September 1, 2016
Once again, summer has flown by and we are ready and excited to have our school doors open to your children. I hope you all had a wonderful summer and enjoyed the hot, sunny weather!
During the course of my twenty years in the East Bridgewater Public Schools, I have had the pleasure of getting to know many of you and your children. I look forward to meeting more of you through the 2016-2017 school year. I would also like to take this opportunity to inform you of all the new and talented staff members we have welcomed to the Special Education Department (see opposite side).
Enclosed you will find the Parent’s Notice of Procedural Safeguards. In accordance with federal special education law, IDEA 2004, school districts may distribute these Safeguards once per year to parents/guardians of students in special education. Please maintain these Safeguards for your reference throughout the school year. Should you need an additional copy at any point during the school year, we will be happy to provide that for you upon request. If you have any questions regarding the contents of these Safeguards, please contact the appropriate Special Education Department Head:
In an effort to be as cost effective as possible, we are enclosing one copy per family, even if more than one child in your household receives special education services. Also enclosed with this letter is information regarding the East Bridgewater Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). Please take a few minutes to review the information. The SEPAC has been an important resource to many families in East Bridgewater and also to my department in the role of school and family liaison.
I look forward to this new school year and to working collaboratively with parents and staff as we strive to achieve a common goal of ensuring a positive school experience for all of our students. Best wishes for a smooth beginning!