Support Services

Basic Skills Intervention – What is it????

Questions, contact Support Services Supervisor Mr. Michael Picciottoli 973-983-6545 Ext. 7402

Program Philosophy

The ultimate goal of Basic Skills Intervention, better known as BSI, is to support the student’s mastery of the Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

New concepts are introduced throughout the school year. BSI supports students in learning these new concepts, as well the review and reinforcement of skills a student may not have mastered the previous school year.

Student Eligibility

Criteria used in identifying students for the Basic Skills Intervention program are teacher recommendation and judgement, report card grades, student work samples, and progress reports. BSI teachers work closely with the student’s homeroom teacher. When the student has achieved proficiency in his/her Math or English Language Arts’ goals, the teachers together will decide if the student needs continued support. If it is deemed they do not need BSI any longer, a discussion with parents/guardians will take place and possibly a release letter will be sent home.

Parent Resources

Parents are encouraged to support their children at home such as reinforcing academics through the use of parent/student friendly educational websites. Here are just a few of the many websites that can assist students: – Math

Students can practice math at their own pace. Math levels include pre-school through college. Math is broken down step by step. – English Language Arts

Students will find writing enjoyable when using this website. There are games and activities which will keep students engaged in learning as well as challenging them. – Math

This fabulous website supports open-ended math explorations.

A school and home connection helps all students become successful. We thank you in advance for your cooperation as we look forward to a productive academic year.

Denvile Basic Skills Staff

Lakeview – Basic Skills Teachers - Angala Connors, Theresa Mongiello, and Linda Frost; Early Connections - Kim Steimke; Reading Specialist 3-5 - Jane Zielinski

Riverview – Basic Skills Teacher  Trish Schell; Early Connections - Mary Beth Pridham; Reading Specialist 3-5 Iris Berger

Valleyview – Basic Skills Teacher Lisa Escolano; Wilson Teacher - Sue Schwartz; Reading Comprehension Teachers - Christina Babula, Irene Monteleone, & Elyse Tarantino 


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