Berlin Borough School District

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  • Visit Clancy's Couch with a Book!

    It's time to visit Clancy's Couch with a Book - or two! Each week, stories designed to delight every age will be read by one of our own fabulously talented readers...one of your child's teachers! Just click the headline above. Go now! Clancy's Couch awaits. This week, we have two selections - "The Giving Tree" (Silverstein) as read by Ms. Filippone and "A Piglet Named Mercy" (DiCamillo/Dusen) as read by Mrs. Davies.

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  • Family Fun Book Bingo - November 15th

    Bingo with your family and your friends? Fantastic! Click the headline above for more information on the Family Fun Book Bingo Night, coming up on November 15th. B-I-N-G-O is fun's name-o!

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  • BCS Continues to Go Green with ColorCycle

    Join BCS as we continue on our "Go Green" Initiative with...Crayola ColorCycle! Check out the above headline to see how you can make a "mark"ed difference in the environment.

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  • Mustache You...Have You Heard of No Shave November?

    Things are getting hairy at BCS this November as some of our staff put down their razors and grow out their facial hair in support of their favorite nonprofit organizations. Please click the headline above to learn about our participants and the nonprofits they have picked to try to raise money for. Keep an eye out for additional No Shave November activities throughout the month!

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  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Parent/Teacher Conference are held on November 21st, November 22nd, November 25th (evening only), and November 26th. If you have not been contacted by the office and would like to schedule a conference with your child's teacher, please call 856-767-0129. Thank you!

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  • Missing Something??????

    Be sure to look through our Lost and Found during parent conferences on November 25th, from 6:00pm - 7:45pm. All items left without a home will be donated. The sad little lost items and us THANK YOU! See our flyer above.

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  • Fall Sports Stars!

    Congratulations to all our Fall Sports Teams for a great season! Win or lose, championship or not...no matter. BCS is known for their sportsmanship and winning spirit. For Girls' Soccer & Field Hockey - Don't worry. You'll be back. For Boys' Soccer - Congratulations on a great championship win! And now, on to our Winter Sports Season!

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  • Need childcare after Preschool hours?

    Look no further! Our PALS program is now accepting Pre-K students. For Pre-K3, the available days/hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11:30am-6:00pm. For Pre-K4, the available days/hours will be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 2:30pm-6:00pm. Please see the above headline for more information.

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  • PALS Registration Still Open!

    Whew! School is fast approaching! PALS is now accepting school year registrations. With convenient hours, fun activities, and a safe play environment, PALS is the place to be! Visit the headline for additional details, hours, and cost.

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  • Interested in Substitute Teaching at BCS?

    Click above for more information on how to substitute teach here at Berlin Community School! It takes a village to make a strong school. Join us!

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  • Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

    Now that the new school year has begun, it's time to review our arrival and dismissal procedures. Safety is always our top priority. Visit the headline for important information!

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  • Berlin Boro School District Performance Report

    The NJDOE has released the most recent School Performance Reports. Please use the following link to access our information: http://tinyurl.com/bcs-spr

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Our Mission....

  • The mission of the Berlin Community School, in an active partnership between school and community, is to provide effective and comprehensive educational opportunities in a nurturing environment designed to challenge all students to strive for personal excellence and responsible citizenship. This will foster the pursuit of life-long learning while achieving proficiency in the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and meet the challenges of an evolving global society.                         

     

H.I.B.

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    Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying
    The Board believes that a safe and civil environment in school is necessary for students to learn and achieve high academic standards. Since students learn by example, school administrators, faculty, staff, and volunteers are required to demonstrate appropriate behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate harassment, intimidation or bullying. Harassment, intimidation or bullying, like other disruptive or violent behaviors, is conduct that disrupts both a student's ability to learn and a school's ability to educate its students in a safe environment. Therefore, the school district will not tolerate acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying.

     

    District Anti-Bullying Coordinator               School Anti-Bullying Specialists

    Phil Silva                                                               Marissa Furnari                       

    Elementary School Principal                                     School Counselor                

    856-767-0129 x 202                                               856-767-0129 x 162                   
    silvap@bcsberlin.org                                                     furnarim@bcsberlin.org

     

    Kellilyn Mawson                                                             Kristina Weiss

    Middle School Principal                                                School Counselor

    856-767-0129 x 204                                                         856-767-0129 x 122

    mawsonk@bcsberlin.org                                              weissk@bcsberlin.org

H.I.B. Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying?

         HIB is defined in both the law and Board policy as: Any gesture or written, verbal or physical act or any electronic communication which is (i) motivated by any actual or perceived characteristic such as race, color, religion, ancestry, nation origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or disability, or any other distinguishing characteristic(s); and (ii) which takes place on school property, on a school bus, at a school sponsored or related event or even off school grounds in certain circumstances And that: a. A reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, that the actions will physically or emotionally harm the student or damage the student's property, that the actions would place a student in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his person or property; or b. has the effect of insulting or demeaning the student or groups of students, or c. interferes with the student’s education, or is severe or pervasive enough that it causes physical or emotional harm to a student.

    Have more questions? Please view:

     H.I.B. (Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying) Frequently Asked Questions

H.I.B. Reporting Form

  • Harassment, intimidation, and bullying will not be tolerated in the Berlin Borough School District. To assist parents and students in reporting alleged harassment, intimidation, or bullying that occurred on school property; at a school-sponsored event, or activity off of school property; on a school bus; or on the way to/from school, or through any means of electronic communication (cell phone/e-mail/internet/pager,)  in the current school year, the Berlin Borough School District has developed the following form to report any instances of harrasment, intimidation, or bullying.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you do not have to state your name.
     

    HIB Reporting Form

     

     
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