CLOSING: Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES is Closed to Students Until Further Notice
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

News

Message to Families: Continuation of Learning

As per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order #202.11 all districts are expected to provide continuity of learning (i.e., continued instruction), distribution of meals and childcare each day of the closure through April 14, 2020. In reference to that order, Governor Cuomo’s Deputy Secretary for Education Dan Fuller has advised that school districts are expected to provide continuity of learning (i.e., continued instruction), distribution of meals and childcare each day of the closure including during what was previously calendared as Spring Break. 
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Child Care Survey for Health and Medical Professionals and First Responders graphic

BOCES Community Health Care Workers & First Responders!

If you are one of these vital community professionals, please fill out this survey to help us develop a plan to assist you with child care: Health Care Worker & First Responder Child Care Survey. 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. 

YMCA and schools partner for emergency school age care

The YMCA of Greater Rochester is working with the Monroe County School Superintendents to serve families in need. While this service is especially for health care workers and first responders, it is open to everyone. More +

BOCES 2 closed to students until further notice

Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES is closed to students and all classes and school-sanctioned events are suspended. This is due to the local state of emergency and is a precautionary measure to limit the spread of illness. Facility use is limited and no outside visitors are allowed inside. Staff access will be limited to essential employees as identified by their supervisors.

At this time, there is not a definitive date for when schools will re-open to students. BOCES 2 will be in constant communication with local health officials and other school districts. The status of the school closing will be reviewed on a weekly basis and a decision for the following week will be communicated every Friday.

Because this situation is constantly evolving, BOCES 2 encourages you to visit the resource page which will contain the most current information and updates at:  www.monroe2boces.org/CoronavirusResources.aspx 
Dancers and audience members hit the floor for a ceile dance

Learning Unlimited kicks off with an Irish jig

Visitors from the Goodwin Academy of Irish Dance showed off their fancy footwork for an enthusiastic audience at the first-of-the-season event for Learning Unlimited, a free program for adults with disabilities. More +

Events

Apr
22

SEPTO Meeting

For information or questions, please contact:
Colleen Dox-Griffith, SEPTO President, at 617-2393 [email protected] 

Georgeann Beres, SEPTO Secretary, at 617-2447 [email protected] 
May
20

SEPTO Meeting

For information or questions, please contact:
Colleen Dox-Griffith, SEPTO President, at 617-2393 [email protected] 

Georgeann Beres, SEPTO Secretary, at 617-2447 [email protected] 

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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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