Student using special ice bike at the skating rink
Two Westview students and staff member volunteering at Cameron Street Ministries
Two Westview students meet Therapy Dog Cali and her handler - all are wearing holiday garb
Two teachers with student at SEPTO Lunch with Santa event
Volunteers from Westview Exceptional Children working the red kettles for the holiday
Student reading to preschoolers
Two friends at the Thanksgiving luncheon
Student volunteer at Cameron Street Ministries Emergency Food Pantry
A field trip to Cobble Creek farm
Visiting army major visits a classroom
All bundled up and ready to learn about pumpkins!
Medically fragile student and aide visiting a pumpkin farm
Therapist and aide assist student working on a yoga pose
1:1 Aide works with student to increase strength using yoga
Occupational therapist with student
Happy child with aide and student volunteer at SEPTO Fair
Reading to preschoolers
Two therapists and student skating in downtown Rochester

Department for Exceptional Children


BOCES 2 and MCCOSS take a stand against racism

Please read the following statement, issued June 9, 2020, from the Monroe County Council of School Superintendents and Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES:
"We, the superintendents of Monroe County school districts, stand together against racism..."
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We miss your smile - teacher with student

Stories of connection and resilience

Here at BOCES 2, challenges don't get us down, they encourage us to form deeper bonds and accomplish greater things. Click here to see a regularly updated collection of inspiring stories from around our BOCES.
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Instructional Resources for Educators

Click here to bookmark one page that will link you to a world of BOCES 2 resources. For all educators providing continuity of learning to their students. 
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Messages from the heart

When words alone can't express all you are feeling, pictures can fill the gaps. Teacher Darlene Mikulski and her team members found a very personal way to share thanks and love with their students and parents. More +
Faces at the Zoom meeting

Ridgecrest stays in touch

Every weekday morning finds the Ridgecrest Academy “family” gathering around a Zoom meeting for a virtual check-in. “It’s important to connect with students on both a social and emotional level to help them find healthy ways to cope.” More +

United Way list of local school free meal programs

United Way has collected and is sharing our local schools' free meals information: Click here to access it. 


The Department for Exceptional Children at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES provides programs to meet the needs to students with a variety of abilities, which cannot be completely addressed by their local school districts. A wide range of educational opportunities is offered to expand and enrich learning for students with particular gifts and talents, to teach students with limited English proficiency, and to assist students with varying disabilities who require special instructional and support services. Follow us on Facebook.
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