In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975 c 231 this is to advise that the Bergen County Special Services Board of Education will hold a virtual Special Public meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 to begin at 12:00pm.
Information for Parents
- BCSS Emergency Closure Plan - March 26, 2020
- COVID-19 Educational Update - March 25, 2020
- Please read this important announcement from Superintendent Dr. Howard Lerner, Ed.D. regarding school closures and the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Coronavirus Information - Update March 6, 2020
- Coronavirus Information - Update March 3, 2020
- Coronavirus Information (Spanish) - Update March 5, 2020
- Updated Guidance and Resources Regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus
- Facts about Influenza
- Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults
- LEAD IN DRINKING WATER TESTING 3-16-2018 - BCSS INITIAL COMPLIANCE SAMPLING REPORT
- LEAD IN DRINKING WATER - BCSS PHASE 2 ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT SAMPLING REPORT 8-18-2016
- LEAD IN DRINKING WATER ASSESSMENT 9-13-2016 BCSS SAMPLING REPORT POST FILTER INSTALLATION
- INITIAL LEAD SAMPLING RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM CHA 5-6-2016
It recently came to our attention that there is a letter/post circulating regarding a bottle cap collection.
Please be advised that this was not sponsored, endorsed, or approved by Bergen County Special Services School District.
Bergen County Special Services
We are so proud of our Springboard Graduate, Andrew for earning Employee of the Year at Eastwick College in Hackensack. Congratulations to Andrew and our staff at BCSS Springboard!
Educators from the Bergen County Technical Schools and Special Services School District were among the many educational professionals honored recently at the Bergen County Teacher Recognition Program/Educational Professionals Luncheon. Pictured with Superintendent Dr. Howard Lerner are, from left, Brian Respass (BCA), Tonilynn DeMarco (ATHS @ BCC), Anne Marie Verdiramo (BCTS/Paramus), Dana Zweben (BCTS/Paramus), Susan Condro (BCSS Evergreen Program), Gwendolyn Lotter (BCTS/Teterboro), Dana Malone (BCTS/Teterboro),Sheralyn Rohllf (Secondary Hearing Impaired Program/Midland Park)
We congratulate Megann Bassillo, Teacher at Washington Elementary; Dr. Theresa Kelly, Physical Therapist with Educational Enterprises; and Sue Shafer, Teacher at Bleshman, who were recently honored for their efforts on behalf of students by the Bergen County Teacher/Educational Services Professionals Recognition Program. The Teacher Recognition Program was developed in 1985 to acknowledge classroom teachers who exhibit exceptional performance, and broadened in 2004 following the enactment of the Annual Educational Services Professionals Recognition Act. The goal of this program is to recognize outstanding teachers and educational services professionals at the local and county levels. An outstanding teacher is “one who uses effective and innovative instructional techniques, establishes a positive classroom climate, utilizes educational technology in an effective manner, and fosters feelings of self-worth and love of learning in students.” An outstanding educational services professional is “one who functions as a frontline advocate for the student between home and school, fosters an appropriate environment for learning, supports classroom instruction by addressing the needs of all students, and demonstrates professionalism while retaining respect, humor, compassion, and concern for the whole child.”
Career Crossroads is a shared time vocational program, offering students the opportunity to explore and prepare for careers in Sales and Customer Service, or Hospitality and Food Service. Students engage in classroom, project-based and community-based learning experiences. A focus of Career Crossroads is preparing students to acquire independence and the “soft skills” required for workplace success: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem-solving, critical thinking, and professionalism. Students in the morning program are ages 18-21. Students attending the afternoon program are in grades 11 and 12 and attend their local high school in the morning.
The BCSS programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing are the largest and most comprehensive in New Jersey. Children and their families from birth to twenty-one are provided services throughout the continuum and students are educated through a listening and spoken language or a total communication approach.
"Let's Make a Difference" Bergen County Special Services School uses robots to help teach life skills to differently abled students. See how Bleshman infuses technology into their daily routines! Bleshman Regional Day School helps students reach their greatest potential with a technology driven focus.
The Transition Center at Wood-Ridge educates students, grades 5 through the age of twenty-one, with special needs who demonstrate cognitive delays. Instruction focuses on developing each student's independent living skills to their full potential. The Transition Center provides a full day school- and community-based learning environment, which includes Individual Education Program (IEP)-driven instruction focusing on the mastery of functional academic skills required for daily living and working in the community.