EARLY START – 5:45 PM -This Wednesday’s (March 10th) ONLINE SEPAC MEETING. TOPICS: SCHOOL RE-OPENING PLANS & TALK WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ATTORNEYS ON SPECIAL EDUCATION RIGHTS

PLEASE NOTE THIS WEDNESDAY’S SEPAC MEETING BEGINS EARLY AT 5:45 PM.

The first quarter of the meeting features Superintendent Salvatore Gonçalves & Assistant Superintendent Joe Fleres on the SCHOOL-RE-OPENING PLAN.

The second part features the legal team of MANES & WENBERG, LLP, Special Needs Attorneys talking about you and your child’s RIGHTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION,

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING ONLINE WITH YOU PRESS HERE FOR THE GOOGLE MEETING LINK

(US) +1 803-510-7198 (PIN: 225878420) <—-phone link
– YOUR BLOOMFIELD SEPAC TEAM

Tonight’s (Feb. 23, 2021) Board of Education Meeting Topic Includes a Presentation About Planned In-Person & Hybrid Instruction in Our Schools!

BOE MEETING SCHEDULE PUBLIC OPENING – 7:30 PM (Tentative Time)
A) -Presentation: In-Person & Hybrid Instruction in Bloomfield Schools – With Superintendent Salvatore Gon
çalves

BOE MEETING PUBLIC COMMENT PHONE LINE – 973-381-7200

PRESS HERE TO LINK TO THE LIVE STREAM

Maria Sanders, LSW – Presents at our Feb. 10, 2021 ONLINE Bloomfield SEPAC Meeting, from 6-7 P.M.

https://meet.google.com/xqv-vbve-mre?authuser=0

E-mail Questions NOW, to greggo1685@gmail.com

We are very pleased  to have renowned Parent Coach, Maria Sanders, LSW, to participate in our ONLINE SEPAC MEETING. Ms. Sanders has consistently been very generous of her time in presenting at our Meetings and helping answer Parents questions. 

Maria Sanders is a Licensed Social Worker and PCI Certified Parent Coach®. She works with parents struggling with any parenting challenge, from getting a child to sleep to communicating with a taciturn teen. A lot of her work is supported by Conscious Parenting and Collaborative Problem Solving. Maria Sanders is Certified in the Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS) approach by Think:Kids, a program based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA

Maria works one on one with parents virtually (phone or video) or in her Montclair office. She offers programs to public schools, independent schools, preschools, pediatrician offices, professional organizations, and corporate settings. 

For more information about Maria Sanders, you can check out her website:

www.mariasandersparentcoach.com

Bloomfield B.O.E. Details The Return to In-Person Classes and Maintaining Virtual Classes. (VIDEO)

The Bloomfield Board of Education broadcast their Board Meeting last night, (Oct. 13, 2020.) Superintendent Goncalves and Assistant Superintendent Joseph Fleres gave very comprehensive details on the current Plans to reopen Schools for In-Person Classes on Nov.30, 2020 and on maintaining Virtual Classes for Parents who choose to do so; including schedules, safety measures and Staffing.

Please watch the video HERE

They fielded numerous questions from Bloomfield Parents as did the B.O.E, Members. Thus far, over 2,000 have viewed this video. This allowed for many more Bloomfielders to “attend” the Meeting and they took time to answer many more questions than could have been answered under regular conditions.

Zoom Meeting on “Heading Back To School During The Pandemic,” Aug. 17th at 6 P.M. from Montclair SEPAC.

From The Good Folks at Montclair SEPAC

¡Atención padres Latinos y aliados!

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Acompáñenos en una conversación virtual totalmente en español. Esta es nuestra oportunidad para hablar y compartir de nuestras experiencias tras el COVID-19, el cierre de las escuelas y el aprendizaje remoto

 -Discutiremos los desafíos de los estudiantes Latinos y sus familias durante el COVID-19

– Representantes de SPAN hablaran sobre los servicios y programas disponibles para las familias

-Información sobre los planes de reapertura de escuelas y como las familias pueden involucrarse.

– Acceso a recursos sobre COVID-19 y SPAN

miércoles, 5 de agosto de 2020

6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Registrese aqui:

 https://voceslatinasspan.eventbrite.com

Para más información contacte a: Fanny Ochoa a fochoa@spanadvocacy.org o llame al 551-260-0046

Attention Latino parents and allies!

Join us in a virtual conversation entirely in Spanish. This is our opportunity to speak up and share our experiences during COVID-19, school closures and remote learning

 -We will discuss the challenges of Latino students and their families during COVID-19

  – SPAN representatives will talk about the services and programs available to families

  -Information on school reopening plans; and how families can get involved.

 – Access to resources on COVID-19 and SPAN

 

Give Your Input On The NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities 5 Year Plan

Parents and Students are welcome to take this Survey or provide further input and suggestions. The online survey may be taken in English or Spanish and may be done anonymously.

PRESS HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY OR GET FURTHER INFORMATION

From the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities:

“Every five years, the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities develops a State Plan that reflects a comprehensive review of major service systems and issues as they affect children, teens, and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families in New Jersey. The State Plan is developed in accordance with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act). The Council’s work centers around system change activities.

The plan is important because it outlines goals, objectives, and activities that the NJCDD will implement in order to bring about system change. The State Plan guides the work of the Council and drives decisions about how staff and fiscal resources are used.

Right now, NJCDD is in the process of developing its Five-Year State Plan for the period from October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2026. 

We are gathering input from the community to formulate our goals for the next five years. We want to hear from individuals with I/DD, families, caregivers, service providers and other stakeholders about what is working for people with developmental disabilities; what needs to change; and, how could it be changed.”

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DEADINE is July31,2020

A Helpful App for Hearing/Speech Problems

GOOGLE LIVE TRANSCRIBE   Can be a very helpful APP, for your phone for aiding communications with those who are hearing impaired, deaf or have trouble processing speech. Basically, when opened it gives live closed captioning to the words you say, which come up on your phone screen and the other party can read what you have just said. They can respond with spoken words or type.  You can also switch between languages.

” Live Transcribe was made in collaboration with Gallaudet University, the premier Deaf and hard of hearing university in the US.”

NJ VIRTUAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS- STARTS JUNE 5, 2020 ONLINE

From the good folks at Hinkle, Prior & Fischer, Attorneys at Law: