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Weekly Newsletter

Please be sure to read through our latest weekly newsletter located here on the News page. We will continue to add to this information, so please check back often!

Children’s Shopping Room

The children’s shopping room will be open on Monday, December 12 after school and on Tuesday, December 13 during the day. The shopping room has a wide variety of items available for students to purchase as gifts for their families. Everything is 25 cents. Happy shopping!

Winter Break

Our winter break is on Monday, December 26 through Monday, January 2. School resumes on Tuesday, January 3. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!

PTO Meeting

Please join us for our next PTO meeting on Tuesday, December 6 at 3:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

Picture Retake Day

Picture retakes have been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 11 at 9:00 a.m. Dress your best, and be ready to smile!

Clothing Donations Needed

Do you have any extra clothes or shoes that you no longer need? Nurse Viney can always use donations, especially sneakers and winter gear, in the health office.

Home Energy Assistance

Need help with fuel assistance? You may apply for home energy assistance with Community Action Pioneer Valley.

Tiered Focused Monitoring Review

During the week of December 13, 2022, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a tiered focused monitoring review of Mohawk Trail and Hawlemont Regional School Districts. 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 the chairperson(s) 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 Marc Oldenburg, public school monitoring chairperson, at (413) 314-6703 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 (district or charter school) with a report with information about areas in which the (district or charter school) meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and areas in which the (district or charter school) requires assistance to correct or improve practices. The public will be able to access the report on the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.

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