Berlin Borough School District

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  • Early Dismissal 1/18 and School Closed 1/21

    Please note: Friday, 1/18 will be an Early Dismissal Day. Middle Schoolers will be dismissed at 12:35pm, while Elementary will be dismissed at 1:07pm. In observance of Martin Luther King Day, school will be closed Monday, 1/21. Enjoy your chilly time off!

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  • Time to register for Kindergarten!

    Will your child turn 5 on or before October 1, 2019? Open Kindergarten registration will occur on February 12th and 13th for all students who will be entering Kindergarten in September of 2019! Please click here for more information...

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  • No Name Calling Week - 1/22- 1/25

    Let’s end name-calling and bullying in schools! Inspired by James Howe’s novel The Misfits where students run for student council on a No Name-Calling campaign, No Name Calling Week encourages children to add kindness into every action. See the above headline for more information on how BCS will be putting #KindnessInAction!

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  • Learn More About ALICE Training

    ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, is a strategy that goes beyond the conventional lockdown. Join us on February 5th from 6:30pm-7:30pm as Sergeant Varano from the Berlin Police Department explains further. Please click the above headline for more information.

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  • BERLIN BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

    Applications for the BCS 4 Year Old Preschool Program are being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year. Participants in this program are determined by a lottery drawing in February. This is NOT the CER preschool program. Visit above or go to website, Departments/Child Study Team, for more details.

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  • Scoliosis Screenings for 5th and 7th Graders

    As required by State law, fifth and seventh grade students will be screened for scoliosis at school. Screenings will be carried out by the Nurse privately in the Nurse’s office, one student at a time. Please click the above headline for more information.

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  • Colorcycle = Recycle!

    BCS’s Green Team begins our Crayola ColorCycle, which repurposes used markers rather than sending them to landfills! Help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers - even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers may be included. Drop-off boxes are located around the school to deposit the markers. Push headline for more details.

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  • New Elementary Pick Up Procedures

    IMPORTANT - New Elementary Pick Up Procedures will begin on Monday, November 26th. Please see the above headline or visit the BCS website under Our School/Transportation for more information.

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  • PALS still accepting registrations!

    Have you been missing the Before and/or After School Care piece of your child's day? Then search no further! Register your child today for our school year PALS program. For more information, click the headline above or visit the PALS webpage.

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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

    Kristin Groark                                                       Jill Edmonds                       Rio Brodeur

    Assistant Principal                                                 School Counselor                School Counselor

    856-767-0129 x 204                                              856-767-0129                    856-767-0129 
    groarkg@bcsberlin.org                                                edmondsj@bcsberlin.org      brodeurr@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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