Student Support Services Overview
The Student Support Services office has a team of professionals to assist students with both their educational and emotional needs while attending Bay Path. The student support staff is committed to monitoring student progress while promoting growth and success in both their academic and vocational classes.
The department includes staff that specialize in Special Education, 504’s, English Language Learners, Title 1 Services, and related service providers.
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April 14, 2020
Supporting Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 School Closure
News from Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) regarding serving students with disabilities during the COVID-19 Closure.
On Thursday, March 26th, the DESE issued a new FAQ on serving students with disabilities during the COVID-19 school closure. The document reflects updated guidance from the U.S. Department of Education (USED) released on Saturday, March 21st and states that during this national emergency, “school districts must provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) consistent with the need to protect the health and safety of students with disabilities and those individuals providing education, specialized instruction, and related services to these students.” In Massachusetts, DESE recognizes that these unprecedented circumstances may affect how all educational and related services and supports are provided. While USED and DESE will offer flexibility where possible, USED has emphasized that many disability-related modifications and services may be effectively provided remotely or online.
The provision of FAPE may include, as appropriate, special education and related services provided remotely through resources and support (such as strategies, projects, and packets provided to students matched with regular and ongoing communication from special education team members, and services and instruction, such as virtual, online, or telephonic instruction). Districts should make every effort to use creative strategies to provide special education instruction and services to the extent feasible. Moreover, any educational opportunities offered to the general student population, including enrichment activities and resources, must be made accessible to students with disabilities.
Your child's support team will be reaching out to you in the days ahead to plan support and services for your child. If you have any immediate concerns or questions please contact Nancy Alpine, Pupil Services Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pupil Services Director
Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School
Director of Student Support Services
508-248-5971 ext: 1713
Student Support Services Secretary
508-248-5971 ext: 1720
School Adjustment Counselor
508-248-5971 ext: 1768
Assistive Technology/ Speech Therapist
Patricia St. Marie
508-248-5971 ext: 1783
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