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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,




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.




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.




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!

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,


ID: 82697644423
Password: 468la3mrKV

Georgetown Celebrates Its’ Shining Stars

It has been a wonderful tradition in Georgetown to celebrate the teachers and staff that work with our students with special needs.   The SEPAC continued this tradition last night by honoring the 2019 – 2020 Shining Stars.  All of these special people were nominated by parents and families, because they consistently made positive impacts on the lives of our children.  We are blessed to have them as part of our community, as well as the dedicated members of the SEPAC who put on yet another amazing event.  Please check out the pictures, and join me in congratulating those who were recognized.  Georgetown is truly a special place.

Shining Stars Brochure 2020

Results Of SEPAC Elections 2020

Thank you all who participated in the 2020 SEPAC Elections.  The results are in, and all incoming board members won in a landslide!

Please join me in welcoming and congratulating your SEPAC board members for the FY21 School Year.

CHAIR – Joanie Desilets

TREASURER – Carole Deluca

SECRETARY – Christy Marchionda


Stay tuned, as I will soon be announcing information regarding this year’s Shining Stars Awards!!

COVID-19 Social Story

Please feel free to share this social story with your children to help them better understand the end of the school year.  I’m hoping it may help certain students better cope with the school closure, and transition back in the fall (or summer, for some).

Take care, and be well.


Corona Social Story

Shining Stars Nominations Due!

Question And Answer With The SEPAC 5-6-20

Dear Georgetown Community Members,

It was once again my pleasure to have time with you yesterday via zoom to update you on what is happening in the world of special education, and to answer your questions during this time of remote learning.  I am so grateful to our SEPAC for all that they have done during this time, truly going above and beyond to spread the good word and to keep people informed.  They are so appreciated!

Following is the powerpoint slides from yesterday’s presentation.  I miss you all, and wish you my best for peace, faith, hope, and health.

Navigating Special Education During COVID-19 (1)