Admissions Procedures

Kimberly J. Schneider, Ed.D.
Superintendent 


TO: Sending School Districts

SUBJECT: Procedures for Making Application to Mercer County Special Services School District

 

Applications for admission are only accepted from the student’s local school district. By adhering to the accompanying procedures, your application will be processed efficiently and in a timely manner.

 

1. All applications for admission are processed through the office of the Mercer County Special Services School District (MCSSSD)Assistant Superintendent of School's Office.

 

2. Application packets must be submitted by the student’s local district to the MCSSSD Assistant Superintendent and include one complete set of the following:

a) MCSSSD Application for Admission form, along with reason for request of placement.
b) Current Classification Conference Report / Eligibility document.
c) Current IEP, with goals and objectives.
d) All current evaluations, including evaluations that have resulted in related services orders.
e) Copy of Health History and Appraisal form (A-45), with immunizations.

Please note the Application packet can be sent electronically to the Assistant Superintendent's Office at Denise_Fink@mcsssd.org.

3. Once data is logged with the Central Office, the admissions packet will be forwarded to the appropriate MCSSSD school administrator for review. The case manager will be contacted to schedule an interview with the prospective student, the parent/guardian, and the case manager from the referring school district.

 

4. The contact person for the local school district will be notified in writing of MCSSSD’s decision regarding the application. All records are returned to the local school district for a student who will not be attending MCSSSD.

 

5. If the student is accepted, the local school district must forward a signed copy of the Notification of Placement to Dana Hice DePugh, MCSSSD Assistant Superintendent, 1020 Old Trenton Rd., Second Floor, Hamilton, NJ 08690 and to the County Office of Education.

6. A student will be permitted to start at MCSSSD only after our receipt of the Notification of Placement, all the required documents including the health history and immunization forms, and any requested revised documents.

 

7. After completion of this admissions process, transportation will be arranged with Mercer Coordinated Transportation Services  (for participating districts) or by the local school district.

 

8. Your questions regarding the application process are always welcome. Please contact the Assistant Superintendent's Office at  609-570-1170.

HIB CONTACTS

To report an incident of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), please contact a specialist for your school.

Joseph F. Cappello School

Cathy Smeresky, Counselor

csmeresky@mcsssd.us

609-588-8437

Mercer Elementary School

Amy Felsher, Counselor

afelsher@mcsssd.us

609-570-1131

Mercer High School

Heidi Musick, Counselor

hmusick@mcsssd.us

609-570-1164

MCSSSD Self Assessment Grades 2017-2018

                 Joseph Cappello School                  76

                 Mercer High School                         77

                 Mercer Elementary School             75

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Mercer County Special Services School District

1020 Old Trenton Road

Hamilton, New Jersey 08690

609-631-2100

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