Category Archives: Director’s Blog

Student Services New Hires 2016-2017

Student Services New Hires: The District has hired several teachers, counselors, teaching assistants and therapists for 2016-2017 to replace departing Student Services staff and address changes in student needs and enrollment. Teachers, Tutors, and Therapists: Maria Alessandrini, M.Ed., Elementary SAIL … Continue reading

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IEP For My Child Postponed

Dear Parents, The “An IEP for My Child” presentation scheduled for Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30pm has been postponed due to low enrollment.  We will schedule this presentation in the fall and hope that more parents can attend at that … Continue reading

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Preparing Students with Disabilities for College

Dear Parents, On Thursday, April 7, Kathleen Duggan, Ph.D., Director of the Connors Family Learning Center at Boston College, delivered a presentation for parents on common challenges for students with disabilities at the college level.  Twelve parents of high school students attended … Continue reading

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Preparing Students for Success in College

Dear Parents, Director of Guidance Beverly Low recently contributed to an article about promoting perseverance at the college level.  The link is provided below.  If your child is currently in high school, this article offers a number of great suggestions … Continue reading

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SEPAC Board Meetings and Events 2015-2016

Dear Parents,  One of the Special Education Parent Advisory Council’s ongoing goals is to increase parent involvement in order to support and sustain high quality programming and services for students with disabilities in the Manchester-Essex community. This year, the SEPAC planning board will … Continue reading

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Information for Parents of Children with Autism

Mass Advocates for Children has shared the following updates and reminders for parents of children with autism.   The first two items are pertinent to families with Mass Health/Medicaid insurance. October 16th-October 30th: Open Enrollment for Children’s Autism Medical Waiver The … Continue reading

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