The Special Education Parent Advisory Council (OC SEPAC) will be meeting on Wednesday, November 7th at 4:30 p.m. in room 4. Membership is open to the public. Parents of students with disabilities are warmly welcome!
On July 19, 2018 Old Colony School Committee approved revised policies including Physical Restraint of Students (JKAA) and Student Absences and Excuses (JH).
Link to Student Absences and Excuses Policy (JH) – pg. 24 of J Section JA-JII.pdf
Link to Physical Restraint of Students Policy (JKAA) – pg. 22 of J Section JJ-JRD.pdf
Link to Student Discipline Policy (JIC) – pg. 30 of J Section JA-JII.pdf)
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT SURVEY
Each year, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) surveys families of students with an IEP in selected school districts to determine how well your child’s school is communicating with you and promoting your engagement in your child’s education. It’s your district’s turn this year. The web-based survey will be open from September 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017.
- You can complete the survey online or using a mobile device, http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3002932/26252d971e2d .
- You can also complete a paper survey and mail it in or ask you district to mail it to the address below.
- Ask your child’s teacher if you need help accessing and completing the survey.
- Your participation in this survey will help your school district to improve family engagement for all students.
Who completes the Family Engagement Survey? Parents or guardians of students with an IEP who attend school are asked to complete a survey. Districts are asked to participate in this survey once every four years. This year is your district’s turn to participate.
I have more than one child with an IEP. Should I complete a survey for each child? Yes, you should complete one survey for each child. Please make sure you complete only one survey for each child with and IEP.
What should I do if I need help in finding and completing the survey? You can ask your child’s teacher to help you find and complete the survey. Schools are finding ways to help all families participate in the survey.
Is the survey confidential? The survey is completely confidential and won’t include your name or your child’s name. There is no personally identifiable information requested on the survey.
Mail completed paper surveys to:
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
Congratulations to Joey Wright who won Mr. Cougar 2016 competition this past Thursday, May 5, 2016. Joey is pictured in the back row standing third from the left. The show has been credited as one of the best events of the school year! Joey competed with 7 other contestants in casual wear, talent (Elsa from Frozen) and formal wear. Other contestants include: Sumner Blackburn, Luke Cavallaro, Drew Maurer, Jake Mitzan, Bryce Amaral, Jeremy Vallon, and Cody Cabral.
The Old Colony Hall of Fame Committee is in search of contact information for members of the 1988-1989 Football Team. Please contact Matthew Trahan, Director of Athletics with contact information. He can be reached at (508) 763-8011 x 143 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Basketball team who captured the school’s first ever State Vocational Championship. The team defeated two quality opponents in Smith Vocational and South Shore Vocational in front of a packed house over February break. The Cougars are to be credited for hard work determination and perseverance throughout the season.
Old Colony, in partnership with the DESE, is surveying parents to determine how well we are involving you in your child’s education. Your feedback is important in helping us improve our programs and services. Please provide us with your opinions by completing a quick, voluntary, confidential, web-based survey. You can find the survey by following the link below or by visiting http://www.maparent1.com . Thank you for participating!
Old Colony is working with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to collect information on how we help parents be involved in their children’s education. Parents from school districts throughout the State are completing this same survey. The DESE has contracted with ICF Macro and Ashton Associates to program and administer this online survey to monitor the data collection process and to ensure the confidentiality of the survey results.
We encourage you to complete the questionnaire to provide us with your valuable responses. Your answers to the survey are very important to us as they will help us identify how well we are partnering with parents, helping students to transition from grade to grade and to adult life, and providing training for families in areas of interest. You can find the survey online at http://www.MAparent1.com until March 29, 2013.