Pupil Personnel Services

Classroom & Related Services Information

Greetings Parents & Students! This page has been created to provide information and resources to you during our district closing. You will find activities & lessons to help your child while he or she is home from school. At the bottom of this page you will find resources specific to parents.



This page will be updated throughout the closing, please keep checking

Does Your Child Need to Borrow a Chromebook?

If your child needs to borrow a Chromebook, please email the building principal for assistance

CSE, 504, & CPSE Information

According to the NYS Education Department, The Committee on Special Education (CSE), Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and the 504 Committees are not required to meet in person while schools are closed.


CSE/504/CPSE meetings will be held virtually utilizing Google Meet: Dial by Phone through June 30, 2020. Invitation letters are being mailed for meetings scheduled during this time period. We will revisit how meetings will be held after 6/30/20 once additional guidance is given to districts by the New York State Education Department.



CSE Meetings: The special education case managers will be reaching out to parents confirm we have accurate phone numbers and email addresses. A few days before the meeting, the case managers will be sending a phone number and access code for parents to dial into the meetings.


504 Meetings: The school psychologists will be reaching out to parents confirm we have accurate phone numbers and email addresses. A few days before the meeting, the case managers will be sending a phone number and access code for parents to dial into the meetings.


CPSE Meetings: PPS Clerical staff will be reaching out to parents confirm we have accurate phone numbers and email addresses. A few days before the meeting, the case managers will be sending a phone number and access code for parents to dial into the meetings.



If your child was being evaluated through CSE or 504, the evaluation process will be viewed on a case by case basis to determine if testing can be completed virtually. If it is determined that face to face testing is required, testing will resume when the school district opens. Testing will occur in the order of the referral dates to CSE & 504. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

CPSE Information

Teletherapy/Telehealth services may be available for your child during the district closing. Therapists have been contacting families to inform them of this service. If you have not heard from our provider, please contact them as soon as possible to inquire about this service.



Please continue to check the Orange County Health Department website for information pertaining to CPSE and Early Intervention Services. If your child was being evaluated, please contact the evaluation unit to find out the status of the evaluation. Contact information is listed below for your convenience.


Orange County Health Department Intervention Services

Orange County Health Department Programs & Services

Orange County Health Department Early Intervention Services

Orange County Health Department: Children with Special Health Care Needs

Homebound Instruction

Homebound instruction is suspended while the district is closed. Tutors will not be going to homes to provide instruction. The students should follow the resource pages or Google Classroom their district teacher established. Students should not be working on new assignments. They should be focusing on the maintenance of skills and reinforcement of previously learned materials. Your child's tutor will be reaching out to you with further information. If you have not received communication, please feel free to contact Heather Hendershot

SAS Morning Fast ForWord Program

Last week was the first week of the program. The students were able to login to the program and complete activities.


During the school closure, you are welcome to have your child continue to participate in the Fast ForWord program. The students are currently set up to participate three times per week for 30 minute sessions. If you are interested in having them participate, below you will find information regarding the program. If you have any questions, or concerns please feel free to contact me or Mrs. Diaz. If it is too difficult, or if you are having issues with your computer, don't worry. We can pick this up where the student left off when we return. We wanted to give you this enrichment option.


1. The page to login, can be found Here.


2. Students should type in "Scotchtown" and the school will come up. Click on "Scotchtown Avenue Elem School" & then click "continue"


3. Students will enter their username and password. Their username and password is their student ID number. Once the ID number is entered in both areas, click "login". Once they are in, they should click "Go"


They will now be in the program.


Once they are in the program, they should be set. They should remain in the program for 30 minutes, and logout at the end of their session.


Below is a link for parent resources:


https://help.scilearn.com/toolbox/ffw-home-parents.htm



Classroom Resources & Information

Teachers have added information for their students to use as a guide to complete activities during the school closure. Please click on the teacher's link to access this information.

Google Classroom

Many of our teachers are using Google Classroom for students to access activities and lessons to work on. Below, find information regarding how to log in


Username: firstname.lastname

Password: stlunchnumber



Important! At home you have to add @student.gcsny.org to your username. For example:

Username: firstname.lastname@student.gcsny.org

Password: stlunchnumber


Click on the link below for a parent's guide to Google Classroom:


A Parent's Guide to Google Classroom

3/17/20 Parent Technology Presentation

SAS CLASSROOM INFORMATION

At this time, all SAS teachers are utilizing Google Classroom for communication and instructional purposes. Please have your child check his/her email for information.

GIS CLASSROOM INFORMATION

At this time, all GIS teachers are utilizing Google Classroom for communication and instructional purposes. Please have your child check his/her email for information.

CJH CLASSROOM INFORMATION

At this time, all CJH teachers are utilizing Google Classroom for communication and instructional purposes. Please have your child check his/her email for information.

