District Calendar:

June 2015
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June 01, 2015

5:00p.m. SHS Picnic Pops! SHS Courtyard
Staples High School Courtyard
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7:30p.m. BOE Meeting
Staples High School Cafeteria
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June 02, 2015

7:00p.m. CES 4th Grade Orchestra/4th & 5th Grade Chorus Concert
Coleytown Elementary School
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7:00p.m. KHS 5th Grade Concert
Kings Highway Elementary School
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June 03, 2015

7:00p.m. GFS 4th Grade Orchestra/4th & 5th Grade Chorus Spring Concert
Greens Farms School
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7:00p.m. SES 4th Grade Orchestra/4th & 5th Grade Chorus Concert
Saugatuck Elementary School
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June 04, 2015

7:00p.m. Long Lots 5th Grade Orchestra and Band/4th & 5th Grade Chorus Concert
Long Lots Elementary School
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June 06, 2015

SAT Exam - SHS IS a test site (All Day Event)
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7:00p.m. Staples High School Senior Prom
Stamford Hilton
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June 07, 2015

5:00p.m. - 11:59p.m. Scholar Athlete Dinner
Westport Inn
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June 09, 2015

7:00p.m. SHS/BMS Jazz Concert
Staples High School
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June 11, 2015

SHS Final Exam 8 & 5 (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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June 12, 2015

SHS Final Exam 7 & 6 (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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June 13, 2015

ACT Exam - SHS is NOT a test site (All Day Event)
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June 15, 2015

SHS Final Exam 3 & 2 (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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7:30p.m. BOE Meeting
Staples High School Cafeteria
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June 16, 2015

BMS Moving Up Ceremony (All Day Event)
Bedford Middle School
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SHS Final Exam 4 & 1 (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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CMS Moving Up Ceremony (All Day Event)
Coleytown Middle School
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June 17, 2015

SHS Final Exam Make-Up Day (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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June 18, 2015

Last Day for Students - Shortened Day (All Day Event)
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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/