January 2022: PerformCare Fact Sheet

Individualized Education Programs and 504 Plans help get your child what they need to thrive at school, but what about at home? Caring for a child with behavioral, mental health and emotional challenges, or intellectual and developmental disabilities, can be overwhelming. The Children’s System of Care (part of New Jersey’s Department of Children and Families)Continue reading “January 2022: PerformCare Fact Sheet”

SEPAC Statement to BOE 7/16/2017 re: District 504 policy

I am Erin Siders from Maplewood, President of the Special Education Parents Advisory Committee (SEPAC). SEPAC would like to address the status of the regulations for implementing the Section 504 Policy.  The Board adopted the policy on September 19, 2016.   As you know, the Policy states that “within sixty days of the adoption of thisContinue reading “SEPAC Statement to BOE 7/16/2017 re: District 504 policy”

Special Education PTO Announcement

Upcoming SPED PTO dates (Please note we have switched our featured topics for January and February.) Tuesday, January 24-PreK/Elementary grades Tuesday, February 21-Secondary grades Tuesday, March 28-Veterans’ Day-seasoned parents share their wisdom Tuesday, April 25-Out of District Tuesday, May 23-Taking care of yourself as a parent/General All are welcome. Meetings start at 7:30 pm atContinue reading “Special Education PTO Announcement”

Welcome Back

A Note from Reesa Solomon, SEPAC VP: Hello fellow SOMSD families. Next month, I will be taking on the role of SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Committee) Vice President. In the last 2 weeks, I have heard many parents discussing issues regarding IEPs and 504s, communication with case managers, student schedules, etc. SEPAC is lookingContinue reading “Welcome Back”