Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

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The Nashoba Regional School District’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is a parent-led group providing support to parents & guardians of children who have an IEP or 504 Accommodation Plan.

SEPAC membership is open to everyone in the Nashoba Regional School District Community. Meeting dates and locations are included in the Nashoba Regional School District Calendar.

To join the SEPAC mailing list, send a request to nashobasepac@nrsd.net

  • We send out a monthly newsletter via email.

  • Check out our SEPAC flyer, click here

  • SEPAC BYLAWS- Click here for more information 

Contact SEPAC

Co-Chairs- Charlene Cabral and Katherine Giannetti, email: nashobasepac@nrsd.net
Secretary -  TBD  
Treasurer -  TBD

Town Representatives


Bolton 
Florence Sawyer - Karen Yesue and Erika Elzey    

Lancaster
Mary Rowlandson - Charlene Cabral
Luther Burbank - Melissa Whalen

Stow

Center - Jenny Blounts
Hale- Lindsey Dyda

High School

Isabel Wells

Social Media
Facebook postings - Colleen Goldstein
Find us on Facebook  (NRSD SEPAC) or follow us on Twitter (@NRSDSEPAC)

COVID-19 SPECIAL EDUCATION UPDATES:

Disclaimer for Special Education Services Online September 9, 2020

Letter Concerning Special Education Services September 9, 2020

DESE Back to School Letter for Families of Children with Disabilities September 2020  (Letter Translations)

Extended School Year Reopening Guidelines 2020

Extended School Year Update June 2020

Virtual Meeting Announcement April 2020

DESE Letter to Families April 2020  (Letter Translations)

DESE Family Resource Toolbox  (Letter Translations)

March 16, 2020 Update

March 13, 2020 Update


UPCOMING SEPAC EVENTS:  

SEPAC will have two meetings a month for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.  These meetings will occur on google meet at 7:00 PM

The 2nd Tuesday of each month: Business Meetings/Presentations/Elections

Meeting Link:  meet.google.com/jzj-kubr-cam

The 3rd Tuesday of each month: Parent Social/get together

Meeting Link: meet.google.com/yyu-htxs-mfz



Past Events:

Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP, January 12, 2021
Time 7-9 PM  Register using the link:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtd-morD0rHtHxbRjw9BuKZvWZBq2TqRMR
Click link for flyer 

Wednesday-March 25, 2020--Life Animated- Movie and Expert Panel with Q and A

(Cancelled - New Date to Be Determined)

Nashoba Regional School District- 12 Green Road, Bolton

6:30-9:00 pm

Inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young Autistic man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.
Expert panel details to follow.


Wednesday- March 18, 2020 Transitioning to Life After High School   (Cancelled- New Date to Be Determined)


Tuesday -February 25, 2020--What Parents Should Know About Executive Function Skills
Presented by Merri Minnich of Beyond Booksmart

The Center School – 403 Great Road, Stow

7:00-9:00 pm

Why do capable children sometimes struggle in school? Oftentimes, the answer lies in developing the essential self-management skills or Executive Function that help students achieve goals and be productive.  Parents will learn the 8 skills that students need for success as well as tips and strategies to help their children study more effectively, stay organized, manage time, plan projects and maintain their focus.
Http://www.beyondbooksmart.com

Sunday- February 9, 2020--SEPAC Parent Social at Slater’s

Slater’s -356 Main Street, Bolton
5:30-8:00 pm

 





Do you have ideas for topics you’d like to hear about and discuss?  Please come to a meeting or email us at nashobasepac@nrsd.net  Follow us on Facebook (Nashoba SEPAC) or Twitter (@NashobaSEPAC)

Cheryl Gallaugher, Special Educator from NRHS

Click here to download lecture slides

Cheryl Gallaugher, Special Educator from NRHS

Click here to download lecture slides