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Haddonfield’s Extended School Year 2018

Haddonfield’s Extended School Year 2018

June 25, 2018

This email is being sent to share timely information about Haddonfield’s upcoming Extended School Year (ESY) program.

New News

Line-Up Information
Please click here for a map of line up and bus drop-off/pick-up locations.

Teacher Assignment Changes
Please note that your child’s ESY grade corresponds with his/her 2017-18 School Year Assignment
Due to late additions/changes to the program, Ms. Nancy Wolf will now teach grades Six/Seven and Ms. Jemielity will teach grades Seven/Eight. Seventh grade students are to check in during line up for their assigned teacher. Additionally, Ms. Sprinsky will teach the 9-12 program.

Updated table here:

Occupational Therapist: Karen Amariti
Physical Therapist: Cari Loveland
Nurses: Michele Barranger
Speech: Roe Connelly and Erin Hart ([email protected])
Preschool 1: Jen Coon
Preschool 2: Lynn Jones
Kindergarten/ECLC: Lynn Green
First Grade: Leigh Anne Patterson
Second Grade: Sue Zitter
PLC: Jen Wilson
Third: Kaitlyn Dolan
Fourth/Fifth Grades: Trish Radka
Six-Seven: Nancy Wolfe
Seven-Eight: Diana Jemeility
Six-Eight Resource: Ashley Miller
Credit Recovery/9-12: Karen Sprinsky
Supplemental Reading: Marydee Gaidis

Please note that e-mail address for all staff members follow this format, unless noted otherwise ([email protected])

Transportation
Transportation has been offered to all preschool ESY students, and K-12 students not in the E. Haddon sending area and can only be confirmed when parents sign and return the transportation form that was provided by your Case Manager. Parents will receive a call from your assigned bus driver no later than June 27 regarding your anticipated pick-up time. If you do not hear from your driver by 6/27, please e-mail Dr. Priolo at [email protected]

Preschool Classes
All parents of ESY preschool students should have received an email on June 20 indicating their child’s ESY teacher – if you did not receive this notice, please email Dr. Priolo at [email protected]

Reminders (this was originally sent on June 15 via email)

What Exactly is ESY?
Regulations to the Individuals With Disabilities in Education Improvement Act (IDEA) defines ESY as “special education and related services that are provided to a child with a disability beyond the normal school year in accordance with the child’s Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), and at no cost to the parents[.]” 34 CFR 300.309(b). In New Jersey, a student is entitled to ESY if the IEP Team determines that:
an interruption in educational programming causes the student’s performance to revert to a lower level of functioning, and
Recoupment cannot be expected in a reasonable length of time. N.J.A.C. 6A:14-4.4(c).
Basically, ESY is a maintenance program to help students maintain their current skill set.
Program Overview Information
∙ Start Date: Monday, July 2 (closed July 4-5)
∙ End Date: August, 2
∙ Program Times: Preschool, 9:30-12:00 (2:00 for PS ITT)/ECLC-Grade 8, 8:30-11:00,
∙ Program Runs: Monday-Thursday
Location: E. Haddon Elementary, 501 Redman Avenue, Haddonfield, 856-429-0811

Supplies
No supplies needed for the first day. If there are particular items requested by the ESY teacher, he/she will do that after the first day (few, if any, student supplies are typically requested).

Attendance
Attendance expectations are the same as during the school year; if your child will miss a day, please be sure to e-mail your child’s ESY teacher.

Teacher/Therapist Assignments
Please note that e-mail address for all staff members follow this format, unless noted otherwise ([email protected])

Occupational Therapist: Karen Amariti
Physical Therapist: Cari Loveland
Nurses: Michele Barranger
Speech: Roe Connelly and Erin Hart ([email protected])
Preschool 1: Jen Coon
Preschool 2: Lynn Jones
Kindergarten/ECLC: Lynn Green
First Grade: Leigh Anne Patterson
Second Grade: Sue Zitter
PLC: Jen Wilson
Third: Kaitlyn Dolan
Fourth/Fifth Grades: Trish Radka
Six-Seven: Nancy Wolfe
Seven-Eight: Diana Jemeility
Six-Eight Resource: Ashley Miller
Credit Recovery/9-12: Karen Sprinsky
Supplemental Reading: Marydee Gaidis

Preschool
Please anticipate contact (phone or e-mail) from the ESY teacher by June 30 indicating to which preschool class your child is assigned.

Services Only
For parents/students receiving related services only, please access the school through the main entrance and you will be directed to the proper location. You will receive a communication from your assigned therapist (e.g. Reading/OT/PT/Speech) with your student’s scheduled therapist.

E-News for 4/10/2018

HADDONFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT

Office of the Child Study Team

E-News for 4/10/2018

March is National Autism Awareness Month
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services/supports lead to significantly improved outcomes. For more information about Autism Awareness Month, please visit the Autism Society website.

Special Education Data Report 2017
At the February 22 BOE meeting, Dr. Gino Priolo, Director of Special Education, presented snapshots of data and trends in special education. Some highlights included:
Language Arts PARCC testing: 9 point increase since 2014 of students with special needs meeting or exceeding proficiency
Math PARCC testing: 10 point increase since 2014 of students with special needs meeting or exceeding proficiency
Haddonfield students with special needs outperform their peers in the same District Factor Group (district’s similar in socioeconomic status with Haddonfield) in both Language Arts and Mathematics.

Click here for the BOE PowerPoint Presentation.

Parent Ambassador Program – still time to get involved!
The overall goal of the Parent Ambassador Program is to create a parent to parent network of support to help families of students with special needs during school transitions (e.g. elementary to middle and middle to high school).

