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Student Health & Wellness

FASP’s mission is to provide a nurturing and creative learning environment that enables the development of the whole child. We achieve this mission through our exemplary bilingual, multicultural education and by taking care of the physical, psychological, and emotional health of our students. Outlined below is a description of the various health and wellness support services available to our students.

At FASP, we have a dedicated Counselor, a Nurse who is an employee of both the State of New Jersey and FASP, as well as access to a Child Study Team available through the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ). 

Our experienced Counselor leads the school’s Social Emotional Learning program that helps students develop self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Supplemental resources such as the popular Dr. Friendtastic podcasts are utilized to initiate discussions with students alongside planned activities and educational opportunities.

The presence of a Nurse onsite helps promote a healthy and safe school environment by providing primary medical care activities such as monitoring immunization records, administering first aid, and coordinating with parents when further medical attention is necessary.

Students with specific education needs can benefit from the ESCNJ Child Study Team. Initiated by a request from parents and in collaboration with the teaching team, the Child Study Team provides a comprehensive evaluation for the student and recommends a treatment plan if needed. If the parents agree to the plan, a service will be provided by The County Diagnostic Educational Consultants (CDEC). All CDEC consultants are New Jersey Department of Education approved, state-certified employees.

CDEC main services are available on site, and include:

  • Augmentative Evaluation
  • Neurological Services
  • Occupational Therapy Evaluations
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Psychological Services
  • Physical Therapy Evaluations
  • Speech and Language Services 

At FASP, we remain focused on sustaining and enhancing those important areas of wellbeing through those valuable resources. We pay close attention to the individual child and are committed to a positive learning and socialization environment for each one of our students. Our health and wellness services team work cohesively and collaboratively to provide a variety of opportunities for education, awareness, and practice.