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Summer meals for kids and teens. Click HERE for more info.

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Recognition for Special Services Educators 

 

Two Bergen County Special Services educators and an educational support professional were recently recognized for their outstanding dedication, professionalism, and commitment by the Bergen County Teacher/Educational Support Professional Recognition Award Program. Hui (Christina) Chen from Washington Elementary; Susan Lesh, District Speech Therapist; and Lisa Lyon-Hess from Bleshman Regional pose with Dr. Lerner at the presentation of awards event held at the Fiesta

 

 

BCSS Welcomes Distinguished Guests to our New Facility

On March 30, Superintendent Dr. Howard Lerner led a tour of the new BCSS Educational Facility in Paramus that houses educational and vocational programs for high school students and adults with intellectual and developmental 3 30tourdisabilities. Joining Dr. Lerner were NJ State Senate President Steve Sweeney, NJ State Senators Paul Sarlo and Bob Gordon, Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III, Bergen County Freeholder Dr. Joan M. Voss, and Bergen County Freeholder Vice Chairwoman Tracy Silna Zur,
The 120,000-square-foot Educational Facility welcomed students attending the New Bridges Middle/High School programs for students with autism spectrum disorder, as well as adult clients attending vocational programs and Post 21 services, in September 2015. The administrative wing of the complex includes the Superintendent’s office; the Business office; the Bergen County Special Services CAPE Resource Center; the Educational Enterprises Division, which provides services to students in their local school districts; and the District’s Board of Education Meeting Room.

 

Information on Lead in Drinking Water

Infomation about NJ Joint Council of County Special Services HERE
Visit the New Jersey Joint Council of County Special Services School Districts engaging and informative new website http://www.njspecialservices.org!

Auvi-Q epinephrine Recall

Measles Mumps and Rubella Vaccine Information

Bergen County Department of Health Measles Letter

 Department of Health Enterovirus-D68 - Frequently Asked Questions

Earn Graduate Credits From Our C.A.P.E Resource Center

 NJQSAC Results - BCSS Designated a High Performing District by the Commissioner of Education

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We welcome everyone back for a new and exciting school year. We have a few additional resources in our new and improved version of Curiosity Corner. Curiosity Corner is a comprehensive preschool program. The newest version includes a home link DVD, to create a stronger connection at home. The focus on oral language and social-emotional development are very evident in this new version. Interactive whiteboard videos and support is built in to the curriculum. We are looking forward to fun and productive school year!

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.

A structured curriculum, Curiosity Corner and Kinder Corner, related services, and enrichment activities in physical education, art, and music are all components of the BELA program. Instruction is delivered in an integrated/inclusive manner where all students learn together. Related services are provided as per the student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) via an integrated approach with opportunities for individual therapy and/or small group instruction. Parents also have the option of registering for before- and after-school day care services at an additional fee.

For more information regarding before and after care at BELA, please go to Bergen County Technical Schools, Day Care web page.

A typical day as a BELA student (.ppt)

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Program components include:

  • Supportive Learning Environment
  • Instruction delivered in integrated settings with all students learning together
  • Integrated therapies
  • Social interaction with age-appropriate peers
  • Developmentally appropriate Curiosity Corner Preschool curriculum
  • Developmentally appropriate Kinder Corner Kindergarten curriculum
 

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Self-Assessment for Determining Grades under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights