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Student Services & Special Education


Remote Special Education IEP Meetings

Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Baker has issued an order prohibiting all in-person educational operations at this time. During this unprecedented, extended school closure, the Oxford Public School District is committed to offering remote special education Team meetings telephonically and virtually so that the IEP Team process may continue.


Given that holding IEP Team meetings remotely is a new undertaking for the District, we want to clarify the District’s expectations for remote IEP Team meetings:

            1. Remote IEP Team meetings are being offered as an option for parents; if, however, a                     parent does not wish to participate in a remote Team meeting or is unable to participate,                  the District will work with you to schedule an in-person Team meeting when schools re-                  open.

            2.  The District strictly prohibits screenshots, pictures, audio/video recording and distribution                  of any remote team meeting. Please note that in Massachusetts it is illegal to record                         another person through any medium without his or her knowledge.

            3.  The laws that protect the privacy and confidentiality of your child’s personally identifiable                     information apply to a remote meeting just as they do during an in-person Team meeting.                 Toward that end, school staff will take steps to ensure that they are participating in the                         meeting in a quiet, private setting, and the expectation is that a parent and anyone the                         parent has invited to the meeting will do the same.       

          4.    The District will make a reasonable, good faith effort to comply with special education                         related timelines in the context of an unprecedented national emergency. In an effort to                     facilitate the sharing of important IEP and IEP related documentation with parents in a                         timely manner, the District will be sending out the IEP and IEP related documents in two                     formats.  Upon completion of the documents, an email will be sent with the documents                         provided as an attachment.  Additionally, the IEP and IEP related documents will be send                  in paper for to the mailing address provided.

        Additionally, it should be noted that parent’s participation in a remote IEP Team meeting signifies         that the parent has opted to participate in a remote IEP Team meeting and agrees to abide by            the District’s expectations set forth above.

         If you have any questions, concerns, or inquiries, feel free to contact your child's Evaluation             Team Leader:  

                 Chaffee & Oxford Middle School - Kristin Miller - kmiller@oxps.org

                  Barton & Oxford High School - Rich Maliff - rmaliff@oxps.org

 

Stay Safe,

Susan J. Henrichon, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and Special Education


Destruction of Special Education Student Records
NOTICE OF DESTRUCTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS
Oxford Public Schools
January 8, 2020
  
In compliance with Massachusetts Student Records Regulation, the Oxford Public School District will destroy the Special Education records of any Oxford student who transferred, graduated, withdrew or terminated from Special Education programs or services prior to June 30, 2012. This is in accordance with the requirement to destroy such records after a period of seven years.
 
Any parent/guardian or student, ages 14 years or older, can obtain their original record within two weeks of this notice. They may do so by providing written notice via email or snail mail to the Student Services Office, at 508-987-6050 x 3 no later than by Monday, February 14, 2020.  
 
All unclaimed student records meeting the above criteria will be destroyed after the February 14, 2020 deadline.

Welcome to the Oxford Public School District's Student Services Web Page!

The Oxford Public Schools Student Services Department oversees the delivery of Special Education
services for students in grades Pre-K to 12+, as required by Massachusetts General Law c.71B,
Massachusetts State Regulation 603 C.M.R. 28.00, and Federal Regulation C.F.R. 300.  
Our office
also oversees Section 504, Title I, and English Language Learner services.  
If you should have any
questions or concerns pertaining to any of these services, please feel free to contact us. Thank you.
 

Office
Contacts:

Susan Henrichon, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Student Services & Special Education
shenrichon@oxps.org
508-987-6050 x1115
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Debra Tremblay
Executive Assistant to Assistant Superintendent of Student Services & Special Education
dtremblay@oxps.org
508-987-6050 x1116
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Michele Raymond
Administrative Assistant
mraymond@oxps.org
508-987-6050 x1117

Office
Address:
4 Maple Road
Oxford, MA  01540


Evaluation
Team Leaders:

Richard Maliff
(Barton Elementary/High School)
508-987-6050 x1127
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Kristin Miller
(Chaffee Elementary/Middle School)
kmiller@oxps.org
508-987-6050 x1121
 
Social
Worker:
Terry Gawronski
tgawronski@oxps.org
508-987-6050 x1122
Psychologists:
Michelle Cadavid
mcadavid@oxps.org
508-987-6050 x1120

Samantha Allyn
sallyn@oxps.org
508-987-6050 x1120

PUBLIC NOTIFICATIONS




SEPAC - Special Education Parent Advisory Council 

Next Meeting:  Annual Parent's Rights Workshop
                     Presenter - Susan J. Henrichon, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent
                        on October 7, 2019
                        Morning Session - 10am at Central Office Conference Room
                        Evening Session -  6pm at Community Room at OHS
                   



CHILD FIND:
In compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), the Oxford Public School District seeks to
identify and evaluate any child age 3 to 22 residing in the Town of Oxford who may have a disability and be in need of Special
Education or 504 services. These services are provided at no cost to the parent/guardian. 
If you know of a child who lives in the
Oxford Public School District who may need Special Education or 504 services, or if you have questions regarding the evaluation
process, please call the Student Services Department.

Preschool Screenings  (3 to 5 year old children) are available on the first Friday of each month. 

Please contact Kristin Miller for more information.


A Parent’s Guide to Special Education
Written by the Federation for Children with Special Needs in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Education
this Guide is meant to serve as a resource for parents, and the organizations that serve them. The Guide contains the most
current and accurate information available regarding the special education system in Massachusetts.  It is the hope of the
Federation that this publication will assist families in obtaining the supports and services that their children with disabilities need
to succeed in school.

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education is available in different formats and three languages: EnglishSpanish, Portuguese.
English PDF: Download the published version of the Guide in PDF file format.
(PDF files require Adobe Acrobat which can be downloaded at no cost by clicking here.)
Spanish PDF: Download the published version of the Guide in PDF file format.
(PDF files require Adobe Acrobat which can be downloaded at no cost by clicking here.)


PARENT RESOURCES IN MASSACHUSETTS

Federation for Children with Special Needs
95 Berkeley Street, Suite 104
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 482-2915 (Voice/TTY)
1-800-331-0688 (Massachusetts only)
Fax: (617) 695-2939

http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/parents.html


TRANSLATION AVAILABLE

TRANSLATION OF INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES WITH A HOME LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH

The Special Services Department will accommodate all students and families whose primary language is other than English upon identification or notice to the special services office. This assistance will include interpreters at all meetings and the translation of all documents into the family’s native language. 

At the request of the parent/guardian or adult student whose primary language is not English, school generated documents such as the student handbook, code of discipline, procedural notices, correspondence and the like will be translated into the primary language.  This can be implemented in two ways:

The Oxford Public Schools website provides for all documents to be translated via google translator, located on the top right hand side of the toolbar.

Requests for translation should be made to the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and Special Education at shenrichon@oxps.org or (508) 987-6050 ext. 3.

 

A solicitud del padre / tutor o estudiante adulto cuyo idioma principal no es el inglés, los documentos generados por la escuela, como el manual del estudiante, el código de disciplina, los avisos de procedimiento, la correspondencia y similares, se traducirán al idioma principal. Esto se puede implementar de dos maneras:

El sitio web de las Escuelas Públicas de Oxford proporciona la traducción de todos los documentos a través del traductor de Google, ubicado en la parte superior derecha de la barra de herramientas.

Las solicitudes de traducción deben hacerse al Superintendente Asistente de Servicios Estudiantiles y Educación Especial en shenrichon@oxps.org o (508) 987-6050 ext. 3)



的要求,一个家庭的第一语言不是英语,这一文件将被翻译成中文。呼叫。508-987-6050 ext. 3.   

The Oxford Public Schools supports the vision of the Student Services Department, which is to 
minimize the impact of disability and maximize opportunities and achievement for all of our students.

 

PLEASE ACCESS THE DOCUMENTS BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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Susan Henrichon,
Jun 20, 2019, 6:56 AM
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Susan Henrichon,
Aug 27, 2019, 10:46 AM
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Susan Henrichon,
Aug 22, 2019, 8:44 AM