Announcements

  • Events at the Carlstadt Public Library

    Food for Fines     December 1- 31, 2017 Information attached.

     The Not Quite New Year's Party    December 28, 2017, 2 pm.  Information attached.

    Carlstadt Public School
  • Free dental Services for Children 6-14

    Bergen Community College, Department of Dental Hygiene, through grant support from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, is sponsoring free dental examinations, prophylaxis ( cleaning), sealants, and fluoride treatments for children ages 6 to 14 on the following days:
    Friday, September 29
    Monday, October 9
    Friday, November 101414
    Monday, December 11, 2017.
    Appointments are at 8:30am and 1 :OOpm in the Health Professions Building, HP 103, 201-447-7180. Please distribute the enclosed flyer to your grammar and middle schools for classes that have children ages 6 through 14.
    In addition, we will be sponsoring a morning session at 9:00am on Saturday, October 14, 2017
    Please see flyer attached.

    Carlstadt Public School
  • Honeywell Instant Alert System

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

     

    Keeping parents informed and involved helps to assure student safety and improve student success.  It has become more difficult for schools to reach families quickly and effectively.  This is why our school is using the Honeywell Instant Alert® for Schools.

     

    Instant Alert for Schools is an essential tool for notification and communication. Within minutes of an emergency, school officials can use Instant Alert to deliver a single, clear message to the students’ parents or guardians by telephone, cell phone, e-mail, pager or PDA in any combination. Instant Alert can also be used to notify you of a school closing due to inclement weather.  It’s an equally effective way to keep you informed of everyday activities, such as event times and locations as well as schedule changes.

     

    Instant Alert is Internet based, allowing each family to maintain a secure, password protected online profile. Included in this letter is an instruction sheet for accessing the system and creating your profile.  You can log into your profile at any time to update your contact information.  Maintaining the accuracy of your profile will increase the ability of the school to keep you informed.

     

    Your online profile will enable you to:

    • Input your personal contact information
    • Select which type of school information you would like to receive on each of your contact devices
    • Set the days and time of days you would like your phone devices to receive alerts.

    (You may leave it as is which is 24 hrs.)

    • View the alerts that have been sent to you in the past

     

    The system is ready for you to use at https://instantalert.honeywell.com immediately.  If your contact information has changed or you are new to the district, please log in and set-up or change your profile.  We encourage all of you to take advantage of this opportunity, as we will be utilizing this system for most of our school-to-home communication.

     

    If you need assistance with your profile, please go to https://intstantalert.honeywell.com and click on the Help Request link on the lower right hand side of the page, or contact the school at 201-672-3000.  Be sure to set your e-mail spam filter to receive e-mail from Honeywell.com.  If you do not have access to a computer, please notify the school office to make an appointment so someone can assist you with setting up your account.

     

    Sincerely,

    Stephen M. Kollinok

    Superintendent of Schools

    Carlstadt Public School
  • Lead in Drinking Water Report

    Dear Carlstadt Public School Community:

    Please read attached letter from our Superintendent and the attached Lead Drinking  Water Report.

    Carlstadt Public School
  • "ESSA" Every Student Succeeds Act

    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was passed by the U.S. Congress late last year and signed into law on December 10, 2015. The ESSA replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and is the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

    Although NCLB was designed to make changes in teaching and learning in order to increase students’ academic achievement, the Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) provision under NCLB was eliminated from the ESSA. Despite this fact, all educators in New Jersey still are required to hold the appropriate state certificate/license for their given position.   

    Under the ESSA, all schools receiving Title I funds must inform parents of their right to ask schools about the professional qualifications of their child’s teachers and paraprofessionals. Our school receives Title I funding and we are happy to share this information with you upon your request.

    New Jersey has some of the most qualified teachers in the country, and we are extremely proud of the quality of the teaching staff in the Carlstadt School District. All our regular teachers have college degrees and many have advanced degrees. In addition, every teacher continues learning through professional development activities and our teachers are evaluated each year to make sure their teaching skills remain at the highest possible level.

    I encourage you to support your child’s education and communicate with your child’s teacher(s) on a regular basis. For more information on ESSA, and the role of parents, please visit the United States Department of Education’s (USDE) website at http://www.ed.gov/essa.

    By partnering, families and educators can provide your child with the best education possible.

