Distance Learning

Somerset County Educational Service Commission

Student Attendance Options

Log into Google Classroom Homeroom

Email - elementary@somersetcountyesc.org

Call - 908 707-0070 extension 280 and leave your name

Mental Health Services

School Counselors


Nicole Cassar 908 707-0070 ext. 124 ncassar@somersetcountyesc.org Supervisor of Counselor/School Psychologist

Kelly Eder 908 707-0070 ext. 259 keder@somersetcountyesc.org School Social Worker


Lauren Lipman 908 707-0070 ext. 254 llipman@somersetcountyesc.org Guidance Counselor/School Psychologist

Starla Rudolph 908 707-0070 ext. 255 srudolph@somersetcountyesc.org School Social Worker









Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Child Abuse/Neglect

1-877-NJ ABUSE (652-2873)

ncassar@somersetcountyesc.org


Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

Dan Kerr, Assistant Superintendent/Principal

908-707-0070 ext. 702

dkerr@somersetcountyesc.org




Community Resource


Resources for Families during Covid-19

Official Site of the State of NJ Covid-19 Information Hub https://covid19.nj.gov/

Find Food Pantries https://www.foodpantries.org/

Applying for assistance with programs like SNAP, NJ FamilyCare and more. https://www.njhelps.org/ The DCAid website will allow you to see if you are eligible for the NJ housing assistance programs.

https://njdca-housing.dynamics365portals.us/en-US/

Emergency Child Care Centers and Subsidy - To locate a Child Care Center and find out about the Subsidy available in support of NJ essential workers.

https://www.nj.gov/dcf/coronavirus_licensedchildcare.html

https://www.childcarenj.gov/getattachment/Resources/Coronavirus/FinalECCAPGuidance.pdf?lang=en-US

Auto insurers are offering reductions or rebates for premiums during COVID-19. See if your insurer is on the list https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2020/04/13/564510.htm

Learn about who is hiring in your community.

https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/?Facets.filterbox.filter0=%5B%5D&Facets.filterbox.filter1=%5B%5D

Find out if New Jersey’s comprehensive Earned Sick Leave, Temporary Disability and Family Leave Insurance protect your job during COVID-19. https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/law.shtml

https://myleavebenefits.nj.gov/labor/myleavebenefits/worker/tdi/

https://myleavebenefits.nj.gov/labor/myleavebenefits/worker/fli/index.shtml

Hotline for Diabetes Emergency Kit - Anyone needing an emergency backup kit can apply to receive one by calling 973-849-5234 https://www.njpca.org/locate-center/

New Jersey Family Care http://www.njfamilycare.org/default.aspx

BIANJ Helpline 732-783-6172

info@bianj.org

BIANJ's Helpline Specialists are available via phone, email or online chat to provide information, resources and support. BIANJ's Helpline is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.

NJ Traumatic Brain Injury Fund 1-888-285-3036 The NJ TBI Fund is continuing operations. Case managers are supporting clients remotely. The TBI Fund application is available online, and can be printed and submitted by mail.

NJ Mental Health CARES 866-202-4357

help@njmentalhealthcares.org

If you're concerned about your mental health or the well being of a loved one, NJ Mental Health CARES can help. Their free hotline is open 7 days a week, from 8:00am-8:00pm. Staff offer counseling via telephone, as well as information and referral assistance to obtain behavioral health services.

Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth (TLC)

https://ubhc.rutgers.edu/education/trauma-loss-coalition/overview.xml 151 Centennial Avenue Piscataway, NJ 08854 Phone: 732-235-2810 (grief and loss)

NJHelps.org

This one-stop website will help you determine if you are eligible for food assistance (SNAP), cash assistance (WFNJ/TANF or WFNJ/GA), and health insurance (NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid). You can apply for services or learn about additional resources.

Register Ready NJ

registerready.nj.gov

Register Ready allows New Jersey residents with disabilities or access and functional needs and their families, friends, caregivers and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies so that emergency responders can better plan to serve them in the event of a disaster or other emergency. To register, click here.

New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities (NJCDD)/ARC of New Jersey njcdd.org

The NJCDD has partnered with the ARC of New Jersey to process requests for emergency funding from any individual with intellectual/developmental disabilities, their families, and any qualified community-based organizations that provide supports to people who are affected by the statewide COVID-19 response. Learn more here.

Division of Unemployment Insurance

myunemployment.nj.gov

Northern New Jersey: 201-601-4100

Central New Jersey: 732-761-2020

Southern New Jersey: 856-507-2340

Unemployment insurance is a program that gives cash support to people who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. Recently, the maximum unemployment benefit has been increased by $600 per week. For a list of eligibility requirements and to learn more, click here.

Stimulus Check/Economic Impact Payment Information

irs.gov

U.S. residents will receive an Economic Impact Payment based on their taxpayer filing status and eligible Social Security number. The amount of the payment depends on the adjusted gross income of individuals, heads of household, and married filing joint return status. Eligible retirees and recipients of Social Security, Railroad Retirement, disability or veterans' benefits as well as taxpayers who do not make enough money to normally have to file a tax return will receive payment. This also includes those who have no income, as well as those whose income comes entirely from certain benefit programs, such as Supplemental Security Income benefits. To learn more about payment amounts, eligibility, and to check the status of a payment, visit the Internal Revenue Service.