Dear Parents and Guardians;
The East Greenwich Township Special Education Department’s mission is to provide appropriate support and educational services to children with special needs in an effort to prepare each individual for future experiences. Annually, each child's IEP Team develops objectives aligned with the common core standards to ensure that all children are given opportunities to maximize their potential for academic success. These goals do not just focus on academics, but focus on developing the whole child, by inspiring our students to become contributing members of society who are independent, innovative, life-time learners equipped with the necessary skills to meet the demands of our ever-changing world. We utilize a multidisciplinary approach that encourages families, students, teachers, paraprofessionals, related services personnel, administrators and any other essential IEP Team members to fully participate in the educational experience and process. Through open communication and collaboration, we are able to establish positive, successful, and productive academic experiences for our students. When a child needs special education services, the student may be exposed to various interventions, new teaching methods, various services, and meetings. While these approaches and offerings are exciting and open up many opportunities, this process may also be overwhelming at times. To assist in the process of learning about special education programs and process, I have created a special education webpage for parents, teachers, and community members. It will provide you with a deeper understanding of the special education process and resources within our school and community.
Additionally, the special education department is looking to strengthen the Special Education Parent Committee (SEPAC). The SEPAC is a valuable resource for parents to be supported through this process. Various training opportunities and meetings will be held throughout the school year. So, check back for updated information on this website and also sign up to be one the email distribution list. Their support, services and guidance is available for all parents and community members.
As we embark upon this new school year, I welcome your partnership and involvement for the benefit of all of our children. A warm welcome is extended to all new families joining us this year. Thank you for your continued support.
Beth Ann Godfrey
Child Study Team Supervisor