    Sincerely,

    Allison Evans Director of Curriculum and Instruction

     

    Carlstadt Public School
  • Pre- Registration for Kindergarten and Pre-K

    IMPORTANT SURVEY QUESTION BELOW FOR ALL PARENTS
    Dear Resident:
    The Carlstadt Board of Education operates a full day Kindergarten program. Children who will be five years of age by October 1, 2017 are eligible to attend.
    To plan appropriately for our full day Kindergarten and , we must determine the number of children who will attend this program in September. Please complete the pre-registration form below and return it to Carlstadt Public School no later than Friday, February 28, 2017.
    You may also pre-register online. Please go to www.carlstadt.org, under "Quick Links", click on "Carlstadt Open Registration". Please return the tear off to the Main Office by February 28. Please be aware that you will still need to pick up a registration packet prior to March 30 ( or print and complete registration forms found under Parent tab on this website ). If you have any questions you can call 201-672-3000.

    Please see more information and short forms below:

    Carlstadt Public School
  • School Safety Parent Survey

     
     

    School Safety Parent Survey

    The CPS School Safety Team has met several times this year to discuss the safety and climate in Carlstadt. Parents, please participate in a short anonymous survey.  The purpose of the survey is to gain an understanding of how parents feel about the school environment as a means to improve student relationships, learning conditions, and the school’s overall safety. The information collected will assist our School Safety Team with making decisions regarding the climate at the Carlstadt Public School. Results will also determine the training and support needed to improve school climate and safety. Thank you for your participation.

     Click on link below for survey:

    https://goo.gl/forms/HDXrxDMr3D6sVcml1

    Carlstadt Public School
  • Parental Notification of Standardized Assessment

    Parental Notification of Standardized Assessment

    The NJDOE requires districts to provide parents or guardians with information regarding state assessments administered during the school year. Please read attached letter.

    This letter was also emailed to all parents.

    Carlstadt Public School
  • New Principal's Corner

    PLEASE take a look at the Principals Corner daily. Important notices will be posted there along with other school information . Principals corner is located under the PARENTS TAB.

    http://www.carlstadt.org/principals_corner

     

    Carlstadt Public School
  • Superintendent's Newsletter

    Carlstadt Public School in Action Newsletter

     

    Carlstadt Public School

Special Services: Director, Diana Silva

 

The Carlstadt Public School Department of Special Services, in compliance with New Jersey Administrative Code, provides high quality education in the least restrictive environment to its students with disabilities who require special education services. Emphasis is placed on facilitating inclusion in general education settings to the fullest extent possible.  Programs are assessed on an ongoing basis to insure that students’ individual needs are met.  

Special Services Staff is comprised of experts in their fields who are dedicated to developing education plans and delivering services vital to meeting each student’s needs.   

Child Study Team Members:

Staff

Title

Extension

Email

Diana Silva

Director of Special Services

3111

dsilva@carlstadtps.org

Susan Kiely

School Social Worker

3122

skiely@carlstadtps.org

Melissa Simon

School Psychologist

3123

msimon@carlstadtps.org

Therese Kearns

Learning Disabilities Teacher - Consultant

3040

skearns@carlstadtps.org

Allison Gorelick

Speech and Language Specialist

3106

agorelick@carlstadtps.org

Keith Martell

Occupational Therapist

3139

kmartell@carlstadtps.org

Christine Bradley

Secretary for the CST

3139

cbradley@carlstadtps.org


A student may be referred to the Child Study Team for evaluation by teachers, parents/guardians, counselors, and/or building administrators.  Parents/guardians may request consideration for evaluation of their child by  writing a request to the Director of Special Services.

FOR MORE INFO SEE BELOW

 

Eligibility of Services

Eligibility of Services

Who is Eligible

Any child between the ages of 3 and 21, whose parents are legal residents of Borough of Carlstadt, is a potential candidate for services. Services are for students (age 3 - 21) with educational disabilities or believed to have such disabilities.

Becoming Eligible

A child between the ages of 2 1/2 and 5 can be evaluated by the Child Study Team (CST) to determine if there exists an educational disability. Parents are encouraged to phone the Special Services Department to request further information at (201) 672- 3000 x 3111.

 

Any child who is having difficulty in school should be referred to the  Intervention & Referral Services (I&RS) Team, where interventions will be developed to address those difficulties. If school-based, general education efforts do not resolve the difficulty, the I&RS Team may make a referral to the Child Study Team. Each step of the way, parents are part of the process and are informed before any action is taken.

