The Parent Connection

Updates for Special Education and Student Services

June 2019

It's Summertime

School is soon over and the summer will begin. Whether you are vacationing, stay-cationing , or just spending time at home, take some time to relax and recharge. Read a book, spend time on a hobby, and make time for one another. Summer is a wonderful time to regroup because school will be open again before you know it!

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FREE Summer Meals

Upper Moreland is once again offering summer meals from June 17th to August 15th.


Visit the high school on Monday-Thursdays from 11:00am to 12:30pm and all children 18 years and younger will receive a free meal.


English Flyer


Spanish Flyer

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Updates from the School Nurse Department

Summer is the perfect time to get organized and make sure that your child has all of their requirements for the following school year, especially vaccinations, physicals, and dental exams. Please check out the UMTSD Nurse's Page for more information.



Our nursing staff will be available to accept medications for the 2019-2020 school year on August 28th and 29th. Please plan to bring any daily medication that your child requires to school on these days. All medications must be in their original containers and must be accompanied by a physician note and a parent permission form. If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse.

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Safe Schools Update

Upper Moreland held a Safe Schools Advisory Committee meeting on April 24th to provide information to the community and to hear feedback from parents and community members. For additional information on topics discussed, please check out the Safe Schools section of the website.


Have a tip, contact the Upper Moreland Safe School Helpline. Students and parents can anonymously report threats and concerns through call, text or through the app.


Call 1-800-418-6423 ext. 359

Text 66746

Download the app at Safeschoolhelpline.com


In addition, the district also participates in the State mandated Safe2Say Something Hotline.


Call 1-844-SAF2SAY

Download the app by searching SAFE2SAYPA

Report online at SAFE2SAYPA.org



Want to reach out to the Safe Schools Parent Advisory Steering Committee? You can contact them with questions or concerns at safeschoolsparents@umtsd.org.

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Need Assistance?

If you are experiencing a time of need, please reach out to the Office of Student Services at (215) 830-1513. Our office has many community resources to help you.


This district maintains a list of local services, from food banks to housing partners, to counseling services. If you are in need, please click on the link below to check out this resource.



Resources:


ACCESS Waivers

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs

Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Housing Choice Voucher Program- English

Housing Choice Voucher Program FAQ's- English

Housing Choice Voucher Program- Spanish

Housing Choice Voucher Program FAQ's- Spanish

Related Service Providers

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Are You Moving?

Do you plan to move over the summer months? If so, check out this informative directory for who to contact in each state to make sure that your child's special education services do not lapse.


If you do move, make sure to contact our administrative office at 215-830-1514 to request that your child's records are sent to their new school.

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Fun Activities for the Summer Break


Here are some great activities to stay engaged with your children during those long and hot days.

  1. Take a bike ride.
  2. Make an ice cream sandwich out of a waffle.
  3. Watch a movie under the stars.
  4. Take a mini road trip just to eat something amazing.
  5. Make ice cream from scratch.
  6. Start an herb garden.
  7. Throw a party with a DIY Hot Dog Bar.
  8. Go berry picking.
  9. Have a bowl of cold soup on a hot day.
  10. Make banana Nutella s'mores.
  11. Eat blueberry pie.
  12. Snack on the beach.
  13. Grill a steak.
  14. Freeze something fun into your ice cubes. Think gummy worms, gummy fish, etc.
  15. Eat watermelon on a stick.
  16. Go on a picnic.
  17. Check out your local library and get into a great book.
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Special Education and Student Services Team

Michelle Lutz

Director of Special Education & Student Services

mlutz@umtsd.org (215) 830-1513


Valerie Adair

Supervisor of Special Education

vadair@umtsd.org (215) 830-1592