Woodstock Public Schools Update
Jenna is getting close
Special Education Update
Jocelyn and Krysten, our special education secretary, are slowly but surely addressing multiple non compliance issues identified by the CT Department of Education. Jocelyn is having to backtrack and follow up with several families to correct any errors listed by the state. I have included a brief sampling of some of the issues below:
Within the scope of the Student File Review Process, the BSE has identified instances of student-level noncompliance that require your corrective action. Those instances are itemized below. The following section requires your action.
Evidence of finding: Primary findings are based upon a review of each student’s annual review IEP in effect on October 1, 2015. For citations requiring a review of additional material for subsequent verification, such reviews were conducted.
1. Statement of finding:
Regulatory citation(s) and Finding: 34 CFR Section 300.300(b)(1) requires that a student’s file contain documentation that parents consented to the initial provision of special education. For the student with SASID number ######, evidence was not submitted that indicated that this requirement was met.
2. Statement of finding:
Regulatory citation(s) and Finding: 34 CFR Section 300.321(e)(1-2) requires that, for an IEP created by a PPT that did not include all of the mandated members, the student’s file includes documentation that the team member was excused and the PPT was allowed to be conducted. For the student with SASID number ######, the student’s special education teacher was not present at the PPT and evidence was not submitted that indicated that this requirement was met.
3. Statement of finding:
Regulatory citation(s) and Finding: 34 CFR Section 300.320(a)(1) requires that the IEP includes a statement of how the student’s disability affects his/her involvement and progress in the general education curriculum or participation in appropriate activities. For the student with SASID number ###### that requirement was not met.
School Climate Committees
New Staff Bios
Heather Clarke has lived in the Quiet Corner her whole life. After getting her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, she continued on to earn her masters in Special Education. After working for 5 years as an Instructional Assistant, Heather took a job as a special education teacher at Killingly High School, where she continued working for 4 years. During that time, she also took on being the student council advisor and the Unified Sports assistant coach. This year, Heather is working as a special education teacher in the 7th and 8th grades at Woodstock Middle School. She has also taken on the role of student council advisor for WMS.
Hello, my name is Ashley Harrington. I grew up in Woodstock and attended Woodstock Public Schools and Woodstock Academy. I worked in Brooklyn at The Learning Clinic for 10 years; nearly 6 as a teacher. During this time, I taught grades 2-7 with students with emotional and behavioral disorders and learning disabilities. I currently live in Pomfret Center with my husband, Ian, and three children, Will, Isla and Thomas. I am excited to be back in Woodstock and serving such a wonderful community!
Grade 7 Boston Massacre Mock Trial - Room 204
Friday, Oct. 14th, 8:30am
Woodstock Middle School
Fridayis our mock trial of the Boston Massacre. We are running trials between 8:40 and 11:07 and from 12:45-2:17. Please stop by to watch a little if you get a chance.