District Calendar:

March 2015
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March 05, 2015

7:30p.m. BOE Meeting
Staples High School Cafeteria
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March 07, 2015

PSAT Exam Simulation (Staples Sophomores Only) (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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March 09, 2015

9:30a.m. Kindergarten Registration -- 2015-2016
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March 13, 2015

7:30p.m. Staples Players Production
Staples High School Auditorium
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March 14, 2015

PSAT Exam Simulation SNOW DATE (Staples Sophomores Only) (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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SAT Exam - SHS is NOT a test site (All Day Event)
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7:30p.m. Staples Players Production
Staples High School Auditorium
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March 15, 2015

2:00p.m. Staples Players Production
Staples High School Auditorium
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March 16, 2015

7:30p.m. BOE Meeting
Staples High School Cafeteria
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March 18, 2015

Elementary School Parent Conference (All Day Event)
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7:30p.m. Westport Band Festival
Staples High School Gym
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March 19, 2015

Elementary School Parent Conference (All Day Event)
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March 20, 2015

Western Region Middle School Festival (All Day Event)
WCSU
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Elementary School Parent Conference (All Day Event)
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7:30p.m. Staples Players Production
Staples High School Auditorium
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March 21, 2015

Western Region Middle School Festival (All Day Event)
WCSU
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7:30p.m. Staples Players Production
Staples High School Auditorium
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March 25, 2015

7:00p.m. 2025 Community Conversation
Staples High School
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March 26, 2015

7:00p.m. Coleytown Company All School Musical
Coleytown Middle School
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March 27, 2015

Fairfield County String Festival Grades 6-9 (All Day Event)
WCSU
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7:00p.m. 6th Grade Play BMS
Bedford Middle School
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7:00p.m. Coleytown Company All School Musical
Coleytown Middle School
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March 28, 2015

Fairfield County String Festival Grades 6-9 (All Day Event)
WCSU
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1:00p.m. Coleytown Company All School Musical
Coleytown Middle School
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2:00p.m. 6th Grade Play BMS
Bedford Middle School
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7:00p.m. Coleytown Company All School Musical
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7:00p.m. 6th Grade Play BMS
Bedford Middle School
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March 29, 2015

2:00p.m. 6th Grade Play BMS
Bedford Middle School
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District Sections:

Curriculum & Program Information

Special Education

Special Education

Services exist on a broad continuum including: limited special education instruction within regular classrooms; special education interwoven with regular instruction in classes that are "team-taught" by a regular and a special education teacher; pull-out services for intense skill development; self-contained special education classes. Eligibility for special education is determined by a Planning and Placement Team (PPT) consisting of professional staff members and the child's parent(s). Parents and teachers who believe a child has a learning problem caused by a disability should notify the principal, who will convene a PPT meeting. In order to qualify for services, a child must have a disability recognized by state and federal law or be eligible under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For an eligible student, a plan will be developed outlining the services the team believes are necessary for him or her to benefit from education.

Services are geared toward maintaining students in their home school district. However, Westport accepts a number of children from schools in the area into our life-skills program at Staples H.S.

Speech and Language

The professional staff of speech and language pathologists, including a teacher of the hearing impaired, offer screening consultation and direct services. All kindergartners are screened to identify significant problems. Parents or teachers with concerns about a child's speech, hearing or language development, should notify the principal who will refer the youngster to the school's Early Intervention Team.

Special Education Law and IEP Process

THE REFERRAL PROCESS:

THE INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP) MEETING:

THE EVALUATION PROCESS:

ELIGIBILITY:

THE INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP):


Parent Resources

SPECIAL ED PARENT HANDBOOK

PPT AT A GLANCE - Parent Guide to the Planning & Placement Team Meeting

WEB and LOCAL RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

PTA COUNCIL SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES:  http://www.westport.k12.ct.us/pta/special-education/parent-representatives-by-school/sped-parent-representatives-school/