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.
Not an easy watch, but an informative one.
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.
Para más información contacte a: Fanny Ochoa a email@example.com 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
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.”
DEADINE is July31,2020
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.”
“Bloomfield Schools Request Your Input On The Community Re-Entry Survey
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On Friday, June 26, 2020, Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey Schools would open their doors in September. The district requests your feedback for consideration when planning this re-entry process. Please consider sharing your thoughts through the attached Community Re-Entry Survey
This survey will close on Friday, July 3, 2020. Thank you in advance for your participation.”
We were all set for a terrific joint presentation with the good folks over at Glen Ridge Association for Special Education (GRASE) about TRANSITION to Adulthood for older students back in April. That was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID. However, here is a second chance to learn some information about TRANSITION by stepping in virtually to The ARC of NJ’s Webinar on Transition WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, FROM 3:30 – 4:30 P.M.
REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR- HERE
Our Virtual SEPAC Meeting will take place online on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 6 PM.
The future ways that upcoming Special Education may be happening will be outlined. Please submit your questions by email now to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The NJ Department of Human Services has created a quick guide to help residents make informed decisions for their families as it relates to public charge and public benefits. It is important that families understand that they have access to some resources regardless of their immigration status, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.
El NJ Departamento de Servicios Humanos ha creado una guía rápida para ayudar a los residentes a tomar decisiones informadas para sus familias en relación con la carga pública y los beneficios públicos. Es importante que las familias entiendan que tienen acceso a algunos recursos independientemente de su estado migratorio, especialmente durante la crisis de COVID-19.