Message from the Director of Special Services
Washington School is a small elementary school which houses the district's preschool programs. We currently offer half-day preschool integrated classes and full-day programs for students with global delays.
An integrated program model is utlized which includes both general education and special education preschoolers - a model which experience and research demonstrates is beneficial to all. The teacher of this class is dually certified in both general and special education and includes at a minimum two paraprofessionals. Students eligible for special education are placed in the program through an evaluation process performed by the Saddle Brook Special Services department.
Our full-day program is modeled in the methodologies and philosophy of applied behavioral analysis. All of the students engage in applied behavioral analysis programs within the classroom setting. The focus of the class is to prepare these children for transition into the elementary programs within the district. All students also receive related services as per their IEPs.
Please be informed that your child's teacher/therapist has sent home a homebound learning packet for the school closure due to COVID-19. The materials shared with you should be used during the school closure to review and maintain skills. Please check the school website for updates and changes in school closure. Thank you in advance for our cooperation and understanding. We truly appreciate the degree of support we have received thus far from parents, teachers and community stakholders.
Registration for the full day general preschool program at Washington School is now open to all eligible students, so please remember to register as soon as possible to secure a seat in the program. Children who have reached age 3 by October 1, 2019 are eligible to begin the program on the first day that program begins in September.
Dear Staff and Parents,
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that took place at Washington School on Friday. What was thought to be a one-hour repair of a water heater proved more of a challenge than ever expected. Once the replacement of the water heater was complete, another pipe began to leak creating additional problems and an extended period to correct. In addition, the information regarding the additional problems was not shared with our Business Administrator nor my office and did not give me the opportunity to relocate our students and staff or to close the school for the remainder of the day.