An information session has been scheduled on Wednesday, April 25 from 10-11 at Central/Middle School. If you are interested in attending, please complete this form – attending the information session in no way obliges you to formally participate in the program.

NJDOE Parent Special Education Survey Data Results
In the spring of 2017, the NJDOE sent out parent survey data to parents of students with special needs in Haddonfield and in other districts (different districts are selected annually). Here are some of the areas where Haddonfield excelled:

Discussion of accommodations and modifications at IEP Meeting
Teacher availability
Parents are considered an equal partner with teachers and other professionals
Written information I receive is written in an understandable way
Teachers treat parents as team members
Parents feel included in the decision-making process
Variety of ways for parents to communicate with teachers

Here are some of the areas for growth:
Offering special assistance (child-care) to participate in IEP meeting
Provide parents information about outside organizations that offer supports
Training for parents regarding special education issues

For more detailed information, please view the presentation from March’s SEAC meeting.

Follow Haddonfield’s CST on Twitter!
Follow or visit at https://twitter.com/hsdcst . This will help keep you up to date on the latest school district special education news and also news about special education programs and services from around the area. Here are some of the tweets you are missing:

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
The SEAC meeting scheduled for April 19 has been cancelled. The next meeting is May 17. For more information about Haddonfield’s SEAC, please visit here.

REMINDERS

Annual Review Season is Here!
As a reminder, all invitations for Annual Review meetings are sent via e-mail at least 30 days prior to the meeting. Please make every effort to attend your scheduled time. Availability of faculty and meeting space can make rescheduling very challenging, though we know emergencies may arise that will require a rescheduled date. In these events, please provide us with ample notice. Most all of the e-mail invites will come from Francine Silverman, [email protected]

Haddonfield’s CST is Here to Help!
If you have any questions regarding your child’s IEP or special education programming, please be sure to contact your Case Manager immediately. If you are unsure of your student’s Case Manager, simply check the first page of the IEP, which lists his/her name in the Student/Guardian section of the document.

Haddonfield’s Child Study Team office is located in Haddonfield Memorial High School. However, our Case Managers are often out in the schools; therefore, e-mail is the most efficient means of communication and access. E-mail addresses are as follows:

Ms. Anna Anthony: [email protected]
Ms. Jan Zubak: [email protected]
Ms. Terry Hildebrandt: [email protected]
Ms. AnnMarie Pousatis: [email protected]
Ms. Michele Scott: [email protected]
Dr. Jerry Hellman: [email protected]

If you are ever having difficulty contacting any member of the CST, you can always reach out to Child Study Team Secretaries Karen Nipps( [email protected]) or Francine Silverman ([email protected]), or you may contact the office by phone at 856-429-3960, ext. 112.

Please note that the majority of correspondences from the Child Study Team will come via email; all meetings are scheduling by Secretary Francine Silverman at [email protected]

Haddonfield’s Director of Special Education, Dr. Gino Priolo, can best be reached by e-mail at [email protected]

All contact information for teachers of special education and related service personnel can be found on the website of your school.

NJ’s Parental Rights in Special Education
This helpful document can be accessed here.

E-News for 3/29/2018

HADDONFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT

Office of the Child Study Team

E-News for 3/29/2018

Progress Reports Now Av. for Grades 1-5
Click here for step-by-step access directions (hint, it’s not in the documents section of Genesis!).

LAST CALL – Dr. Priolo Seeking Parents to Serve as Middle and High School Transition Ambassadors
One of the primary points of focus for this year’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is enhancing the support provided to parents, teachers, and students during transitions to middle and high schools. One of the initiatives to be borne out of these discussions is the creation of a Parent Ambassador Program, whereby parents of students with special needs that have experienced an elementary to middle and/or middle to high school transition with their child are connected with parents of children with special needs that will be entering either grade 6 or grade 9 in the fall. Think of this as a contact you can have to ask questions for which you prefer the perspective of a parent or guardian who has experienced all of the ins and outs associated with the transition to middle and/or high school, like, “What’s Rec Hall really like?” and, “How can I help prepare my son/daughter to navigate socially in high school?”

As an initial step, please complete this form by April 6 if you are interested in learning more about being a Parent Ambassador – attending the information session in no way obliges you to formally participate in the program. Those who complete the form will receive notice of date and time of the info session.

Follow Haddonfield’s CST on Twitter!
Follow or visit at https://twitter.com/hsdcst . This will help keep you up to date on the latest school district special education news and also news about special education programs and services from around the area. Follow us!

District HIB (HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, AND BULLYING) Policy

District HIB (HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, AND BULLYING) Policy
District HIB Guidance

Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act 

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Dan Dortone
HMHS – 401 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
856-429-2204 ext. 132
[email protected]

As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), Haddonfield Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district’s HIB webpage, and to each individual school’s webpage. 

Official 2015-16 District and School Grade Report

School 2015/2016
Grade
(Max 78)
2016/2017
Grade
(Max 78)
Haddonfield Memorial High School 71 71
Central School 68 69
Haddonfield Middle School 63 65
Elizabeth Haddon School 61 66
J. Fithian Tatem School 67 60
District Grade 66 66

Haddonfield Memorial High School Track is Closed

As a reminder, the Haddonfield Memorial High School stadium/track is closed from now until the start of the school year due to the resurfacing of the track. Approximately on Wednesday, July 25th the high school track will begin the coating process. This is the critical period for the track resurfacing. We ask all community members to not disturb this process, which could compromise the quality and durability of the track. Even if the track appears ready for use, it is not. The area is currently fenced in and it will remain until the process is complete. The district will notify everyone when the stadium complex is ready for student/public use. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this important project.

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