News & Announcements

  • Students Create Eye-Catching Signage

    Walk through Building B at our Center for Career Services and you'll see the incredible work of our Commercial Art students, whose creativity can be seen in the form of vinyl wraps currently on display in various areas of the building.

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  • Join our Cisco Academy Networking Program information sessions!

    Learn about our Cisco Academy Networking Program on Monday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m., in Building B on our Career Services campus, 65 Grasslands Road, Valhalla. Register here! 

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  • Students at Tappan Hill School "Lend a Helping Hand"

    Tappan Hill students learned the value of lending a hand around their school during the month of January, a reflection on the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr.

    News Feed - Center for Special Services
  • Southern Westchester BOCES Congratulates Region's Reward Schools

    Southern Westchester BOCES congratulates region's newly identified Reward Schools.  

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  • Mother of 2 thanks SWBOCES for helping her set example for kids

    Lisa Wilson-Patrick, a 40-year-old mother of two, is thankful to SWBOCES for allowing her to set a positive example for her children, ages 6 and 15.

    News Feed - Center for Adult and Community Services
  • Second Quarter Breakfast Celebrates Students' Achievements

    At the Center for Career Services' second-quarter breakfast, several students received awards for their high academic performance. 

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  • Students Get Ready for SkillsUSA Competition

    Students in Christine Ireland's Architecture/Interior Design/3D Art class were practicing the steps necessary to compete successfully in the upcoming SkillsUSA competition, to take place in March. The activity was being done in conjunction with SkillsUSA Day 2018. 

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  • Students Avail of Work-Based Learning Hours Through Collaboration with YWCA

    Students in our Cosmetology Program at the Center for Career Services are getting valuable work-based learning hours through a special collaboration with the YWCA in White Plains. 

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  • Students Learn from Visit to Automotive Technology Center

    A class visit to the Herbert Kurz Automotive Technology Center at Rockland Community Center gave BOCES auto students a peek into the school's well-respected associate's degree program in automotive technology. 

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  • Sound Production Students Will Learn from New Digital Drum Set

    Students in the BOCES Sound Production Program at the Center for Career Services will benefit from a digital drum set that was purchased recently. 

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  • Auto Students Bring Back Coveted Prizes

    Two teams of automotive technology students did their teachers proud after they competed and won a fifth and sixth place at the Westchester/Rockland Regional Automotive Technology Competition in early January. 

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  • Auto Students Work Toward Careers in the Industry

    Making a career for themselves in the auto industry is on the minds of our students as they sit for the ASE exam. 

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  • Drum Performance Helps Students Get Creative

    Architectural students had some help getting creative, thanks to a drum performance held in their class Jan. 29. 

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  • SWBOCES, Questar collaborate on future assessments

    Southern Westchester BOCES was chosen to host educators from throughout the region to collaborate with Questar Assessment on a three-day item-writing workshop.

    News Feed - Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support
  • Sharing and Caring the Theme of Special Assembly

    Students at the Tappan Hill School enjoyed a special assembly at their school Jan. 22 to honor Martin Luther King Jr., Day and to reinforce the importance of sharing and caring. 

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Preventive Treatment Clinics Offered After Hepatitis A Scare

SWBOCES School Safety official shares information on recent health scare

In the wake of a recent Hepatitis A scare in Westchester County, preventive treatment resources are available to anyone who believes they may be affected, SWBOCES Supervisor of Safety and Facilities Brandon Cruz advises.  

Two separate cases have been reported and the common denominator, said Cruz, citing health officials and news reports, was that the individuals had eaten at bartaco in Port Chester. Approximately 2,900 people have been treated for Hepatitis A in Westchester County. Preventive treatment is only effective if given within two weeks of exposure. Anyone with a prior history of Hepatitis A vaccination or Hepatitis A infection does not need to be treated.

The Westchester County Department of Health will offer preventive treatment at the Health Department Clinic at 134 Court St., White Plains, as follows:

  • Thursday, Nov. 2, from 9-11 a.m. (for those who dined October 19 - 23)
  • Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (for those who dined October 20 - 23)
  • Monday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (for those who dined on October 23)

Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to provide consent.

Advance registration for these clinics is required. Go to www.health.ny.gov/gotoclinic/60. If you do not have internet access or need more information, call 211 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Listed below are additional options for those looking to receive preventive treatment in Connecticut. Residents should call first.

  • Costco, 779 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT (203) 822 2003
  • Rite Aid Pharmacy, 190 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT (203) 838-6141
  • Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT (203) 863-4500
  • The City of Stamford’s Health Department Clinic at 137 Henry Street (203-977-5385)

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Although rare, hepatitis A can cause death in some people. Hepatitis A usually spreads when a person unknowingly ingests the virus from objects, food, or drinks contaminated by small, undetected amounts of stool from an infected person. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 

“Symptoms include:  Fever, jaundice (yellowing of skin), fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal discomfort and dark urine.” (Source: New York State Department of Health)

For additional information on Hepatitis A, please visit the following links.  (Resources are available in Spanish as well.)

NYS Department of Health: Hepatitis A information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Information on Hepatitis A

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Hepatitis A frequently asked questions

Media  coverage:

LoHud.com: Nearly 3,000 people treated after potential hepatitis A exposure at bartaco

Patrons Of Popular Westchester Restaurant Offered Free Vaccinations Following Hepatitis A Scare