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Compass Services

Hi All!

Our Team of teachers who work in our Compass program have collaborated to create new information regarding the services for the program.  Although this is included on the website, I thought I would post it here as well.

COMPASS Document And Description

Respectfully,

Jack

Informative Links

Happy May!  I recently came across an organization call wondermoms, and they had some good resources to possibly help families with special needs during this critical time.  Here are a few of the links for your viewing pleasure.

Jack

 

Special Education Forum Tonight, March 15th

Join Carol Jacobs, Jack Tiano, and the SEPAC officers tonight via the Zoom platform at 6:30 PM for a Special Education Forum.  The topic for tonight is the eligibility process, but there will certainly be time for questions and answers as we continue to navigate your children’s education during a pandemic.  Here is the Zoom link:

https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fzoom.us%2Fj%2F94536795116%3Fpwd%3DRlBhK1UzVkZGY1Z1L0RKNmZrdHg0UT09

Looking forward to seeing you all tonight!

Jack

DESE COVID FAQ Special Education

Special Education FAQ 1.22.2021 Final

Spooktacular Drive Thru Event!

Your SEPAC has once again come through, even during a pandemic!  Just when you assumed there would be no Trick or Trunk event, they deliver the Spooktacular Drive Thru Event.  See you there!

 

DESE Back To School Letter

Good Evening, Georgetown Community,

We have a week of school, albeit remote school, under our belt.  I know it’s not the same as when teachers get to see their students in person, but all in all, our teachers have truly stepped up to this new challenge, and have provided learning in a much more supportive way than they were able to do in the spring.  A huge thank you to our team of incredible educators.  And a hug thank you to all of you who are spending your days support this learning at home, and providing the guidance, time, and resources that your kids need to be educated successfully.  Kudos to all!

By now, all parents of special education students should have been contacted by their child/ren’s case manager to get your input regarding the remote learning plan.  I hope this process has proven to be a positive experience, and that you all feel like more of a part of the process.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provided all Directors with a letter today to send to families.  It is dated September 3rd, but I assure you, we all received it today.  Please read it at your letter, as it is attached to this post, but you should find that Georgetown has already done what is outlined in the letter.  As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the letter.

I so look forward to seeing all students in our buildings beginning October 1st.  Thank you all for your understanding and flexibility during these challenging times.

Respectfully and Sincerely,

Jack

back-to-school-letter

THANK YOU !

Dear Georgetown Community Members:

A sincere, heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in the parent forum last night, August 25th.  Your support is amazing, and so much appreciated.  I hope you all see that I am fighting for our kids, and I believe that we will work together to figure this all out. I can’t wait to see you all in person soon!

I have added the powerpoint from last night.

Take care, and be well.

Jack

SPECIAL EDUCATION FORUM AUGUST 25th

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Dear Georgetown Community Members:

I hope this finds you and your loved ones well.  Who would have ever thought we would still be dealing with a pandemic.  When this started in March of 2020, we all thought it would last a week.  With all the changes being made in the way that educational services are being delivered to students, I thought I would develop a document to help you navigate these challenging times.  I hope you all find it informative, and that I have included the vast majority of questions you all may have regarding special education.

You are all in my thoughts.  As always, feel free to reach out with any further questions.

Sincerely,

 

Jack

Frequently Asked Questions_ Special Education During COVID-19

IMPORTANT! Change in plans

Due to the scheduling of a school committee meeting on Monday night, I must cancel the special education forum scheduled for the same night and time.  As an FYI, this school committee meeting will be held in executive session only, so the community is not able to participate.

The forum will be moved to the following evening, Tuesday the 25th, at 6:00.  The Zoom information is the same:

ID: 82697644423
Password: 468la3mrKV
Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to seeing you all then!
Jack

Special Education Information Forum

Dear Georgetown Community Members,

I have scheduled a forum to answer questions (the best I can!) on Monday, August 24th, at 6:00 PM.  My hope is that I will have much more information regarding remote learning, and the district’s plan moving forward.  I look forward to seeing you all via Zoom.  The link is below.  Take care, and be well.

Sincerely & Respectfully,

Jack

ID: 82697644423
Password: 468la3mrKV