OSS Newsletter: December 2019
Published on Dec 10, 2019 13:06

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December 2019

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Last Month's Quiz Winner

procedures manual graphicThank you to everyone who participated in last month's Office of Student Services Procedural Manual Quiz! We would like to congratulate Caitlyn Olsen, Special Educator at the King Open, who was the first person to answer all 10 questions correctly!

This Manual can be found on our website in English, Spanish, Creole/Haitian and Amharic!

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Procedures Manual: Quiz #2

Only Special/General Education Teachers and Paras can enter.

First one to email [email protected] with all the correct answers will win a $10 gift card!
  1. If there is any delay in services, the notification to the Parent must be written within ___ school days?
  2. What is Assistive Technology?
  3. What is specially designed instruction?
  4. An N3 must be sent how many calendar days prior to the meeting date?
  5. An extended evaluation may extend longer than ___ week but shall not exceed ____ school weeks.
  6. Under what circumstances do reevaluations occur more than once a year?
  7. Who notifies the classroom teacher once they receive a signed evaluation consent form?
  8. “Difficulty with oral communication and reduced performance in hearing acuity,” are all characteristics of an __________ impairment.
  9. What is a flowchart used for?
  10. When can the IEP Team recommend placement in a more restrictive setting?

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Upcoming Events

Inclusion Specialist + Lead Teacher PD
Facilitator: HGSE/Specially Designed Instruction

Math Night
CSUS/Multipurpose Room

SRA Data Platform Training
Facilitator: Wendy Skoczen

*Staff Professional Development

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Wellness Support for Staff

Find out about resources that are available for CPS staff.

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Whole-Group Response Strategies

Here's an article on whole-group response strategies, along with related review questions.

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photos from november

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In Our District & Community

No School: Winter Break
December 23 - January 1

No School: Dr. MLK, Jr. Day
January 20

CPS District Calendar
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Looking for things to do in Cambridge? 
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December 13 & 14 | 7PM
Fitzgerald Theatre at CRLS
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Immigration Legal Clinics (FREE!)
3rd Wednesday each month
90 Third Street, Cambridge
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Affordable Housing
Find out about affordable rental and homeownership in Cambridge.
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