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NJ COVID-19 Guidance & Information Webpage:
Includes Easy Access to NJ COVID-19 Dash Board, Weekly Activity Reports, Daily Case Summary Reports, Executive Orders and Briefings.
NJ School, Child Care & Summer Camp Re-Opening Guidance & Resources:
Includes Linkages to Assist with Student & Staff Support, Facilities Management and Professional Resource Needs.
Interdisciplinary Resources, Hotlines & Helplines:
Local, County, State & Federal Linkages to Assist with Individual & Family Challenges, Special Situations & Transitional Events.
- BCSS Safe Return Plan Update December 2023
- BCSS Virtual or Remote Learning Plan 2023-2024
- BCSS Virtual or Remote Learning Plan 2022-2023
- BCSS Safe Return Plan Update June 2023
- Safe Return Plan SY2022-2023 Updated December 2022
- BCSS Virtual or Remote Learning Plan 2021-2022
- BCSS Safe Return to School Plan (Rev 11-1)
- BCSS ARP Plan
- BCSS ARP Plan Feedback Survey
- BCSS Safe Return Recovery Plan Amended - August 13, 2020
- BCSS Safe Returnand Recovery Plan -December 22, 2022
- BCSS Educational Update (6/25/21)
- BCSS Educational Update (Spanish)(6/25/21)
- BCSS Safe Return and Recovery Plan - July 31, 2020
- BCSS Health-Related School Closure Plan - May 19, 2020
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!
Mental Health Information
- Power in Presence Workshop
- Handling Holiday Stress - On Our Sleeves
- Gratitude and Kindness at the Holidays - On Our Sleeves
- Celebrating Non-Majority Holidays in the U.S. - On Our Sleeves
- How to Prioritize Self-Care During the Holidays | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
- 5 Mindful Holiday Self-Care Tips - Headspace
- Holiday Stress Bingo
- Calm Calendar December 2022
- 15 Great Self-Care Practices
- 101 Self-Care Ideas
Public Health, Community Wellness & School/Home Partnership Resources
Apple/Bleshman Ceremony Sizzle. Our latest space is our state of the art “smart” apartment. The apartment includes a kitchen, dining room, bathroom, living room, bedroom, and entry area. This functional space replicates the home environment with accessible features such as cabinets with pull down shelves, a wheelchair accessible induction stovetop, water faucets controlled by touch, a microwave drawer that opens/closes through touch (and is accessible for all heights), lights that can be turned on through a touch panel and window shades that are controlled through an iPad.
Our comprehensive school offers an academic / functional / career-based curriculum with an intensive therapy program that includes Occupational, Speech, and Physical Therapies as prescribed by the students’ Individualized Education Plan (IEP). A key component of our program includes offering an integrated approach in instruction and therapies.
It is the goal of the Bleshman Regional Day School to help our students reach their greatest potential in their communities. To reach that goal, we work collaboratively with the students' team including, but not limited to, the student, parents/guardians, teacher, school case manager, nurse, speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, behaviorist, local district case manager, individual nurse or assistant and principal.
We continue to focus on our in-house technology programs and how technology can increase student independence in various areas. Our Makerspace Room is tailored to our students’ abilities; it includes robotics and coding equipment, a 3D printer, and interactive technology. The Bleshman Sensory Room allows for heightened and calming sensory experiences.
Gateway High School is a departmentalized secondary alternative program that is based on National Reform models and School-To-Career initiatives. The program is designed to educate students with learning and behavioral disabilities with a need for improved coping and/or social skills.
The Bergen County Special Services School District offers the most innovative, cutting edge programs and services for students with special needs.
The Venture program services students in grades 7-12 with emotional and/or psychiatric symptomology. The program features individualized and group counseling art therapy, medication management and a strong family support system which has proven highly successful in helping students achieve both academically and socially, often for the first time in their educational career. In addition to providing all approved courses to meet graduation requirements in New Jersey, the Venture program focuses on career readiness and character building. Students can participate in community based career exploration and internships.
BELA places preschool and kindergarten students with disabilities in a typical early childhood educational center setting along with typically developing peers. Our mission is to provide a rich learning environment for students with disabilities and their typically developing peers. The program offers a full-day integrated preschool class and an integrated kindergarten class. Our goal is to see our students move on to an integrated elementary school setting.
The Elementary Program at Union Street School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is part of the Communication Skills Continuum, the largest and most comprehensive in New Jersey. Children from preschool to grade four are educated through a total communication approach. This approach uses sign language as well as listening and spoken language.
Our goal is to assist students in developing more appropriate behavior modification skills, thereby allowing them to transition to a less restrictive environment in another Bergen County Special Services program or to return to their home district high school.
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.
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.
"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.