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R-E-S-P-E-C-T This Week and Every Week in Bergenfield!

Our district strongly supports fostering a positive classroom and school climate for our students and staff throughout the year. Not only is providing our students a safe environment paramount for building academic success, but allows them to grow from a social standpoint.

Here at Bergenfield Public Schools, we take great pride in having a learning community that come from many ethnicities, religions, backgrounds and beliefs. We hope that our district community respects the differences of classmates, colleagues and citizens and recognizes that respecting peers can help make society more tolerant against divisiveness. Our schools commemorated Week of Respect in various forms to help hinder bullying and instill a culture of respecting others.

For more information on how to prevent and respond to bullying, visit the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ anti-bullying webpage at

Below find photos that highlighted some of the district's Respect activities:

Week of Respect
Posters were created by Ms. Linda Depinto and the Bergenfield High School Bully Task Force for Week of Respect.

Week of Respect
Students at Jefferson Elementary School showed their support to “Stomp Out Bullying”!

Week of Respect
Internationally acclaimed motivational speaker Aric Johnson spoke to the Bergenfield High School student body encouraging them to be upstanders and not bystanders!

Week of Respect
Guest speaker Yahya Bakkar inspired students at Roy W. Brown Middle School to build confidence and be themselves in a world that's constantly trying to change them.