 

Parents have the option of making a direct written referral to the Child Study Team, but working with the school-based I&RS Team is recommended as an appropriate first step in most situations.

Child Study Team Process

Child Study Team Process

The process begins with the parent being notified, in writing, of a meeting with the Team and receiving a copy of Parental Rights in Special Education, a booklet prepared by the NJ Department of Education advising parents of their basic rights and responsibilities in the process.

 

The first meeting is a planning meeting at which time all available information is reviewed with the parents, the CST, the child's teacher, and others who might have knowledge of the child and his or her difficulty in school. Following review of the material, a decision is made whether or not the child potentially has an educational disability. If there is agreement that an evaluation should be conducted, the nature and scope of the evaluation is discussed and written parent consent for the evaluation is required.

 

Each document that is prepared and/or signed is copied for the parents, and they are reminded throughout the process of their parental rights.

 

Members of the CST conduct individual evaluations based on their specialties. A written report is prepared and sent to the parents in advance of an Eligibility Meeting, held to discuss all of the evaluations and to receive the recommendations of the Child Study Team. Again, parent input is an important part of this process. Parents may bring others to any meeting if they wish.

 

Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC)

Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC)

NJ Administrative Code 6A:14-1.2(h): “Each board of education shall ensure that a special education parent advisory group is in place in the district to provide input to the district on issues concerning students with disabilities.”

 

As such, the Carlstadt Public School District established the C.P.S SEPAG as a forum for parents/guardians to provide input to the district regarding students with disabilities. The committee meets on a regular basis to discuss District matters regarding Special Education programs. We welcome the participation of all parents.

Progress Reports

Progress Reports

Parents will be regularly informed of their student's progress toward the annual goals.Progress reports will be available to you online through the Genesis Parent Portal.

Please follow the procedure listed below:

 

 

  • Click on Summary
  • Under the attendance you will see a link for “IEP Direct Document Portal”
  • Click OK
  • Click link for “IEP Progress Report” and  select the current marking period
  • Progress Report will download on the bottom of your screen, click on the .pdf to open and view

 

 

Hard copies of progress reports are available, when requested.

 

Project Child Find

Project Child Find  

The Carlstadt Public School district recognizes the importance of providing services to children with special needs through its Project Child Find efforts. CPS annually seeks to identify children, residing in the Borough of Carlstadt, from the ages of 3 through 21 who may be at risk for learning disabilities. Children in this age group who exhibit developmental delays in language, cognition, physical and/or emotional development, may be eligible for services from the public school. If your child is determined to be potentially eligible for services, the local public school district will evaluate your child.  The evaluation is available to preschoolers; to highly mobile students with disabilities, such as migrant and homeless students; and to students who may have a disability. Children found to be eligible for special education and related services are entitled to free and appropriate special education programming and related services. Parents should contact the district, if they have concerns, when their child is 2 years six months of age.

If you suspect that your child has a disabling condition or you would like further information, please call the Office of Special Services at (201) 672- 3000  extension 3111.  

Information is provided to parents of children from birth through 3 years of age regarding early intervention services.

Early Intervention (Birth to 3 years):

Early Intervention services are available for children from birth to three years old who exhibit delays in communication, motor skills, cognition, or behavior. Call the County Office at 201-336-6875 or the Student Personnel Services Office (800) 322-8174 for additional information.

 

http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/eis/

http://www.nj.gov/education/specialed/childfind/fact_sheet.pdf

NJ Special Education Regulation (PRISE)

NJ Special Education Regulation (PRISE)

 

Parents or guardians may access:

 

Parental Rights in Special Education (PRISE)

English

Revised August 2016

http://www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/form/prise/prise.pdf

Spanish

Revised September 2012

http://www.trenton.k12.nj.us/Downloads/prise_s.pdf

Arabic

Revised September 2012

http://www.trenton.k12.nj.us/Downloads/prise_ar.pdf

Korean

Revised September 2012

http://www.trenton.k12.nj.us/Downloads/prise_kor.pdf

Portuguese

Revised September 2012

http://www.trenton.k12.nj.us/Downloads/prise_por.pdf

If you would like a printed copy of N.J.A.C. 1:6A, N.J.A.C. 6A:14, or PRISE, please request one from the Office of Special Services by emailing cbradley@carlstadtps.org.