OSS Newsletter: October 2019
Published on Oct 2, 2019 09:17

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October 2019

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Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events!

  • October 4th: Light it Red at City Hall (more info below)
  • October 4th: OSS Leadership Meeting (CRLS)
  • October 8th*: ACE Software for New ASD SC Educators (TRC)
  • October 11th: OSS Leadership Meeting (TBD)
  • October 17th*: Inclusion Specialist + Lead Teacher PD
  • Facilitator: HGSE/Specially Designed Instruction
  • October 18th: OSS Leadership Meeting (KLO)
  • October 19th: Dyslexia Community Resource Fair
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Barbara Wilson (more info below)
  • October 19th: Decoding Dyslexia: Light It Red Ceremony (more info below)
  • October 21st*:  SOA Day Non-Subseparate Staff + SLPs
    Facilitator: Melissa Orkin
  • October 23rd*: Related Services (PM)/Special Start PD
  • October 24th: OSS Staff Monthly Meeting
    Central Office Staff
  • October 25th: OSS Leadership Meeting (TBD)
  • October 28th, 29th & 30th*: SRA Reading Mastery/Corrective Reading
  • Facilitator: Faith Fisher
  • October 29th: Reading Mastery Family Night
    Facilitator: Faith Fisher
*Staff Professional Development

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Cambridge Dyslexia Awareness Activities

light it red logoOn October 4, Cambridge will Light Up City Hall Red to mark World Dyslexia Awareness Day. Members of the community are invited to join this event and wear red to signify your support for dyslexia awareness as Cambridge launches a month of activities taking place in schools, libraries, and the community.

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Parent & Family Handbook and Procedures Manual

girls playingAs you know, we have updated our Parent & Family Handbook for the 2019-2020 School Year. Our Parent and Family Handbook is currently available on our website under our Highlights section or in the Parent and Guardian Resources section. The handbook is also available online in Spanish and Haitian/Creole.

In addition to the Parent and Family Handbook, Office of Student Services has developed a Procedures Manual for our Teams, which provides guidance on policies and procedures to ensure a responsive inclusive environment based on each student's individual needs. The Procedures Manual is currently available on our website in English, Spanish, Haitian/Creole and will soon be available in Amharic.

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Special Start / Related Services Professional Development: Allan Blume

video clipCheck out the link below to view the video from the September 3rd, 2019 professional development, facilitated by Allan Blume. This video will also be available for staff on our website.

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Looking back at last month.

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In Our District & Community

Light It Red
October 4 
Cambridge City Hall
Details >>

No School: Yom Kippur
October 9

No School: Indigenous 
People's Day
October 14

CPS District Calendar
View printable calendar >> 
View online calendar >>

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Looking for things to do in Cambridge? See below for ideas. For a full list, take a look at Find It Cambridge! 
Find It Cambridge >> 

Film Screenings and Discussion:
New Immigrant & Refugee Visions
October 12 | 11AM
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Details >>


October 24 | 6-8PM
Cambridge Street Upper School
840 Cambridge Street
Details >>
FREE Webinar: Recognizing & Managing Teen Anxiety
Details >>

3-Year-Old Program Lottery

Registration for the Cambridge Public School's 3-Year-Old Program Lottery for the September 2020 school year starts on October 1, 2019 and ends on Thursday, October 31, 2019. This lottery is available for children born between April 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017.   
Details >> 

Immigration Legal Clinics (FREE!)
3rd Wednesday each month
90 Third Street, Cambridge
Details >>

Affordable Housing
Find out about affordable rental and homeownership in Cambridge.
Details >>

Cambridge in Motion's 
Healthy Snack of the Week

Pumpkin seeds (unsalted) and raisins!
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Office of Student Services
159 Thorndike Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
www.cpsd.us  •  617.349.6500
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