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Student Services

Student Services Department oversees Special Education and Counseling in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12, English Language Learners (ELL), Section 504, Early Education & Care Grant, Home and Hospital Tutoring. The goal of the Student Services Office is to provide each student with the necessary strategies, skills, and support to function as independent and contributing members of the school and community. 

Special Education

The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District provides individualized educational programming that is accessible and meaningful to students requiring special education services. The district’s core belief is that all students can learn and that the purpose for special education is to minimize the impact of the disability and maximize opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in all aspects of our school community.

MASSACHUSETTS REGULATIONS

FEDERAL LAW

Hamilton Wenham Special Education Parent Advisory Council (HWSEPAC)

Links

Child Find

September 2017

Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District Announces Child Find Effort

The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District offer comprehensive special education services to eligible students ages three through 21 years and to children from birth through age 21 years who have a hearing or visual impairment.  Children from birth to age three with other disabilities will be referred to appropriate agencies for services.  All referrals are considered confidential, and services are provided at no cost.  The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and are provided other procedural safeguards under federal and state law.

 

Public school services include screening in areas of suspected disabilities, such as vision, hearing, motor skills, speech, language, and general development.  Evaluations in the schools are provided for several areas of suspected disabilities, including learning disabilities, speech and language development, physical impairments, vision or hearing problems, intellectual disability, emotional disturbances, autism, health impairments, or traumatic brain injuries.

 

A free, appropriate public education with a full continuum of services is available.  For more information concerning eligibility criteria and referral procedures, please contact the principal of your local school.  The Director of Student Services, Stacy Bucyk, is also available to answer your questions by calling 978-468-5303, or sending an e-mail to s.bucyk@hwschools.net

 

Civil Rights

504

ELL

English Language Learner Goals

The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District (HWRSD) is a low incidence district for English Language Learners (ELLs). Under state law, G.L.c.71A, it is the obligation of the district to determine if a student needs language support and to provide that support so that all LEP students are proficient readers and writers of English and are able to meet state and district academic standards. The ELL Program and associated services are offered to all students meeting criteria as outlined under federal and state guidelines. The district’s goals are to ensure the academic success of every student who is educated in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District and to ensure students are proficient in social and academic English incorporating the WIDA English Language Development Standards covering all four language domains (speaking, listening, reading, and writing).


Home Language Surveys -  http://www.doe.mass.edu/ell/hlsurvey

RETELL

Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners 

(RETELL) website 

RETELL Advisory from MTA 


WIDA

World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA), WIDA Can Do Descriptors

https://www.wida.us/

WIDA Focus Bulletin   


Early Childhood Partners

Early Childhood Partners of Hamilton-Wenham & Manchester

Local Family-Family Focused Programming and Services to Support You as Your Child's First Teacher.

earlychildhoodpartners.weebly.com

The Preschool at Winthrop School

The Hamilton-Wenham Integrated Preschool

The Hamilton-Wenham Integrated Preschool provides a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, language and pre-academic development of children ages three and four years old.

 www.hamiltonwenhampreschool.weebly.com

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