District Calendar:

April 2014
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April 01, 2014

SHS First Day, Qtr 4 (All Day Event)
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April 03, 2014

7:00p.m. Coleytown Company Shrek CMS
Coleytown Middle School Auditorium
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April 04, 2014

All-State Music Festival/Eastern Conference @Hartford (All Day Event)
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7:00p.m. BMS 6th Grade Play
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7:00p.m. Coleytown Company Shrek CMS
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April 05, 2014

All-State Music Festival/Eastern Conference @Hartford (All Day Event)
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All-State Music Festival/Eastern Conference @Hartford (All Day Event)
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1:00p.m. Coleytown Company Shrek CMS
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2:00p.m. BMS 6th Grade Play
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7:00p.m. BMS 6th Grade Play
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7:00p.m. Coleytown Company Shrek CMS
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April 06, 2014

2:00p.m. BMS 6th Grade Play
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April 07, 2014

3:30p.m. Spring Choral Festival Rehearsal
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7:30p.m. BOE Meeting
Staples High School Cafeteria
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April 08, 2014

Elementary Parent Conference - Shortened Day (All Day Event)
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1:30p.m. Spring Choral Festival Rehearsal
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7:00p.m. Spring Choral Concert
Staples High School
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April 09, 2014

Elementary Parent Conference - Shortened Day (All Day Event)
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April 10, 2014

Elementary Parent Conference - Shortened Day (All Day Event)
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April 12, 2014

ACT - SHS is NOT a site (All Day Event)
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April 14, 2014

School IS in session for ALL Staff and Students (All Day Event)
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April 15, 2014

Spring Recess - No School (All Day Event)
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April 16, 2014

Spring Recess - No School (All Day Event)
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April 17, 2014

Spring Recess - No School (All Day Event)
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April 18, 2014

Good Friday - No School (All Day Event)
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April 22, 2014

6:00p.m. GFS, LL & SES grade 5 to 6 BMS Transition Presentation
Bedford Middle School
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6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. CES & KHS Grade 5 to 6 Transition Presentation
Coleytown Middle School
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April 23, 2014

7:00p.m. Dallas Brass Concert
Staples High School Auditorium
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April 24, 2014

7:30a.m. Sophomore Parent Coffee SHS
SHS Cafeteria
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3:15p.m. World Language Honor Society Awards
Staples High School Library
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6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m. Coleytown Middle School Art Show
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April 25, 2014

8:30a.m. Sophomore Parent Coffee SHS
SHS Cafeteria
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April 26, 2014

One Act Festival SHS (All Day Event)
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April 27, 2014

One Act Festival SHS (All Day Event)
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April 28, 2014

7:30p.m. BOE Meeting
Staples High School Cafeteria
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April 29, 2014

6:30p.m. Staples High School High Honors Dinner
Staples High School
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April 30, 2014

7:30p.m. SHS Grades 11 & 12 Spring Concert
Staples HIgh School
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Continuum of Services and Related Services

CONTINUUM OF SERVICES

 

The IEP process results in a decision concerning a learning environment in which the identified goals and objectives can best be met by the child.

Special education law requires an education in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Every district must assure an appropriate and effective education of every child in the general education classroom to the maximum extent appropriate.

Federal regulations outline the following guidelines regarding placement decisions:

  • Special classes, separate schooling, or otherwise removing your child from general education should occur only when the nature or severity of your child's disability is such that education in general education classes cannot be achieved satisfactorily, even with the use of supplementary aids and services.
  • Schools must provide a continuum of placement options (general education classes, general education classes with minimal support, general education classes with one-to-one assistance, special education classes, etc.), and supplementary services (adaptive physical education, speech and language, etc.).
  • Schools must provide education as close to your home as possible, and allow your child to participate in extracurricular and nonacademic activities to the extent appropriate.

If your child is removed from a general education classroom, the school must work to return your child to the general education classroom as soon as possible.

Tips For Parents

  • Remember - special education is not a place - but, services and supports to assist your child in the setting most appropriate for his/her needs.
  • Make sure you understand your child's strengths and needs and what types of supports will be beneficial.
  • Share your vision and expectations for your child.
  • Be sure to consider all supports and services to help your child succeed i.e. assistive technology, adapted or modified curriculum, special equipment, special education consultation.

 

RELATED SERVICES

  • The IDEA defines 'related services' as:

    • transportation
    • and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as may be required t o assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education, including, but not limited to:
    • speech and language therapy
    • audiology
    • psychology
    • physical therapy
    • occupational therapy
    • assistive technology
    • recreation
    • social work services
    • medical services (for diagnostic and evaluation purposes only)
    • school health services
    • counseling services

    The need for related services is individually determined through the IEP process.

    Related services must have a relationship to the child's special education needs and must be necessary to give the child the opportunity to benefit from his or her special education program.

    The district provides related services through its own personnel and by contracting with agencies and/or individuals who provide the services.

    Related services can be delivered directly in an individual or group situation or indirectly by consultation with teasers and other school personnel so they may carry out interventions throughout the school day.

    One type of service is not necessarily better than the other, but depends on the individual needs of the child.