The Westchester School for Special Children Distance Learning Plan In order to continue to meet the educational needs of our students during this difficult time, the school has taken numerous steps to ensure that the educational process continues for our students. As the program services students from a wide demographic and geographic area, our most effective method for providing educational materials to our parents has proven to be utilization of the school’s website and app which are directly linked. · On our app/website, we will post various worksheets and activities spanning the levels of functioning for all of our students, with special focus on IEP goals assigned to our students. · We will post a list of several activities for parents to implement at home, which do not require worksheets, but are more hands-on, sensory based and allow for the practicing of daily living skills. · We will also post a list of websites which the parents can access from home free of charge. · To further provide support to our students and parents, teachers will be in contact with parents via phone and email on a regular basis in order provide work, to answer questions, and provide any assistance needed. · Any parent that does not have access to a computer or smartphone will be directed to contact the school and informational packets will be mailed home to them. · For questions about how to work with your child on their therapeutic goals; contact the area Coordinator via email and you will receive a prompt response. o Occupational & Physical Therapy: Ruma Choudhury at RChoudhury@westchesterschool.org o Speech & Language Therapy: Leanne Lucia: LLucia@westchesterschool.org o Psychological Services: Vasilios Lagos: VLagos@westchesterschool.org o For assistance with outside services, contact Elisa Pacewicz at EPacewicz@westchesterschool.org or Diane Gaetano DGaetano@westchesterschool.org o Educational Services: Corinne Safarowic CSafarowic@westchesterschool.org or Jonathan Remeny JRemeny@westchesterschool.org or Louise Bolduc LBolduc@westchesterschool.org We know how important school is to our students and we look forward to having them return to school as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we will continue to work together to provide ways to work on implementing their IEPs utilizing a distance learning format.
10 months ago, Westchester School
Please see the news feed section for information regarding our distance learning plan and the document section for materials you can use for at home instruction. Por favor vea la seccion de noticias para informacion de el plan de documentos,y materiales para uso en la casa.
10 months ago, Jonathan Remeny
Yesterday, March 16, the Governor issued an Executive Order stating: Notwithstanding any prior directives, every school in the state of New York is hereby directed to close no later than Wednesday, March 18, 2020, for a period of two weeks, ending April 1, 2020. The state shall reassess at that time whether to extend such closure beyond this date. As of today we will re-open The Westchester School on April 1, 2020 Distance learning instruction will be forwarded to the parents/students by the end of today. If you are viewing this from our Website.. Please download The Westchester School App if you have not done so already. Turn on Notifications so that you can see all Important Updates as they are posted.
10 months ago, Westchester School
**Coronavirus Update** (A Letter from our Director...) Please know that we continue to monitor the Coronavirus and its impact in the Metropolitan area. Rest assured, that we will communicate any updates with you as we receive them. We will follow the guidelines set by the New York State Education Department. Should we be effected by the virus, we would be required to close for 24 hours and then we would follow the direction of the State Health Department who would come in and assess the site. They would then make a determination of if/when, and for how long the building would close. Please understand that the decision to close is not made by us. It will be made by the Health Department. Please continue to remain vigilant in cleaning of highly touched surfaces in the classroom as well as frequent and thorough hand cleaning for both yourself and our children. Thank you, Leonard Spano
11 months ago, Westchester School
Our School is taking Extra steps as a Precaution for our students. Read more in our insert...
11 months ago, Westchester School
¡Attención!
Attention!
Room 17 Valentines Day candles
11 months ago, Gail Cohen
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Room 16 had a blast at the first basketball game!! Go Wildcats!!
11 months ago, Michael Grieco
Basketball
Basketball
100th day activities: search and finds, 100 animal count/order, and 100 snack mix!
11 months ago, Laura Gardner
Mix
Snack mix
Animal count/order
Search and find
Room 1 is hard at work making art & decorations for Valentine’s Day!!!
11 months ago, Claire Ryan
Group painting!
Room 5 is about to have a great 100th day of school!
11 months ago, Laura Gardner
100th Day fun!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
12 months ago, Gail Cohen
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Birthday Jamairh! Room 2 is celebrating with a cupcake party.
12 months ago, Samantha Danko
Happy Birthday Jamairh!
Black History Month
12 months ago, Gail Cohen
Black History Month
Will the groundhog see his shadow?
12 months ago, Gail Cohen
Happy Groundhog Day! from Room 17
Happy Chinese New Year! 2020 is called the Year of the Golden Rat, White Rat or Metal Rat.
12 months ago, Gail Cohen
Happy Chinese New Year 2020! Chinese New Year begins on January 25th and ends February 8th.
Room 5 was working on their money skill centers!
about 1 year ago, Laura Gardner
Coin sorting
Count and tally
Create the right amount!
Coin sorting
Room 17 honoring Dr. Martin Luther King
about 1 year ago, Gail Cohen
Happy birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!
Room 16 practicing numbers using dominoes!
about 1 year ago, Michael Grieco
Domino fun
Had a jolly time at the WSSC Holiday Concert today!! Hope everyone has a great holiday & a happy/healthy New Year! - Room One
about 1 year ago, Claire Ryan
Christmas carols and ornament making! Best way to start Winter break!
Javier is getting ready!
Room 1
Practice run before the show!
New Years Resolutions of Room 1!! Focusing on positive actions for this new decade!
about 1 year ago, Claire Ryan
New Years Resolutions of Room 1