Partnering with Parents

To Meet the Needs of Our Students with Special Needs

October 29, 2019 Volume 2 Issue 3

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Important Dates

November

4, 5, 6- Parent Teacher Conferences

7, 8- No School for Students- NJEA Teacher Convention

18-22- American Education Week

19- Title I Parental Engagement Workshop (see flyer below)

21- Bilingual/ESL Parent Involvement Meeting (see flyer below)

28- Happy Thanksgiving!

29- No School

Upcoming Events

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are right around the corner. Please plan to meet with your child's teacher(s) as having the home and school connection is so beneficial for children. Here is an article to help you prepare for conferences- 10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Parent-Teacher Conference.

Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG)

We have a Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) in the district. Each district board of education shall ensure that a special education parent advisory group is in place in the district to provide input to the district on issues concerning students with disabilities (N.J.A.C. 6A:14-1.2(h).


Our first meeting of this school year occurred on 10/25/19. Many thanks to those of you who were able to attend. At our meeting last week we determined other meeting dates for this school year. They are as follows:

  • January 9
  • March 5
  • May 7

All meetings will be held in the Davies IMC from 6:30-8:00 p.m.


Please contact Marylynn Stecher- stecherm@hamiltonschools.org- if you would like to serve as a member of this group and you will be added to the email group to get reminders of meetings.

Tech Tip

Please be cautious of your child using these apps:
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Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters

Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters allows New Jersey residents with disabilities or access and functional needs and their families, friends, caregivers and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency."

For more information, click on this link.

Project Child Find

Parents of Hamilton Township who are concerned that their school age child (3 years to 21 years) may have special needs can receive assistance from the local school district's Child Study Team. In addition, the Hamilton Township Schools are organizing a Child Find campaign to locate and provide services for children ages three to five who may have physical, cognitive, language or emotional difficulties. Information also may be obtained on how and where to receive services for children with special needs who are younger than three. Professional guidance, assessment and an educational program are all available free for eligible children. For more information contact the Hamilton Township School District Child Study Team office at 476-6111.

The Project Child Find Fact Sheet

NJDOE Project Child Find Information

Resources

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Administrative Team

Supervisor of Special Education and Child Study Teams

Marylynn Stecher stecherm@hamiltonschools.org


Supervisor of Instruction in Special Education

Dana Kozak kozakd@hamiltonschools.org


Supervisor of Special Projects

Jeff Wellington wellingtonj@hamiltonschools.org

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Hamilton Township School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, age, or social or economic status in its programs and activities.


The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Marylynn Stecher

Affirmative Action Officer

609-476-6313

stecherm@hamiltonschools.org


HAMILTON TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE


For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, visit https://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.