District Calendar:

April 2015
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April 02, 2015

Elementary School Parent Conference (All Day Event)
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April 03, 2015

Good Friday - NO SCHOOL (All Day Event)
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April 07, 2015

7:00p.m. Orchestra Festival: SES & LLS Grade 5 orchestras & Bedford's Chamber Orchestra
Bedford Middle School Auditorium
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April 13, 2015

Spring Recess - NO SCHOOL (All Day Event)
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April 14, 2015

Spring Recess - NO SCHOOL (All Day Event)
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April 15, 2015

Spring Recess - NO SCHOOL (All Day Event)
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April 16, 2015

Spring Recess - NO SCHOOL (All Day Event)
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April 17, 2015

Spring Recess - NO SCHOOL (All Day Event)
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April 18, 2015

ACT Exam - SHS is NOT a test site (All Day Event)
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April 21, 2015

6:00p.m. CMS Grade 5 to 6 Transition Meeting
Coleytown Middle School Auditorium
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6:00p.m. BMS Grade 5 to 6 Transition Meeting
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April 24, 2015

8:30p.m. SHS Sophomore Parent Coffee
Staples High School Cafeteria
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April 25, 2015

One Act Festival SHS (All Day Event)
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April 26, 2015

One Act Festival SHS (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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April 27, 2015

7:30p.m. BOE Meeting
Staples High School Cafeteria
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April 28, 2015

6:30p.m. Staples High School High Honors Dinner
Staples High school
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April 29, 2015

7:30p.m. SHS 11th & 12th Grade Spring Concert
Staples High School
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April 30, 2015

All-State Music Festival & Conference @Hartford (All Day Event)
Hartford
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3:15p.m. World Languages National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Staples High School Library Media Center
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7:00p.m. CMS Specialty Concert
Coleytown 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/