North Bergen Schools officially opened on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. With thousands of kids returning to school, drivers are urged to be especially vigilant. This is an exciting and challenging time for children and they may not be paying full attention to the vehicular traffic around them.
Extra traffic is expected due to the schools opening. Crossing guards will be available at all appropriate intersections. Drivers must obey their signals and be prepared to stop whenever children enter the roadway. If you choose to walk your children to school, please cross only at crosswalks or with the assistance of crossing guards, and not mid-block.
In addition, please be sure that children utilize seat belts and/or protective car seats whenever they are in a vehicle, as required by law. The North Bergen Police Department appreciates your cooperation in driving carefully and parking legally.
Extra officers will be assigned at or near each school for the first two weeks of the school year. If you need police assistance, please contact 201-392-2100 or dial 911 for emergencies.