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NJ's Road to Recovery Resource for Schools, Communities, Parents and Professionals
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.
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.
- BCSS Virtual or Remote Learning Plan 2022-2023
- 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
Mental Health Information
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!
Public Health, Community Wellness & School/Home Partnership Resources
Information for Parents
- Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults
- LEAD IN DRINKING WATER BLESHMAN
- LEAD IN DRINKING WATER WATER SAMPLING REPORT 6-22-2022
- 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
- Voting Information for Bergen County residents