Parent Information

Carlstadt Public School (CPS) is committed to parents, family and community involvement in the educational process.  The links below contain important information and instructions to help parents and guardians of CPS students stay informed of their progress.  More links will be posted as they become available.


 Welcome Back   Childfind 
 Child Find 2019  Child Find 2019

 Parent Notification of Assessment 2020 

Progress Report Instructions

 Notice of Restraint and Seclusion 2020 

LinkIt 9-2018 

 Notice of Non-Discrimination 2020  Parent-Guardian Consent form 2020 





Family Support Organization of Bergen County

FSOBC Brochure 2019.pdf 

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Special Education Parent Advocacy Committee Meeting SEPAC


IEP Meeting Information

Good morning parents, 
I hope everyone is staying healthy. The Child Study team will continue to hold IEP meetings remotely, using the Google Hangout platform, during the extended school closure. See direction below:

How to Join a Meeting:

  1. Case manager (Therese, Melissa or Susan) will send you an invite to your email address.

  2. You will receive a notification in your email inbox. Click: Going.

  3. On the date and time of your scheduled meeting, Click: Join Hangouts Meet.

  4. Click: Join and use phone for audio

  5. On the right-hand side, Click: Dial-In.

  6. Dial the number that is provided.

  7. When prompted, enter pin.

Should you have any questions please contact me directly at: 
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation during this time. I will be available daily to answer any questions and concerns.


Diana Silva
Director of Special Services 
Carlstadt Public School
550 Washington Street
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
(201) 672-3000 x-3111

Parent Information

 Teleconference IEP_ Parent Notification -1-.pdf 

March 23, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

In an effort to keep the IEP’s up to date, we will hold  Planning, IEP, and Eligibility meetings through a teleconference using the Google Hangout platform.  If you are not in agreement with your child's meeting taking place via teleconference, please let me know in writing (  as soon as possible and the meeting will be rescheduled when school reopens. 

Parents will receive the draft IEP by email directly after the meeting and a finalized version within 10 days following the meeting.  


Diana Silva



Parent Consent Virtual Learning

 Parent Consent Virtual Learning.pdf 

March 26,2020

Consent for Participation in Virtual Special Education Classes, IEP Meetings  and Related Services

Dear Parents/ Guardians:

As you are aware, the Carlstadt Public School District is currently, and for the foreseeable future, closed by order of the Bergen County Executive County Superintendent, the New Jersey Department of Education and the Governor. The Department of Special Services is committed to ensuring our students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities, including the provision for a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). The recent developments of the novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 health situation necessitated the Special Education Department to develop guidelines for remote learning activities and other programming and services for special education students and their families. This notice serves to notify you and obtain consent for the following: 

  • To hold a “virtual” audio or video meeting/conference regarding your child. You will be contacted by your child’s case manager to arrange a mutually convenient time and date within the normal school hours for the virtual meeting, followed by a formal notice electronically, 
  • To my child’s participation in virtual group related services and/or special education classes (e.g., resource, self- contained, as appropriate based on my child’s needs) with the understanding that this platform may be viewed by other students, parents and guardians, who may be present in or observing the session to assist their child. Remote group learning (at the discretion of the service provider) may include but not limited to “virtual” audio or video meetings/conferences, telephone calls, packets with skill based activities. 


Please note further that no parties are permitted to audio- record or video-record remote instruction sessions or remote related services sessions, just as they are not permitted to record in-person sessions. 

Finally, please remind your child that all students are required to adhere to and comply with all applicable Board policies governing the use of technology. 

By receipt of this notice you give consent for any of the above referenced items to be implemented. 


If you choose to deny consent to any of the above referenced items, you MUST  email Diana Silva @ and waive your right to the procedural timelines guided by N.J.A.C. 6A:14, SPECIAL EDUCATION. Your child will continue to have access to instructional/related service materials on the district website, (click STUDENT tab) and/or Google Classrooms found within each school’s site.




Diana Silva