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.
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
“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.”
From The Boggs Center:
“Information and Resources Related to COVID-19
Across the world, we are experiencing an unprecedented set of challenges as we all work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and other protective measures. Having reliable, up to date information and resources to help us better understand COVID-19, necessary health and hygiene precautions, and strategies to maintain emotional well-being is important to us all.
The Boggs Center, as New Jersey’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and New Jersey’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, has compiled a selection of resources from New Jersey and across the country that may be useful to the disability community across the state. “
View links to COVID-19 resources
Special thanks to Ms. Kelly Reer, M.A. SLE Coordinator, at BHS for the information.
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.
The New Jersey Coalition For Inclusive Education, NJICE is continuing helping Parents with its online presence, while in person assistance remains suspended. They are beginning a series of “Lunch & Learn” via ZOOM or via telephone.
“We will be covering different topics each day, but please feel free to ask any questions and we’ll try to answer them.
MONDAY, MARCH 23 @ 1:00 P.M.
Weeding Through the Web: Virtual Tours, Sing-Alongs, Story Time and Fun for All Ages
with Jessica & Katherine
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 @ 8:00 P.M.
Learning Beyond Your Kitchen Table: Finding Opportunities for Learning in Your Daily Life
with Kristy & Kim
FRIDAY, MARCH 27 @ 1:00 P.M.
Friendly Support Friday
with Michelle & Jessica
To join a Lunch and Learn session:
Meeting ID: 237 730 1823
Dial one of the numbers below to phone in:
+1 253 215 8782 US
+1 301 715 8592 US
The meeting ID and phone numbers are the same for each session.
Have trouble reaching us? Contact Grace at email@example.com for support.”