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  • Important Message:

    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.

    Thank you.

    Bergen County Special Services

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BCSS Spotlight

  • The Bleshman Experience

    "Let's Make a Difference"

    Bleshman School Video Click on the image above to watch the video.

    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. These technologies support students with their curriculum and related services as well as promote student engagement, communication and socialization skills.

    "We could not have made a better choice for our daughter. We will miss the school and staff more than you'll ever know."

    -The Messeri Family
    Bleshman Parent

  • The Springboard Program

    "Unlocking Potential. Creating Opportunities."

    Springboard Video
    Click on the image above to watch the video.

    The Springboard Program is one of the most unique programs in the Bergen County Special Services School District in that it is located in a house rather than a school building. The Springboard Program utilizes two houses, one in Garfield and the other in Paramus, which greatly enhances transition opportunities for our students. The opportunity afforded us to utilize residential homes has had an enormous impact on our program's goal: To assist our students in achieving individual independence as they transition from school to adult life. Our students, all of whom have completed their academic requirements, benefit from our “Life Centered Career Education” curriculum that is designed to promote personal growth in Daily Living Skills, Personal Social Skills, and Occupational Guidance and Preparation.

  • The Brownstone School

    "Unlocking Potential. Creating Opportunities."

    Brownstone School Click on the images above to watch a video about the Brownstone School.

    See how the Bergen County Special Services Brownstone School is transforming the futures of students one child at a time.

    At Brownstone, technology is used in new and innovative ways utilizing Google Apps, Google Classroom, Robotics, Coding, 3D Modeling and Graphic Design to be sure to engage even the most challenging of students. This creative and inspiring setting is equipped with enormous interactive whiteboards for project based group activities, 3D printers, programmable robots, 12 inch iPad Pros and state of the art computers.

District News

  • Teacher/Educational Services Professionals Recognition Program Honorees

    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.”

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  • BCSS Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights - Self Assessment Grade for 2016-17

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  • Brownstone Technology Innovation Center

    New to Brownstone this year is our state of the art Technology Innovation Center.

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