A Message from the Superintendent

  • BCSSSD Restart & Recovery Plan to Reopen Schools

    BCSSSD Restart & Recovery Plan Executive Summary

    August 7, 2020

    Dear Parents/Guardians & BCSSSD Community: 

    In my most recent status letter to you dated July 16, 2020, I advised you that our District Re-opening Task Force was in the process of completing its plan for re-opening school in September. I am pleased to announce that our comprehensive plan was completed timely and has been submitted to the New Jersey Department of Education. That plan titled Restart and Recovery Plan to Re-Open BCSSSD can be accessed here and is also posted on campus websites. For your convenience have prepared an executive summary of our plan. That summary will include logistical details concerning day to day operations at our schools.

    In my letter of July 16, 2020, I also requested families to visit our website and complete a survey to help us determine students who will be taking advantage of the Gov. Murphy mandated option for parents to have their children attend school 100% remotely in September. We have incorporated the responses we have received into our reopening plans. We ask those families that have not completed the survey to do so now to assist with the critical task of scheduling for students and transportation.

    I want to assure you that our re-opening plan is a result of a thorough and comprehensive and collaborative effort of our Board, our administration and staff and many community stakeholders. It is in full compliance with CDC guidelines, Governor Murphy’s Road Back Plan and guidance from the Burlington County Department of Health. This re-opening plan, much like curriculum, is a living document and will be updated as issues arise that need to be addressed. To assist in updating and implementing the plan a Pandemic Response Team is being formed for each school in the district and will be comprised of members of the Re-opening Task Force, administrators, teachers, counselors, medical personnel, safety personnel, buildings and grounds and parents.

    Thank you for taking the time to review this status update and our re-opening plan and thanks so much for your continued support and commitment to the entire BCSSSD learning experience.

    Should you have any school services related questions, please feel free to contact the following staff:

    Michelle Latesta
    Elementary Campus

    Tara Mellace
    HS Campus

    Adell Valasek
    MS Campus

    Ryan Varga
    Principal, Westampton

    Mary Jean Kneringer
    Principal, Transition

    Joan Barbagiovanni
    Principal, BCAS

    Jeremy Cohen
    Principal, Lumberton Campus



    Dr. Christopher Nagy
    Superintendent of Schools

    Communications from BCSSSD regarding COVID-19, school closure, and reopening plans:

    March 2, 2020 Parent Letter

    March 9, 2020 Parent Letter

    March 13, 2020 Parent Letter

    May 7, 2020 Parent Letter (Closure of school through end of 2019-2020 school year)

    Structured Learning Experiences Parent Letter

    Updated BCSSSD Covid-19 Master Preparation Plan

Meal Pick Up

  • BCSSSD's Food Services Department will continue preparing bags of pre-assembled breakfasts and lunches (a three-day supply on Mondays and a two-day supply on Thursdays) for parents to pick up for their students. For parents who may not be able to travel outside of a certain perimeter, they are directed to a pick-up area of schools located in their municipality. They are encouraged to contact the local school district in their area for a meal distribution schedule.

    Pick-up days for BCSSSD student meals will continue to be Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    The location for BCSSSD student meal pick ups is:

    • BCSSSD Westampton Campus, 20 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton

    Free/Reduced Lunch Update: If you are experiencing a financial hardship, you may be eligible for a free/reduced lunch option. Please see the online application: https://www.schoolcafe.com/

    To complete the online application, please create a username and password on https://www.schoolcafe.com/, with your child's student ID number (from Genesis). For questions regarding the free/reduced meal application, please email ginac@burlcoschools.org. 
    Meals are provided for BCSSSD students who receive free or reduced lunch two days per week, on Mondays (three-day supply) and Thursdays (two-day supply) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the BCSSSD Westampton Campus.