District Calendar:

May 2015
SMTWTFS
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May 01, 2015

All-State Music Festival & Conference @Hartford (All Day Event)
Hartford
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May 02, 2015

SAT Exam - SHS IS a test site (All Day Event)
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All-State Music Festival & Conference @Hartford (All Day Event)
Hartford
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May 04, 2015

AP Exams (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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7:30p.m. BOE Meeting
Staples High School Cafeteria
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May 05, 2015

AP Exams (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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7:00p.m. CMS 6th Grade Concert
Coleytown Middle School
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May 06, 2015

AP Exams (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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7:00p.m. BMS 6th Grade Concert
Bedford Middle School
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May 07, 2015

AP Exams (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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7:00p.m. BMS 8th Grade Concert
Bedford Middle School
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7:00p.m. CMS 7th & 8th Grade Concert
Coleytown Middle School
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May 08, 2015

AP Exams (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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Staples High School Freshman Adjudication Festival (Band, Orchestra, Chorus) (All Day Event)
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6:00p.m. KHS Museum Night
Kings Highway Elementary School
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May 11, 2015

AP Exams (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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May 12, 2015

AP Exams (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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7:00p.m. BMS Specialty Concert
Bedford Middle School
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May 13, 2015

LLS Mini-K (All Day Event)
LLS
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AP Exams (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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7:30p.m. SHS 9th & 10th Grade Spring Concert
Staples High School
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May 14, 2015

AP Exams (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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SES Mini-K (All Day Event)
SES
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7:00p.m. BMS 7th Grade Concert
Bedford Middle School
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May 15, 2015

AP Exams (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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May 16, 2015

7:00p.m. Staples High School Junior Prom
Staples High School
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May 18, 2015

7:30p.m. BOE Meeting
Staples High School Cafeteria
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May 19, 2015

LLS Mini-K (All Day Event)
LLS
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7:00p.m. College Panel Night SHS
Staples High School Auditorium
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May 20, 2015

CES & GFS Mini-K (All Day Event)
CES & GFS
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7:00p.m. SHS w/CMS & BMS Chamber Orchestra Concert
Staples High School
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May 21, 2015

SES Mini-K (All Day Event)
SES
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7:30p.m. SHS Choral Concert
Staples High School
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May 25, 2015

Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL (All Day Event)
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Memorial Day Parade CMS, BMS & SHS Bands (All Day Event)
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May 26, 2015

KHS Mini-K (All Day Event)
KHS
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5:00p.m. Staples Science Symposium
Staples High School Library Media Center
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May 27, 2015

CES, GFS & KHS Mini-K (All Day Event)
CES & GFS
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7:00p.m. Long Lots 4th Grade Orchestra & Specialty Concert
Long Lots Elementary School
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May 28, 2015

Staples Players Production (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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7:00p.m. KHS 4th Grade Orchestra/4th & 5th Grade Chorus Concert
Kings Highway Elementary School
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7:00p.m. SES 5th Grade Orchestra & Band Concert
Saugatuck Elementary School
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7:00p.m. GFS 5th Grade Orchestra/Band Spring Concert
Greens Farms School
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7:00p.m. CES 5th Grade Band & Orchestra Concert
Coleytown Elementary School
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May 29, 2015

Staples Players Production (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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May 30, 2015

Staples Players Production (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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Staples Players Production (All Day Event)
Staples High School
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Eligibility

DETERMINING WHICH CHILDREN ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

 

After evaluation, the individual education program team is responsible for determining the eligibility of a child for special education and related services. Parents have the right to participate in this important meeting. The following definitions describe which areas of special needs/disabilities may qualify a child for special education services. The results and conclusions of your child's evaluation are compared to these definitions. If the results correspond with one or more disability definitions and if, due to this disability your child requires special education and related services, your child will be eligible for these services.

Definitions of categories for which students may be eligible for special education services:

Developmental Disability
A child (ages 3-6) who is experiencing developmental delays as measured by appropriate diagnostic instruments and procedures in one or more of the following areas: physical development, cognitive development, communication development, social or emotional development or adaptive development and who needs special education and related services.

Autism
A developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction, generally evident before age three, that adversely affects a child's educational performance.

Deaf-Blind
Concomitant hearing and visual impairments, the combination of which causes such severe communication and other developmental and educational needs that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for children who are deaf or children who are blind.

Deaf
A hearing impairment that is so severe that the child is impaired in processing linguistic information through hearing with ' or without amplification, that adversely affects a child's educational performance.

Emotional Disturbance
A condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree, which adversely affects educational performance:
a) an inability to learn which cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory or health factors;
b) an inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers;
c) inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances;
d) a general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression; or
e) a tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.

Hearing Impairment
A measurable hearing impairment which, with or without amplification, impairs linguistic processing and adversely affects educational performance.

Intellectually Disabled
Significant subaverage general intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior, and manifested during the developmental period, which adversely affects a child's educational performance.

Multiple disabilities
A combination of identifiable disabilities, the combination of which causes such severe educational needs that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for one of the disabilities but does not include students who are deaf-blind.

Orthopedic Impairment
A severe orthopedic impairment that adversely affects the child's educational performance. The term includes impairments caused by congenital anomaly, impairments caused by disease, and impairments from other causes, but does not include a temporary condition which is anticipated to be of less than three weeks duration.

Other Health Impaired
Limited strength, vitality, or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment that is due t o chronic or acute health problems, which is anticipated to be of more than three weeks duration.

Specific Learning Disability
A disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, written, spell or do mathematical calculations. The term shall not include children who have learning problems which are primarily the result of hearing, visual, or physical disabilities, or mental retardation.

Speech and/or Language Impaired
A communication disorder such as stuttering, impaired articulation, a language impairment, or a voice impairment that adversely affects a child's educational performance.

Traumatic Brain Injury
An acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force, resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both, that adversely affects a child's educational performance

Visual Impairment
A measurable visual impairment which, even after correction, continues to adversely affect the child's educational performance. The term shall include both partially sighted and blind children.