all times and follow rules/regulation.

Signature                                       Date         /    /      

As a student, I                         , will strive to;

  • Work hard and be responsible for my actions.
  • Do my class work and complete my homework.
  • Respect other students, staff, the school and follow rules/regulations.
  • Comply with the Code of Conduct.
  • Come to school in uniform, on time, prepared and eager to succeed.
  • Refrain from participating in any form of bullying (physical, verbal, cyber, etc.)
  • Report all instances of bullying.
  • Ignore childish and disrespectful peers.
  • Get good grades and study hard.
  • Remember that I am a student with a dream and I am a student with a future.

Signature                                              Date         /    /   


School-Parent Compact

As a teacher, I                     , will strive to;

  • Help each child reach their potential by instructing students according to the I.E.P. (if applicable).
  • Help each child become a life long learner.
  • Help to develop character.
  • Provide a safe classroom environment that is conducive for the child’s learning and growth.
  • Communicate with parents including positive feed back as well (strength & weaknesses).
  • Ensure and encourage students to maintain adequate yearly progress.
  • Challenge to expand cultural, social and intellectual experiences.
  • Give a child a fresh start every day/ every year and encourage self motivation.
  • Promote the school as a community of diverse individuals charged with creating productive citizens.
  • Attend professional development workshops and classes to strengthen teaching practices.
  • Welcome community support.

Signature                                   Date         /    /     

As a principal, I support this form of parent involvement.  Therefore, I will strive to do the following:

  • Provide an environment that allows for positive communications between the teacher, parent and student.
  • Encourage teachers to regularly provide homework assignments that will reinforce classroom instruction.
  • Provide opportunities for parents to be involved in the school and in their child’s education.

Signature                                   Date         /    /   

Report Card Information

 Marking Period 1 is completed.

      -MP2 Interim report December 21, 2017

Marking Period 2 closes January 23, 2018 and reports sent home soon after.

     -MP3 Interim report February 23, 2018

Marking Period 3 closes March 26, 2018 and reports sent home soon after.

     -MP4 Interim report May 11, 2018

Marking Period 4 and final grade report cards will be given to students on the last day of school.

LivingTree Social Media


Parents! We’re excited to announce that we are using LivingTree to stay engaged and connected as a community. LivingTree is a private and secure network that allows two-way sharing (messages, photos, files, events, volunteering) within each class; and it will serve as your one-stop-location for all school and class information pertaining to your family. You’ll be hearing a lot more about LivingTree very soon. Once you receive instructions on connecting to our private network, be sure to download the free mobile app to easily access (or share!) information wherever you are! 

Help Documents:

  1. LivingTree How-To Guide: English 
  2. LivingTree How-To Guide: Spanish 
  3. Parent Quick-Start Guide 
  4. Parent Awareness Letter 

Video Resources:

  1. LivingTree - Raising the Pride 
  2. LivingTree Walk-Through 
  3. LivingTree YouTube Page