Berlin Borough School District

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  • New Student Orientation for 1st through 8th Grades

    There will be a new student orientation for newly registered 1st - 8th students on August 26th. For your convenience, we offer two times; 9:30am or 6:30pm. Please click the above headline for the letter which was sent home.

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  • Back to School - September 5, 2019

    Oh my, where did the summer go? Berlin Community School's 2019-2020 school year begins on Thursday, September 5th. Middle school students should arrive by 7:45am and elementary students by 8:20am. We are so excited to see everyone!

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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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  • Who's Looking for Fall CER Fun?

    "Fall" into the new CER Brochure available online now! From fun activities like American Girl Doll and Star Wars, skill building like Computers and STEAM, physical games like Flag Football and Basketball, and much more...there is something for everyone! CER is also offering some adult learning classes. "Leave" here to check it out by clicking headline.

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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 Now 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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  • New Administrative Team

    Please click the headline above to access the bio for each incoming administrator.

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  • 2019-2020 Supply List - All Grades

    Who doesn't like to prepared? Take a peek at the headline above and see what supplies your student will be needing in the next school year.

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  • Summer Reading for Incoming 1st through 5th Grades

    It's never too early to start your summer reading! Click the above headline for more information on the summer reading required per grade. Enjoy your summer...and read!

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  • Summer Reading for Incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders

    Summer is upon well as your student's summer reading. Please click the above headline to see information concerning the summer reading for 6th. Have a great summer...and read!

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  • Summer Reading for Eastern High School Freshman

    Summer is upon us...and so is Eastern High School's Reading Assignment for Incoming Freshman! See the above headline for more information. Time to Read!

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  • 2019-2020 BCS Theme Selected!

    How exciting! Our 2019-2020 School Theme has been selected from a variety of great suggestions. Berlin Community School's shall be...ROAR with Pride! Respect Others, Own your Actions, Act Safely and Rise to the Challenge! Stay tuned from more information.

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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.                         



    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                                                              Jill Edmonds                       

    Elementary School Principal                                    School Counselor                

    856-767-0129 x 202                                              856-767-0129                                                          



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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