About Special Services
Glen Rock Offers a Range of Inclusion Options for Students
Inclusion of Glen Rock children with disabilities means that children have the opportunity to receive their education in their regular "home-school" setting regardless of the severity of their disability,
The Resource Center Program
Support In Class — Support Out of Class — Replacement Out of Class
The RCP staff offer services to students with disabilities from grades K-12. Options for placement such as tutoring in class and out of class in small groups may be provided by instructional aides or certified special education teachers.
In Class Support occurs through the Collaborative Teaching efforts of both regular and special education teachers within the same classroom. In some RCP Collaborative Teaching settings, instructional aides work with the regular classroom teacher to carry through modifications of the curriculum under the direction of a certified teacher.
Elementary students may be in the RCP placement up to one half of the school day, and up to four periods a day at the secondary level.
Replacement Out of Class provides a separate curriculum in place of the regular curriculum for a subject area such as English, Math, or Learning Strategies.
All students with disabilities may have the opportunity for transportation services, assistive technology, occupational, physical, and speech therapy services; as well as support from the Commission for the Blind and services for the hearing impaired, if appropriate.
When a student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) cannot be met within the Glen Rock District, a student may be placed outside of the district. Placement considerations requires the Least Restrictive Environment aspect and may involve other public schools, Bergen County Technical and Special Services School District programs, and private schools for the disabled.
The Child Study Team
The Special Services Department staff provide services for Preschool through grade 12. Such services include evaluation, development of IEPs, program placement, educational counseling, social skills support, crisis intervention, and educational consultation with parents, classroom teachers, and administrators.
Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)
The Special Education Parent Advisory Council is a district wide organization created by parents to support the emotional, social and academic well being of children with special needs. We provide information, educational opportunities, resources, and support to families and professionals striving to achieve the maximum benefit for all children in our community. Click here to visit the SEPAC page.
The Sage Program
The Sage Program provides supportive counseling services to Glen Rock Middle and High School students as identified in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The goal of the Sage Program is to fill the gap in service between the existing in-school support and an out-of-district placement by providing classified students with counseling to address emotional difficulties that are affecting their academic and social functioning. Individual and group counseling sessions are provided to students during regular school hours - family counseling is provided after school hours. The Sage Program works with a variety of classified students who have issues such as, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, social anxiety and Asperger’s Syndrome in addition to other typical pre-adolescent and adolescent issues. Eligibility is determined by the Glen Rock Child Study Team and the Sage Program counselors. The Sage Program Counselors are Mr. Stephen Midouhas, LCSW and Ms. Jennifer Liss, LCSW.