GHS CLASSROOM INFORMATION

At this time all GHS teachers are utilizing Google Classroom for communication and instructional purposes. Please have your child check his/her email for information.

Remote Related Services

School-based IEP and 504 services will be provided remotely during the school closure. The clinicians are contacting parents and students to explain how services will be provided to the extent practical during this time period. If you have not been contacted, please reach out to your child's related service provider. Contact information is provided below, by department.

SPEECH DEPARTMENT

The speech department has created activities for you to use and reference during the remote related service period. These activities were provided as an additional resource to support your child.


Resources and links to provide support for your child during the school closing may be found below.

Speech Department Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the activities or information posted, please feel free to reach out to your child's speech therapist. They will be happy to assist you. Below, you will find their contact information; you can click on their names to send emails:


SAS Speech Department: Lindsay Cameau Karen McDonnell

GIS Speech Department: Sarah Hickey Casey Nardone

CJH Speech Department: Casey Nardone

GHS, SJS, & JSB Speech: Lisa Ryan

Occupational Therapy

The OT department has created activities for you to use and reference during the remote related service period. These activities were provided as an additional resource to support your child.

Resources and links to provide support for your child during the school closing may be found below.

Apples Sensory Motor Activity Book

Bugs and Butterflies Sensory Motor Activity Book

Dogs Sensory Motor Activity Book

Gardening Sensory Motor Activity Book

Pumpkins Sensory Motor Activity Book

Summer Fun Sensory Motor Activity Book

April OT Calendar of Activities

Click HERE to access the OT calendar for April

Occupational Therapy Department Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the activities or information posted, please feel free to reach out to your child's occupational therapist. They will be happy to assist you. Below, you will find their contact information; you can click on their names to send emails.


Marian Hammaren


AnnMarie Ciganek

SCHOOL-BASED COUNSELING

The school social workers, psychologists, and counselors developed activities to support our students' social and emotional well-being. Counseling resources and activities have been provided or you to use and reference during the remote related service period.


We know this is a difficult time for the students, and you. Please know that although we are not physically in school, your counselors are still available as a support.


Resources and links to provide support for your child during the school closing may be found below.

Elementary Level Resources (K-2)

Intermediate Level Resources

Social Worker, Psychologist, Counselor Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the activities or information posted, please feel free to reach out to your child's provider. Please feel free to reach out to one of the following members of the support staff should you need assistance: Below, you will find their contact information; you can click on their names to send emails.


SAS: Kerry Eschbacher Mary Kay Jankowski

GIS: Kristen Kurpick Chris Haller MaryKay Jankowski

CJH: Anthony Monti Lauren Levesque

GHS: Mary Keller


If you have immediate concerns or if there is an emergency please contact the following numbers:


Orange County Crisis Call Center: 1-800-832-1200

Text for Teens: 845-341-1000

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255


Access Supports for Living has a Virtual Mental Health and Substance Abuse Urgent Care available 24:7 by phone. Call 888-750-2266, option 2

Access Supports for Living: 1-888-750-2266


National Parent Helpline at 1-855-427-2736


Orange County 211: Dial 211

Meals on Wheels: 845-615-3730



Orange County Mental Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

LEARNING RESOURCES BY SUBJECT AREA

Below, please find links to various websites that will provide information and assistance for you and your children

MATH RESOURCES

PARENT RESOURCES

Below, you will find resources regarding the Coronavirus and ways to discuss this with your children. In addition you will find activities for you and your family to do during the district closing.

Fun Activities & the Best Things to Do with Kids

✧ Have a Family Game Night Marathon

✦ Bake Cookies

✦ Have a Picnic in your Backyard or Living Room

✦ Have an Arts & Craft Day

✧ Research your Family Tree

✦ Create a Family Scrapbook

✦ Build a Fort in the Living Room

✦ Go for a Hike

✦ Play Cards

✧ Make a Family Music Video

✧ Create a Masterpiece with Sidewalk Chalk

✦ Play Charades

✧ Learn a Magic Trick

✦ Play Dress Up

✦ Put on a Family Talent Show

✦ Have a Movie Night

✧ Have Breakfast for Dinner


Free Online Tutoring and More with Brainfuse

Get free online homework help from one-on-one tutors, daily from 2–11 PM. Available in English and Spanish, from early elementary through high school grades, in core subject areas. Video content and other resources are also available 24 hours a day


Click HERE for more information

SORA App Download Demonstration

Sora app download demonstration

Learn how to download e-books and audio books with this tutorial from Goshen High School Library Media Specialist Aileen Behringer. The Sora app allows students and teachers in grades K-12 to download e-books and audio books to a computer, tablet or smart phone. Also available on iOS and Android app.

Click HERE for the demonstration

Heather Hendershot, Director of Pupil Personnel Services & Alyssa Marino, Assistant Director