Student Services

What We Offer... 
The Somerset Hills Department of Student Services provides a full range of specialized program options from pre-school through high school. Program options are determined individually, remaining mindful of the need to educate students within the Least Restrictive Environment. Regular education with supplementary aids and services, in-class support, resource center support are all a part of the full continuum of placement options available within the district. The district also has a class for preschool children with disabilities, inclusion preschool classes and a self-contained Middle School and High School Multiply Disabled program. When appropriate, program options outside of the district are considered.  Child Study Team members include learning consultants, psychologists and social workers. All classes are taught by certified teachers of students with disabilities who are also certified in the required general education area. Paraprofessionals are utilized to assist teachers and children as needed. Related services providers include speech and language specialists, occupational therapists and physical therapists.  A board certified behavior analyst is available as needed.  For more information about the program, contact the Department of Student Services at 25 Olcott Avenue, Bernardsville, NJ 07924, 908-630-3013.

Teresa  Vaught 
Supervisor of Student Services 

Mrs Patti Pedota
Secretary to the Supervisor 

Mrs. Debbie Rodenbach 
Department Secratary                    

Facilitators for Spanish
speaking families 

Kelly Robles
Department Secretary
ARC of Somerset County 
Support Center

141 South Main Street 
Manville, NJ 08835 
908-725-8544  x672 

Inclusionary Preschool Program
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We are pleased to announce that in September 2019, we are offering an inclusionary preschool class at the Bedwell Elementary School. The preschool class will serve the needs of general education children as well as children with special needs. Classes will be held Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-11:30 am. The tuition will be $350.00 per month. Income indexed tuition waivers are available. Transportation will not be provided.  A $100 deposit will be required at time of acceptance in the program.

Enrollment in the program is limited and will be determined by lottery. Children not selected will remain in the lottery pool and selected as openings occur. To be eligible for the lottery, a child must be three years old on or before October 1, 2019. A birth certificate and proof of Bernardsville, Far Hills, Gladstone or Peapack residency will be required. The lottery will be held on April 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm in the Administration Building at 25 Olcott Avenue.

Preschool lottery applications, which will be accepted until April 20, 2019 may be obtained through the district website at Departments/Student Services.

Programa Pre-escolar de Inclusión

Queremos anunciar que en septiembre del 2019, ofreceremos una clase de inclusión pre-escolar  en la  escuela de Bedwell.  La clase pre-escolar servirá  a los niños de educación general y niños con necesidades especiales. Las clases serán ofrecidas 9:00 am-11:30 pm.El costo de la matrícula será $350.00  por mes.  La suspensión de matrícula está disponible para aquellas familias que califican para criterios federales o estadales, incluso la obtención de almuerzo gratis.  No se proporciona ningún transporte.

La matrícula del programa es limitada y será determinada por medio de un sorteo.  Los niños no elegidos  se quedarán en la lista de espera y serán seleccionados cuando ocurran aberturas de matrícula.  Para ser eligible, el niño debe tener tres años en o antes del primero de octubre del 2019, tener un certificado o partida de nacimiento y prueba de residencia en Bernardsville, Far Hills, Peapack o Gladstone. El sorteo se efectuará en la biblioteca de la escuela el 26 de Abril del 2019 a las 3:00 de la tarde en el edificio administrativo al 25 Olcott Avenue, Bernardsville. 

Las aplicaciones para el sorteo de matrícula serán aceptadas hasta el 23 de Abril del 2019.  Puede obtener una aplicación en la página electrónica del districto escolar:

Departments/Student Services.

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