PCSST

11/25/2020

PATERSON CHARTER SCHOOL

FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

PATERSON CHARTER SCHOOL

FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Special Programs

                                                                         SPECIAL SERVICES

 

INTERVENTION & REFERRAL SERVICES (I&RS):

 

I&RS is a team made up of teachers, guidance counselors, the school nurse, and other staff members that meets to develop strategies to help your child improve their learning and/or behavior.  This plan is shared with your child’s teachers, who will implement and record his or her progress. You will be invited to participate in all stages of the process.

504 PLAN:

 

A student is entitled to a 504 Plan if they have a physical or mental health disability that limits one or more major life functions.  These include, but are not limited to, ADHD, depression, diabetes, and hearing loss.  The 504 plan provides modifications and accommodations that will be needed for these students to have an opportunity to perform at the same level as their peers.

                                                                                                           PCSST 504 Handbook pdf

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION:

 

The mission of the PCSST Special Education Department is to provide support services that will facilitate the development of literacy and encourage analytical and critical thinking skills that will foster responsibility, self- reliance, independence, and confidence in order for our students to graduate and transition into productive members of the community.  

 

Students who have difficulties that go beyond I&RS or a 504 plan can be referred to the child study team for an evaluation to rule out learning or other disabilities.  If your child is found eligible to receive special education and related services, the IEP team will meet and discuss an appropriate, least restrictive environment for your child.   You can directly refer your child to his or her guidance counselor or the school’s child study team by sending a signed and dated letter or an email.

 

CHILD STUDY TEAM:

 Sarah Martinelli: School Social Worker and Case Manager for Grades 9-12    email-sarah.martinelli@pcsst.org

Steven Andriulli: School Psychologist and Case Manager for Grades K-4         email: steven.andriulli@pcsst.org

Amy O’Gorman: School Psychologist and Case Manager for Grades 5-8     email amy.ogorman@pcsst.org

Gail Turner: Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant                                 email: gail.turner@pcsst.org

 

RELATED SERVICE PROVIDERS:

Occupational Therapist

Physical Therapist

Speech and Language Therapist

Behavior Specialist

 

STAFF:

Special Education Teachers

Paraprofessionals

District Director of Special Programs – email: hurisa.guvercin@pcsst.org   phone number: 973 247 0600 ext. 1155

 

 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) PROGRAM​

                                                         PROGRAM DESCRIPTION   

Contact: 

District Supervisor of Supplemental & Special Programs (ESSA-Title I, Special Services, Bilingual/ESL)

Tel: (973) 247-0600 ext.1155

PCSST is an equal opportunity provider.