Breakfast with Santa
Westview students on a field trip
Student with red sunglasses at Ridgecrest Academy
Student carrying a pumpkin
Westview students giving back to the community
Student painting at Ridgecrest Academy
Students experimenting with color at Autumn Lane
Project SEARCH intern hard at work
Pre-K student in a classroom
Student with pumpkin

Department for Exceptional Children


3 pots with green plants

SEPTO Garden Factory gift cards available!

SEPTO is happy to announce we have Garden Factory gift cards for purchase. These are great to use now for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or simply preparing your own beautiful garden! Each $25 gift card earns $5 for SEPTO.
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People doing chair yoga

Yoga for fun and health

Our friends from Learning Unlimited, a free program for adults with disabilities, recently participated in group yoga led by Monroe-2 Orleans BOCES occupational therapists Maureen McAnany and Amanda Entress. Great fun and healthy, too!
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Two of the Roberts Transition event planners

Success is in the cards

Students in the BOCES 2 Transition Program at Roberts Wesleyan decided to plan a special event for peers who participate in the many different transition programs. They resolved to hold a tournament, featuring a card game called Trash.
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Two students with colorful edible gnome homes

Just having some fun ... :-)

Students in Paulette Semke’s 6:1:2 class at Ridgecrest Academy made yummy “gnome homes” for class gnome “Ridgeford” who visited during the month of December.
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Teacher with smiling student

Exploring the phases of the moon

Contrary to popular belief, the moon may be made of cream-filled chocolate cookies...
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Student holding wooden frame

Preparing for the future at Westview

Exciting work being done by students in the Professional and Technical Preparation Workshop at Westview!
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SEPTO Meeting

All meetings are scheduled via Zoom. For meeting link and passcode or questions, please contact:
Colleen Dox-Griffith, SEPTO President, at 617-2393 [email protected] 
Tanya Frank, SEPTO Secretary, at 617-2447
[email protected] 

Our Philosophy

The Department for Exceptional Children will provide innovative programs and services to our students with the support, tools, and diverse opportunities to grow into contributing members of society.

We will create dynamic learners who possess social awareness, confidence, and a belief in their ability to succeed through:
  • High quality and personalized learning opportunities.
  • Communication and advocacy skills to reach the highest levels of independence.
  • Safe, inclusive, and nurturing school environments for all.
  • Engaging families and communities in a network of support focused on achievement and continual improvement.