District Calendar:

November 2014
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November 04, 2014

Election Day No School Students (All Day Event)
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November 08, 2014

SAT Exam - SHS IS a test site (All Day Event)
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November 10, 2014

7:30p.m. BOE Meeting
Staples High School Cafeteria
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November 14, 2014

7:30p.m. Staples Players Production
Staples High School Auditorium
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November 15, 2014

SPED PTA Community Fun Day (All Day Event)
Coleytown Elementary School
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Western Regional High School Auditions (All Day Event)
Danbury High School
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7:30p.m. Staples Players Production
Staples High School Auditorium
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November 16, 2014

3:00p.m. Staples Players Production
Staples High School Auditorium
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November 17, 2014

7:30p.m. BOE Meeting
Staples High School Cafeteria
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November 18, 2014

7:00p.m. - 11:59p.m. All-City Concert
Long Lots Elementary School
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November 20, 2014

4:00p.m. Coleytown Company 6th Grade Performance
Coleytown Middle School
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November 21, 2014

7:30p.m. Staples Players Production
Staples High School Auditorium
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November 22, 2014

7:30p.m. Staples Players Production
Staples High School Auditorium
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November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Recess -Shortened day (All Day Event)
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11:00a.m. SHS Alumni/College Panel
Staples High School Auditorium
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November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Day No School (All Day Event)
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November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Recess - No School (All Day Event)
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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/