November 1

Intervention and Support Services at William Annin

Video Recording, PPT Presentation 

7:00pm-8:00pm - William Annin Auditorium 

Presenters: Ms. Stephanie Orr - Supervisor of Special Education and Ms. Karen Hudock - Principal of William Annin Middle School

This presentation will explain the support services available through the intervention and referral programs at William Annin Middle School. 

November 3

Special Services Lunch & Learn - Introduction to the William Annin Child Study Team 

11:45am - Virtual 

They will be presenting information regarding the referrals process, evaluations and eligibility for Special Education Services, as well as communication and resources available. 

November 7

Special Services Lunch & Learn - Introduction to the Preschool Child Study Team 

12:00pm - Virtual

They will be presenting information regarding the referrals process, evaluations, eligibility for Special Education Services and what to expect during IEP meetings. 

November 9

QPR Suicide Prevention Training 

6:30pm-8:30pm - Virtual

The mission of QPR is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training. In 3 steps anyone can learn to prevent suicide. QPR COVERS How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal; How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide; The common causes of suicidal behavior; The warning signs of suicide; How to get help for someone in crisis. This event is hosted by the Bernards Township Health Department. 

November 14

Special Services Workshop: Guardianship 

7:00pm-8:00pm - Ridge High School Media Center 

Presenter: Stanley Layton (Deputy Surrogate) 

Stan Layton graduated from New York Law School in 1983; worked in private practice until 1995 at which point he accepted the position of Deputy Surrogate in Somerset County where he has remained.

 The presentation is going to be a review of the court process to obtain guardianship of an adult individual, with a focus on parents with students who have recently turned, or will soon turn, 18. We will also cover what happens after a guardianship is granted.

November 29

How K-5 Intervention & Referral Services (I&RS) Building-Based Teams Support Struggling Learners 

5:45pm-6:45pm - Oak Street School Auditorium

Presenters: Mr Mike Pepitone, Asst. Principal at Mount Prospect School & Building I&RS Administrator, Mr. Tom Thorp, Asst. Principal at Oak School School & Building I&RS Administrator, Mrs. Pamela Lawrence, Asst. Principal at Liberty Corner School & Building I&RS Administrator, Ms. Sarah Tompson, Asst. Principal at Cedar Hill School & Building I&RS Administrator and Mrs. Lisa Vitale-Stanzione, Supervisor of K-5 Special Education & Intervention

This parent academy will present information on the various general education student support services available at the elementary level and Intervention & Referral Services (purpose, process, procedures, and implementation). 

November 29

Junior Parent Presentation: Post-Secondary Planning 

Video Recording

7:00pm-8:30pm - Ridge High School PAC

This information will help guide families through the post-secondary planning process during junior year. Topics cover how to plan for college admissions during junior year, as well as additional post-secondary pathways that students may pursue.