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Miller News & Notes sent to Miller families 11/12/19

posted Nov 12, 2019, 11:55 AM by Debbie Holleran

11/12/19


HPS’ Triennial State Review Scheduled for Week of December 9th

posted Nov 4, 2019, 7:01 AM by Adam Steiner   [ updated Nov 4, 2019, 7:08 AM ]



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
HPS’ Triennial State Review Scheduled for Week of December 9th 

During the week of December 9, 2019, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Holliston Public Schools. The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include student assessments, determination of eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team process, and IEP development and implementation. Areas of review related to civil rights include bullying, student discipline, physical restraint, and equal access to school programs for all students.

In addition to the onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process. The review chairperson from the Office of Public School Monitoring will send all parents of students with disabilities an online survey that focuses on key areas of their child’s special education program. Survey results will contribute to the development of a report. During the onsite review, the Office of Public School Monitoring will interview a member of the district’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). Other onsite activities may include interviews of district staff and administrators, reviews of student records, and onsite observations.

Parents and other individuals may call Michelle Hennessy-Kowalchek, Public School Monitoring Chairperson, at (781) 338-3704 to request a telephone interview. If an individual requires an accommodation, such as translation, to participate in an interview, the Department will make the necessary arrangements.

Within approximately 60 business days after the onsite visit, the review chairperson will provide the Superintendent with a report with information about areas in which the district meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and areas in which the district requires assistance to correct or improve practices. The public will be able to access the report at www.doe.mass.edu/pqa/review/cpr/reports/.

Email Message sent to Miller Families on 11/1/19

posted Nov 1, 2019, 7:51 AM by Debbie Holleran

11/1/19


Email Message sent to Miller families

posted Oct 30, 2019, 12:14 PM by Debbie Holleran

10/30/19


Email Message sent to Miller Families on 10/18/19

posted Oct 18, 2019, 8:57 AM by Debbie Holleran

10/18/19


School Start Times Public Forum

posted Oct 2, 2019, 8:09 AM by Winnie Carey   [ updated Oct 2, 2019, 9:28 AM ]


The Holliston School Committee voted to hold a public forum on the new school start times for the 2020-21 academic year. The forum will be held Thursday, October 10, 2019, in the Holliston High School auditorium, at 7:00 p.m. It is open to the public. Judith Owens, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Boston Children's Hospital and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, will present on the science of pediatric sleep. There will be a Q+A so that members of the public may ask questions of Dr. Owens, the School Committee, and Dr. Brad Jackson, superintendent of schools. For more information on the issue of School Start Times in Holliston, please review the information on the School Start Times website.



Email message sent to Miller families 9/27/19

posted Sep 27, 2019, 12:25 PM by Debbie Holleran

9/27/19


Substitute Teachers Are Still Needed!

posted Sep 26, 2019, 6:14 AM by Winnie Carey



Thanks to our very successful Open House for Substitutes we held on September 5th, we have seen an increase in our daily Substitute Teacher pool.  But we can ALWAYS use more!! 

 

In the past, we have found that many of our most-effective and supportive Substitutes are Holliston residents who are either seeking part-time, school-year employment; are looking to ease back into the workforce; or are looking for ways to actively support their community and their schools. Regardless of your motivation, being a Substitute Teacher is an excellent way to work with Holliston’s great teachers and school staff and, of course, our remarkable students.

 

Please check out our Information Packet for more information.

Mr. Keim's Back to School Presentation

posted Sep 5, 2019, 5:36 AM by Debbie Holleran

3rd Grade & Montessori Back to School Night 2019


9/4/19 Email message sent to Parents of 3rd grade & 3 & 4 Montessori students

posted Sep 5, 2019, 5:24 AM by Debbie Holleran

9/4/19 - 3rd Grade & Montessori


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