Student/Parent Support Group (click for more)
We are pleased to announce the next meeting of the Student/Parent Support Council. The meeting will be on May 4th, from 3:30-5:00 pm. at the Rubin Pollack Education Center in the Career & Tech Dining Room. Please RSVP by April 27th. (845) 295-4111.
News & Notes - February 2023 (click to view)
We are pleased to share the February issue of the Sullivan BOCES News & Notes for the 2022-2023 school year. The focus of this monthly newsletter is to provide you with information about what’s happening in our programs and other family-oriented material from Sullivan BOCES and our community partners.
County, BOCES Team Up to Provide Free Training in Construction Trades (click for more)
Sullivan County’s Center for Workforce Development (CWD) and Sullivan BOCES have partnered to provide up to 15 local residents with free basic carpentry training starting this April. This incredible opportunity is for our adult learners (age 18+) who live in Sullivan County. This nine-week program is administered by the CWD, part of the Division of Community Resources. Classes start April 10 and will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Rubin Pollack Education Center on Ferndale-Loomis Road in Liberty. Each week the BOCES instructor will focus on a different aspect of the construction trades: tools, safety, materials, framing, flooring, ceilings, decks, stairs, building inspections, and more. In the final week, the CWD will teach participants how to build a great resumé and find jobs. Anyone interested should contact the CWD immediately, as only 15 spots are available for this course. To find out more or to sign up, contact the Center for Workforce Development at 845-794-3340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Announcements / Action Items
The Sullivan County PK-12 Art Show will present the work of students from the County’s eight school districts and Sullivan BOCES at the Event’s Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts from April 14 to April 16.
On Friday, April 14, 2023, the show will hold a Public Opening and Reception from 2:00 - 6:00 pm. If you are unable to attend the public opening, the Art Show will also be on display on April 15 & 16 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
During the show, you can view student artwork from the ten media categories of Ceramics & Glass, Digital Art, Design, Black & White Drawing, Color Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Black & White Photography, Color Photography, Film & Animation, and Sculpture.
The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts will also provide free museum admission to students attending the Art Show throughout the weekend.
The Sullivan County PK-12 Art Show is one of the many programs offered through the Arts In Education Program at Sullivan BOCES. Dedicated to raising visual and aesthetic literacy standards and levels while strengthening and supporting learning in all curriculum areas, the Arts In Education Program supports the Arts and arts-integrated learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers.
Sullivan BOCES is pleased to share its
2022-2025 Strategic Plan and
new Mission and Vision Statement.
Click here to view the
2022-2025 Strategic Plan
Sullivan BOCES is an innovative, county-wide educational service agency, providing leadership, cooperative services, and collaborative opportunities for students, school districts, and community organizations. We promote student success, equity and inclusion for all, while meeting the diverse needs of our students and rural communities.Vision Statement
To build equity and a foundation for the lifelong success of all students in Sullivan County, we need to:
• Expand Relevant Opportunities
• Value and Empower Stakeholders
• Practice Supportive and Efficient
Business & Finance
• Increase Expectations for All Students
*** STUDENTS & PARENTS ***
BE AWARE!The "emerging trend" of "brightly-colored" fentanyl pills being used to lure children and young people, is called "Rainbow Fentanyl"“Rainbow Fentanyl" has been seized in at least 18 states and is made to look like candy, and comes in several forms, including "pills, powder and blocks that resembles sidewalk chalk." Powdered Fentanyl is more potent than pills.
Click on the following links for further information.
- DEA Warns of Brightly-Colored Fentanyl Used to Target Young Americans
- Multnomah County issues public safety warning about rainbow-colored fentanyl - YouTube
- 'Historic' amount of fentanyl seized in Mexico (nypost.com)
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. This new benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail-in application.
You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/ACP or calling
- FAQs for the program
- Fact Sheet - English
- Fact Sheet - Spanish
- Flyer - English
- Flyer - Spanish
Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Prevention Department Can Help with Your Prescription Drug Storage and Disposal Needs
Catholic Charities has been working with Sullivan BOCES to provide the school district health offices with prescription drug safe storage and disposal items and would like to offer these items to the families of students.
They can provide
- Lock bags (to store prescriptions safely)
- Lock caps (with combination)
- Drug destruction products (Dispose of RX or Deterra to safely dispose of an unneeded prescription)
- Prescription Trackers (to keep track of when prescriptions were taken)
Please contact Luisa.Parker@cccsos.org (845) 794-8080, ext. 2531 to get any of these items for your home.
Sullivan 180 has produced a Community Resource Guide for you to use and share.This guide is their response to the number one barrier to achieving better health identified by Sullivan County residents: knowledge of existing resources.It can be complex and overwhelming to identify and locate services that will help in your hour of need, particularly if you are new to the area, or in crisis. After several years of information gathering, Sullivan 180 worked with community partners and the Sullivan County Democrat to print the resource guide in an effort to get it into the hands of as many community residents as possible.To access the guide, please scan the QR code or click on the link below. Please feel free to share with others.
Upcoming Events / General Announcements
April 7, 2023